What’s next at First UMC?

Sparkling Saints Support Group -this women’s group meets monthly in Brown Chapel.  Next meeting, Thursday, August 22 at 6:00 PM.  Do you have burdens that you carry with you daily?  Are you seeking healing through a connection with God and support from friends in faith?  Come and talk with other women to lift each other up and be grounded in God’s love and care.  Led by Danielle Atria.

Devotional Pilates – helps you care for your body and spirit.  Meets at Riverview Park Saturday mornings at 8:30 AM for a time of reflection, prayer and Pilates.  Looking for more fitness opportunities?  Rip It meets Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays. Also Wednesday evenings at the track (Gouverneur Fairgrounds) at 7:30 PM.  Contact Amber Ormasen for more information: amberormasen@gmail.com.

Meet Jesus*Follow Jesus*Serve (with) Jesus

Neighborhood Center Volunteer Opportunity – the Neighborhood Center is looking for volunteers every other Wednesday morning to help unload the Food Bank truck.  Can you help?  Please contact the church office (315-287-2440 or firstumcgouverneur@gmail.com) if you are interested in helping.  The next delivery is Wednesday, August 15.

We’ve Got Your Back (to school) –  Sunday, August 19, 1 – 3:00 PM we will be giving out school supplies.  You are welcome to stop in with the list of items your child(ren) will need.  Please enter the door nearest Key Bank.

We’ve Got Your Back (to school) was begun to ease the burden of parents with the cost of school supplies and to assist students to have a great start to the school year.  The list of items needed has varied from year to year.  If you can help by donating supplies, donating money to purchase supplies or volunteer at the event – please contact the church office (315-287-2440 or firstumcgouverneur@gmail.com).

Items needed for this year:

Backpacks                                    zippered pencil pouches                                pencils

pencil/crayon boxes                  colored pencils                                                  ear buds

highlighters                                 dry erase markers (fine tip and bold)          wide ruled paper

blunt tip scissors                       single subject notebooks                                composition books

children’s underwear               hand sanitizer                                                   deodorant

shampoo                                     tissues                                                                 bar soap

children’s socks                        Thank you for your help!

Friday Lunch – on Friday each week a team prepares and serves a home cooked meal to the senior citizens of our community. Meals can be consumed in Fellowship Hall (noon) or can be delivered to locations in town. Assistance is always needed – from dishwashers to delivery persons. If you would like more information about volunteering your time or would like a lunch please call the church office (315-287-2440).

Congratulations to our college and high school graduates.  They were honored June 17 during the morning worship.  We wish them the best in their future endeavors!

Congratulations to our confirmands! Welcome to First UMC Gouverneur!


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