With the change to summer worship at 10 a.m., the church office will change its hours to Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
“A person may decide either to accept or reject Christ, but once he or she accepts Christ, it is not for that person to decide whether or not to be a steward, for one becomes a steward when one becomes a Christian.”
— Luther Powell
Christian Education, along with the 9 & 11 AM services will resume on September 16th after Rally Day, which is on the 9th.
Throughout the year and even in these summer months, Michael and Mina Rhode, Ed Howard, and Pastor Gregg are preparing for the teaching moments during the Christian Education hour each Sunday. A great BIG thank you to all of you for your time and energy. We appreciate all you do!
In addition, we cannot thank Judy and Wendy enough for all the wonderful music and worship preparation for this past year. Thank you for all your patience, time, and co-operation this past year!
Flower sale proceeds netted over $1,000 to support the ministry and missions of WUMC. Thanks to both those who purchased flowers and those who made a donation to the church flower beds. Also, a big thank you goes to Rosemary Elliott and Nancy Cimbal for taking the lead and coordinating this event. Well done WUMC!
It was a great honor to present Rosemary Elliott as WUMC’s Laity of the Year at the Niagara Frontier District Laity Banquet on May 20th. Rosemary has shared her gifts in ministry to the United Methodist church for over 50 years! Over the years, Rosemary has volunteered her time and talents in many, many ways. She and her late husband have painted and cleaned at Camp Asbury, served as a lay member to annual conference, been an advocate for Seneca Street UMC, and has been a vital part of several district, conference, and local church finance teams. Most recently, we honor Rosemary for her years as treasurer here at WUMC. We are grateful for all that she has done and will continue to do as she arranges for counters and continues on the finance team.
Summer worship hours have begun with Combined Worship at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary upstairs. Thanks to our youth for kicking off the summer in worship leadership.
This will continue through Rally Day, September 9th. After that we will go back to the 9 and 11:00 AM services on the 16th.
“The animals of God’s creation inhabit the skies, the earth and the sea. They share in the fortunes of human existence and have a part in human life. God, who confers gifts on all living things, has often used the service of animals or made them reminders of salvation…We, therefore, invoke God’s blessing on these animals. As we do so, let us praise the Creator and thank God for setting us as stewards over all the creatures of the earth.”—from “Occasional Services: A Service for the Blessing of Animals”.
Pray for humane care of farm animals.
“We are surrounded by God’s benefits. The best use of these benefits is an unceasing expression of gratitude.”
— John Calvin
The ladies of Rachel Circle celebrated Spring with colorful bouquets of flowers. During their meeting last Thursday, they packaged cookies for our homebound members. Each member of Rachel Circle will take a vase of flowers and a box of cookies to a homebound member to let them know they are in our thoughts and prayers. Pictured above are (left to right) Betty McClure, Nancy Goodwin, Doris Orgek and Pat Andler. Thank you Rachel Circle!