Summer Has Begun!!!

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.

Prayers for the Animals

“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.

Rachel Circle

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!

National Healthcare Decision Day

National Healthcare Decision Day exists to inspire, educate, and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. The objectives of NHDD are to provide much needed information to the public, reduce the number of tragedies that occur when a person’s wishes are unknown, and to improve the ability of healthcare facilities and providers to offer informed and thoughtful guidance about advance care planning to their patients.

There will be a display with Advance care information as well as the Five Wishes form for you to pick up and read.

I will be available if you have any questions or if you need help filling out the form. You can contact me at or call my cell phone 604-5023, to make an appointment. Remember that by filing out this paperwork, you are giving your family a special gift.

Newbie? Welcome!

We are glad you are here today! Please grab a Timbit or hot beverage at the Oakgrove entrance.  An usher or greeter can get you a welcome bag.  We would love to connect with you during the week!  Please leave your contact info and any prayer requests in the basket or offering plate during the service.

Flower Sale

The Flower Sale is here. The order form is in the bulletin.  The form is the same as last year.  If you have any questions, please contact either Nancy Cimbal or Brenda.  The complete Mitchell Farms catalog is in the church office if you are looking for a particular plant or flower that is not on the form.  Thank you, in advance, for supporting WUMC with your order!

The Bridge

The April, Issue II of The Bridge is available on the information table in the Narthex. The Bridge is a Conference Communications Ministry tool that delivers to local churches news and stories of ministry from around the Upper New York Conference and the world.

WUMC Photo Directory Update

Almost four years have passed since the WUMC Photo Directory was last published and it is startling to show how much has changed in that short time. People have come and gone, passed away and been born and much more, so it is time for an update.

I don’t plan to take new photographs of everyone as I think we all look pretty much the same as we did in 2014 but I would like to take your picture if you are new in church, were not photographed in 2014, perhaps a family member has passed away or been born.

I do plan to update the biographies for each person and family as what people wrote about themselves often focused on current events in 2014 and you may wish to update that information. I will provide everyone with a copy of their entry in the current Directory and ask you for an update…the only rule will be that the new text can’t be longer than your current write-up.

The target will be to have an updated Photo Directory ready to distribute on Rally Day in September.

Please keep an eye out for announcements in the Messenger and in church regarding scheduled times for photos and biography updates. If you have immediate comments or questions please call or email – Ed Howard, 639-0087 /