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“I will stand at my watch post, and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer concerning my complaint. Then the Lord answered me and said:  Write the vision, make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it.  For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay.”  Habakkuk 2:1-3 NRSV

Stamp Club

Calling All Stamp Collectors! 
Oscar Jensen and Dave Horan would like to start a stamp club in Baldwinsville. It would be a chance for stamp collectors to exhibit their collections, learn more about stamps, and just talk to other collectors about their hobby. We could swap stamps, have an auction or just show off our stamp collections to each other.
Please email ojensen9000@gmail.com or dhhoran@hotmail.com if you are interested in talking with us about the possibilities of a Stamp Club in Baldwinsville. We think it will be both fun and educational.
Oscar Jensen and Dave Horan

Intergenerational Choir

Rehearsals on Sundays start approx. 10:10 a.m.
We will meet after 9:00 a.m. service until 10:30 a.m. (this may only be a 15-minute rehearsal some days, but that is okay!).  The only requirement for being in the choir is being able to read (not music, just read in general).  The format of the music will be a more contemporary praise music.  If you are already in the adult choir and you want to join, COME ON ALONG…..if you are in 3rd grade but you LOVE to sing, COME ON ALONG.  If you are 35 and have never sang, but would love to try, COME ON ALONG. If you are 80 and want to lend your voice…COME ON ALONG! We will start by singing in unison and working all together to put something together for the Easter season. Make a NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION you can keep….COME SING IN THE CHOIR…..it’s ONLY 20 minutes per week….and you can bring your coffee!!!

2019 - Men's Bible Study

The Men’s Bible Class titled “Christian Believer: Knowing God with Heart and Mind” will begin on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. The class will discuss the Christian faith that connects each of us to God, and which leads to committed discipleship. George Ramseyer, 315-638-8177, ramseyerg@gmail.com.

Yoga Classes at BFUMC

Beginning Wednesday, January 16  
Yoga means union of body and mind. It can lower stress, which is toxic to overall health and wellbeing. Many studies prove that practicing yoga, relaxation, and meditation can benefit all age groups. This is a safe environment with sensitivity to the needs of each student. All are welcome at any level of experience. My yoga practice is for the average person. You do not have to be excessively flexible to enjoy this class. Classes will end with a moment of gratitude and a closing prayer. Please bring a blanket and water bottle.
Adult Yoga: $10 per class or 6 classes for $50 and each additional member of a family can bring a non-perishable food item per class for the food pantry. Drop in for $10. 
               Wednesdays: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: very gentle class, appropriate for older folks  
                                      5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: for teens through adults 

Grief Support Group

This is a monthly support group that meets on the third Wednesday of every month for those that have lost a loved one and would like to meet with others to talk or just to listen. A bereavement counselor is present. Our next meeting is January 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the church library.  Refreshments served.

O.W.L.S. Luncheon

Our next gathering is on Thursday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m. in the church dining room. Vicki will be serving lasagna, salad, and bread for $9.00 per person. Cookies and ice cream will be available. The program will be Rachael Thayer, Neighborhood Advisor, from Canton Woods. She will be speaking about HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program). (Terry Miller, 315-409-4063)

U.M.M. Breakfast

The next U.M.M. Breakfast & Meeting is Saturday, January 26 at 8:00 a.m. in the church dining room.

Eureka! Book Club

Thursday, January 31, at 6:00 p.m.  Led by Pastor Bill Mudge. “Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World” by Henri Nouwen

Everyone is welcome for dinner and conversation, please let Nancy Smith (nsmit24@twcny.rr.com) or Frankie Nicole Weaver (christianeducation@bvillefirstumc.org) know if you can attend. Copies of the books can be signed out in the office. Dinner is usually $7-10, and prepared by a local restaurant, so please be sure to RSVP. Thank you!