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The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end;  they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:22-24 NRSV  
     Happy New Year! It seems like yesterday that I sat at this desk to write a note about the new year in 2019, it couldn’t be more than a few weeks ago, could it?  The calendar tells me that my perception does not coincide with the reality of the day.  The year of our Lord 2019 is past.  The New Year 2020 spreads out before us full of hope and challenges. 

Congregational Care & Family Ministries

A Year of Blessing  
Dear friends, It has been such a blessing to minister with you! Words cannot express what a holy privilege it is to serve in this way, extending God’s love and sharing the congregations’ care with people at some of their most vulnerable times. Perhaps the most meaningful and the most difficult is walking with our families during times of grief. As 2019 comes to a close we continue to lift up the lives of the saints who have gone before us; and hold in our prayers those who grieve their loss. I look forward to our time together in 2020 and wish you every blessing in the new year. Yours in Christ, Jeff Hodge (315-383-4384)

Adult Discussion Group

Our Adult Discussion Group meets on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Conference Room with open, all-inclusive discussions.   All are welcome!!   We first view an ecumenical video presenting thought-provoking issues and ideas.   We then have a very open discussion including all who are with us. 

Youth Group News

Our next meeting is on Sunday, January 26, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the church. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 315-251-5477. Joni S. Ellsworth
Youth Group is for 9 - 12 graders. We gather in the multi-purpose room and will usually meet on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month, as well as other times for special activities and service projects.

Men's Bible Study

On January 7th at 6:30 PM we began a 7-week study of Jesus Christ, Our Faith, the Holy Spirit, Empowering to Serve, the Trinity, Belonging, and the Body of Christ. This study is part of the Christian Believer “Knowing God with Heart and Mind”.  Come join us! (George Ramseyer, 315-638-8177).

SAMASAN

Some Are Married And Some Are Not 
-Happy and Blessed New Year Wishes to Everyone-The Baldwinsville Community Band will be the featured entertainment for the month of January. A few members of the congregation have been playing in this band for many years. Join us on Saturday, January 18th at 2:00 pm in the multipurpose/dining rooms. After the band performs (approximately 3:00 pm) there will be hot and cold beverages as well as a variety of desserts served. The band members will stay and be our guests for refreshments.

United Methodist Men

The Next U.M.M. Breakfast & Meeting: Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 a.m. in the dining room.

O.W.L.S. Luncheon

Our next gathering is on Thursday, February 20 at 1:00 p.m. in the church dining room. (Terry Miller, 315-409-5786)

Yoga Classes at BFUMC

Yoga means union of body and mind. It can lower stress, which is toxic to overall health and well-being. A typical class will begin with warm-ups and a Kriya (set of exercises) followed by deep relaxation and meditation. This is a safe environment with sensitivity to the needs of each student. All are welcome at any level of experience. You do not need to have experience with yoga to receive benefit from the class. You don’t have to be excessively flexible to enjoy this class. Bring a blanket, water bottle, and anything else you may need for a yoga class. Chairs will be available for all classes if necessary. Non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry are always welcome as well. $10 per class or 6 classes for $50. Drop in for $10. Wednesdays:     5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. Checks should be made out to “Baldwinsville FUMC”.  Families are encouraged to come together.