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(updated 3-27-24) “Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you have come to believe in vain. For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.”  1 Corinthians 15:1-9 NRSV 

Congregational Care & Family Ministries

(updated 3-27-24)   Easter Sunday is only the beginning of a season of Resurrection and new life! The season spans 50 days and will end with our Pentecost Celebration on Sunday, May 19. Here are just a few ideas how we can live as Easter people of Light and Hope! Find a cause or group to give back to! – There are a lot of different organizations to get involved with, including many dedicated to help improve the lives of children and families. Maybe donate funds or make blankets for Project Linus (projectlinus.org) or Sleep in Heavenly Peace (shpbeds.org), or provide food or funds to the Baldwinsville Food Pantry at BFUMC. Those are just a few opportunities. Clean up the neighborhood around you or a local park – Grab a few garbage bags and maybe a rake and a broom and make a difference in just an hour or two of clean up.

Children's Church

Children’s Church(ages 3 thru grade 6) meets following the Children's Time each Sunday a.m. We will now be meeting in Room 213, at the end of the hall. Our 30-minute sunday School includes a story, a time for coloring sheets and crafts. Please register your child the first timethey attend.

Men's Discussion Group

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM  The "Acts of the Apostles" will be discussed. We shall follow the journeys and activities of the Apostles, primarily focusing on the missionary efforts of Peter and Paul. We will learn the details of the early spread of Christianity, the conversion of Gentiles, and the challenges faced by the early Christian community, providing insights into the growth and establishment of the Church in the years following the crucifixion of Jesus. The purpose of this study is to know God better. From this we will glean insights into how we too can be a more effective part in spreading the Word of God to others in Baldwinsville and beyond.  Additional information: David Horan (315-638-2407), George Ramseyer (315-720-6184).

Position Open ~ Bookkeeper

The Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church is looking for a part-time bookkeeper beginning July1, 2024.  Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to secretary@bvillefirstumc.org or mail to BFUMC at 17 W. Genesee Street Baldwinsville, NY 13027 by June 1, 2024.

Eureka! Book Club for April

April 23, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.   The Iguana Tree is our April selectin. We meet for approximately 90 minutes every month in the chapel. Our book selections cover a wide array of interests and genres. From Amazon.com: Set amid the perils of illegal border crossings, The Iguana Tree is the suspenseful saga of Lilia and Hector, who separately make their way from Mexico into the United States, seeking work in the Carolinas and a home for their infant daughter. Michel Stone s harrowing novel meticulously examines the obstacles each faces in pursuing a new life: manipulation, rape, and murder in the perilous commerce of border crossings; betrayal by family and friends; exploitation by corrupt officials and rapacious landowners on the U.S. side; and, finally, the inexorable workings of the U.S. justice system.  

S.A.M.A.S.A.N.

Note change in date: (Some Are Married And Some Are Not)  Saturday, May 4 , 2 PM at the Canal Side Café & Bistro, 23 Syracuse Street. A sit-down lunch will be served--complimentary fruit, coffee, and tea available prior to lunch. Parking is limited, please be mindful of those with mobility concerns. Carpooling, parking on Water St., Tappan St. and the parking lot of the Baptist Church are other options. $25.00 per person payable, on or before April 28, by check or cash to Mary Coogan, 102 Land Rush Way, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. 315-350-3707. Marycoogan76@gmail.com