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The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.”  Mark 6:30-32 NRSV  
            When we read Mark’s gospel account it is common to feel breathless and hurried.  Mark writes the shortest most compact account of Jesus life and ministry and I often feel that things rush along almost in a blur.  Come to think of it, my life often feels the same way! 

Congregational Care & Family Ministries

Summer Listening Sessions 
At BFUMC, we continue to seek God’s will and better understand how to best be a disciple and make disciples for the transformation of the world! We hope you will be part of our Summer Listening Sessions – a one-hour time of listening and responding to a podcast produced by the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.
          How Can I draw the Circle Wider? By Jaqui Lewis – Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at BFUMC
          Being a Missionary in Your Own Community by Laura Heikes – Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. at BFUMC

Keeping the Faith at Home this Summer

Vacation Bible School!

August 19 – 23, 2019
8:45am – 12:15pm

Join us for a FREE camp for children entering grades K – 5th!

Register Today Online !!
(don't like all that online stuff?  No problem.. download the registration form and drop it off at the church office)

 

This year's theme is...

To Mars and Beyond!

Each day campers will learn a Bible story, and participate in science, recreation, and craft sessions. Campers will also enjoy a fun snack.

A Bible Study ~ Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

Debbie Gunther facilitates this group in reading and discussing the Living Word. No preparation needed, simply come when you can as you are.   We will read aloud each chapter of the Bible Book we are studying and discuss what we read.   This is a non-political group with a focus of reading  Gods Living Word and applying it to our daily lives.   Anything discussed during our study will stay in that room. Debbie Gunther’s home is located at 3104 Lupine Drive, Unit #6, Baldwinsville, NY 13027 (Radisson).  FYI: there are a few steps that lead to my apartment, but I am glad to assist anyone who had difficulty with the steps.   If you need a ride reach out to Debbie after 4:30 pm  at on her cell 631-521-6689. 

Church on the Island

June 16 - September 1 at 8:00 a.m. The informal ½ hour non-denominational worship services have become a popular destination at the Papermill Island Amphitheater in Baldwinsville. Coffee, tea, pastries, and fellowship abound! Revs. Walz, Hodge, Mudge, and Ranous will be preaching during the summer as well as various other pastors from the area.
Worship is inclusive and inspiring and offers artistic complements. Parking is available in front of the Red Mill Inn in the public parking area or in the lot next to JessiCakes. Bring your friends and your lawn chairs! Picnic table seating is limited. In case of inclement weather, services will be at the Red Mill Inn.

Eureka! Book Club

Eureka! Book Club ~ welcomes all readers!!  
On Monday, July 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel:   A discussion of C.S. Lewis' thought-provoking and insightful book, "The Screwtape Letters", with Samuel Mudge, seminary student.  Books are available to borrow for free from the church office. Dinner will be catered through a local establishment with the cost split among attendees.  We hope you can attend and please let church office know of your plans at (315) 635-6442 or secretary@bvillefirstumc.org.   

UMC Family Fun Night at the Ballpark

It's time again for the United Methodist Night at the Ballpark, sponsored by the Crossroads District United Methodist Men! Join us on Tuesday, July 23rd at the NBT Bank Stadium, near DestiNY USA and the Regional Transportation Center on the north side of Syracuse.  The  UNY Conference-wide tailgate party begins at 4:45 pm. Bring a dish to pass and your own drinks and table service please. The district United Methodist Men will be grilling hot dogs and coneys for all. As we fill our stomachs, help us remember those who are less fortunate and bring along some non-perishable foods or canned goods to donate to the Food Bank of CNY. Just look for the collection barrels located at the tailgate party.  Join the Conference as we sing the National Anthem at home plate at 6:15.

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 August 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the church library.  Refreshments served.