Ever wonder what in the world a United Methodist really is? Have you been coming to church for years but don’t really know what we are all about? What are our history, mission and beliefs? Rev. Walz is teaching this advanced lay speaking course focusing on what makes the United Methodist Church unique to other Christian denominations. If you are interested in auditing this course (not as a lay speaking requirement), please let Rev. Walz know or call the church office at 635-6442. Classes will begin on Thursday, April 23rd at 7-9 PM and continue weekly through May 21st.
Bring-in your donations on April 22 & 23, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sale days are April 24, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and April 25, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Bake Sale on Friday, April 24 to benefit the Cheery Visitors. Your donation of baked goods would be most appreciated. Questions? Call Joyce Wilkinson (635-9763).
We need YOU!
The “Green Thumbs” Committee is a group of volunteers that maintain the church grounds and landscaping throughout the growing season. We will begin work soon for the 2015 season and many hands DO make light work! If you can offer a few hours of your time, please contact the church office (635-6442) to add your name to the list.
Upper New York Camp & Retreat Ministries (CRM) is excited to announce that registration is now open for its 2015 Summer Camp programs. Details are available online (www.casowasco.org) and brochures are being mailed for those who attended camp last year. For more information, contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free (855) 414-6400 or 315-365-8756.
Saturday, May 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All campers are expected to help and are required to sign up for a specific time slot. Call Cheryl Metrick (657-1947) by May 2nd to sign up to help. All proceeds go to support the camperships. If you are planning to attend camp this summer and you are applying for a campership, please call Cheryl by May 2nd to sign up.
The format of the study is similar to a John Wesley class meeting: a small study-prayer-share group that meets on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 PM, BFUMC through May. Currently this men’s group is studying Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Jesus in the Gospels is a second generation Disciple Bible Study. The Synoptics (Matthew, Mark and Luke) generally present the life of Jesus in the same ways and in the same settings, but at times they tell the same story differently or in a different setting. We will use these differences to detect some aspect of what each Gospel writer wants to highlight about Jesus. When the Gospel of John tells the same story as the Synoptics, we will look at John too. But since John’s Gospel has its distinct way of presenting Jesus, we will examine that Gospel at the end of our study. Please join us.
Questions? George Ramseyer, 638-8177, email@example.com