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(updated 5-29-24) “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.  Awe came upon everyone because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles.  All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.  Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42-47 

Congregational Care & Family Ministries

(updated 5-29-24)   Celebrate the Children on Sunday, June 9    Please bring the children and youth in your life with you to worship on June 9th! We will celebrate BFUMC’s children during our Children’s Moment on Sunday, June 9 and have games and refreshments in the multi-purpose room immediately following Children’s moment.  
Summer Camperships are available  BFUMC offers Camperships for summer camp. If your child wants to attend camp, we would like to help pay for it. If you have any questions, please see Pastor Bill, Pastor Jeff or Janet Brooks.  Websites:; 

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.

Church BBQ Chicken Fundraiser

Saturday, June 8, beginning at 11:00 a.m.  We are looking for volunteers to assist in a Church BBQ chicken-plate fundraiser.  This will be a monthly fundraiser for the church during the summer.  The first sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 8.  Duties include kitchen help preparing baked beans and salt potatoes.  We also need helpers to plate the meals in the to-go containers.  Money collectors and plate delivery helpers are also needed along with assistance in cleaning up.  This sale will be a drive-thru only event and limited to 200 chicken halves.  The chicken cookers and kitchen helpers will begin at approximately 7:00 a.m.

Church on the Island

CHURCH ON THE ISLAND  ~~  Season 9 of Church on the Island at Papermill Island begins on Sunday, June 16 at 8:00 a.m.  Join us for a 30-minute service in a beautiful outdoor setting. The 12-week season runs through Sunday, September 1. This ecumenical offering features different guest preachers and musicians throughout the season.  Piper Jack, a well-known local bagpiper, will help us kick off the season on Sunday the 16th! Bring your chair – your morning coffee – and friends and neighbors! Here is our schedule for the season!

Church on the Island Schedule

Worship Services – 8:00 AM   
June 16:           Rev. Bill Mudge, Pastor, Baldwinsville, Liverpool First UMC
June 23:           Rev. Susan Ranous, Administrative Pastor, Baldwinsville, Liverpool, Pennellville
June 30:           Rev. Joseph Hannah, Grace Episcopal Church, Baldwinsville
July 7:               Rev. Kirsty Dickson-Maret, First Presbyterian Church, Baldwinsvillle

Eureka! Book Club ~ June DATE CHANGE

Join us for Eureka! Book Club in June! We meet monthly at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel at BFUMC. There is no membership requirement or need to be at all of the meeings. 
Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m., "HOTEL AT THE CORNER OF BITTER & SWEET" by Jamie Ford  
From Amazon: “This tender and satisfying novel set in a time and a place lost forever, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet gives us a glimpse of the damage that is caused by war - not the sweeping damage of the battlefield but the cold, cruel damage to the hearts and humanity of individual people. This is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more important, it will make you feel.” (Garth Stein, best-selling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain) $10.89 paperback Amazon, $4.74 Kindle Amazon 

Vacation Bible School

JULY 8 – 12, 2024  
For Children entering Grades K-5. Youth entering grades 6 and above can join us as counselors, guides, and helpers! Adult helpers are needed for each station: crafts, science, music, recreation , and snacks. Storyteller Jeff Hodge is also looking for actors to give life to each day’s Bible Story!
Email Jeff Hodge  or Janet Brooks with your availability and area of expertise!; 

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