Normal Worship Schedule

9:00 a.m. Sunday - Heritage Worship in the Sanctuary
6:00 p.m. Friday - Contemporary Service in the Chapel

Pastor's Page

Rev. William Mudge, pastor  (updated 09-28-22)    
“How wonderful, how beautiful, when brothers and sisters get along! It’s like costly anointing oil flowing down head and beard, flowing down Aaron’s beard, flowing down the collar of his priestly robes. It’s like the dew on Mount Hermon flowing down the slopes of Zion. Yes, that’s where God commands the blessing, ordains eternal life.”  Psalm 133 The Message  
            I hope that you were able to enjoy some of the magnificent festivities at the Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church this past weekend – September 23rd, 24th and 25th.            

Congregational Care & Family Ministries

Rev. Jeff Hodge  (updated 09-28-22)  Blessings & Sundaes begin the new school year!   Our Sunday School season kicked off with our annual blessing of the backpacks and a Sundae Sunday! In addition to having their backpack blessed, each child received a “Back to School” Survival Kit, which includes: crayons to remind you we are all different, but together we form the perfect picture. Hugs and Kisses to remind you that you are loved. An eraser to remind you that it’s ok to make mistakes. That’s how we learn. A Balloon to remind you to reach for the stars. A glue stick to remind you that we need to stick together. A rubber band to remind you to be flexible. Everything doesn’t always go the way we want. A pencil to remind you that you are a part of our church family.

"Notes From Nancy"

Nancy B. James, Music Director  (updated 08-31-22)  
Well, this summer sure flew by fast!  While I have enjoyed a little slower pace I have really missed the choir and am SO excited for their return.  Choir rehearsals begin on Thursday, September 8th from 7:00-8:30pm in the choir room and will sing in service again beginning on Sunday, September 11th.   We would absolutely LOVE new members to join, or for former members to return.  I can’t think of a better way to serve God than to worship and praise God’s glory through music.  If you have any questions about choir please don’t hesitate to ask me.  You can reach me at #315-256-7509 or through email at Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Covenant Chimers

Bell Ringers Needed!  
Practice Time: Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. 
First Practice: September 20, 2022
Linda Miller, director: 315-440-6049 (leave a msg)

Men's Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study  
Please join a Biblical Study of The Gospel of Luke in which Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and ascension brought the forgiveness of our sins. We will systematically discuss Luke, leading us to more fully appreciate how this gospel molds our lives as Christians. We meet Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.  George Ramseyer ( and David Horan (

Sunday School

Celebrate Wonder Sunday School
Classes have begun! We meet 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. weekly. All classes will be held on the 2nd floor of the Christian Education Wing. Pre-K-Kindergarten – Teachers Mrs. Emma Webster and TBA; 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grade – Teachers Mrs. Stephanie Smith and Mrs. Patty Maxwell; 4th, 5th, & 6th Grade – Teachers Mrs. Jeanne Pray & Mrs. Sonja Georger; Jr. & Sr. High – Teachers Mrs. Janet Brooks & Mr. Tim Evans
If you have any questions or can help in any way, please see Pastor Jeff.

Fall Rummage Sale

Donation days: October 12 & 13, 9:00 6:00 p.m.
Sale days: October 14, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and October 15, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (bag day)
Volunteers Needed! – In order for our Fall Rummage Sale to be successful, we need YOU to help. Do you have a friend or neighbor who would work beside you? We’re an EO “employer” for fun and fellowship. All proceeds from the sale stay right here in Baldwinsville. (Shh, best kept secret, volunteers have first choice of items they wish to purchase) Please call Mickie Lorenz (315-635-5182) or Dave Horan (315-638-2407). Thank you & God Bless
Donations wanted –  clothing of all sizes, linens, bedding, kitchen items, puzzles, books, games, toys, tools, sporting equipment, leftovers from your garage sale, etc.


The October event for SAMASAN will be held on October 22, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the church dining room.   
It will be ‘A Fall Fest’ with a Baldwinsville Community Band concert at 1:00 p.m. The band has become a favorite of the church and has played several concerts in the last few years. The music is diversified and fun and always a crowd pleaser. Please bring an appetizer or dessert made from apples or applesauce to feed 8-10 people. We have invited the band to enjoy refreshments with us after the concert. (The band plays for food and/or donations!) This event is open to anyone who would like to attend, whether you are a member of SAMASAN or not. 

Trunk or Treat

The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. in the BFUMC Parking Lot. Children wear costumes and go car “trunk” to car “trunk” to receive Halloween treats! Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • OPTIONAL: Decorate your “trunk” and be part of the fun. Please bring 100-200 wrapped candies, snacks or non-food items like pencils, toys, etc.                                                           
  • There is a signup sheet for participating “trunks” in the dining room. If you have any questions, see Pastor Jeff or Janet Brooks

Eureka! Book Club

Eureka! Book Club Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m.   The Four Winds by Kristen Hannah 
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah is a captivating, heartbreaking tale of a family who will do anything for each other ― and everything to survive. The strength of Hannah’s prose brings the characters to life in a way that will make you unable to tear yourself away from them. You will celebrate their triumphs, mourn their tragedies, and commend their bravery.
Through it all, it is easy to feel Hannah’s desire to honor those who lived and fought through this devastating time in history. The Four Winds is also an ode to the strength and ferocity of mothers, and a declaration that sometimes, love is the only thing that holds us together.

The Elephant in The Room

After church on October 30, Jan Beall and Ellen Jennings will be offering a session of how to talk about those difficult things life brings. They are doing it in response to an article one of our congregation members found in the Saturday Evening Post entitled "Having the Talk".  See your church Bulletins for more information.