Lenten Service Series

Lenten Services & Lunch Series ~ Fridays at BFUMC
Meditation at 12:05 in the Chapel; Lunch at 12:30 in the dining room.

March 27: Rev. Kathleen Chestnut, lunch served by Plainville & Methodist Friends

Good Friday (fish dinner orders due this Friday)

Stations of the Cross and Fish Dinner
Come journey through the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 3, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the church Sanctuary.
Also, you can join us for a fish dinner at 5:00 p.m. in the church dining room. Reservations and payment ($7.00 each) for the fish dinner are due to the church office by March 27. The dinner includes a fish sandwich, fries & cole slaw.

Men's Tuesday Night Bible Study

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, ramseyerg@gmail.com

Grief Support Group

April 14, 6:30 p.m.
This is a monthly support group that meets on the 2nd Tuesday 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. Please join us in the church library. Refreshments served!


The O.W.L.S. will celebrate their 9th Anniversary on Thursday, April 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the church dining room.  Our guest speaker will be Rev. Patti Walz. The menu is cold cuts & cheese, salads and a special cake with punch. (Betty Morrow, 635-6228)


April 18th 5:30 PM in the Church Dining Room 
Namaste  - Hello
On April 18th we will be enjoying an authentic Indian dinner.  Joining us and making a presentation will be Hiya, a student from India. Hiya is an exchange student attending Baker High School. It should be a fun evening as we “travel” to yet another country.  Please join us. Reservations and money need to be in by April 8th.   Please make out checks to Ann Horan.  The dining fee is $17.50 per person.  Any questions call Ann at 638-2407 or Jeanne at 638-1289.

Spring Rummage Sale

April 24 & 25 – Spring Rummage Sale
Start your collection now of all those things you no longer need or want. Bring-in days are April 22 & 23; Sale days are April 24 & 25.
The Cheery Visitors will be having a Bake Sale on Friday, April 24 in conjunction with the U.M.W. Rummage Sale. Your donation of baked goods would be most appreciated. Questions? Call Joyce Wilkinson (635-9763).


Green Thumbs

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.

All-Church Concert

Calling All Talented Individuals
The All-Church Concert is set for Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. Participation is open to instrumentalists, vocalists, and dancers. All groups & individuals are welcome. There is a sign-up sheet on the Bell Choir Room door. Questions, call or text Linda Miller (440-6049)

Summer Camp 2015

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 registrar@campsandretreats.org or toll free (855) 414-6400 or 315-365-8756.

Campership Plant & Flower Sale

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.