Pastor's Page

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.  The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Psalm 121  
            I have been thinking about the first Sunday that we will be allowed back into our building to worship. It probably is not an exaggeration to say that I have been a bit obsessed with it! I have missed our church family, the smiles, the songs, the children, the entire extended family of the Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church! 

Congregational Care & Family Ministries

CHURCH ON THE ISLAND ~ SUMMER 2020 ~ JUNE 28 thru AUGUST 30
Each week at 8:00 a.m., we celebrate worship with an inclusive, informal, non-denominational 30-minute service on Papermill Island in Baldwinsville. Our worship time focuses on joy, hope and an uplifting message. Please bring your chair and join us. During our pandemic crisis, you are required to wear a mask during worship and will be asked to provide contact tracing information. 
Even in the midst of difficult times – or perhaps, it is better said – especially in these difficult times – we find comfort in gathering as a community in this beautiful setting for a time of worship and reflection.

Guest Preachers

July 26               Rev. Jeff Hodge, First UMC, Baldwinsville/Pennellville UMC

August 2             Rev. B. J. Norrix, Syracuse United Methodist Churches

August 9             Rev. Bill Mudge, First UMC, Baldwinsville

Vacation Bible School!

BFUMC ~  Let the Sonshine In! 
Engaging – Entertaining – Exciting – Educational VBS experience!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Baldwinsville UMC’s  2020 Vacation Bible School will be held entirely online this summer. We will produce one video a week in August and post on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. It will be fun with the SON as we discover the joy of following Jesus Christ. Every week a new VBS lesson will appear in the VBS Group Page of BFUMC. Join the page now and get ready to share the light – and “Let the Sonshine In!”

Message from Pastor Jeff

Friends, it has been so nice to see more and more of our faith community in person as different activities re-open to in-person contact. I pray that you will join in those activities where you feel most comfortable. Church on the Island at 8:00 a.m., BFUMC in the sanctuary at 9:00 p.m., Church in the Car at 10:00 a.m. in Pennellville, and BFUMC Contemporary Worship at 11:00 a.m. offer us many opportunities to be together. Our Eureka! Meeting will also be different, gathering outdoors and focusing on sharing about our favorite recent reads, but it will be so nice to be together again. I invite you to do what works best for you but look forward to seeing you soon.
In grace and peace, Jeff

Fall Rummage Sale & Bake Sale

Please put our Fall Rummage Sale on your calendar!
Donation days are September 23 & 24, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm;
Sale days are September 25, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and September 26, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.(Bag Sale)
Donations wanted – clothing of all sizes, linens, bedding, kitchen items, puzzles, books, games, toys, tools, sporting equipment, leftovers from your garage sale, etc.
(Please Note: we cannot accept suitcases, bowling balls, VHS tapes, and large furniture)
If you would like to volunteer to help with the sale or if you have any questions about donations, please call Dave Horan (638-2407) or Beverly Frank (247-0934).