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The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.”  Mark 6:30-32 NRSV  
            When we read Mark’s gospel account it is common to feel breathless and hurried.  Mark writes the shortest most compact account of Jesus life and ministry and I often feel that things rush along almost in a blur.  Come to think of it, my life often feels the same way! 

Congregational Care & Family Ministries

Summer Listening Sessions 
At BFUMC, we continue to seek God’s will and better understand how to best be a disciple and make disciples for the transformation of the world! We hope you will be part of our Summer Listening Sessions – a one-hour time of listening and responding to a podcast produced by the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.
          How Can I draw the Circle Wider? By Jaqui Lewis – Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at BFUMC
          Being a Missionary in Your Own Community by Laura Heikes – Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. at BFUMC

Keeping the Faith at Home this Summer

Vacation Bible School!

August 19 – 23, 2019
8:45am – 12:15pm

Join us for a FREE camp for children entering grades K – 5th!

Register Today Online !!
(don't like all that online stuff?  No problem.. download the registration form and drop it off at the church office)

 

This year's theme is...

To Mars and Beyond!

Each day campers will learn a Bible story, and participate in science, recreation, and craft sessions. Campers will also enjoy a fun snack.

Church on the Island

June 16 - September 1 at 8:00 a.m. The informal ½ hour non-denominational worship services have become a popular destination at the Papermill Island Amphitheater in Baldwinsville. Coffee, tea, pastries, and fellowship abound! Revs. Walz, Hodge, Mudge, and Ranous will be preaching during the summer as well as various other pastors from the area.
Worship is inclusive and inspiring and offers artistic complements. Parking is available in front of the Red Mill Inn in the public parking area or in the lot next to JessiCakes. Bring your friends and your lawn chairs! Picnic table seating is limited. In case of inclement weather, services will be at the Red Mill Inn.

Grief Support Group

This is a monthly support group that meets on the third Wednesday 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. Our next meeting is August 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the church library.  Refreshments served.

Eureka! Book Club

Eureka! Book Club ~ welcomes all readers!! On Tuesday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel: Topic: Holy Land Night with the April 2019 Travelers using, "The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi" by Kathie Lee Gifford. Book & Food Hosts: April 2019 Travelers.   We hope you can attend and please let church office know of your plans at (315) 635-6442 or secretary@bvillefirstumc.org  

Book Study, "The Cup of Our Life", with Jan Beall

Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., September 25 to October30  “The Cup of Our Life”, a book by Joyce Rupp, will be used for a new study on Wednesday mornings beginning September 25.  A component of the class includes  daily study which can take 15 minutes or more. During the weekly class session, we will be looking back and sharing what was found most meaningful. It will include reflection, scripture, meditation, visualizations, and a refocusing on prayer using a cup of one’s own choosing. The cup will provide images such as the open cup, the chipped cup, the broken cup, and the blessing cup for reflection.