Pastor Patti's Picks

I am an avid reader and consumer of various media. Each month I will share with you that which I’ve found to be spiritually motivating and/or relevantly informative. Enjoy! 
“Mr. Church,” movie 
             Vic and I did something unusual last night.  We actually sat down after dinner and watched a movie!  We chose “Mr. Church” (2016) and I’ve chosen it as our summer Pastor Pick.  Warning – before watching, grab a box of tissues. 
            This movie was inspired by a true story straight out of writer Susan McMartin’s childhood.  When she was a child, her mother had a boyfriend whose cook came to live with them.   Susan shares her story in an article that can be found online, “The Cook Who Came to Live With Us” and that cook was named Mr. Church.  (really!)

Church on the Island

Rev. Patti Walz is leading worship services at the Paper Mill Island Amphitheater, Baldwinsville this summer. The informal, ½ hour, non-denominational worship begins at 8:00 a.m.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the cool breezes, rising sun, inspiration, and fellowship. 

Eureka! Book Club

A summer reading suggestion: “The High Mountains of Portugal” by Yann Martel.
We will meet again in September.

Zimmerman News

            The Baldwinsville First UMC has been supporting the work of United Methodist missionaries Dr. Mark and Deirdre Zimmerman in Kathmandu, Nepal through donations received from our congregation and organizations.  Our contribution for this past year was $1369.68, an increase of over 100% from the prior year. 
            Mark, Deirdre, and sons Zach and Ben were able to visit our congregation last summer and share their ministries with us.  Dr. Zimmerman is a physician at Patan Hospital in Kathmandu, works an out-patient clinic, and teaches medical students.   
           Deirdre, a nutritionist and dietician, works as an advisor to Nutrition Promotion and Consultancy Services addressing malnutrition in women and children through training and education.