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Because of your faithful and generous support of The Capital Funds Project our Board of Trustees has been able to proceed with several of the building and property concerns that we have shared with you the last few months.

1. Masonry work: The Charles T. Driscoll Masonry Restoration Company of Skaneateles Falls is presently working on the exterior brick walls of the sanctuary. This work involves cleaning and repointing of mortar, reconstructions to divert water away from the face of the building, replacement of spalled brick, and caulking and patching of limestone caps and sills. While this may sound like a simple project it is quite extensive and labor intensive. The contract for this work is approximately $32,000. It is being coordinated with our window project.

Summer Camp 2016

A representative from Casowasco will be here on Sunday, April 17, during the 9:00 a.m. service and the Sunday School hour to introduce camping opportunities. During the Sunday School hour, the children will learn some camp songs and participate in games and activities. There will be a display table in the dining room with camping brochures and campership forms.  Any child wishing to attend one of the Methodist camps can apply for a campership to help defray the cost of the camp (max. of $200). Camperships will be handed out on Sunday, June 19. There will also be a sign-up sheet to help with the Campership Flower Sale to be held on May 7.  All campership recipients are required to participate. The proceeds of the flower sale help to fund the camperships.

U.M.W. ~ Recognition & Remembrance

The United Methodist Women will gather for lunch in the church dining room on Wednesday evening, June 1, at 12:00 p.m.  Please bring a dish-to-share.  Table service will be provided. After lunch, the annual program of Recognition and Remembrance will be held.  This is a special time when those who have given extra service are recognized and we will be remembering Kelly Davis and Helen Hudson.  All are welcome.  Chairperson for the event is Olivia Oyer-Halen.

United Methodist Night at the Ballpark

Tuesday, June 7 ~ tailgating begins at 5:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Crossroads District United Methodist Men

Don’t miss out on the UNY Conference-wide tailgate party with grilled hot dogs and coneys provided by the District UMM. Please bring a dish-to-pass and your own drink and table service. As we fill our stomachs, remember those who are less fortunate and bring along non-perishable foods to go to the Food Bank of CNY. The 37th Annual Syracuse Chiefs’ United Methodist Night at the Ballpark begins at 6:35 p.m. If you are interested, at 6:15 we will also lead the singing of the National Anthem – AT HOME PLATE! Tickets are $7.00 each. Contact Steve Ranous at 445-1045 or ummsteve@twcny.rr.com.

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 Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the church library.  Refreshments served.

O.W.L.S. Luncheon

Our next gathering is on Thursday, June 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the church dining room. 
Thank you. Nancy Brotherton, 638-2949.

The Zimmermans Are Coming!

On Sunday, June 26, United Methodist Missionaries Dr. Mark and Deirdre Zimmerman and their sons Zachary and Benjamin will be joining us for 9:00 worship to share their ministry with us. 

            The Zimmerman family is assigned to Kathmandu, Nepal.  After completing his internal medicine training in 1986, Dr. Zimmerman began work in Nepal through funds through United Methodist Women.  This experience led Mark to become a long-term missionary in 1990.  Mark is currently the director of the Nick Simons Institute, an organization working in Nepal with a mission to train and support skilled, compassionate rural health care workers.  He is looking forward to a change in position in Nepal in the near future.  Mark is a member of Lehman Memorial UMC in PA and is affiliated with the State Street UMC in Fulton, NY.