Confirmation 2015

Youth in at least 7th grade are invited to be a part of the Confirmation class September 20th – November 1st. The classes run from 3:00 to 4:55. Supper and the Ablaze Youth Group follow at 5:00.

Janet Brooks, Kevin McAllister, and Pastors Walz and Lundgren will lead sessions on Christian beliefs, United Methodist distinctives, our Christian heritage across the centuries, living as Christians, and serving the community and the world. Parents should be receiving information, schedule, and statement of student expectations in the mail. Confirmation Sunday is November 8th

It's Good to be Queen


Journey across the desert with the remarkable queen of Sheba.  Her quest for wisdom will surprise you, challenge you, inspire you, and change you.  This wealthy royal from antiquity will show you how to live boldly, seek after truth, ask the right questions, encourage others, receive graciously, and honor the Lord above all. This class will use the book “It’s Good to be Queen” by Liz Curtis Higgs. DATES:  (Wednesdays) September 16, September 23, September 30, October 7, October 14 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. COST:  $9.50

QUESTIONS:   Susan Ranous (

Fall Schedule

  • Sunday School – 10:30 a.m.: There are classes for all ages. Ann Horan and Craig Barrett lead a discussion based class that meets in the Conference Room. They will start the year with a video series by Marcus Borg "Embracing an Adult Faith" and continue with Adam Hamilton’s study “Making Sense of the Bible.” Sharon Cook is holding a women’s class on the second and fourth Sunday of each month in Room 213.
  • Ablaze – our youth group meets Sunday evenings at 5:00
  • Confirmation Classes: 3:00 – 5:00 Sunday afternoons September 20 through November 1st.  Confirmation Sunday is November 8th.
  • Weekday Adult study: elsewhere in this newsletter is information regarding Men’s group on Tuesdays at 6:30, Queen of Sheba Study– Wednesdays at 6:30, Eureka Dinner Book Club, and a mid-day Wednesday study on the will of God.

Tuesday Evening Men’s Bible Study

The Men’s Bible Study Group will begin to meet again on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:30 pm in the conference room. We will start with the second half of the Disciple Bible Study "Jesus in the Gospels".  We are at Chapter 16 (of 30) beginning the journey to Jerusalem, and continuing through John).  Sometime in January we will begin a six-week Bible study of Hunger, which is from The Society of St. Andrews (the field gleaners) called "The Fast that I Choose".

Outhouse Project

We’re filling the Outhouse with paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, tissues, dish soap, laundry detergent, bars of soap, toothbrushes, and deodorant. It is located in the church office entryway for a few more weeks. Let’s see if we can match the largest amount collected so far by one of the churches (3,353 items). Thanks for your support!

Christmas Stockings

We are collecting material and trim for Christmas Stockings for the next few months. We made no request last year because we had plenty of supplies. However, we are in need of your support again. The material needs to be at least 13” x 18” and we use all colors and designs. We have used scraps, pillow cases, sheets, light curtains, and tablecloths, too. Trim is needed for the top of the stockings. Some trims have been unique and fun in the past. We use just about anything but especially lace and balls. We use all colors! Thank you for your support in the past. We look forward to doing it again. Blessings!  Eileen Rice & Debbie Mott-Lundgren

Eureka Book Club

Rev. Patti Walz will be leading a monthly dinner book club named “Eureka Book Club.” The word “Eureka” comes from the Greek word “heureka” that meant “I have found it! “or, “I have made a sudden remarkable discovery!” In the New Testament, Phillip exclaims to Nathanael, “Eureka! We have found him whom Moses and the prophets spoke of.” “Eureka Book Club” participants will meet the 4th Monday of the month (except for December and April) from 6 until 7:30 PM for dinner, fellowship, and discussion in the church’s room #210. Dinner will be catered through a local establishment and the cost will be split among attendees.

A Book Study: "Why" by Adam Hamilton

This book deals with making sense of God's will. It is being offered this fall for

5 weeks starting Wednesday, September 30, at either 10 to 11:30 or 1 to 2:30 (actual time to be determined by the participants) led by Jan Beall, 635-1356.

Each class will include a 15 minute video followed by discussion. We need at least 8 people to sign up to ensure a good discussion group. The last class will be the movie from the book, "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.

You may sign up in the office, by contacting Jan, or at First Fest September 13.

Harvest Dinner

Saturday, October 10 , 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Featuring Roasted Pork with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Squash, Corn & Cole Slaw,
Assorted Breads & Rolls, Assorted Desserts, Coffee, Tea, Milk & Orange Drink
Adults (age 13 and up) $11.00     Children 5 – 12 $5.00
Children Under 5 – FREE     ($30.00 max per household)
Takeouts are available.


Scavenger Hunt and Pizza Party ~ October 24, 2015
Meet in church dining room @ 4:00pm. Divide up into teams of 4 or 5--we will go over the rules before we leave. Meet back at church dining room @5:30pm for pizza, wings, drinks and dessert.
Prizes for the winners. Try to encourage your friends to join us as it is always more fun with a larger group and a better chance of winning the great prizes we have!
Price is $7.00 per person. Deadline is October 18.
Please RSVP and send check and number of persons coming to:
Gwen Sacia (638-8387), 7686 Warriors Path, Baldwinsville, NY 13027  or
Eileen Rice (635-9644), 7667 E. Dead Creek Rd., Baldwinsville, NY 13027