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The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the foreigner, denying them justice. “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.” Ezekiel 33:29-30 NIV
The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.  1 Timothy 2:1-3 MSG 

Congregational Care & Family Ministries

CHURCH ON THE ISLAND ~ Sunday, June 28 thru Sunday, Setpember 6

We had a beautiful summer on Church on the Island, with 11 (almost) picture perfect mornings, meaningful worship, and solid attendance. Thank you all who attended this summer, and especially to the team whose faithful commitment to the Island makes all the difference: Julia Bliven, Janet Brooks, Alex Evans, Tim Evans, Susan Lison, Pam Pannebianco, Kathy Sollecito-Nickell, Jim Sollecito 

Attendance and Offering/Pastoral Leadership for 2020:

UNYC Director of Stewardship

Rev. Susan M. Ranous, Deacon of Stewardship 
As part of my new appointment as the Director of Stewardship for the Upper New York Conference, I have to have a secondary appointment at a local church since I am an Ordained Deacon. Your Staff Parish Relations Committee agreed that Baldwinsville should be my secondary appointment. As part of that appointment, I’ve agreed to write a newsletter article every couple of months. Here’s my first one!
I love fortune cookies. When I order Chinese food to go, I always order extra cookies. It’s worth an extra dollar to sit there, break them apart and munch away while reading “fortunes”. I know that fortune tellers, etc., go against the Methodist Book of Discipline, but I have to say the fortunes that I’ve received aren’t taken seriously, at least by me. And, recently, the fortunes aren’t really fortunes, but are more like proverbs.

Covenant Chimers

Covenant Chimers Bell Choir   
Calling all Bell Ringers!   
Covenant Chimers Bell Choir practice will start on Tuesday, October 6th, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Please call Linda Miller with any questions (315-440-6049) or (315-638-2509)

Knitting Group

Knitting Group   
Knit, crochet or whatever craft you are interests you!  
Beginning October 5th   
We meet in the church conference room (#104) on Mondays, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Interested? Please call Linda Miller (315-440-6049) or (315-638-2509)

Sunday School

Welcome back to Sunday School!  
Starting October 4th, Sunday School will be offered during the Praise and Worship service at 11:00 am for children 12 and under. For children 13 and older, we are offering a gathering time on Sunday evening at 7:00 pm in the chapel. We ask that children wear masks and maintain social distancing during class.  Games, scriptures, and fun included! Hope to see you there!