Normal Worship Hours

9:00 a.m. Sunday - Heritage Worship in the Sanctuary
6:00 p.m. Friday - Contemporary Service in the Chapel

Pastor's Page

Rev. William Mudge, pastor  (updated 04-27-22)
“Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.” Acts 2:43-47 NRSV 

Congregational Care & Family Ministries

Rev. Jeff Hodge  (updated 04-27-22) 
April showers bring May flowers…and a storm of blessings! 
May your May be full of many blessings! Each month we send home a special greeting to families who are unable to be with us each week. This month we’re blessed to send blessings!
Check out our May blessings in the lobby and dining room. There are a lot of exciting things planned for the coming months. Save these dates:  
Sunday, June 19: First Sunday of Church on the Island (pending village approval). Join us for our 12-week summer worship at 8:00 a.m. every Sunday thru September 4. Our lead-off  Preacher is Rev. Patti Walz; Rev. Hannah Benedict will preach on June 26. The full schedule will be available in June.

UNYC Director of Stewardship

Rev. Susan M. Ranous, Deacon of Stewardship   (updated 1-27-22)
          As I’m writing this, we are coming toward the end of the year, the end of 2021. I know many of us came into 2021, hoping and anticipating that 2021 would be better than 2020. In some ways it was, in some ways it wasn’t. Things aren’t going back to normal, and I’m not sure they ever will. Friends and co-workers, neighbors, and others we don’t know continue to face illness and hospitalizations. Our lives haven’t returned to normal. And we are still having to wear masks to keep our friends and neighbors safe. 
          But we approach a new year, and a new start. I think we should pray for change that will prevent so much illness and death, but we also need to focus on what we are willing to do to follow Jesus’ instructions to love your neighbor as yourself. What can you do to do that? 

"Notes From Nancy"

Nancy B. James, Music Director  (updated 4-27-22)
Spring is finally here (even though we did have snow on Easter), and I have come full circle in  my first liturgical cycle here at Baldwinsville First – Christmas through Easter.  It has been a wonderful experience!
I’d like to thank Pastors Bill & Jeff, Marianne and Nairobi, the Bell Choir and of course the Chancel Choir.  All of you have been such a joy to work and worship with.  I look forward to many more years of meaningful worship and joyous music with you.

Sunday's COOL

We will be offering Sunday’s COOL during Activity Time for Children ages 3 thru 6th grade. Children will be released following the Children’s Moment to attend Activity Time, which will take place in the Children’s Library on the 2nd floor. 3-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Men's Discussion Group

The Men’s Discussion Group meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the church conference room.
The primary purpose of the Gospel of John is to show that Jesus of Nazareth was Christ, the Son of God, and that believers in him might have eternal life. 
George Ramseyer (315-638-8177).

Camperships 2022

Children and youth who are attending Casowasco or other Methodist camps can apply for Camperships. Scholarship aid will be determined by the number of applicants and the available funds.  Applications are available in the church office and should be returned by Friday, June 3 and camperships will be awarded on Sunday, June 19.

Eureka! Book Club

Eureka Book Club for May  ~  Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.  Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen” by Sarah Bird
Though born into bondage on a “miserable tobacco farm” in Little Dixie, Missouri, Cathy Williams was never allowed to consider herself a slave. According to her mother, she was a captive, bound by her noble warrior blood to escape the enemy. Her means of deliverance is Union general Phillip Henry “Smash ‘em Up” Sheridan, the outcast of West Point who takes the rawboned, prideful young woman into service. At war’s end, having tasted freedom, Cathy refuses to return to servitude and makes the monumental decision to disguise herself as a man and join the Army’s legendary Buffalo Soldiers.

U.M.W. ~ Recognition & Remembrance

The United Methodist Women will meet on Wednesday, June 1, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel. This will be our Memorial Service.  All are welcome. 

A June Book Study - "Why?"

Why?  A new class, “Why? Making Sense of God’s Will” will begin Wednesday June 8 for 4 weeks from 1 until 2:30. This is a book and video study by Adam Hamilton intended to help make sense of some of the questions we often ask in the face of suffering and to consider ways in which God is at work in the world. The four classes are deal with: pain and suffering, unanswered prayer, God’s will, and trusting God. The class will be led by Jan Beall 635-1356. Books may be obtained online and need to be ordered at least 2 weeks before the class begins. Please sign up in the church office by June 1. Let Jan know if you need her to order your book.

Church on the Island

CHURCH ON THE ISLAND begins on June 19! 
Our proposed dates (pending village approval) for Church on the Island are June 19 thru September 4. The 12-week season features a 30-minute service at 8:00 a.m. with different guest preachers and musicians each week. Our lead-off preacher is Rev. Patti Walz; Rev. Hannah Benedict will preach on June 26. The full schedule will be available in June.

 

Vacation Bible School

VBS 2022:  FOOD TRUCK PARTY!  ~ ~  JUNE 27 - JULY 1   For Children entering Grades K-5
Youth entering grades 6 and above can join us as counselors, guides, and helpers! Adult helpers are needed for each station: crafts, science, music, recreation , and snacks. Storyteller Jeff Hodge is also looking for actors to give life to each day’s Bible Story! We will also be looking for items to use: frosting containers with lids (or similar items) for children to use to create Blessing jars. Look for more requests as we get closer to summer! It will be a fun filled week, concluding with a picnic on Friday, featuring Skippy’s Ice Cream truck!  Janet Brooks, 315-415-6416; jbrooks48@aol.com

Click here for Registration Form.