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“Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.  Do all things without murmuring and arguing, so that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine like stars in the world.” Philippians 2:12-15 NRSV  

Adult Discussion Group

Our Adult Discussion Group meets on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Conference Room with open, all-inclusive discussions.   All are welcome!!   We first view an ecumenical video presenting thought-provoking issues and ideas.   We then have a very open discussion including all who are with us. 

Youth Group News

The next Youth Group meeting is on sunday, February 23, 5:00 p.m. at B'ville Sports Bowl. Dinner will be provided. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 315-251-5477. Joni S. Ellsworth News: With 25 participants, the Youth Group prepared 75 Disaster Relief Buckets at the Upper New York Conference Center to help families that have been affected by floods and other natural disasters.
Youth Group is for 9 - 12 graders. We gather in the multi-purpose room and will usually meet on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month, as well as other times for special activities and service projects.

Community 'Out House' Outreach

The Community ‘Out House’ has Arrived!  
Kindly consider collecting items to fill the Out House: toilet paper, rolls of hand towels, tissues, dish soap, hand soap, bar soap, toothpaste, laundry soap. The Out House is located in the entry way from the parking lot. Let’s make a small competition with St. Augustine’s Church who collected 3,000 items!

February 29th - 'Leap of Faith' Day (updated 2/14/20)

We have an extra day this year, what are we going to do with it?  BALDWINSVILLE & PENNELLVILLE UMC’S are taking a “Leap of Faith”! 
On February 29, join the two congregations as we spend our extra day loving the Lord & our neighbors. Come to any and all events at two different locations
At Baldwinsville First UMC:  1:00 p.m. – Gather to help write and send cards to shut-ins, neighbors & friends;  1:00 p.m.  Watch the film  --Breakthrough (in the sanctuary); 1:00 p.m. Mission Project - making "no sew" fleece blankets for homeless and veterans (seeking $donations for fleece)
At Pennellville UMC:  3:00 p.m. – Confirmation Class Kick-off & Youth Event;  4:00 p.m. – Leap of Faith Praise & Prayer Service;  5:00 p.m. – Fellowship Meal to celebrate Leap Day!  (Baked Ziti, meatballs, salad, bread)
We have an extra day this year! It’s time to take a Leap!

Confirmation Class

Confirmation Classes will begin on Saturday February 29 with a 3:00 p.m. informational meeting for parents and confirmands at the Pennellville United Methodist Church.  Our meeting will be followed at 4:00 p.m. with a time of worship and then plan to stay and enjoy a covered dish dinner at 5:00 p.m.!
Confirmation Class will meet the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month at 4:30 p.m. immediately followed by Youth Fellowship.  New members of all ages will be received on Pentecost Sunday May 31.

Eureka! Book Club

“Any Dream Wil Do” by Debbie Macomber ~ Monday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m. ~ Book and meal leader: Ron Waterbury. Join us for the discussion of this New York Times Bestseller:  Shay Benson adored her younger brother, Caden, and that got her into trouble. When he owed money, Shay realized she would do anything to help him avoid the men who were threatening him, and she crossed lines she never should have crossed. Now, determined to start fresh, she finds herself in search of a place to stay and wanders into a church to escape from the cold.

United Methodist Men

The Next U.M.M. Breakfast & Meeting: Saturday, February 29 at 8:00 a.m. in the dining room.  The United Methodist Men would like to invite non-members to attend and hear the Guest Speaker part of our February meeting, 9-10AM Saturday the 29th, at the church’s dining room, where Rick and Lorie Schneider from the Corporal Kyle S. Schneider Foundation ( will explain about how they turned their son’s tragic death in Iraq into an outstanding veteran’s benefit local charity, and how the local Post Office came to be dedicated in their son’s name.

Yoga Classes at BFUMC

Yoga means union of body and mind. It can lower stress, which is toxic to overall health and well-being. A typical class will begin with warm-ups and a Kriya (set of exercises) followed by deep relaxation and meditation. This is a safe environment with sensitivity to the needs of each student. All are welcome at any level of experience. You do not need to have experience with yoga to receive benefit from the class. You don’t have to be excessively flexible to enjoy this class. Bring a blanket, water bottle, and anything else you may need for a yoga class. Chairs will be available for all classes if necessary. Non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry are always welcome as well. $10 per class or 6 classes for $50. Drop in for $10. Wednesdays:     5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. Checks should be made out to “Baldwinsville FUMC”.  Families are encouraged to come together.

O.W.L.S. Luncheon

Our next gathering is on Thursday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. in the church dining room. (Terry Miller, 315-409-5786)

SAMASAN ~ Onondaga Lake Visitor's Center

Onondaga Lake Visitor’s Center will be our destination on March 21. Professional photos of local birds, Audubon guides, binoculars for viewing – all will be available. A lunch at Canal Side Café & Bistro will follow costing $10, which is due by March 13. Carpooling from BFUMC at 10:00 a.m. Contact Mary Anita Berry (638-4031) or Shirley Eisenhauer (635-7174).