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(updated 03-01-23)   “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgment.  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and sustain in me a willing spirit.” Psalm 51:1-4, 10-12 NRSV 

Congregational Care & Family Ministries

Rev. Jeff Hodge  (updated 03-01-23)   Lent Study via Zoom: Emily Dickinson & the Poetry of Lent.      For the 3rd year, we will offer a joint study for Pennellville UMC and BFUMC via zoom. The class is free, but registration is needed to get the Zoom link. We will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. between March 1 and April 5. It is not too late to join. Notify the office or Pastor Jeff and you will be sent a zoom link. Copies of the devotional are available in the office. Digital materials will be sent upon registration. Lent is a time of reflection and insight, a change of seasons - and Emily dickinson, one o fthe world's most beloved poets, was also an avid gardener and a careful observer of the natual world.   In this Lenten devotional, biblical texts and simple, accessible practices weave together with Dickinson’s poetic vision, creating a 40-day journey into the heart of the holiest week of the year.

Men's Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study
Please join a Biblical Study of The Gospel of Luke in which Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and ascension brought the forgiveness of our sins. We will systematically discuss Luke, leading us to more fully appreciate how this gospel molds our lives as Christians. We meet Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.  George Ramseyer ( and David Horan (

Lenten Service & Luncheon

Friday, March 24 at 12:00 p.m.  
Join us in the chapel for a Lenten Service & Luncheon on Friday, March 24 at noon. Rev. Bill Mudge will lead the service and offer the message. It will be followed by a soup and sandwich luncheon in the dining room. If you can help usher, serve and clean up, or bring soup or sandwiches, please see Pastor Jeff or Janet Brooks. There is a sign-up sheet in the dining room.

Eureka! Book Club

Eureka! For March  ~~ March 28 at 6:30 p.mThe Vanishing Half: A Novel by Britt Bennett 
The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined.

SAMASAN International Night

S.A.M.A.S.A.N. will have its “Taste of Poland” event in the church dining room on Saturday, April 15. We will gather at 11:45 a.m. and at 12:00 p.m. our very enthusiastic speaker from the Syracuse Polish Home will introduce us to Polish history, cuisine, and culture. We will enjoy an authentic meal prepared at the Polish National Church in Lakeland. The cost per person is $15.00 to be paid by April 8. You can find us at church or by phone: Ann Horan 638-2407; Joyce Ramseyer 720-5224; Norma Widmann 345-8618