Pastor's Page

Rev. William Mudge, pastor   (updated 12-30-21) 
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:2-6 NRSV  
         When I sat down at the keyboard to write a report to the Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church and for the 2021 Church Conference, I had to begin with that scripture from the pen of the Apostle Paul to his friends in Philippi. Paul had great affection and regard for the believers in Philippi, and he gushes occasionally when he speaks of them. I understand that feeling, I am blessed to serve Christ with you. 

Congregational Care & Family Ministries

Rev. Jeff Hodge  (updated 12-30-21)
Join us for our Church-wide Epiphany Party on  Wonderful Wednesday, January 5, 2022! 
We celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord and look forward to what God is doing in our midst as we move into 2022! Join us for a special Pork Loin dinner prepared by Alan Lindsay. Join us from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. for a special evening of fun, food, music and fellowship. Reservations for the event are appreciated. 
Please Note: Wonderful Wednesdays moves to monthly for winter. Our February event is Wednesday, February 9)

Sunday’s COOL Activity Time during worship for kids of all ages!

UNYC Director of Stewardship

Rev. Susan M. Ranous, Deacon of Stewardship   (updated 12-29-21)
             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? 

Sunday's COOL has changed!

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. The Men's Tuesday evening Bible Study will begin an 11-week study of John on January 4th.   Dave Horan (315-638-2407) or George Ramseyer (315-638-8177).

Wonderful Wednesdays

Please Note: Wonderful Wednesdays moves to monthly for winter.
Our February event is Wednesday, February 9.
If you have any questions, or want to be part of the planning team, please see Pastor Jeff or e-mail him at 

SAMASAN Movie Night

SAMASAN Movie Night featuring  “The Velveteen Rabbit” 
Saturday, January 22, 6:00 the Chapel 
Toby and his father are certain that this will be a sad Christmas. Their mother/wife had recently died. Grandma decides to save Christmas. She takes Toby into her Magic Attic where Toby meets the Velveteen Rabbit. The Velveteen Rabbit sits in the Christmas Tree and watches Toby, his father, and grandmother celebrate Christmas. Light refreshments.

Eureka! Book Club

Eureka! Book Club Meets on Tuesday, January 25 ~ We will begin 2022 focusing on The Covenant Prayer and the book "The Wesley Prayer Challenge" by Chris Folmsbee (foreword by Adam Hamilton). Bring your own dinner at 6:00 p.m. Discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. Both Participant's e-book and Leader's Guide e-book on Hoopla for free). The DVD, hardcopy Participant's book, and hardcopy Leader's Guidebook, all on loan from the UMC Media Center, are available for sign out on the bookshelf in front of Jeff’s office. (Also-Hoopla (free) has movies about John Wesley life/teaching that you can watch on your own)