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(updated 3-1-24) So, if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So, we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”  2 Corinthians 5:17-21 NRSV 

Congregational Care & Family Ministries

(updated 3-1-24)   We’re having a Conversation of the Heart during Lent  “Where Your Heart Is” Family Devotionals are available in the lobby. They are a wonderful resource for all ages to move deeper in our faith during this season of Lent. 

Lent Study: Emily Dickinson & the Poetry of Lent: For the 4th year, we will offer a combined church study for Lent via Zoom. The class is free, but registration is needed to get the Zoom link. We will meet on Mondays in person at Liverpool UMC at 6:30 p.m. or via Zoom on  Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. thru March 27.  This year we are using “The Sanctuary for Lent 2024”, which is written by Abigail Browka, a United Methodist pastor in the Upper New York Annual Conference. Books are available in the office. 

Children's Church

Children’s Church(ages 3 thru grade 6) meets following the Children's Time each Sunday a.m. We will now be meeting in Room 213, at the end of the hall. Our 30-minute sunday School includes a story, a time for coloring sheets and crafts. Please register your child the first timethey attend.

Men's Discussion Group

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM  The "Acts of the Apostles" will be discussed. We shall follow the journeys and activities of the Apostles, primarily focusing on the missionary efforts of Peter and Paul. We will learn the details of the early spread of Christianity, the conversion of Gentiles, and the challenges faced by the early Christian community, providing insights into the growth and establishment of the Church in the years following the crucifixion of Jesus. The purpose of this study is to know God better. From this we will glean insights into how we too can be a more effective part in spreading the Word of God to others in Baldwinsville and beyond.  Additional information: David Horan (315-638-2407), George Ramseyer (315-720-6184).

Lenten Study

Emily Dickinson & the Poetry of Lent 
For the 4th year, we will offer a combined church study for Lent via Zoom. The class is free, but registration is needed to get the Zoom link. 
We will meet on Mondays in person at Liverpool UMC at 6:30 p.m. or via Zoom on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. thru March 27. 
This year we are using “The Sanctuary for Lent 2024”, which is written by Abigail Browka, a United Methodist pastor in the Upper New York Annual Conference. Books are available in the office. 

Covered-Dish Luncheon and Presentation on South Africa

Join us on Saturday, March 9, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Baldwinsville First UMC. We will begin with a covered-dish luncheon in the dining room, followed by a presentation by Pastor Jeff on the “Faces of Apartheid and Justice’, a reflection on his recent Cross Cultural Immersion Trip to South Africa. There are sign-up sheets in the dining room so that we can keep track of the number of attendees and food being provided. We will provide table settings and beverages. 

Eureka! Book Club (reminder)

We will be meeting in person on MARCH 19 – one week earlier than usual. We will be in the chapel. The book is The Weather of the Heart by Madeline L’Engle 

Egg-stravaganza!

Join us for the BFUMC/BNS Family “Egg-stravaganza” on Sunday, March 24  
The church building will be hopping with Easter activities on Palm Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m. as BFUMC and BNS combine to host our first Family “Egg-stravaganza”. It will be a fun-filled afternoon with Easter games and activities, crafts, an Easter Egg Hunt, and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny! The event is free. Cash donations to help defray costs are always welcome. Checks may be made to BFUMC with “Egg-stravaganza” in the check memo. 

Vacation Bible School

IT’S NOT TOO SOON TO BE THINKING ABOUT VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!!!  
JULY 8 – 12, 2024  
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!
Email Jeff Hodge  or Janet Brooks with your availability and area of expertise! JHodge312@yahoo.com JBrooks48@aol.com