Olivebranch Women’s Group meets May 18
Olivebranch Women’s Group will meet May 18 starting with punch and appetizers at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The program will be a presentation by Erin Yeager from McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center. Her subject will be Sex Trafficking. Please call Pat Cupernall at 457‑6730 to make a reservation no later than today, May 17. All are welcome to attend for dinner and/or just the presentation.
Waters of Repentance
May Justice Flow Down Like Water: Bring an ounce of water to worship on May 24. The Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) has invited each church in our Upper NY Conference area to bring water to a Worship Service of Repentance and Reconciliation at 7 p.m. in the OnCenter on Wednesday, May 27. Waters drawn from lakes, streams, rivers, and ponds across NY state will be combined as a symbol of water that has nurtured both indigenous and immigrant people within the United Methodist church. If you would like to attend Pastor B will be driving the church bus and you may sign up in Fellowship Hall.
Bring flowers to honor loved ones May 24
Honor persons who have served or are serving in the military or loved ones by bringing flowers to add to a Memorial Day bouquet on Sunday, May 24. The bouquet will be made into arrangements for our home-bound members. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall if you can deliver flowers to a member at their home during the week of May 24.
Graduates — share your news with us!
In the summer issue of the church newsletter, All of Us, we recognize members of our church family that have graduated. If you would like to announce your graduation, please provide the following information by June 7: your name, the name of the school that you graduated from, your parent’s names, your future plans (college, career, etc.), and any honors or awards that you would like to mention. Also, please drop off or email a photo to Kate at email@example.com. Questions? Call the church, 457‑5180.
“Christmas in July” Drama Camp at LFUMC
July 20 — 24 6 to 8 p.m.
Dinner for families and volunteers at 5:30 p.m. every night
• Friday dress rehearsal with early dismissal at 7 p.m.
• Sunday 11 a.m. performance in Sanctuary
For children ages Pre‑K through 6th grade
Older youth are welcome to help as Junior Counselors
We will create a drama performance with options to sing, act, or create scenery while taking a deeper look at the Christmas story. We will sing and dance and create VBS style.
Weird Animals Vacation Bible School
Sundays at 9:30 a.m. all summer!
Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. we will gather to learn about God in VBS style! Invite friends to come and celebrate with music, games, science, and other fun activities.
Church-Wide Picnic June 7
After the 9:30 a.m. service on June 7th, all are welcome to enjoy food and fellowship together as we celebrate a wonderful year of faith development and friendship among our youth, families, and volunteers. Food will be served inside Fellowship Hall and games and face painting will be set up outside. Feel free to bring a plate outside to a picnic table! This celebration is for everyone and we would love it if all joined in to celebrate our youth and thank our volunteers.
Help others provide employment for people with disabilities, assist people in African nations to build micro businesses, provide shoes for adults and children at a minimal fee that need them. Provide mosquito netting to protect from malaria. The United Methodist Women will collect gently used shoes during the month of June to participate in this mission. Mens, womens, kids, athletic and athletic cleats are needed. NO winter shoes or boots, flip flops, crocs or rain boots. Shoes must in good condition, clean of dirt, gum, and holes. Laces should be in good condition. Please join us in sharing in this mission.
Invitation to pray
Prayer Partners invite you to be a part of the group that meets Mondays at the church, from 3 to 4 p.m. Learning how to call on God in prayer is one way that we develop our relationship with God.