Announcements for April 24

Olivebranch Women’s group meets April 24

All women are invited for the program Bloom For Spring – Pat Murray, a Mary Kay Consultant, will share techniques for cleaning and nurturing your skin, as well as applying makeup. The deadline to make reservations for the dinner has passed but all women are invited to the 7:15 p.m. program. Please still make a reservation so the speaker brings supplies for all by contacting the church at 315-457-5180 or

New support group to meet Wednesday evenings

A new faith-based support group is forming for people suffering from anxiety or depression. The mission is to give people a place to be able to speak freely about mental health disorders, and to learn about and accept them, as well as to learn coping skills. The group will meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning May 10. Contact the church at 315-457-5180  or for information.

Mentors for College Students

The Hospitality Team thanks members who supported college students during the academic year with cards, notes, prayers, and goodies. This is probably the last week to send notes, as final exam week for some ends April 28 and for others May 5.

Volunteer to Be the Change – April 29

Join a weekend of music and service. Help serve: veterans, at risk women, people experiencing homelessness, refugees, or families affected by disabilities. Go to to

volunteer to serve.

Scholarship applications due May 17

The Sophie Graze Scholarship applications and guidelines are available in the church office. Any member continuing post-secondary education may apply. Questions, Call the church office at 315-457-5180.

Altar Flowers

The flowers on the altar every Sunday are an important part of our worship service. If you would like to give a gift of flowers to honor a loved one, a birthday or anniversary, or in memory of someone, please contact the church office at 315.457.5180.

Plant sale – May 13

The Mission & Outreach committee will conduct a plant sale in  Johnson Park on May 13,  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. offering hanging plants and potted geraniums, just in time for Mother’s Day. You may purchase quality flowers while supporting Mission and Outreach summer projects. Cash or checks are accepted but no charge cards, please.

Senior Ministries events:

Deadline for reservations for the May 20 Skaneateles Lake cruise, lunch at the Sherwood Inn and Creamery Museum tour is TODAY.  Please leave your checks (with menu choice written in memo area) in Senior Ministries mailbox. Numbers will be called into the venue on April 24.

Three bus trips are SOLD OUT (June 7 Fly Creek/Herkimer, September 13 Homer/Cortland & September 23 Merry Go Round).

Sunday, June 25 – 2 p.m. – Syracuse Stage’s production of “Ring of Fire” the music of Johnny Cash. $32 per person.

Our May 31 motor coach trip to Clayton has seats available. There will be a guided tour of the Antique Boat Museum, buffet lunch at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel and On Your Own Time. All ages are welcome.

For details on these events and the rest of 2017, check out our table in Fellowship Hall. Flyers for each event can be found in the binder on the table.

Thank You

Thanks from the Hospitality Team to all who donated items for the Easter Baskets for our members at home and in health care facilities. There were enough items of all varieties to make full and special baskets for 36 persons that we like to remember. The baskets were delivered between Palm Sunday and Easter by the Member Care Visiting Team members.

Snowbirds invited – May 16

The Hospitality Team invites snowbirds to a welcome back reception of strawberries, angel food cake, and whipped cream at 7 p.m. on May 16 in the Memorial Lounge. A snowbird is anyone who spent any amount of time in a warmer climate during the cold winter months.