Announcements for April 30

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. Pur­chase qual­i­ty flow­ers while sup­port­ing sum­mer mis­sion projects. Cash or checks are accept­ed but no charge cards, please.

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 to make spe­cial bas­kets for 36 per­sons. They 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.

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.

Olive­branch Women’s Group 

60 Years A Pen Pal

In 1956 a girl named Yuki in Okaya­ma, Japan, began cor­re­spond­ing with Mary in Athens, Geor­gia. With the excep­tion of about 15 years, Yuki and Mary have com­mu­ni­cat­ed on a year­ly basis. In April 2016, they met in per­son for the first time in Japan. Mary Roberts-Bai­ley will share high­lights of this vis­it. A for­mer social work­er, attor­ney, and law school admin­is­tra­tor, Mary is a mem­ber of Peb­ble Hill Pres­by­ter­ian Church in DeWitt and vol­un­teers at Inter­Faith Works. All women are invit­ed. Appe­tiz­ers are served at 5:30 p.m. meal at 6 p.m. and pro­gram from 7:10 — 8:10 p.m. Cost of the meal is $5. Reserve a meal by con­tact­ing the church at 315–457-5180 or by 11 a.m. on Fri­day, May 19.

Senior Min­istries events:

Wednes­day, May 31 Motor Coach to Clay­ton — 33 avail­able

Wednes­day, June 7 Fly Creek/Herkimer — SOLD OUT

Sun­day,  June 25 Syra­cuse Stage — John­ny Cash — 14 avail­able

Wednes­day, July 12 Camil­lus Erie Canal — 18 avail­able

Fri­day, July 14 Ononda­ga Lake Tram Ride — 18 avail­able

Fri­day, July 28 Ononda­ga Lake Tram Ride — 20  avail­able

Fri­day, August 11 Motor Coach to Gleno­ra — 18 avail­able

Sat­ur­day, August 26 Motor Coach to Coop­er­stown — 32 avail­able

Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 13 Cort­land Reper­to­ry — SOLD OUT

Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 23 Mer­ry Go Round The­ater — 13 avail­able

Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 21 — Motor Coach to Letch­worth — 18 avail­able

These num­bers change dai­ly — if you don’t want to miss out, drop your check/reservation in Senior Min­istries’ mail box today.  Make sure your phone #, event you are pay­ing for and meal choice (if required) is on your check. For infor­ma­tion, vis­it our table in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Date to keep in mind — June 3

The 21st annu­al Chick­en BBQ will be held on June 3. Vol­un­teers are need­ed; please sign up on the bul­letin board in Fel­low­ship Hall.


Altar Flow­ers Need­ed for May 14 & May 28

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 fill out the form below and put it in the offer­ing plate or con­tact the church office at 315–457-5180.

Name________________________________________Date Flow­ers Wanted________


In Mem­o­ry of


In Hon­or of ___________________________________________________________________

Giv­en by _____________________________________________________________________