Announcements for June 11

Church Charge Con­fer­ence — today at 12:30 p.m.

The agen­da for this meet­ing is to report on the Con­se­cra­tion Sun­day Stew­ard­ship Pro­gram and review and approve the pro­posed 2017 — 2018 bud­get.

Sum­mer Wor­ship Sched­ule

Our Sum­mer sched­ule begins next Sun­day. There will be two ser­vices, one at 8:15 in the Chapel and the reg­u­lar 9:30 Ser­vice.

Fam­i­ly Night at the Ball­park — June 27

Tues­day, June 27 at the Syra­cuse Chief’s base­ball game. Bring a dish-to-pass and your table ser­vice for the tail­gate par­ty at 4:45 p.m. Hot dogs and coneys pro­vid­ed. Col­lec­tion of non-per­ish­able foods for the Food Bank will be received. Tick­et hold­ers will receive a base­ball hat. Call the church at 315–457-5180 for tick­ets ($7.50 each) and to reserve a seat on the church bus.

June Din­ner Meet­ing for Olive­branch 

On Mon­day, June 26, Olive­branch will meet at the Retreat at 5:30 p.m. for din­ner. RSVP to Don­na Auy­er by June 22 at or call 315–451-7359. Also bring the item(s) you signed up for to be packed in the back­packs for the stu­dents from the Onpoint Pro­gram. We wel­come any­one who is inter­est­ed in attend­ing. 

Build­ing Pledge detail

The stew­ard­ship cam­paign for the fis­cal year begin­ing on July 1st result­ed in gen­er­ous pledges from our mem­bers. We regret­tably missed your oppor­tu­ni­ty to spec­i­fy a divi­sion between the church’s oper­at­ing bud­get and the build­ing fund. Some wrote that on the pledge card, but many did not.  If you did not make that dis­tinc­tion on your pledge card, but wish to do so, please call Cathy Tem­ple at the church office ( 315–457-5180 ) on Mon­day, Wednes­day or Fri­day between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. If you did not spec­i­fy a divi­sion of your giv­ing we will direct your pledge to the reg­u­lar bud­get.  If you wish to have a por­tion of your offer­ings go to the Build­ing Fund the Finance Com­mit­tee rec­om­mends 20% of your total dona­tion.  Thank you again for your gen­eros­i­ty. 

Vaca­tion Bible School July 10–14

Join us for a week of free fun at Mega Sports Camp from 5:30 ‑8:30 p.m.. Reg­is­ter by call­ing 315–457-5180. Din­ner is served free of charge for fam­i­lies at 5:30 p.m.


Senior Min­istries events:

Seats avail­able for upcom­ing events are as fol­lows: July 12 Erie Canal Din­ner Cruise  8 — July 14 & 28 Park­way Tours 15 & 18 — August 11 Gleno­ra 6 — August 26 Coop­er­stown 28 — Sep­tem­ber 23  Mer­ry Go Round 3

Project Christi­na — toys for chil­dren

Want to help a child in cri­sis? Pur­chase a $5 stuffed toy from Kohl’s (pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Golisano’s Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal), and the toy is giv­en to the Ononda­ga Coun­ty Social Ser­vices Fos­ter Care Divi­sion. When chil­dren are removed from their home a toy is giv­en to them to help ease their pain. We also accept new stuffed toys pur­chased else­where, books, and child-friend­ly tote bags. There is a red col­lec­tion box in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Be a Good Stew­ard

The Trustees have done many things to man­age our finances. We have ener­gy-effi­cient light­ing, insu­la­tion, and HVAC sys­tems. Our Nation­al Grid bill is large in spite of it. Do your part by turn­ing off  lights when you leave. If your group is the last one out of the build­ing, turn off hall, ele­va­tor, and lob­by lights. As a safe­ty issue, go as a team to check for lights left on. Some areas are locked when not in use. Report issues to the Church Office. We must all pitch in to care for God’s House.

June BBQ a Suc­cess!

Many thanks from the Dinner/Fundraising Com­mit­tee to the vol­un­teers and mem­bers who turned out to pre­pare, serve, and pur­chase our BBQ chick­en on June 3–4. Togeth­er we raised $2000 toward the min­istries of our church! The weath­er was per­fect, but the record-set­ting “Taste of Syracuse”cut into our crowd. We are hap­py to report that the small num­ber of chick­en and coleslaw left were deliv­ered to the Samar­i­tan Cen­ter for Monday’s evening meal!

Delta Son­ic Car Wash Coupons for sale

The “Delta Deal” is “buy one, get one free”. These are upgrad­able for oth­er ser­vices. They are good until August 7 at any Delta Son­ic in New York State and Illi­nois. (after­ward, $2 off until Octo­ber 7.) Infor­ma­tion and sales at the table in Fel­low­ship Hall!