Announcements for September 17

Dis­cov­ery Zone open house

Come and explore and dis­cov­er what’s hap­pen­ing this year in the Dis­cov­ery Zone. Meet the teach­ers, hear the music, see the class­rooms or watch their videos or sim­ply join them and enjoy the fun atmos­phere.

Women’s Bible Study meets Fri­days

Women’s Bible Study meets Fri­days at church at 10 a.m. All women are invit­ed. Call Don­na Greene at 315–652-5410 or church at 315–457-5180 for infor­ma­tion.

Make a Joy­ful Noise: Join a choir 

Con­tact Nan­cy B. James at 315–457-5180.

Chan­cel Choir (adults) rehears­es Thurs­days at 7 p.m. & Sun­days at 9 a.m.

Wes­ley Bell Ringers (teens & adults) rehears­es Thurs­days at 6 p.m.

Alleluia Choir (jr., sr. high) rehearsals TBA.

Spir­it Singers (youth) rehears­es Sun­days 10:40–11 a.m.

PRE-ORDER Today for Sep­tem­ber 24 BBQ

This is a PRE-SALE of chick­en halves for $6 each. Order at the name tag table in Fel­low­ship Hall or use the form in All of Us. Orders due by noon, Sep­tem­ber 18.

Dis­as­ter pre­pared­ness train­ing

UMCOR has a train­ing pro­gram which pre­pares folks to work in dis­as­ter sites such as Texas and Flori­da, as well as in our own com­mu­ni­ties. A Basic Ear­ly Response Team class will be held in the Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in Liv­er­pool on Sat­ur­day Oct. 28 From 8 AM to 5 PM.  Require­ments are only that one be 18 or old­er, able to car­ry a buck­et of water up stairs, avail­able on short notice (many are retired). A typ­i­cal ERT trip includes trav­el time and 3 days on-site of actu­al dis­as­ter response. Reg­istr­er for online at or call Bri­an Green­wald at 716–763-7735 if you have ques­tions.

Sup­port flood vic­tims 

A spe­cial offer­ing will be col­lect­ed today to sup­port relief efforts through UMCOR (Unit­ed Methodist Com­mit­tee on Relief) for the vic­tims of hur­ri­canes Irma and Har­vey.

Donate clean­ing items for flood recov­ery

We are col­lect­ing sup­plies to pre­pare clean­ing kits for the UMCOR, which pro­vides dis­as­ter relief around the globe. These kits are shipped to  areas in need, includ­ing Texas and Flori­da. Pick up a sup­ply list at the Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter for details.

Senior Min­istries

For those going to the Spring­side Inn and the Mer­ry Go Round Play­house on Sep­tem­ber 23, please arrive at church at 9:30 a.m. for depar­ture at 10.

The only open event of 2017 is Decem­ber 16: lunch at Phoebe’s fol­lowed by Syra­cuse Stage’s pro­duc­tion of The Wiz­ard of Oz. Infor­ma­tion is in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Sign up to feed Teen MOPS

We pro­vide meals for Teen MOPS meet­ings. This faith-based group pro­vides an oppor­tu­ni­ty for teen moth­ers to gath­er for fel­low­ship and sup­port. About 25 par­tic­i­pants and lead­ers share a meal at their Tues­day meet­ings. Sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall if you can help. Part­ner with a friend or two to share the work­load. For infor­ma­tion con­tact Kay Phillips 315–451-6619

Explore the Bible in 52 weeks

Three oppor­tu­ni­ties to Jour­ney Through the Bible: Daniel Mur­phy leads the study on Sun­days at 9:30 a.m. in the Con­fer­ence Room. Or meet Mon­days at 1 p.m. or Wednes­days at 7 p.m. led by Pas­tor Homan.

“Vocal Array”

A recital by the Voice Fac­ul­ty of SUNY Oswego will be pre­sent­ed on Sun­day, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. in Tyler Hall on the cam­pus fea­tur­ing Nan­cy B. James, Robert Allen and Todd Graber and pianist, Mihoko Tsut­n­u­mi, offer­ing pop­u­lar clas­si­cal pieces.  Admis­sion is free.