Announcements for May 19, 2019

SPRC news & invi­ta­tion to par­tic­i­pate

SPRC is pub­lish­ing the fol­low­ing let­ter from the Con­fer­ence Direc­tor of Con­nec­tion­al Ministries/Executive Assis­tant to the Bish­op, Bill Gottschalk-Field­ing. It is to inform you of the con­tin­u­ing tran­si­tion process that we are all in the midst of and to invite you to par­tic­i­pate. Two meet­ings will take place: on June 17 all  mem­bers are invit­ed to par­tic­pate, and on June 19 for mem­bers of the Admin­is­tra­tive Coun­cil and SPRC. — Gin­ny Tilden, Chair

Dear Friends,

In a cou­ple of months your con­gre­ga­tion will under­go a very Unit­ed Methodist expe­ri­ence: a pas­toral tran­si­tion. As a cur­rent pas­tor moves on and a new pas­tor comes on board, all sorts of emo­tions, ques­tions, hopes, chal­lenges and pos­si­bil­i­ties emerge.  No doubt you have already begun to nav­i­gate this tran­si­tion and have dis­cov­ered the many resources already present with­in you and the con­gre­ga­tion. But you are not expect­ed to man­age this alone. The Upper New York Con­fer­ence is eager and able to walk along­side you in the days, weeks and months ahead. One of the key ways it will do this is through the “Pas­toral Tran­si­tion Process.” Through this process, a con­gre­ga­tion receiv­ing a new pas­toral appoint­ment is assigned a pas­toral tran­si­tion con­sul­tant to guide and resource the pas­tors, church lead­ers and con­gre­ga­tion mem­bers involved in the tran­si­tion.

I am writ­ing to let you know that the Rev. Bob Kolvik-Camp­bell has agreed to serve as your pas­toral tran­si­tion con­sul­tant dur­ing this time. He will sched­ule pas­toral tran­si­tion gath­er­ings. The process is not lengthy or labor-inten­sive, but is designed to help pas­tors, lead­ers and con­gre­ga­tions say “good-bye” in a healthy way and get off to a great start with a new rela­tion­ship.

Pray­ing God will con­tin­ue to bless you as you under­take this jour­ney!

Bill Gottschalk-Field­ing, Direc­tor of Con­nec­tion­al
Ministries/Executive Assis­tant to the Bish­op

All wel­come at Snow­bird Recep­tion

June 4 at 6:30 pm in the church Memo­r­i­al Lounge

Any­one that trav­eled to a warmer cli­mate this past win­ter (plus those who want to recon­nect with them) are invit­ed to gath­er for straw­ber­ries, cake, and con­ver­sa­tion. Call the church at 315–457-5180 or sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall. Host­ed by the Hos­pi­tal­i­ty & Fel­low­ship Com­mit­tee.  

Please bring in flow­ers on May 26

Dur­ing wor­ship on May 26, wor­shipers are asked to bring flow­ers to the altar in hon­or of loved ones that have passed away. Fol­low­ing the ser­vices, the Hos­pi­tal­i­ty and Fel­low­ship Com­mit­tee will arrange the donat­ed flow­ers to be deliv­ered to home­bound and nurs­ing-home res­i­dents. 

   Help is need­ed to deliv­er the flow­ers. Please sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall if you could deliv­er an arrange­ment or two. Share God’s bless­ing with those that can­not attend wor­ship. Call the office at 315–457-5180 for infor­ma­tion.

Learn the His­to­ry of Nes­tle Choco­late 

at Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group Pro­gram

Mon­day, May 20 at 7:15 pm

Every­one is wel­come to this local his­to­ry pro­gram.

His­to­ri­an Jim Farfaglia will present his book, Nestlé in
Ful­ton, New York: How Sweet It Was
He will share inter­views with for­mer Nestlé work­ers,
research of the company’s 100 years in Ful­ton, and his
reflec­tions of its impor­tance to Cen­tral New York.

Call the church at 315–457-5180 to let us
know if you plan to attend.

Ush­ers need­ed for June wor­ship ser­vices

Vol­un­teers are need­ed to ush­er dur­ing wor­ship ser­vices through­out June. Please sign up on the sheet post­ed in
Fel­low­ship Hall, or con­tact Tom Pelkey for infor­ma­tion.

View the Sight & Sounds movie,
The Psalms of David — May 19 at 12:30 pm

View the Bib­li­cal-themed dra­ma The Psalms of David today. Bring a bag lunch and meet in the down­stairs gath­er­ing area to eat before the movie begins.

24th annu­al

Chick­en BBQ

Sat­ur­day, June 1

Cost is $11 for a full meal.  

Please sign up to help.

Lim­it­ed quan­ti­ty.

Served 12 to 4 pm only.

You can reserve yours now!

Sup­port Brown Memo­r­i­al UMC Misions

The Teen Life Skills Group at Brown Memo­r­i­al UMC is rais­ing funds to par­tic­i­pate in a mis­sion trip in July. The group will be led by Pas­tor BJ Nor­rix.

They are host­ing a Spaghet­ti Din­ner on June 15 at Belle­vue UMC (4–7 pm), and a Beau­ti­ful Mess Con­cert on June 21 at Uni­ver­si­ty UMC (7 pm).

For infor­ma­tion, con­tact the church at 315–457-5180.

Videos of May 12 wor­ship on YouTube

9:30 am Ser­mon “What Makes Us Deserv­ing of God’s Spe­cial Atten­tion?”

9:30 am Com­plete Wor­ship Ser­vice

9:30 am “What This Church Means To Us”

- Mar­shall & Zachary Bai­ley (Video tak­en from the Con­gre­ga­tion’s per­spec­tive as Mar­shall presents the Chil­dren’s Message/Mission Moment using the video of he and Zachary hav­ing a dia­logue).

“What Does Church Mean To You?” (Video that Mar­shall cre­at­ed for the mis­sion moment).

Trav­el to Ober­am­mer­gau Ger­many
to see the 2020 Pas­sion Play

This play was first per­formed in 1634. It result­ed from a vow made by the inhab­i­tants of the vil­lage that if God spared them from the effects of the bubon­ic plague then sweep­ing the region they would per­form a pas­sion play every ten years. It is per­formed in the years end­ing in 0 in the vil­lage of Ober­am­mer­gau, Ger­many.

Cicero UMC is plan­ning a group trip 

June 29 — July 5, 2020

It is being orga­nized by Rose Ather­ton. The trip will also include trav­el­ing through the Swiss Alps & Ger­many. They invite any­one from Liv­er­pool UMC to come.

Con­tact Rose for the full itin­er­ary and pric­ing.
Reser­va­tions are due by June 3.

315–440-9909 or

Learn about the pas­sion play at