Announcements for July 14, 2019

Join faith friends at a Syracuse Mets game

Tuesday, July 23, is United Methodist Church night at NBT Stadium as the Syracuse Mets take on the Indianapolis Indians. Join Methodists from our church and other area churches for fun at the ballpark.

 • Starting at 4:45 pm, come to the tailgate party in the parking lot sponsored by the Crossroads District United Methodist Men. Bring a dish to pass, your own beverages and table service, and enjoy complimentary hot dogs and coneys provided by the UMM in exchange for donation of a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank of Central NY.

 • If you wish, join in singing the National Anthem at home plate at 6:15 pm.

 • Game time is 6:35 pm. Watch as Pastor Brian Homan throws out the ceremonial first pitch! Say a prayer that he can get it over home plate.

Tickets are on sale for $10 in Fellowship Hall.

Summer LIFE meets Sundays at 10 am & Fridays at 6 pm in July & August.  Teens in grades 7 – 12 invited!

Nursery volunteers needed

The church nursery needs volunteers this summer. Please contact Karen Gloyd if you would help care for infants and toddlers during the 10 am Sunday worship service. Thank you!

Blessings in a Backpack food collection

During this summer,  Blessings in a Backpack is collecting fruit and grain bars for Seymour School. Any brand or flavor is great – just no nuts. We do this so we will be ready to feed 200 children each weekend during the school year. Hungry children need to do schoolwork and not be distracted by a “rumbling tummy”. Thank you for continued support of this program. Information is at the collection bin in the church corridor.

Meet & Greet with Pastor Bob Vizthum

Wednesdays, July 24 or August 28, at 6:30 pm

Meet Pastor Bob in a small informal setting in Memorial Lounge on July 24 or August 28 at 6:30 pm. Enjoy cookies and coffee provided by members of SPRC. There is space for 20 people each night so you will have an opportunity to get to know him. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall.

Summer Worship is at 10 am

The nursery is open throughout the
summer during the 10 am worship service.

Summer Sundays Children’s Program
Through August 18 at 10 am

For children who completed kindergarten – 6th grade. Have children dress comfortably as some sessions involve outside activities.

For details contact Karen Gloyd at 315-457-5180.

Summer BBQs: July 25 & August 22

Drive-up for takeout

$6 per half chicken

50 cent sides (baked beans, cole slaw, roll, cookie, bottled water).

3 to 6 pm or sold out 

Drive to the rear portico to pick up.

RESERVE ahead on the clipboards provided, or just come to church those Thursday afternoons. Call 315-457-5180 for information.

Pick up a daily devotional guide 

The July-August issue of the Upper Room daily devotional is available in both large print and pocket-size. Pick one up in the narthex (near the purple doors) or at the Information Center table in main corridor. These are free; donations are welcome to cover their cost, and may be left in the box at Information Table.

Reserve a Sunday to purchase Altar Flowers

Flower sponsors are needed for July 21, August 18, and
September 22 & 29. To order altar flowers in memory or honor of someone, call the church at 315-457-5180. You may take the flowers with you after that day’s worship service.

Senior Ministries Update

We are accepting reservations for the following:

Saturday, September 7

Motor Coach to Lake George

$70 per person

Luncheon cruise on the Lac Du Saint Sacrement

Wednesday, September 18

Motor Coach trip to

Made in America Store &
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure

$65 per person

Joint trip with St. Joseph the Worker Seniors

Saturday, October 5

Motor Coach to Old Forge

Lunch at VanAuken’s Inne & train ride from
Thendara Train Station to Otter Lake and back

Shopping at The Old Forge Hardware

$65 per person

For details pick up a
flyer from our binder in Fellowship Hall.

All trips for July & August are closed

How to contact church staff

Church Office: 315-457-5180
Pastor Bob Vizthum: 717-885-3498

Karen Gloyd

Kate Smith 

Elizabeth Mengel 

Nancy B. James

Rev. Bob Vizthum

Bill Young 

PEACE senior luncheon – Mondays at noon

For seniors age 60 and older. Call PEACE at 315-470-3331 to reserve a meal. Suggested contribution, $3. Spouses & guests under age 60 welcome for suggested $6.

    Menu for July 15 is grilled chicken and field green salad, minestrone soup, and rainbow sherbet; for July 22 is meatball sub on whole wheat roll, Italian green beans, and pineapple; for July 29 is vegetable lasagne, spinach salad, honeydew melon and whole wheat roll.

Save the date: CROP Walk is October 20!

Help serve a meal at Brown Memorial UMC

Outreach will prepare and serve the Sunday dinner at Brown Memorial UMC on August 4. We’re planning a cookout and need your help. From supplying hot dogs or baked beans, to cooking the ‘dogs’ on the grill (in the Brown Memorial parking lot) and serving people who may not see too many hot meals, you are encouraged to help and be a part of this mission. As those of you who have served at Brown in the past have learned, as well as those who made sandwiches for the Samaritan Center last Sunday, serving others is what we’re made to do. It’s evident by the smiles it brings to our faces. Details to come.

Live your faith through action.

Volunteer Opportunities

Christian Education & Family Ministries 

Assist a teacher or serve as a substitute for Sunday morning or Wednesday evening programs, help set up or clean up from events, direct games, serve snacks, lead songs, monitor hallways, or welcome new families.

Lead in Faith 

Assist with worship, teach a short term Bible study for Advent or Lent, host a small group discussion.

Help a Committee 

Dinner/Fundraising, Outreach & Missions, Finance, Education, Library & Archives, Prayer Quilt Ministry, Prayerful Threads Knit & Crochet group, Office Helpers

Share your Song 

Wesley Bell Ringers, Alleluia Choir, Chancel Choir, Praise Band

Care for Others 

Visit homebound and nursing home residents, prepare meals for those recovering from illness or surgery

Hospitality, Safety, & Welcoming 

Greet at entrances, usher during worship, serve coffee and refreshments

Remember to wear a name tag

Help Pastor Bob Vizthum get to know you by wearing your name tag.

Tags are stored somewhat alphabetically in the holders located in the main hall by the coat rack. 

If you don’t have a name tag, you may fill out a sticker at the Information Center table in the main corridor.

If you would like to have a name tag, contact Elizabeth or Kate in the church office at
315-457-5180 or at or 

Or ask Kay Phillips or Ginny Tilden during coffee hour.


Woodworkers needed

Members of the United Methodist Men’s Club have been asked to take on a project to enhance our sanctuary. If you have wood working skills and access to good tools and equipment, please consider helping. Contact Rich Ertinger for information at 315-263-5672 or