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