Announcements for August 18, 2019

Get to know Pas­tor Bob Vizthum
Meet & Greet Time With Pas­tor
Wednes­day, August 28

Start­ing at 6:30 pm

Share con­ver­sa­tion with Pas­tor Bob in an infor­mal gath­er­ing in the Memo­r­i­al Lounge. 

Enjoy cook­ies and cof­fee pro­vid­ed by SPRC.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion is lim­it­ed to 20 peo­ple.
Sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall.

BBQ can­celled

After con­sid­er­a­tion of vol­un­teer avail­abil­i­ty, Dinner/Fundraising Com­mit­tee has can­celled the August 22 (Thurs­day) BBQ. Thank you vol­un­teers for your help with the June and July bar­be­cues. We raised $1,576 for the church bud­get (plus $175 from Delta Son­ic coupon sales). Look for­ward to the tra­di­tion­al June BBQ and revamped July/August 2020 events.

Addi­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Greeters Need­ed

Our first year of Secu­ri­ty Greeters has been very suc­cess­ful. Three or four new vol­un­teers are need­ed to replace those rotat­ing off. There is a short ori­en­ta­tion. Con­tact Jason Hoy ASAP through the church at 315–457-5180 to serve one Sun­day a month.

Cross­roads Dis­trict offers Life in the Spir­it Sem­i­nar — Sep­tem­ber 20–22

Learn about the per­son and work of the Holy Spir­it — the third per­son of the Trin­i­ty — and enter the full­ness of Jesus Christ through the pow­er of the Holy Spir­it. It is not just an event about the Holy Spir­it. It is an event with the Holy Spir­it, where the Spir­it is an active par­tic­i­pant.

This team-taught sem­i­nar includes scrip­ture ref­er­ences and per­son­al tes­ti­mo­ny. The mate­r­i­al is designed to break down bar­ri­ers, dis­pel myths and fears, and cre­ate a hunger for the gifts of God’s Spir­it to be man­i­fest­ed in a new and vital way in the life of the believ­er and in the life of the church.

A relat­ed devo­tion­al guide is offered for every day from now through Sep­tem­ber 20. Copies are on the table at the church Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter, and online at

Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 20, 2019 from 7 — 9 pm and Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 21, from 9 am — 4 pm at Bel­lvue Heights UMC, 2112 South Ged­des Street, Syra­cuse

Down­load reg­is­tra­tion form at

Cost is $20. Reg­is­ter and send your check by August 20
and pay only $15! Come for all or part of the week­end!

Bless­ings in a Back­pack is col­lect­ing
fruit & grain bars for Sey­mour School

Any brand or fla­vor is great – just no nuts. We are prepar­ing to feed 200 chil­dren each week­end dur­ing the school year. For a lot of kids, food is their most impor­tant school sup­ply. Infor­ma­tion is at the col­lec­tion bin in the cor­ri­dor.

Live faith through action: Vol­un­teer

Call the church at 315–457-5180 to get in touch with lead­ers

Help need­ed dur­ing Sun­day wor­ship to oper­ate the pow­er point pre­sen­ta­tion — con­tact Eliz­a­beth Men­gel

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. Con­tact Karen Gloyd 

Lead in Faith 

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

Con­tact Rev. Bob Vizthum or Sharon Hart­man

Help a Com­mit­tee 

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

Share your Song 

Wes­ley Bell Ringers, Chan­cel Choir, Praise Band Con­tact Nan­cy B. James or Becky Dun­stone (Bells)

Care for Oth­ers 

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

Con­tact Lor­rie LaDuke or Tom Pelkey (meal pro­gram)

Hos­pi­tal­i­ty, Safe­ty, & Wel­com­ing 

Greet at entrances, ush­er dur­ing wor­ship, serve cof­fee and refresh­ments Con­tact Ron­i­ca Put­man (greet); Tom Pelkey (ush­ers), Jason Hoy (safe­ty), Lor­rie LaDuke (hos­pi­tal­i­ty)

Inter­est­ed in Methodist His­to­ry?

UNY Unit­ed Methodist His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety annu­al fall meet­ing is Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 14 at the Cort­land UMC. Depart at 10 am, return by 4 pm. The meet­ing will be at 11 am

fol­lowed by the pro­gram: a cos­tumed “cir­cuit rid­er” telling what his life was like 200 years ago. Dona­tion lunch at 1 pm. See Sue Slenker for a ride if inter­est­ed.

Plan ahead: The North­east Juris­dic­tion­al Com­mis­sion on Archives and His­to­ry meets May 19–21, 2020, in Auburn. High­lights will be on the 100th anniver­sary of women’s right to vote and on Har­ri­et Tubman’s hero­ic life and fight from slav­ery to free­dom. Some pro­grams open to the pub­lic.

Walk is Octo­ber 20 begin­ning at 1 pm

Starts at Ononda­ga Lake Park in Wil­low Bay — vis­it for details and to make a dona­tion, start a per­son­al fundrais­ing page, or start a team!