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!