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Saturday (6/23/18)
9 am-2 pm: RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, Homer Hall

Sunday (6/24/18) – ONE SERVICE
5thSunday after Pentecost
9:30 am: Worship Service
Sermon: “Final Words”
9:30 am: Children’s Church (after the Children’s Message)
10:30 am: Retirement Reception for Pastor Bob and Gigi

Tuesday (6/26/18)
9 am: Bone Builders (Faith Hall)
7 pm: Venture Crew, Faith Hall

Wednesday (6/27/18)
7 am: ROMEOS
6:30 pm: Girl Scouts, Homer Hall

Thursday (6/28/18)
9 am: Bone Builders, Faith Hall
10:30 am: Family Play Date, Mill Run Park in Manlius

Sunday (7/01/18) – ONE SERVICE
6th Sunday after Pentecost
9:30 am: Worship Service
Sermon: “The Only Door,” Rev. Ron Sellers
Scripture: John 10:1-10
9:30 am: Children’s Church (after the Children’s Message)

JUNE BACKPACK MINISTRY: Our June recipient is a 10-year-old girl, slightly built.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: FUMC continues its welcome to the Red Cross and its life-saving work. You can donate blood in Homer Hall on Saturday, June 23rd from 9 am to 2 pm. Thank you! (please see attached flyer)


39TH ANNUAL UNITED METHODIST NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK, TUESDAY, JULY 17TH:  It’s time again for the United Methodist Night at the Ballpark! Tuesday, July 17th at NBT Bank Stadium, near DestiNY USA and the Regional Transportation Center on the north side of Syracuse. Our opponent is defending Triple A National Champion Durham Bulls, top farm team of the Tampa Bay Rays. The  UNY Conference-wide tailgate party begins at 4:45 pm. Bring a dish to pass and your own drinks and table service. The district United Methodist Men will be grilling hot dogs and coneys for all. Bring with you some non-perishable foods or canned goods to donate to the Food Bank of CNY. Join the Conference as we sing the National Anthem at home plate at 6:15. At 6:35 District Admin Anne Hutchins will lead with the first pitch! Please contact Steve Ranous at or 315-427-3515 with any questions.


Please note that from June 25 to 29 the church office will be closed in the morning and open from approximately 3 pm to 5 or 6 pm. Our Office Manager, Cathy Gibbons, is participating in the city-wide Group Work Camps (sponsored by her church) that week and needs to be on site in the mornings. 400+ kids and adults are coming from across the country to work on home repairs, drawn especially by the extreme poverty reported in Syracuse city neighborhoods. Work Camp 2018 is grateful to FUMC’s Outreach donation ($500), which will help with purchase of needed building supplies. Your prayers for Work Camp 2018 are most appreciated. Thank you!

Summer Office Hours from July 2 through Labor Day will be from 9 am to 1 pm. Please leave messages on the 315-637-4413 answering machine and Cathy will return your calls as soon as possible.

FAMILY PLAY DATE (6/28, 10:30AM): Families with young children are invited to meet at Mill Run Park in Manlius. There will be a sign-up for sandwiches and snacks at worship this Sunday (6/24) or you can sign-up at For details see Kristen Johnson.

CHURCH PICNIC/POTLUCK (7/15, 11:00AM):  Our annual church picnic will be here at the church after worship. Please plan to bring a main dish, side/salad, or dessert to share; personal tableware; and any outdoor activities (for good weather) or board games (for any weather) to play with our church family. Food sign-up sheets will be available starting 6/24. The church will be providing water and lemonade to drink (we will not be grilling this year).

COMING IN AUGUST: Sunday School and Christian Education registration for fall classes will begin in early August.

SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, September 9th will be our Christian Education kick-off for 2018-2019.