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A Message from the Staff Parish Relations Committee:

We are excited to welcome Rev. O’Connor-Slater to our church. She has extensive service that includes appointments in Ellisburg, Solvay, Liverpool, Fulton and Delmar (outside Albany). Prior to her appointment in Delmar, Rev. Deborah was the Director of Transitional Ministry for the Upper New York Annual Conference. She has served as a District Superintendent and a local church pastor since her entry into ordained ministry in 1981.She retired in 2017, and likes to read mystery novels, knit, walk, and spend time with her children and grandchildren at her Oneida River home in Brewerton. She is married to Rev. Alan D. Kinney.

Please join us in offering a warm welcome and a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Rev. O’Connor-Slater as
she joins us this Sunday and, in the months ahead.

SPRC Committee


November 8, SUNDAY
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
9:30 a.m., In Person Worship
Message: “Characteristics of a Generous Person”
Scripture: Proverbs 11:25-31, Matthew 6:19-21
Click here at 9:30 am on Sunday, November 8th for access to the Worship Service and Moment for the Young at Heart.
*Please help us spread God’s word by sharing our online worship service on your social media feeds.
4:00p.m., Troop 51 Leadership Meeting, Green Lakes

November 9, Monday
7p.m., BSA Troops 51 & 153

November 10, Tuesday
6 p.m., Girl Scouts Troop 60873

November 11, Wednesday
7p.m., Outreach Committee Zoom Meeting

November 12, Thursday
6:30p.m., Cub Scout Pack 153
6p.m., Worship Committee Zoom Meeting
7p.m., Present Over Perfect Study

November 13, Sunday
9:30a.m., Worship

Pledge Information

When you pledge at FUMC, your pledge amount stays private. Grace Portzline, our Financial Secretary is the only person who sees the pledge amount.


If you are thinking early about Christmas this year, perhaps you might like to include a gift of a can of coffee for the clients at the F-M Community Food Pantry. During the month of November,
we will be collecting cans of coffee here at FUMC. There will be a collection box inside the office entrance. If you would like to make a cash donation to the food pantry, you can drop it off here at the church. If you would like to send a check, please mail it to:

FM Food Pantry
P.O. Box 626
Manlius, NY 13104

We average 150 families, and the coffee is collected through November to begin client’s foods distribution in December. If you have any questions, please contact Lois Vitale.

Outreach Scrap Metal For Sale
Contact Harry Gill (call church office for phone number)

Church Members: A donation of your choice to Outreach
Friends, neighbors, families in need- will quote price
-Craftsman 9HP 26in. Snowblower- Good Condition
-John Deere 7HP 24in. Snowblower- Excellent Condition
-Gas Power 3HP Leaf Blower- Fair Condition
-Craftsman Leaf Shredder/Wood Chipper- Good Condition

Prayer Shawl Ministry

I don’t know about you, but each year I receive unsolicited cards and calendars. As you receive these please consider setting them aside for the Prayer Shawl Ministry Group and AARP. These are then given to folks along with a lap robe at Christmastime. If you are returning to church this month you can put the calendars and cards in a box that has been placed just inside the front door. If you are not returning just yet feel free to call Cora Reals and she will be glad to pick them up. Thank you for your help.

Christian Education

Present Over Perfect Study

November 19, 7:00pm
December 3, 7:00pm

You will need the Present Over Perfect Study Guide available at Amazon and Cokesbury. The Present Over Perfect book is recommended but not required. Please contact Kathy Fortner at for the zoom meeting link if interested


Restricted bequests (those that are given specifically for scholarships, camperships, capital maintenance, etc.) legally and ethically may NOT be used to pay general budget items like utilities, salaries, etc. If you have questions, please contact me. -Judy Smith/Trustee