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January Activities

Safe Haven Respite Care
ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!

GENESEE VALLEY LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Genesee Valley District Leadership Training Event informed to transform 12 – Saturday, February 6, 2021 All workshops will be held online via zoom. All workshops are free This training is for clergy, laypersons, leaders, and those looking to lead, those who are spiritually enriched and those seeking more. Workshops offered: Methodism 101; Getting Started in Online Ministry, Hope or Hype, and Regional Superintendency Model Please contact geneseevalleydistrict@unyumc.org for more information.

WARM CLOTHING & BEDDING DRIVE

Nurture-Outreach is conducting a Warm Clothing & Bedding Drive to give to needy people in our community. The drive will go into February. You may drop off clean items, in bags, during church office hours or on Sundays direct questions to Judy McMillan @ 315-524-4219

February Activities

LENTEN BIBLE STUDY

Our Lenten Bible Study will begin on February 11th for 6 weeks. A Lenten study based on uncertain times ‘Embracing the Uncertain”, by Magrey R. DeVega. Please let me know if you want a copy of the book (although not necessary for the study)

General Information


New Options to Participate in Weekly Worship

We are blessed to have talented people who are willing to give us time and expertise in many areas in order to help us worship safely. With the increase in COVID numbers in our county and surrounding areas we have had to think outside the box.

Thanks to Jerry Goodenough, Joe Stramonine, and others, we are able to provide you with several ways to connect in worship. We will keep the sanctuary open for as long as we are able to meet the number requirements and safe distance rules.

We will also simulcast the service to VandeVate Hall during worship times for those who would like more distance from others than the sanctuary provides.

You may also still hear the service from our parking lot by tuning into the FM radio station 101.9 during our service.

Thanks to Jerry we are taping the entire service to Facebook.

Remember we are still able to email or snail mail our worship elements so if you decide to go with a non-attendance option please contact the church office so we can get you the bulletin.

Also, if you have any other suggestions or comments, we would appreciate receiving your ideas.

Joys and Concerns

There will be a basket in Motley Hall for you to drop a note for any Joys & Concerns you’d like prayers for and/or listed in the bulletin.

The requests in the basket will be gathered every Sunday, during worship service.

WEATHER & EMERGENCY CANCELLATION NOTIFICATIONS
We will post cancellations on our Facebook Page and will keep our NOUMC website updated.
However, for up to the minute cancellation notifications please check on Radio Stations:
WHAM 1180, 98 PXY, 92.5 WBEE, 98.9 The Buzz and 96.5 WCMF or www.13wham.com
Television notifications will be limited to major businesses and schools.

Family Promise of Wayne County

There will be a basket in Motley Hall for you to drop a note for any Joys & Concerns you’d like prayers for and/or listed in the bulletin.

The requests in the basket will be gathered every Sunday, during worship service.

Beginning in March, NOUMC has made a commitment to help support the Family Promise of Wayne County. Please consider donating from the items listed in the column, below, and place items in marked container in Narthex.

Cleaning products
– Dish detergent
– Scrubbing/Scouring pads
– Sponges
– 409
– Disinfecting wipes

Paper Products
– Kleenex
– Paper Towels
– Paper Plates, Bowls and/or Cups
– Storage Bags — Quart & Gallon
– Aluminum Foil
– Plastic Wrap

Prayer Warriors

If you would like to be added to the prayer chain to receive notice of anyone in need of immediate prayers, please contact Gerry Whitmire or Mary Gwen Todd and give them your email address.

Transportation Ministry Opportunity

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to provide transportation, periodically, for those in need. You would take parishioners to such places as doctor appointments, grocery store, church, etc. If you are interested in this ministry opportunity, please contact Gerry Whitmire at 524-5570. Thank you.

VIM Reminder

The Volunteers in Missions Team (VIM) has an account with Sparky’s Cans & Bottles on the corner of Ontario Center Road and Route 104.  Those who wish to donate their cans and bottles may drop them off at Sparky’s and indicate that the proceeds should be sent to North Ontario United Methodist Church.  Sparky’s Hours:  Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Weekend Back-Pack Food Program

At the end of September, once again we will begin the Weekend Backpack Food Program with the Wayne Central School District. As a result, we would greatly appreciate any donations to supplement the food packs. Items we are looking for include:

  • Canned fruit in juice
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned tuna in water or foil pack tuna
  • Dried fruit multi-packs such as raisins
  • Microwave soups, Macaroni & cheese, Spaghetti-O’s, and/or popcorn
  • Instant Oatmeal & multi-pack cereals
  • Quaker Snack Bars
  • Fresh fruit – seedless oranges, apples
  • 100% juice boxes or pouches
  • Multi-packs of peanut butter
  • Milk

All items need to be shelf-stable, easy to prepare, nutritious, kid-friendly, and individually packaged. Thank you!

Prayer Shawls

There are Prayer Shawls that will be displayed Every 2nd Sunday of the Month.  They are on the Alter for anyone to take.  We ask that you tell either Barb, Arlene or Gerry – that way they can keep a record.