September Activities


Nurture/Outreach will be selling flowers at Sunday Worship into the Fall. The bouquets are $5 each and the proceeds to offset the postage cost for Operation Christmas Child boxes.

Safe Haven Respite Care

Next dates are: September 21st

Welcome Back Indoors for Worship

Indoor Worship will resume on Sunday, September 11, 2022 Services will return to 10 a.m. Streaming of the service will be available on our Facebook page.

After Worship Pot Luck Lunch & Conversation
Bishop Mark Webb recently addressed the laity of the church concerning some potential changes coming to the United Methodist Church which will affect all churches. This address can be viewed on the Conference website at
We will have a meeting with Rev. David Underwood, District Superintendent Associate, on September 11th immediately following service, in VandeVate Hall. Your attendance will be appreciated. ~ Before the meeting we will enjoy a potluck lunch. Bring a dish to pass. ~ Bring any questions you may have during this time or speak with Pastor Linda.

Pre order your 2023 God’s Creations calendar now!
Just put your name on the signup sheet on the bulletin board and we will reserve your calendar.
Are you tired of hearing about all the prices going up as a result of the pandemic? Well, you can
buy this beautiful calendar for the same $10 price as last year. These calendars make great
Christmas gifts and are easy and reasonable to ship anywhere in the U.S. Thank you!

The Fall Bible Study will be on:
Unshakable Hope: Building our lives on the promises of God
Beginning September 15th @ 10am in VandeVate Hall
Building our hope through the Promises of God.
Although not needed, if you would like to order a study guide,
please sign up in the office or let Pastor Linda know.

Our next Chicken BBQ will be held on
Friday, September 30th ~ 4pm – sold out – Take out only!
There will be sign-up sheets posted on the bulletin board
for helping with this event. Direct questions to Rich Denison.

October Activities

ORDINATION VIEWING PARTY Join us on Saturday, October 8th at 2:30 PM in VandeVate Hall if you would like to watch Pastor Linda’s ordination ceremony. The ceremony will take place promptly at 3:00 PM so don’t be late! Feel free to bring a snack and/or beverage to share. Questions see Darlene Canan

2022 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS BAZAAR We are planning to have our “Home for the Holidays Bazaar” this year. The dates are Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We will have sign up sheets on the main bulletin board so we can get kitchen help, bakers and food donations that will be needed to make this event a success for our congregation and our community! The “Next to New/New to You” sale, bake sale, crafts and the luncheon will all be a part of the bazaar. Because we may be forced to cancel last minute, if COVID numbers spike, the “Next to New/New to You” items will not be accepted until the week before the bazaar. Watch future bulletins and newsletters for more details. For questions, contact Darlene Canan.

General Information

If you have a request after office hours, please begin by contacting:
Gerry Whitmire 315-524-5570
Mary Gwen Todd 315-524-7756
“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-1

Please consider bringing in donations for the Family Promise of Wayne County
Below is the list of needed items. If you have questions, call the office. Thank you!
Cleaning Products
¨ Dish detergent
¨ Scrubbing/Scouring pads
¨ Sponges
¨ Paper Towels
¨ 409, or similar
¨ Disinfecting wipes
Paper Products
¨ Kleenex
¨ Paper Towels
¨ Paper Plates, Bowls and/or Cups
¨ Storage Bags—Quart & Gallon sizes
¨ Aluminum Foil
¨ Plastic Wrap


Please remember to bring your non-perishable contributions, as we are continuing to support the Ontario Food Pantry. We will make arrangements for the bin to be available at the outdoor services. Summertime can be very difficult for families – your donations are appreciated!

We have opened a booth at:
L.W. Emporium Co-Op
6355 Knickerbocker Rd, Ontario, NY 14519 Booth #109
• There are a variety of items donated by local people
• Reasonable Prices
• ALL proceeds go to the Pines of Peace
Please consider coming in for a visit and support The Pine of Peace!

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

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.

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.