News

January Activities

WE’RE UPDATING OUR DIRECTORY!! We’re asking that EVERYONE fill out the form and return it to Wendy, at the Church Office, by January 20, 2022 There are sheets in the Narthex & in the Newsletter. You’re welcome to call the office or email the information to noumc1@yahoo.com

SAFE HAVEN RESPITE CARE

Cancelled due to the pandemic.

UPDATE ON MASK MANDATE FROM THE NYS GOVERNOR Unless a church enforces a strict vaccination requirement, all persons entering church buildings must wear an appropriately fitting mask covering to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, effective Dec. 13, 2021 through Jan. 15, 2022 and beyond. There are reminder signs on entryway doors. Thank you!

CONFIRMATION CLASSES

Classes held 11:15am – 1:30pm ** Beginning with Lunch – Followed by Class Next Class – 1-23-22 – The Lord’s Prayer Encouragement & Prayers for our Participants: Matthew Chelini, Tommy Duffy, Lorelai Eaton, Tucker Eaton, Abe Pickering, Elizabeth Pickering & Gretchen Pickering

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.

PRAYER CHAIN
If you have a request after office hours, please begin by contacting:Darlene Canan

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

General Information

VIEWING WORSHIP SERVICE REMOTELY/ONLINE

Throughout the Summer, we will be providing, at the very least, a taped sermon summary. We are currently working to tape the outdoor service in its entirety. You may view through our Facebook page.

FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION

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!


PINES OF PEACE FUNDRAISING
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

VIEWING WORSHIP SERVICE REMOTELY/ONLINE

The service can be viewed live by going to the church Facebook page, open the Event for the current Sunday, then select the blue “Go To” link button. The services are actually being streamed to YouTube and we are using Facebook to create the event and provide access to the live stream link.

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.