November Activities

MARK YOUR CALENDARS- DECORATING FOR ADVENT Monday, November 22nd @ 9:30am – we will be decorating the Sanctuary for Advent. If you are interested in assisting with the decorating, please let Darlene Canan know.

HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS Wendy will be out of the office November 23rd & 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Pastor Linda will have limited hours, but will be available by phone. Office will be Closed for Thanksgiving, November 25th – 26th

CONFIRMATION CLASSES Classes held 11:15am – 1:30pm ** Beginning with Lunch – Followed by Class Next Class – 11-28-21: Morality Encouragement & Prayers for our Participants: Matthew Chelini, Tommy Duffy, Lorelai Eaton, Tucker Eaton, Abe Pickering, Elizabeth Pickering & Gretchen Pickering

CHILDREN’S TIME RESUMING Children’s Time, during Worship Service, will be resuming Next week, November 28th. Pastor Linda will be leading Children’s Time through December

December Activities

SAFE HAVEN RESPITE CARE December Dates: December 1st & 15th ~ 10a-2p

PIES FOR THE PINES Reminder – If you signed up to make a pie, Pines of Peace will confirm with you the commitment of homemade pies by Monday December 13th. Drop Off your Pies for the Pines on Thursday, December 16th by noon. Pines of Peace ~ 2378 Ridge Rd., Ontario, NY Any questions should be directed to: Pines of Peace at (315)524-2388 or email us at

CHRISTMAS CAROLING Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 16th @ 6pm And join us for a fun evening of Christmas Caroling! We’ll be meeting in the church parking lot at 6pm. Direct questions to Lee Stramonine

ADVENT 2021 – ‘ALL IS BRIGHT’ HOME STUDY The Education Team has chosen the Devotional Coloring Book – All Is Bright – as the Advent all church take home study for 2021. Each family unit will receive a copy and a box of colored pencils. The book provides a wonderful way for our individual families and our church family to be together, in spirit, everyday of the Advent Season as we read and meditate on Christ through the devotions and coloring of the picture that accompanies each devotion. They will be distributed throughout November. Enjoy! If you are not at church but would like one, please contact Wanda Klem (585)330-7907.

ADVENT GIVING CALENDAR – ONTARIO FOOD PANTRY The mission team has agreed to coordinate a restocking of the food pantry after the holidays. They are asking for your help. We have included a list of food pantry items to purchase throughout Advent this year and bring your goodies to church on January 9th for dedication. These will be taken to the Ontario Food Pantry after the dedication.

General Information


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.


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


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.

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
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.