March Activities


Please join us, on Thursdays @ 10am for our Lenten Bible Study!

Please join us for a Discernment Study Immediately following service @ 11:30am in VandeVate Hall This Final study will be held on Sunday, 3/26 Please direct questions to Parish Council Leadership: Darlene Canan, Rich Denison, Nancy Haak, Doug Hastings, Jeff Klem, Wanda Klem, Katie Scott, Joe Stramonine If you would like to do your own research on this topic you can find information on the United Methodist Church website (, The Global Methodist Website ( or by listening to videos at from Adam Hamilton (UMC) or Rob Renfroe (GMC).

We had a great time last month…Please join us on: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 @ 10am for our Monthly Breakfast Social We will be meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Bring a Dish to Pass & your own place setting – All are Welcome to Attend
This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with community members & church family!!
For questions contact Barb Sanger (315-524-3389) or Dawn Russell (315-576-0857)

April Activities

Next dates are: April 5th & April 19th

Sunday 4-2-23 10:00am Palm/Passion Sunday Service Sanctuary
Thursday 4-6-23 6:00pm Maundy Thursday Soup & Communion VandeVate Hall
Friday 4-7-23 3:00pm Good Friday Service Sanctuary
Sunday 4-9-23 8:30am Early Easter Service Outdoor Gazebo (weather permitting) 10:00am Easter Service Sanctuary

HELP NEEDED FOR MAUNDY THURSDAY We are having soup and bread for Maundy Thursday, April 6th @ 6pm and need help. If you would be willing to make soup or provide a loaf of sliced Italian bread, please sign up on the bulletin board. Questions or need a recipe see Darlene Canan.

General Information

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
Television notifications will be limited to major businesses and schools.


If you have a request after office hours, please begin by contacting:
Nancy Haak 585-943-1844 or
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!

Additional Options to Participate in Weekly Worship

We are blessed to be back our sanctuary to worship together each week, but we are still offering some other options that enable you to participate and view our weekly worship service. You can veiw our worship service via facebook and also by You Tube TV. You may also still hear the service from our parking lot by tuning into the FM radio station 101.9 during our service. 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.

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 Shawl Ministry

Arlene Michelsen has handed the oversight of the Prayer Shawl
Ministry to Barb Sanger. Going forward, if you have any questions,
please reach out to Barb. 315-524-3389
If you know how to knit or crochet and would like to assist with making
the prayer shawls, we are in GREAT need of more knitters.
(Because Barb does not knit!!)