October Activities

DRIVE THRU BBQ – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! Join us for our semi-annual Drive Thru BBQ Friday, October 15, 2021 4:30p – until gone! No pre-orders will be taken – Take Out Only

THE CHURCH FALL CLEANUP We don’t want to “LEAF” anyone behind…so Mark Your Calendars! Come one, come all to help “harvest” those leaves and weeds. This year’s cleanup will be held on Saturday, October 30th from 8am – Noon. And don’t worry…I’ll remind you a few more times before the 30th!!


We are recognizing all of our loved ones that have died, on Sunday, November 7th. If you would like someone recognized please get your requests to the office by Monday, November 1st

**Outdoor Worship will continue until further notice
Service time is 10 a.m. If we need to move inside due to weather, we will meet in the Sanctuary, wear masks, & social distance. You can still remain in cars and listen in parking lot.


Nurture Outreach is collecting for our project through September
Please remember that the items are for shoeboxes and need to fit that size. Thank you!
Note: We are accepting donations to assist with the $9 postage cost for each shoebox.

Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy trucks, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light and make noise (extra batteries)
School Supplies: Pens, pencils, sharpeners, crayons, markers, stamp and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books.
Hygiene Items: MOST IN NEED – toothbrush, (NO TOOTHPASTE), mild bar soap (in plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
Used or damaged items, war-related toys, chocolate, food, out-of-date candy, toothpaste, liquids, lotions, medications, vitamins, no breakables, glass or aerosol cans.


Next date is: October 20th ~ 10a-2p

November Activities

VOLUNTEER SIGNUP TODAY The Election Day Baked Food Sale will be here before we know it November 2nd, and we are calling on all bakers to lend a hand to make it a success! The sign-up sheet for the Baked Food Sale will be available on a clipboard during the outdoor services Please Sign-up TODAY If you have any questions about the sale or signing up, please contact Barb Canan. Thanks!

General Information


Nurture Outreach will be selling flowers after Sunday Worship The bouquets are $5/each and proceeds go to funding our programs.


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 are planning to have our “Home for the Holidays Bazaar” this year!!! The “Next to New/New to You” sale, bake sale, crafts and the luncheon will all be a part of the bazaar. In our efforts to do this safely we’ve had to make a few changes: ~ Lunch will be take-out only, with the same great menu! ~ The number of people in VandeVate Hall at one time will be monitored closely as well as a separate entrance and exit. ~ Start working on your crafts and setting aside your treasures. ~ However, because we may be forced to cancel last minute 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.

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.