With its grand opening on the day of the Church Bazaar, August 20th, 2nd Life Wearhouse, located on the lower level of the church, will begin our church’s offering of affordable clothing to the community on Saturdays!
There is an immediate need for a truck to transport furniture items from members’ homes to the church. Please contact Meg at 793-9728 if you can help.
Paul Cederstrom, locally famous for his delicious jellies, is looking for empty jam jars that he guarantees will be refilled just in time for the Bazaar! Please drop them them off to the church office as soon as possible!
Volunteers are needed the week of August 14th to price items. Please see Megan Phaneuf if you can help or contact her at 232-1060.
Our Food Pantry continues to grow by leaps and bounds! In April, we applied for the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program grant and were awarded $1100 from the Regional Food Bank in Albany. That is more than twice what we received in 2015! We would also like to thank the Prayer Shawl Ministry for its recent donation. We are truly blessed to have the resources to help others in our community!
The growth of the Food Pantry also means we are in need of more volunteers. Please consider covering a shift on a Tuesday or Friday (9:30 to 11 a.m.) or on a Saturday once a month (9: from Contact Cathy Meacham at 798-8586 or firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience.
How wonderful is it when a church has ministries that support the other ministries?!?
The Prayer Shawl ministry generously donated funds to the support of our church’s food pantry! The Food Pantry is deeply grateful for all the support it receives from our community! Both ministries creatively transform all who encounter its abundant fruit!
- This Sunday – The Mustard Seed (Seminarian Ian Urriola Preaching)
- July 24th – The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Rev. John Chesney Preaching)
- July 31st – The Laborers in the Vineyard (Rev. John Chesney Preaching)
- August 7th – The Widow and the Judge (Rev. Phil Preaching)
- August 14th – The Rich Man and Lazarus (Rev. Phil Preaching)
Please Join us for a Wesley Class Meeting on Sunday evenings from 6:30-7:30 or Mondays from 11:30-12:30. These are experiential faith sharing group that will meet regularly to simply answer two questions: how is it with your soul & how did you experience God’s presence in the week? Bring a sandwich (Mondays) and an open heart for listening to others share!
A series inspired by United Methodist Pastor Adam Hamilton, we’ll hear how John Wesley’s message and his faith continue to speak to 21st-century Christians—calling for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed
One Fantastic Family! Worship Series October-November
Love, Sex, Marriage, Family, Church: these topics rank at the top of what people surveyed would like to hear more about from a biblical perspective. How do our relationships inform all of our other relationships? We’ll explore these themes as we desire to become one fantastic family!
Our Spiritual Gifts – Worship Series November-December
In the season when we are most aware of gifts, we’ll explore together what gifts each of us have been given by God. Each Sunday will have interactive opportunities to learn more about what God has given to you in order that you may more effectively give that gift to others in your sphere of influence!
Beginning Monday, September 12th (6:30-8pm) and Wednesday, Sept 14th (9-10:30am), Rev. Phil will begin a Fall teaching series. We’ll join preeminent New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on location in Turkey as they trace the Apostle Paul’s footsteps throughout the Roman Empire. This 12-session DVD and web-based study explores fresh insights into Paul’s message of the Kingdom of God, its challenge to Roman imperial theology, and the apostle’s radical relevance for today.
- Aug. 7th – Our 8:30 Service will be held at Shepard’s Park in conjunction with Lake George UMC
- August 14th – A combined 9:30 “Under the Tent” worship service will be held in front of the church
- August 21st – A combined 9:30 worship service with Holy Baptism or “Remembering Your Baptism” opportunities will be held up at Shepard’s Park, Lake George (Note Location Change).
Family Services Association of Glens Falls is requesting donations for its Feet First program, which provides new school shoes for children in low-income households. To learn more, call 793-0797 or visit www.fsaglensfalls.org.
A backpack drive is underway to help provide the basic school supplies for kids whose parents are struggling financially. A box is located in the solarium entrance for donations of: #2 pencils, crayons, colored pencils, pink erasers, pencil cases, pocket folders, lined paper, 3-ring binders, tab dividers, marble notebooks, 5-subject notebooks, 1-subject notebooks, blue pens and highlighters. Please contact Sandy Wild at 745-1522 for further information or visit convergeyouth.com.