Activities, December 4 — 11, 2016

On December 2, 2016, in Events, by MUMC

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Read our December 2016 Newsletter

Advent, Second SundaySunday, December 4

10:00 A.M. – Second Sunday of Advent Worship Service, with Communion

Worship Assistants

Altar Steward – Lynn Visconti

Greeter – Sylvia Allen

Acolyte – David Cordone

Lay Reader – Karen Poole

Counters – Mary Lou Carpenter-Bjorkman & Bruce Holman

Deadline for pastor to receive poinsettia orders and for Angel Tree gifts

11:00 A.M. – MY GOD Youth Group meeting

Noon – 4:00 – Benefit Dinner for the Fellows – Barnhart Family, chicken & biscuits, $9.00 per person.

2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. – Jerry Bailey Calling Hours, Foster Funeral Home, Fulton

3:00 P.M. – Everywhere Christmas Tonight, by Concinnity, Church of the Resurrection, Oswego

 

Monday, December 5

10:00 A.M. – Jerry Bailey Funeral Service

6:30 P.M. – Worship & Music Team meeting

 

Tuesday, December 6

9:00 A.M. – Oswego County New Horizons Chorus rehearsal

10:30 A.M. – RSVP Osteoporosis Exercise Program

4:00 P.M. – Sounds of Brass rehearsal

6:00 P.M. – Cub Scouts meeting

6:30 P.M. – Concinnity rehearsal

 

Wednesday, December 7

Deadline for reservations to the pastor for the Joy of Christmas Dinner

9:00 A.M. – Oswego County New Horizons Band rehearsal

6:00 P.M. – Daisy Girl Scouts meeting

 

Thursday, December 8

9:00 A.M. – Noon – Clergy Day Apart

10:00 A.M. – RSVP Osteoporosis Exercise Program

6:00 P.M. – Cadette Girl Scouts meeting

6:30 P.M. – Chancel Choir rehearsal

 

Sunday, December 11

8:30 A.M. – UM Men’s Breakfast, all men welcome

10:00 A.M. – Third Sunday of Advent Worship Service

Worship Assistants

Altar Steward – Lynn Visconti

Greeter – Ginger Faehl

Acolyte – Jeffrey Barnhart

Lay Reader – Sue Comerford

Counters – Mary Lou Carpenter-Bjorkman & Sue Comerford

4:00 P.M. – Joy of Christmas Concert

6:00 P.M. – Joy of Christmas Dinner (reservations required)

 

Looking Ahead . . . . .

Sunday, December 18, 2:00 – 4:00 P.M., Pastor Chuck’s Parsonage Christmas Open House

Remember to bring your used clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys to the collection shed behind the education building and invite your family, friends, and neighbors to do likewise.

Commemorative Christmas Ornaments are available for sale. The 2016 ornament features pictures of the current and previous Town Hall and notes that 2016 is the centennial year of the Town of Minetto. The 2015 ornament has pictures of the current and previous bridges over the Oswego River in Minetto. The 2014 ornament in our Minetto Village Series shows Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church. We are offering the 2013 ornament showing our church for $7.50 – a 25% discount as long as they last. The others are $10 each. Ornaments may be purchased during office hours or on Sundays, or call 315-343-9692 for other arrangements. Spread the word to anyone with a connection to Minetto. See post below.

 

 

 

Joy of Christmas Concert at Minetto United Methodist Church

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Sounds of Brass at Minetto UMC, 2015

The Minetto United Methodist Church will celebrate the coming of Christmas and the winter season with its 25th annual Joy of Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 11, at 4:00 P.M.

The building is fully accessible and is located at the corner of State Route 48 and County Route 8, one block south of the Stewarts Shop, midway between Oswego and Fulton, in the village of Minetto. Its physical address for GPS purposes is 2433 County Route 8, Oswego, NY 13126. The mailing address is PO Box 217, Minetto, NY 13115.

The public is invited to join us as we present a merry group of 90 musicians and singers for a delightful afternoon of entertainment to inspire the spirit of the season.   There will be four performing groups: Sounds of Brass, Concinnity, New Horizons Chorus, and the New Horizons Band, all of whom rehearse at the church. The leader of the New Horizons Band, Frank Bickel, said, “You will hear such songs as Winter Wonderland, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, White Christmas, and many more favorites, plus an opportunity to join in the singing. It promises to be an afternoon of relaxation and fun.”

A collection shed is available in the parking lot at the back of the church for usable clothing items that can be recycled. Acceptable items include: all clothing, shoes, sneakers, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys.

The church is offering for sale its Minetto Village Christmas Ornament Series to raise funds for several building maintenance projects. The available ornaments are: 2013 Minetto United Methodist Church, 2014 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, 2015 the Minetto Bridge over the Oswego River, and 2016 Minetto Town Hall. Call 343-9692 for information.

 

Free Dinner, Sunday, December 18, 2016

On December 2, 2016, in Events, by MUMC
Chicken & Biscuits

Chicken & Biscuits

The Minetto United Methodist Church will host a free dinner on Sunday, December 18, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. The menu will be chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, vegetable, and dessert. Donations are not expected but will be accepted.

A collection shed is available in the parking lot at the back of the church for usable clothing items that can be recycled. Acceptable items include: all clothing, shoes, sneakers, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys.

The church is offering for sale its Minetto Village Christmas Ornament Series to raise funds for several building maintenance projects. The available ornaments are: 2013 Minetto United Methodist Church, 2014 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, 2015 the Minetto Bridge over the Oswego River, and 2016 Minetto Town Hall. Call 343-9692 for information.

The building is fully accessible and is located at the corner of State Route 48 and County Route 8, one block south of the Stewarts Shop, midway between Oswego and Fulton, in the village of Minetto. Its physical address for GPS purposes is 2433 County Route 8, Oswego, NY 13126. The mailing address is PO Box 217, Minetto, NY 13115.

 

Activities, November 27 — December 4, 2016

On November 25, 2016, in Events, by MUMC

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Read our December 2016 Newsletter

Advent, First SundaySunday, November 27

10:00 A.M. – First Sunday of Advent Worship Service, Hanging of the Greens & United Methodist Student Day

Worship Assistants

Altar Steward – Lynn Visconti

Greeter – Lynne Hawksby

Acolyte – Matthew Barnhart

Lay Reader – Steven Tryon

Counters – Mary Lou Carpenter-Bjorkman & Debbie Daby

4:30 – 6:30 P.M. – Free Dinner (see details below)

 

Tuesday, November 29

9:00 A.M. – Oswego County New Horizons Chorus rehearsal

10:30 A.M. – RSVP Osteoporosis Exercise Program

4:00 P.M. – Sounds of Brass rehearsal

6:00 P.M. – Cub Scouts meeting

6:30 P.M. – Concinnity rehearsal

 

Wednesday, November 30

9:00 A.M. – Oswego County New Horizons Band rehearsal

6:00 P.M. – Cadette Girl Scouts meeting

6:30 P.M. – Administrative Council meeting

 

Thursday, December 1

10:00 A.M. – RSVP Osteoporosis Exercise Program

6:00 P.M. – Daisy Girl Scouts meeting

6:30 P.M. – Chancel Choir rehearsal

 

Sunday, December 4

10:00 A.M. – Second Sunday of Advent Worship Service, A Service of Love with Communion

Worship Assistants

Altar Steward – Lynn Visconti

Greeter – Sylvia Allen

Acolyte – David Cordone

Lay Reader – Karen Poole

Counters – Mary Lou Carpenter-Bjorkman & Bruce Holman

11:00 A.M. – MY GOD Youth Group meeting

11:15 A.M. – Christianity and Islam Study

Noon – 4:00 – Benefit Dinner for the Fellows – Barnhart Family, chicken & biscuit, $9.00 per person.

2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. – Calling Hours, Jerry Bailey, Foster Funeral Home, 90 Fay Street, Fulton. Funeral will be Monday, December 5, at Minetto UMC.

 

Looking Ahead . . . . .

 

Wednesday, December 7, Deadline for reservations for the Joy of Christmas Dinner.

Sunday, December 11, UM Men’s Breakfast and deadline for Angel Tree gifts.

Sunday, December 11, 4:00 P.M., Joy of Christmas Concert and 6:00 reservation-only dinner.

Remember to bring your used clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys to the collection shed behind the education building and invite your family, friends, and neighbors to do likewise.

Commemorative Christmas Ornaments are available for sale. The 2016 ornament features pictures of the current and previous Town Hall and notes that 2016 is the centennial year of the Town of Minetto. The 2015 ornament has pictures of the current and previous bridges over the Oswego River in Minetto. The 2014 ornament in our Minetto Village Series shows Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church. We are offering the 2013 ornament showing our church for $7.50 – a 25% discount as long as they last. The others are $10 each. Ornaments may be purchased during office hours or on Sundays, or call 315-343-9692 for other arrangements. Spread the word to anyone with a connection to Minetto. See post below.

 

 

 

Free Dinner, Sunday, November 27, 2016

On November 11, 2016, in Events, by MUMC

Free Community Dinner at Minetto United Methodist Church

beef-stew-corn-breadThe Minetto United Methodist Church will host a free dinner on Sunday, November 27, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. The menu will be beef stew, vegetable, corn bread, and dessert. Donations are not expected but will be accepted.

A collection shed is available in the parking lot at the back of the church for usable clothing items that can be recycled. Acceptable items include: all clothing, shoes, sneakers, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys.

The church is offering for sale its Minetto Village Christmas Ornament Series to raise funds for several building maintenance projects. The available ornaments are: 2013 Minetto United Methodist Church, 2014 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, 2015 the Minetto Bridge over the Oswego River, and 2016 Minetto Town Hall. Call 343-9692 for information.

The building is fully accessible and is located at the corner of State Route 48 and County Route 8, one block south of the Stewarts Shop, midway between Oswego and Fulton, in the village of Minetto. Its physical address for GPS purposes is 2433 County Route 8, Oswego, NY 13126. The mailing address is PO Box 217, Minetto, NY 13115.

 

Free Dinner, Sunday, October 23, 2016

On October 7, 2016, in Events, by MUMC

Free Community Dinner at Minetto United Methodist Church

salis-steak-mash-potatoesThe Minetto United Methodist Church will host a free dinner on Sunday, October 23, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. The menu will be Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, bread, and dessert. Donations are not expected but will be accepted.

A collection shed is available in the parking lot at the back of the church for usable clothing items that can be recycled. Acceptable items include: all clothing, shoes, sneakers, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys.

The church is offering for sale its Minetto Village Christmas Ornament Series to raise funds for several building maintenance projects. The available ornaments are: 2013 Minetto United Methodist Church, 2014 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, 2015 the Minetto Bridge over the Oswego River, and 2016 Minetto Town Hall. Call 343-9692 for information.

The building is fully accessible and is located at the corner of State Route 48 and County Route 8, one block south of the Stewarts Shop, midway between Oswego and Fulton, in the village of Minetto. Its physical address for GPS purposes is 2433 County Route 8, Oswego, NY 13126. The mailing address is PO Box 217, Minetto, NY 13115.

 

 

Harvest Turkey Dinner Coming Soon

On October 3, 2016, in Events, by MUMC

 

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Final preparations for the annual Harvest Turkey Dinner at the Minetto United Methodist Church were recently reviewed by some of the more than 100 people who will work to serve about 800 dinners on October 15. Shown (L to R) are Pastor Chuck Forbes, Bruce Holman, Carla Salisbury, Steve Salisbury, Nancy Prarie, Mike Hardesty, Karen Poole, Donna Bailey, and Jerry Bailey.

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Click here for the latest version of the Harvest Dinner Manual


The Minetto United Methodist Church kitchen will spring to life in a few days as over 100 parishioners and friends prepare and serve the annual harvest turkey dinner. The dinner is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, with serving beginning at 4:00. Guests may eat in the dining room, carry out dinners to take home, or pick up dinners in the drive-through line. Last year, 798 dinners were served.

Everyone gets a complete traditional home-cooked dinner including roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, butternut squash, cole slaw, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, and homemade pie. The church is located at the corner of state route 48 and county route 8 in the village of Minetto, and the building is fully accessible.

This year’s dinner will use 32 turkeys weighing over 700 pounds, 288 pounds of potatoes, 260 pounds of squash, and over 100 homemade pies. Planning and conducting the dinner will involve at least 100 individuals of the congregation and community. “We look forward to seeing long-time friends and new customers as well. Our dinner has become an autumn tradition that is well loved by the people of our community and church,” said Pastor Chuck Forbes.

The Harvest Dinner was originally served in our dining room, but gradually more people wanted dinners to take home. In 2002, the option of drive-thru service was offered so people wouldn’t have to park and come inside the building. That first year, 182 of our total of 474 meals went out the drive-thru. Last year, 401 of our 798 meals were delivered to 160 vehicles in the drive-thru line, 24% were served in our dining room, 26% were carried away by people who came inside the building, and the remaining 50% were served via the drive-thru.

The church holds its harvest turkey dinner each fall to supplement support of its ministries in Minetto and around the world. The people of the church also support a number of outreach efforts within our community beyond what is provided by our official budget. Included are monthly gifts of non-perishable foods to local food pantries, collection of school supplies for the Minetto Elementary School, monthly free dinners, contributions of food-stamp ineligible necessities to the Helping Hands Cupboard at Fulton State Street UMC, clothing and gifts provided to children and families of need at Christmas time, a monthly noisy can offering given to a wide variety of local charitable purposes, and providing meeting space for several music, exercise, writing, and Scouting groups. Under Pastor Forbes’ leadership, the people of the church are striving to be God’s love to our neighbors in all places.

The church has a shed at the back of the building for collecting used clothing for distribution in this country and abroad to people in need. Acceptable items include all clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys. Guests attending the dinner are encouraged to bring recyclables with them.

Worship services are at 10:00 each Sunday morning and visitors are always welcome.

 

Rummage Sale, September 30 & October 1, 2016

On September 20, 2016, in Events, by MUMC

rummage-sale-2016The Fall Rummage Sale at the Minetto United Methodist Church will be Friday, September 30, 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., and Saturday, October 1, 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday will be $4 Bag Day – all you can put in a paper grocery bag for one low price. There will also be a bake sale and luncheon on Friday featuring our popular homemade soups and a variety of made-to-order sandwiches. Questions about the event will be answered by Sheila Seeley at 297-4712.

The church is also offering for sale its Minetto Village Christmas Ornament Series to raise funds for several building maintenance projects. The available ornaments are: 2013 Minetto United Methodist Church, 2014 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, 2015 the Minetto Bridge over the Oswego River, and 2016 Minetto Town Hall. 

A collection shed is available in the parking lot at the back of the church for usable clothing items that can be recycled. Acceptable items include: all clothing, shoes, sneakers, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys. Please do not deposit other items because they are a disposal expense to the church.

The building is fully accessible and is located at the corner of State Route 48 and County Route 8, one block south of the Stewarts Shop, midway between Oswego and Fulton, in the village of Minetto. Its physical address for GPS purposes is 2433 County Route 8, Oswego, NY 13126. The mailing address is PO Box 217, Minetto, NY 13115.

 

Activities, September 11 — 18, 2016

On September 9, 2016, in Events, by MUMC

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Sunday, September 11

8:30 A.M. – United Methodist Men’s Breakfast – all men welcome

10:00 A.M. – Confirmation Sunday Worship Service — Wear RED

Worship Assistants

Altar Steward – Nancy Prarie

Greeters – Confirmation Class

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Jeremy, Matthew, Cailynn, and Marc Barnhart, Noah Cordone, Braeden DePoint, Collin Dohse, & Dylan Dunsmoor

Lay Reader – Confirmands

Counters – Bruce Holman & Linda Rosché

 

Monday, September 12

Cub Scout Kick-off Night

 

Tuesday, September 13

9:00 A.M. – Oswego County New Horizons Chorus rehearsal – website

10:30 A.M. – RSVP Osteoporosis Exercise Program – website

4:00 P.M. – Sounds of Brass rehearsal

4:30 – 6:30 P.M. – Oswego County Salvation Army Guest Chef Dinner, roast beef by the Zonta Club of Oswego, 73 West Second Street, Oswego

6:30 P.M. – Concinnity rehearsal

 

Wednesday, September 14

9:00 A.M. – Oswego County New Horizons Band rehearsal – website

 

Thursday, September 15

10:00 A.M. – Upper Room Covenant Prayer Group meeting

10:00 A.M. – RSVP Osteoporosis Exercise Program

6:30 P.M. – Chancel Choir rehearsal

 

Saturday, September 17

9:30 A.M. – Pastor, Staff, Parish Relations Committee meets with District Superintendent Nola Anderson

10:00 A.M. – Annual Church Charge Conference. Everyone is welcome; all members of the Administrative Council are needed in attendance.

3:00 P.M. – Springside Ecumenical Service

 

Sunday, September 18

10:00 A.M. –Rally Sunday Worship Service, with Noisy Can Offering for Helping Hands Cupboard at Fulton State Street UMC

Worship Assistants

Altar Steward – Nancy Prarie

Greeter – Vivian DeMent

Acolyte – Cailynn Barnhart

Lay Reader – Linda Rosché

Counters – Nancy Prarie, Sue Comerford & Linda Rosché

Sunday School classes begin

5:00 P.M. – Ecumenical Pot Luck Dinner with our Catholic brothers and sisters from Our Lady of Perpetual Help, followed by Bunco

 

Looking Ahead . . . . .

Our annual Church Conference has been CHANGED by Crossroads District Superintendent Rev. Nola Anderson to 10:00 A.M., Saturday, September 17. Everyone is welcome; all members of the Administrative Council are needed in attendance.

Our traditional Fall Rummage Sale is scheduled for September 30th and October 1st. Save your salable rummage.

Harvest Dinner is approaching fast — Saturday, October 15 — Please respond to the letter you received. If you have never been involved with the dinner, contact Vernon Tryon to find a spot. It’s a great way to meet people.

Remember to bring your used clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys to the collection shed behind the education building and invite your family, friends, and neighbors to do likewise.

Commemorative Christmas Ornaments are available for sale. The 2016 ornament features pictures of the current and previous Town Hall and notes that 2016 is the centennial year of the Town of Minetto. The 2015 ornament has pictures of the current and previous bridges over the Oswego River in Minetto. The 2014 ornament in our Minetto Village Series shows Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church. We are offering the 2013 ornament showing our church for $7.50 – a 25% discount as long as they last. The others are $10 each. Ornaments may be purchased during office hours or on Sundays, or call 315-343-9692 for other arrangements. Spread the word to anyone with a connection to Minetto. See post below.

 

 

 

Free Dinner, Sunday, July 24, 2016

On July 8, 2016, in Events, by MUMC

Hamburgers & Hot DogsThe Minetto United Methodist Church will host a free dinner on Sunday, July 24, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. The menu will be hamburgers, hot dogs, macaroni salad, and potato chips. Donations are not expected but will be accepted.

A collection shed is available in the parking lot at the back of the church for usable clothing items that can be recycled. Acceptable items include: all clothing, shoes, sneakers, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys.

The church is offering for sale its Minetto Village Christmas Ornament Series to raise funds for several building maintenance projects. The available ornaments are: 2013 Minetto United Methodist Church, 2014 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, 2015 the Minetto Bridge over the Oswego River, and 2016 Minetto Town Hall. Call 343-9692 for information.

The building is fully accessible and is located at the corner of State Route 48 and County Route 8, one block south of the Stewarts Shop, midway between Oswego and Fulton, in the village of Minetto. Its physical address for GPS purposes is 2433 County Route 8, Oswego, NY 13126. The mailing address is PO Box 217, Minetto, NY 13115.

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