Activities, February 26 — March 5, 2017

On February 24, 2017, in Events, by MUMC

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TransfigurationSunday, February 26

10:00 A.M. – Transfiguration Sunday Worship Service with Communion

Worship Assistants

Altar Steward – Karen Poole

Lay Reader – Jeffrey Barnhart

Counters – Mary Lou Carpenter-Bjorkman & Deb Daby

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

 

Tuesday, February 28

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

6:30 P.M. – Nurture, Care, and Health Team meeting

 

Wednesday, March 1

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

11:00 A.M. – Springside Ash Wednesday Service

1:00 P.M. – PEO meeting

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

6:30 P.M. – Ash Wednesday Service – Beginning of Lent

 

Thursday, March 2

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

6:00 P.M. – Daisy Girl Scouts meeting

6:30 P.M. – Chancel Choir rehearsal

 

Sunday, March 5

10:00 A.M. –First Sunday of Lent Worship Service with Communion

Worship Assistants

Altar Steward – Carla Salisbury

Greeter – Fred Dumas

Lay Reader – Charles Zawisza

Counters – Mary Lou Carpenter-Bjorkman & Deb Daby

 

Looking Ahead . . . . .

Church Office Hours

Secretary, Monday – Friday, 1:30 – 4:30 P.M.

Pastor, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Evening appointments with the pastor upon request

Pastor’s day off – Friday; Sabbath – Saturday

Pastor available for emergencies any day or time

 

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.

 

 

 

Activities, February 19 — 26, 2017

On February 18, 2017, in Events, by MUMC

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Sunday, February 19

10:00 A.M. –Sunday Worship Service with Noisy Can Offering for United Methodist Committee on Relief disaster response

Worship Assistants

Altar Steward – Karen Poole

Lay Reader – Carla Salisbury

Counters – Mary Lou Carpenter-Bjorkman, Nancy Prarie, & Sue Comerford

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

Monday, February 20

Office closed for Presidents’ Day

Tuesday, February 21

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

10:30 A.M. – RSVP Osteoporosis Exercise Program in the large classroom

4:00 P.M. – Sounds of Brass rehearsal

6:30 P.M. – Concinnity rehearsal

6:30 P.M. – Nurture, Care, and Health Team meeting

Wednesday, February 22

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

Thursday, February 23

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

6:30 P.M. – Chancel Choir rehearsal

Friday, February 24

7:00 P.M. – Rick Sivers will host Mardi Gras in our Fellowship Hall. Come and have a rollicking good time.  Call 315-343-3465 to reserve your spot. See details in post below.

Sunday, February 26

10:00 A.M. –Transfiguration Sunday Worship Service with Communion

Worship Assistants

Altar Steward – Karen Poole

Lay Reader – Jeffrey Barnhart

Counters – Mary Lou Carpenter-Bjorkman & Deb Daby

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

Looking Ahead . . . . .

Church Office Hours

Secretary, Monday – Friday, 1:30 – 4:30 P.M.

Pastor, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Evening appointments with the pastor upon request

Pastor’s day off – Friday; Sabbath – Saturday

Pastor available for emergencies any day or time

Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 P.M. – Ash Wednesday Communion Service will begin the season of Lent.

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.

 

Mardi Gras Is Coming to Minetto

On February 12, 2017, in Events, by MUMC

Rick as Aunt MarthaThe Minetto United Methodist Church will again this year host a Mardi Gras full of fun and merriment to mark the time before the start of Lent. The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 pm.

Serving as Master of Ceremonies will be Rick Sivers who brings his jokes and stories for everyone to enjoy. Following a dessert intermission, Sivers will take everyone on a hair-raising journey on the roads of England. He was last in England in December and in his rental car traveled around part of England, leaving him with the thought that he would “never drive in England again!” Sounds of Brass will provide musical interludes before the show and during intermission.

Reservations for the Mardi Gras can be made by calling the church office at 315-343-3465 or signing up at 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.

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, January 22, 2017

On January 14, 2017, in Events, by MUMC

Meatball sub, potato, veg.The Minetto United Methodist Church will host a free dinner on Sunday, January 22, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. The menu will be meatball sub, 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.

 

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.

 

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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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.