Harvest Turkey Dinner at Minetto United Methodist Church

turkeyThe 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 21, 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, 723 dinners were served.

Everyone gets a complete traditional home-cooked dinner including roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, butternut squash, 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 30 turkeys weighing nearly 700 pounds, 240 pounds of potatoes, 200 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, 362 of our 723 meals were delivered to 141 vehicles in the drive-thru line, 21% were served in our dining room, 29% 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.

 

 

Activities, October 15 — 22, 2017

On October 14, 2017, in Events, by MUMC

Loving God • Growing Together • Serving the World


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Sunday, October 15

10:00 A.M. –Laity Sunday Worship led by Lay Leader Steven Salisbury, with Noisy Can Offering for Angel Tree Christmas gifts for Minetto Elementary School students

Our sanctuary is equipped with individual hearing assistive devices. Please speak to an usher or the pastor if you would like to use one.

Worship Assistants

Altar Steward – Maggie Holman

Greeter – Linda McFall

Lay Reader – Bruce Holman

Counters – Mary Lou Bjorkman, Sue Comerford, & Bruce Holman

Harvest Dinner Turkeys will be available to go home with you.

11:00 A.M. – Friendship Brunch, theme is Fall, bring a dish to share and your own place setting

 

Monday, October 16

6:30 P.M. – Pastor, Staff, Parish Relations Committee meeting

 

Tuesday, October 17

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

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

Noon – Pastor at Clergy Luncheon

4:00 P.M. – Sounds of Brass rehearsal

4:30 P.M. – Guest Chef Dinner by Press Box at Oswego County Salvation Army, pulled pork sandwich, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, & desserts.

6:15 P.M. – Cub Scouts meeting

6:30 P.M. – Concinnity rehearsal

7:00 P.M. – Set up of kitchen and take-out room for Harvest Dinner

 

Wednesday, October 18

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

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

7:00 P.M. – Finance & Stewarship Committee meeting

 

Thursday, October 19

Harvest Dinner preparations

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

6:00 P.M. – Daisy Girl Scouts meeting

6:30 P.M. – Annual Church Conference, all members welcome

 

Friday, October 20

Harvest Dinner preparations

 

Saturday, October 21

Harvest Dinner preparations, serving, clean-up – all day

3:00 P.M. – Springside Ecumenical Service

Approximately at 3:00 P.M. – Drive-thru service begins.

4:00 P.M. – Dining room and carry-out service begins

 

Sunday, October 22

10:00 A.M. – Sunday Worship

Our sanctuary is equipped with individual hearing assistive devices. Please speak to an usher or the pastor if you would like to use one.

Worship Assistants

Altar Steward – Maggie Holman

Greeters – Shawn & Sylvia Allen & granddaughter Abigail Toland

Lay Reader – Debbie Daby

Counters – Mary Lou Bjorkman, Sean Simonson

11:00 A.M. – There will be no Coffee Hour today

11:00 A.M. – Any available left-overs from the Harvest Dinner will be for sale.

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

 

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.

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 Church, 2015 the Minetto Bridge over the Oswego River, 2016 Minetto Town Hall, and just arrived, 2017 Minetto Riverside Park. Call 343-9692 for information. We are offering the 2013 ornament showing our church for $7.50 – a 25% discount while 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.

 

 

 

Free Dinner, September 24, 2017

On September 15, 2017, 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, September 24, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. The menu will be beef stew, oven roasted potatoes, 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 Church, 2015 the Minetto Bridge over the Oswego River, 2016 Minetto Town Hall, and just arrived, 2017 Minetto Riverside Park. Call 343-9692 for information. We are offering the 2013 ornament showing our church at a 25% discount while they last. Ornaments may be purchased during office hours or on Sundays, or call 315-343-9692 for other arrangements.

The building is fully accessible and our sanctuary is equipped with individual hearing assistive devices. The church 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, August 27, 2-17

On August 10, 2017, in Events, by MUMC

Free Community Dinner at Minetto United Methodist Church

Pork BBQ & Cole Slaw

The Minetto United Methodist Church will host a free dinner on Sunday, August 27, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. The menu will be pork BBQ, coleslaw, salt potatoes, 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 Church, 2015 the Minetto Bridge over the Oswego River, 2016 Minetto Town Hall, and just arrived, 2017 Minetto Riverside Park. Call 343-9692 for information. We are offering the 2013 ornament showing our church at a 25% discount while they last. Ornaments may be purchased during office hours or on Sundays, or call 315-343-9692 for other arrangements.

The building is fully accessible and our sanctuary is equipped with individual hearing assistive devices. The church 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, July 23, 2017

On July 7, 2017, in Events, by MUMC

 

Hamburgers & Hot Dogs

The Minetto United Methodist Church will host a free dinner on Sunday, July 23, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. The menu will be hot dogs and hamburgers, macaroni salad, chips, 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 Church, 2015 the Minetto Bridge over the Oswego River, 2016 Minetto Town Hall, and just arrived, 2017 Minetto Riverside Park. Call 343-9692 for information. We are offering the 2013 ornament showing our church at a 25% discount while they last. Ornaments may be purchased during office hours or on Sundays, or call 315-343-9692 for other arrangements.

The building is fully accessible and our sanctuary is equipped with individual hearing assistive devices. The church 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.

 

 

Members of Concinnity, the local select women’s vocal ensemble believe that “In our changing climate, politically and otherwise, it is important for everyone to stand up for peace, justice, and love.” They have chosen to make their voices heard by means of a concert entitled Visions of Hope. The program will consist of songs about our environment, social justice, equality, peace, and love, and will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 7111 State Route 104 West, Oswego, on Sunday, June 11 at 3:00 pm. Many community members will be joining in this concert, with many age groups participating.

Con Brio, the select choral group from Oswego Middle School under the direction of Paul Brewster, will perform a song called I Am but a Small Voice, and a fun tune, Peace on Earth . . . and Lots of Little Crickets, in which Concinnity will join them.

The concert will also include the Harborfest Alumni Musical Singers, younger adults who have been involved in the children’s musicals presented during annual Harborfest celebrations. This group will sing There Is So Much Work for Love to Do, and an arrangement of John Lennon’s immortal, Imagine.  Bobbie Palange and Rocky Farden, directors of the Harborfest musicals, will conduct the singers.

Area singer and songwriter Maria Gillard will perform with Concinnity in her original composition We Are the Peacekeepers.

Kindred Spirits, a group of more than 65 community women, from the region, including Geneva, Rochester, Fair Haven, and Syracuse, will sing I Once Had a Dream, Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, and Put a Little Love in Your Heart.  They have volunteered their time to join in this positive and thoughtful celebration of hope.

Concinnity’s contributions will range from the Joni Mitchell tune Big Yellow Taxi, to a composition called Remember the Ladies that uses the text from a letter sent to American founding father John Adams by his wife, Abigail, encouraging him to remember the ladies when drafting our Constitution.

As a culmination of the Visions of Hope concert, all the groups will join together for Where Have All the Flowers Gone? and the finale, with audience participation, Let There Be Peace on Earth.

Concinniti conductor Mary Lou Carpenter-Bjorkman wonders, “Can anyone really argue with peace and love? Come join us for a Sunday afternoon filled with uplifting and inspirational music to soothe the soul and the ears.” There will be no admission charge, but a free will offering will be invited.

 

 

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Rummage Sale 2017

The Spring Rummage and Bake Sale at the Minetto United Methodist Church will be Friday, May 5, 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., and Saturday, May 6, 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 luncheon on Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., featuring our popular homemade soups and a variety of made-to-order sandwiches.

Members and friends of the church having rummage to contribute may bring it to the church May 1 through 3, between 9:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Questions may be answered by Sheila Seeley, 315-297-4712.

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, 2016 Minetto Town Hall, and 2017 Minetto Riverside Memorial Park.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.