Due to the COVID-19 national health crisis, the Minetto United Methodist Church building is closed. But the MUMC people are very much working together to meet the needs of the community.

Please contact the pastor, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange, 914-602-4128; Guersch@OptOnLine.net, with any needs for pastoral care or conversation. If unable to reach the pastor, contact Lay Leader, Debbie (Rockhill) Daby (ddaby@twcny.rr.com / cell: 315-806-4530) – she  will forward your message to someone who can help you.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea…… The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.” – Psalm 46 – 

God bless us all and keep us all healthy.

Minetto United Methodist Church

Corner of State Route 48 & County Route 8

Mailing address: PO Box 217

Minetto, NY 13115-0217

MinettoUMC@CentralNY.twcbc.com

www.minettoumc.org

(315) 343-3465

 

In Memory of Violet H. Whitman

On March 21, 2020, in Events, by MUMC

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Vi Whitman on her passing earlier this week.

Due to the national health crisis, there will be no funeral per the obituary but a private graveside service.

Click here for obituary.

Debbie Daby (ddaby@twcny.rr.com / cellphone: 315-806-4530 / home phone: 315-343-8301)

Lay Leader, MUMC

Minetto United Methodist Church

Corner of State Route 48 & County Route 8

Mailing address: PO Box 217

Minetto, NY 13115-0217

MinettoUMC@CentralNY.twcbc.com

www.minettoumc.org

(315) 343-3465

 

Minetto UMC Responds to Coronavirus Threat

On March 20, 2020, in Events, by MUMC

March 20, 2020

The following message is to tell you of the actions being taken at our church in response to the coronavirus threat. Please save this information for future reference and share it with others who may be interested.

  • All activities scheduled in the church, including Sunday worship services, are canceled until further notice.
  • The church website can be found at: MinettoUMC.org. Updates about church events, online services, and other matters of importance to the congregation will be posted here regularly. Please check this site often for the latest news.
  • Plans are being developed to enable Pastor Guerschom to appear live online with three messages / meditations each week; tentatively targeted for Sunday morning at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday evening at 7:30 P.M., and Thursday evening at 7:30 P.M. Detailed instructions will be posted on the website, MinettoUMC.org, when these offerings are available.
  • Pastor Guerschom Saint Ange can be reached by telephone at 914-602-4128 for any needs for pastoral care or referral.
  • The church mailing address is PO Box 217, Minetto, NY 13115
  • The church office phone number is 315-343-3465. Michelle Archer, secretary, normally works Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Messages can be left at this number.
  • These are preliminary plans to begin the process of responding to the challenges we are all facing. Changes will be made as needed and will be posted on the website. Your feedback and suggestions would be very much appreciated.
  • Message from Bishop Mark Webb can be read at: https://www.unyumc.org/news/article/from-the-desk-of-bishop-mark-j.-webb-covid-19. “. . . It is always in times like these that the Spirit of God breaks through and accomplishes things we can only dream and imagine about. It has always been and will continue to be God’s plan to use God’s people as a vehicle for this work. This may be one of the greatest moments for the Church of Jesus Christ in a long time! . . .”
  • “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4.6-7
 

Cancellations at Minetto UMC

On March 19, 2020, in Events, by MUMC

All meetings, dinners, activities, rehearsals, and worship services scheduled at the Minetto United Methodist Church are canceled until further notice. Persons needing pastoral services may contact Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange at 914-602-4128. The church secretary, Michelle Archer, normally works Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. and can be reached at 315-343-3465.

Plans are underway to provide some online services and will be announced here and through the media when they are complete.

 

Activities, February 9 — 16, 2020

On February 8, 2020, in Events, by MUMC

Loving God • Growing Together • Serving the World

Read our February 2020 Newsletter

Sunday, February 9

10:00 A.M. – Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Worship Service

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

Worship Assistants

Counters – Mary Lou Bjorkman & Sean Simonson

11:00 A.M. – Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall

11:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. – MY GOD Youth Group activity day

Monday, February 10

9:00 – 10:30 A.M. – Women’s Bible Study, The Call, The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul, led by Rev. Linda Harris

Tuesday, February 11

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, February 12

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

6:45 P.M. – Oswego County Youth Orchestra rehearsal

Thursday, February 13

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

6:00 P.M. – Girl Scouts meeting

6:30 P.M. – Chancel Choir rehearsal

Sunday, February 16

10:00 A.M. – Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Worship Service. Noisy Can Offering for American Red Cross

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

Worship Assistants

Counters – Mary Lou Bjorkman, Sue Comerford & Sean Simonson

11:00 A.M. – Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall

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

Looking Ahead . . . . .

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Church Office Hours

Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange, Pastor, – 10:00 A.M. — 3:00 P.M., Wed., Thur., Fri.; 315-343-3465, cell 914-602-4128

Michelle Archer, Secretary – 10:00 A.M. — 3:00 P.M., Wed., Thur., Fri; 315-343-3465

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Friday, February 21, Noon – 5:00 P.M., Bloood Drive here

Friday, February 21, 10:00 A.M. – Noon, Prayers and Squares workshop

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Lenten Services at 7:00 P.M.:

Ash Wednesday at Trinity UMC in Oswego, February 26

Maundy Thursday at Minetto UMC, April 9

Good Friday at First UMC in Oswego, April 10

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

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Future dates for Administrative Council, Wednesday, 7:00 P.M., meetings in 2020: April 1, June 3, August 5, October 7, and December 2

Future dates for Finance & Stewardship Committee, Wednesday, 7:00 P.M.,  meetings in 2020: March 18, May 20, July 15, September 16, and November 12

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The church is offering for sale, at new prices, 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 Minetto Bridge over the Oswego River, 2016 Minetto Town Hall, 2017 Minetto Riverside Park, 2018 Minetto Post Office, and 2019 Pastor Chuck Forbes memorial and chancel. Individual ornaments are priced at $8.00; or two for $15, three for $20; four or more for $6 each. Ornaments may be purchased during office hours (315-343-3465), 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., Wednesday through Friday, or on Sunday mornings, or call 315-343-9692 for other arrangements.