Mardi Gras Coming to Minetto United Methodist Church


Mardi Gras will be celebrated at Minetto United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 3, 3:00 to 6:00 P.M., to herald the season of Lent. There will be fun, games, music, and refreshments, including King Cake, for all ages. Jeffrey Martin will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Participants are welcome for all or any part of the scheduled time. Admission is free but there will be a free-will offering to help support the church’s Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift ministry.

The Sounds of Brass will perform New Orleans style music, beginning at 5:00. Selections will include St. Louis Blues, Beale Street Blues, Oh When the Saints go Marching In, Bill Bailey, Tiger Rag, Lassus Trombone, and other similar tunes. The group consists of Dave Brown and Ray Sturge on trumpets, Ray Bratt on French horn, Colleen Dailey with trombone, Paul Sherman and Frank Bickel on tubas, and Jim Myers at the drums.

Mardi Gras, meaning Fat Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday, grew out of ancient peoples’ spring and fertility rites. Early Christian leaders found that it was easier to incorporate the pagan celebration into their religious practices than to outlaw it. Hence, the precursor to Lent consisting of parties, costumes, music, food, and parades is enjoyed to this day. Some cities, like New Orleans, have turned it into a month-long festival. Mardi Gras concludes with Fat or Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, because people were forbidden to eat animal products during Lent, so they had to consume all the supplies they had on hand that day. Mardi Gras has a moveable date and may occur on any Tuesday from February 3rd to March 9th. It is always the day before Ash Wednesday, and always 46 days before Easter.

The King Cake tradition is thought to have been brought to New Orleans from France in 1870. A King Cake is an oval-shaped bakery delicacy, resembling the combination of coffee cake and French pastry that is rich in history and flavor. It is decorated in royal colors of purple to signify Justice, green for Faith, and gold for Power. These colors were chosen to resemble a jeweled crown honoring the Wise Men who visited the Christ Child on Epiphany.

The church building is fully accessible, and the sanctuary is equipped with individual listening 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, February 24

On February 7, 2019, in Events, by MUMC

Chicken & Biscuits

The Minetto United Methodist Church will host a free dinner on Sunday, February 24, serving from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. The menu, subject to change, will be chicken and biscuits, potatoes, vegetables, and dessert. Donations are not expected but will be accepted. Next month’s dinner will be on March 24.

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

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 Church, 2015 Minetto Bridge over the Oswego River, 2016 Minetto Town Hall, 2017 Minetto Riverside Park, and 2018 Minetto Post Office. The 2013 ornament showing the Minetto UMC church is offered at a 25% discount while they last. Ornaments may be purchased during office hours, 1:30 to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, or on Sundays, or call 315-343-9692 for other arrangements.

Visitors are always welcome. The building is fully accessible, and our sanctuary is equipped with individual listening 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, January 27, 2019

On January 9, 2019, in Events, by MUMC

Free Community Dinner at Minetto United Methodist Church


The Minetto United Methodist Church will host a free dinner on Sunday, January 27, serving from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. The meal will be provided by members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. The menu, subject to change, will be meatball sub, roasted potatoes, potato chips, and dessert. Donations are not expected but will be accepted. Next month’s dinner will be on February 24.

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

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 Church, 2015 Minetto Bridge over the Oswego River, 2016 Minetto Town Hall, 2017 Minetto Riverside Park, and 2018 Minetto Post Office. The 2013 ornament showing the Minetto UMC church is offered at a 25% discount while they last. Ornaments may be purchased during office hours, 1:30 to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, or on Sundays, or call 315-343-9692 for other arrangements.

Visitors are always welcome. The building is fully accessible, and our sanctuary is equipped with individual listening 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, December 23, 2018

On December 6, 2018, in Events, by MUMC

Free Community Dinner at Minetto United Methodist Church

 

The Minetto United Methodist Church will host a free dinner on Sunday, December 23, serving from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. The menu, subject to change, will be ham with raisin sauce, potatoes, vegetables, 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 clothing items that can be recycled. Useable items include: all clothing, shoes, sneakers, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys.

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 Church, 2015 Minetto Bridge over the Oswego River, 2016 Minetto Town Hall, 2017 Minetto Riverside Park, and 2018 Minetto Post Office. The 2013 ornament showing the Minetto UMC church is offered at a 25% discount while they last. Ornaments may be purchased during office hours, 1:30 to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, or on Sundays, or call 315-343-9692 for other arrangements.

Visitors are always welcome. The building is fully accessible, and our sanctuary is equipped with individual listening 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.

 

 

 

 

Pastor Chuck Forbes’s Christmas Decorations

On November 11, 2018, in Events, by MUMC

The late Rev. Charles Forbes, former pastor of the Minetto United Methodist Church, loved decorating his home for Christmas. It had been his family’s tradition and he continued collecting and displaying Christmas decorations throughout his life. While at Minetto, he had at least a dozen fully decorated Christmas trees, one in every room of the parsonage. Additionally, there were angels, nut crackers, figurines, Precious Moments, plates, miniature villages and houses, wreaths, garlands, and other ornaments.

Pastor Forbes died in July and his sisters left all of his Christmas trees and decorations for the church to sell as a fundraiser. They will be available for public inspection and purchase at the church on Saturday, December 1, from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 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.

 

Free Dinner, Sunday, November 25, 2018

On November 9, 2018, in Events, by MUMC

Free Community Dinner at Minetto United Methodist Church

The Minetto United Methodist Church will host a free dinner on Sunday, November 25, serving from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. The menu, subject to change, will be goulash, salad, 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 clothing items that can be recycled. Useable 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 2017 Minetto Riverside Park. Call 315-343-9692 for information. The 2018 ornament showing the Minetto Post Office is now available. 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.

Visitors are always welcome. The building is fully accessible, and our sanctuary is equipped with individual listening 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.