Reopening!

We are pleased to announce that services at the church are now scheduled to begin on October 18th at 10 AM! Guidelines and instructions regarding these services are available here. Please review these guidelines before attending any of these services!

All Sunday services will continue to be broadcast via Zoom using the links below. Beginning in October, the fellowship time following our services will be conducted only on the first Sunday of each month (still via Zoom at the link provided below).

Online Service Schedule

Service Access Instructions

There are many ways to join us in our Zoom service!

Using A Smartphone App
Download the free Zoom.us app for your smartphone from the Apple iOS or Google Play (Android) store.

Just before the service time, use your app to enter the Zoom ID 980-912-905 (for the Sunday service at 10 AM) or 876-7273-4379 (for the Sunday fellowship at 11 AM).

Using A Computer
Download and install the free Zoom.us software for your computer from the Zoom.us website.

Just before the service time, launch the Zoom.us software, click the “Join A Meeting” button, and enter the Zoom ID 980-912-905 (for the Sunday service at 10 AM) or 876-7273-4379 (for the Sunday fellowship at 11 AM).

As an alternative, you may also click on the link above to launch your Zoom.us software and connect to the event.

Using A Telephone
From anywhere in the United States, just before the event time, dial one of the following numbers:

(312) 626-6799
(213) 338-8477
(253) 215-8782
(267) 831-0333
(301) 715-8592
(346) 248-7799

When your call is answered, you will be asked for a meeting (Zoom) ID. enter 980-912-905 (for the Sunday service at 10 AM) or 876-7273-4379 (for the Sunday fellowship at 11 AM) followed by #.

If you are asked for a participant ID, simply press # as no participant ID is necessary.

Previous Services

  • September 20, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Linda Harris
  • September 13, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Linda Harris
  • September 6, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Linda Harris
  • August 23, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • August 16, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • August 9, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • August 2, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • July 26, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • July 19, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • July 12, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • July 5, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • June 28, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • June 21, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • June 14, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • June 7, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • May 31, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • May 24, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • May 17, 2020 – Recording Unavailable. The Zoom videoconferencing service was not functioning properly on this day.
  • May 10, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • May 3, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • April 26, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • April 19, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunday – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • April 10, 2020 – Good Friday – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • April 7, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • April 5, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange
  • April 2, 2020 – Minetto United Methodist Church, Rev. Guerschom Saint Ange

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Rev. Richard Sivers Publishes New Book

On July 6, 2020, in Events, by MUMC

Our former pastor, Rick Sivers, has written another book that has just become available. It is entitled The Pane of Faith, A Pilgrim Journey.

Click here for information.

 

May 20, 2020 / By UNY Communications

Editor’s Note: Though a firm timetable for when churches will be permitted to reopen is not currently available, recent statements by the New York Governor’s Office indicate churches fall in phase 4, the last category of institutions allowed to reopen. It remains the best practice for all churches to consult their local county department of health for specific guidelines. 

The Upper New York Conference Reopening Taskforce has compiled a comprehensive guide to help local churches understand when they can open and resume services and the best practices they must have in place once in order to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNY’s church reopening guidelines seek to balance these two values – community and well-being – in ways that are faithful, reasonable and practical. They are offered to assist pastors and church leaders in their work of planning for the resumption of in-person gatherings for worship, education, fellowship, leadership, and community outreach.

Core principles are outlined in this document and these include the importance of moving cautiously, the fact that churches across different regions of New York State will be on different timelines as to when they can resume services, and that good communication is critical.

Core practices are included in this document as well and these include the idea that churches should consider establishing their own Reopening Taskforce and need to be prepared for reopening, gathering for worship, and holding a worship service.

In terms of preparing to reopen, requirements related to closing off unused areas of the church, deep-cleaning procedures, and communication about cleanliness are outlined.

Preparing to gather for worship includes recommendations about social distancing, the requirement to wear masks, and the importance of handwashing and sanitizing hands. It also advises high-risk individuals or individuals with household members who are high risk not to attend church services.

In order to hold a worship services, churches need to consider many factors from continuing online services, refraining members from singing, avoiding printed bulletins to refraining from using a common offering plate, and not holding a coffee hour. This section also includes advice on how to safely offer communion.

This document also includes many suggestions about other church work like Sunday school classes, youth group, UMM and UMW meetings, as well as other meetings. It also includes guidelines for pastoral care including funerals.

Additionally, this document points to several helpful resources. 

Click here to open the document.

 

Laity Prayer Time with Bishop Webb

On May 12, 2020, in Events, by MUMC

Bishop Webb offers all laity to join him for a time of prayer on Zoom, tomorrowWednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m.
Conference Lay Leader Susan Hardy, Brenda Shelmidine from the Northern Flow District, and Mark Adsit from Mohawk District will also be leading prayers in this webinar. 
As we continue social distancing and online worshipping through the COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop Webb will be offering another time of prayer for both clergy and laity. 
Click here to join the webinar:  
Or you can join by telephone by dialing any of the following numbers (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
(646)-558 8656(301)-715-8592(312)-626-6799(346)-248-7799(669)-900-6833(253)-215-8782 Once you call, you will need to enter Webinar ID: 970 9560 0505

 

Doug’s Fish Fry

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Phone orders taken until 4:00 P.M. — 607-423-5996

Held at the Hometown Service Center, 2405 West Main Street, Cato, NY 13033

 
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of Christians from across the globe, including the United States, Africa, the Philippines and Eastern Europe, are joining together virtually to sing a celebration hymn for Easter Sunday. The Virtual Easter Choir Project will sing Christ The Lord is Risen Today, written by John Wesley in 1739.

The United Methodist Church (UMC) produced the piece as a gift to the world, allowing all people to hear this hymn and celebrate Easter in their homes during this pandemic.

“For more than 2,000 years, Christians have celebrated Easter together. While COVID-19 has prevented us from worshipping physically together in our houses of worship, we wanted everyone to still hear this familiar hymn and sing along and experience the risen Christ,” said the Rev. Junius B. Dotson, General Secretary (CEO) of Discipleship Ministries, the UMC agency that organized the choir.

United Methodists from among the denomination’s 11 million members worldwide were invited to submit a video to be included in the project, and hundreds did – all ages, individuals and families, some singing in their pajamas and others dressed in their Easter best.

The full Virtual Easter Choir video performance will be available Friday, April 10th here: www.umcdiscipleship.org