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January 2011

92 Main St. at Erie • P.O. Box 247 • Brockport, NY 14420 Office: (585) 637-4240 • Worship Service 9:30 am

www.brockportumc.org Reverend Karen “Kit” Snyder


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hen we were decorating the sanctuary recently for Christmas, there was a sense of muted panic: “Where is the Baby Jesus that belongs in the manger?” Apparently, the infant Christ figure that has been part of our church’s manger scene for many, many years, has gone missing. How can we display the scene if Jesus isn’t in it? The manger scene in question has been on display in the narthex, between the front doors - how many have noticed that Jesus is missing? (The lovely display we have used this season in the front of the chancel came to us from the Garland church.) How can Jesus be missing from the manger at Christmas? Sadly, it may seem that Jesus is often missing from our Christmas celebrations! We hear people wishing “Happy Holidays” and “Seasons Greetings” more often than “Merry Christmas”. It is so easy for us to be caught up in all of our busy-ness this season that we sometimes miss the whole “Reason for the season”. While we may lament that our Christmas focus is not always on celebrating the birth of our Lord, we might ask ourselves if Jesus is missing from being front and center - not only in this season, but in our lives? It is a challenge to live as though Christ is the most important thing that ever happened to us! Seeing the empty manger in our nativity set might make us ask “Where is Jesus?” Is Christmas just to remember when Mary had her baby some 2,000 years ago? Or might it be a time to recall how much God loved us, to send God’s only son to us? Maybe it is a time to ask ourselves if Christ has been born IN US? It’s one thing if a small figurine of Jesus is missing from our nativity set. It is another matter if he is missing in our lives! We are soon to be upon a new Calendar Year, when we often resolve to live better (i.e., “this year I’m going to lose 10 pounds… am going to watch less TV … am going to be nicer to the dog … etc.) The greatest resolution we could make would be to ask ourselves EACH and EVERY day … “Am I living as though Jesus Christ is the most important thing that happened to me?” continued on page 4


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HAMLIN, ETHELYN

1/17 CLUNE, CARAGH

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SANDLER, JENNA

1/19 FOWLER, FREDERICK

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CORNISH, MARILYN

1/22 BEISWENGER, RONALD

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REYNOLDS, BRIAN

1/24 HANCE, GRETCHEN

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HANCE, NICHOLAS

1/24 MOSHER, NEAL

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RUGGIERI, ERIKA

1/27 CROSS, MARY

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OWEN, KAREN

1/29 MAHER, LORI

1/11 JEWELL, DAVID

1/30 SPRAGUE, JESSICA

1/13 REYNOLDS, MATTHEW

1/31 LAWRENCE, JOYCE

1/15 STEVES, DAVID

continued from page 3 A Word From Our Pastor

Early in January, we will be packing away our Christmas decorations at church. Some of us may be haunted by the missing Jesus - - how could we have lost him when we packed up last year? But it is more important to ask ourselves if he has been misplaced in our lives. Jesus may be missing from our nativity set. But is he missing from our lives? Let us resolve to seek him in our lives - - in a new and renewing way. Let us wake up each morning and ponder: “Where will I find Jesus today?” And when we lay our heads down at night, may we ask ourselves: “Did others see Christ in me today?” May we live that others will find him IN us and THROUGH us - - not just IN SPITE of us! Wishing you a Merry Christmas, and Joy-filled New Year! Blessings,

Rev. Kit


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2011 Officers for Brockport United Methodist Church Note: bolded names were elected to these positions at the ChurchConference on November 9, 2010.Those names also underlined are new to those positions. Parish Council Parish Council Chair: Dan Kuhn Lay Leader: Dave Jewell   Lay Member to AC: Dave Jewell SPRC Chair: Audrey Miller Outreach Co-Chair: Kathy Klump Outreach Co-Chair: Pat Jewell Christian Education Chair:___________ Worship Chairperson: Gary Thomas Recording Secretaries: Sandy Mosher,Pat Jewell Finance Chair: Bruce Rex Church Treasurer: Betty Draper Financial Secretary: Terry Marsham Stewardship Chair:_________________ Messenger Coordinator: Jose Lopez Other Parish Council Positions: Trustee Chair ~ (elected by trustees) Trustee Treas. (elected by trustees) Zipporah rep. (elected by Zipporah) UMW rep. (elected by UMW) UMYF rep. (elected by UMYF) Men’s Group rep. (elected by men) Staff/Parish Relations: Class of 2011: Amy Crowe, Steve Breslawski Class of 2012: Tony LaMonica, Betty Ruth Agte Class of 2013: Ron Sandler,Kim Zahn,Audrey Miller Also serving on SPRC: Lay Leader: (Dave Jewell)

Lay Member to An. Conf.: (Dave Jewell) Christian Education Team: 2011 VBS laison: Sue Rowcliffe Children’s Min. Coordinator: Carol Marsham Adult Ministry Coordinator: Cara Norris Also serving on Xn Ed Team: Xn Ed Chair Youth Gr. Leader (staff): Jean Rowley Finance Committee: Finance Chair: (Bruce Rex) Financial Secretary: (Terry Marsham) Trustee Treasurer: elected by trustees Parish Council Chair: (Dan Kuhn) Lay Leader: (Dave Jewell) Church Treasurer: (Betty Draper) Stewardship Chair:_________________ Lay member to An. Conf.: (Dave Jewell) SPRC Chair: (Audrey Miller) Board ofTrustees: Class of 2011: Bruce Rex, Bette Rex, Class of 2012: Rick Codori, Steve Richardson, Donna Warner Class of 2013: Bill Rowley,Dave Jeanmaire,Bonnie Day Hospitality Team: (new team!) Chairperson (a.k.a. “Church Hostess”): Carol Marsham assistant Church “Hostess” Pat Jeanmaire committee members: Sandy Phillips,Bette Rex


2011 Officers for Brockport United Methodist Church Other Leaders: Membership Secretaries: Barb Cleary, Donna Laundry Librarian: Pat Jewell Communications/Promotions: Norm Frisch,John McCarthy Auditors: Steve Breslawski, Bob Miller Memorial Secretaries: Barbara Dalrymple,Diana Hartter Historians: Andrea Ruggieri, Kim Zahn Scouting Coordinator: Jean Rowley Website Designer: Jose Lopez Head Money Counter: Rick Codori Garland Long-Range Planning Committee (ad hoc): George Klump Sandy Mosher Bruce Rex Steve Richardson Gary Thomas Kim Zahn Nominations: Class of 2011: Sandy Mosher, Mark Warner Class of 2012: Dave Jewell, Andrea Ruggieri Class of 2013: Steve Richardson, Pending WorshipTeam: Worship Coordinator: Sandy Mosher Altar Coordinator: Debbie Thomas Usher /Greeter Coordinator: George Klump Acolyte Coordinator: Jean Rowley Flower Coordinator: Donna Warner Communion Coordinator: Dilli Doty Class of 2011: Jessica Sandler Class of 2012: Kris Coon

Class of 2013: _ ________ Hall Monitor Coordinator: Doug Steves Also Serving on Worship Team: Lay Leader: (Dave Jewell) Worship Chairperson: (Gary Thomas) Music Director (staff): Sally Martin UMYF rep: Children’s Min. Coordinator: (Carol Marsham) Outreach Team: Outreach Co-Chairs: (Pat Jewell, KathyKlump) Campus Ministries: Dave Jewell September Fest: ___________________ Rummage Sale Coordinator: Kathy Klump CROP Walk Rep: Bruce Rex Ecumen. Clothing Reps.: SharonFrederick,Jose Lopez Ecumen. Food Shelf Rep: Joyce Lawrence Class of 2011: Dilli Doty, Carol Marsham Class of 2012: Diane Frisch Class of 2013: Pat Jewell, Norm Frisch Dinner Chair:_ ____________________ also: “Church Hostess”: (Carol Marsham) Note: 8 positions have NOT been filled ~ if you might be interested in one of them, please contact Rev. Kit Snyder. Christian Education Chair; Stewardship Chair; Trustees, Class of 2011; Hospitality Team, 2 committee members; Worship Team, Class of 2013; Outreach Committee: September Fest; Outreach Committee: Dinner Chair

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BROCKPORT UNITE

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6:45 pm – Scout Pack 316 Den Mtgs. 7:30 pm – Grapevine AA Group in Courtyard Rm.

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6:45 pm – Scout Pack 316 Den Mtgs. 7:30 pm – Grapevine AA Group in Courtyard Rm.

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9:30 am Mom 4:30 pm – Sa in Hall 6:00 pm VIV 7:00 pm Sr. C

HUMAN RELATIONS DAY (Special Offering) 7:30 pm – 11th Step Meditation AA Group in Library

M. Luther King Jr.’s. Birthday – OFFICE CLOSED 6:45 pm – Scout Pack 316 Den Mtgs. 7:00 pm Rich Pye in Lib. 7:30 pm – Grapevine AA Group in Courtyard Rm.

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4:30 pm – Sa in Hall 6:00 pm VIV 7:00 pm Sr. C

7:00 pm – BUM Players 7:30 pm – 11th Step Meditation AA, Library

6:45 pm – Pack 316 7:00 pm BUM Players 7:30 pm – Grapevine AA Group in Courtyard Rm.

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Worship Assistant List

January 2011 Dates Greeters 2 Don / Barb Cuthbert

Ushers Acolytes Mark / Donna Warner

9 Terry / Carol Marsham Mike / Elizabeth Maier 16 Eric / Jessica Sandler Dave / Pat Jewell 23

Steve Richardson / Ron Sandler

30 Norm / Diane Frisch

Amy Crowe / Bonnie Day Doug / Janet Steves

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Jean Brien Kris Coon Jean Brien Kris Coon Jean Brien

Dave Jewell Steve Richardson Gary Thomas Terry Marsham Bonnie Day

Thank you for your participation in our worship service! If you have any questions please contact the appropriate coordinator. If you are not available for your scheduled day, please call someone else on the list to switch with and then notify the church office so they can put the appropriate name in the bulletin! If you are uncomfortable with any of the positions you have been list to do, please let us know! There will be name tags, for Greeters, on the table by the church office for you to write your name on and wear. All Worship Assistants please be at church by 9:10 am. Acolytes and Ushers see Sandy Mosher in the Sanctuary. Thank you so much for your work! WORSHIP ASSISTANT COORDINATORS Ushers: Greeters: Acolytes: Liturgy: Nursery: Flower: Hall Monitor: Worship Team:

George Klump Cheryl Codori Jean Rowley David Jewell Jean Brien Kris Coon Amy Crowe Doug Steves Sandy Mosher

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United Methodist Women

umwnews A New Year-A New Beginning The first meeting of 2011 will be Thursday, January 13 at 10 am in the Church library. Please note the new day and time. Program: Installation of officers Finding Peace through action - Audrey Miller Hostess: Barbara Cuthbert All women of the church family are invited .

Questions? Need a ride? Call: Betty Ruth Agte 637-5724 Barbara Owen 637-3257 Audrey Miller 637-4869

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