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November 2010

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


Sunday 7

SATURDAY 13

Communion

THANKSGIVING DINNER IN HALL w/dish to pass 5:00 PM

THURSDAY 25

THANKSGIVING Dates to Remember MONDAY 22

“Community Thanksgiving Sampler”

SATURDAY 6

BEFORE GOING TO BED

7:00 PM

ONE HOUR BACK!!!! E-mail your contributions to José before the 16th of every month.


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Karen “K nd i

November 2010

It was a real honor to finally be old enough (7th grade) to join the Senior Choir in m y home church. It wasn’t a large choir, but it was a very good choir, as far as church choirs. go. It was exciting to have ‘my own’ choir robe, with my name in it. I felt so ‘grown-up’! (And I have sung in, and/or directed and/or accompanied church, school, college and community choirs ~ without exception~ for each of the 44 years since!) Even as a little 7th grader singing for the first time in the Senior Choir at church, however, the irony was not lost on me: one of the pieces it seemed that the choir sang all the time had as its refrain: “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord. It is a good thing to give thanks until the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, a new song, a new song, a new song!” The piece was so familiar that I had the alto part memorized even before joining the choir. It was a very old song - tired and worn out - that proclaimed that we should sing a NEW song. Didn’t make any sense! As a youth, hearing the same thing over and over again made it seem old, maybe even trite. But now that I am an adult, it seems different now. There is comfort in hearing familiar things again and again. We are fast approaching a major holiday season: Thanksgiving, Advent, and then, Christmas. One of the things that we enjoy as we celebrate these holidays is hearing some of the same things over and over again. And eating some of the same foods … how could we think to celebrate Thanksgiving without turkey and pumpkin pie? Unfathomable! We will undoubtedly hear familiar words again this year in this holiday season. It certainly IS a good thing to give thanks unto our Lord … whether or not we have new music with which to give thanks. We can never say it enough ~ ~ giving thanks to God has to be at the core of our Christian life-style. When we give God thanks, we are acknowledging the Providence of God, and our dependence upon God. We are recognizing that God’s grace is given to us freely, not dependent upon our works, or on how good we are. It is God’s unconditional grace for which we must give thanks! “Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices, who wondrous things has done, in whom this world rejoices; who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.” [Hymn #102, st. 1, by Martin Rinkart, 1663, translated by Catherine Winkworth 1858.] continued on page 4


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11/1 CLEARY, BARBARA

11/19 CUTHBERT, BARBARA

11/2 FREDERICK, ROB

11/20 BRESLAWSKI, MARJORIE

11/7 HEISE, DOROTHY

11/21 COON, TIMMY

11/8 REYNOLDS, GLORIA

11/21 ISAAC, MARY

11/8 SMITH, JENNIFER

11/25 STEVES, JANET

11/9 CODORI, RICHARD

11/28 CODORI, CHERYL

11/9 HARVEY, KYLE

11/28 MITCHELL, ALYSON

11/12 CROSS, GINNY

11/28 SPEER, CAROLINE

11/13 STEVES, PATRICK

11/30 FOSTANO, RACHEL

11/14 GUNTRUM, MYRA

continued from page 3 A Word From Our Pastor

Saying “thanks” to God is a start. But just saying thanks sometimes seems like no more than merely acknowledging a gift - sort of like signing for a package. What is important is that we LIVE our thanks. As we make our preparations to celebrate “Thanksgiving” in our homes, let us keep in mind that truly being thankful is not relegated to an expression of thanks one day of the year. It is an attitude for each day. We are called to “thanks LIVING” not just “thanks GIVING”. We haven’t got much for which to be thankful? The author of the words quoted above was a pastor during a major outbreak of plague in Europe. He presided over 5,000 funerals in his city, including his wife’s. Sometimes he had over a hundred funerals in a week! How could he be thankful? How can WE not be thankful?!? “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord. It is a good thing to give thanks until the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, a new song, a new song, a new song!” Rev. Kit


“Community Thanksgiving Sampler” The pastors of the “Inner-Village” Churches are sharing in a Thanksgiving Service for our community called a “Community Thanksgiving Sampler”. All are invited to the First Presbyterian Church (35 State Street) at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 22nd. The service will include a special time for children, too - - ALL are invited! The offering of our Community Thanksgiving Service will be split between the Clothing Closet and the Community Food Pantry. We are asking folks to bring FOOD (non-perishable items), and/or ‘WINTERWEAR’ (hats, mittens, scarves, warm socks, coats, etc.), and/or just plain cash. A time of fellowship will follow this service.

Poinsettias Real or artificial - for Christmas 2010 will cost $7.50. Order forms will be in the November Sunday Bulletins and the deadline for orders will be Nov 28.

GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE The UMW has decided to discontinue sale of the popular RADA cutlery. We have a limited amount of knives, servers  and other items that would make great Christmas gifts that will last a lifetime.  See me after church on November 14 or call me at 637-3434 to see what is available.  Sandy Phillips 

The Gathering Table

First Baptist Church, 124 So. Main St., Brockport, NY

A free community dinner, will be held

on Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

All are welcome to join us for a hot meal and conversation.

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Worship in November November 7 (Communion) [set clocks back an hour!] Hymns: #185 ~ “When Morning Gilds the Skies” #133 ~ “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” Scripture: Mark 10:45-52; Psalm 126; Jeremiah 31:1-34 Message: “Time to Change” November 14 ~ Consecration Sunday Hymns: #62 ~ “All Creatures of our God and King” #xx ~ “We Give Thee But Thine Own” Scripture: I Kings 17:8-16; Mark 12:38-44 Message: “The Mighty Mite” November 21 ~ Thanksgiving Sunday Hymns: #131 ~ “We Gather Together” #694 ~ “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” #102 ~ “Now Thank We All Our God” Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Philippians 4:4-9 Message: “You Shall Rejoice in the Good Things” note:

We will have a blessing of the “Teddy bears” during worship - you are encouraged to bring a stuffed animal to be given to the prison ministry.

November 22 ~ Monday ~ Community Thanksgiving We are invited to join with others in our community for a community-wide Thanksgiving Service … 7 p.m., Monday, November 22, at the First Presbyterian Church (35 State Street). This will be a “Community Thanksgiving Sampler”. November 28 ~ First Sunday in Advent Hymns: #196 ~ “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” #213 ~ “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates” #211 ~ “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” Scripture: Isaiah 2:2-5; 40:1-5; 52:7-10 Message: “The Color Purple”


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Thanksgiving DINNER

The BUMC Annual Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by the Outreach Committee will be held on Saturday, November 13th in the Fellowship Hall at 5 p.m. There will be a sign-up sheet posted on the office window to sign up for a dish to pass. Turkey, stuffing, potatoes & gravy will be provided as well as rolls and drinks. So, please sign up and plan to attend -- lots of food, fellowship and fun. See you there.

Outreach Team

BEARS, BEARS AND MORE

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he Outreach Committee will again be collecting bears and other stuffed animals, both new and like new, during the month of November. They can be put on a designated table in the Fellowship Hall until November 13th and at that time they will be moved to the lounge area on the second floor – outside the elevator. We will have a “blessing of the bears” on Thanksgiving Sunday (November 28th) and they will be delivered on Monday, November 29th. They will be donated to the women’s prison ministries in Albion. We appreciate all donations – thank you! The Outreach Team

MATT’S COATS FOR KIDS The box for Matt’s Coats for Kids will be placed in front of the office window during the month of October and the pick-up date will be November 18th. Everyone that has a coat or coats to donate is encouraged to bring them in during this time. They are asking for new or nearly new and coats of any size. Thank you in advance for your generosity.


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

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

6:00 pm – SPR mtg. in Library 7:00 pm – Church Conference

9:30-12:00 – MOM’s Club in Hall 4:30 pm – Saally in Hall 6:00 pm VIV 7:00 pm Sr. Choir C

VETERANS DAY

6:45 pm – Scout Pack 316 Den Mtgs. 7:00 pm – Rich Pye Tournament Mtg. in Library 7:30 pm AA in Courtyard Rm.

7:00 PM – UMW Mtg. in Library 7:00 PM – Trustee Mtg. in Conf. Room 1

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4:30 pm – Sally in Hall 6:30-8:30 pm – Girl Scout Troop 978 in Hall

6:45 pm – Scout Pack 316 Den Mtgs. 7:00 PM Zipporah Mtg. @ Carol Mann’s home 7:00 pm – Rich Pye Tournament Mtg. in Lib. 7:30 pm AA in Courtyard Rm.

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THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY OFFICE CLOSED

*Note: For your meeting or event to be here, please call the office, drop a note in the secretary’s box, or write the date of your activity on the Master Calendar.


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Worship Assistant List

November 2010 Dates Greeters 7

Steve Richardson / Ron Sandler

Ushers Acolytes Amy Crowe / Bonnie Day

Michelle L贸pez / Alison Mitchell

14 Norm / Diane Frisch John / Jean Wortman

Hope Wilbur / Mary Rogers

21 George / Carol Mann Doug / Janet Steves

David Steves / Serafina Breslawski

28 The Rowley Family Kris / Tim Coon

Bryan Warner / Tim Coon

Dates Liturgist

Nursery

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Jean Brien Kris Coon Jean Brien Kris Coon

Sandy Mosher Steve Breslawski Ron Sandler Dave Jewell

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

637-8435 637-9574 637-0598 637-2398 451-6635 637-5722 637-2846 352-8432 637-9607


United Methodist Women

umwnews Next Meeting: Hostess:

November 16 7 pm at the Church Library Election Of Officers Pledge Service/Devotions (Pat Jewell) Barbara Owen

Canal

CCC??? Churches Consortium??? What is that?

Clues: 1. Canal Churches: Brockport UMC, Adams Basin UMC, Spencerport UMC, Elmgrove UMC 2. Consortium: a group of two or more companies…or other bodies with some shared purpose 3. From 1Corinthians 12: 12The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—… 18But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body… 27Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. Did you figure it out? The Canal Churches Consortium (CCC) is a group with members from all four churches that meet monthly as part of Christ’s one body. Their shared purpose is to form small groups that encourage spiritual growth while also forming strong support systems for members of the congregations and people in the community. Open communication and invitations to join together give us so many more possibilities than what we can accomplish alone. Intrigued by the idea of CCC??? Looking for more information or have an idea for a group??? Contact one of these representatives: Diane & Bill Newton, Greg Wolfe, Nora Hampton - EUMC Sandy Mosher - BUMC (637-9607) Teresa Fletcher – ABUMC Bev Compertore - SUMC

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Some Thoughts on SHARING Let's talk about.... SHARING Sharing is both serving and giving. It's part of our “stewardship.” As Christians we believe in dedicating what we have to GOD. What do we all have? Time, talent and possessions. The choices we make in sharing our time, talent and possessions measures our faith in Him. You can share your time by serving as a leader, as a teacher and by participating in church activities. You can share your talents and abilities by singing in the choir, answering the call for workers in any task, from working at the clothing center, to calling on people, to helping with minor building repairs. You can share your possessions by pledging and gifting to our church ministries, giving to UMCOR, the food shelf as well as your favorite charities. A friend told me about a person who went to his Pastor and said, “Give me the task/job that nobody else wants to do.” What a marvelous way of sharing one's time and talent. Are we willing to undertake such a task? Think about the impact we would have on each other, and on our church ministries if each of us were to say to Rev. Kit: “give me a task that will challenge me, I want to share my time, talents and possessions with my fellow church members/friends for the betterment of Brockport United Methodist Church”. Just “musing” about stewardship. JBR

BUMC Music Notes Children’s Christmas Choir

All children of our church are invited to learn a song to share with the congregation in December. We will sing “Every Little Angel” in church on Dec. 5th or Dec 12th. Practices will be short & sweet (15-20 min) after church on Sundays (first practice Nov 7th)... You will receive a CD & music to practice during the week. Please let Sally or Amy Enderling know that you are interested (so we will have enough CD’s made).

Cantata Choir Rehearsals have already begun for our annual Christmas Cantata. Please join us Wednesdays @ 7:45 in the fellowship hall for rehearsals. We will present “I Hear the Prophet Callin” during the worship service on Sunday, Dec. 19th.


Finance Report 3rd Quarter Dear Members and Friends, After 9 months our Pledges and Gifts are behind what was budgeted. In recent years our 4th quarter giving has been very good as people brought their pledges up to date and made special gifts during the holiday season. Again we seek your help. We hope you will consider an additional or special gift at this time, so we may start 2011 with a positive fund balance. Your Finance Committee is currently developing a financial plan for 2011, which will be presented at a Church Conference on November 9th. Stewardship Soon you will be receiving a Stewardship Letter asking you to make a pledge for our 2011 church programs. It is our hope you will prayerfully consider making the necessary pledges and/or gifts that will allow us to maintain our proposed church programs for next year. The Pledge Card for 2011 will have a place for you to make a pledge/gift to our Major Repair Fund. You may recall the Trustees decided to budget $10,000 each year for major repairs, rather than having to make special fund raising appeals as major projects arise. We have a fine history of supporting our church programs and maintaining our church buildings. Let us continue as we serve the Brockport community in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Bruce Rex Finance Chairperson

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE GIVING UMW MITTEN TREE – Collecting mittens and hats to keep them warm. Hang them on the tree in the front entry. STOCK THE SOCK – Collecting warm socks for men, women, and children. Place them in the big stockings on the stairs. GIFT ANGEL – Purchase, wrap, and return a gift to help make a local child’s Christmas more merry Pick an “Angel” from the tree and don’t forget to sign it out on the “Angel” sign out sheet by the correct number (#). Return by December 13. FOOD BASKETS – Collecting non-perishable Food donations to help local families have a nice Christmas dinner and stock their shelves too. CASH DONATIONS – To help with any of these projects. We will do the shopping! Please help in any way you can! If you don’t feel you can do it alone, go in together with a friend. Every little bit helps! If you are a family/person who could use some help, don’t hesitate to call the church office at 637-4240. Thank you and Have a Merry Christmas!!

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