Thank you for visiting the Branchport United Methodist Church
We believe that God calls all people to gather in a community of faith, to share in the Good News of Jesus Christ as we make disciples for the transformation of the world. We come together to strengthen our faith through worship, prayer, education, outreach, study, and fellowship as we grow and develop our spirituality and faithfulness. We try to be Christ-like in all that we do and live to the examples as seen through the written word of God.
If you are looking for a church home we would sincerely hope that you will join us some Sunday as we together travel and accept the challenges of discipleship and witness to the whole world of this wondrous love of Jesus Christ.
Psalms 23: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through thevalley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
From the Desk of Pastor Kim
Greetings Church family and friends,
Praise God- Spring has finally arrived! Each day brings us new life, new visions and new hope. We breathe in the fresh air and feel ourselves shaking off the winter blues as we plan and prepare for some wonderful events at our beloved Branchport United Methodist Church.
If you haven’t joined us for service recently we have so much to share! The new pew cushions have arrived! After conversation and generous support from angels of the church the cushions were ordered in March and we are excited to retire the old faithful blue ones and replace them with thicker, red ones. We will be dedicating them in the next couple weeks.
We now turn our attention to the much-needed new roof. The trustees met a few weeks ago and decided that we can not continue to hold off this costly project. Before more walls are damaged, it is time for it to be done. Quotes were gathered for the work and the supplies and it was agreed to move forward with the work. This project will be done sometime in the near future, now that the weather has finally turned for the better.
Both the pew cushions and the roof are costly investments but as the body of Christ we must faithfully move forward in our work and trust that God is always with us. I am so grateful to be a part of a congregation that has so much love and respect for this church. It is a great thing to be able to come together as a family and to outpour that sense of community into our neighborhood. I urge you to continue your support of Branchport UMC. Your prayers and financial support carry us forward into the future. We are the hands and feet of Jesus Christ and through us we call out to others to welcome them into our family.
“Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it. For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body” 1 Corinthians 12:12
In March we teamed up with Milo Center UMC and served “Grandma’s Kitchen” at Penn Yan Academy. A big Thank you to Abby Heselton for helping organize this amazing program! We can’t wait to help again next year. Many of our members continue their faithful work volunteering their time at the Once Again Shoppe and the Living Well.
Easter brought us a wonderful service and a celebration of Baptism of Paul and Mia Wright. A Stations of the Cross display was set up in the sanctuary from Good Friday evening and a couple following weeks. If you were unable to see it, plan on it for next year. It is a wonderful way to reflect on the journey Jesus took to the Cross and it enriched the celebration of His resurrection. This past Sunday, May 6th, we helped Rushville UMC celebrate their 150th Anniversary. It was wonderful to be able to join with them, Milo Center UMC, Middlesex UMC and many from Rushville Congregational Church. Our District Superintendent Jeff McDowell shared a great message and reminds us that we are the Church, in service together.
Planning has begun for the Memorial Day Chicken BBQ taking place Saturday May 26th. If you are able to help in any way, please let us know! We would love to have you. A sign-up sheet is in the fellowship area of the church or you can call Jan Thorn at 315-595-2526. We also are busy preparing for the 6th Annual Red, White and Blue 5K on July 4th. This event takes a lot of work and many hands to pull off, but what a great way to start off the holiday! Once again, we would love your help.
We look forward to our snow birds returning to worship with us. So, if you have been away for the winter, struggling with illness or just staying safely within your homes, please know that we have missed you. You have been lifted up in prayer and we hope that the warmer weather will bring you back our way Sunday mornings.
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” –1 Corinthians 10:31
Branchport United Methodist Church
3376 Guyanoga Road
Branchport, NY 14418
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 @ 8:00am
To Register Online visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Branchport/RedWhiteBlue5kWalkRun
To register by mail, fill in the fields below, print out this form and mail this form and your check to the address below.
Print out one copy per entrant. Each participant, or their legal guardian, must sign the waiver at the bottom.
5K Cost – Please select one:
____ $25.00 pre-registration before June 30
____ $30.00 late/race day
____ Kid’s Fun Run FREE (t-shirts $10.00) – 1 mile race
Make checks payable to: Branchport UMC
c/o Dave Thorn
3988 Belknap Hill Road
Branchport, NY 14418
Race day registration/Check-in: 7:00-7:45am
Awards: Prizes will be awarded in age group categories for male and female top finishers.
City: ___________________________ State: _____________________Email: _________________________
Male: __________ Female: ____________ Age: ___________ Phone Number: ___________
Yes, I want a FREE t-shirt – ____ S ____M ____L ____XL (if registered by June 15th)
Total Cost ______ race fee
Waiver: I know that running is a potentially hazardous activity that carries the risk of property damage, personal injury or death. I know I should not run this event unless I am medically able and I am aware of and assume all risks associated with running in this race. I understand that I, or the person(s) I am responsible for, will be subject to variable weather and course conditions. I assume all risks associated with this event including, but not limited to, property damage, personal injury or death that may result from, including, but not limited to, personal medical conditions, falls, contact with other persons, traffic and road conditions. Therefore I, for myself, or the person(s) I am responsible for, release and hold harmless the Branchport United Methodist Church, The Upper New York Conference, and their representatives, all sponsors, agencies, municipalities and any other persons involved with the event, from any liability for any and all property damage, personal injury or death that may occur as a result of my/his/her participation in this event. I understand that my entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. I also understand I may be photographed while participating in this event.
Signature: ______________________________________________________ Date: ______________
Parent or guardian must sign if participant is under 18 years of age.