Branchport United Methodist Church

Living in Love and Harmony


September 2019

   Hello to all those that love and support Branchport UMC If I were to sit down for a meal with Jesus, I would no doubt want to go buy a new outfit and go get my hair done. I would want to be sure I was looking my best for such a special dinner. I would prepare for hours and anxiously anticipate the moment that He met me at the door and escorted me to a beautiful gathering place with a table just for two. He would listen to my sharing about the events of the day, laugh at my funny stories and offer His words of wisdom. During our time together, I would recognize the best parts of me and be able to forgive myself for my shortcomings. A night like this could cost a couple hundred dollars. I would pay anything for my dinner with Jesus. The wonderful thing is, Jesus has already paid the price and there is no need to make reservations to spend time with Him.

I have come to value my monthly communion with Jesus as I take in the bread and juice - the remembrance of the body broken for me and His blood shed for me. The thing is, it is not the physical food that provides sustenance, it does not have to be a fancy restaurant or even a special event or occasion. I can connect with Jesus any time of the day, any day of the week, every day of the year. I do not have to wear a certain outfit or find a five-star restaurant. He loves and accepts me just as I am. This nourishes my soul. This is the best dinner date a girl could ever ask for!

   Hebrews 4:16 says; “Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” This is the no muss, no fuss kind of dinner that came to mind for me as I prepared to reach out to you. Each year, Branchport United Methodist Church asks you to share your story of going out to dinner and to share what that cost may have been as a donation. This year, as we reflect on the wonderful ministry of our church we want to be able to show our gratitude for all the work that God is doing through and amongst us by using your donation to go towards UMCOR Flood Buckets. As clean-up is taking place from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and our southern states we recognize the importance of supporting such a great cause as UMCOR.

   I invite you into fellowship with us as we build connections and nurture our relationship with Jesus Christ. What a blessing it is that we do not need to schedule a date to spend time with Him. He is waiting for us to join Him, walk beside Him and live our lives for Him. My hope for you is that you find gratitude for the sacrifices that Jesus has made so that you may have life and enjoy it to the fullest.

Pastor Kim Lyons This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 585-857-7962

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events at Branchport UMC!

  • September 29th ~ Outdoorsman Dinner at 5pm (Dish to pass)
  • October 4th ~ Faith in Films at 6pm to watch “A Dog’s Purpose” (Bring a snack toshare)
  • October 11th ~ Faith in Films at 6pm to watch “Apollo 11” (Bring a snack to share)
  • November 3rd ~ Worship with Milo Center UMC , fellowship lunch (Dish to pass)and Charge Conference to follow at 1pm

   Thank you for your continued support and for being such an important part of our congregation. As we continue growing as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ please keep Branchport UMC in your prayers. Our world and community are in great need of finding hope. We are an important part of shining the light of Jesus upon those living in darkness. Thank you for sharing your dinner stories and for your donation to our No Muss,No Fuss fundraiser.

Please send donations to:

  • Branchport United Methodist Church
  • P.O. Box 2
  • Keuka Park, NY 14478 

May you enjoy your time with Jesus as much as I do!

Blessings~Pastor Kim

The Spirit and the bride say, "Come " And let the one who hears say, "Come " And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.”~ Revelation 22:17

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