Warm Winter Greetings Branchport UMC Family and Friends~
Hello! I hope that you are doing well in these long winter days. It seems hard to believe we are halfway through February and the hopes of spring are beckoning to us! I wanted to share some of the things we have coming up and some great opportunities for fellowship. We would love for you to join us.
Saturday, February 22nd we will be holding “Coffee Break” from 10am to Noon. Since September we have been inviting Caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s to come with their loved one for a time of socializing. We have not yet had anyone join us so we would like to open it up to all of you and the community as a time of fellowship. We will be hosting Coffee Break the 4th Saturday of each month so if you cannot make it this month, please join us in March!
Sunday, February 23rd is Pet Food Sunday. We have been collecting food and pet supplies for Pet Partner Connection who minister to people of Yates County. Their goal is to help people keep their pets in their homes. They also visit shut-ins and nursing homes with their animals. Please consider dropping off donations to assist us in this mission.
Wednesday, February 26th is Ash Wednesday. I will be administering Ashes at The Living Well Mission in Penn Yan from Noon to 1pm. Please stop in, I would love to see you!
Saturday, February 29th we invite you to Dessert and a Show with special music by GPS (God’s Plan for Salvation). If you were able to join us last year you know what a treat this is! Please come see a great group of young adults perform for us and enjoy a night out! The show starts at 6:30pm. We will be having soup and sandwiches with the band and their families if you would like to join us at 5pm.
Sunday, March 1st we will be starting a Lenten Bible Study- Soul Reset - as we enter into a time of Self-reflection in this season leading up to Easter. We just finished Not a Silent Night by Adam Hamilton and had a great turn-out. All are welcome to this upcoming study.
Friday, March 6th - Movie night presenting The Greatest Showman. Dinner at 6pm and the movie starts at 6:30pm.
Friday, March 13th- Movie night presenting A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Dinner at 6pm and the movie starts at 6:30pm.
Friday, March 20th- Movie night presenting The Messiah. Dinner at 6pm and the movie starts at 6:30pm.
Wow! We are a busy congregation! And so blessed. Please invite a friend or neighbor to join us as we fellowship with one another and embrace the wonderful work that God is doing for and through us.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything or just to check in. I am so grateful to be in ministry with all of you!
Pastor Kim Lyons
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.