East Rochester United Methodist Church

East Rochester United Methodist Church


Nov
15
to Nov 22

News from ER United Methodist - 11/15/18

Here is a run down of all our news this week that's fit to print:

Christopher Andreacchi Memorial Service. Our entire church family is invited to attend the memorial service for Christopher Andreacchi. It will be held this Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the sanctuary. Our Fellowship Team will be assisting with the reception that will follow. The Andreacchi family is very thankful for all the support and prayers during this difficult time. 

What are You Thankful For? Our Upper New York Conference Communications staff recently covered our "Thanksgiving with Friends" lunch here in East Rochester. The reporter and videographer created two videos and one feature story in "The Bridge." Our story is being share across New York State to over 900 congregations of United Methodists. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to this effort. Take a look at what they produced!

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Sunday's Worship Team (11/18): Greeter: Karena Horn; Reader: Marilynn Amberger; Communion: Jane Agron, Kathy Becks, Jody Watters; Offering: Karena Horn

Sunday's Scripture Lessons: Psalm 16:5-11, 1 Samuel 2:1-10, and Mark 13:1-10. Sermon title: "Not One Stone" Choral Anthem: "Song of Joyful Thanks" Worship begins at 11:00 am: Bring a friend!

Communion Gifts: We receive non-perishable food items every Sunday for the E.R. Community Resource Center. Items Needed: Breakfast related items such as cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix (but ones just needing water added), syrup, coffee, tea.  Also needed: After-school snacks such as pudding cups and nutrition bars. Canned meat, Tuna or Hamburger Helper, jelly (grape and strawberry), cooking oil (small containers), paper towels, tissues, deodorant, shampoo.

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Take a Leaf! Share your blessings! Pastor Carol has made available paper leaves to write down one or more things for which you are thankful.  Please put them in the basket provided, and we will see they are displayed.

Thank You! For making a special contribution towards the replacement of our furnace. It replaces a failed, 20 year old furnace. The total cost is $12,000. The old furnace is removed and the new furnace is being installed today and tomorrow, 11/15-16. Watch for construction and drive carefully at the church; heavy equipment will be in use on the driveway. To designate your gift, write “Furnace Replacement” on your check’s memo line. Your generosity is deeply appreciated!

DePaul Parkside Christmas Wish List All 15 residents have been selected by our members and friends to receive their requested Christmas present. Thank you for your generosity! All are welcome to attend the Christmas party on December 20th at 7:00 pm. Santa needs a hand!

Got Wheelchairs? Pastor Todd would love your old one! It will be shipped to Guatemala for people in need.

Grow Deeper--Pilgrimage to the Holy Lands: Pastor Todd is planning to lead a small group in early 2020. Interested?

Deck the Halls! On December 1st let us join together and decorate our church building in holiday cheer. Our decorations will direct our thoughts and hearts to the birth of Jesus Christ. We’ll begin at 5:30 pm with a Dish-to-Share fellowship dinner. Sign up on the clipboard by the church office. See Judy Hunley for details.

Birthdays:  December 7:  Pat Meadows and Don Amberger, 14: Norma Lansdowne, 20:  Kathy Becks  

Calendar of Regularly Scheduled Parish Events

Sunday: Choir rehearsal, 10:00-10:45 am.; Worship, 11:00 am. Monday am: Sorting Textiles. Tuesday: Zumba, 5:30 pm. Wednesday: Fellowship, 10:00 am followed by Bible Study at 10:30, then lunch and dessert.  Thursday: Zumba, 5:30 pm. Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 pm. Saturday: Zumba, 9:30 am.




Other Parish Events of Interest

+ November 22 - Thanksgiving.

+ December 1 - Church decorating party! 5:30 pm Dish-to-Share fellowship dinner, followed by decorating and good cheer! Join the fun!

+ December 2 - “Todd Talks” following worship. Stay and talk with Pastor Todd about today’s sermon. Light lunch provided.

+ December 2 - East Rochester Association of Churches Christmas Tree Lighting, Edmund Lyon Park, 5:00 pm. Children can dress in costume and take part in the play by assembling at Mary Magdalene church at 4:30 pm.

+ December 16 - Christmas Choral Cantata!

+ December 19 - Christmas with Friends, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Bring a dish to share!

+ December 20 - DePaul Christmas Party! 7:00 pm. Bring good cheer, a friend, and a dozen of cookies to share with our friends. Santa needs assistance passing out gifts!

+ December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship, 4:00 pm

+ December 30 - Christmas Carol Sing, Quarters for Campus Ministries

+ January 22 - 6:00 pm Staff Parish Relations Committee, 7:00 pm Leadership Team

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Church Conference

November 10, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 noon Annual Church Conference at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607. All members and friends of our congregation are welcome; all members are entitled to vote on election of church leaders and clergy compensation. 

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Sep
30
12:00 PM12:00

All Church Picnic!

Join us for a Dish-to-Pass picnic following Sunday Worship!

Our Fellowship Team will be providing Pulled Pork sandwiches, Hot Dogs, and Hamburgers!

If the weather cooperates, we may be able to enjoy our picnic out doors on our new Buck Gilhart Memorial Plaza!

Bring a friend to worship. Stay long and enjoy the food and fellowship!

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Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Good Friday Worship

Join together with the members and friends of the West Walworth: Zion United Methodist Church to experience the Passion reading on this solomn occasion. The service will end in silence and darkness.

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The location is 3960 W Walworth Rd, Macedon, NY 14502 and is located on Google Maps at: https://www.google.com/maps/place/3960+W+Walworth+Rd,+Macedon,+NY+14502/@43.1468181,-77.3475957,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d6d2384a014537:0x7766ed977c4d9651!8m2!3d43.1467389!4d-77.3452?hl=en

All are welcome!

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Mar
29
12:00 PM12:00

Maundy Thursday Worship

Our Maundy Thursday Worship services will take place at 12 noon and 7:00 pm. We will be reading from the Gospel of John about Jesus washing his disciples feet at the Last Supper. 

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Holy Communion will be celebrated. Eucharist is open to everyone who desires to draw closer to Christ. 

Make a friend. Be a friend. Offer a ride to a friend!

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Easter Egg Hunt - For Children with Special Needs, and their families!

Children with Special Needs and their families and friends are invited to take part in our annual Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled this year for the Saturday before Palm Sunday. 

The hunt will take place in our front lawn at 357 Fairport Road in East Rochester. In case of bad weather, the hunt will be held on the upper level of the church. We are fully ADA accessible. There is plenty of parking available. Please use the upper and lower parking lots at the church and the parking lot at Family First Federal Credit Union. 

 This annual event is supported by the East Rochester United Methodist Church, Heritage Christian Services East Rochester Day Program, and Family First Federal Credit Union. 

This annual event is supported by the East Rochester United Methodist Church, Heritage Christian Services East Rochester Day Program, and Family First Federal Credit Union. 

Let us know you're coming at our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/177762246174099/

Volunteers are welcome to ensure safety, set up, clean up, and to extend hospitality. Plan to arrive by 9:30 am.

Share the invitation! All are welcome!

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Did you see the great D&C article about our Easter Egg Hunt? http://rochesterdemocrat.ny.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=0bcc861c3

 Church members and friends are filling eggs on Sunday, March 18th. We will be ready for you!

Church members and friends are filling eggs on Sunday, March 18th. We will be ready for you!

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Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Dinner & Movie Night!

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Our Fellowship Team is hosting a Family dinner and movie night!

Join us for chicken wings, pizza, popcorn, and pop, followed by a movie on the big screens! 

Freewill offering gratefully received to pay for the pizza and wings.

Bring friends, family, and neighbors!

Bring family, neighbors, friends. All are welcome!

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Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

Ash Wednesday Worship

Join us for our annual Ash Wednesday worship service. 

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Our service is designed to be inclusive and welcoming of all people, created around a common gathering, faith deepening sensory stations, and the imposition of ashes. 

Make a friend. Invite a friend. Deepen your faith.

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Jan
21
12:00 PM12:00

Fellowship Soup & Sandwich! Guatemala Missions!

 Our own Terri Demar unwrapping re-manufactured wheelchairs for distribution in Guatemala City, August 2017.

Our own Terri Demar unwrapping re-manufactured wheelchairs for distribution in Guatemala City, August 2017.

Join us for a soup and sandwich fellowship lunch provided by our own Fellowship Team! Terri Demar from our own congregation will share with us about her work over the past 17 years in Guatemala and what we can do to support this vital mission. 

Join us for a great lunch and program!

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Jan
21
to Feb 4

Lend Louis a Hand!

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Souper Bowl for the Families of East Rochester!

Bring in cans of soup to help Louis build a giant church in front of our altar. Our Souper Bowl collection will be dedicated and donated to the East Rochester Resource Center to help provide for local families in need. 

Bring in the SOUP!

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Dec
20
11:00 AM11:00

Home for Christmas!

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Join us and share the Christmas Spirit!

The East Rochester United Methodist Church and the Heritage Christian Services East Rochester Day Hab invite all of our family, friends, and neighbors to join us for a Christmas Holiday lunch, Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

We will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a fun-filled program singing Christmas carols, poetry, scripture, and celebration.  Lunch will be ready about 12:00 noon.

Baked ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, and vegetables will be provided. Bring a dish-to-share, if you are able. 

The whole community is invited and encouraged to attend!

Questions? Call Esther at 585.248.0703 or Pastor Todd at 585.703.9235

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Nov
15
11:00 AM11:00

Thanksgiving with Friends!

 2017 Thanksgiving with Friends!

2017 Thanksgiving with Friends!

Join us in giving thanks!

The East Rochester United Methodist Church and the Heritage Christian Services East Rochester Day Hab invite all of our family, friends, and neighbors to join us for a Thanksgiving lunch, Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

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We will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a fun-filled program of singing, poetry, and thanksgiving. Expect some turkey in the straw! Lunch will be ready about 12:00 noon.

Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and vegetables will be provided. Bring a dish-to-share, if you are able. 

The whole community is invited and encouraged to attend!

Questions? Call Esther at 585.248.0703 or Pastor Todd at 585.703.9235

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Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Dinner & Movie Night!

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Our Fellowship Team is hosting a Family dinner and movie night!

Join us for chicken wings, pizza, popcorn, and pop, followed by a movie on the big screens! 

Dinner provided by the family of James Coleman, Sr. in his loving memory.

Bring friends, family, and neighbors!

Film: "War Room" PG

Prayer is powerful! Read all about "War Room" at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3832914/

Bring family, neighbors, friends. All are welcome!

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Oct
15
11:00 AM11:00

Dedication of Disaster Relief Buckets

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Bring your donated United Methodist Committee on Relief Disaster Relief buckets to church and have them dedicated during worship. Our donated buckets will be forwarded to disaster sites where the need is greatest, including the Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Caribbean. 

To learn more about how to create your own disaster relief bucket for donation, go to: http://www.umcor.org/umcor/relief-supplies/relief-supply-kits/cleaning 

Instructional videos and supplies list are very informative. 

Thank you for your generousity! 

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Oct
15
to Nov 12

Operation Christmas Child Kickoff

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Our Fellowship Team is leading our shoe box collection effort as a part of Operation Christmas Child, starting this Sunday. All members and friends of the congregation are encouraged to assemble shoe boxes for donation. 

Information about what to purchase and how to pack these gifts is at: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Shoeboxes will be dedicated during worship on Sunday, November 12th. 

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Oct
8
12:00 PM12:00

Fellowship Dinner & Presentation

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Our Fellowship Team will be hosting a chili dinner following worship, providing chili, cheese, bread, and crackers. 

Our own Ray Swartz, Pastor Todd, and Pastor Lida (from Heritage Christian Services and Zion) will lead a presentation that was made in June at the 2017 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability, which our congregation generously supported. 

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Join us, and bring a friend! 

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Oct
1
to Oct 29

5 Cans / 5 Sundays

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Our Fellowship Team will be placing out five cans for your donations!

  1. Campbell Soup Labels, to provide books for East Rochester students to take home and read.
  2. General Mills Box Tops, also to provide books for East Rochester students to take home and read.
  3. Aluminum Pull Tabs, to help provide kidney dialysis for individuals who can not afford care.
  4. Quarters (for Campus Ministries), to support the Protestant Chapel Community Chaplain at the University of Rochester, since denominational funding has ended.
  5. Cancelled Stamps, to provide Spanish language school supplies. 

Questions? Speak with Marilynn Amberger (586.9009)

Thank you for your generous gifts!

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