East Rochester United Methodist Church

East Rochester United Methodist Church

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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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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Nov
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Nov
15
11:00am11:00am

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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Dec
20
11:00am11:00am

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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Jan
21
12:00pm12:00pm

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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Oct
15
11:00am11:00am

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
8
12:00pm12:00pm

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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Aug
10
to Aug 18

Mission Trip to Guatemala

Terri DeMar & Pastor Todd on mission trip to Guatemala, serving a team that will build 3 houses and fit 50 people to new wheelchairs!

The team is organized and led by our friends at Heritage Christian Services. Members of Pastor Todd's other church (West Walworth: Zion United Methodist) are also taking part to serve. 

(Photo: that is our own Katie DeMar adjusting the foot rests for a new wheelchair recipient!)

Interested in going next August? See Terri or Pastor Todd. All are welcome!

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May
20
9:00am 9:00am

Spring Sale - Supporting "A Second Thought" and International Ministries

Join us for the SALE of the SEASON!

Items from "A Second Thought" will be sold at the East Rochester United Methodist Church. All the profit will support Heritage Christian Services' International Ministries outreach to people with disabilities around the world and in western New York. 

Our next mission trip will be returning to Guatemala this August. Wheelchairs that have been collected and shipped to Guatemala have been re-manufactured. Our short-term mission team will fit people to these wheelchairs. For some, this will be the first wheel chair in their life. Our mission team will also take part in building two houses for impoverished Mayan families and distribute malnutrition kits to neighborhood families in dire need. Proceeds from "A Second Thought" and this sale will help make this possible! 

2016 Guatemala Mission Team

2016 Guatemala Mission Team

Come support missions, outreach, improving the lives of neighbors, and making new friends! 

 

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Apr
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Good Friday Tenebrae

Join us for this Holy Day service of Tenebrae. The Passion of Jesus Christ will be read in 16 segments, each while candles are progressively extinguished, allowing the darkness to enter. 

A brief reflection will be offered. All will exit in silence. The sanctuary will be stripped bare after the service that preparations may begin for Easter Sunday. 

All are welcome.

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Apr
13
12:00pm12:00pm

Maundy Thursday

Join us for this special Maundy Thursday worship experience. The Gospel is John 13:1-17, 31b-35. Holy Communion will be celebrated; everyone is welcome to take part.

Maundy comes from the Latin word "Mandatum" - the first word of the statement by Jesus "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another."

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Apr
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

Confirmation Class Visit: Islamic Center of Rochester

We will meet in the parking lot at 5:00 pm, attend 5:30 pm prayers, take part in a Q and A session following prayers, and go out to eat at a local restaurant afterwards (dutch treat). 

The Islamic Center of Rochester is located at: 727 Westfall Rd, Rochester, NY 14620. Our host is the Board President, Mr. Sareer Fazili. He is very excited we are attending. 

Everyone is welcome. Please extend the invitation beyond our Confirmation Class to the members and friends of our parish. Making friends strengthens God's kingdom. 

Please dress modestly and come with open hearts and minds! 

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Apr
8
10:00am10:00am

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. There is plenty of parking available. 

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. 

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Feb
28
12:00pm12:00pm

Mardi Gras Lunch and Party!

All are invited to our Mardi Gras celebration!

We are partnering with our friends from Heritage Christian Services Day Program to host a dish-to-share Pancake and Bacon Lunch for the community. 

The church is being asked to bring food to share (if you are able) and drinks - coffee, tea, soda, etc. We will also have a King Cake! Come early if you would like to help decorate.

Bring beads to share and a jovial spirit. Our lunch and festivities will be in our lower level.

Invite friends, share rides, and let's make this a great time!

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Jan
22
12:00pm12:00pm

Welcome NEW MEMBERS!

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Our Fellowship Team is hosting a reception and a Soup & Sandwich Luncheon to welcome our new members! 

We will be welcoming Linda Boianova and Bill Lanigan. 

There is plenty of room for additional new members. See our Lay Leader, Jim Coleman, or Pastor Todd if you are interested and would like to investigate further. Membership means the baptized will support the United Methodist Church and our local church with our prayers, presence, gifts, and service.

Not baptized? Perhaps God is calling you. Not a member? Perhaps this is God's time.

Join the celebration! 

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Dec
16
11:00am11:00am

Christmas Lunch with Friends!

Join the Christmas Spirit!

All are welcome to gather for a Christmas lunch with friends. We will begin with Christmas Carols, readings, and prayers. 

Lunch will include ham, mashed potatoes, gravy and applesauce provided by pastor Todd and our friends at Heritage Christian Services Day Program. All are encouraged to bring a dish-to-share to round out the meal.

Invite a friend or neighbor. Share a ride. Make it a jolly, holly day!

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Nov
27
to Dec 18

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Health Kits Kickoff!

Our Fellowship Team is inviting the congregation to support the UMCOR effort to obtain and donate Health Kits for an Advent mission effort. 

Health kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Health kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition, and cooking classes.

Details about assembling a Health Kit can be obtained at: http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies/Relief-Supply-Kits/Health

Completed kits need to be returned to the church by Sunday, December 18th. All kits will be dedicated and blessed before being sent off. 

Start the Holiday Season off right by opening your heart! 

 

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Nov
15
11:00am11:00am

Thanksgiving with Friends

All are welcome to join together for a Thanksgiving lunch! 

We will begin with singing, Thanksgiving readings, and prayers. A turkey dinner will be served. Our friends from Heritage Christian Services Day program will be providing a turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy. Pastor Todd will be providing a turkey. Everyone is invited to bring a dish-to-share.

Make it a happy Thanksgiving, shared with friends and family. Invite a friend or neighbor. Share rides. 

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