TRUNK OR TREAT & PUMPKIN PATCH 2021
Our recent Trunk or Treat & Pumpkin Patch event was a blessed time of fellowship for children of all ages! We shared the love of Christ by decorating our car trunks with messages of faith.
Themes included reminders to Fully Rely On God, Fall in Love with God, Jesus is The Light, to guard our tongues and the Holy Spirit is Truth. Children picked their own pumpkins from the pumpkin patch and enjoyed painting and decorating them. Some 75 people shared free donuts and warm apple cider at the event. We had a hay-ride where adults and children had fun riding around the church grounds. See photos below:
HONORS DAY 2020
Congratulations to all our honorees who graduated from their Sunday school classes on Sunday, June 21st. This Honors Day was very different due to Covid-19. Our teachers and Sunday School students made the most of it with a mix of zoom and in-person appearances at church, adorned with masks. We are slowly getting ready by marking the six feet indicators on the walkway while waiting for the Bishop’s signal on reopening our church. Some photos and screenshots can be viewed below to get a feel of what transpired this Honors Day.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – NOVEMBER 16th
Operation Christmas Child was a successful and wonderful
mission event. Thank you for all who wrapped the shoe boxes, contributed items, helped
set up, filled the boxes, cleaned up, packed the shipping boxes and delivered the boxes.
On Sunday November 17th, some 126 boxes were dedicated and they started their journey. We will continue to pray for the children who will receive these boxes. Some activities can be viewed in the photos below.
By Linda Hoernes
SUCCESSFUL FALL ‘MISSION POSSIBLE’ PROJECTS
MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY CAKE SPLASH AT COFFEE HOUR
Some sixteen celebrants who made their 80’s & 90’s milestones joined us after worship yesterday to celebrate in the GP Room during coffee hour. Pastor Iwy gave a special blessing at the beginning of the event.
A special thank you goes out to the organizers, Joy & Dianne, and all the helpers and contributors who ensured there was enough food and drink for the celebrants and guests to enjoy.
YOUTH BBQ & KIDDIE POOL EVENT
Many volunteers and youth came out on Saturday, July 13th to prepare for the 2nd Annual Youth BBQ & Kiddie Pool Kick Ball Event.
With an attendance of 20 youth from varying schools in the area, we all had a great time eating and playing games.
We look forward to continuing this tradition in the future. Big thanks to Russ and Doug for manning the grill!
BLESSINGS TO OUR GRADUATES & MISSION TEAMS
We celebrated and prayed for graduates on Sunday, June 23rd. We wish them God’s blessings as they begin a new chapter in their lives. Please continue to keep them in your prayers and send them cards to let them know that their church family loves them! We also blessed those going on ASP & UM ARMY Mission trips in the summer.
Everyone who volunteered to help us on cleaning day did a superb job in dusting, polishing and tidying up and around the church premises. We could not have done it without you. Our church looks beautiful!
SPRING MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST RUN – A SUCCESS
On Sunday, May 19th, at 6:30 am, some 17 volunteers – youth and adults from our Sunday School – made the journey into New York City.
The youth made pancakes and other goodies for the homeless under the watchful eye of the adult volunteers.
They even gave out care packages to the needy.
Thanks to everyone who contributed and participated in this outreach effort.
MEANINGFUL ‘MISSION POSSIBLE’ SPRING EVENT
by Cory Casey
Mission Possible, held its second event on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Some 18 volunteers handled work for three homeowners in northern Westchester. Blessed with a beautiful afternoon, the Mission Possible group served our neighbors and made connections within our community.
THE HOVING HOME
“SOUNDS OF LIFE” CHOIR
SUNDAY, APRIL 28th
The ladies of the Hoving Home and the “Sounds of Life” choir joined us in our worship service. Thanks to everyone for making the luncheon a success and to Lynne and Hank for inviting the choir.
ANNUAL LADIES TEA
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Thanks to Joy, Dianne and Nancy for arranging a wonderful afternoon for the ladies at our annual tea event. Some 32 ladies turned out, adorned in their favorite hats, as sisters in Christ for joy filled fellowship and enjoy the interesting games planned by the coordinators.
The winners of the “word” game were Joan Prentice, Fran Maddalone, and Marilyn Bucher. The winner of the “Guess how many jelly beans” game was Linda Kenneson.
A special thank you to each lady who contributed to the special menu enjoyed by all.
Indeed, the teapots and decor for the gathering were fitting and beautifully displayed.
If you missed this one, plan to come next year!
LENTEN CLUSTER SERVICE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th – UMCSO
Some 70 people attended the first Lenten Cluster Pot Trust Supper & Service at UMCSO on March 27th. Members came from various churches, notably Peekskill UMC, Grace UMC, Yorktown UMC, St. Colombanus, & Park Avenue AME Zion. See photos below.