April Mission:  Health Kits.  We will be collecting items in the month of April 1st – combs, April 8th – towels, April 15th – Wash clothes, April 22nd – tooth brushes & soap (see insert in back of church for full list or request one from the church office).  Assembling kits the week of April 22. Those interested in helping or have any questions, please contact Karen Hojsik or Joyce Neumann.

Mission Moment:  please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food pantry.  It will be collected by our youth the 4th Sunday of the month. 

Volunteers requested: We will be providing dinners for the Men’s  Rescue Mission at 5 PM every 4th Wednesday.  Please join us as we cook and serve!   Questions?  :Karen and Wes MacKenzie (contact the church office 648-4339 for Karen’s contact information).

CVNS 6th Annual Run/Walk For Our Future! Saturday, May 5th, 2018. Start time 9:30 AM; Packet Pick Up 8:30 AM. Race will begin at CVNS and end at Chenango Bridge Community Park. $20 Run/Walk Registration fee includes T-Shirt. NEW! Pay $20 to “sleep in” and get a unique T-Shirt without having to leave the comfort of your bed! Registration forms in the back of the church or the church office. Registration forms due by April 20th. (Find registration form in sign up forms section of website or contact the church office for a form.)

Plant Sale: Saturday, May 12, 2018; 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon: Fellowship Hall. Order Forms are available in the Narthex. Guarantee quantity, color, and price by pre-ordering. Pre-orders due by Sunday, April 22, 2018. Please deposit orders and payments (by check) in the Plant Orders box in the Breezeway.

12th Annual United Methodist Night at the Ball Game: Thursday, June 28th; 6:35 pm; $9.00 Adults; $6.00 Children. Please contact Pam Wasley to purchase tickets (contact the church office for Pam’s contact information).

Church Women United May Friendship Day, Halupki luncheon is Saturday, May 5, 2018, 11 am at the Choconut Center United Methodist Church, Lewis and Airport Roads, Binghamton.  Theme: “In Gratitude for God’s Presence.” The price is $12.  Contact Marita Root by April 25 for tickets.  Checks payable to Church Women United.

Trustees Project Board in the back of the Narthex for those of you that may want to sign up for projects or may wish to contribute to a project. Please contact Hudda Aswad if you have any questions. Thank you.

Liturgists Needed: If you would like to volunteer to be a liturgist please contact Pam Wasley or the church office 648-4339. If you cannot do a month at a time, that is fine. We will fill in the weeks around what you can do.

Audio & Video Volunteers are Needed: Training will be provided. Please contact the church office; 648-4339 or Mike Howard (contact the church office for Mike’s contact information)  if you would be able to help.

Summer Camp Registration opens The Upper New York Camp & Retreat Ministry Area is excited to share our 2018 summer camp and retreat programs with you!  Discover five awesome sites with over 200 programs. Summer Camp provides endless laughter, meaningful worship, and important friendships. Retreats provide a unique experience in a  beautiful   setting. Click link below to discover the best program for you or your child based on age, interests, and sites http://campsandretreats.org/summer-camp-2018/search

Rummage Sale: Save the Date, June 9th, 8 AM – 1 PM. Start saving items to donate for sale. Volunteers are needed to help set up on 6/8 at 9:00 am until?  We welcome clothing, tools, books, small household items, toys, etc. Please no large  furniture, CRT (fat) TV sets, exercise equipment or outdated computers.” Contact Jill Lyon (204-0032) if you are able to volunteer or donate things. You may drop off items from Monday June 4th – Friday, June 8th. Save your items to drop off. 

Fund Raiser for First United Methodist Church of Chenango Bridge.     Present this advertistment (below) and 10% of all work done will be donated to the church. For all questions and appointments please contact Quality Steam Cleaning. (You may also find this coupon in the back of the church or contact the church office.

Reminder: Maines Food & Party Warehouse – GiveBack Program. 1st United Methodist Church of Chenango Bridge/Maines GiveBack Program: “Chenango Bridge UMC” endowment current totals 50% members as of February 1, 2018. FUMC’s goal is 90% membership by the end of 2018. Important: Upon receipt of your membership card application Maines will turn around the application in (2) weeks). Maines account is “Chenango Bridge UMC” in order to receive the proper credit. Obtain your application of a Maines membership card from David Lewis or the church secretary Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 1 PM. For every twenty (20) dollars spent, God’s church receives $1.00.

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