Sunday, I enjoyed our time of worship (online and in-person). Mrs. Kerry Turner’s piano/organ music was beautiful. I know we are all thankful for Mrs. Turner. Tyler and Logan’s clarinet music was a bonus. Logan said Sunday; he is now 1st chair after challenging a senior in the High School Band. Congratulations, Logan! Plus, the Chancel Choir provided an inspiring anthem. And for your support of the Church with your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness, I thank you. 

Announced this past week on “Coffee with Steve,” Peggy Skipper, President of the U.M.Women, has scheduled a U.M.Women meeting for Thursday, September 30 at 10 a.m. Ladies, you are invited to attend. The meeting will be held in the fellowship hall directly behind the sanctuary. 

Trunk N Treat returns Sunday, October 31, at 5 p.m. [- 7 p.m.]. We invite you to dress up in costume, decorate the trunk of your car, bed of your truck, or your lawn chairs. Remember to secure your parking location between 4:15 & 4:45 p.m. Participants are to provide candy of their own to hand out. Trunk N Treat will be in the Penfield parking lot. [Church Office Lot] Invite your neighbors, friends, and family; this is a community-wide ministry. 

The U.M.Men’s Chili Cookoff will be on Thursday, November 11. The men are determined to have a win over Covid, the winner of the 2020 cookoff. The time is 6 p.m. 

Down the road, the Church will celebrate “All Saints Day” on Sunday, November 7. Next UP, the U.M.Men invite you to their “Pancake Breakfast” Sunday, November 28. And on Sunday, December 19, the Chancel Choir will present its Christmas cantata. Visit, [] to stay connected to all Church calendar dates. 

Remember there is the open invitation from Chris Ellis to participate in the Ecclesiastes study Wednesdays at 10 a.m. [The class meets in the fellowship hall directly behind the sanctuary.] 

Most importantly, each of you remains in my prayers. As I pray for you, I invite you to pray for one another. 

Love All, Serve All

Steve Warren, Pastor



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