Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 18, 2018

07-09-14 Article

Our choir was all decked out for 4th of July for our musical Sunday!
BPUMC Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich
Bluff Point UMC has so much talent!  We had our patriotic musical Independence Sunday, with most everyone decked out in Red, White, and Blue!  How much fun!  Pastor Judy told the history of some of out patriotic songs prior to us singing them, giving extra meaning to the words.  The children played instruments and paraded around the church aisles to "Onward Christian Soldiers".  Thank you to our choirs, Aimee Perry, Phil Pearce, Pastor Judy and all who worked so hard on this energetic and musical endeavor.  Blanche Fingar also composed and shared a new poem "Let us Celebrate", reminding us of the presence of Jesus not only in our celebration of Independence Day, but every day.  Blanche's poems are such an inspiration.

Pastor Judy is on vacation for much of the next two weeks.  Wishing her safe journeys!  Lori Prinzivalli and Terry Fingar are in charge of the worship services while Pastor Judy is taking a needed rest.

Wishing congratulations to Mike and Emily Enslow on the birth of their son, Sullivan Michael Enslow on June 26.  He joins three big sisters- Violet, Hazel, and Iris.  Congratulations also to grandfather, Phil Burdick.  We hope to meet him soon!

Thanks to Chris Wyant on her gardening efforts.  The church gardens are looking gorgeous!

We have switched dates and menu of our summer church/community dinner this year.  We are planning a pulled pork barbecue on August 2nd.  The menu includes:  pulled pork, salt potatoes, cole slaw, and apple crisp.  Mark your calendars!  More details forthcoming as the date approaches.

Don't forget to bring in non-perishable food.  Even though school has finished for the year, community needs are ongoing, both for the "backpack program", and emergency food donation programs in Yates County.  Flood issues have made things even more difficult for affected people this year.  Our children continue to bring in pennies- nearly $800.00 over the past three years, for the backpack program, providing weekend meals to local children who might go hungry. 

Stay safe and enjoy this wonderful summer weather which we have been hungry for, after a long, cold winter.