Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 18, 2018

12-10-14 Article

Aimee Perry gave a touching rendition of "A Breath of Heaven" on musical Sunday
Choir members had several lovely numbers
Our Wonderful Men's Choir!
We had so many children on Sunday!
John Prinzivalli prepared us a turkey dinner
Charles Findley was a guest organist at our service
BPUMC Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich
We are busy at BPUMC as we enter advent.  We recently had "musical Sunday", in which our choir, men's group and various duets and soloists brought special meanings in music to our service.  Charlie Finley, a guest from Lyons, NY, brought us his amazing talent on the keyboard.

The Hanging of the Greens is a service for the first Sunday in Advent.  It is from an old English tradition.  It was combined with our musical Sunday to help prepare the sanctuary and parishioners for the Christmas season.   Pastor Judy shared some of the meanings of these traditions.  The evergreen reminds us that Christ is alive.  The wreath is a circle of life and of eternity.  Holly speaks of Jesus blood, with its red berries.  The inside of the poinsettia is yellow, reminding us of the crown of thorns.  We lit the first Advent candle, showing that Jesus is the light of the world.  During the service, the congregation members decorated the Christmas Tree.  After our joyous service, John Prinzivalli prepared a turkey dinner for us to enjoy together.  It was very tasty!  The Schillingers provided the desserts.

Remember to join us for Christmas Caroling at 3pm on December 14.  We will begin the carols at church, then proceed to Penn Yan local nursing homes.  We will finish at The Living Well for refreshments.

There still are angels on our angel tree.  We are buying gifts for members of a local family.  Pick an angel from the tree, and place it on your wrapped gift, or see Laurie Prinzivalli if you wish to participate.

Please join us in Sunday worship at 9am.  We are a loving church.