Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 16, 2021

07-06-16 Article

Maren Andersen recently received a Lee Wiedrich memorial scholarship for her college accomplishments.  Shown in photo:  Joyce Wiedrich, Maren Andersen, Pastor Sandi Perl.

BPUMC Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich
We have had many welcomed visitors so far this summer at church.  One visitor, Rafael Batista, a former exchange student of Sandi and Dave Perl has been visiting them from his home in Brazil. 

Thanks to Dick Dibble for varnishing the front church doors, and also Chris Wyant and Helen Schillinger for recent gardening of our church grounds. We have many people helping behind the scenes to keep our church looking tidy and helping with our services and ongoing missions.

A special thanks to Roosevelt Collins and Doug Marchionda for paving a small section by our back door at cost, to make it easier for folks to enter the church, especially in bad weather. 

Maren Andersen recently graduated with a degree in viticulture from FLCC and received a scholarship award from the Lee Wiedrich memorial fund.  Congratulations, Maren, on your recent accomplishments!

Pastor Sandi discussed the Hope Walk of Yates County with the children, and asked them about the meaning of cancer.  The children thought that cancer was a difficult time, and spoke of how people often loose their hair, and how cancer takes over body cells.  We will be supporting this walk, which occurs in late August.

Pastor Sandi recapitulated what we have been recently studying from the passages in Paul's letters to the Corinthians.  She emphasized generosity, goodness, compassion, and kindness in helping others.  Many in our congregation help in church projects and volunteer efforts, including The Living Well in Penn Yan.  Trish DeMontfort finished her June paper towel drive for the Living Well.  July's request will be for picnic related items.

Happy summer and stay safe.  Come worship with us on Sundays at 9:00 am.