Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 21, 2021

11-22-17 Article

Fourteen members of BPUMC sang service hymns and patriotic songs to residents of all of our local nursing homes this past weekend.
Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich
We have had a busy week!  We are a local collection site this year for the shoe boxes for "Operation Christmas Child-Samaritans Purse". 

One project we have in our capital campaign is for a installation of a new church roof. This is progressing well! 

On Sunday September 12, many from our congregation went to Clinton Crest, Penn Yan Manor, and the Homestead to sing patriotic songs to the residents, during Veterans Day weekend.  It is a joy to see their smiles and see them join in with the singing.

During our church service, Bill Sutherland and Bruce Westerdahl  paraded with the colors of the Christian and American flags.  Both wore shirts they had obtained during recent honor flights taken in their honor to Washington DC.

Millie Albertson gave the children's story by roll playing as the mother of Mary.  She shared her fears and concern for her 13-year old daughter that soon would be having a baby- Jesus.  This was especially for the 100 mile journey that Joseph and Mary would have to take to pay taxes. 

Pastor Sandi continued her message about friends, who can not be bought.  They provide a caring connection of hope and wisdom.

We soon will be supporting "Yates County Christmas" by ringing the bells at Tops, the day before Thanksgiving.  Many other groups support this effort on other days, for this needed funding.  Many of our members also help sort and help people at the Armory on the days of the shopping event.  We hope those in the community will come out to support this important mission.