Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 16, 2021

02-17-21 Article

Bluff Point United Methodist Church in the Winter

Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich
Welcome Peggy Beckwith to our ministry.  Peggy joins us  as a certified lay minister and will be helping with various services and needs of the church.
This past Sunday was communion Sunday.  We also studied Luke 7: 1-17.  In this scripture we were to look at the centurion, and people he brought to Jesus, including his sick servant. Prior to this passage, Jesus had told one how to be a disciple and follow him.  Pastor Sandi explained that the centurion commanded 100 men who were leaders.  He recognized worthiness.  She asked us if we felt worthy?  Do we feel good enough?  Do we care enough?  These are questions we must examine. Jesus would tell us that we are a beloved child. We are worth it. Pastor Sandi asked us to examine if on a cold day is it is worth going out to the store? Is a particular person worth our time? Are we worth it?  Pastor Sandi explained to us that we are all magnificent graces of Jesus. We have compassion for others; we should be nonjudgmental and show love, joy, peace and happiness in our actions.  Jesus just wants to show us the way and celebrate with us. We need to question whether we are people of judgment or people of Christ.

 Reminder that in February we are supporting Pet Partners.  Pet partners works with families to try to keep animals in their homes by providing support and food in times of need. They are a wonderful local organization. Please leave any donations of pet food this month to the Living Well or inside our church.

 February is usually a month where we have supported Habitat for Humanity by purchasing submarine sandwiches for Super Bowl Sunday. Unfortunately this has not happened this year, and Habitat needs our support as well.  Dick Smith told us a little bit about oncoming projects for building the next habitat house in Penn Yan. Contributions to Habitat will be greatly appreciated.  This may be mailed to PO Box 391, Penn Yan, NY  14527.

 Stay warm!  Winter is upon us!  Remember, all Sunday services this month of February will be on the Zoom platform.