Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 21, 2021

06-30-21 Article

Congratulations to our high school graduate Hayley Andersen, who will be going on to MCC to study business and play lacrosse.

Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich

Our Bible study this week centered on 2 Thessalonians 1: 1-4 and 11-12.  During the time that Paul was writing these letters about 50-51 AD, people building Christianity were being persecuted.  Today we reflect on that, standing firm and living Godly lives.  Maintained a Christian movement is hard work.

Pastor Sandi reflected on the many things we accomplished this past year, especially considering the Covid pandemic.  These things included multiple Bible studies on Zoom, Zoom church, movie times, kids church, sessions for the littles and middles, and music madness.  We had 8 food and snack drive-through events, communion delivery for our home bound, a parents PJ party, coffee and conversation, and many other happenings during this time.  We continued to ring the bell for Yates County Christmas, had a road clean up for Adopt a Highway, and had holiday baskets for people in need of holiday food help.  We sadly lost several faithful members who went to their heavenly home, and the birth of several babies that we all have not met yet.  It was a busy year!  Many thanks to technology and the many people that made this all happen, keeping us as a BPUMC family during this rough time.  

This Sunday we celebrated Fathers Day and graduation.  We celebrated college and post-high school success as Joyce Wiedrich gave Anna and Noah Detar scholarships in her brother Lee Wiedrich's honor, which are given annually to students in good standing who belong to our congregation.

We also celebrated live music in the church with choir members, and also with Ron Miller playing a chosen selection to celebrate June teenth.  So great to listen to joyous music in church, as Elly Stempien was also back playing the organ.

Summer is here, with graduations this week.  Be careful as there are many out walking and biking along our beautiful Finger Lakes highways.