Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 18, 2018

05-16-12 Article

Caption: This photo shows only some of the folks from Bluff Point UMC
who walked for CROP Walk on May 6th. They are Front Row (l-r): Karen
Drumm, Barbara Bailey, Pastor Judy White, Joyce Wiedrich, Meredith
Nielsen, Carole Clow, and Fremont Clow. 2nd Row (l-r): Laurie Prinzivalli,
Sherri Hunt, Linda Folts, Elly Stempien, Jean Morehouse, and Sally
Thomas. Back Row: Waneta Nielsen, Michele Covert, Bruce Westerdahl,
and Nancy Westerdahl. Look at everyone’s eager and happy smiles!!

Bluff Point UMC article for 5/16/12

It was mentioned a couple weeks ago that Bluff Point UMC had
CROP Walk fever. Actually, our CROP Walk fever became an epidemic by
the time it was all over! We had many walkers and we had many workers.
The walkers picked up a few strays, some out-of-towners, and amassed a
total of 24 walkers! Our original dollar goal was $3000. The actual sum of
money raised was $4500!

Readers need to know that Bluffers do not walk the traditional CROP
Walk route. Our walkers started at our church in Kinney’s Corners and
walked to the Presbyterian Church in Penn Yan via the lower West Lake
Road. They carpooled back to Bluff Point UMC where they enjoyed a
wonderful picnic lunch prepared just for them by Chef John Andersen.
Our oldest walker (She walked the whole route!) was Meredith
Nielsen, and our youngest walker was Emmaleigh Stempien who walked the
whole route with her grandmother, Elly Stempien. Ryan & Hayley
Andersen also walked the whole route with their Mom, Sonya, and little
sister, Miley, who enjoyed a delightful nap in her stroller most of the way!!
It was a gorgeous afternoon - perfect for walking. It was sunny, but
not hot. God was surely smiling down on the many CROP Walk volunteers
on this particular afternoon…

There will be a PowerPoint presentation of the capital building
project proposed for our church on Thursday evening, March 24th, at 7:00
PM. Time for questions and/or concerns will follow…

A 6-week study/dialogue is being presented at St. Mark’s Episcopal
Church on United Methodist and Episcopal similarities and differences.
These dialogues take place on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30-7:30.
Anyone who is interested is very welcome to attend. This is a good
beginning to understand our neighbors’ faiths and to see how we can
minister together in Christ’s name. This evening, March 16th, will be the 5th
study/dialogue session.

A group communion, a coming-together of all Episcopalians and
Methodists, is being planned for the last week. Those interested in going
should please contact Pastor Judy.

Bluff Point UMC is planning a special Pentecost/Memorial Sunday.
We are encouraging every veteran to wear their uniform on that day. We are
also looking for two veterans who would be interested in being part of a
color guard.

Ladies gather for lunch at the Antique Inn at 12:00 Noon on

Our choir practices on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday morning Bible Study begins at 10:30 AM at the church.
Thursday evening Bible Study is held at 7:00 PM at Pastor Judy’s home.
Anyone who is interested is most welcome to come. If you can’t come to
one, then come to the other because the weekly lesson for each group is the

Participants at our May 20th worship are: Liturgist -Sherri Hunt;
Greeters - John & Judy Patchen; Ushers - Dora Lee Castner and Ernie
Pinneo; Scripture Reader - Gene James; Sunday School - Pam Althouse;
Counters - Dick Smith and Fremont Clow; Nursery - Linda Folts and Sharon

Our thanks to Phil & Kathy Burdick for their gift of fellowship after
our worship service.
Happy Birthday to Betheny Peck (16), Sally Thomas (17), Andrea
Brown (19), Jean Bascom (19), Adam Folts (20), and Heather Cole (22).

Happy Anniversary to Mike & Jean Morehouse on the 16th.

Please keep those who are serving our country in your thoughts and