Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 18, 2018

11-14-12 Article

Caption: Energized by the 40-degree temperatures, the Turkey Walkers
from Bluff Point United Methodist Church were raring to go! We see Linda
Folts, Sonya Andersen, Ryan Andersen and Sarah Stackhouse. The kids,
Miley and her sister Hayley Andersen, and Emmaleigh Stempien look
particularly eager…or cold!! These individuals earned a whopping grand
total of $745!!

Bluff Point UMC article for 11/14/12

Our Harvest Supper was a HUGE success! The weather was perfect
for gathering and enjoying the coziness and warmth in our church basement,
and we loved the turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy we all shared when
it was over. In addition, we were really happy to find out that we sold more
tickets for this fall’s dinner than we’ve ever sold before!!

The next day, Sunday, November 4th, we celebrated All Saints Sunday
by lighting special candles for those we have lost within the past year.
Individuals were given the opportunity to lift any names of those they have
loved and lost over the years. Each “saint” may no longer be a part of our
lives, but they will always be in our hearts.

Saturday, November 17th is the last day for your Operation Shoebox
collection at church. It’s time now to get everything packaged and readied
for mailing these fun boxes to North Carolina where they they will be sent
to needy children all over the world who will be absolutely delighted by the
surprise, thought, pleasure that folks have provided for them! (Don’t forget
to put that envelope with $7 in it at the top of the box. This money helps to
cover shipping and other project costs.) And don’t forget to enclose a photo
of you and your family, and maybe a short note, too. This is a detail that
sends a little extra warmth and love with all your other wonderful thoughts
and gifts.

Donna Johnston is immersing herself in the Turkey Walk and
Christmas for the Needy. Funds from this past Sunday’s Turkey Walk are
used to purchase the meats (hams, turkeys, chickens) of Christmas. The
churches do the Thanksgiving baskets. Food for the Needy partners with
Christmas For the Needy with the purchase of other food items. Food for
the Needy will be distributing Thanksgiving goodies on November 16th -
stuffing, etc.

Donna happily reported back to us that the Turkey Walk was a great
success, even if it was a little chilly. About $5,500 was raised.
She can update you and give you further details regarding
these wonderful, huge, and timely community projects. She can be reached
at (585)750-0862.

An Ecumenical Thanksgiving service will be held on Sunday
afternoon, November 18th, at 3:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Penn
Yan. Our own Pastor Judy White will be preaching.

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

Choir rehearses at 7:00 PM on Tuesday evenings, here at the church.

Bible Study is held on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM at the church and/or
Thursdays at 7:30 PM at Pastor Judy’s home. Anyone may come; no
previous knowledge of the Bible is required.

Readers will enjoy checking out parables that our dear friend and
former Pastor Bruce Westerdahl has written and contributed to our website

Participants at our November 18th service are: Liturgist - Bill
Sutherland; Greeters - Bev Dean and Ron Sergent; Ushers - Phil & Kathy
Burdick; Scripture Reader - Sarah Stackhouse; Sunday School - Meredith
Nielsen; Counters - Dick Smith & Fremont Clow; Nursery - Terry Fingar &
Sonya Andersen. Pastor Judy White’s sermon for this day is titled “Who
Will Cast the First Stone?”.

Our thanks to Terry Fingar and Sonya Andersen for their gift of
fellowship to us after this morning’s worship.

Happy Birthday wishes this week go to Steve Williams on the 16th of

Happy Anniversary wishes to Mike & Linda Folts (15), and Fremont
& Carole Clow (16).

Our addition is changing everyday. More above-ground signs of
progress will be evident in the days ahead. You can see more photos of this
construction project at our web site: (Photos by
Phil Pearce) The first item on the first page (the home page) lets you know
what to do and where to go to see progress and pictures, and it’s all very
easy. You will find that Phil has labeled and sequenced each photo as well.
Please keep those who are serving our country in your thoughts and