Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 18, 2018

10-23-13 Article

Caption: We love to listen to the men sing!  They sang a couple songs for us
on our Musical Sunday several weeks ago.  Two of their songs caused much
hand-clapping and foot-stomping!  We see here (L-r): Ron Miller (on
piano), Bruce Westerdahl, Jeff Stempien, Stacy Wyant, Gene James, Phil
Burdick, and Russ Heggie.

BPUMC article for 10/23/13 - By Kathy Burdick   
Mike & Jean Morehouse have a grandson, Ryan Morehouse, who is
stationed in Yokohama, Japan.  Ryan will be there for three years; he is in
the US Navy and is a Military Policeman in Japan.  Ryan, you are always in
our prayers…

We have a young man in our congregation who has just received his
Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.  Ryan Andersen has been training for 3½ years
to earn this achievement.  Tae Kwon Do is a sport; it is also a martial art. 
Tae Kwon Do originated in Korea.  Now Ryan will be learning two other
forms of martial arts, Judo and possibly Tai Chi.  Congratulations to Ryan
for a Job Well Done!!

Sunday, October 27th, will be our God’s Dollar Sunday and our first
Stewardship Sunday.  Please plan to bring back those dollars you have
earned this past year.

Our annual Harvest Supper will be held on Saturday, November 2nd. 
Please see John or Laurie Prinzivalli if you would like to help.

The Penn Yan Council of Churches will be holding their Turkey
Hunger Walk on November 3rd, 2013, beginning at 1:00 PM at the First
Presbyterian Church in Penn Yan.  The money raised from this walk will be
used to buy the meat - hams and turkeys - for Christmas for the Needy
distribution.  Please address further questions to Donna Johnston at (315)
536-2683, or email her at

The United Methodist Churches of Yates County are launching a local
mission project called The Living Well.  The Living Well reaches out to all
our neighbors in the county with the teaching of Christ, “Love your
neighbor as yourself”.

A goal of the Living Well is that it can reach out to neighbors by
helping with emergency needs such as food, dry goods, utilities, referral
services, providing vouchers to the Once Again Shoppe for furniture and
clothing, and/or act as a clearinghouse for churches to send people in need. 
The Living Well is hopeful that it can also develop an additional
“Storefront” worship opportunities. 

The Living Well is located at 121 East Elm Street in Penn Yan and
will be available to anyone living in Yates County.  This mission anticipates
being able to provide services from 9:00 AM - 3:00PM and Tuesday
evenings from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

Our church, Bluff Point UMC, is responsible for Wednesday afternoons. 
If you would like to volunteer, please talk to Pastor Judy or Laurie Prinzivalli. 
Your commitment is only for one or two hours once a month.    

The UMW gathers at the Antique Inn at Noon on Tuesdays.

Bible Study is on Wednesday mornings at 10:00, at the church.  We
will be going through the entire Bible using the study “30 Life Principles”
by Charles E. Stanley.  If you wish to buy a study book, they are $7.00. 
Pastor Judy White encourages those who are interested to come when they
can.  Please let her know if you are indeed interested… 

Participants at our October 27th service are:  Liturgist:  Dick Smith;
Greeters: Doug & Terry Fingar; Ushers: Jeff & Elly Stempien; Scripture
Reader: Gene James; Sunday School: Carole Clow; Counters:  Dick Smith
and Fremont Clow; Nursery: Chris & Stacy Wyant.

Pastor Judy’s sermon for this Sunday morning is titled “God’s Mercy
and Grace”.    

Our thanks to Ron & Jane Salyer. for their gift of fellowship after this
morning’s worship.

Happy Birthday to Marilyn James (25), Carol Pinneo (25), Donna Johnston (25),
Kevin Hunt (26), and John Andersen (28).

Happy Anniversary to Mark & Aimee Perry (24) and Russ & Cindy Heggie (28).

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