Thank you for visiting the Branchport United Methodist Church website. We believe that God calls all people to gather in a community of faith, to share in the Good News of Jesus Christ as we make disciples for the transformation of the world. We come together to strengthen our faith through worship, prayer, education, outreach, study, and fellowship as we grow and develop our spirituality and faithfulness. We try to be Christ-like in all that we do and live to the examples as seen through the written word of God.
If you are looking for a church home we would sincerely hope that you will join us some Sunday as we together travel and accept the challenges of discipleship and witness to the whole world of this wondrous love of Jesus Christ.
Psalms 23: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through thevalley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Greetings in the Name of Christ,
I feel that I am long overdue for a Pastor letter! It is hard to believe it is summer already. It is wonderful to see church family returning from their winter homes and finding their places back in the pews. I look forward to many others finding their way through the doors!
In Church we have been sharing in the words from 1 Peter. Peter urges fellow Christians to follow Jesus’ example by trusting God to care for all of us. Jesus suffered so that we may have hope for the future. It is our time to go out into our community and live as examples of God’s gracious love. We are all in this together and when we come together we are encouraged, loved and able to do all that we are led to do! At Easter time we had a display set up that reminded us of the journey Jesus took to the cross. At the very beginning the participants had to make the decision to pick up their cross. Thanks to Dave Thorn we were able to offer crosses for people to take home. We encourage these crosses to be displayed outside your homes to show to the world that you are a follower of Christ. How do you show the world that you are a part of God’s Kingdom?
The spring was busy with welcoming new members and a Baptism. Several joined in a 6-week Bible Study during Lent as we read Adam Hamilton’s “24 Hours that Changed the World”. It was a great time to come together and learn more about the week leading up to Easter. I look forward to our next study! We were also blessed to come together to hear about the adventures of Rick and Sandy Phillips as they shared their experience with the NOMADS.
On Memorial Day weekend we opened our doors to the community for another successful Chicken BBQ. Thank you to all who helped and to all who came to support us. I am pleased to share with you other dates of upcoming events so that you can mark your calendars:
June 18- Father’s Day Breakfast at 9am (bring the whole family and stay for church!)
July 4th – Red, White and Blue 5K at 8am- come run, walk or cheer on the participants!
August 14-18 - Vacation Bible School
September 2nd- Labor Day BBQ- 4:30pm
October- Community Dinner (More info to come)
I urge you to pray for your Branchport Congregation Family, the community, and the Upper New York Conference as it prepares to meet June 1-3. I look forward to seeing you in Church and at our upcoming events! Come as you are, the doors are open (tell your friends!)
With Love and Blessings,