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 Family and Friends of Branchport United Methodist Church,
It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end! It seems as though we were just preparing the soil for vegetables and flowers and now we are at harvest. After months of planning, the Memorial Day and Labor Day Chicken BBQs have fed many, the 150 th Anniversary Celebration brought together the past and the future of our church.
The Red, White and Blue 5k was a success and Vacation Bible School planted seeds in the children of our community! We were even able to clean out our attics and garages to offer treasures for others with our Rummage Sale! We have been a busy congregation! What a blessing.
We are filling in our calendars as we faithfully work on being and making disciples of Jesus Christ. There is a Finger Lakes District Laity Dinner at Club 86 October 16 th where we will be celebrating the missions of Branchport UMC as well as those of other churches in our district. We are preparing the necessary reports for our yearly Charge Conference at the end of October and we are excited to be meeting soon as a small group to share the history of the United Methodist Church and stories of Branchport UMC. We will be learning about other congregations that some of us have been a part of as we prepare to welcome in 3 new members to our congregation! Truly a blessing!
As we prepare for harvest what will be our goals for the upcoming months? What will we be preparing our hearts for? How will we be intent on entering these last few months of 2016 with determination to reach out further into our community, to dig deeper into our spiritual journey? I urge you to prayerfully consider how we can continue growing the wonderful blessings that have poured out of our congregation these last few months. How will we foster the hope that is shining through our walls?
I encourage you to read Deuteronomy 28:1-14. The work of this congregation is not in vain. Continue taking steps forward in faith and know that we are servants of God. When we live in obedience He will do the rest:
The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. This summer may have been hot and dry, the crops have suffered, the farmers have struggled but the works at the Branchport United Methodist Church have persevered. The store houses are being prepared … bring on the bounty! Let us not take for granted the wonderful harvest that we are going to reap.
If we haven’t seen you in church in a while…we miss you! Please come join us Sunday mornings at 10am. Invite someone to come along with you to be a part of our worship time together. Many in our congregation will be preparing to head south for the winter months - come visit with them before they go. Join into our faith community as we persevere and stand strong on the promises of God.
Praise be to God for His blessings and faithfulness!