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.
New Pastor of the Branchport UMC
February 1, 2016
Dear Friends and Members of the Branchport United Methodist Church,
Hello, my name is Kim Lyons and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. As of January 1, 2016, I replaced Sandi Pearl as Pastor of the Branchport UMC. Sandi has taken on the role of Full time Pastor at Bluff Point UMC as well as Director for The Living Well in Penn Yan. I am very excited to have this opportunity to lead your Congregation each Sunday morning. At this time, I am a Hired Lay Speaker and am working toward becoming a Licensed Pastor, hopefully, by this July.
I live in Rushville with my 3 children, Joe (20), Abby (17) and Alex (15). I currently work full time as a Pharmacy Technician at Rite Aid. Though the name on the building has changed a few times, I have been in the position for 23 years. That job allows me to provide for my children and gives me the flexibility necessary, being a single mother. But, I have been aware for several years that it is not what I want to do for the rest of my life. God’s amazing grace has allowed me to see the purpose of placing me there and I try to be a light each day. I am also taking 2 classes at Finger Lakes Community College and am involved in a 34 week Disciple Bible study.
I have been a member of the Rushville United Methodist Church for over 13 years and am very involved in the Children’s programs including Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Youth Group. I have received much support over the past years from my church families, and the Pastors I have had the pleasure of working with have all had a large influence on me. God has called out to me, and I, a faithful steward, am answering the call.
In the few weeks I have been with your congregation I have been welcomed with open arms. I am truly grateful. Your church is beautiful and I have no doubt it holds a special place in many hearts. I look forward to this journey, especially in the celebration of a church that is 150 years old!
I look forward to meeting you in the near future and doing what we can as a faith community to open doors, open hearts and praise God!
Many wonderful Blessings to you,