Looking ahead: A summer worship service at Otsiningo Park, August 26, 10:30 a.m. with the congregations of Tabernacle and Centenary Chenango Street UMCs. Cold drinks and burgers will be provided. Bring table service, a dish to pass, and maybe a lawn chair. And don’t forget your soccer ball, corn hole game, etc.
New Small Group Opportunity —- Way of Life
Our Tuesday Study group and the Visioning Team have read the book, Way of Life, by Brian McLaren. There was lots of excitement about the material McLaren presents, and we are extending the invitation for everyone to get involved in a “Way of Life” small group in the fall. Copies of the book will soon be available if you want to get a head start, and some will be using another McLaren book, The Great Spiritual Migration, for the fall Sunday morning discussion group.
To learn more check out Brian McLaren online.
Steps in Faith Community Meal
Thank you to everyone who has helped us in providing for the Wednesday night community meals in the way of monetary and food donations!! Our need is still great as we continue to not receive enough food from Broome Bounty to provide a full meal. Recently there have been 65 to 100 community members in attendance, including 16 to 25 children. We have seen a large rise in the number of children and families that are coming to the Wednesday night dinners. Some people have asked what items we are particularly in need of, the following is a list of items that we purchase regularly: coffee, tomato sauce, #10 cans of vegetables (six are used per meal, pasta, instant mashed potatoes, packaged drinks. Please feel free to call Pat at 724-3894 if you have any questions.
We have a need for a volunteer to dust the parlor, coffee house and narthex. Johnson’s maintenance is contracted to clean floors, rugs and bathrooms, window sills and dusts window sills.
Thanks to everyone who helped make our Back to School clothes effort a great success. Tabernacle gave complete outfits and sneakers to 51 children and teens, and Centenary Chenango St. UMC covered another 28 and most of the socks and underwear.
Garden Walkway Brick Venture
The garden walkway committee invites you to participate in our ongoing exciting project at Tabernacle. Bricks still may be purchased blank or engraved with up to a three line message creating an everlasting tribute to memorialize or honor family and friends. You may call the church office (723-8983) or Ron Platt (723-7174) for more information. We thank Bev Rainforth for keeping this special area so beautiful for all to see.