BUM Players
Christian Education
Women's Group
Sunday School Program For Children - 10:00 AM Adult Sunday School - 10:45 AM
Email: pastormeg@brockport-umc.org
92 Main Street, P.O. Box 247, Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 637–4240
Worship 9:30 AM
Men's Group
Planting Seeds of God’s Love
Pastor Meg
Christian Education Director is Jessica Sandler Nursery Director is Courtney Webster Pre K and Kindergarten Sunday School teachers are Lori Maher  and Jessica Sandler 1st-3rd grade Sunday School teacher is Joni Bauersmith 4th-5th grade Sunday School teacher is Christine Maxfield Children Music Program Director is Sara Kuhn (We have Music Sunday every third Sunday of the Month) Adult Sunday School leaders are Sandy Mosher and Pastor Meg Youth Group Leader: Jean Rowley Our teacher helpers are: Kathy klump, Anna Smith, Dan Kuhn and Tina Palumbo
Jean Rowley
Sunday School Program"Whole People Of God” It's an exciting new program that incorporates biblical scripture and activities in a very kid friendly manner.
Welcome to Brockport United Methodist Church's Christian Education Page.
Jessica Sandler
United Methodist Women is a membership organization comprising close to 1-million members across the United States. Any woman committing herself to the PURPOSE of the organization can be a member.Women are invited to be involved in leadership at the local, district, conference, jurisdiction or national level. By doing so, you become a woman committed to mission with women, children and youth!United Methodist Women meet the second Thursday at 10 am in the church library during the following months: January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December.
The Purpose of United Methodist Women The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
History of United Methodist Women That the Woman's Foreign Mission Society was formed in Boston in 1869! And, that we know the Brockport church had a local society in January, 1917 (the minutes for this meeting refer to it as a regular meeting); however, we have no earlier written records. These women met monthly with speakers, programs, and devotional time. They raised money for missionaries in India, Liberia and helped to support two orphans in France and often made payments to purchase a bundle of supplies for medical mission work. Their gifts of one cent per day to their mite-boxes, their participation with the other women in the Rochester area and their money raising projects were supported by many devoted women.
UMW Mission
Have you heard or seen this name around church and wondered who we are? Here is a little bit about the BUMC Zipporah women’s group: All women of the church are welcome and invited to join us.We range in age from our 20’s to our 80’s (that is by no means a limit)!We meet monthly at a member’s home for fellowship, food, devotions and discuss upcoming activities and projects. A few of our special projects include: Support local families who are in need during the holidays. We also perform community outreach as it comes to our attention.Planning and running a worship service each year.Repairing and replacing the Chrismons the church uses during Advent and Christmas.If you are interested in finding out more about Zipporah, please contact Debbie Thomas at chruch. You may also join us for our annual picnic (families welcome) at Carol Marsham’s. We would love to have you join us!
• Support the migrant workers in our region through donations and visits. • Helped to paint our lower hallway and Fellowship Hall.• Assisted our Outreach Committee with a chicken barbeque.• Assisted the church with the annual Garland Strawberry Festival.• Hosted several after-worship coffee hours.• Planned and implemented an annual Men's Group Sunday worship service.• Support Miracle Garden, tsunami-orphan Christian School in India, through donations.If you would like to learn more, contact Gary Thomas at 261-7381 or just attend a meeting. We'd love to see you.
The BUMC Men’s Group meets generally meets the third Sunday of each month at 6:00 PM at the church, although this is always subject to change, depending upon various schedules. The meetings are open to all men of the congregation, friends, guests and visitors. The purpose of the group is to share in fellowship, devotions, and missions oportunities. Our meetings are dinner meetings (tasty soups and desserts are the norm) and include spiritual devotionals, plans for community involvement and fun activities. The Men's group has sponsored or assisted with the following projects during the past year:
The BUM Players are a small, yet dedicated group of people dedicated to the worship of God via the sharing of the special gifts which we acknowledge as coming solely from Him. From the beginning, we have basically been a small core-group of about a half dozen people surrounded by an ever-changing cast of characters lending their talents as people have come and gone along with the constant ebb and flow of church life. The BUM Players are truly an ecumenical undertaking, having often used talent imported from other local churches to help supplement occasional "talent voids" within our own church. The BUM Players are the brainchild of our current Lay Leader, Gary Thomas. As a collegiate, Gary had studied theater right here at SUNY Brockport, as well as being heavily involved in the now-defunct Brockport Community Players. Way back in 1990, when he was first asked to become the Lay Leader under Reverend Gail Carpenter, he came up with the idea of presenting a 20-minute drama as an alternative to a sermon for the first Laity Sunday he was asked to officiate in October of that year. Not being comfortable delivering a spoken message, and wishing to share his temporarily latent talents, he began to explore a growing worship vehicle called "Drama Ministry". He enlisted the help of John "Mack" McCarthy and Ruth Anne Kuhn, both of whom had been involved with him in community theater. Ron and Bonnie Beiswenger, former members of our church, also showed interest and were also included in that first group. Sarah Tabbitas (Leathersich) came "on board" around the same time. These six people have been and continue to be the "core group" of the BUM Players to this very day. Now, as always, our main thrust has been to glorify God and give thanks to Him as we share our gifts which He has given us. .
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Good day church!  As you read this in September, I can only hope it is not 90 degrees with 80% humidity still.  Fall has always been my favorite season, and today during the second week of August, I must admit I long for the crispness of both the apples and the air.   I write to you today about a life experience that began a passion of mine several years ago and has been responsible fo r bringing me to you today.   In the late Fall of 2001, I was a member of the Honeoye Falls UMC and had determined to pursue pastoral ministry. While I was an active Lay speaker, I did not hold a specific leadership position in the Honeoye Falls Church and needed to do so.That Fall the District Superintendent held our Charge Conference, and there was a position in the Trustees that no one seemed to be called to accept. Several minutes of her urgings still resulted in no volunteer, until she looked directly at me and suggested that I had been called to be a Trustee - by her - at that moment.   And so, I began a term as a Trustee. Without any exaggeration, I can say from my heart that I was the worst Trustee the church had ever experienced.  I felt I had little to contribute as I could barely balance my own check book, felt strongly that the Trustees should prioritize mission over church mechanics, and tended to miss meetings. I was excellent at praying us in and praying us out, but that was about the sum of my giftedness as a member. When I humbly asked to be removed from  membership, I do believe there may have been a party. In a short period of time, i was asked to chair the adult education programming, and my heart and soul began to fly. I had been trying to perform for the church outside of my God-given spiritual giftedness.  I did not know it at that time, but I am and probably always have been a "compassionate exhorter". My heart and my speaking are intricately connected. I teach; I preach; I counsel.  I found how I am uniquely gifted by God's design through invitation to attend a week-long training in Venice, Florida by an amazing couple, Don and Katie Fortune, who have spent their lives researching and writing biblically based books on "Understanding Your God-Given Spiritual Gifts".  Through their teaching, I was able to begin to celebrate using my gifts!  I am forever grateful to them and their work.We think and act and perceive the world from our individual spiritual giftedness.   It is incredibly important to know that every child of God has a spiritual gift. The body of Christ, the Church, is at its best health when all of the spiritual gifts are released and used. That is why we form a 'body'! On Saturday, September 17th, I am offering the seminar I have taught many times across the state: "Discover Your God-Given Spiritual Gifts"                 8:15 - 8:45 continental breakfast                 8:45 - 12:30 Interactive seminar There is not fee and no preparation needed. Childcare will be provided in our nursery by several youth. Please consider this opportunity to come to know how to make YOUR soul fly as you serve the Church of Jesus Christ! Love sent to each of  you in greatest love. Pastor Meg
A Word From Our PastorPastor Margaret “Meg” Morin
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