July Activities

SAFE HAVEN RESPITE CARE Next date is: July 17th ~ 10a-2p

The Nurture/Outreach Team has decided to try something new this year for our collection of items for Operation Christmas Child. We would like to have specific items donated by month. See newsletter & bulletin board for full list. Just a reminder: all items need to fit into shoeboxes.

Month of July
School Supplies: Pens, regular and colored pencils, sharpeners, crayons, markers, stamp, and ink pad sets, writing pads, flash cards, solar calculators, coloring, activity, and picture books.

ANNUAL CHURCH CAMPFIRE & PICNIC Thursday, July 25th @ 6pm If it rains, we will move festivities inside The campfire will be lit at 6pm, and the hot dogs will be roasting and s’mores ready to be made. Join us for dinner – hot dogs, rolls, chips, s’mores & drinks- and relaxing fun around the fire. Church members are asked to bring a dish to pass. If you prefer something besides hot dogs, bring it along and we will put it on the grill if possible. Please Sign-up on the sheet on bulletin board or let Bob Buck or Wanda Klem know if you will be joining us.

Please note on your calendars the NOMC Lasagna Dinner that is scheduled for September 21st. Per the announcement last week we need help with several things to ensure the success of this dinner. Set up, monetary donations, purchasing of items, Kitchen and Server helpers, clean up and most importantly your attendance! Please contact Dawn Thomas or Judy McMillan if you are interested in helping. Thanks much!

August Activities

PASTOR WILL BE OUT OF OFFICE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST Pastor Linda will be on sabbatical for the month of August. Mary Lou Buck and Rev. Manilla Owen will be serving at the pulpit. For emergencies during this time, please contact: Rev. Jeff Crawford 585-729-9168 The office will be open regular hours

General Information

MISSION CENTRAL TRIP IS SCHEDULED Mission Trip to Mission Central in Pennsylvania will be September 23-27
See bulletin board for sign-up sheet and newsletter for more information.
Direct questions to Bob Buck at 315-573-7314 or Mary Lou Buck at 315-524-8953.

FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION Please remember to bring your non-perishable contributions, as we continue to support the Ontario Food Pantry. Donations are delivered after the 1st Sunday each month – April 7th The bin is in Motley Hall – your donations are appreciated!

WORSHIP TEAM – WOULD LIKE YOU TO PARTICIPATE Would you be willing to take part in a worship service? If so, we would welcome some new participants!! The various ways you can help are lay reader, children’s message and communion server. Please contact the church office or Darlene Canan. Wendy, the church secretary, creates a schedule based on your availability, so it’s very flexible.

REMINDER FORMS FOR USE OF FACILITY & BORROWED ITEMS FROM CHURCH If you would like to reserve VandeVate Hall for an event/meeting, or if you’d like to borrow items from church, please fill out the appropriate forms. Forms are in the folder (in bin) outside of church office. You can call the church office regarding availability. This is important in order to keep the schedule done correctly and keep track of items. Thanks!


If you have a request after office hours, please begin by contacting:
Nancy Haak 585-943-1844 or
Mary Gwen Todd 315-524-7756
“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-1

Please consider bringing in donations for the Family Promise of Wayne County
Below is the list of needed items. If you have questions, call the office. Thank you!
Cleaning Products
¨ Dish detergent
¨ Scrubbing/Scouring pads
¨ Sponges
¨ Paper Towels
¨ 409, or similar
¨ Disinfecting wipes
Paper Products
¨ Kleenex
¨ Paper Towels
¨ Paper Plates, Bowls and/or Cups
¨ Storage Bags—Quart & Gallon sizes
¨ Aluminum Foil
¨ Plastic Wrap


Please remember to bring your non-perishable contributions, as we are continuing to support the Ontario Food Pantry. We will make arrangements for the bin to be available at the outdoor services. Summertime can be very difficult for families – your donations are appreciated!

We have opened a booth at:
L.W. Emporium Co-Op
6355 Knickerbocker Rd, Ontario, NY 14519 Booth #109
• There are a variety of items donated by local people
• Reasonable Prices
• ALL proceeds go to the Pines of Peace
Please consider coming in for a visit and support The Pine of Peace!

Additional Options to Participate in Weekly Worship

We are blessed to be back our sanctuary to worship together each week, but we are still offering some other options that enable you to participate and view our weekly worship service. You can veiw our worship service via facebook and also by You Tube TV. You may also still hear the service from our parking lot by tuning into the FM radio station 101.9 during our service. Remember we are still able to email or snail mail our worship elements so if you decide to go with a non-attendance option please contact the church office so we can get you the bulletin. Also, if you have any other suggestions or comments, we would appreciate receiving your

Joys and Concerns

There will be a basket in Motley Hall for you to drop a note for any Joys & Concerns you’d like prayers for and/or listed in the bulletin.

The requests in the basket will be gathered every Sunday, during worship service.

Transportation Ministry Opportunity

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to provide transportation, periodically, for those in need. You would take parishioners to such places as doctor appointments, grocery store, church, etc. If you are interested in this ministry opportunity, please contact Gerry Whitmire at 524-5570. Thank you.

VIM Reminder

The Volunteers in Missions Team (VIM) has an account with Sparky’s Cans & Bottles on the corner of Ontario Center Road and Route 104.  Those who wish to donate their cans and bottles may drop them off at Sparky’s and indicate that the proceeds should be sent to North Ontario Methodist Church.  Sparky’s Hours:  Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Weekend Back-Pack Food Program

At the end of September, once again we will begin the Weekend Backpack Food Program with the Wayne Central School District. As a result, we would greatly appreciate any donations to supplement the food packs. Items we are looking for include:

  • Canned fruit in juice
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned tuna in water or foil pack tuna
  • Dried fruit multi-packs such as raisins
  • Microwave soups, Macaroni & cheese, Spaghetti-O’s, and/or popcorn
  • Instant Oatmeal & multi-pack cereals
  • Quaker Snack Bars
  • Fresh fruit – seedless oranges, apples
  • 100% juice boxes or pouches
  • Multi-packs of peanut butter
  • Milk

All items need to be shelf-stable, easy to prepare, nutritious, kid-friendly, and individually packaged. Thank you!

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Arlene Michelsen has handed the oversight of the Prayer Shawl
Ministry to Barb Sanger. Going forward, if you have any questions,
please reach out to Barb. 315-524-3389. If you know how to knit or crochet and would like to assist with making the prayer shawls, we are in GREAT need of more knitters. (Because Barb does not knit!!)