Adirondack District  
Local Church and District Events
April 18, 2018
'Take a chance and you may lose. Take not a chance and you have lost already.'
                                                          -- Soren Kierkegaard
                           Danish philosopher and theologian 
                                                                                                       (1813-1855) 
 
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Call Carrie with questions, 518-480-4866.

Let Us Pray

Please keep the family of the Rev. Scott Tyler in your prayers. Scott's mother, Dona Tyler, was recently diagnosed with colon cancer, and will undergo surgery in the near future.

Please keep the family of Pastor Debra Peacock in your prayers. Deb's mom, Elizabeth (Peggy) Merrill, 92, died on April 12. Calling hours are Noon to 1 PM Thursday, April 19 with the service to follow at Armer Funeral Home, 39 East High St,. Ballston Spa (12020). To read the full obituary, Click here Cards can be sent to Deb at her home, 5184 State Rte. 40, Argyle, NY  12809.

Please keep the family of the Rev. Robert Boston in your prayers. Rev. Boston, 83, died on April 14. He served several Upper New York churches, including Glens Falls, Center Brunswick and Pawling Avenue in Troy, NY. The funeral service was held earlier today at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd., Scotia. To read the full obituary, Click here
District Events
Please join us!!
Imagine No Racism Launch Day
 
On Saturday (April 21), clergy and lay members across the Upper New York
Conference will have the opportunity to unite together and begin strategizing how they can work together to eliminate racism.

This event will feature Bishop Webb and members of the Bishop's Taskforce on Eliminating Racism. 
 
The Conference-wide "Imagine No Racism Launch Day" will be held from 12:30 PM to 4 PM at the Saratoga Springs UMC, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs (12866).

Attendance for this event is mandatory for all Clergy, Supply Pastors and Certified Lay Ministers serving churches.

Laity who are passionate about racial justice are encouraged to attend.

Click here to read more. 
Please register ASAP!!
Jason Moore to present
Guest Readiness Seminar in South Glens Falls

Please join us for this seminar which will explore the theme: "Five Things
Jason Moore
Your Visitors are Thinking But Won't Ask." Presenter is nationally-known speaker, worship coach and author Jason Moore.

Join us from 10 AM to 3 PM Monday, April 30 at the South Glens Falls UMC, 15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls (12803) to explore this topic with Jason Moore. Sign-in and gathering time: 9:30 AM. Admission is $5, which includes a catered lunch. If cost is a hardship, scholarships are available.

To register, Click here

To view the flyer:  Click here

If you have questions about the registration form, call Carrie Boyer at the District Office, 518-480-4866.
Local Church & Community Events
(New) First UMC of Lake George is celebrating a new ministry! The Grand Opening of our new thrift shop, Hidden Treasures by the Lake, is this Friday, April 20 from 2 to 6 PM and Saturday, April 21, from 9 AM to Noon. The church is located at 78 Montcalm St., Lake George (12845). For more information, call (518) 538-3434. More information on what donations are accepted is also available on our Facebook Page. Search for Lake George UMC. 

Ham and Turkey Supper and Silent Auction,
4 to 6 PM,
Saturday, April 21 at the Quaker Springs UMC, 4 66 Route 32 S,  Schuylerville (12817).  $12. Adults, $12; Children, $6; under 5, no charge.  Takeouts Available, Handicapped Accessible.  Join us for a delicious family-style dinner prepared by the famous cooks at QSUMC, followed by dessert, if you still have room!  Take time to browse and bid on the amazing selections in the Silent Auction!  Items for Home, Garden, Gifts, and Tummy!
 
Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 PM Saturday, April 21 at the North Cambridge (Stump) UMC on Stump Church Road, North Cambridge (12834).  This is a buffet and you can eat-in or take-out.  Suggested donation is $12; with children under 5, no charge.  Questions? Call Connie (518) 692-9391.

Nadia Bolz Weber
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Monday Night Videos, Pastor Phil Richards is leading a Video Study/Conversation of contemporary scholars and
change agents in the Plattsburgh UMC's Chapel from 7 PM to 9 PM Mondays through May 14. Featured are: Nadia Bolz Weber, "If You Want to be More Forgiving," April 23; Karen Armstrong, "Charter of Compassion," April 30; Rachel Held Evans, "Keeping the Church Weird," May 7; Shane Claiborne, "Another Way of Doing Life," May 14. For more information, contact the church office at (518) 563-2992. The church is located at 127 Beekman St., Plattsburgh (12901). If you'd like a copy of the flyer, contact Carrie in the District Office, (518) 480-4866.  
Join Rev. Phil Phaneuf for his next Bible study based on Rob Bell's NY Times bestseller, "What Is the Bible?
Rob Bell
 
How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel about Everything" at the Queensbury UMC, 460 Aviation Rd., Queensbury 12804. Sessions begin Monday, April 23 at 6:30 PM or Wednesday, April 25 at 9 AM and continue for eight weeks. Please RSVP to the Church Office by Monday, April 16. Books are $16. For more information,  Click here  

Spring Garage and Rummage Sale, 
Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28 at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs 12866. Hours are 9 AM to 5 PM Friday, and 9 AM to Noon on Saturday.  Donated items can be dropped off at the church 9 AM to 7 PM Aoril 24, 25 and 26. Please no exercise equipment or heavy TVs. For more information, call the church office, (518) 584-3720. Or visit the church's website:  www.saratogaumc.org 

(New) Meatloaf and Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, 4:30 to 6 PM
Saturday, April 28 at the South Glens Falls UMC, 15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls (12803). Complete dinner, soup and homemade desserts. $10 adults; $5 kids; take-out and delivery available. Call the church office, (518) 793-1152. To view the flyer, Click here

Chicken Barbecue Dinner,
The Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs 12866, will host a Chicken Barbecue with baked potatoes, coleslaw and ice cream from 4:30 to 6 PM on  Saturday, April 28. Free will donation. 
For more information, call the church office, (518) 584-3720. Or visit the church's website: www.saratogaumc.org  

(New) High Peaks Bluegrass Band, celebrating worship at 10 AM
Sunday, April 29 with the Schroon Lake Community Church, corner of Main Street (Route 9) and Leland Ave, Schroon Lake (12870). THe band plays classics from Bluegrass, Gospel and Old Time genres.

All are invited! To view the flyer, Click here

(New) Rabbi Goldberg, guest speaker at the South Glens Falls UMC,
Sunday, April 29 at the 9:45 AM service. His message is titled "Israel in the End Time." The church is located at 15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls (12803).

"Hand to Mouth" Book Study on Poverty
- 6:30-8 PM
Linda Tirado 
Wednesdays in May (2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd), Queensbury UMC, 460 Aviation Rd., Queensbury 12804. Rev. Phil Phaneuf will facilitate a study based on "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America," by Linda Tirado. The 4-session class will delve into questions middle- and upper-income people have about those on the lower socioeconomic ladder. Please RSVP to the Church Office by April 23. The books are $12 each. For more information, Click here 
 
On Saturday, May 5, a historical marker honoring trailblazing
Dr. Georgia Harkness
theologian and author, Dr. Georgia Harkness PhD. (1891-1974) will be placed at the Harkness United Methodist Church and Hall, 780 Hallock Hill Road, Peru 12972. Reception is at noon, dedication at 12:30 PM.

All are welcome to this event. T
he congregation is excited by this recognition of their native daughter and thankful to the hard work by the Anderson Falls Historical Society in bringing this marker to fruition.



(New)
Bobby Jo Valentine, in concert, 2 PM
Sunday, May 6 at the Plattsburgh UMC, 127 Beekman St., Plattsburgh (12901).  Freewill offering taken at the door. Bobby Jo Valentine is a nationally-touring singer/songwriter whose songs are both earthbound and mystical, and speak of the gentle, everyday spiritual awakenings of an openhearted life. He has been awarded Song of the Year three times at the West Coast Songwriter's Association, and has earned a growing following of listeners and supporters with music and storytelling that is compelling and poetic. To visit his website, Click here 

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner,
5 to 7 PM Saturday, May 12 at the C ommunity Methodist Church, 11  Church St.,  Chestertown (12817). 
Adults $10; Children $5. For more information, call ( 518) 494-3374
 
(New) Homespun Talent Show - Dessert Cafe, 6 PM
Saturday, May 19, South Glens Falls UMC, 15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls (12803). Anyone who has a special talent is invited to share (instrument (piano is available), singing, poetry, etc.), please be in touch with Ronna in the church office, (518) 793-1152.

Murder-Mystery Fundraiser, Friday and Saturday nights, May 18 and May 19,
Queensbury UMC, 460 Aviation Rd., Queensbury 12804. Mark the date now for QUMC's first-ever dinner and murder-mystery fundraiser! The Adirondack Flatline Players will perform "Loser by a Neck: The Green Scarf Brigade." More details in the coming weeks! 

Yard and Bake Sale, 4 to 7 PM Friday, May 18 and 8 AM to Noon Saturday, May 19, Hudson Falls UMC, 227 Main St., Hudson Falls (12839). To donate items, call April Washburn or Tom Albrecht, Sr. (518) 798-0338. Bake sale items also being accepted as donations. Sale to benefit Hudson Falls UMC's renovations. 
     
ONGOING: 

Plattsburgh United Methodist Men's Group Welcomes You to Breakfast On the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
The group meets at Perkins Restaurant on Cornelia Street (right off exit 38 of I-87) for breakfast, prayer, conversation, and community building. The group would like to extend an invitation to the men of the northern end of the Adirondack District to join us. Please contact Rev. Phil Richards either by phone (518) 563-2992 or email  pastorphils@gmail.com to let us know if you are attending. We need to give the restaurant advanced notice on numbers.  

Join us for Dinner Church at 6 PM the third Tuesday of each month to worship, eat, talk and have communion at the Plattsburgh UMC, 127 Beekman St., Plattsburgh (12901). For more information, contact the church office, (518) 563-2992. 
 
Queensbury United Methodist Church, 460 Aviation Rd., Queensbury 12804.  
-- Knitters and/or crocheters are invited to its weekly prayer shawl circle at 7 PM most Tuesdays in the parlor. The group crafts shawls that are given out to people during times of need. Please contact Meg in the church office at (518) 793-9728 for further details.  
 
Christ Church United Methodist, 54 Bay St., Glens Falls 12801:        
-- Busy Needles, meets at 2 PM every Tuesday. Bring your knitting, crocheting or other needlecraft project for a time of inspiration and fun. For more information contact Sally Carey at (518) 225-2218.
 
First UMC of Lake George, 78 Montcalm St. meets every Thursday night, 7 to 8 PM for "Crafty Chicks." Bring whatever you are working on, such as  knitting, crochet, adult coloring or any other craft. Children under 16 must have an adult present. Please note, chicks are both male and female!! No wood-working, please. If you don't have a project come and enjoy the evening with friends. Questions? Call Kateria at (518) 760-1057.  
 
Send us your events: adirondackdistrict@unyumc.org  
Classified
First UMC of Lake George has a piano that is free for the asking. If interested, please contact Nellie Hintz, (518) 223-0461. If you'd like to see a photo of the piano, contact Carrie in the district office, (518) 480-4866.

South Glens Falls UMC has a large wall projection screen available. The screen is a wall-mounted Da Lite projection screen with an inside dimension of 98" X 74" with a black border extending to a finish size of 102" X 78." Condition is very good. Replacement cost is well over $1,000, but will accept a donation toward the church's ongoing tech project. Contact the church office at (518) 793-1152 for more information.
District Contact Information
Adirondack District
of the Upper New York Conference
 
Rev. William (Bill) Mudge, District Superintendent
Gracie Lynn Besse, Adirondack District Lay Leader
Rev. Bill Mudge 
        Carrie Boyer, Administrative Assistant 

Our office is located in the South Glens Falls UMC
15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls, NY  12803

Mailing Address:
PO Box 590, Glens Falls, NY 12801

                               (518) 480-4866 
                      adirondackDistrict@unyumc.org