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Download the April 2023 Issue I of the Bridge


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The Bridge is a communications tool designed for local churches to stay connected to each other and to the ministries taking place around the Upper New York Conference and The United Methodist Church.

The Bridge is generally published the week prior to the first and third Sundays Sept.-May; in June-August, the Bridge is published the week prior to the first Sunday of each month.

Holy Week Schedule

April 2, Palm Sunday, 9:30am, Sanctuary

April 6, Maundy Thursday, 7pm, Chapel

April 7, Good Friday, “ACTS” breakfast program, 6:30 am at Clarion Hotel, Elmira

April 7, Good Friday,  6am-6pm, “Guided Mediations On the Cross”.  Sign up in entranceway.

 April 7, Good Friday, Tenebrae Service, 7pm,  Sanctuary

April 9, Easter Sunday, Sunrise Service  6:30 am  Prayer Garden with coffee hour following the service 

April 9, Easter Service, 9:30am,  Sanctuary



Pastor Jeff hosting “coffee and communion”

From Pastor Jeff:  “Every Thursday in March, from noon to 12:30 I am hosting “coffee & communion” in our redecorated Wesley Room (formerly the Parlor). A simple form of communion around the table with a devotional will be offered and you can stay to chat with me at 12:30. Bring your lunch if you like. Coffee and fixings will be provided.  We are reading from the words of Henri Nouwen.  (Our Library has many books by him.  This is a great time to check a book out of our Church Library).”


United Women in Faith: Health Kits

Health Kit information: The United Women in Faith will be preparing Health Kits for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) during February & March. These are the items for each kit if you want to put one together.  We invite the whole congregation to help by providing the following items: combs (Not rat tail)., tooth brushes (in original package), nail clippers or nail files, bar soaps (not Ivory), hand towels, wash cloths, 6 band-aids, and $2.00 for each kit for toothpaste and postage.  You can place your items in the container by the kitchen.  Thank You.

Midweek Fellowship – Wednesday, April 12th

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Wednesday, April 12th from 5:30 to 8 pm

No need to worry about dinner 

Pizza & salad will be available

Card games, Board games, Open gym