THANKS FOR A JOB WELL DONE! Ever wonder how projects get done at the church ? Who does them ? Be sure to notice the flower beds either side of the Fellowship entrance. Ann Baier has been at work cleaning out dead leaves, trimming the plants that stay and mulching. It looks great ! Ann also has been in charge of the Flower Comm. the past few years and maintains the new candles and other decorative aspects of the sanctuary. Special thanks to Ann for all she gives to keep our church looking beautiful inside and out!
Thank You! The Twin Tiers Honor Flight would like to thank the session, mission committee, and congregation for their recent donations: $1,800 to send two veterans and their guardians on the upcoming trip to Washington D.C. in May and the Thrift store for donations of shoes for their current fundraising effort.
Bainbridge Soup Kitchen Our first turn at cooking for the Soup Kitchen went very well. We prepped for about 2 hours on Friday morning then finished up on Saturday . The regular volunteers are amazing and knew exactly what to do. Three of us were there but really didn't need that many as the long time staff did all the work ! We learned a lot in a short time and should not have any problems next time- which by the way is May 12th as the Episcopal church has asked to trade days with us. As the date approaches please be watching for announcements regarding prep work.
Sanctuary Flowers Help bring color to the Sanctuary! Flowers and decorative arrangements are an important way that our church congregation shares the beauty and wonder of God’s world with each other every Sunday. Opportunities are available to either sign up for a Sunday, a month of Sundays, or just for a special occasion that you would like to honor someone. If you would like to be part of this special ministry, please contact Ann Baier either in person or by email.
Cell Phone Updates If you have ditched your landline for your cell phone in the past year please let us know so that we can get it updated in the directory. We don't want to lose touch with you!
ALMOST SUMMER Thinking about summer camp? Why not apply for one of our camperships? Visit the Mission Committe page for more info.
Bainbridge Community Gardens The Bainbridge Community Gardens will be available to local gardeners this spring and summer. The Community Gardens are located adjacent to the municipal parking lot on Walnut Avenue, between Maple Manor Apartments and the railroad tracks, and are operated by the Jericho Garden Club.
The Gardens consist of 18 raised beds: 9 beds at 18 inches high; 3 beds at 36 inches high; and 6 beds at 30 inches high. Each bed is filled with organic soil and fertilizer. Water is provided on-site, and a locked shed for tool storage is available. Later this spring, a fence will be installed around the entire garden area.
A bed may be reserved for the season with a $20 refundable deposit. Low-income families may make a reservation without the fee.
Anyone wishing to reserve a raised gardening bed for the 2018 growing season, please contact Christine Cumming of the Jericho Garden Club, at 967-3130.
Help Wanted The Chenango County Board of Elections is recruiting poll workers to work on Primary and General election days. Duties are to help prepare polling sites on the days of election. Guide voters on how to mark ballots and answering questions they might have. Communicating with the CC BOE staff about Election Day issues. Attend yearly training on your duties as a poll worker. Be paid for your time. If you are interested or have any questions please call us at (607) 337-1760 or email us at email@example.com
Pastor Nominating Committee Our search continues. We have gotten fairly far down the road with a couple candidates, only to have those candidates withdraw themselves from further consideration. We have additional resumes we have reviewed, reached out to these individuals, and are awaiting their responses. We are still meeting at least monthly and working hard to connect with the person God has in mind for us. Please keep us in your prayers as we continued in our work.