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Kenmore, NY 14217







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Community Meal
The 3rd Sunday of each month we serve a take-out only meal (or deliver meals to those that can't make it here).
For April it's Sunday the 18th.  11:30 - 12:30
Take-Out Only.

ConnectLife Blood Drive
Monday April 19 - 1:30 - 4:30 PM
ConnectLife Bus in the KUMC parking lot.
Be a Hero.
Give Blood.
Bring a Friend.
You both get a Shirt.
Visit ConnectLifeGiveBlood.org or call 716.529/4270 to make an appointment.  Use sponsor code 000726 to find this drive online.
Don't Wait! Make an appointment now!!

United Methodist Women Chicken Barbecue
The Kenmore UMW's Annual Chiavetta’s Chicken Barbecue returns April 25, 2021 11:30 am until 2:00 pm.
ONLY $11
Drive-thru only at KUMC parking lot entrance. Arrangements can be made to deliver to your home.  Please contact Betty Spencer for home delivery at:
bettyspencer08@gmail.com or ( 716) 533-1283).
You may pay when it is delivered.

Horizon Class Flower Sale
The Horizon Class will be selling $10 vouchers to Lavocats Family Greenhouse. as they are no longer delivering plants.  These vouchers can be taken to their greenhouse in East Amherst, and you can choose your own plants, colors, and varieties. Or you may want to give the vouchers as gifts. 

To order vouchers, mail a check (in increments of $10) payable to "KUMC" to Cindy Turner at 2531 Nicole Drive, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. If you’d like vouchers in time for Mother’s Day, please postmark them by 04/24. The Postal Service has been very unpredictable. All orders must be postmarked by 05/22. Vouchers will be mailed to you within 2 days of receipt. Assuming that we will continue to have in person services, I will also have vouchers available on Sundays, after the service.

All proceeds from this sale will be donated to KUMC’s Boiler Fund.

Questions? Call Cindy Turner 731-9184


Here is a special announcement regarding in-person worship at Kenmore UMC. 

Beloved Friends in Christ,
Beginning April 4, EASTER Sunday, we will hold in-person worship at 10:00 a.m.  In keeping with our desire to keep everyone as safe as possible, we have set a maximum capacity of 100 persons in attendance at any worship service.  These persons must complete the contact tracing log upon entry, and be willing to mask, and remain physically distanced from anyone who does not reside in their household.  And on cool Sundays, you will want to dress in layers, as we will need to open some windows for proper ventilation.  We will continue to live stream our worship services, which may be accessed through the church website, or the church You Tube channel.

Please know that if you are uncertain about returning to in-person worship, if you have yet to get your Covid vaccines, or if your health is at all compromised, we understand, and hope that you will stay home to watch the service online.  Also, when we have reached our maximum capacity of 100 people, others will be asked to return home and watch the service there.

May the remainder of your Lenten journey be blessed and meaningful.


Rev. Rebekah Sweet Reassigned
Senior Pastor Rev. Rebekah Sweet has been reassigned to another church in the Upper New York Conference. Please read her letter to the congregation of Kenmore UMC.

Letter from Rev. Rebekah Sweet.

Memorial Garden Paver
The trustees of KUMC would like to tell you about an opportunity to have a brick in the new Memorial Garden inscribed with a loved one’s name and personalized message. Your engraved paver will be a lasting memorial as it becomes a permanent piece of the garden. It could be in memory of or in honor of someone special. It could also be an up-lifting message. Please click the link below for more information and the order form.

KUMC Memorial Garden Paver Order Form

A Note from the Trustees of Kenmore UMC
As part of our annual review of the property of the church, we’ve determined that we have too much “stuff”!  Some of this “stuff” is usable, but much of it is not. So we’re going to begin doing a church clean-up – which you will hear more about in future newsletters! How can you help?  Effective immediately, the church will no longer be accepting your donations of your “stuff” – furniture, dishware, CDs, etc.
Thank you for your understanding!

Reconciling Congregation News
We are thrilled to announce that our congregation has overwhelmingly adopted the Welcome Statement and has chosen to become a Reconciling Congregation.  We can now truly say that we have Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. Here is our welcoming statement:
The family of Kenmore United Methodist Church, celebrates and welcomes persons of all : + ages /+ races and ethnicities /+ sexual orientations /+ gender identities and gender expressions /+ family configurations / + marital status/ + individual histories / + developmental or physical abilities.
We prayerfully pledge to welcome all persons to participate in the ministries of the faith family, and through Christ's love, nurture each person's sacred worth in a safe and affirming environment. Come join us and add your faith story.

Urgent Relief For Texas!
This was a huge success!  Thank you for all your donations in such a short time!

Monetary Donations:  We will continue to accept monetary donations through mail sent to 32 Landers Rd or you can use the Donate link to PayPal on our website to make a contribution, send a note to our bookkeeper for its purpose ‘Texas Relief’.
All these donations will be processed through UMCOR.

With the recent situations throughout the South, rest assured that the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has continued to support those in need. This support starts with local church members helping each other followed by organized nearby support from Early Response Teams. UMCOR also provides financial aid to families affected when requested. The donations your congregation makes to UMCOR on UMCOR Sunday (March 14) or throughout the year makes this financial aid possible.

Food Donations:
The Good news! We were able to send a lot of food from our own little food pantry down to Texas.

The Bad News:  We sent all the food from our own pantry down to Texas and we have depleted our supplies!  We are in need of all types of non -perishables!  Please bring any food donations to the church - Monday - Thursday - 9 - 12.

Follow us on Facebook!
Monday thru Friday at 10:00  AM for daily words of encouragement from Pastor Beckie and Deacon Bonnie. Check our Facebook page or this website for more news.  You are in our prayers!

Lenten Offerings
“Spring Flowers”
Again this year, we are planning to adorn our Sanctuary for Easter with beautiful flowers. We will have some traditional Easter lilies, complemented by colorful spring tulips. People who order flowers are welcome to choose the plant they wish to take home with them. We also offer to deliver a plant to a shut in, if you designate that on your order form. Any tulip plants that don’t get a “home”, will be planted in our gardens here at Kenmore UMC!

Easter Alternative:
Kenmore UMC has been blessed with 2 very special people who worked in community food and nutrition. They have influenced many of us over the years and this Easter we will be honoring both of them with our Easter Alternative gift. HELEN LAPP was a long-time member who was the sole founder of the KenTon Meals On Wheels, an agency that is still independently run and several of our members continue to volunteer there.
HELEN URBAN was one of the founders of the Food Pantry, now known as FEED MORE WNY. All your gifts to the Easter Alternative will be divided between these two organizations.

Flowers And Easter Alternative  Order Form

Director of Spiritual Development & Christian Education

Kenmore UMC is looking to fill the position of Director of Spiritual Development & Christian Education.   This position provides the vision, structure, and coordination necessary to develop and execute a holistic program of spiritual development for children, youth, and adults at Kenmore United Methodist Church. For more in formation and instructions to apply click this link:
Director of Spiritual Development & Christian Education.

Kenmore UMC Preschool & Play Space

Kenmore United Methodist Church has a Preschool and also provides a Babysitting Service called Play Space. Please click the links below for information on these services.

Kenmore UMC Preschool Brochure
PreSchool Application for 2021-2022- please print both pages.
     KUMC PreSchool Application Page 1
     KUMC PreSchool Application Page 2

The Play Space Brochure

Response To the Events of January 6
Early Wednesday afternoon, January 6th, we completed the recording of today’s worship service.  A very short time later, an angry mob stormed the nation’s Capitol in Washington, D.C.  This statement is offered in response to that event.
Statement of Care

Sunday Sermons

Did you miss a sermon or did you want to go back and read one to remind yourself of what was said?  Find our sermon archive at the link above.  Sermons from July 2017 on are now posted.

Pastor's Message

United Methodist Response to Racial Injustice

As the world continues to deal with the impact of the Coronavirus, we find ourselves facing the reality of another virus that has impacted our lives and societies, damaging our souls for far too long - the virus of racism.
Read Bishop Webb's Letter here

Read Northeastern Jurisdiction Response here

Parking is available in our parking lot on Landers Rd., or across Delaware Rd. at Kenmore Middle School or across Delaware Avenue in the Kenmore Post Office lot.

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The Mission of  Kenmore United Methodist Church is: 
Knowing Jesus Christ

Uniting a Community

Mentoring in Faith

Caring through Compassionate Hands & Hearts

Christ The Lord
Is Risen Today!

Announcements & Bulletins

Sunday Services

Worship - 10:00 AM
via Livestream - see link to YouTube below.
Discovery Classes - 11:15 AM
Child care available 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.  

Prayer Concerns

The Bridge

World Wide Easter Choir - "Christ The Lord Is Risen Today"

Live Video Stream

Active Sundays 9:50 am to 11:00 am

To Kenmore United Methodist Church

Want to watch a service you missed?

Click this link:  Archived Services on YouTube

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Sunday Sermons

Did you miss a sermon or did you want to go back and read one to remind yourself of what was said?  Find our sermon archive at the link above.  Sermons from July 2017 on are now posted.


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Welcome to Kenmore United Methodist Church!

April 18
"The WORD Fulfilled"
Luke 24:36b-48
Native American Ministries Sunday

Community Meal

April 25 
"Our Longing to Know To Be Known"
John 10:11-28; I John 3:16-24

Chiavetta's Chicken Barbecue
11:30 - 2:00

May 2 
"Let's Talk About Love, Love, Love"
Psalm 22:25-31; I John 4:7-16
Holy Communion

May 9 
"Becoming Friends With God"
John 15:9-17
Mothers Day
Festival of the Christian Home

May 16 
"Serving Here While Looking UP"
Rev. 22:1-6a; Eph. 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53; Psalm 47
Acension Sunday

May 23 
"Divinely Rich Diversity Brings Unity"
Acts 2; John 15:26-27, 16:12-13
Confirmation Sunday

May 30
Trinity Sunday
"Here Am I"
Isaiah 6:1-8
Peace With Justice Sunday

We are collecting non-perishable food items for the KenTon Cares Food Pantry. If you would like to make a donation you may leave it at the church, just let Rev. Beckie or Deacon Bonnie know so that it may be brought inside.
Thank you for caring!!

Sunday Sermons

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