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Announcement from Rev. Beckie Sweet
Please read this announcement from Rev. Beckie Sweet.
Bishop Webb Appoints Rev. Beckie Sweet

Reconciling Congregation Zoom Meeting Today
KUMC will be voting whether or not to become a Reconciling Congregation of the United Methodist Church, and to accept the Welcome Statement developed by the Reconciling Church Task Group. Since we are still unsure of church reopening dates, we have decided to use only mail in ballots.

Reconciling Congregation Ballot

COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
New sites opening up in NYS:
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-four-additional-fema-state-partnered-vaccination-sites-open-new-york

Urgent Relief For Texas!
Churches in the Niagara Frontier District are collecting items to fill a tractor trailer full of goods.  These will be sent to Dallas where a local organization will distribute the goods to those in need. This is being spearheaded by Pastor Steve Mannion, Faith UMC, Lancaster. 
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.

World Day of Prayer - Friday March 5
World Day of Prayer takes place internationally on the first Friday of March every year. In 2021 that will be March 5. If you can’t celebrate World Day of Prayer on the first Friday in March, choose another date that works for your community and celebrate in symbolic solidarity with women around the world! This year it is particularly important to be flexible. With all of the complications and disruptions due to the coronavirus – please have your service on another day or try a virtual service. Whatever you decide – be safe!
Through the worship service, we hear the voices of the Vanuatu women, who invite us to focus on the Bible story in Matthew 7:24-27. Jesus tells a story about the kingdom of heaven using the image of a house and the land on which the house is built. Choosing the land on which to build the house is an important decision for people in Vanuatu. The combination of considering the terrain and the climate is crucial in a tropical archipelago located in the South Pacific Ocean prone to earthquakes, cyclones, volcanic eruptions, and rising sea levels. 

UMCOR Sunday is March 14
Your generous giving to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) on UMCOR Sunday (March 14, 2021) is what allows UMCOR to respond when there is a need, in instances such as:

  • Tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma;
  • Children in Zimbabwe who lost parents to AIDS;
  • A massive tsunami that devastated lives in Japan.

UMCOR will be able to offer aid in Jesus’ name to those who suffer because United Methodists give through UMCOR Sunday.

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

KENMORE UMC & COVID-19
Beloved Friends in Christ,
The Kenmore United Methodist Church will offer  ONLINE WORSHIP ONLY  through March 28, 2021, in order to do our part to help keep everyone safe and healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic.  These services may be accessed through the church website, or on our You Tube channel and will premier each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.   Please read the letter from Pastor Beckie concerning our online worship, below.

Pastoral Letter to KUMC Congregation 2/7/2021

Adult Sunday School Class Starting
A new Adult Sunday Morning Class will be offered Sunday, February 14th and 21st following the worship service. Rev Gail Lewis will offer an interactive Bible Study, “Holy Moses!” Please send your email address to bonlev@hotmail.com to be sent an invitation to participate.

JOB POSTING:
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.

Our PlaySpace is currently closed. PlaySpace will reopen March 1st.

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

Lenten Worship @ Kenmore UMC
"What Are You UP To?"
Lent is often known as a time of giving something up in order to make room in our lives for spiritual pursuits. Rather than just “giving up” in Lent, this season, the scriptures ask us to consider all that Jesus is “up to” and all that he asks us to be up to in his name. What pursuits are we up to in our lives that call us to be our best selves as disciples of Christ and as the Church of Christ?

Our Lenten Book Study, "You are Never Alone by Max Lucado will be offered each Sunday morning throughout Lent beginning March 7 at 11:15 online.  Check our Lenten Newsletter (above) for more information.

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

KENMORE UMC & COVID-19
Beloved Friends in Christ,
The Kenmore United Methodist Church will offer  ONLINE WORSHIP ONLY  through March 14, 2021, in order to do our part to help keep everyone safe and healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic.  These services may be accessed through the church website, or on our You Tube channel and will premier each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.  

Thank you for your support of the ministries of Kenmore UMC.

 Our building will continue to be closed to all community groups that typically meet here. Please pray for the leadership of our faith family as decisions are made regarding the best possible procedures for opening our building safely at the appropriate time.

Visit our Covid-19 Information page for more news from our church, Niagara Frontier District and the Upper New York Annual Conference.

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 February it's Sunday the 21st. 

 

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
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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Knowing Jesus Christ

Uniting a Community

Mentoring in Faith

Caring through Compassionate Hands & Hearts

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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.  

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Active Sundays 9:50 am to 11:00 am

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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!

Lenten Worship
"What Are You UP To?


February 17
"Store UP"
Matt. 6:1-6, 16-21
Ash Wednesday

February 21
1st Sunday In Lent
"Come Up"
Mark 1:9-15
Psalm 25

Community Meal

February 28
2nd Sunday In Lent
"Take Up"
Mark 8:31-38

World Day Of Prayer

March 7
3rd Sunday In Lent
"Raise Up"
John 2:13-22
Holy Communion 

March 14
4th Sunday In Lent
"Light Up"
John 3:14-21
UMCOR Sunday

March 21
5th Sunday In Lent
"Lift Up"
John 12:20-33

Holy Week

March 28
Palm Sunday 
"Sit Up"
John 12:12-16

April 1
Maundy Thursday
John 11:1-17

Holy Communion 

April 2
Good Friday
Stations of the Cross
John 18:1- 19:42

April 4
EASTER Sunday 
"Look Up"
Mark 16:1-8

Holy Communion

Check the Easter Flowers and Easter Alternative Gift on the left.
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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!!

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