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2021 Advent Newsletter

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News At A Glance

Upcoming Events:
Nov. 28: UMW Scrip Orders Due.
Nov. 29: Food Pantry Open
Dec. 5: Scrip Orders Delivered
Dec. 5: Gateway Angel Tree Gifts Due
Dec. 6 and 9: Food Pantry Open
Dec. 12: Advent Piano Recital at 2:30 PM
Dec. 13: Blue Christmas Service at Church of Nativity

New*  Reverse Advent Calendar
The Kenmore UMC Missions team invites everyone to share the Joy of the Advent season by filling a box with food using this Reverse Advent Calendar. Bring the filled box into church on Monday, December 27 between 10:00am and noon or call Mike Turner to schedule a pick-up. Watch our Facebook page for daily reminders and scripture during Advent. Help make the season Bright!  Check the Newsletter (above) or Follow us on Facebook for all the items.
Reverse Advent Calendar

New*Pointsettias & Christmas Alternative
This year the Kenmore UMC Mission Team has chosen to honor the memory of Rev. Eldon and Virginia Snyder by designating our Christmas Alternative to go to the African Library Project. The funds raised by this year’s Christmas Alternative will go towards shipping for the libraries to Africa. One library contains 1000 - 1200 children's book. It costs a total of $600 to ship each library to Africa. Sharon Allen has 10 full libraries waiting to ship, including 1.5 that were just packed up here at Kenmore UMC! Reading books is important for a child's growth. Books stimulate a child's imagination and play. They provoke curiosity and discussion. Books provide inspiration, thought and reflection. Your gift to the Christmas Alternative this year will help to send these libraries to Africa and enrich many lives.
Christmas Alternative Form

New* Advent Piano Recital
On Sunday, December 12th, Kenmore United Methodist Women (UMW) will be hosting an Advent  Recital by pianist Susan Schuman at 2:30 pm.
Come, relax and enjoy some holiday favorites on our new-to-us Baldwin Grand Piano.  Enjoy refreshments afterwards.
A free will offering to support KUMC's music ministry will be taken.
Masks are required.

New* Blue Christmas Service
The Holiday Season can be difficult for those who have experienced a loss, illness or hardship.  The KenTon Churches Association will hold a special Blue Christmas Service on Monday, December 13, at 7:00 PM at the Church of the Nativity, 1530 Colvin Blvd, Town of Tonawanda.
All are welcome.

Gateway-Longview Angel Tree Gifts
Gateway Longview’s Adopt-An-Angel program provides Christmas gifts for children and families in our care.  When you "Adopt-An-Angel," you're giving the gift of hope to children, teenagers, and young adults and their families in need during the holiday season. 
Please contact Dawn Newton at dawn.newton@verizon.net to let her know what gift, or entire wishlist, that you would like to provide or if you have any questions before you make a decision.   Please include your phone number so that she can contact you about choosing another gift if someone has already taken your first choice.  

Gateway_Longview Angel Tree Gift List

UMW Scrip Gift Cards
The UMW is once again selling 'Scrip' gift cards. Order gift cards from 100’s of retailers. Purchase cards for gifts, or for your own use for everyday purchases. Forms will be available in the library, or email Cindy to have a form emailed to you. Order cards by 11/28, to be delivered on 12/05. Contact Cindy Turner for more info, 731-9184 or turnercindy@yahoo.com.
All proceeds will go to Missions.
SCRIP Order Form

Meet Pastor Matthew Stengel!
Pastor Matt joined our church July 1 2021 as Senior Pastor.  Here's a little bit about Pastor Matt in his own words.

Meet Pastor Matt

Meet Reverend Becky Naber!
Rev. Becky Naber joined the staff at Kenmore UMC on Wednesday, Sept 1 as Pastor of Discipleship & Outreach. Say hello to Becky!

Meet Rev. Becky


Our newly expanded and upgraded Food Pantry opened Monday Sept 20.
Mondays:    10:00 AM until noon
Thursdays:  11:30 AM until 1:30 PM

If you'd like to volunteer to help please see Jean Schnirel, Donna Stierheim or Mike or Cindy Turner.

 Food Pantry Focus for December
Please follow the reverse Advent calendar for December. Any or all of those items are welcome! 

Upgraded KUMC Food Pantry & Mission Room
As part of an Eagle Project a Boy Scout from Troop 444 and his fellow scouts have improved our Food Pantry area in the Wesley Room.  This Life Scout has worked diligently planning, fund-raising and executing his plan with his fellow scouts over the last several months. We can now help to serve many more people in need.  Also included was shelving to contain our items that make up UMCOR kits and other Missions Projects. Take a look when you get a chance.

UMCOR & Missions Room
The new shelving and bins will hold the items necessary for our main UMCOR kits we make:  Hygiene kits, Cleaning Buckets and School Kits.
This will be put to use immediately as we begin collecting supplies for Hygiene kits and other items for our Mission Central trip this fall.  


Here is the latest news regarding in-person worship at Kenmore UMC. 

COVID-19 Update July 30, 2016

Kenmore UMC will again require masks in worship to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 beginning August 1.
The Erie County Health Department and the CDC "each highly recommend all owners of private establishments open to the public require mask-wearing for all employees, guests, and patrons".
Erie County officials announced that starting Saturday, August 1, anyone who enters an Erie County building or facility must wear a face mask.

Kenmore UMC Covid-19 Guidelines June-16-2021

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 December it's Sunday the 19th.  11:30 - 12:30
Take-Out Only.

Kenmore UMC Trustees Notes

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

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.

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

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.  


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Active Sundays 9:50 am to 11:00 am

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Sunday Sermons

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Welcome to Kenmore United Methodist Church!

November 28

First Sunday of Advent


Luke 3:1-6

December 05

Second Sunday of Advent


Luke 1:68-79
Malachi 3:1-4

Holy Communion

December 12

Third Sunday of Advent

Luke 1:39-45

Advent Piano Recital at 2:30 PM

December 19

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Zephaniah 3:14-20
Philippians 4:4-7

December 24

Christmas Eve Traditional Candlelight Service
7:00 PM

December 26


January 02

Epiphany Sunday
Isaiah 60:1-6
Matthew 2:1-12

We are collecting non-perishable food items for the KUMC  Food Pantry.
Thank you for caring!!

Sunday Sermons

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