Rev. Paul Winkelman

Sunday Worship Schedule

Sunday Worship at 10:30 AM
all year round.

SUMC Office

Office Hours:

Pastor's Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
or by appointment

(607) 563-1921

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For Our Youth

Updates and information regarding children’s and youth events here at SUMC will appear in this tab!

Vacation Bible School Update

We had a fantastic Vacation Bible School from July 8 – 12. Twenty children attended throughout the 5 days. Our theme this year was Shipwrecked – Rescued by Jesus. Each evening the children learned a different Bible story,a key verse, and a Bible point. Bible point’s were:

Day 1: “When you’re lonely…Jesus rescues!”

Day 2 – When you worry…Jesus rescues!”

Day 3 – “When you struggle…Jesus Rescues!

Day 4 – “When you do wrong…Jesus rescues!

Day 5 – “When you’re powerless…Jesus rescues!

Our mission focus this year was the program “The Shoe That Grows”. The children learned how youth like them go without shoes or wear shoes too small just to attend school. The youth decorated shoes bag that will be given with shoes to children in impoverished areas. Bottles and cans were collected along with change to raise funds to send to the company for purchasing shoes.

This year Unadilla Center’s VBS, through Claudia Jenkins, partnered with Sidney UMC to increase the funds collected and decorate bags.

Between our two churches we collected $555.00. Thank you to all who contributed to this mission.

Thank you’s

I want to personally thank everyone who helped in planning, decorating, and taking part in various ways from stations leader, crew leader, registration person, food prep, server, and cleanup.

Thank you to all who donated food and funds to make this program possible. Thank you to Pastor Paul who had only been with us 8 days and jumped in to provide our recreation time.

I know the adults had a great experience and learned much in these 5 days. I also know that God was here and our children were impacted by these Bible stories and messages.

J.A.M. Kids Fall Schedule

With Fall upon us the Youth Ministry team is in full swing planning our events. We will continue to have our regular once a month Saturday J.A.M. Kids program. Our dates will be September 29, October 27, November 17, and December 8. We will hold Trunk or Treat again on October 31 so mark your calendars to join us in the parking lot with lots of treats for the community.

Parent Program

Our team has been praying about how we can bring God’s love and grace to the families in our communities. We have decided to offer classes for the parents on the J.A.M. Kids Saturdays that will focus on parenting, bullying, and other family topics. These classes will be held during J.A,M. Kids time. More information will be given as we prepare.

Sunday School to Begin September 16

Beginning September 16 we will offer Sunday school from 10:45 to 11:30. The children will attend our 10:30 worship service and after the children’s time they will be escorted out for Sunday school. We want to build this program but we know that our numbers will be small as we start.

Calling Sunday School Leaders

We are in need of individuals who will be willing to be Sunday school leaders. Our plan is to rotate monthly our teaching team which will allow individuals to attend worship when not teaching. If you would like to be a part of this team, please contact Sharon Bassett.

We would not be able to provide this great ministry to the Sidney community if it weren’t for all the support we receive from our church. Thank you to all for your continued support and prayers.

Additional information, on upcoming youth events and activities, coming soon! :)

Also feel free to keep an eye on The SUMC Calendar from time to time, as these events will also appear there.

What's happening
at SUMC...

Sidney Area Food Bank
-Mondays and Thursdays,
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Sauce and Cross
- September 6, 5:15 p.m.

Bible Studies Begin
Monday September 10

-Mondays at 11 a.m.,
Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

Share the Bounty
- September 27, 4:30 p.m.
-Food Bank also available

J.A.M. Kids
-Saturday September 29,
11:30 a.m.