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Tips for “Back to School” Ministries

Join us for Holy Week!

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Holy Week Schedule of Services:

            Sunday, March 29 – Palm/Passion Sunday: Services at 9:30 AM for First UMC Endicott and at 11:00 AM for Park Terrace; reciting the Passion Narrative

            Maundy Thursday, April 2Service of Holy Communion at Park Terrace Community UMC, 7:00 PM

            Good Friday, April 3­ – Service of Tenebrae (Darkness) at First UMC, Endicott, 7:30 PM; please note time of service, because of Daylight Savings Time

            Sunday, April 5 – Easter Sunday: Sunrise Service at Waterman Nature Conservancy, Hilton Rd., Apalachin, 6:30 AM.  Our churches will be joining with the Little Meadows, Apalachin, and Whittimore Hills UMCs for this service.  Breakfast will follow at Little Meadows UMC.

            Celebration of Resurrection and Life at 9:30 AM for First UMC Endicott and at 11:00 AM for Park Terrace

The Leadership Portal

Pastor Dale E. Austin                                                                                     John 10:1-10

One of the catchphrases which we hear batted around in our churches in recent years is “Servant Leadership”. Supposedly, it’s leadership based upon the model of Jesus Christ’s life and example, who by his own admission came to serve and not to be served. Unfortunately, for as much as we hear this phrase voiced over and over, I don’t see it being modeled very much among our denominational hierarchy. It reminds me of a conversation which I had with our District Superintendent not long ago, in which he was reflecting upon some of our churches where there is a lot of activity. He noted that a lot may be going on, but he couldn’t help wondering aloud, “is it being done in the name of Jesus Christ, or is it just a country club pretending to be a church?” Continue reading

Welcome to the Park Terrace Community UMC blog!

Welcome! There is lots of information on the site, and more being added all the time!  So take a look around, and come back often!  For tips on navigating the site. . . .  Continue reading