On Sunday, July 24th, we had a Pot Luck Lunch so everyone could get better acquainted with our new pastor – Pastor Linda! We had a really nice turn out and LOTS of good food! Here are a few photos:
What is left of the food…..
You know Methodists – we bring way too much food, but there never seems to be a lot of leftovers! 🙂
Despite the bad weather, the Albion FUMC 2016 Annual Lasagna Dinner on Feb 13th was a success and met with rave reviews from those who braved the weather to come out to eat!
Pastor Jack and Debbie Laskowski
Rachel Marasco and Marie Follett
The lasagna – bubbling hot and fresh from the oven
Just a few of the happy diners!
We had our first big fundraising dinner at our new home at the Christ Episcopal Church on Main Street, tonight – August 27, 2015! And, it was a HUGE success! We sold out of our planned number of tickets…..YAY!!! It was a delicious and ample sized plate with a beef on weck sandwich, corn on the cob, salt potatoes, a beverage, and ice cream! Everyone left full and happy! Here are a few photos:
Pat Davis, Diane Scharping, and Rachel Marasco working in the kitchen
Just look at all that tender, juicy beef
Judy Manley and Diane Scharping getting things ready to start service
Rachel Marasco, Pastor Jack Laskowski, Diane Scharping, and Judy Manley just prior to start of service
Just some of the approximately 150 satisfied diners
Coming up in the next couple of months: Country Fair and Chicken BBQ
Today we had our annual church picnic in our new home! We invited the Episcopalian congregation to join us and we had a wonderful day full of fellowship, food, friends, and fun!!! The first of I hope many joint gatherings between the two congregations sharing so much more than a church building!
Here are some photos (photo credits: Kim Pritt and Wilma Richardson)……just an FYI – lots more food was added to the tables after I snapped the photos, so don’t think we must have left hungry! Hahaha!!!
The centerpieces were done by Leslee Lockwood – she put beautiful pansies in a basket with the Episcopal flag and the Methodist flag stuck in the arrangements! What a great way to show our partnership and new friendships!
Pastor Jack and his wife Debbie did an AWESOME job cooking his famous spaghetti sauce for tonight’s Spaghetti Dinner! It was delicious and made for a very successful dinner! Thanks to Jack, Debbie, and everyone who worked at or contributed to the dinner. Good Job, Everyone!
We have two new events planning in the coming weeks….both are not to be missed! Come join us….
# 1 – Friday, March 28 at 7:00 pm = Stand Against Racism Discussion Series – Topic # 3: Native American Topics, Speaker Kae Wilbert will lead the discussion and show the DVF “Unseen Tears”. Come out and join in on this important discussion topic.
# 2 – April 3rd at 4:00 – 6:30 pm = Pastor Jack’s Famous Spaghetti Dinner – we found out that our pastor makes an AWESOME spaghetti sauce! So, of course, we’re taking him up on his offer to cook for one of our dinners! Dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert, and a beverage and will cost $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12. This dinner is one you will not want to miss out on! Come see why we call it “Pastor Jack’s FAMOUS Spaghetti Dinner”!
Every month on the second Saturday, we gather in our fellowship hall for a monthly Family Night Supper. It is a pot-luck style dinner and always proves to be a good meal topped off with great conversations and fellowship! There is typically a program of some kind sponsored by one of the church committees.
Well, tonight we enjoyed a very special treat!!! The program sponsors for this month was the Worship Committee – which includes the Chancel Choir. Marie Follett – our organist and choir director – arranged for Gary Simboli, Albion High School graduate and current music director at the high school, to sing for us. Gary brought Sue Thaine, Albion HS graduate and current Presbyterian Minister in Penfield, with him. Together, they beautifully entertained us with several old standards, such as Moonlight in Vermont, Moon River, Someone To Watch Over Me, and others. It was a pleasure to listen to them sing and capped off a lovely evening! I won’t forget this night any time soon!
SAVE THE DATE…
YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS…
THE BIGGEST PIECE OF LASAGNA IN ORLEANS COUNTY…
On December 14th, the Sunday School children and the Bell Choir put on a wonderful Christmas Program after our December monthly Family Night Dinner. Here are some photos:
The altar was so beautiful – all adorned with poinsettias, the nativity, and Advent banners and candles
Dallas Ecker, Kyle Norton, and Cole Spierdowis performed a skit called “The Christmas Caravan” about three camels reminiscing about the night that Jesus was born
The Methodist Music Makers – Youth Choir led by Al Capurso – sang and played instruments for us
Sandy Andrews, Katy Spierdowis, Callee Norton, and Hailey, Lindsay, & Kelsey Crawford (with Mom, Tiffany’s help) performed a skit called “What is Christmas?” all about how all the holiday traditions tie together and have roots back to the true reason for the holiday – the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ
The Joyful Good Shepherd Ringers Bell Choir performed some beautiful Christmas music for us
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
NOVEMBER 2ND 4:00-7:00 pm
ALBION FUMC FELLOWSHIP HALL
CHIAVETTA’S CHICKEN BBQ
$9.00 EAT IN OR TAKE OUT
DON’T MISS IT!!!!