Recent Photos

I took several photos today and recently. Thought I might take the opportunity to share them!

2016 Consecration Sunday Cake:

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2016 Hat and Mitten Tree Up and Ready to Load:

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Tree courtesy of Lockwood Tree Farm with the first of many hats, mittens, and gloves our congregation donates each year

11-27-16 Pancake Breakfast:

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Rachel Marasco whipping up the pancake batter

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An awesome plate of pancakes and sausage

Blessing of the Prayer Shawls:

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Pastor Linda blessing the prayers shawls knitted by the Prayer Shawl Ministry group. These shawls and lap robes will be gifted to church family and friends who are ill or going through a tough time and could use a warm hug.

First Sunday of Advent Service:

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Advent Wreath

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Pastor Jack and Wilma Richardson lighting the first candle of Advent

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Al Capurso singing a special song – “All The Trees”, based on Isaiah 55:12

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Pastor Linda offering the morning’s Message

Our Congregation:

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One of our members is in the hospital, so we took these photos to send her a room full of smiles and well wishes!

I’ll leave you with this photo of the Advent Wreath and Angel Window…..

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August 2016 Ladies Lunch – Adams Basin Inn

A wonderful group of ladies get together for lunch at a different location on the second Tuesday of every month and usually like to venture out of town during the good weather months. This month, we had to change the week to be able to go to the Adams Basin Inn in Adams Basin near Spencerport – we went today – the first Tuesday of August. I had never been there before, but several of the ladies said they went some years ago and enjoyed it. Well, today didn’t disappoint! It was just lovely!

Adams Basin Inn is a wonderful B&B right on the canal in a historic building dating back to pre-canal years. In addition to being a B&B, they also cater to special occasions, like weddings and our ladies luncheon. Much of the home is still original or very well restored and has quite a colorful history. We were seated in the dining room after gathering in the parlor. Lunch consisted of chicken salad sandwiches with cranberries and walnuts, potato salad, and a green leafy salad with water or lemonade – very good! After we finished eating lunch, we were treated to a guided tour of the Inn, where we learned all about the history of the Inn and the canal and how it all evolved through the years to the present time. The house is full of wonderful original artifacts and vintage decor — just stunning! After the tour and history lesson, we returned to the dining room for a dessert of pound cake with strawberries and whipped cream…..YUM!!! Dessert was served up with LOTS of wonderful conversation and sharing of stories and memories. What a fabulous day it was!

I wish I hadn’t left my camera in my purse as we toured the Inn, but I did get some lovely shots of the grounds outside as we were leaving. Here are some photos that prove that perfect serenity and absolute peace do exist!

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Luckily, Betsy Kennedy got out her phone for a group photo and the owner offered to snap it so she could be in the photo, too!

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Can’t you just imagine yourself curled up on that porch with a good book watching the world go by on the canal?

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Or, maybe on this comfy looking glider?

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Or, how about on this wonderful gazebo?

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And, look who pulled up with the top down on her sports car and a super cute hat!!! Sue Baker – a real sporty momma! 🙂

Next month is our annual trip to the Glen Iris at Letchworth for lunch! Oh, boy!

07-24-16 Pot Luck Lunch

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:

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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! 🙂

2016 Children’s Day Service

Each year, the Children put on a program during the service marking the end of the Sunday School season. Today was that day for 2016. Here are some photos from their program:

The Youth Handbell Choir played Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty

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The Methodist Music Makers sang Kumbaya featuring Hailey Crawford on the flute and There is Love

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The message was in the form of a skit called The Heavenly Express, written by Sharon Kay Chatwell. The Sunday School students acted out the skit about how you get to heaven on the Heavenly Express. It was a cute story and they all did a very nice job!

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Kyle Norton and Dallas Ecker served as narrators of the story while they sat on a bench waiting for the train

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Lindsay Crawford was the ticket lady

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Kay Ecker stopped by with her ticket, ready to board

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Hunter Hering and Hailey Crawford talk about how they can get a ticket

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And, here they are ready to get their tickets

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Steve and Tiffany Crawford and Hunter Hering are a family discussing how the Heavenly Express isn’t something they may get to ride on as a family – some may go ahead of the others

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And…..Kelsey Crawford played the Conductor – blowing the whistle and declaring “All Aboard!”

Other highlights of the service were the hymns that focused on relationship between children and God: Jesus Loves Me, Tell Me The Stories of Jesus, and This Little Light of Mine.

Church Picnic – 06-28-15

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!

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Children’s Day – 06-14-15

Today was Children’s Day….the day when the youth of our congregation conduct the worship service. They all did an incredible job and it was thoroughly enjoyable! Also, today was the official closing out of Sunday School classes for the summer, so we honored the teaching staff during the service. After the service, we gathered for our annual Special Friends Reception and Ice Cream Social. It was a great day in our church, indeed!

Here are a few photos:

First up – Callee Norton and Dallas Ecker led the Call to Worship and Prayer of Invocation, but it didn’t seem right to be snapping photos instead of responding to the prayers!

Then, the two youngest in our youth program sang and danced to two of their favorite Praise Songs: “A Little Bit More” and “Jesus is Alive!” – here are Lindsay (r) and Kelsey (l) Crawford:

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Kyle Norton and Hailey Crawford ushered for the offering.

We, then, enjoyed some wonderful Special Music by Dallas Ecker on the trumpet and Hailey Crawford on the flute! Their first arrangement was “Overture of 1812” performed together. Then, Hailey performed a solo of “When the Saints Go Marching In” and Dallas performed a solo of “Dedication“…..I believe both are in their first year of instrument lessons and did an amazing job – all three performances were met with roaring applause!

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Hailey Crawford and Callee Norton each read a bible passage to share God’s word with us:

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The message had a baseball theme and to preface it, Kay Ecker (mother of Dallas Echer) read the poem, “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest L. Thayer:

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The message came in the form of a skit performed by all the youth and the Sunday School teaching staff with Kyle Norton portraying “Casey” in the story of “Casey at the Pulpit”:

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Narrator: Callee Norton

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Kyle Norton as “Pastor Casey”

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Recognition of the teaching staff of the Youth Program:

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Sandy Andrews and Kay Ecker with Melanie Norton recognized for her work with the youth Acolytes 

Today’s hymns were also selected by the youth – opening hymn was “Jesus Loves Me” and we finished off with “We Are The Church“! God bless our youth — they did an awesome job with today’s service!!!

I’ll close with this photo of our youngest in the youth program – Kelsey Crawford – with the new glasses she got from her Special Friend at the Special Friends Reception – I think it captures the fun and joy we all felt today:

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Breast Cancer Walk – Team AFUMC

Each year, the Albion First United Methodist Church puts together a team to walk in the Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk held at Watts Farm. Here are two photos from this year’s walk – Sunday, October 26, 2014!

** If anyone has more photos of the Albion FUMC team, you can email them to me at kimwrightpritt@aol.com and I will be glad to add them to this post!!!

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Good job, Ladies!!!

Some Recent Photos

Here are some recent photos I thought I would share:

Taken on May 4, 2014 – The Methodist Minstrels (Al Capurso and Doug, Ginny, and Jason Bauer) performed for us during the service. On the last song, “Get Together”, the children joined in to help play and sing!

By the way…..The Methodist Minstrels also performed at the Ecumenical Music Festival later that same day at the Albion Presbyterian Church.

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Taken on May 13, 2014 – the tulips are in full bloom at the church – so pretty!!!

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Christmas Cookie Exchange

The ladies in the Prayer Shawl Ministry added a Christmas Cookie Exchange to our monthly knitting session today – Dec 19th. The cookies were amazing……the conversation was fun……and the mission – to knit/crochet shawls and lap robes for people who need a little extra love at certain times in their lives – was a rewarding as ever!

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To read a previous post about our Prayer Shawl Ministry, please click here!