From the Pews

Congratulations to our April Birthdays and Anniversary

posted Mar 28, 2021, 5:59 PM by Deanna Skare

6 Penny Stenzel
14 Kylie McCarthy
       Judy Martin
16    Arika Buckley
       Carol Janicki
24    Linda King
28    Kevin Janicki
29    Amy McPeek
30    Angel Stenzel
19    Bob & Sharon Wilde

For the Children and Children at Heart by Andrea

posted Mar 28, 2021, 5:45 PM by Deanna Skare

Spring is full of beauty and new life. One of the greatest things we can do is to see the big picture of God; see His hand in the little and big moments in our lives, and trust in Him. All the good and beautiful things in our lives are reminders of God’s goodness.

Think about when you look up to the sky and see the sun coming through the clouds, or when you go for a hike and enjoy the plants and wildlife that surrounds you. When you count the stars, or watch a butterfly emerge from its cocoon. Those are the moments we need to pause and remember who recreated it all.

“The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.” Psalm 19:1

“O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!” Psalm 8:1

“For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities– all things have been created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:16

Be in awe of the outdoors, but also take note to see God’s glory in His world and praise Him for it. 

March Birthdays

posted Mar 2, 2021, 2:01 PM by Deanna Skare

7th – Mary  Wright
18th – Ted Janicki
25th – Cullen Brown
30th – Phyllis Hoskins, Ed Werick

Advent Gifts

posted Nov 28, 2020, 1:43 PM by Bowmansville UMC

Advent Gifts
We will be collecting items for the Trinity Food Pantry again during advent. Please consider picking up a few extra items while you are out so we can bless the families in our local community that need a little extra help during the holiday season.

First Sunday of Advent: Nov 29th
PAPER PRODUCTS (paper towels, foil, waxed paper, paper plates, napkins, toilet paper)

Second Sunday of Advent: December 6th
CANNED GOODS (canned veggies, soup, pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruit, condiments)

Third Sunday of Advent: December 12th
HYGIENE ITEMS (soap, toothbrush, tooth paste, deodorant, feminine products)

Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 20th
BABY ITEMS (baby wipes, diapers, baby food)

December Birthdays

posted Nov 28, 2020, 1:30 PM by Bowmansville UMC

4 - Destiny Beaver
6 - Jeannette French
23 - Tom Stenzel
24 - Carol Reeb
25 - Jesus Christ!
29 - Ann Niles

Giving Back Because He Gives So Much To Us

posted Oct 27, 2020, 9:58 AM by Bowmansville UMC

This thanksgiving season, you are encouraged to give back a little extra. Each day add an item to  a box (ideas below!) At the end of the month donate it to someone that will be blessed by it. Find a family that needs it, drop it off at your local food pantry, or bring it to church to be donated to the Trinity food pantry as part of our yearly collection. Bless others because you yourself are blessed.

Nov 1: box of cereal

Nov 2: peanut butter and/or jelly

Nov 3: stuffing mix

Nov 4: napkins or paper towels

Nov 5: mac & cheese

Nov 6: razors or shaving cream

Nov 7: canned tomatoes

Nov 8: canned tuna

Nov 9: dessert mix

Nov 10: jar of applesauce

Nov 11: paper plates

Nov 12: canned beans

Nov 13: box of crackers

Nov 14: toothbrush or toothpaste

Nov 15: box of rice

Nov 16: oatmeal

Nov 17: pasta

Nov 18: pasta sauce

Nov 20: tomato soup

Nov 21: can of corn

Nov 22: toilet paper or kleenex

Nov 23: soap / shampoo / conditioner

Nov 24: canned fruit

Nov 25: dish soap

Nov 26: granola bars

Nov 27: boxed cookies

Nov 28: can of soup

Nov 29: ketchup / mustard / mayo

Nov 30: spices


“For it is in giving that we receive.” - St. Francis of Assisi

From the November Messenger/Andrea

November Birthdays and Anniversaries

posted Oct 27, 2020, 9:47 AM by Bowmansville UMC   [ updated Oct 27, 2020, 9:53 AM ]

1 - Nancy Wierbowski
4 - Kayla LaBerta
8 - Brian Stoos
Mary Beth May
10 - Sandy May
11 - Bonita Brown

Happy Anniversary to Tom and Penny Stenzel - November 28

News from Estonia Missionaries

posted Sep 30, 2020, 4:18 PM by Bowmansville UMC   [ updated Sep 30, 2020, 4:19 PM ]

You are Invited!

You have the opportunity to meet in a small group and hear a presentation from Doug or Külli about the work they are doing in Estonia via the Internet on October 29th or November 5th, depending on which missionary you choose. This is part of an outreach by Global Ministries known as #stillinmission. 

Please register for one or the other. You must register in advance in order to take part in the event. We would love to be able to speak to you in-person. It is best to register early. Below are the leaders, important information, and links. There are several missionaries to choose from, so, please be sure to select us! 

Doug Childress is serving as a Pastor of International Ministry & Lecturer in Church History and Practical Theology at Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary in Estonia. His event is on October 29th at 12:00 Eastern Standard Time.

Doug's registration link:

Külli Tõniste is professor of theology and rector of Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary in Estonia. Here event is on November 5th at 12:00 Eastern Standard Time.

Külli's registration link:

Copy and paste the following link in your browser to review the full news article, additional pictures from Kulli and Doug, plus information on how you can support their mission in Estonia:

Messenger Moment by Andrea

posted Sep 30, 2020, 3:40 PM by Deanna Skare   [ updated Sep 30, 2020, 4:47 PM by Bowmansville UMC ]

For the Children and Children at Heart

The Three Apples

The old apple tree stood in the orchard with the other trees, and all summer long it had stretched out its branches wide to catch the rain and the sun to make its apples grow round and ripe. Now it was fall, and on the old apple tree were three great apples as yellow as gold and larger than any other apples in the whole orchard. The apple tree stretched and reached as far as it could, until the branch on which the three gold apples grew hung over the orchard wall. There were the three great apples, waiting for someone to pick them, and as the wind blew through the leaves of the apple tree it seemed to sing: "Here in the orchard are apples three, Who uses one well shall a treasure see."


And one morning Gerald came down the lane that passed by the orchard wall. He looked longingly at the three gold apples, wishing, wishing that he might have one. Just then the wind sang its song again in the leaves of the apple tree and, plump, down to the ground, right at Gerald's feet, fell one of the three gold apples.

He picked it up and turned it round and round in his hands. How sweet it smelled, and how mellow and juicy it was! Gerald could think of nothing so good to do with such a beautiful ripe apple as to eat it. He put it to his mouth and took a great bite of it, then another bite, and another. Soon there was nothing left of the apple but the core, which Gerald threw away. He smacked his lips and went on his way, but the wind in the apple trees sang, sorrowfully, after him: "Here in the orchard are apples two, But gone is the treasure that fell for you."


And after a while Hilda came down the lane that passed by the orchard wall. She looked up at the two beautiful gold apples that hung on the branch of the old apple tree, and she listened to the wind as it sang in the branches to her:

"Here in the orchard are apples two, A treasure they hold for a child like you."


Then the wind blew harder and, plump, an apple fell in the lane right in front of Hilda. She picked it up joyfully. She had never seen so large and so golden an apple. She held it carefully in her clasped hands and thought what a pity it would be to eat it, because then it would be gone. "I will keep this gold apple always," Hilda said, and she wrapped it up in the clean handkerchief that was in her pocket. Then Hilda went home, and there she laid away in a drawer the gold apple that the old apple tree had given her, closing the drawer tightly. The apple lay inside, in the dark, and all wrapped up, for many days, until it spoiled. And when Hilda next went down the lane and past the orchard, the wind in the apple tree sang to her: "Only one apple where once there were two, Gone is the treasure I gave to you."


Last of all, Rudolph went down the lane one fine fall morning when the sun was shining warm and the wind was out. There, hanging over the orchard wall, he saw just one great gold apple that seemed to him the most beautiful apple that he had ever seen. As he stood looking up at it, the wind in the apple tree sang to him, and it said: "Round and gold on the apple tree, A wonderful treasure, hanging, see!"


Then the wind blew harder, and down fell the last gold apple of the three into Rudolph's waiting hands.

He held it a long time and looked at it as Gerald and Hilda had, thinking how good it would be to eat, and how pretty it would be to look at if he were to save it. Then he decided not to do either of these things. He took his jack-knife out of his pocket and cut the gold apple in half, straight across, and exactly in the middle between the blossom and the stem.


Oh, the surprise that waited for Rudolph inside the apple! There was a star, and in each point of the star lay a small black seed. Rudolph carefully took out all the seeds and climbed over the orchard wall, holding them in his hand. The earth in the orchard was still soft, for the frost had not yet come. Rudolph made holes in the earth and in each hole he dropped an apple seed. Then he covered up the seeds and climbed back over the wall to eat his apple, and then go on his way.

But as Rudolph walked down the lane, the orchard wind followed him, singing to him from every tree and bush,
"A planted seed is a treasure won. The work of the apple is now well done."


What seeds are YOU planting this fall?

October Birthdays and Anniversaries

posted Sep 30, 2020, 2:59 PM by Deanna Skare   [ updated Sep 30, 2020, 3:00 PM ]

Happy Birthday!
05 – Al May 
07 – Jeff Creighton 
09 – Steve Siekman 
11 – Melissa (Stoos) Gilroy 
13 – Sheryl Ziolkowski, Bonnie Skare 
14 – Phoenixx Walters 
20 – Crystal Creighton 
26 – Chris Barnosky 

Happy Anniversary! 
05 - Sheryl & Dennis Ziolkowski 
11 - Ted & Carol Janicki 
17 – Chris & Tracy Barnosky 

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