Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday Morning Announcements 10-15-17

All members of the SPRC are asked to meet with our DS, Vonda Fossit, at 10:15 this Sunday, and the Charge Conference will start immediately following worship (which will be shortened due to Vonda's having to leave by 12:15 pm to get to another obligation). 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sunday Morning Announcements 10-01-17

Seeking stories of excellent clergy-laity partnerships - The UNY Conference Communications Team is beginning work on the winter 2018 issue of the Advocate, which will feature the ministry of the laity. We are seeking stories about when the clergy-laity partnership has resulted in outstanding ministry in your church and community. Please send us your story in 100 words or less to by Friday, Oct. 6.

JOB OPPORTUNITY - The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church has an exciting opportunity for the right individual to join our mission-based team as the Director of Missional Engagement. In this full-time position, the Director oversees the planning, management, and evaluation of the mission and operations of the Upper New York Conference Missional Engagement ministry to include Mission Central HUB (MCH), UNY Volunteers in Mission, and UNY Disaster Response. The requirements for this position include: a high school diploma (Bachelor degree preferred); three years related work/life experience in non-profit, business, mission outreach, working with volunteers, disaster response, material donation management, etc.
Click here to learn more about this position or to apply.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

In Memoriam

Please keep the family of Marge Keem in your prayers. Marge passed away Saturday night. I have attached the obituary notice. Thanks

Margery G. Keem, 94, of Perry passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw where she had been residing. Marge was born in the Town of Gainesville on May 11, 1923 a daughter of the late Albert and Hazel (Ellis) Grasby. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband; Nelson R. Keem who passed away on February 6, 1993; 2 son-in-law’s David Milhollen and Richard Ames; brother Donald Grasby and her mother and father-in-law Earl and Leta Keem.

She worked for the former Gates Transport Trucking Company in Perry for 12 years and later for Hart’s Insurance Co. in Perry as a commercial Insurance agent for 18 years before retiring in 1992. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perry where she was involved with the United Methodist Women, a member of the Wyoming County Home Bureau, former Golden Age Club of Perry and the Senior Social Club of Perry. Marge enjoyed listening to country music, was an excellent pie maker, family and friends called her home “Grandma’s Pie Factory”, the biggest part of her life was family, she enjoyed those simple visits especially from her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She is survived by her two dedicated daughters; Judy (Bill Goewey) Milhollen of Leicester and Nancy Ames of Perry; 3 grandchildren Russell (Gay) Milhollen of Leicester, Douglas (Holly) Milhollen of Perry, Scott (Kellie) Milhollen of Perry; Step grandchildren Cynthia Sims, Samantha (Leigh) Ciesleiski and Christopher Sims; 7 great grandchildren Mark (Rachel) Milhollen, Rachele (Bob) True, Dustin (Ashley) Milhollen, Amber (Chris) True, Morgan, Autumn and Noelle Milhollen; 7 great-great grandchildren Averie True, Camden, Declan, and Harper Milhollen, Peyton True, Ciara Milhollen and Reese True; a sister Lena Mertz of Warsaw; sister-in-law Dorothy Grasby of Warsaw; brother-in-law Harry Boyer of Batavia, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9PM on Thursday September 28, 2017 at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. An 11:00AM Funeral Service will be held on Friday the 29th at the First United Methodist Church 35 Covington St. in Perry. She will be laid to rest in Warsaw Cemetery in Warsaw, NY.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church 35 Covington St. Perry, NY 14530.

Kellie Milhollen
Administrative Assistant
Perry First United Methodist Church

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sunday morning announcements 9-24-17

Funeral Arrangements

Please keep Al Foote and his family in your prayers. Al’s brother Charles passed away on Tuesday. Below is the Obituary for Charles. Thanks…

Charles W. Foote, 66 of Perry passed away on Tuesday September 19, 2017 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. Charles was born in Warsaw, NY on June 19, 1951 a son of the late Gerald and Pauline (Haines) Foote. A graduate of Perry Central High School. Charles worked for the former Foster Wheeler Co. in Dansville for many years as a welder and later retired from TMP Inc. in Wyoming. Charles was a member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed deer hunting and woodworking.

He is survived by a sister: Bonnie (Cleon) McLeod of Dunn, NC, 2 brothers: Alan (Cindy) Foote of Perry, Robert Foote of Nunda along with many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a brother: Larry Foote. Family and friends may call from 2:30-4:30 pm on Saturday September 23, 2017 at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry where services will follow at 4:30pm. He will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or

Kellie Milhollen
Administrative Assistant
Perry First United Methodist Church