Wednesday, June 28, 2017

As you continue planning for your upcoming blood drive, we wanted to remind you aboutRapidPass, a new tool that allows blood donors to help save lives in less time. The blood donors at your 6/30/2017 blood drive can take advantage of this exciting new tool.

RapidPass allows your donors to complete their pre-reading and donation questions online from the comfort and privacy of their home or office; reducing the time they spend at the blood drive by up to 15 minutes. That means happier donors!

It's simple! Your donors just:
  1. Visit
  2. Read the information
  3. Answer the questions
  4. Print the pass or email it to themselves
Important to know! RapidPass cannot be completed prior to the date of the drive. Donors must complete the steps to redeem their pass on the day they donate. Donors who do not bring the printed pass with them to their donation or cannot show it on a mobile device will be asked to complete the questions again. RapidPass does not take the place of scheduling an appointment. Please encourage your donors to schedule their appointments in the same way they have done in the past.

Your donors will be asked to try RapidPass in their appointment reminders and through other Red Cross contacts, but a personal ask from you is even better. RapidPass may result in greater participation at your blood drive, since the donors have committed time to their donation before they come to your blood drive

Saving lives is important to you and your donors, and everyone's time is valuable. Make the most of it with RapidPass.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In Memoriam
Eleanor A. Jackson

Please keep the Jackson Family in your prayers during this difficult time. I have attached the Obituary for Eleanor for your information. There will be a light meal served in the fellowship hall here at church following the funeral service. Please contact Judy Milhollen if you are available to help serve or if you would like to provide any food. Thank you…

Obituary for Eleanor A. Jackson

Eleanor A. Jackson, age 81, of Perry, New York, passed away peacefully on Monday June 26, 2017 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw where she had been residing. Eleanor was born in Southport, New York on December 3, 1935 a daughter to the late Darwin and Dorothy (Ward) Mess. She is preceded in death by 3 brothers: Robert, D. James and Gerald Mess; sister Doris Rose and a nephew Douglas Mess.

She worked for the Perry Knitting Mill, Mallory Timers, Archway Cookies, Seneca Foods, Sylvania, New York State including the Department of Corrections, and retired from the Wyoming County Planning and Development in Perry where she was a keyboard specialist when she retired. Upon retiring she lived in South Carolina for 9 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perry, She enjoyed crocheting, reading, doing crossword puzzles, bowling, fishing and going on family vacations. She enjoyed her cats and especially enjoyed times spent with family.

She is survived by her husband: Charles whom she married on April 11, 1957, 2 daughters: Elizabeth (Tim) Page of Oswego, Sharon (Duane) Beardsley of Perry, a son: Jeff (Kim) Jackson of Perry, a sister: Jean (Glenn) Ulrich of Phoenix, AZ., 4 grandchildren: Katherine and Wendy Page, Sarah White and Charisse (Jimmy) Wojtko, 3 step grandchildren: Brian and Jeremy Miess, Bobby Jo (Brian) Bird, 9 great grandchildren: Eleanor, Ashley and Emily Page, Faith, Kendra and Landon Warner, Peyton, Sophie and Leina Wojtko, 3 step great grandchildren: Brandy, Brent and Bethani Bird, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 5-6 pm on Thursday June 29th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry where funeral services will follow at 6pm. She will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church 35 Covington St. in Perry and the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601or visit For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to sign a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

Kellie Milhollen
Administrative Assistant
Perry First United Methodist Church
35 Covington St
Perry, NY 14530

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer Ushers, Greeters Needed

by Kellie Milhollen
I am looking for Ushers and Greeters for the months of July & August. If you’re available on any given Sunday and are willing to volunteer for this ministry…please shoot me an email. I will be making calls early next week to fill any unfilled openings that I have. The dates needed are below. Please let me know if you would like to be an Usher or Greeter and the date that works best for you. Thanks…

July – 9th 16th 23rd 30th

August – 6th 13th 20th 27th