*Welcome to the Horseheads United Methodist Church website. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. Horseheads United Methodist Church has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ. 




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We're located at 1034 West Broad Street.

Horseheads, New York.  

*Click here for directions.


*We are continuing to look at requirements for reopening and working towards meeting them.  A date for in person worship at Horseheads FUMC has not been set.   


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July 12, 2020



Daily Devotional


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Thursday,  July 16, 2020  (from the Upper Room)  



Read 1 Peter 4:9-11 Jesus said, “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” 

Our senior ministry group has added a new line to the above verse: “We were stranded and you rescued us.” On a trip to Jackson, Georgia, our bus experienced transmission trouble. We noticed two vans in the parking lot of a nearby church. It was a long shot, but we stopped and asked if they would rent one of the vans to us for the 50-mile trip back to Atlanta. They said yes! Plus, they loaned us the van without charge or verification of our dilemma. They merely requested that we return the van that evening, which we did and with a full tank of gas. Of particular note, the church secretary warmly welcomed the 16 of us in, offered us something to drink, and did not judge us by the color of our skin. The next Sunday several of us returned to the church to say thank you in person. We made a donation to the church and gave flowers to the secretary. The people of this church truly lived out Jesus’ teaching to welcome the stranger. We were the recipients of not just a good deed but a wonderful blessing from God.

 Prayer: Gracious Father, thank you for the kindness of your children who help others stranded on the road of life. Amen. Catherine Pettie Hart (Georgia, USA) 





Worship Update

            It is good that over the past 3 ½ months, many of you have been able to worship each week with us online, viewing worship live on Facebook at 9:30; or watching at another time on our Church website; and for that technological ability we give thanks. Others of us, have not been able to join worship online; and that has been difficult. For all of us, this new normal has grown long; and we all are wanting to see each other’s faces and be together again.

            We are hoping that by September we will be able to open the building and resume worship in person. And for those more comfortable watching from home we will continue to stream Sunday worship. To reopen – there is planning and paperwork to do. We will need to space ourselves out in the sanctuary and

pay attention to using masks and hand sanitizer. We may need to forgo singing for a time. Our custodians, Jamie and Bob have been doing some deep cleaning in preparation for September.  

            During July and August, the Presbyterians and Methodists will share services as is our custom, only this year it will be online. I will be preaching in July and Rev. Aaron Frank will lead worship in August. We will continue to send the weekly bulletins in a Friday E-mail. For questions or concerns, our church office is open Monday through Friday, 9 to 12 noon. 607-739-1943.


First United Methodist Church continues to serve our congregation and community. Please continue your financial support of the work of the church. Our mission and ministry are needed now more than ever.

Thank you for your generosity.

Dan Panosian is hosting a Bible Study group Thursday afternoons at 1:00pm on Zoom. Each week someone chooses verses to discuss considering conditions when written and the days that follow. We conclude with the question: “How then shall we live?”  

If you are interested, please contact Dan for information at dppanosian@gmail.com
or Jan Przybylski at jprzybylski@stny.rr.com


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THE RUMMAGE SALE!!  I have been anguishing over how and when we can have a sale.  I’ve asked our UMW team and have a few ideas – but nothing is final.  Until the rules say we can meet for regular worship and activities we aren’t ready to set a date for the sale.  PLEASE be patient (what a terrible word!) and keep your items at your homes.  We cannot store anything else in our church garage.   Or you can take things to the Salvation Army.  I understand they are open.  As soon as we have a date we will let you know.   Thank you.

PS: Here’s an idea (I get them in the middle of the night!) You could have a sale at your home and if you wanted to you could donate some of your profit to UMW for their mission projects.



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