Welcoming All Persons, Nurturing Spiritual Growth, Sending Christian Disciples
Saranac Lake is at the northeastern edge of the New YorkAnnual Conference of the United Methodist Church. We are located in the Adirondacks and surrounded by mountains, lakes and ponds. Our congregation includes life-long Adirondackers and transplants from places like Vermont, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Many own their own homes or rent here in the Village. Some of the houses still have the enclosed porches of the "Cure Cottage" days when Saranac Lake was a world-renowned center for the treatment of tuberculosis. Others live in nearby towns like Gabriels, Lake Clear, Ray Brook, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale or Vermontville. Still others reside at one of the modern multi-stories high rises that provide quality housing for our "senior citizens."
Our church has a mix of ages. Many of our efforts at Nurture and Outreach are ecumenical. Our Ecumenical Council has a strong tradition of cooperation. Junior and Senior High Youth Groups are one example. Another is a community Food Shelf. The "Get-a-Way" is a Youth Center with program and staff. Habitat for Humanity has an active chapter. Our first house was occupied in October 1997.
Numerous community organizations use our church facility, one of the largest accessible buildings in town, expanding our mission involvement: Brownies, Girl Scouts, Saranac Lake Young Artists Association, Saranac Lake First Night, Alcoholics Anonymous, Home School groups, and many more.
As our church calendar shows, there is also a wide variety of occasional events and programs from Dances to Turkey Suppers, Rummage Sales to Craft Bazaars, and Pie Sales to Weddings and Memorial Services.
Opportunities for personal participation include: singing with the Choir, being the Lay Reader in worship, teaching Sunday School, , volunteering for short term local or global mission projects, attending spiritual growth events such as the Walk to Emmaus, or joining the Prayer Chain.
In everything we do, we want to keep a focus on the primary task of the church: Making Disciples, Followers of Jesus Christ.
For more information you may contact us via email, write First United Methodist Church, 63 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, or call (518) 891-3473.
United Methodist Church of Saranac Lake, New York http://firstumcsl.org
Last Updated: May 23, 2012 11:37 AM
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