New Paltz United Methodist Church
1 Grove St, New Paltz, NY 12561 — (845) 255-5210 — Pastor Bette Johnson Sohm
We have been blessed to have two Eagle Scout Project Proposals this year. The first was Alec Rappleyea’s Proposal to build and donate and ERT Trailer to be used in times of disasters. Alec held a Pancake Breakfast Fund Raiser as a kick-off to begin his project. On January 11, 2015, we held a dedication service to receive the ERT trailer he built. Thank you to...Read More
We open our doors to you and offer you an opportunity for the warmth of christian fellowship, the inspiration of worship, and the peace of God’s presence. If you are visiting New Paltz, we would love to have you come and join us this Sunday morning. If you are looking for a church home, we hope you will consider us. Our pastor, Bette Sohm would like to meet you,...Read More
Musical Director Lee H. Pritchard The Chancel Choir sings at the 10:45 AM Service. Rehearsal begins at 9:30 AM Sunday morning between the two services. New members always welcome. If you play a musical instrument, and would be interested in sharing your gift, please contact us and tell us more....Read More
Spend an hour with us
in song and prayers and meditation
and scripture and silence
come in silence leave in silence
Bette and Lee will guide you
Members and Friends:
An unnamed couple from our church has offered to match up to $5000 in donations and commitments to fund the Parsonage Renovation in the kitchen!!!!
This is truly a Godsend. It is certainly God’s Hand at work in our church.
Join together with others to make this project a success. Offer your gifts and pledges throughout May and June.
Will You Take the Challenge???
Members and Friends,
I greet you in the spirit of renewal as we move together into a long awaited spring and summer season. It has been a long time coming, and it has not yet made the appearance we hope to see. In this same spirit of anticipation and slow starts, the Pastor/Parish Relations Committee, ( PPR), as well as the Trustees, are bringing to your attention a project that is long overdue and in need of action. The parsonage kitchen is in need of nurturance, just as our spring gardens need to be tended and brought to bloom.
To remind you, a kitchen update was identified on the Trustee’s priority list as we embarked on a Miracle Sunday campaign to address various large, structural projects in our church. We successfully funded many. Several have been completed; others are in process. But the funds raised permitted only several projects to be done. The Parsonage Kitchen was “next on the list”. But without funds it remained undone.
If you recall the photos displayed as part of the Miracle Sunday campaign, kitchen cabinets, drawers, and countertops are in disrepair. The layout is problematic. In general, the kitchen has been in rough condition for many, many years, and sadly, it has always been “next on the list”. We cannot afford to ignore it anymore.
But there is a very joyful, exciting aspect to this project. Our beloved friend and devoted church member, Carleton Mabee, has provided $10,000 toward this project, given to the church following his death in December and earmarked for this very project.
The Trustees have gathered cost information and will update this as needed, with a projected cost of about $25,000. We are almost half way there! Thank you Carlton!
PPR, Trustees and the Administrative Council have agreed that this project must go forth. We have targeted May and June as months that we hope to collect funds. We will also accept pledges. If we should receive funds beyond the cost of the project, Trustees will put it in a Parsonage maintenance fund for ongoing use. You may contact Trustees or PPR members for further information.
It is important to acknowledge that as members of the New Paltz United Methodist Church, all of us “own a piece” of this Parsonage. It is one of our assets, and we need to be responsible custodians of it. It has served us well for over 60 years, and it will serve future pastors and their families well if we do our part,
Please mark donations and pledges in the next weeks, so that we can follow a path that Carleton Mabee has begun for us.
We thank you for your participation.
Yours in Christ,
PPR Chair, Scott Costley
PPR Member, Jane Ruback
PPR Member, Carol Roper
Trustee Member, Daniel RubackRead more