Potsdam United Methodist Church
Where we let Jesus shine! Where we invite, love and nurture ALL!
Sunday Worship
11:00am Service
12:00pm Fellowship
Pastor Rev. Brooke Newell
Secretary Betsy Baker


The full-color Summer Camp 2018 brochure has arrived. See a copy of the brochure on the piano in Fellowship for information on camping at Aldersgate and other locations in our Conference. You may help sponsor a camper; make checks payable to Potsdam UMC and write "Summer Camp" in the memo line

The Sunday School spring mission project is UMCOR Hygiene Kits. Please see the flyer on the bulletin board in fellowship hall or check the March edition of The Trumpeter for items needed. You do not need to donate an entire kit, though you can if you wish. The Sunday School will assemble the kits and pack them in plastic bags on May 6. We would like to have all donations for the kits brought in by April 22.

Sewing Sisters are collecting new underwear and socks for all ages....men, women, boys and girls.....to send to Appalachia via Watertown FUMC. This church is doing a work group at Red Bird Mission the week of April 22. Sewing Sisters are sewing items plus collecting clean, gently used items for all ages and the underwear/socks.

We encourage donations to the "Cathy Frick Scholarship Fund", established by John and Christine Bruce to give graduating seniors a monetary award. (Please make checks payable to Potsdam UMC and write "Frick Scholarship" in the memo line.)

In response to requests that our newsletter, The Trumpeter, be available by the first of the month, we have established a new deadline for news, information and photos to be submitted to the church office. Starting in November, the deadline will be the 20th of the month. (Hence, the deadline for the December 2017 newsletter will be Nov. 20.)

Nursery Care is available immediately following announcements, for infants through kindergarten age.

The Upper New York Conference announces "Growing with God," an eight-session program designed to offer participants a deeper relationship with God. Each session is $45. Dates are Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12, from 10 am to 3 pm, lunch included. Locations are Liverpool UMC, Rush UMC or Saratoga UMC. Copies of the registration form are on the piano in Fellowship Hall. For more information call Nancy Dibelius, 518-369-9147.

Upper Rooms (including large print) are available in the narthex. If possible, leave a dollar to help defray expenses, but please don't let lack of a dollar keep you from taking a copy of the magazine.

In the event of a weather-related or other emergency worship service cancellation, please find information on TV Channel 7 or 5, radio stations 99.3 or NCPR or the church's Facebook page.

Prayer Box: There is a confidential prayer box in the prayer room at the back of the sanctuary. You may leave your prayers anonymously if you like.

The church office is open from 9 am to noon Mondays, and 9 am to 1 pm Tuesdays through Thursdays. The office will be closed on Fridays.

Reminder Bulletins for the upcoming Sunday are prepared, printed, and copied on THURSDAY MORNING. Please have items for the bulletin in the church office by WEDNESDAY at the latest

Sunday School workers needed; Chancel Choir and Men's Choir members needed

The list of greeters, welcome booth hosts, and fellowship time hosts is on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. The sound team sign-up sheet is on the same bulletin board. We welcome new recruits in all these areas of ministry. Please call the church office at 265-7474. You can also view greeter, fellowship and welcome booth hosts schedule below in Other Calendars

Other Calendars

Leadership and service schedules