TOP OF THE HILL CHURCH NEWS JANUARY 2021
WATERBURY MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1117 Utica Street, PO Box 747, Oriskany, NY 13424
Sunday Worship ON HOLD UNTIL MARCH 7, 2021
THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE
LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT. Psalm 118:24
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Some of you know me but many others do not. My name is Greg Jenkins and I will be filling the pulpit at Waterbury beginning on March 7, 2021. I am excited to play my part in Waterbury’s future.
As with any new pastor, there will be change. My style of preaching and leadership may be different from what you are used to. It is important to understand, however, that my beliefs are the same even though my approach may differ. I live with the belief that Jesus Christ is Lord and that ALL sins are forgiven for those who ask. Music, laughter, fellowship, service, and above all the worship of our Savior Jesus are keys to my ministry.
It is my prayer that the next chapter in Waterbury’s story be filled with growth in the name of Jesus. I pray that this growth will take the form of community outreach, mission, and caring for and about all of God’s people. Such growth requires a great deal of cooperation, communication, love, and prayer. I believe we can achieve great things if we work together in the Lord’s name.
Feel free to reach out to me to get acquainted. My email is email@example.com (please put Waterbury in the subject line) or you can call me at 315.416.3200.
I look forward to seeing all of you in church as God reveals the plan for our future.
May God Be With You All,
Even though we are not meeting until March, your tithes and offerings are important to ensure that we come back to a healthy and active church. You can send your offering to:
9169 Olin Road
Marcy, NY 13403
New Hope Children’s Home in Arequipa, Peru is this month’s Mission. (Please make your check payable to Waterbury Church.)
Birthdays for January:
2nd – James Pate
3rd – Carl J Graziadei
10th – Doris MacDonnell (substitute organist)
11th – Al Seelman
19th – Laura Bulger
23rd – Ryan Wallace
26th – Christina Graziadei
Anniversary for January:
8th – Irina Popov and Art Durando
The CNY Veterans Outreach Center is collecting discarded Christmas tree lights to benefit their organization and also used cell phones. There will be container inside the back entrance of the church (driveway side) until the end of January. Lights do not have to be in working order. Jeanie Walters has volunteered to deliver the lights.
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF WATERBURY MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH. DETAILS TO FOLLOW IN THE FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
The Presbytery of Utica will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, January 27th at 10am via ZOOM
· Gail Collins, will be pulpit supply on 27th. December 20th is still open.
THANK YOU’S Received
A thank you card from Caleb Smith for his Thanksgiving card.
From Greg Jenkins: Joanna and I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support while we were dealing with my case of COVID-19. It has been a stressful and difficult road. We know that without all of you we would have struggled so much more. You truly are blessings.
A Little History
On January 18, 1898, the “Presbyterian Society of the Village of Oriskany” moved to a new church building on “Piety Hill” dedicated in memory of Henry Waterbury and his wife Mary Stevens Waterbury and donated by their children. Seven years later, June 27, 1905, the society, which had been incorporated on December 27, 1831, officially became the “Waterbury Memorial Presbyterian Church”.
May we all find blessings together in 2021.