Be encouraged by this concert video from Casting Crowns.
Thsi morning's message, based on Hebrews 11, is titled, "Do Christians Get 'Immunity' from Hardships?"
This morning we used a video from all the way back in 1995. The song quality is much higher than the video quality, but it's worth a listen and a watch too.
This morning's message is titled "Lost Ones Are Jesus' Priority", based on Luke 15:1-7.
Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our local businesses and the health protocols and social distancing requirements to hold large events like our run, we have decided NOT to hold our Falling Leaves 5K Run on October 10, 2020. Our race has always been a community event with many local families enjoying the day socializing and partaking of the delicious food and refreshments provided by local businesses and our church family. This type of event would be very difficult, if not impossible, to hold this year. While some races are holding virtual runs, many of these have been rescheduled from Spring and Summer dates to the Fall, which makes for a very crowded race calendar.
While we are very disappointed not to be holding our 5K Run this year, the Falling Leaves 5K Committee of the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church fully expects to return in 2021 with our 5K Run on October 9th.
BSUMC greatly appreciates the generous support of Ballston Spa's wonderful local businesses. We hope we can again count on your support next year so that we can continue donations to worthy local charities, which to date, have amounted to over $54,000.
We wish the best of health and economic prosperity to local businesses and their families throughout this year and in the future.
Below is a list of our race sponsors and after-race giveaway contributors from 2019. Please support them whenever you can.
D.A. Collins Companies (including Jointa Galusha, LLC and Pallette Stone)
Oak Leaf Cluster Sponsors
LaMarco Physical Therapy, P.C.
Saratoga Organic & Hydroponic Supply
Edward Jones Investments (Ballston Spa and Saratoga Springs Offices)
Rainbow International Restoration
Maple Leaf Sponsors
Armer Funeral Home -- Ballston Carpet & Tile -- Ballston Spa National Bank
Pizza Works -- E. Stewart Jones Hacker & Murphy Law Firm, LLP
Recovery Sports Grill -- Coldwell Banker Prime Properties, Joyce Garlock
Elm Leaf Cluster Sponsors
Agway of Ballston Spa -- Alexander Blueline -- Allerdice Building Supply
Augie’s Family Style Italian Restaurant -- Baker’s Auto Service Center
Ballston Spa Country Club -- Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic -- Front Street Deli
Harold R. Clune Electric -- The Iron Roost -- Malta Animal Hospital
Mangino Chevrolet Buick GMC -- Mayfair Jewelers -- O'Brien's Pharmacy
Next Door Kitchen & Bar -- RuthCaswell.Arbonne.com -- T-Shirt Graphics
Businesses Providing Gift Certificates for the Runners:
A Bead Just So ~ Anna’s Flowers ~ Ballston Spa Country Club ~ Beverly’s Eatery ~ Biscossi’s Pizza Time Restaurant ~ Briarwood Florist ~ Curtis Lumber
Corina’s Jewelry & Fine Crafts ~ Daisy Dry Goods Antiques and Gifts ~
Dehn’s Flowers ~ Double M Haunted Hayride ~
Dunning Street Station Bar & Grill ~
Fleet Feet-Malta ~ Galway Golf Club ~ Gore Mountain ~
Inspirational Touch Massage Therapy
Art Work by Kimberly (Kilaarts) ~ Lakeridge Restaurant ~ Mom & Pops Diner
MyGym ~ Nomad Coffee & Crepes ~ Pizza Etc. ~ Pizza Works
Ribbon Café ~ Route 50 Diner ~ RuthCaswell.Arbonne.com ~
Sanders Meat Market ~Sunset Grill ~ Target
Straight Edge Barbershop ~ 13 North Restaurant ~ Total Care Center
the Village Barber ~ Whitehouse Restaurant
Stewart’s Shops provided bagels and Price Chopper/Market 32 and Target provided water, fruit, other refreshments and paper products.
5K Race Committee: Gary Wilson, Lynne Blake, Stan Lockwood, Betsy Sillars and Alaina Greco
The latest Ministry Matters news & notes for the congregation, dated August 16, can be found by clicking here.
Thanks to Linda Sheeran for maintaining the church sign and the flowerbeds, and sharing these pictures.
The sermon title is "The Core Four for a Thriving Church", based on Acts 2.
The text of today's Scripture reading can be found here. The video should be posted this evening.
Here's the recording of the sermon from August 9, titled "Let's Live Questionable Lives". The Scripture is Colossians 4:2-6, plus selections from Colossians 2, in The Message version.