Our HEarts are Open
We welcome all who would like to worship and grow in faith and fellowship with us. We go forth into our community to share Christ's love with many who need a sign of hope.
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We're excited to have a new way you can join us for worship. Click here for a live video of our worship services. We broadcast live Sundays at 10AM and for special services throughout the year. The camera and sound should be available approximately 5 minutes before the start of each service.
Due to COVID-19, all visitors to our building must:
A message from our pastor
It’s almost Spring! This weekend also marks one-year since we entered into this “shut down” season of our lives. When we did our first live-streamed worship service on March 15, 2020, none of us ever imagined life would still feel so interrupted. But there is hope. Just as flowers start to pop up out of the cold ground, the vaccine and low infection rate (due to mitigation) gives us the promise of faces starting to also “pop-up” as if out of the cold and into the warm light. The first verse of “Hymn of Promise”, by Natalie Sleeth includes the phrase:
In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,
Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.
Those of us who have been leading worship believe that God continues to lead and direct us into becoming the fully bloomed work of creation God intends for us to be. Sure, we have a long way to go, but we sure have felt our ever-present Lord nudging us, and okay, maybe sometimes dragging us along the journey.
At the most recent joint session and council meeting, your church leaders celebrated how the world seems to be blooming again, and so, they have made the decision to re-open our sanctuary. Not quite fully, but almost.
They, along with us, want you to know that your safety, and the safety of the worship leadership team is our first priority. Your pastors have either been vaccinated fully or await one final shot. And for this we give glory to God! We know that many of you have also been vaccinated and are eager to get back into the swing of things. Go gently with yourselves. In some cases, you once again will be changing your lifestyle, and even though it is one to which you look forward, it can still be a bit stressful.
In consideration of how we will get to the place where we are fully open, we know that for now there will still need to be precautions in place. We have increased the “units” who can occupy the sanctuary to 28. A unit is your household. For quite some time we have been at 16 and have never reached the number. We have room for you! We invite you to come back as you feel comfortable in doing so. At this point, you will not need to pre-register. What you will need to keep in mind is:
When you are ready, we are ready. We look forward to seeing many of you soon. As always, we are just a phone call away.
Blessings and peace,
Virtual Easter Flowers
Now through March 31, Robinson Elmwood United Church and Fairmount Community Church (UCC) are giving the option to have virtual Easter Flowers in memory or in honor of a loved one. Funds raised will be given to the Food Bank of CNY. Simply click the "donate" button below and choose if you are giving virtual flowers in memory or in honor of your loved one. We are suggesting $10.00 per virtual flower.
Lenten Soup Sale
Our weekly soup sale is returning this spring due to popular demand! New flavors of soup each Tuesday from February 23 to March 30. No pre-orders necessary! Just stop by!
Dates: Tuesdays from February 23 to March 30
Sale Times: 11AM - 1PM
Two flavors each week. The soups will rotate through the week!
ROBINSON ELMWOOD UNITED CHURCH
126 South Terry Road, Syracuse, NY 13219
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