For a number of years we have partnered with the local school district in various efforts. One of these partnerships has supported initiatives in the schools such as trips, raising trout, and after school enrichment programs. Another has supported reading by providing money for books for the schools’ libraries. A third partnership has gone to aid personal needs of the students such as backpacks of school supplies in the fall, and giving to the school nurses’ need fund.
Boy Scouts, Troop 9
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts meet at the church on Tuesday nights 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm during the school year. A Boy Scout Troop has been part of our church for more than 100 years. Rick
Rotondi is the Scoutmaster. Early February features Scout Sunday. The Scouts play a major role in leading worship that day.
“Persons Interested in Parkinson’s Services,” or the PIPS, are the church’s cheerleaders rooting for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. The team has raised money with some very entertaining fundraisers and by collecting pledges for the one-mile Walk held each September around the campus of the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford, NY to aid Parkinson’s services there. God bless those fighting this crippling disease.
Blessing of the Bikers
Usually the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend in May, we gather at the Ilion Marina, and share our hospitality with motorcyclists from our community and area. This time also features reading of Scripture and a prayer.
The Robert O. Humphrey Memorial Organ was dedicated in 2006. The Organ Committee continues to work together to try to provide organ concerts twice annually, which are open and free to the public and feature professional organists from around the country. The committee welcomes anyone who is interested in providing our communities with the opportunity to experience the artistry of world-renowned musicians.
The “Free Lunch Program” came to life in April of 2009. The Primary purpose was to get our church members and friends together twice a week to share with each other our joys, concerns, health and well-being. It is also a time to serve each other in our religious mission work.. Since its inception, the program has grown to include friends in our local communities. Our meals are provided at no cost to the recipients, and are available for eating in, taking out, or delivery by our volunteers. Our Lunch Bunch meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM.