UPDATE-Merger Exploration with Pine Street United Methodist Church

The Team of 8 and our consultant, Mark Meyer, met on Sunday, April 14 for the afternoon. We made significant progress reporting on various work that had been accomplished since November. These tasks included the Listening Sessions in both churches, activities such as sharing meals and holding Prayer Walks in the neighborhood of each church, talking with Susquehanna Conference staff about needed denominational merger requirements, meeting with an attorney for answers to legal questions and providing questions and answers about each church with the other congregation. We scheduled May 5 following worship as a meeting for each church to look at our plan for merger “Better Together” that the team has worked out and provide an information session. In addition, Faxon-Kenmar Church will hold a Special Church Conference at that time to vote about moving to Phase 2 in the merger process. If the vote is positive, then Sunday, June 2 there will be a Church Conference at both churches to vote on MERGE.

If the vote is positive to merge for both churches, the Final Sunday for worship at Faxon-Kenmar will be on June 30. (No services at Pine St.) And on July 7, 2024, the First Combined Service will be at Pine St.

Men’s Bible study

Men’s Bible study
continues to meet in the Upper Room every other Monday morning at 9:00 am. It’s a great time for MEN to join together in a time of study, reflection, and growth in our faith. ALL men are invited to participate. Here are the dates and the men from the book: They Walked with God by Max Lucado that will lead our discussion and sharing times. Please join us when you are able.

  • Monday, November 6: Mary & Martha
  • Monday, November 20: Mary Magdelene

Come grow with your brothers in Christ as we dig into God’s word!!