Little Utica United Methodist Church
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Here are pictures from the DAV Van Dedication held at the 2017 Veterans Expo at the NYS Fairgrounds.  The van was dedicated in memory of Cpl Kyle R. Schneider.

Posted October 27, 2016
Great news to share!  We reached our goal of raising $16,000 for a new full-size Ford van which will be donated to the DAV!  
Our big DAV Van fundraising event sponsored by the EJ Thomas United Methodist Men and The Corporal Kyle R. Schneider Foundation was held on Saturday, October 15 at Clay Fire Station #1 and was a huge success!   
We are so grateful to Clay Fire Station #1 for providing this perfect venue.  Of course this event would not have been possible without Lori and RIck Schneider and all of their volunteers.  A big thank you to Kate and Mikhail from Time Warner Cable as well, who volunteered their time to help wherever needed.
The fire station was hopping all afternoon with music from Skip Murphy & The Merry Pranksters and Big D and Friends.  A big thank you to these talented musicians who added so much to the event (not to mention their very generous donation!)  
A large percentage of the money was raised through our Guest Table Sponsors and through the love offering held at the door.  We are very grateful for the support of so many who help to extend the mission and ministry of our organization. See below for the full list of generous individuals and organizations.  
The Silent Auction was also a huge success with a lot of great items to bid on.  The items were all generously donated by individuals, local businesses and organizations eager to help in any way they could and we are so very grateful.  
There was plenty of good food available for sale along with bake sale items, all of which helped generate a great deal of money toward our goal.  Many thanks to those who baked, cooked and served throughout the afternoon.
We will be so proud to dedicate the van to the memory of Kyle Schneider.  Once the van is delivered, it will be wrapped with the following:
“The E.J. Thomas Cluster United Methodist Men Transport our Veterans Dedicated in memory of Cpl. Kyle Schneider.”
There are several kind benefactors who provide us with the ability to reach out to those in need including our youth, the elderly and our beloved veterans who served our country along with others who we have supported over the years.

Below is a list of names who have given so generously in support of our Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Van Fund and Auction Table Sponsors.

Eleanor Thomas

E.J. Thomas Cluster of Churches

Bowens Corners UMC

Dr. Bruce and Mary Widger

Rebecca Melick

Warners UMC

Ed and Lea Windhausen

Ms. Faye Besaw

Tom & Kathy House

Paul Thompson

Minnie L Jordan and Lisa M Doolittle

Marcellus United Methodist Church

Steve & Sue Ranous

Cpl. Kyle Schneider Foundation

Rick & Lori Schneider

Donald & Sylvia Day

Clay Fire House #1

Paladino’s Pizza of Cicero

Skip Murphy & The Merry Pranksters


Saint Paul’s UMC

DK Manufacturing

Swimm Landscaping

Doug and Caroline MacEwen

Carole Ozark

Alice Fairbank

Gerry Snow

Nancy Hagadorn

Linda and Ray Honicker



None of the things we take for granted would be possible without our veterans who keep us free and safe.  They and their families deserve all of our thanks and appreciation for their sacrifices.  

The DAV Transportation Network delivers tens of thousands of veterans each year to and from appointments at the Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center and community clinics. The network requires at least 300 volunteer drivers and over 700,000 miles per year to ferry veterans who live in 13 Central New York counties to the hospital and clinics.
Paul Thompson, Don Day and all the Men from EJ Thomas UMM



Our Mission
United Methodist Men shall be a creative, supportive
fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ,
to grow spiritually, and to seek daily His will.
Our Purpose
To declare the centrality of Christ in our lives of men and in all their relationships