Little Utica United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Men in Focus
2012 Men of the Year
Click on the names above to view the write up that was presented at their churches
Posted September 30, 2012
I was honored to present Don Day with our 2012 Man of the Year award at Little Utica. Many from his family and several friends were there to share in this big day. Please read the write up by clicking on Don's name above.
Posted October 10, 2012
Tom House, of Warners UMC, presented the 2012 UMM Man of the Year award to the family of John Resseguie, Sr., who passed away earlier this year. John proudly served his church and community for years and the award was well-deserved. It was an honor to know him. Below are pictures of Tom reading and presenting the award.
Tom House and his team returned from Haiti on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 very tired but feeling very fulfilled after a week of work helping to rebuild the stricken country. The conditions there are much-improved since his last visit. Water wells have sprung up all over (much credit to folks like Doug Wolford who went there recently too). The rubble that was piled in the streets is gone, heavy equipment is now there and the tent villages are now gone. Tom described a new kind of block being used for building that is made of foam and rebar and is filled with concrete. There were 8-10 skilled locals who were hired each day. There is a 40 person choir from Haiti that is traveling to Ohio soon. Tom is hoping they can come our way. There were 180 in attendance at the church, with people spilling outside. All of them walk to church, sometimes great distances and are very well dressed.
2011 Men of The Year
“Glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good.” Romans 2:10
Click on Gerald's or Russell's name above to view the write up that was presented at their churches during Father's Day 2011
Veteran's Sunday Honors
The UM Men in Warners and Little Utica churches each honored a veteran on Veteran's Sunday, November 13, 2011. Jim Barber from Little Utica was recognized for his service in Korea, driving his tank (aptly) named "Blockhead." Ralph Sims from Warners was recognized for his service in World War II, as a member of the 507 Parachute Regiment as a Navigator (see picture below). Click on their names below to read the letters telling of their accomplishments. A big thank you to both men for your service!
Strength of Service to God and Country
On September 11, 2011, the UMM in Warners and Little Utica churches presented Strength of Service to God and Country Awards to two of their members. Warners presented their award to David Walker (see picture below). Little Utica presented their award to Steven Weller, Lt Colonel, Retired, who served in Operation Desert Storm and in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom. We are so proud and grateful for the sacrifice of our veterans.
Tropical Storm Lee - A Mission to Owego NY
Click on the link below to read a letter from Tom House, EJ Thomas UMM member and member of Warners UMC. Tom joined Neil Daley, also from Warners, Bob Mueller from Marcellus UMC, along with Sylvia and Marvin Reimer of Watertown UMC on a mission trip to help clean out Owego UMC. The area was devastated by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee in early September 2011.