Little Utica United Methodist Church
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Posted March 17, 2019

Dear fellow Crossroads District United Methodist Men (UMM) - I want to invite YOU to break out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself a bit to attend the Spring UMM Retreat Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon May 3rd and 4th, featuring Baldwinsville UMC's Pastor Bill Mudge as Guest Preacher!  Yes it involves an overnight at a camp, and yes it involves a 80-100 mile, nearly 2 hour drive from home, BUT it will be SO rewarding!  You will definitely feel ENRICHED for the new experience of sharing and fellowshipping with your UMM peers from across the upstate NY area, and so PLEASE ATTEND!

The descriptive flier is attached.  Registration begins at 4-6PM Friday, and Dinner is at 6PM.  We leave by 2PM Saturday much better men...

If you haven't been before to the United Methodist campsite called Aldersgate are in for a real treat - it is a wonderful place to host our men this Spring!  Come one, come all!   Car pooling opportunities from central NY will be available.  Please contact me for any details - hope to see you there!

Lenten Blessings,

Steve Ranous Vice President, Upper NY Conference UMM;

President, Crossroads District UMM 201 Candee Ave Syracuse, NY 13224 (315) 427-3515

Posted February 17, 2019
We kicked off the new year with our first breakfast meeting at the Bowens Corners church on January 12 with guys attending from each of our member churches including Little Utica, Bowens Corners, Warners and St. Pauls United Methodist churches. Our president, Paul Thompson, led us in another inspiring devotional and we spent the first part of our meeting reflecting on our successes over the last several years.
Many other men’s groups specialize in helping people with home improvements, building decks and landscaping work. We’ve participated in this type of work as well, years ago we helped an elderly veteran with a major yard cleanup, painting and some minor repairs. However, we’re a little unique compared to other groups because fundraising has been our specialty over the last ten years. We’ve raised money to send kids from our churches as well as inner-city churches to Christian camp, helped to send one of our own members to the Holy Land and helped purchase two Disabled American Veteran (DAV) vans. We’ve also adopted the local Cpl. Kyle Schneider Foundation where we send a monthly donation, provide gift cards during holidays for veteran families and we’ve partnered with them on several projects.
For 2019, our plan is to partner with the Schneiders again with an event in October that will include a silent auction, food and live music. We held a similar event in 2016 at the Clay firehouse when we raised money for one of the DAV vans that was dedicated in Kyle Schneider’s name. This event will benefit the Schneider Foundation’s veteran programs as well as the program called “Homes for Our Troops” where homes are built to fit their disabilities and are given to them mortgage free. We expect this year to be another productive one where we focus on caring for and blessing others in our community.
Blessings, - Doug MacEwen
Posted November 10, 2018 
Our monthly breakfast was held at the 2018 Veteran's Expo at the NYS Fairgrounds.  Here are President Paul Thompson, John Cooper and Darren Terpening presenting a donation to Lorie and Rick Schneider.  
Posted October 13, 2018 
Our monthly breakfast was held at Little Utica where President Paul Thompson accepted a check for $700, presented by Margaret Hass, president of the EJ Thomas Cluster of Churches and Elaine Phillips. This donation supports our mission for companion & service dogs for our Veterans through the Cpl. Kyle R. Schneider Foundation.


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