Frequently Asked Questions

Finding the correct answer to questions you may have about Vestal UMC can be time-consuming. Here are answers to some common questions, however, our church office is your best source of information.  Please feel free to call or email Linda and Lana at any time with questions.  You can reach them at (607) 785-3367 or at office@vestalunitedmethodist.org.

 

How can I add my name to the mailing list or change my contact information?

A:  Our mailings are sent to one unified mailing list. To submit or correct your address and telephone number or to make certain you receive everything, please contact our office at office@vestalunitedmethodist.org or (607) 785-3367

 

How do I communicate with the church?

A: Our offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (8:30 – Noon during the summer). For other times, please call for an appointment.

Staff members have boxes in the office where you may leave information.

 

Should I call the church about pastoral concerns such as a birth, a death, someone in the hospital or other personal needs?

A: YES. We want to know so we can respond as soon as possible. Call the church office at (607) 785-3367 to speak with a pastor, request a visit or have someone added to our prayer list.

 

How do I publicize something within the church?

A: To submit something for publication in church media, please send it to our Director of Marketing at dirmktpub@vestalunitedmethodist.org. Submissions for the weekly bulletin or Website are due by Noon on Wednesdays.  For a list of deadline dates for our church newsletter, The Evangel please visit our Newsletter page.

 

How do I get information concerning my pledge or other financial inforamtion?

A: Please contact the church at (607) 785-3367

 

If I lose something while at church, is there a “Lost and Found”?

A: Please check with the church office.

 

How do I schedule a meeting room or an event at the church?

A: All meetings are scheduled through the office at the church. Please make reservations in advance so that custodial support, heating and cooling, and other needs may be scheduled.

 

If I want to be married at Vestal UMC, what do I need to do?

A: You can call our office and speak with Linda or Lana.  They will handle all of the arrangements and give you information concerning church policies. If you want one of our pastors to officiate, they will contact him or her and set up a time for you to meet before you set a date and reserve the Sanctuary.

 

Where is the church library, and when is it available?

A: Our library is located one floor above the Narthex.  Except for meeting times, the library is available to you during church office hours.

 

What if I want to complain, offer a suggestion, or learn more about what goes on at my church?

A: First, you can talk to the specific staff person who works in your area of interest. See the staff page to determine the most appropriate member.  Second, you may contact your co-lay leader Barry Biddle.

  • Our Church Council and Coordinating Team members deal with the general planning and policy making at Vestal UMC. Contact our Church Council Chair David Hanson for more information.
  • The Finance Committee manages the church finances and stewardship programs. Contact Committee Co-Chairs Mike Fosbury or Terry Huebner for more information.
  • The Staff-Parish Relations Committee sets policy and hears concerns relating to all pastors and staff. Contact Committee Chair John Vallenga at jvellenga@stny.rr.com or at (607) 372-8480 for more information.
  • The Board of Trustees oversees our facilities. Contact Trustees Chair Don Wenzinger for more information.

I am responsible for planning the programs for my group. Can someone help me with this?

A: Certainly! There are many excellent resource materials and speakers available. It is best to plan well in advance, since some materials may need to be ordered and many speakers have full schedules.

 

What should I wear to Vestal UMC?

A. You will find that most attendees will have on business wear or similar clothing.  However, we welcome all styles that are tastefully worn.

 

Contact Us

Vestal UMC

328 Main Street

Vestal, NY 13850

 

Phone: (607) 785-3367

Fax: (607) 264-2025

 

Email Us

Office Hours

Monday – Friday

8:30 am to Noon and

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

Summer Hours

8:30 am to Noon

Services

Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 am

Sunday School at 9:45 am

 

Summer Worship at 9:30 am

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