During Sunday's service at the First United Methodist Church of Baldwinsville, Rev. Rhonda Kouterick, Rev. Voigt Archer and Family Ministries Director Jeff Hodge led the congregation in welcoming 17 new members to the church family.
Over the course of a three-month confirmation process led by Karen Joncas, church leaders and mentors guided the 17 confirmands through classes about the history, calendar and scripture of their faith. They also participated in service projects including cleaning up the community for Earth Day and serving meals at the Rescue Mission in Syracuse.
Pictured are (front row from left) Christa Waldecker, Emily Thompson, Emily Doback, Noah Johnson, Jack Kenney, (second row from left) Stephanie Vasteno, Alexandra Vasteno, Rachel Brown, Emily Eastman, Andrew Johanson, (third row from left) Jackson McMahon, Holly McMahon, Katelyn Lindsey, Elisabeth Scheemaker, Chandra Hewitt, (top row from left) Mary Joncas, Director Hodge, Rev. Kouterick and Alan Lindsey.