Adult Ministries

Our Mission is to connect all people to God, and to one another, through experiences that invite, transform, and serve with the love of Jesus Christ.

Summer Book Club

The Summer Book Club is an ongoing group that anyone can join at any time.  Feel free to pop in and out, as your schedule or interest dictates.
To get a book or audio cd, contact Michelle or 607-280-9882.

Gathering times are determined by the participants.
Contact Michelle or check the church calendar for meeting times.
If anyone is interested in group ordering of the book let me know!

The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America by Mohammed Al Samawi

From Amazon:
-Paperback – 17.99
-Audio CD – 20.07
-Kindle – 11.99

A gripping account of terror and escape.”  — New York Times Book Review

See what happens when a thoroughly modern woman wrestles with difficult passages of scripture that portray misogyny and violence against women.  With just the right mixture of humor and insight, compassion and incredulity, A Year of Biblical Womanhood is an exercise in scriptural exploration and spiritual contemplation. What does God truly expect of women, and is there really a prescription for biblical womanhood? Come along with Evans as she looks for answers in the rich heritage of biblical heroines, models of grace, and all-around women of valor.

The Fox Hunt tells one young man’s unforgettable story of his harrowing escape from Yemen’s brutal civial war with the help of a daring plan engineered on social media by a small group of interfaith activists in the West.


Born in the Old City of Sana’a, Yemen, to a pair of middle-class doctors, Mohammed Al Samawi was a devout Muslim raised to think of Christians and Jews as his enemy. But when Mohammed was twenty-three, he secretly received a copy of the Bible, and what he read cast doubt on everything he’d previously believed. After connecting with Jews and Christians on social media, and at various international interfaith conferences, Mohammed became an activist, making it his mission to promote dialogue and cooperation in Yemen.

Then came the death threats: first on Facebook, then through terrifying anonymous phone calls. To protect himself and his family, Mohammed fled to the southern port city of Aden. He had no way of knowing that Aden was about to become the heart of a north-south civil war, and the battleground for a well-funded proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. As gunfire and grenades exploded throughout the city, Mohammed hid in the bathroom of his apartment and desperately appealed to his contacts on Facebook.

Miraculously, a handful of people he barely knew responded. Over thirteen days, four ordinary young people with zero experience in diplomacy or military exfiltration worked across six technology platforms and ten time zones to save this innocent young man trapped between deadly forces— rebel fighters from the north and Al Qaeda operatives from the south.

The story of an improbable escape as riveting as the best page-turning thrillers, The Fox Hunt reminds us that goodness and decency can triumph in the darkest circumstances.

Interfaith Community Dinners

Friends and Neighbors,
World Peace begins in your own back yard.
The Interfaith Community of the greater Lansing-Ithaca area,
and local Community Members, invite you to the following events!
August Interfaith Community Dish-to-Pass
Thursday, August 29th , 6-8pm
hosted by: St. Catherine of Siena Church
309 Siena Drive, Ithaca, NY  14850
September Interfaith Community Dish-to-Pass
Thursday, September 26th, 6-8pm
hosted by: Lansing United Methodist Church
32 Brickyard Road, Lansing, NY 14882

Please bring a vegetarian dish-to-pass and an open heart to meet new friends. No time to cook? Please be our guest!

These monthly Interfaith Community dinners are a result of
collaboration among Lansing United Methodist Church, Al
Huda Islamic Center, Congregation Tikkun v’Or, Ithaca Reform
Temple, & members of the Lansing community.

YOU can make a difference. Share this invitation & bring a friend!