Community Outreach

Reaching out with the Outreach Team is fun and rewarding! We are dedicated to the kids and their families in the North Syracuse School District. Some things that we do are---monthly meals at CanTeen and in Mattydale, school supply collection and coat drives, sponsor families at Christmas, helping kids and their families as the need arises. We are so much fun that even husbands work on their 'honey do' lists. Join us for the fun too!

Adopt A Family


Do you have the means to provide groceries and/or gifts to a local family in need this Christmas season?  Just tell us how big a family you can afford and we'll match you up, provide sizes and suggestions, help with wrapping if needed and arrange delivery.  Some of last year's requests were as simple as socks, underwear and pj's for the kids.  Maybe you have a club, scout group, family members or co-workers who would like to work together on this.  Please contact Diane Ilacqua through the church office to sign up.

Community Meals in Mattydale

In conjunction with the Path of Life Mission Center and the Brewerton United Methodist Church our CUMC Community Outreach Committee coordinates a monthly free community meal at the Salina Civic Center in Mattydale on the last Thursday of every month.  The number of people attending has gone from 40 to 80 with a record being set in August of 100+ people!  Donations of food and volunteers are always needed.  Please call Diane Ilacqua or Cindy Manzi through the church office for more information.

Canteen Teen Center


The Community Outreach Committee provides dinner for CNS students at the Canteen Teen Center on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  Please contact Lori Janisch or Ann Torrey through the church office if you would like to donate food or help serve.

Be The Church

BE THE CHURCH 2015 - The date for this annual event will be announced soon.  Please see below for information and photos from our previous years' activities.

Over 150 volunteers participated in the Cicero United Methodist Church's Change the World - Be the Church Sunday on May 20.  The day started with inspirational messages and music from Pastor Jack Keating, Rev. Everett Bassett and the God's Country Ramblers band before breaking into groups and going out into the community to do God's work through 22 different projects.  Some projects were conducted at the church.  Activities were planned for all ages and childcare was provided for very young children.  The groups returned to the church early afternoon to share stories and a special picnic lunch.  This is an annual event for Methodist Churches across the country.

Projects included:


Build an Accessibility Ramp
Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up
Shut-In Visits
North Syracuse Library Project
Malta Manor Worship Service with  God's Country Ramblers
Military Appreciation (Notes and cards)
Cards for Meals on Wheels Recipients
Lap Robes for Van Duyn Home
Sunnyside Nursing Home Visit and Music
Church Family Household Assistance
Bottle Drive for Uganda
Care Committee Dinners
Cicero Senior Center Landscaping
Brown Memorial Church Handyman Projects
Cicero Fire Department Appreciation - Cookies and Cards
NAVAC- Yard work
Kids' Projects at Church
Lunch Crew for returning workers
Little Libraries - Sort books and attach bookplates
Hat & Mitten Garden - Plant pumpkins and gourds to sell in the fall to buy hats & mittens for local school children
Blizzard Bags
Loni Broton Benefit


Opening Worship Service


Ramp Project

Preparing Lunch

Leadership Team

Shirt of the Day





Building Ramps

Cicero UMC builds handicap access ramps for those who need one.  The ramps are designed to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and there is no charge for labor.  Materials are provided at cost.

Anyone who needs a ramp is encouraged to contact Lee Mount, 315-668-7175 or the church office.  Plans and an estimate of cost will be provided based on a site visit.

Read more: Building Ramps