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The Women's ministry has two fellowship groups that meet monthly.
There are also additional opportunities for women to come together
for retreats and special events throughout the year. Each provide
wonderful opportunities to get to know other women of the church.
Hickory/Willow This UMW group caters to the older women of our church. We meet the 1st Wednesday of the month at 12:30 for fellowship and a program. Bring a bag lunch and join us at our next meeting. If you have any questions, contact Loretta Knobel at 451-1168.
Olivebranch This fellowship group caters to all women in the church. We come together for fellowship, dinner and a program. We meet on the 4th Monday of each month, Programs themes are varied through out the year. We begin at 5:30 for fellowship, at 6:00 we join together for dinner followed by the night's program. The upcoming programs are listed below. There is a $5 fee for the dinner and you must pre-register for dinner by calling the church office at 315-457-5180.
Olivebranch Programs 2017
All women are invited to attend Olivebranch programs held once a month on Monday evenings. Appetizers are served 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. A light meal is catered or an occasional potluck from 6 - 7 p.m. with program following from 7:10-8:10 p.m. Cost is $5 on nights that the meal is catered. Make dinner reservations by contacting the church secretary at 315-457-5180 or by email at kate. firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 a.m. on the Friday before each Monday’s program. Those who cannot make it for the dinner may still attend the programs, which begin at 7:10 p.m.
Keeping Our Elders Safe
Interfaith Works and Vera House are working to raise community awareness about the safety of our elders, and in particular about elder abuse. Mary Anne Corasanti, an Outreach Worker, and Jenny Hicks, Director of the Elder Justice Program of Vera House, will describe issues related to the prevalence of this under recognized and increasing issue. They will discuss how to distinguish the subtle signs of elder abuse and share strategies and community resources to deal with the problem.
Bloom for Spring
Pat Murray, a Mary Kay Consultant, shares tips and techniques for cleaning and nurturing your skin, as well as applying makeup. Interested in a quick routine for every day? Learn how and where to apply products for a long lasting and polished look. Pat will demonstrate on 2-3 models from the group. Everyone will have a chance to apply blush and eye shadow if they desire.
60 Years A Pen Pal
In 1956, a girl named Yuki, in far away Okayama, Japan, began corresponding with a girl named Mary in Athens, GA, USA. With the exception of about 15 years when the correspondence lagged, Yuki and Mary have communicated on a yearly basis. In April of 2016, they met in person for the first time in Okayama, Japan. Mary Roberts-Bailey will share highlights of this visit with the Women's group. Mary is a former social worker, attorney, and law school administrator. She is a member of Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church in DeWitt and volunteers at InterFaith Works.
Women Dine Out
Enjoy dinner out. Venue to be selected.
Women's Winter Painting Event
Women's Winter Retreat - Sweet Life Cafe
An understanding mind gains knowledge;
the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
6:30 am - Ecumenical Men's Bible Study at Denny's at 201 Lawrence Road, North Syracuse
2:00 pm - Lenten Study on prayer. LFUMC Conference room. lead by Pastor Brian Homan.
The video series Drive Thru History–The Gospels meets both afternoon & evening on Wednesdays. You’ve never seen the gospels until you’ve driven through them with David Stotts! LFUMC - Downstairs Gathering Room
Join any Wednesday, no sign-up needed.
11:30 am Join us in the Gathering Room downstairs. Feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy during this hour long experience.
6:30 pm Dessert and coffee (or tea) is provided during this hour experience. *During Lent, the program will run only a half hour allowing participants the opportunity to attend Lent services at 7pm. the hour program will resume on April 26th.
9:30 am - Women's Bible Study - at LFUMC - Memorial Lounge. For questions regarding this study, please contact Rosanne McDougall at email@example.com
Welcome to Discovery Zone!
Discovery Zone, is the children and youth area of our church which is located downstairs and can be reached by either stairs or elevators located at both the front and back entrances.
SUNDAYS IN DISCOVERY ZONE
Sunday School & Nursery Care
Infants through 12th grade
Our nursery is staffed during both the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services for children up to 36 months old. We have a separate area for tummy time and crawlers to play!
An Infant-Nursing Mother’s room is available for use as needed. Parents can soothe their infants and still watch service. The room is located downstairs near the Gathering room directly next to the elevator. The room offers rocking chairs, a changing table, dim lighting, and a TV quietly broadcasting the service live.
3-year-olds have a transition class which gently transitions them from a nursery setting into a classroom setting by incorporating playtime with Bible story lessons from the Deep Blue Curriculum.
Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade classrooms are each working with the Deep Blue Curriculum. Their class time will be filled with singing, bible lessons, and fun learning activities. With exception of the first Sunday of the month, these children will attend Children's Moment in the Sanctuary with their class, then return back to their classrooms
7th – 12th Grade students follow the same Deep Blue curriculum outline with more in depth lessons and discussion as they discover how relevant the bible is to their current lives as they continue to grow their relationships with Christ.
Parents are welcome to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Gathering Room. The Gathering room is located in the center of the Sunday School classrooms!
Safety of our children is a top priority
For the safety of all children, we use an ID system for all children from infant to 6th grade. Parents/guardians receive an ID tag to be used to pick up their children at the end of Sunday School. Safe Sanctuary policies are followed.
All children are required to have an adult complete a registration form on their behalf. This forms allows us to know who is responsible for picking up the child and provides a contact number in case you are needed during service time.
In the unlikely event of an emergency where the church is evacuated, the pick-up zone for children is the sidewalk behind the very back parking lot (Hazel Street) Children will remain with their Leaders until checked-out.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN DISCOVERY ZONE
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Grades 1st – 6th
DELTA stands for
Disciples Equipped for Life Transformation and Action
DELTA helps to assist the churched and unchurched children:
- enter into a personal relationship with Jesus and develop confidence in using the bible to gain knowledge about God's will and apply it to life to form strong healthy relationships.
- grow in all aspects of their life - physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual.
During our Wednesday Night DELTA program, students in grades 1st through 6th join together to have fun learning relevant scriptures, new skills, new games, to make new friends, all while earning awards and having fun.
DELTA students and their family are welcome to join us at 6pm for a light dinner before DELTA meets. If you like being a dish to share.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Mega Sports Camp - Conquer the Day!
July 10-14, 2017
6:00 - 8:30
Mega Sports Camp returns with a new theme, Conquer The Day! Conquer The Day shows kids how to be superheroes through the choices they make every day in sports and in life. Through both sports stories and Bible stories about David, kids will discover how to practice with purpose, listen to leaders, remember to recharge, compete with courage, and skip the shortcuts. Fun music, MEGA mascot, sports training, and relationship-building small groups round out a great way to introduce kids to a God who loves them.
Dinner will be served at 5:30 for VBS campers and their family.
We are excited to offer Mega Sports Camp again this year and look forward to seeing returning friends and meeting new ones as we come together to Conquer The Day! Don't miss out...save the date, registrations start in May!
A Confirmation Experience for youth ages 12 to 16 is currently running through early spring. Confirmation is a time when young adults explore what they have been taught at home and church about being a Christian. Through a process involving reading, discussion and hands on experiences, the teens will be given the opportunity to define what and why they believe. Confirmation Sunday will be April 2nd.
& COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Through generous donations and ongoing fundraising, Liverpool First United Methodist Church offers opportunities for our members to apply for assistance towards summer camp and apply for college scholarships.
Application deadlines, eligibility criteria and guidelines are posted each spring.
Applications for Sophie Graze scholarships are available!
Sophie Graze Scholarships are open to active members of the Liverpool First United Methodist Church who wish to advance their education beyond high school. Eligibility criteria and applications are available in the main church office or call 315-457-5180 to have one mailed to you.
Deadline for application is May 17th.
WELCOME TO CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES
For more information regarding our Children's Ministry, contact the Director of Education & Family Ministries,
Karen Gloyd at (315) 457-5180
Our Music Ministry has one goal:
To glorify God through music
that praises God and uplifts the Word of God.
At Liverpool First United Methodist Church
we offer many opportunities for you to use your
musical gifts to glorify God in our Music Ministry
Chancel Choir - Led by Nancy B. James
(senior high through adult)
The Chancel Choir is open to Senior High and adults. We sing during the 9:30 and 11:00am worship services (we leave half way through the 11:00am service). Our rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:00 -8:30pm and Sunday mornings at 9:00am
Wesley Bell Ringers - Led by Becky Dunstone.
(senior high through adult)
The Wesley Bell Ringers is open to Senior High and adults. We play once a month at both services. We rehearse on Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm
Alleluia Choir - Led by Kathy Nortman.
The Alleluia Choir welcomes the singing talents of our Junior and Senior High students. We sing once an month during the 9:30 & 11:00am worship services. Our rehearsals are on Sundays at 12:30pm
Spirit Singers - Led by Alison Mapes.
The Spirit singers is open to children in pre-K through 5th grade. We perform four to five times a year during worship service. We also perform at the Christmas Eve Family Service. Our rehearsals are on Sundays at 10:40am in the chapel.
For questions about our Music Ministry, please call the church at 315-457-5180
and leave a message for Nancy James.
If you have questions about a specific music program
please contact the church office and leave a message for the leader.
We are excited that you are considering a visit to Liverpool First United Methodist Church!
We understand visiting a new church for the first time can feel a bit overwhelming.
In order to help you feel more comfortable we have answered some of the more frequently asked questions for you. If you find that you still have questions, call us at 315-457-5180 and we will be happy to answer them!
We hope you enjoy your time worshiping with us!
- Large print bulletins, sound enhancement devices, foot stools and children's quiet activity bags are available in the sanctuary.
- Elevators to all levels are located at the back doors and located near the front doors of the church building.
- A level entrance to the sanctuary is located through the front doors.
- Handicapped parking is located near the front doors, the sanctuary purple doors and the rear parking lot door.
"What time is church?"
We offer traditional services at 9:30 & 11:00 on Sunday mornings. There is an additional service of reflection & Communion offered at 8:15 in our chapel.
"Where should I park?"
We have a large parking lot on the side and back of our church, you can enter of both Vine Street or Oswego Street. There is also street parking available in front of the church on Oswego Street. There is also available parking on Hazel Street, which is the street at the top of our parking lot.
"Where should I enter?"
We have three entrances in Liverpool First UMC. Our first entrance is through the purple doors located on Oswego Street. This entrance brings you directly into the sanctuary, please note there are steps to reach this entrance. Our second entrance is also located on Oswego Street, just past the sanctuary purple doors. This entrance allows a flat entrance into the sanctuary. Our third and main entrance is located at the back of the building off of the main parking lot. This entrance is most convenient if you are attending our chapel service or bringing children. There are both stairs and an elevator located at this entrance.
"I'm here, now what?"
To reach the sanctuary: The purple doors will take you directly into the sanctuary. If you enter at the back door, follow the signs to the Sanctuary. If you enter through the front door, continue through the second set of doors and the sanctuary is immediately on your right. Once you are at the sanctuary doors, you will be welcomed by a greeter or usher who will offer you a bulletin. If you need special assistance, such as a large print bulletin, hearing device or assistance with seating, this is the person to speak to. Once inside, make yourself comfortable and enjoy the service. Please fill out one of our attendance booklets located in the pews to let us know you visited and let us know if there are any questions we can answer or any need you may have. Following the service, we'd like to welcome you to join us in the Fellowship Hall for free refreshments.
To reach the children's area and nursery: Entering through the back doors you will immediately see stairs and an elevator leading to our lower level known as Discovery Zone. There are signs on the walls directing you to the different classrooms where a teacher will welcome your child, give you a sign-in form to complete and hand you an ID tag for both you are your child. Please hang on to the ID tag as this is used for safety of children. You will return the tag to the teacher when you arrive to pick up your child. Once your child is settled in, return back upstairs and follow the signs to the sanctuary.
"Is there a dress code, what do I wear?"
Liverpool First UMC does not have any (written or unwritten) dress code. We would like you to feel comfortable worshiping with us so simply put, wear what you are comfortable in. For some that means a suit and tie, to others it may mean jeans and a shirt. We've had stilettos to flip flops and everything in between!
"Is there nursery care?"
Yes, we offer nursery care for infants through 36 months during our 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday Services. There is also an infant-nursing mothers room for parents to take advantage of during service. Both are located on the lower level which can be accessed by the stairs or elevators located at either the front or back entrances of our building. Service is broadcast into both rooms.
"Where do I go with my children?"
A wonderful Sunday school program for children, 3 years of age through 12th grade, is offered and all are welcome to attend. It is located in our children's area, called Discovery Zone, located on the lower level and can be reached by either the stairs or elevators located by the front or back entrances of our building. The most convenient entrance for Discovery Zone is through the entrance located off the back parking lot. Our program begins at 9:15am.
Children are always welcome to attend church worship service with their family.
8:15: Prayer and Holy Communion service - Chapel
The chapel is downstairs, accessible by elevator or stairs.
9:30: Traditional worship - Sanctuary
Refreshment is available in the Fellowship Hall following service.
11:00: Traditional worship - Sanctuary.
Refreshment is available in the Fellowship Hall following service.
9:15: Discovery Zone - lower level
nursery care and Sunday School for infants through 12 grade.
Nursery Care is available during 9:30 & 11:00 services
6:00: Church family evening meal
Gather as a family to share a meal before Wednesday Night programs. Feel free to bring a dish to share.
6:30: Drive Thru History Video Series
Dessert video series is open to all, no registration required
For children in grades 1st-6th, contact Karen at 457-5180 for more questions regarding this program
7:00: Lent Communion Services
Join us in the Sanctuary for a time of renewal.
Nursery Care is available beginning at 6:30
Bible Studies will resume after Easter