Announcements for December 2

Gifts for Baby Jesus

The UMW will be collecting baby items for infants and children up to age 2 to be donated to the New Life Crisis Pregnancy Center of Mexico, NY. A box labeled, GIFTS FOR BABY JESUS, will be in the foyer where you can find a list of needed items and where your donated items may be placed. This project will extend throughout the Christmas season concluding on Christmas Eve. Thank you for your support.

Love Lights

The Outreach Commission is sponsoring the Love Lights program again this year, with funds received going to the Food Bank of Central New York.  Please use the special envelopes found in the pews for your donations.  The need is even greater this year as people who are closer to us than usual are in need of resources after the “Sandy” disaster in the NYC area.  Please give generously so we can help in feeding the unfortunate victims  in their need.

Concert today at SU

Civic Morning Musicals Presents Musical Portraits, a performance by Irina Muresanu, violin, and Rob Auler, piano, today, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University (Crouse College). Admission is $15, students are free. For details call 699-5856 or visit Rob and Irina have both performed here at Liverpool First UMC as part of the Joyful Noise Concert Series. They will perform works by Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Liszt, Bolcom and Dinicu.

Caroling at nursing home today at 3 p.m.

We will meet at the entrance of Elderwood at Birchwood nursing home and sing Christmas Carols to the residents! The address of the nursing home is 4800 Bear Road  Liverpool, NY 13088. Sunday School families are encouraged to attend, if able, as it is a physical expression of our “giving” theme this winter, but all are welcome.

Men’s Club Holiday Sale

Stop at the Liverpool Methodist Men table in Fellowship Hall on Sunday December 9th and look over the items for sale, including hand-made wood crafts and long sleeve, blue denim shirts with a “church with the purple doors” logo.  They make excellent Christmas gifts.  Proceeds benefit Men’s Club projects

Candlelighters needed

Christmas Even candle lighters in middle school through college age are needed to participate in the traditional procession as part of the worship services at 7, 9, and 11 p.m. Dec. 24.  Please contact Linda Loomis or call the church office if you (or your child or grandchild) want to participate.  Rehearsal is Dec. 23 immediately following the final service of the day.  Reach L. Loomis at

Giving Tree 2012

Our giving tree is back this year.  We have an opportunity to give 3  families in the Liverpool community a wonderful Christmas.  Please  check and see if you can buy a gift from our giving tree and bring it  back by December  9th or December 16th.  We will be delivering them on  Monday the 17th.  Thank you for all your support in this amazing outreach opportunity. Any questions please call Janet at 243-4177. Sponsored by the Christian Education Ministry

Community memorial service – Dec. 7

Liverpool First UMC will host an ecumenical service of remembrance on Dec. 7  at 7:30 p.m. This is an annual memorial service for loved ones in the community that have passed away during the year, coordinated by Maurer Funeral Home and the Liverpool Clergy Association.

Advent Celebration here next Sunday, Dec. 9th

The Evangelism and Member Care Commission, Christian Ed and Outreach are planning a special afternoon for everyone.  We’ll begin at 2 p.m. with crafts for the children (some to take home and some for the tree in Fellowship Hall).  Then it’s a covered dish at 3 p.m. (dessert, table service and beverages provided).  To round out the afternoon, we’ll gather around the tree for a carol sing and finally go outside to light the Liverpool First love lights.  We’d love everyone to come for the entire afternoon, but feel free to come for any part of the activities.  Plan to join your Liverpool First friends here next Sunday afternoon.

Christmas Eve Family Service – 5 p.m.

This service is family oriented and all children are welcome to participate. Please sign up on the bulletin board downstairs or in Fellowship Hall if your family plans to attend. The service will walk us through the nativity story as children act out the scene in costume. No lines or parts will need to be memorized. It will be a simple, fun, and worship filled service. There is a brief rehearsal after Sunday School on Dec. 23. Families will meet downstairs in the Sunday School gathering space at 10:45 a.m. We would love for you to be at rehearsal but if you cannot attend, we have plenty of costumes for everyone and your child can still be a part of the service on Christmas Eve!


Concert for Senior Ministries – Dec. 11

The Senior Ministries Group invites everyone age 55 and older to attend a concert by the New Horizons Community Choir on Tuesday, Dec. 11 beginning at 1 p.m.  A coffee and dessert reception will be served in Fellowship Hall following the performance. Please call Kathy and Paul Kulba at 638-1324 to reserve a place. There is no charge for this event, but reservations are needed for planning purposes.

Just in Time for Christmas Church Bake Sale – Dec. 23 

The Dinner/Fund-raising Committee is sponsoring a “Just in Time for Christmas” Church-wide Bake Sale after all services Dec. 23. Please consider donating to and attending this sale.

Donations of Christmas cookies of all kinds, muffins, quick breads, tarts, pies, cakes, candies, jams and jellies…your “special” Christmas treats! Please see the SIGN-UP in Fellowship Hall if you plan to donate a goodie to this event. New this year: we will have a few “gently used” Holiday-decorated tins in which to pack your goodies.  (If you have a tin to donate, please leave in the Library as soon as possible.)  Also new this year: we are accepting “stocking stuffers” as donations to sell.  If you have a small craft to donate that would sell between $1-2 each, please sign up on the poster as well. Thanks to all!