Announcements for December 9

Advent Celebration Today

The Evangelism and Member Care Commission, along with Christian Education and Outreach and Missions, have planned an afternoon everyone can enjoy. Beginning at 2 p.m., there will be 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 at 4 p.m. and conclude by going outside to light the Liverpool First love lights. Come for the entire time, or just join us for the covered dish and carols.

Christmas Eve Ushers Needed

Many ushers are needed to assist worshippers at the 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Christmas Eve services. If you would like to help at one (or more) of the services, please sign up on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.

 

Christmas Eve Family Service – at 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!

 

Olivebranch

Olivebranch will meet December 17 at 5:30 p.m.  To make a dinner reservation call Marty Davis 451-5563. Bring a Christmas memory for show and tell.

Men’s Club Holiday Sale Today

Stop at the Liverpool Methodist Men table in Fellowship Hall today, 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 linda.loomis@oswego.edu

 

Giving Tree 2012

All of the ornaments on our Giving Tree were handed out last week so thank you all for the support! If you took an ornament in order to donate a gift, please return the gift by December 16th at the latest. We will deliver them on Monday the 17th. Our LIFE program will help wrap them and our Sunday School kids will be making cards and stockings to go with them as we learn about spreading joy, love, hope and peace during Advent! Any questions please call Janet at 243-4177. Sponsored by Christian Education Ministry.

 

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.

 

Olivebranch will meet December 17 at 5:30.  To make a dinner reservation call Marty Davis 451-5563. Bring a Christmas memory for show and tell. 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.

 

Christmas 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!

 

The House at 807 needs your help

Needed, individuals or families to serve lunch at the House at 807 each Sunday in Jan. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall. You are to arrive around 11:15-11:30. Meals are already prepared and there are directions about heating, serving & setting the table. You may eat with the residents if you wish. You then clean up & put left overs away. (there is a dishwasher). Well behaved children are enjoyed. This is a wonderful experience & outreach. The whole thing takes about an hour. If you sign up & cannot make it you must contact Pastor Beth ASAP.