Announcements for December 30, 2012

2013 Envelopes

Your 2013 offering envelopes are now available in Fellowship Hall. Please stop by and pick yours up after the services today.

 

 Love Lights

The Outreach Commission is sponsoring the Love Lights program, 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 in the NYC area recover from hurricane Sandy. Please give generously so we can help feed the victims.

 

The House at 807 needs your help

Needed, individuals or families to serve lunch at the House at 807 each Sunday in January. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall. You should arrive around 11:15-11:30 a.m. 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.

 

Save coupons for our soldiers

In conjunction with the Liverpool American Legion we collect coupons for families at Fort Drum. They can be up to three months old: divide by pets, baby items, beauty/health, food, and cleaning/household supplies. Place them in Pastor Penny’s office.

Chat with Pastor Beth

Pastor Beth would love to get to know you better, and talk about your hopes and dreams for Liverpool First UMC. She has posted more times to get together for a chat. Sign up for a time to talk – here at the church office, at your home, out to eat, or drop in to weekly Open Hours at Café 407 (Wednesdays, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., no appointment needed.) Sign-ups are on the bulletin board outside her office.

 

Know someone who would like  a card?

Our church offers a greeting card ministry that sends good wishes to members of our congregation when they have been ill, hospitalized, or suffered a loss. If you know someone in the congregation who would like to receive a greeting, please contact Pam Mackie at 622-4024.

 

Purple Wheels 

Do you know someone who could benefit by riding our bus to and from the 9:30 church service?  We will bring passengers from home to church and back. They must be able to walk with or without a cane, crutches or walker (no wheelchairs or power chairs, as yet). Donations for gas and upkeep are always appreciated.

 

Tax preparation information

Some members of our congregation rely upon the free income tax preparation services provided by the AARP at the Liverpool Public Library. Because of a shortage of volunteers, the AARP will not offer this service in Liverpool in 2013. Tax preparation will still be offered at the Baldwinsville Public Library, the Onondaga Public Library in North Syracuse and at other locations. Reservations for the sites will fill up faster than usual, so when notices of the services begin appearing early next year, don’t wait to sign up. will be able to finish the inside. We’re looking for experienced plumbers and electricians to go down and help us. Operation Southern Comfort will provide lodging, food and materials. Anyone interested please contact Norm Andrzejewski – 315-559-9413 or normandrzejewski@gmail.com.

 

Missing Anything?

Don’t forget to check our Lost & Found box, located on the shelf above the coat racks in the main corridor. If you are missing anything and you don’t find it in the box, leave a note for Kate in the mailbox outside of her office. The staff will keep an eye out for it.

 

Altar Flowers

The  flowers on the altar every Sunday are an important part of our worship service. If you would like to give a gift of flowers to honor a loved one, a birthday or anniversary, or in memory of someone, please fill out the form below and put it in the offering plate or contact the church office.

Name____________________________________Date Flowers Wanted______________

 

Address____________________________________________Phone_________________

 

In Memory of______________________________________________________________

 

In Honor of________________________________________________________________

 

Given by________________________________________________________________