Announcements for January 13

‘Paul is the Man’ Bible study begins Feb. 3 at 8 a.m. 

Are there stories from the Bible that it seems like everyone else already knows but you? Have you heard the name “Paul” 100 times but still wish you could know more about who he is and why he is important? We will discuss these questions and many more at the 8 a.m. adult Bible study on Sunday mornings.


Joyful Noise

A concert especially for children (but available to all) is scheduled for Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary, where concert pianist Robert Auler will perform music with narration.  Following the 45-minute concert, attendees will be invited to participate in a variety of workshops: storytelling, hands-on art projects, and try an instrument stations. Refreshments will be nutritious and free.  This is a great opportunity to invite your neighbors to an event at our church and offer Christian hospitality through music and art.


Calling All Grocery Shoppers

Here is a “Key tag” program that gives 5% of total purchase dollars back to our church every six months from the MaineSource Food and Party Warehouse, Sweetheart Corners (West Taft and Rt. 11) in North Syracuse.  If you would like to participate, you fill out the application for a Give Back key tag and leave it in the marked box in the church office. We will take the applications to the store and pick up key tags as they are issued.  Every time you shop at Maines, the tag is scanned and the total spent is recorded. Every six months Maines sends the church a check for 5% of the total purchases made by all church tag holders, provided they total at least $500.00.  While this isn’t a huge return, every little bit helps our church! Questions:  see Pastor Beth or Sue Slenker.


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, or 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. Note: there will be NO open hours on Jan. 16 or Jan. 23. They will resume on Jan. 30.


Chicken & Biscuits Dinner  –  Feb. 2

The Dinner/Fund raising Committee will serve a Chicken & Biscuits Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. (or until sold out). Menu includes chicken and gravy served over buttermilk biscuits, plus carrots, tossed salad, desserts, and beverages. Prices are $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children ages 5 and younger. The meal will be served modified family style in Fellowship Hall.  This dinner is open to the public, so friends, neighbors, and co-workers are welcome!  Take-outs are also available. Volunteers are needed to help prepare, serve, and clean up. Sign-up to volunteer on the sheets posted on the board in Fellowship Hall.


“Souper” Bowl Sunday is just around the corner

The Member Care Commission has placed bins by the back entrance in the hallway outside Fellowship Hall for donations of soup to benefit the St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry.  Last year we collected 632 cans and hope to break that record.  Thank you for your generosity.


Need for tin cans

Elisabeth Holmes will run the hands-on art workshop for children Jan. 27 at church. She will use empty cans that are 16-ounce size or larger. Please place clean empty cans in a bag that is clearly marked with her name and leave them in the box she will place at the bottom of the stairs leading to the Sunday School area.