Announcements for January 27

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.

 

Calling all quilters

We would love to have any quilters or anyone who would like to learn how to quilt join our group that meets Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. We enjoy making the prayer quilts and fellowship with each other. Please consider joining our group.

 

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, fill out the application for a Give Back key tag and leave it in the marked box in the church office. 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  all purchases together total at least $500.00.

 

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.

 

Afternoon in the Arts for Families – today

A concert especially for children (but available to all) is scheduled for today at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary, where concert pianist Robert Auler will perform music with narration.  Following the 45-minute concert, attendees may 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.

 

Olivbranch meets tomorrow night

Olivebranch will meet January 28th @ 5:30.  To make a dinner reservation contact Marty Davis at 451-5563 or busylady107@yahoo.com.

 

Spiritual disciplines study begins Jan. 30

Are you seeking to draw closer to God? A new weekday study will examine the traditional spiritual disciplines, such as meditation, prayer, fasting, worship, and simplicity. This is a 12-week study, and will meet on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Books for the class are $15. (If you need assistance with the cost of the book, please speak to Pastor Beth.) Please join us for this deep exploration of our faith practices.

 

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 Feb. 3

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.

 

Piano recital Feb. 3

“The Magical Music of Walt Disney” will be presented in a recital of piano and voice students of Nancy B. James on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. here in our sanctuary. Come hear many of your favorites  “When You Wish Upon a Star”, “Colors of the Wind”, “Whistle While You Work”, “God Help the Outcasts” and many more. This recital is free and open to the public.

 

The Perfect Valentines Day Gift

Stop by the Men’s Club table in Fellowship Hall after today’s service and                   place a bid on a beautiful jewelry box.  Hand made by the church               Woodworkers, the box is made of mahogany with a tiger maple lid inlaid with a black walnut cross.  You can place a silent bid today or on Sunday Feb. 3rd or Feb. 10th when the bidding will end at 11:00 a.m..  Proceeds will be used for United Methodist Men projects.

 

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 on the table in the main corridor

 

Communion class Lenten service & study

On Tuesday evenings during Lent, join us for a simple soup supper, and a short service and reflection time focused on Holy Communion. Bring two cans of soup (one should be non-cream variety), one for the food pantry, and one to share. We will eat dinner, and learn about and share holy communion together, in the space of about an hour. Meets Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, and 19, at 6:30 p.m.

 

Needed for our Sunday School Lent Program 

We are planning some special programming for this year’s Lent program in Sunday School. and need the following items donated: egg cartons, white, black, grey, or brown paint (we can use all colors and leftover old paint works fine!), and old bed sheets to create scenery, and  large pieces of cardboard (refrigerator, lawn mower, large appliance boxes). *Note: Any extra donated items will be used for VBS already in planning – get excited!

 

Campership Chocolate Sale

If your child or teen is headed to camp this summer or would like to be headed that way, then please contact Sara Bailey about how to raise money for camp. There is a chocolate sale underway and we would love for you to participate. Congregation members and friends – get ready to buy and snack on some delicious chocolatey treats as you support our kid’s camp trips! Contact Sara Bailey at 430-2768 or e-mail her at Sara.Bailey@Liverpoolfirstumc.org.

 

Freed Up Financial Living – with Pastor Aaron

This February Pastor Aaron will offer a class called Freed Up Financial Living. This three-session class explores the Biblical principles of money management and gives practical ways to help. There are two options of how to take the class, three nights in a row, or once a week. The first class is Monday, Feb. 11 no matter how you plan on completing the class. For those who are attending three nights in a row, it will be Feb. 11, 12, and 13 (Monday – Wednesday). For those who are choosing the once a week option the classes will be Feb. 11, 18, and 25. All sessions will be from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., and child care will be provided for those who request it. If you are interested there is a sign up sheet if Fellowship Hall.If you have questions about the class please call for me at church, or e-mail me at aaron.bouwens@liverpoolfirstumc.org.