Announcements for February 10

Ash Wednesday Service

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13 – the starting point for our Lenten journey. We’ll begin our season together with an Ash Wednesday Service at 7 p.m. You’ll receive ashes in the sign of a cross to represent repentance and reflection as we begin this season. Additionally, you may come to the sanctuary between 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. on Ash Wednesday to receive ashes and holy communion, and spend some time in prayer and reflection.

 

Chocolate Sale Today – Help Raise Money for Camp

Some of our campers are selling chocolate to raise money for their summer camp trip. We will have rotating campers at our tables each week of the sale! Please support them by stocking up on some delicious chocolate bars such as dark chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, milk chocolate and MANY other kinds! Donations are also welcome!

 

Freed Up Financial Living – with Pastor Aaron

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 For those who are choosing once a week 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 in Fellowship Hall. If you have questions about the class please call him at church, or e-mail him at aaron.bouwens@liverpoolfirstumc.org.

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.

 

Joyful Noise Concert 

Jonathan English will perform “American Songbook,” a variety of classical, musical theater, and jazz selections on Feb. 17. Mr. English made an appearance in the first year of the series with his popular “Life of a Tenor” program, which was a musical and emotional treat. Sabine Krantz will accompany him on the Steinway. The concerts are free, with an invitation to donate toward an honorarium for each artist.  The performance venue offers audience members a chance to be close to the musicians and to enjoy informal interaction with the performers.  Come casual; bring neighbors and friends.

 

“The Life and Times of Jesus” Lent Program

Our Sunday School Lent program begins Feb. 17 and runs through Palm Sunday and your kids will not want to miss it! It will be fun and fantastic, funny and silly, serious and joyous, loud and quiet, and AWESOME! We will walk through the story of Jesus in a way that has never been experienced here before. Come on down and check it out!

 

Liverpool First scores big on “Souper” Bowl Sunday

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Liverpool First Church family who responded so generously to Rev. Bouwens’ challenge.  We were able to deliver 1,017 cans of soup to the St. Joseph’s the Worker Food Pantry and they were extremely grateful.  Thanks again, The Membership and Congregational Care Commission

Many thanks to the 150 people who turned out on a bitter cold night for a delicious Chicken and Biscuits Dinner last Saturday.  We took a chance scheduling on a Saturday, but a record 62 volunteers turned out to bake, set up, prep, cook, serve, and clean up.  We couldn’t have done it without you!  Together we raised $700 toward funding church programs.

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.

 

Order ahead to enjoy Lenten fish dinner

Order now to enjoy the annual Lenten fried fish dinners on March 8 and 22. The dinners will be served from  5 – 6:30 p.m. and are available by pre-order only. The menu includes fried fish with tartar and cocktail sauces, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, Italian bread, dessert and beverages. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children age 5 and younger. Take-outs are available. Volunteers are always needed to help prepare, serve, and clean up after the dinners. Sign up on the sheets posted in Fellowship Hall.

To order, return the form included here, with payment, to the church office by noon on the Monday before that Friday’s dinner. Volunteers will take orders in Fellowship Hall during coffee hour on Sunday mornings starting next week.

Mar. 8 Fish Dinner

Pre-order Form

 

Adults – $9          Children 6-12 – $4
Children 5 & under – Free

Return this form with payment to the church office by 

Noon on Monday, March 4

 

 

Name __________________________________________

 

Phone number ______________ Amount paid _________

 

      Dine In     Take Out

 

Child 6-12                     _________             ________

 

Child under 5               _________            ________

 

Adult                              _________            ________

   

Total # of Dinners    ______________

 

 

Take outs are available

 

Piano recital Today – 3 p.m.

“The Magical Music of Walt Disney” will be presented in a recital of piano and voice students of Nancy B. James today 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.