Announcements for February 17

Joyful Noise Concert – Sunday

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.

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.

Bishop’s District Day, Tuesday, March 19

Bishop Webb will gather at Camillus Immanuel UMC with clergy and laity of the Crossroads District, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on March 19 for a time of worship, conversation and fellowship. This gathering will provide an opportunity to focus on our mission to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places.” The theme of the worship and conversation will be, “Shaping our World, by Sharing our Story.” All laity and clergy are encouraged to attend.


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.


Olivebranch will meet February 25th at 5:30.  Guest speaker will be Donna Barrett of Meals on Wheels.  To make a dinner reservation contact Marty Davis at 451-5563 or All are welcome.

For World Vision

Our LIFE youth group will be participating in a 30 Hour Famine for World Vision on February 22nd and 23rd with the Fulton United Methodist Church. In the pew today there are envelopes marked where you can make a donation and place in the offertory plates today through March 3rd.  As always we appreciate all the support you give to our youth and the missions that provide guidance as they journey in their faith.

Calling All Seniors 55 and older:

Our luncheon is on Feb. 20, at noon in Fellowship Hall, catered by The Canal Walk. The menu is chicken salad on a crescent roll, dessert, and beverage. Cost is $8 per person. Entertainment will be provided by the Jazz Trio. Reservations must be in today. Please call Kathy Kulba at 638-1324.  Thank you.


Cancer Benefit for Jim Odell

On Sunday March 3 from 1-7 PM at station 58 – 3504 Brewerton Rd there will be a fund Raiser for Jim Odell who has cancer. Jim is Vickie Odell’s husband. There will be a silent auction, door prizes, raffles, food and music by the Chris Taylor Trio, with our own Amy Doan, from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is $10, 12 and under Free.


“The Life and Times of Jesus” Lent Program

Our Sunday School Lent program began 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!


Try a devotional booklet for your Lenten reflections

The church has available two different devotional guides that include suggested daily scripture readings, essays, and other writings to help you focus your thoughts and reflect on God’s teachings. The Upper Room features daily messages and thoughts, and is available in pocket size or large print versions. Alive Now features poems, images and prayers, and each issue focuses on a theme. The January/February theme is civility, and the March/April theme is forgiveness. The January/February issues of these magazines are located on the shelf in the narthex at the back of the sanctuary, and on the staircase that leads from the sanctuary into Fellowship Hall. Donations are accepted but not required. Please help yourself to these guides as you begin your journey into Lent.


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.