Announcements for Jan. 11

Red Cross Blood Drive TODAY

Our church is sponsoring a blood drive for the Americal Red Cross today, Jan. 11, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Blood Donor Center at Glenn Crossing Plaza, 7359 Oswego Rd., Liverpool. For an appointment, sign up in Fellowship Hall.

Enjoy pancakes on Jan. 18

The Liverpool United Methodist Men will serve a pancake breakfast to raise funds for the Haitian student they have sponsored for the last five years. The breakfast will be held on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 8:30-11a.m., and will feature all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, apple sauce, and beverages. There is no charge, but a free-will offering will be collected to benefit the student, Maxo, who continues to do well in his medical school studies. Plan on enjoying breakfast at church and please be generous in support of this hard working, Christian young man.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr services – Jan. 19

Services honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be observed at the church on Monday, January 19, at noon and 6:30 p.m. The services are brief, including special hymn selections and readings from the late Dr. King. Special gifts of canned and dry food goods toward the food cupboard and financial gifts for the Westside Urban Ministry will be received.

LIFE (Youth Living In Faith Everyday) gathering

Friday, Jan. 16th! Hang time with Cafe from 6-7pm; game time at 7 with a ping pong volley challenge followed by praise and rap til 8:30pm.

YOUTH! Register for the SOLID Youth Retreat at Casowasco Retreat Center

Feb. 6-8. Register with us by calling the office or speaking with Pastor Alison or Pastor B.

Cost is $50/youth 7-12 grade. Registration closes Friday, Jan. 16.

      

Basic Lay Servant Class begins Jan. 21

Christ Community UMC will offer the Basic Lay Servant class from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 21, and 28, and Feb. 4 and 11. Participants need to buy the Basic Lay Servant Participants book. Call the church at 315-457-9382 today to sign up so they can order books. On the first class, they will collect $10 to cover the cost. The application and registration form is posted in Fellowship Hall.

Chicken and Biscuits Dinner – Sat., Jan. 31.

Serving is 4 to 6 p.m. or sold out. (there is no SU basketball game that day.)  Menu includes chicken and gravy over buttermilk biscuit, vegetable, tossed salad, dessert, and beverage. Half-portion is $6, full-portion is $10, children age 5 and under may eat for FREE. Take-outs are available. Sign-up sheets for volunteers to serve and for dessert makers are posted. Teens needing “community service hours” are welcome to sign up, too. Help out or come to eat; meet friends and help the programs of the church at the same time.

 Souper Bowl Sunday

It is time to go soup shopping! Feb. 1 is Super Bowl Sunday but more important it is our chance to fill the food pantry shelves with soup! Last year we gave them 1312 cans. Now for the challenge; if you brought 1 can last year, please bring 2 cans this year. The pantry serves many households, and the number of people seeking help increases every month. When you buy soup, please take time to see how much protein is in the can. If it is under 7 grams, it is considered a miscellaneous food item instead of a protein. Food may be dropped off in the food collection bins in the main corridor of the church.Thank you for helping to feed our Lord’s sheep.

The Food Pantry also welcomes donations of cash or check, as they can purchase food at discounted prices. Checks may be written to St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry, and placed in the offering plate on Sunday or brought to the office on weekdays.

 

Wake up with Coffee and Scripture

There is no better way to begin your Sunday morning than digging into God’s word with a hot cup of coffee or tea. In this study group feel free to bring your Bible and bring your questions for an open time of reading and sharing. We study different books of the Bible and themes throughout the year but are always open to studying what interests you! Join us at 8 a.m. every Sunday morning in the conference room next to the back office and library.

Human Relations Sunday

Next Sunday is Human Relations Sunday when we will receive your donations. Please use the envelopes in today’s bulletin for your offering. Your gift empowers people whom society often rejects.

 

New women’s ministry 

needlework group forming

Join a new Prayerful Threads group. Women will share stitching skills to reach out to those in need of comfort. If you can’t crochet or knit, we will teach you! The group will meet the first and third Sundays of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at LFUMC, beginning Jan. 18.  Donations of yarn are welcome. For information call Gayle Spaulding at 715-4720, Paula Lamberson at 622-3118 or Rosanne McDougall at 451-5017.

Delta Sonic coupons good until Feb. 12

Did you get winter car wash coupons in your stocking?  If not, stop by the table in Fellowship Hall today! Limited supply of Buy one for $5, get a second one FREE. Good toward any Delta Sonic service until Feb. 12. New Delta Sonic now open at Rt. 695 and West Genesee St. across from Fairmount Wegmans.

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 call the church office at 457-5180. Remember, spots go fast so plan ahead and reserve your special date.

No senior should go hungry

Unable to go grocery shopping? Challenged physically to prepare a nutritious meal? Would you like someone to stop by each day? Consider arranging for daily home delivery of nutritious meals from North Area Meals on Wheels. Call Donna Barrett at 452-1402 to have your questions and concerns answered.