Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr services – Tomorrow
Services honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be observed at the church on Monday, January 19, 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 (Living In Faith Everyday) Youth Ministry
Register for the SOLID Youth Retreat at Casowasco Retreat Center
Feb. 6-8. Register by calling the office or speaking with Pastor Alison or Pastor B. Cost is $50 per youth in 7-12 grade.
Membership & Congregational Care Commission
The Membership & Congregational Care Commission will meet Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the home of Donna Greene. Anyone that would like to help extend care to members of the Liverpool First family is encouraged to attend. Call Donna at 652-5410 for directions.
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.
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.
Human Relations Sunday
Today is Human Relations Sunday when we will receive your donations. Your gift empowers people whom society often rejects.
Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel or Wed. at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Open to all who would like to officially join the Liverpool First family and to those who would like to re-connect with their Methodist heritage. The small group study will last eight weeks. Contact the office or one of the pastors via email or by phone at 457-5180 to register, or just show up. We will begin by viewing and discussing a video entitled, The Man From Aldersgate, where actor Roger Nelson plays the role of John Wesley. He describes his life and ministry which gave birth to the Methodist movement. Nelson brings John Wesley to life taking his script from Wesley’s own letters. The weeks that follow will take us into God’s Word while we explore who we are as Christians who are Methodists and what it means to live out our heritage in our day and in Liverpool, New York. It should be an exciting journey mixed with song and holy communion each week.
Sledding Party – Sunday, Jan. 28, 2 – 4 p.m. at Longbranch Park
Meet at Longbranch Park or sign up to ride the church bus. If riding the bus, meet at church at 1:30. Hot chocolate and goodies will be provided at the park! Bring a sled and invite friends to join.
Family Painting Party – Saturday, Feb. 28th 1 – 4 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
Enjoy an afternoon of family art time and snacks learning how to paint a painting for all skill levels. Invite friends to join!
Students urged to apply for 2015 Conference scholarships
United Methodist high school seniors and college students are invited to apply for two scholarships offered by the Upper New York Conference: the Conference Merit Awards and Lottie Brown Grants. Application forms and guidelines are available now.http://www.unyumc.org/pages/detail/1518
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.