Announcements for Feb. 1

Music From Around The World ‑Feb. 1 at 3 p.m., 

A recital by the piano and voice stu­dents of Nan­cy B. James will be giv­en today, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. in our Sanc­tu­ary. Music from Europe, the Unit­ed States, Asia and more will be pre­sent­ed. The con­cert is free and a small recep­tion will fol­low in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Senior Min­istries Events

Valen­tine’s din­ner — Feb. 13 at Carnegie’s Pier 57

Sign up today for the Valen­tine’s din­ner on Fri­day,  Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Carnegie’s Pier 57. Cost is $20 per per­son. Invite your friends. Leave checks in mail box or mail to Sarah Biel­ing. Sign up sheet & instruc­tions are on table in Fel­low­ship Hall. Don’t miss out on a great evening!

Feb­ru­ary Lun­cheon — Wed., Feb. 25 at noon

Menu is: assort­ed sand­wich­es (ham & cheese, turkey, egg  sal­ad & tuna sal­ad), fresh fruit, cot­tage cheese, pota­to chips, cof­fee, tea & home­made cook­ies. Cost is $10 per per­son. Sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall. Dead­line for sign up and pay­ment is Sun­day, Feb. 15. See the Seniors table in Fel­low­ship Hall for infor­ma­tion.

Ash Wednes­day Ser­vices at 7 a.m., noon, & 7 p.m. 

Ash Wednes­day, Feb. 18, is the first of the 40 days of Lent, a time of prepar­ing and repair­ing our hearts and lives for Christ’s Res­ur­rec­tion at East­er. In the midst of our sin and mor­tal­i­ty, we claim and pro­claim Christ’s pow­er over sin and death as we receive a cross- the sign of the resurrection–drawn in ash­es on our hand or fore­head. Each of the ser­vices will include impo­si­tion of ash­es; the 7 p.m. ser­vice will also include Holy Com­mu­nion.

Sun­day Soup Sup­per and Study

Lent, the forty days of pen­i­tence in prepa­ra­tion for East­er, has its own vocab­u­lary: pen­i­tence, jus­ti­fi­ca­tion, atone­ment, pro­pi­ti­a­tion, expi­a­tion, and res­ur­rec­tion to name a few. Pas­tors Bri­an and Ali­son will lead six Sun­day evening stud­ies, “Trans­lat­ing Chris­t­ian Jar­gon” on these terms and oth­ers you sug­gest, begin­ning Sun­day, Feb. 22. A sim­ple soup and bread sup­per will be served at 5 p.m. in the Fel­low­ship Hall, fol­lowed by a one-hour study. We are look­ing for per­sons will­ing to serve in the areas of set-up, soup prepa­ra­tion, and clean-up. Sign up sheets are post­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Stu­dents urged to apply for 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 at www.unyumc.org/pages/detail/1518

Souper Bowl Sun­day — TODAY

Today is Super Bowl Sun­day, and it is our chance to fill the food pantry shelves with soup! 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 today or brought to the office on week­days.

2015 Lenten Fish Din­ners Com­ing Soon!

March 6 and 20 are the dates for our annu­al Lenten Fish Din­ners. These are full had­dock din­ners with fish fresh from Boston.  Menu:  fish and sauces, home­made mac and cheese, cole slaw, Ital­ian bread, and dessert.  Eat in or take out. The oth­er “catch”: Vol­un­teer sign-ups are already post­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall for Thurs­day food prep and Fri­day set-up, prep, and serv­ing.  Please help your church by attend­ing and/or help­ing!  $10.00. 6–12 $4.00, 5 and under FREE.  Pre-order ONLY by Mar. 2 or 16.

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.

Mem­ber­ship & Recon­nect­ing Class­es Sun­day morn­ings at 11 a.m. Tues­days at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel or Wed. at 6:30 p.m. 

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. Con­tact the office or one of the pas­tors via e‑mail or by phone at 457‑5180 to reg­is­ter, or just show up. We will explore who we are as Chris­tians, who are Methodists and what it means to live out our her­itage. It’s an excit­ing jour­ney mixed with song and holy com­mu­nion each week.

Fam­i­ly Paint­ing Par­ty — Feb. 28 1 — 4 p.m.

Enjoy an after­noon of fam­i­ly art time and snacks learn­ing how to paint a paint­ing for all skill lev­els. Invite friends to join! Sat­ur­day, Feb. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Pan­cake Break­fast

Thanks to every­one who worked at the pan­cake break­fast. We had lots of feed­back that the pan­cakes were the “best ever”.  A spe­cial thank you to our  two “first timers”, Rick Bratt and Bill San­ford; excel­lent work. We had a goal of rais­ing $750 after expens­es to ful­fill our church’s  pledge toward Maxo’s med­ical school tuition. We grossed $602 in dona­tions,  with about $150 in expens­es, so we’re about $300 short of our goal.  We’ll come up with anoth­er fund rais­er in the spring to fill the gap.

Invi­ta­tion to pray

Prayer Part­ners invite you to be a part of the group that meets Mon­days at the church, from 3 to 4 p.m. Learn­ing how to call on God in prayer is one way that we devel­op our rela­tion­ship with God. We receive requests from many dif­fer­ent sources  and for many dif­fer­ent needs, such as heal­ing, com­fort, strength, wis­dom, pro­tec­tion, etc.  If you are inter­est­ed please call Pas­tor Ali­son at 457‑5180, Pamela Phillips at 451‑1087 or Barb Hal­stead at 622‑0752.

Delta Son­ic coupons good until Feb. 12

Delta Son­ic Coupons Going, Going, Gone …

This is the last week to pur­chase BOGO car wash coupons for $5 and receive a full $5 off any ser­vice at Delta.  After Feb. 11, each coupon is worth $2 off – until April 11.  Cor­rec­tion: the Fair­mount Delta is not yet open.  Redeem at Rt. 11 North Syra­cuse and Erie Blvd. East loca­tions.

Fash­ion Show at UCC in Bay­ber­ry

The Women of the Unit­ed Church of Christ in Bay­ber­ry will host a Fash­ion Show on Sun­day, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. in their fel­low­ship hall, 215 Black­ber­ry Rd., Liv­er­pool. Dona­tion of $5 is asked. There will be door prizes, raf­fles, refresh­ments. Fash­ions pro­vid­ed by Christo­pher & Banks. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the Becky McGee Edu­ca­tion­al Schol­ar­ship. To reserve tick­ets call Joanne Lane at 453‑7586.