March 22 — Children’s Seder & Holy Communion
Parents are welcome (but not required) to join us as we recreate the Last Supper during Discovery Zone on March 22. Pastor Alison will explain and serve communion.
Couples and Singles Club movie night — March 27
The Couples and Singles Club will meet on Friday, March 27, at 6 p.m. in Memorial Lounge for a Potluck Dinner and Movie Night. The movie we will watch is “Midnight in Paris”. Please call Steve and Donna Auyer at 451‑7359 so they know how many to expect and also your potluck choice.
Red Cross Blood Drive next Sunday
Next Sunday, March 22, is Liverpool First United Methodist Church’s Lenten Donor Day at the Red Cross Blood Donation Center at 7359 Oswego Road. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall after worship today. More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. About 38% of the population is eligible to donate, while only 10% actually do. If you are able, won’t you be one of them?
Senior Ministry Events
April 10 local history program & 50s-themed dinner
On April 10 at 6 p.m., a 50’s- themed dinner of Hoffman hot dogs, coneys, salt potatoes, old fashioned pop, root beer floats & retro desserts will be catered by our Men’s Club. Steve Auyer will present a program about the history of Electronics Park. Learn how the area changed following World War 2 as new industries moved into the area and others continued to grow and expand. GE’s Electronic Park had a big impact on the Liverpool area, and was one of the reasons that Bayberry was developed. A collection of prints of GE’s TV ads from the 40’s-70’s will be on display along with vintage radios. Deadline to sign up and pay is March 29.
April 22 Antiques Road Show & luncheon
On April 22, a luncheon takes place at noon in the church Fellowship Hall. Program will feature an “Antiques Road Show.” Bring in one item to be appraised. Cost is $10 per person.
Society of St. Andrew Lenten Devotions
In 2014, the Society of St. Andrew mobilized more than 30,000 volunteers to glean (pick, dig, or gather) and bag fresh fruits and vegetables to feed hungry people across the United States, sharing more than 85 million servings of nourishing food. During your devotional time this week, take time to pray for all who make Society of St. Andrew’s ministry possible.
Sunday Soup Supper and Study
Lent, the days of penitence in preparation for Easter, has its own vocabulary: justification, atonement, propitiation, expiation, and resurrection to name a few. Pastors Brian and Alison are leading Sunday evening studies, “Translating Christian Jargon” on the terms. A soup and bread supper is served at 5 p.m., followed by a one-hour study.
Give To One Great Hour Of Sharing Offering Today
It’s easy to give food to our local food pantry or to share a spare coat with someone who has none. But how can we go an extra mile – to make a genuine sacrifice to help a neighbor in need? That’s what keeps our faith alive! When Methodists around the world contribute to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering today, we pay the administrative costs for the United Methodist Committee on Relief for one year. This offering enables the UMCOR to keep the promise that 100 percent of designated gifts for disaster relief go entirely to specific causes. On behalf of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR provides humanitarian aid in the United States and around the world. By responding whenever and wherever catastrophes strike, helping refugees reintegrate into their communities, feeding schoolchildren, establishing medical clinics and much more, UMCOR provides hope for millions. Please give generously.
Do you quilt? Do you have spare material?
The Prayer Quilt ministry of Liverpool First UMC is calling quilters to join them. If you haven’t quilted before but would like to learn, they will teach you. They meet Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at church to create Prayer Quilts. In order for them to continue this outreach, fabric, people, and money to purchase batting, is needed. For information, call the church at 457‑5180.
Palm Sunday Cantata — 10:15 a.m.
The Chancel Choir will provide a cantata for worship on Palm Sunday, March 29, at 10:15 a.m. To celebrate our unity as a congregation, there will be only one service at 10:15 a.m. There will still be Discovery Zone Christian Education for children at 9:30 a.m. The children will open the 10:15 a.m. worship with the procession of palms. Child care for infants and preschool children will be provided during the service.
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