Announcements for March 22

Red Cross Blood Dri­ve today

Today is Liv­er­pool First Unit­ed Methodist Church’s Lenten Donor Day at the Red Cross Blood Dona­tion Cen­ter at 7359 Oswego Rd. Sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall after wor­ship today. 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?

Safe Sanc­tu­ary train­ing — today

Every­one who works with chil­dren, youth, or senior adults at our church must be safe sanc­tu­ary trained. This is about iden­ti­fy­ing and report­ing sus­pect­ed abuse in these vul­ner­a­ble groups, and pre­vent­ing it from occur­ring at church activ­i­ties. There is a train­ing today, March 22, at Bald­winsville UMC from 2–5 p.m. If you work with chil­dren, youth, or elder­ly adults at LFUMC, please plan to attend.

Chil­dren’s Seder & Holy Com­mu­nion

Par­ents are wel­come (but not required) to join us today as we recre­ate the Last Sup­per dur­ing Dis­cov­ery Zone. Pas­tor Ali­son will explain and serve com­mu­nion.

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.

       White Rib­bon Cam­paign 

This morn­ing we are tak­ing a spe­cial col­lec­tion for Vera House, a local non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion that seeks to end domes­tic and sex­u­al vio­lence and abuse, pro­vides ser­vices to the vic­tims, edu­cates our com­mu­ni­ty about these ter­ri­ble acts, and attempts to change abu­sive behav­iors.  Please use the envelopes found in the pew racks, mark them Vera House, and con­sid­er a gen­er­ous dona­tion to this impor­tant cause.

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.

Sup­poort our Mil­i­tary mem­bers and friends

We are look­ing for names and address­es of per­sons cur­rent­ly serv­ing in the US Armed Forces. A church ser­vice project is planned in April which includes pack­ing box­es of treats to send to these indi­vid­u­als. Please sub­mit names of fam­i­ly, friends or neigh­bors who are cur­rent­ly serv­ing. Spe­cif­ic kinds of  dona­tions for these pack­ages will be announced soon.

The Dis­cov­ery Zone Wel­come Desk needs you!

We are look­ing for friend­ly faces to wel­come chil­dren and their fam­i­lies to LFUMC. Com­mit­ment is once every 2 months before and after the 9:30 a.m. ser­vice. This a low-key posi­tion with high impact on the future gen­er­a­tions of our church. Please come to our meet­ing tomor­row, March 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn more. You can con­tact Ali­son Mapes at 716–698-7705 or mapesfam506@yahoo.com to become a vol­un­teer or with any ques­tions.

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. They will watch “Mid­night in Paris”. Call Steve and Don­na Auy­er at 451‑7359 so they know how many to expect and also your potluck choice.

               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. Invite friends and neigh­bors. 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.

Menu: Meat & Meat­less Lasagna, Antipas­to Sal­ad, Ital­ian Bread & But­ter & Straw­ber­ry Short­cake. Dead­line to sign up and pay is April 12.

 

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 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.

UMCOR health kits 

Out­reach Com­mis­sion is col­lect­ing items for UMCOR health kits. Please help by con­tribut­ing any of the fol­low­ing: large bars of indi­vid­u­al­ly wrapped soap; new, stur­dy combs (not pock­et); new wash­cloths; new hand tow­els (not kitchen or micro fiber) 15”x25” to 17”x27”; met­al nail files or nail clip­pers; adult size tooth­brush­es in orig­i­nal pack­age; band aids. The Unit­ed Methodist Com­mit­tee on Relief requires all items to be new. Any of the items can be found at Dol­lar Tree, Real Deals and/or Big Lots. See the dis­play near the back door for a con­ve­nient shop­ping list. Any ques­tions, please call Jill Ertinger at 451‑6145.

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.

Olive­branch Wom­en’s Fel­low­ship Group

Olive­branch wom­en’s fel­low­ship will meet tomor­row, March 23, for punch and appe­tiz­ers at 5:30 p.m., fol­lowed by a pot luck din­ner at 6 p.m. The pro­gram will be a pre­sen­ta­tion of The Sta­tions of the Cross by Rose Rhein­heimer from St. Matthew’s Epis­co­pal Church. Call Pat Cuper­nall at 457‑6730 to make a din­ner reser­va­tion to­day, March 22. All are wel­come to attend.