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 email@example.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.