Announcements for May 10

Com­mit­ment Sun­day — May 17

Com­mit­ment Sun­day is when we ask our church mem­bers and fam­i­lies to prayer­ful­ly sub­mit an “esti­mate of giv­ing” for the com­ing year. The Finance Com­mit­tee is prepar­ing a church Oper­at­ing Bud­get for the peri­od July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, and your esti­mates of giv­ing will be used to work toward a bal­anced bud­get that pro­vides finan­cial resources that our con­gre­ga­tion and com­mu­ni­ty ben­e­fit from. The final ver­sion of the bud­get will be sub­mit­ted for con­gre­ga­tion­al approval at the Sun­day June 14th Charge Con­fer­ence. At present the total expens­es are in the range of $450,000. The Stew­ard­ship Com­mit­tee, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Finance Com­mit­tee, has set the fol­low­ing goals for the cur­rent cam­paign: Com­mit­ments toward the Oper­at­ing Bud­get- 230.  Dol­lars Com­mit­ted toward the Oper­at­ing Bud­get- $320,000  Com­mit­ments toward the Building/Mortgage Fund-160. Dol­lars com­mit­ted toward the Building/Mortgage Fund — $80,000. The sug­gest­ed split for your offer­ings is 80% to the Oper­at­ing Bud­get and 20% to the Building/Mortgage Fund, but you are free to des­ig­nate your offer­ings as you wish.

Grad­u­ates — share your news with us!

Each year in the sum­mer issue of the church newslet­ter, All of Us, we rec­og­nize the mem­bers of our church fam­i­ly that have grad­u­at­ed. If you would like us to announce your grad­u­a­tion, please pro­vide the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion by June 7: your name, the name of the school that you grad­u­at­ed from, your parent’s names, your future plans (col­lege, career, etc.), and any hon­ors or awards that you would like to men­tion. Also, please drop off or email a pho­to to Kate Smith at kate.smith@liverpoolfirstumc.org. Ques­tions? Call Kate at the church, 457‑5180.

“Christ­mas in July” Dra­ma Camp at LFUMC 

July 20 — 24    6 to 8 p.m.

Din­ner for fam­i­lies and vol­un­teers at 5:30 p.m. every night

   • Fri­day dress rehearsal with ear­ly dis­missal at 7 p.m.

   • Sun­day 11 a.m. per­for­mance in Sanc­tu­ary

For chil­dren ages Pre‑K through 6th grade
Old­er youth are wel­come to help as Junior Coun­selors

We will cre­ate a dra­ma per­for­mance with options to sing, act, or cre­ate scenery while tak­ing a deep­er look at the Christ­mas sto­ry. We will sing and dance and cre­ate VBS style. It will be a blast!

Weird Ani­mals Vaca­tion Bible School
Sun­days at 9:30 a.m. ALL sum­mer!

Every Sun­day at 9:30 a.m. we will gath­er to learn about God in VBS style! Invite friends to come and cel­e­brate with music, games, sci­ence, and oth­er fun activ­i­ties.

Church-Wide Pic­nic June 7

After the 9:30 a.m. ser­vice on June 7th, all are wel­come to grab food and fel­low­ship togeth­er as we cel­e­brate a won­der­ful year of faith devel­op­ment and friend­ship among our youth, fam­i­lies, and vol­un­teers. Food will be served inside Fel­low­ship Hall and games and face paint­ing will be hap­pen­ing out­side for kids. Feel free to bring a plate out­side to a pic­nic table! This cel­e­bra­tion is for every­one and we would love it if all joined in to cel­e­brate our youth and thank our vol­un­teers.

Bring Flow­ers to Hon­or loved ones on May 24

Remem­ber to hon­or loved ones or per­sons who have served or are serv­ing in any branch of mil­i­tary ser­vice by bring­ing a flow­ers to add to a Memo­r­i­al Day bou­quet on Sun­day, May 24. These bou­quets will be made into small­er arrange­ments for deliv­ery to our home-bound mem­bers. Please sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall if you or your fam­i­ly can deliv­er flow­ers to a mem­ber at their home dur­ing the week of May 24.

Senior Min­istries Update

May 16th Sher­wood Inn/Skaneateles Cruise SOLD OUT.…

For those of you who are attend­ing the Sat­ur­day, May  16th Sher­wood Inn lun­cheon and cruise: every­one is pro­vid­ing their own trans­porta­tion and arriv­ing at the Sher­wood Inn at 11:45.  Park­ing is either behind the Sher­wood or on the street.  Help your­self to a map of the down­town area which will be on our table in Fel­low­ship Hall.

June 26th Dix­ie Land Din­ner Cruise 1 seat avail­able

July 1st Cort­land Reper­to­ry The­ater “1776” SOLD OUT

August 5th Riv­er Rat Lun­cheon Cruise SOLD  OUT

Sep­tem­ber 18th Gleno­ra Win­ery Tour 8 seats avail­able

to make a reser­va­tion call 695‑6696

An addi­tion­al lun­cheon cruise will be added in August to Canandaigua Lake — watch for details. Please check out the Senior Min­istries table for new sign up instruc­tions.

Olive­branch will meet May 18 start­ing with punch and appe­tiz­ers at 5:30 p.m., fol­lowed by din­ner at 6 p.m. The pro­gram will be a pre­sen­ta­tion by Erin Yea­ger from McMahon/Ryan Child Advo­ca­cy Cen­ter. Her sub­ject will be Sex Traf­fick­ing. Please call Pat Cuper­nall at 457‑6730 to make a reser­va­tion no lat­er than Sun­day, May 17. All are wel­come to attend for din­ner and/or just the pre­sen­ta­tion.

Bot­tle Col­lec­tion sup­ports youth min­istries

We are col­lect­ing return­able bot­tles and cans to sup­port the youth min­istries here at Liv­er­pool First UMC.

90 Vol­un­teers Need­ed  for 19th Annu­al BBQ

To avoid peo­ple hav­ing to cov­er mul­ti­ple shifts, please look over the vol­un­teer sign-up sheets post­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall today to see where you might donate 2–3 hours of your time. Cov­er­age on Thurs­day evening, Fri­day morn­ing, and all day Sat­ur­day are crit­i­cal for this biggest fund-rais­er of the year.

Waters of Repen­tance

May Jus­tice Flow Down Like Water: Bring an ounce of Water to Wor­ship on May 24. The Com­mit­tee on Native Amer­i­can Min­istries (CONAM) of the Upper New York Con­fer­ence has invit­ed each church in our Upper NY Con­fer­ence area to bring a con­tri­bu­tion of water to a Wor­ship Ser­vice of Repen­tance and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion at 7 p.m. in the OnCen­ter on Wednes­day, May 27. Waters drawn from lakes, streams, rivers, and ponds across NY state will be com­bined as a sym­bol of water that has nur­tured both indige­nous and immi­grant peo­ple with­in the Unit­ed Methodist church, though we have not always rec­og­nized our uni­ty. Liv­er­pool First will col­lect and bless con­tri­bu­tions of water at all ser­vices on May 24. A sam­ple of our col­lect­ed water will be car­ried to the Annu­al Con­fer­ence by our Lay Mem­bers of Annu­al Con­fer­ence, Pat Cuper­nall and Kay Phillips. Every­one is invit­ed to attend the Ser­vice of Repen­tance and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion.

Vol­un­teers need­ed 

Prepar­ing the pack­ets for the 1,800 mem­bers that attend the Upper New York Annu­al Con­fer­ence ses­sion is a large under­tak­ing. The Con­fer­ence is look­ing for vol­un­teers to help pre­pare the pack­ets the week of May 18–22. Hours of oper­a­tion will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the third floor con­fer­ence room at the Con­fer­ence Office in Syra­cuse. To vol­un­teer or for more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Julie Vales­ki, admin­is­tra­tive assis­tant to Ben­e­fits and Finance, at (315) 424‑7878 or JulieValeski@unyumc.org.