Announcements for June 7

Thank you 

To our musi­cal guests, Bri­an Nort­man, Jody Pulimootil and Nicole Peinkofer.

Spe­cial thanks to Kathy Nort­man for all of her hard work and ded­i­ca­tion to the youth of this church, espe­cial­ly the Alleluia Choir.

 

We give thanks for all of our Dis­cov­ery Zone teach­ers and helpers:

Preschool                     Desiree Spicer & Dominique Brown

Grades 1 & 2                Sara Bai­ley

Grades 3 & 4                Dar­lene Pat­ton

Grades 5 & 6                Ron & Debi Van­Wa­ge­nen

Junior High                 Bill Pat­ton

Senior High                 Mar­shall Bai­ley

Nurs­ery Vol­un­teer Coor­di­na­tor:              Mary Hoy

Wel­come Desk Vol­un­teer Coor­di­na­tor:  Ali­son Mapes

Church-wide pic­nic today

After the ser­vice all are wel­come to enjoy food and fel­low­ship as we cel­e­brate a year of faith devel­op­ment of our youth, fam­i­lies, and vol­un­teers. Food will be served in Fel­low­ship Hall and games and face paint­ing out­side. Bring a plate out­side to a pic­nic table! The pic­nic is for every­one. We’d love it if all joined in to cel­e­brate our youth and thank our vol­un­teers.

Stop in Fel­low­ship Hall and get a new LFUMC t‑shirt to wear to pic­nic.  They’re soft cot­ton, short-sleeved, per­fect for this humid weath­er. They’re cool and you will be too!

Last chance to have your pic­ture tak­en — today

The 2015 Church Direc­to­ry will go to press short­ly and if you haven’t already made arrange­ments to have your pho­to includ­ed, here are your options:

1) There is a pho­to ses­sion at the church today, June 7, from 10:30–11:30 a.m. in the Chapel.

2) Ask that your pho­to from the 2013 Direc­to­ry be used. You need to tell us this, we don’t auto­mat­i­cal­ly use it.

3) Pro­vide your own pho­to — either a hard copy (will be returned to you) or as an e‑mailed image file.

If you pick option 2 or 3, we must have the pho­to or infor­ma­tion by Mon­day, June 8, the cut­off date for the 2015 Direc­to­ry. All infor­ma­tion or pho­tos should go to Kate Smith, kate.smith@liverpoolfirstumc.org

 

Become a Con­ta­gious Chris­t­ian

Become a Con­ta­gious Chris­t­ian is the title and sub­ject of a study offered on Wednes­days at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. July 1 through July 29. The study will help par­tic­i­pants define their faith sto­ry and devel­op ways to cre­ative­ly share their faith in Christ with oth­ers. Sign up in the Fel­low­ship Hall.

 

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.

Grad­u­ates — share your news with us!

To announce your grad­u­a­tion in the church newslet­ter, please pro­vide the fol­low­ing by June 8: your name, name of the school that you grad­u­at­ed from, parent’s names, future plans (col­lege, career, etc.), hon­ors or awards.

Annu­al Church Con­fer­ence and Sun­daes on Sun­day

The Mem­ber­ship Care Com­mis­sion invites you to enjoy an ice cream sun­dae in the Fel­low­ship Hall fol­low­ing the 9:30 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice on Sun­day, June 14. Spend some time cel­e­brat­ing sum­mer and catch­ing up with friends, by eat­ing dessert first! You can stay (or go home and return) for a potluck lunch at noon, fol­lowed by at 1 p.m. our annu­al “church con­fer­ence” when we will review the min­istries of the con­gre­ga­tion and adopt a plan and bud­get for the next 12 months, begin­ning July 1. Every church mem­ber who attends the meet­ing can speak and vote at the church con­fer­ence. A quo­rum is defined as all who attend a duly called and pub­li­cized meet­ing.

Prayer Walk

Join us for a Prayer Walk on Sat­ur­day, June 13 at 11 a.m. Walk through the neigh­bor­hoods adjoin­ing the church to dis­trib­ute fly­ers adver­tis­ing our sum­mer pro­gram, pro­mote par­tic­i­pa­tion and con­nect with the neigh­bors we are to serve for Christ. Observe the needs and pray for the neigh­bor­hoods we walk through. When we are done we will enjoy ice cream sun­daes and prayer­ful­ly con­sid­er new ini­tia­tives of min­istry for the church. Dur­ing the walk, we will adver­tise our Wor­ship In The Park we hope to offer Fri­day evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in John­son Park. If you would like to par­tic­i­pate, please speak to Pas­tor B. We need peo­ple to help lead singing, pro­vide spe­cial music, or share a wit­ness. Pas­tor B will offer train­ing on “Do’in Devo­tions” to help par­tic­i­pants learn how to struc­ture a wit­ness or a devo­tion.

 

 Senior Min­istries update

For those attend­ing the July 1 bus trip to Cort­land for the pro­duc­tion of “1776” please have all mon­ey in by Sun­day, June 7. There is one seat avail­able on the Fri­day, June 26, Dix­ie Land Cruise. Please check updat­ed spread sheets on our table in Fel­low­ship Hall. If a meal choice is required, please indi­cate your selec­tion.

New trip

Bus trip to Canandaigua Fri­day, Aug. 21. Atten­dees arrive @LFUMC @ 9:30 a.m. and board bus @9:45 — the bus departs @ 10 a.m. Arrive in Canandaigua @ 11:30 and board “The Canandaigua Lady” for a  lun­cheon cruise from noon‑2 p.m. Choose one of these sand­wich­es: chick­en sal­ad, roast beef, turkey or hum­mus & veg­gies. All lunch­es come with chips, bev­er­age & cook­ie “On Your Own” time from 2–3:30 p.m. we will arrive back in Liv­er­pool at 5 p.m. The cost is $35 per per­son and reser­va­tions may be called in to 695‑6606 or emailed to sbieling@hotmail.com AFTER June 12.

(REMEMBER NEW POLICY: NO ONE SIGNS UP VIA SIGN UP SHEETS,those spread sheets are only for ref­er­ence if you are on my list, paid and select­ed a meal choice if required)

Unit­ed Methodist Night 

at the Ball Park Tues­day, June 16 

Don’t miss the UNY Con­fer­ence-wide tail­gate par­ty (bring a dish to pass, and your own drink and table ser­vice) with com­pli­men­ta­ry grilled hot­dogs and coneys pro­vid­ed. Meet in the far right side of NBT Bank Sta­di­um, one Tex Simone Dri­ve, Syra­cuse (east side of Rt. 81 at Park Street, near Des­tiny USA) at 5:30 p.m. Bring non-per­ish­able foods for the Food Bank of CNY. At 6:45 p.m., we will lead the singing of the Nation­al Anthem and at 7 p.m. the game begins. For infor­ma­tion or to buy tick­ets, con­tact Michael Parish.

Recy­cle shoes

 Help pro­vide employ­ment for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, assist peo­ple in African nations to build busi­ness­es, pro­vide shoes for adults and chil­dren at a min­i­mal fee, and pro­vide mos­qui­to net­ting to pro­tect from malar­ia. The UMW are col­lect­ing gen­tly used shoes dur­ing June to sup­port this mis­sion. Men’s, wom­en’s, kid’s, ath­let­ic and ath­let­ic cleats are need­ed. NO win­ter shoes or boots, flip flops, crocs or  rain  boots or cloths. Shoes must  in good con­di­tion, clean of dirt, gum, and holes. Laces should be in good con­di­tion.

Free music class­es  

On Thurs­day nights, July 16, 23 & 30, there will be two music class­es offered for any one that would like to learn. From 6 to 7 p.m. is “Church Music 101”, a class that will teach music read­ing, nota­tion, rhythm, etc. and will include some hymn singing. There will be a break from 7 to 7:30 for snacks and fel­low­ship, after which the sec­ond class will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.  “Sing to the Lord!” is a class for improv­ing vocal singing tech­nique. This class will include some light stretch­ing, breath work, pos­ture and vocal tech­nique. ALL ages are wel­come to take one or both of these class­es. Sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall so that Nan­cy can have enough mate­ri­als for all par­tic­i­pants. Dead­line to sign up is July 6.

New addi­tion to the Sanc­tu­ary

We now have rail­ings next to the pul­pit and lectern in the chan­cel area. The rail­ings were designed, built, and installed by Herb Baum, Rich Ertinger and Paul Kul­ba, and are in mem­o­ry of Henk Van­Der­w­erff