Announcements for August 23, 2015

Sign up for Women’s Fall Bible Study

Women are invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in a 12-week Bible Study based on the book titled,  “Expe­ri­enc­ing God” by Hen­ry Black­a­by, led by Rosanne McDougall from our Wom­en’s Min­istry. It will be held in the Memo­r­i­al Lounge on Fri­day morn­ings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., begin­ning Sept. 18. You will need to pur­chase a work­book. Sign up on the sheet post­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall before Sept. 4. This study is life chang­ing. It requires com­mit­ment in order to get the true ben­e­fit, but it is well worth the effort. It will help you con­nect with God in an inti­mate and per­son­al rela­tion­ship.

Free Tues­day Quilt­ing class­es

Quilt­ing class­es take place Tues­days in August at 10 a.m. in the con­fer­ence room. New par­tic­i­pants are wel­come every week.

Senior Min­istry events

Aug. 28 His­tor­i­cal Ononda­ga Lake tram ride. Meet at the Grif­fin vis­i­tors cen­ter by Weg­man’s play­ground at 12:45 p.m. Tram departs at 1 p.m. and returns at 2 p.m. This is a pri­vate tour. $2 cash will be col­lect­ed at the tram. If you would like to ride on the church bus to and from, call 695‑6696 ASAP.

Sept. 18 Bus trip to Gleno­ra Win­ery — we have had a few can­cel­la­tions, if you are inter­est­ed in going call 457‑5180 ASAP.

Oct. 2 Trav­el to Uti­ca to board the Adiron­dack Scenic Rail­road for a trip to Old Forge. $40 per per­son. We have a reserved car with lunch catered by a local restau­rant for this non-stop trip.

Oct. 15 Din­ner The­ater at Spaghet­ti Ware­house. Peo­ple of all ages wel­come.

Dec. 14 Bus trip to Auburn to the Mer­ry Go Round The­ater to see “For­ev­er Plaid”.

Infor­ma­tion fly­ers are in Fel­low­ship Hall. Reser­va­tions are made only upon receipt of your check for that event. If a meal choice is required, please write that on the memo por­tion along with the date of the event you are pay­ing for. Make checks payable to LFUMC Senior Min­istries — place in our mail­box at church

The Open Table — free meal served Aug. 30

St. Matthew’s Epis­co­pal Church, 900 Vine St., hosts a free com­mu­ni­ty meal (ziti, sausage or meat­balls & sal­ad) Aug. 30, 4 — 6 p.m. All wel­come! Call 457‑4633 for infor­ma­tion (or stop in).

Ride Around the Lake for Jesus’ Sake — Aug. 26

Par­tic­i­pate in a mis­sion known as Around the Lake for Jesus’ Sake. Bicy­cle the 56 miles or a seg­ment of the route around Onei­da Lake on Aug. 26, start­ing at Brew­er­ton Unit­ed Methodist Church, 5395 Orange­port Rd. Fel­low­ship, devo­tion and prayer begins at 7:30 a.m.; leave the church at 8 a.m. Stop at church­es along the route for prayer and hydra­tion. You must be 18 years or old­er and wear a hel­met to ride. Orga­niz­er Pas­tor Jack Keat­ing set an empha­sis on mis­sion by col­lect­ing school sup­plies and toi­letries for dis­tri­b­u­tion at food pantries around the lake. Reg­is­ter by email­ing pastorjackk@gmail.com or call (315) 668‑3999.

Food pantry needs toi­letries & school sup­plies

In addi­tion to pro­vid­ing food, the pantry at St. Joseph the Work­er Church dis­trib­utes tooth­paste, tooth brush­es, soap & sham­poo. They also give school sup­plies to chil­dren in need. Please put dona­tions in the food pantry con­tain­er in the main cor­ri­dor of the church.

Care to join a choir?

Do you have musi­cal gifts that you might like to share? Here are oppor­tu­ni­ties that Liv­er­pool First has to offer. Con­tact the church at 457‑5180 or the appro­pri­ate direc­tor with ques­tions.

Chan­cel Choir (ages senior high & up)

rehears­es Thurs­days, 7 to 8:30 p.m., begins Sept. 10, Nan­cy B. James, Direc­tor

Bell Choir (ages junior high & up)

rehears­es Thurs­days, 6 to 7 p.m., begins Sept. 10, Becky Dun­stone, Direc­tor

Alleluia Choir (ages junior high & up)

rehears­es Sun­days, 1 to 2 p.m., begins Sept. 20, Kathy Nort­man, Direc­tor.

Spir­it Singers (our lit­tle folk)

rehears­es Sun­days, 9 to 9:30 a.m., begins Sept. 27, Ali­son Mapes, Direc­tor.

Dance min­istry

If you would like to help plan a new Dance Min­istry, or be a per­former, call the church office at 457‑5180.

Fri­day evening wor­ship in the park

Liv­er­pool First hosts an infor­mal wor­ship ser­vice in John­son Park on Fri­days at 6:30 p.m. It includes singing, Scrip­ture, and wit­ness­es from mem­bers. Your fam­i­ly is wel­come to join. Bring a lawn chair and look for the ban­ner and cross; con­tin­ues out­doors through Sept. 11.

Inter­Faith Din­ner Dia­logues

Inter­Faith Works’ Din­ner Dia­logues will be held Sept. 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at res­i­dences in and around Syra­cuse. Gath­er over a meal to dis­cuss faith and spir­i­tu­al­i­ty. A trained facil­i­ta­tor guides and mod­er­ates the dia­logue. Hosts pro­vide a sim­ple veg­e­tar­i­an din­ner. Eat­ing togeth­er is sym­bol­ic of tol­er­ance, respect, and under­stand­ing, as well as an expres­sion of uni­ty among those with var­ied beliefs and reli­gious tra­di­tions. Par­tic­i­pa­tion is free. Share, lis­ten, and learn how we as a com­mu­ni­ty are unit­ed. For infor­ma­tion about host­ing, facil­i­tat­ing, or attend­ing, con­tact Daryl Files at (315) 449‑3552, ext. 208 or email dfiles@interfaithworkscny.org.

It’s Chick­en-ONLY BBQ time again!

It’s time for the annu­al Sep­tem­ber Chick­en-ONLY BBQ. For those of you who love our chick­en, or missed the June BBQ, here’s your chance to enjoy it again! Use the order form in the bul­letin or All of Us, or see the “chick­en desk” in Fel­low­ship Hall on Aug. 23, Sept. 6, or Sept. 13. The date for PICK-UP is Sun­day, Sept. 20, after both ser­vices. All orders are PRE-ORDER ONLY and must be paid for by noon, Mon­day, Sept. 14. One-half chick­en is $6. This chick­en freezes well. Noth­ing like remem­ber­ing hot sum­mer days on a cold Jan­u­ary night! This event ben­e­fits the pro­gram­ming of our church. Of course, the BBQ runs on vol­un­teer-pow­er! Help is need­ed for prep, grilling, and clean-up. Please con­sid­er sign­ing up in Fel­low­ship Hall now.

Sup­port Hunger Relief

Fundrais­ing for the Syra­cuse CROP Hunger Walk begins in Sep­tem­ber. The walk takes place on Sun­day, Oct. 4 at Ononda­ga Lake Park at 1:30 p.m. Con­tact Mike Nort­man or oth­er mem­bers of the church Out­reach & Mis­sions Com­mis­sion for infor­ma­tion.

LIFE Youth Min­istry fall events begin Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

LIFE (Live In Faith Every­day), Liverpool’s Youth Fel­low­ship, will work with youth groups in area Methodist church­es to plan coop­er­a­tive activ­i­ties this fall. Each host­ing group arranges activ­i­ties, food and a devo­tion. On weeks that we do not have a region­al youth gath­er­ing, our LIFE group will meet on Fri­day evenings for wor­ship, games, food, and plan­ning for the events we are host­ing. Our first LIFE gath­er­ing will be Fri­day, Sept. 18 with wor­ship at 6:30 p.m. Then, a Kick­ball Kick­off for the fall will be host­ed by the youth of Christ Com­mu­ni­ty UMC at 1 p.m. on Sept. 20. For infor­ma­tion con­tact Pas­tor B or the church office staff at 457‑5180.