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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.