Announcements for Aug. 30

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. Bring a lawn chair and look

for the ban­ner and cross; con­tin­ues out­doors through Sept. 11.

Inter­Faith Din­ner Dia­logues

Join an Inter­Faith Works’ Din­ner Dia­logue on Sept. 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at res­i­dences

around Syra­cuse. Dis­cuss faith and spir­i­tu­al­i­ty over a meal; guid­ed by a trained facil­i­ta­tor.

Hosts pro­vide a sim­ple veg­e­tar­i­an din­ner. Par­tic­i­pa­tion is free. For infor­ma­tion, con­tact Daryl

Files at (315) 449‑3552, ext. 208 or email

Sup­port Hunger Relief

Fundrais­ing for the Syra­cuse CROP Hunger Walk begins in Sep­tem­ber. The walk is Sun­day,

Oct. 4 at Ononda­ga Lake Park at 1:30 p.m. Con­tact Mike Nort­man or oth­er mem­bers of the

Out­reach & Mis­sions Com­mis­sion for infor­ma­tion.

LIFE Youth Min­istry begins Sept. 18

LIFE (Live In Faith Every­day), Liverpool’s youth min­istry, will plan coop­er­a­tive activ­i­ties with

youth groups in area Methodist church­es this fall. Each host­ing group arranges activ­i­ties,

food and a devo­tion. On weeks that we do not have a region­al 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, begin­ning with wor­ship at 6:30

p.m. Then, a Kick­ball Kick­off 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 staff at 457‑5180.

Invi­ta­tion to pray

Prayer Part­ners invite you to meet Mon­days at church, from 3 to 4 p.m. Learn­ing how to

call on God in prayer is one way that we devel­op our rela­tion­ship with God. We receive

requests for dif­fer­ent needs: heal­ing, com­fort, strength, wis­dom, pro­tec­tion, etc. If you

are inter­est­ed please call Pas­tor Ali­son at 457‑5180, Pamela Phillips at 451‑1087 or Barb

Hal­stead at 622‑0752.

Bot­tle Col­lec­tion sup­ports youth min­istries

We col­lect return­able bot­tles and cans to sup­port the youth min­istries at Liv­er­pool First

UMC. Leave them at church, or bring them direct­ly to MSK Bot­tle Return on Rt. 57 near

Wet­zel Rd and inform them that the return should go the Liv­er­pool Methodist Youth account.


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.

Children’s lead­ers need­ed

Please lift in prayer the need for Sun­day School teach­ers. Call the church at 457‑5180 if you

feel called to assist in the Chris­t­ian Edu­ca­tion of our chil­dren and youth.

Care to join a choir?

Do you have musi­cal gifts to share? Here are oppor­tu­ni­ties at Liv­er­pool First. 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. 13, Kathy Nort­man, Direc­tor.

Spir­it Singers (chil­dren pre‑K — 5th grade)

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

Dance min­istry

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

No senior should go hun­gry

Unable to go gro­cery shop­ping? Chal­lenged to pre­pare a nutri­tious meal? Would you like

some­one to stop by each day? Con­sid­er arrang­ing for dai­ly home deliv­ery of meals from

North Area Meals on Wheels. Call Don­na Bar­rett at 452‑1402 for infor­ma­tion.

Sup­port peo­ple in need

The church main­tains a Pas­tors Dis­cre­tionary Fund Cri­sis Care account to help peo­ple fac­ing

finan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties. Dona­tions by cash or check are always wel­come; please note on your

offer­ing enve­lope or check that it is for the “Pas­tors Dis­cre­tion — Cri­sis Care.” Also, gift cards

to Aldi, Nichols, Weg­mans or oth­er gro­cery stores, as well as gas cards and bus pass­es, are

need­ed. These may be placed in the offer­to­ry plate or brought to the church office.

Sign up for Women’s Fall Bible Study

Women are invit­ed to join a 12-week Bible Study based on the book, “Expe­ri­enc­ing God”

by Hen­ry Black­a­by, led by Rosanne McDougall from our Wom­en’s Min­istry. It will be held on

Fri­days 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 by Sept. 4. The study will help you con­nect

with God in an inti­mate and per­son­al rela­tion­ship.

Sup­port chil­dren in fos­ter care through Project Christi­na

Church mem­ber Sarah Biel­ing coor­di­nates “Project Christi­na” with the Ononda­ga Coun­ty

Social Ser­vices Fos­ter Care Agency, to pro­vide stuffed toys and attrac­tive, reusable shop­ping

bags to chil­dren who must move out of their homes. Sarah encour­ages peo­ple to pur­chase

$5 stuffed ani­mals from the Kohl’s cares for Kids pro­gram, because the $5 stays in the

com­mu­ni­ty. In this area, the mon­ey sup­ports Golisano Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal at Upstate. Social

Ser­vices also needs dia­pers (all sizes), paci­fiers, and bot­tles. All items may be left in the box

labeled Project Christi­na, in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Join the Ride for Miss­ing Chil­dren — Sept. 25

200 cyclists will ride from school to school on Sept. 25 to raise mon­ey for the Nation­al Cen­ter

for Miss­ing and Exploit­ed Chil­dren. Help NCMEC edu­cate the pub­lic about the need for safe­ty

and abduc­tion pre­ven­tion edu­ca­tion. If you are a bike rid­er, join the ride, and raise mon­ey for

the cause. You may see our pas­tors among the rid­ers. There are oth­er oppor­tu­ni­ties to sup­port

the ride as well. Each rid­er rais­es $300 that stays in this com­mu­ni­ty to pro­vide edu­ca­tion­al

mate­r­i­al, posters of miss­ing chil­dren and recov­ery ser­vices. For infor­ma­tion, con­tact Mike

Nort­man at 720‑0709, or

Senior Min­istry events

Oct. 2 Trav­el to Uti­ca to board the Adiron­dack Scenic Rail­road for a non-stop ride to Old

Forge in a reserved car with lunch catered by a local restau­rant. $40 per per­son.

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 upon receipt of pay­ment

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, mail to the church or mail to Sarah Biel­ing 2 Cty Rte 10, Pen­nel­lville

13132. If ques­tions, call Sarah at 695‑6696.

The Open Table — free meal today

St. Matthew’s Epis­co­pal Church, 900 Vine St., serves a free meal (ziti, sausage or meat­balls

& sal­ad) Aug. 30, 4 — 6 p.m. All wel­come!

It’s BBQ


It’s time for the

Sep­tem­ber Chick­en-


this order form or

see the “chick­en

desk” in Fel­low­ship

Hall on Sept. 6 or



Sun­day, Sept. 20,

after both ser­vices.

All orders are PREORDER

ONLY and

must be paid for

by noon, Mon­day,

Sept. 14. One-half

chick­en is $6.

This chick­en freezes

well. Noth­ing like


sum­mer days on a

Jan­u­ary night! This

event ben­e­fits the

pro­gram­ming of our

church. Of course,

the BBQ runs on


Help is need­ed for

prepa­ra­tion, grilling,

and clean-up.

Vol­un­teer sign up

sheets are post­ed in

Fel­low­ship Hall.