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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If you would like to help plan a Dance Ministry, or be a performer, contact Alison Mapes at
email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://ride.missingkids.com/
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 time for the
ONLY BBQ. Use
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
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
Volunteer sign up
sheets are posted in