Announcements for September 6, 2015


Begin­ning next week, we will change to our win­ter wor­ship sched­ule. There will be two

tra­di­tion­al Sun­day wor­ship ser­vices each week, at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the Sanc­tu­ary.

We are also offer­ing two new wor­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties:

• 8:15 a.m. Sun­day morn­ings, a Prayer and Com­mu­nion Ser­vice in the down­stairs Chapel

• 6:30 p.m. Fri­day evenings, The Gath­er­ing, a con­tem­po­rary wor­ship ser­vice, in the down­stairs

Chris­t­ian Edu­ca­tion­al Con­fer­ence Cen­ter.

The 8 a.m. tra­di­tion­al Sun­day wor­ship in the Sanc­tu­ary will resume the third week of June.


Join a choir — rehearsals start soon

Do you have musi­cal gifts to share? Here are some oppor­tu­ni­ties. Con­tact the church at

457‑5180 or the appro­pri­ate direc­tor with ques­tions.

Chan­cel Choir (ages senior high through adult)

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

Bell Choir (ages junior high through adult)

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

Alleluia Choir (ages junior high & old­er)

Rehears­es Sun­days, 1 to 2 p.m., begins Sept. 13, Kathy Nort­man, Direc­tor.

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

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


Pas­tors’ office hours

Pas­tor Bri­an Homan is gen­er­al­ly avail­able in the office Mon­days, Wednes­days, and Fri­days

from 9 a.m. to 1.p.m., depend­ing on appoint­ments or pas­toral care needs. He is avail­able

by appoint­ment and can be reached direct­ly by call­ing 315–345-6534. Please leave a text

rather than a voice mail for more imme­di­ate response if unavail­able for your call.

Pas­tor Ali­son Schmied is gen­er­al­ly avail­able in the office Mon­days, Tues­days, and

Thurs­days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and by appoint­ment. She can be reached by leav­ing a

mes­sage at 315–715-8565.


Inter­Faith Din­ner Dia­logues

Join an Inter­Faith Works’ Din­ner Dia­logue on Sept. 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For infor­ma­tion,

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


Sup­port Hunger Relief

The CROP Walk is Oct. 4 at Ononda­ga Lake Park at 1:30 p.m. Call 457‑5180 for infor­ma­tion.


LIFE Youth Min­istry begins Sept. 18

L.I.F.E. (Live In Faith Every­day), Liv­er­pool’s min­istry with stu­dents in grades 6 — 12, meets

most Fri­days at 6:30 p.m. for wor­ship, fol­lowed by games, plan­ning, and food. Our first

gath­er­ing will be Fri­day, Sept. 18, begin­ning with wor­ship at 6:30 p.m. On Sun­day, Sept.

20, a Kick­ball Kick­off will be host­ed by the youth of Christ Com­mu­ni­ty UMC at 1 p.m. For

infor­ma­tion con­tact Pas­tor B or the church staff at 457‑5180. Bot­tle Col­lec­tion — Drop off

return­able bot­tles and cans at church to sup­port the youth min­istry, or bring them to MSK

Bot­tle Return on Rt. 57 near Wet­zel Rd. for the Liv­er­pool Methodist Youth account.



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.

Food pantry also needs toi­letries & school sup­plies

The pantry at St. Joseph the Work­er Church needs tooth­paste, tooth brush­es, soap, sham­poo,

and school sup­plies. 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 Direc­tor of Chris­t­ian Edu­ca­tion

Karen Gloyd at 457‑5180 if you are called to assist in the Chris­t­ian edu­ca­tion of our chil­dren.


Order Now For Christ­mas Giv­ing

The Dinner/Fundraising Com­mit­tee is again offer­ing hand-drawn pen and ink sketch­es of a

favorite build­ing mat­ted and framed and ready for giv­ing. Sim­ply sub­mit a clear pho­to of your

home, camp, busi­ness, etc. and it will be turned into a framed 11 x 14 fin­ished gift in your

choice of mat col­or. Peo­ple and pets can be added. You can also order cus­tom Christ­mas

cards. See our dis­play in Fel­low­ship Hall. We’d be hap­py to take your order. Due to the lead

time need­ed to make your sketch by Christ­mas, this offer runs only until Octo­ber.


Help need­ed for a fun chore

On Sept. 13, LFUMC will have a Kick-Off Pic­nic for the Dis­cov­ery Zone pro­gram. Help erect

three tents and move tables and chairs on Thurs­day, Sept. 10, begin­ning at 6 p.m. With

enough help we’ll be done by 7 or 7:30 p.m. In the event of rain on Thurs­day, the tents will

be put up on Fri­day, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. The tents will be tak­en down on Sept. 14, also at 6

p.m. We’ll be done by 7 p.m. Please let me know your avail­abil­i­ty to help. — Rich Ertinger, cell;



Women’s Bible Study begins Sept. 18

Women may join a 12-week Bible Study based on the book, Expe­ri­enc­ing God by Hen­ry

Black­a­by, led by Rosanne McDougall. It will meet 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.


Sup­port chil­dren in fos­ter care through Project Christi­na

Sarah Biel­ing coor­di­nates “Project Christi­na” with the Ononda­ga Coun­ty Social Ser­vices Fos­ter

Care Agency, pro­vid­ing stuffed toys and reusable shop­ping bags to chil­dren who must move

out of their homes. You are encour­aged to pur­chase $5 stuffed ani­mals from the Kohl’s cares

for Kids pro­gram; the $5 sup­ports Golisano Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal at Upstate. Social Ser­vices

also needs dia­pers, paci­fiers, and bot­tles. Dona­tions 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 and to 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 pas­tors among the rid­ers. There are oth­er oppor­tu­ni­ties to sup­port the

ride as well. For infor­ma­tion, con­tact Mike Nort­man at 720‑0709,


Senior Min­istry Fall events

Seats are avail­able for:

Sept. 11 — His­toric Tram ride at Ononda­ga Lake park from 1 to 2 p.m. Meet at the Grif­fin

Vis­i­tors cen­ter next to Weg­man’s chil­dren’s play­ground. $2 per per­son to be paid at the

tram. Call 695‑6696 to make a reser­va­tion.

Oct. 2 — bus trip to Uti­ca for the Adiron­dack Scenic Rail­road trip to Old Forge.

Oct. 15 — Spaghet­ti Ware­house Din­ner The­ater

Nov. 4 — din­ner at Ichiban Japan­ese Steak­house at 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 14 — bus trip to Auburn to the Mer­ry Go Round Play­house to see “For­ev­er Plaid”

See fly­ers on table in Fel­low­ship Hall for details. Your reser­va­tion is your check received with

the event & meal choice (if required) list­ed in the memo por­tion. Make checks payable to

LFUMC Senior Min­istries; mail to church.


No senior should go hun­gry

Unable to go gro­cery shop­ping? Would you like some­one to stop by each day? Con­sid­er

arrang­ing for home deliv­ery of meals from North Area Meals on Wheels. Call Don­na Bar­rett

at 452‑1402 for infor­ma­tion.