WORSHIP SERVICE TIMES CHANGE NEXT WEEK
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com
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.