Bible Study begins Friday Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m.
Women may join a 12-week Bible Study based on the book, Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby, led by Rosanne McDougall. It meets 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 Pastor B among the riders. There are other opportunities to support the ride as well. For information, contact Mike Nortman at 720‑0709, firstname.lastname@example.org
For those attending the bus trip to Dundee on Friday, Sept. 18, please arrive at the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m. for departure at 9 a.m. We are traveling to the Glenora Winery for wne & sparkling grape juice and cheese tasting, tour of the cellars and luncheon at the Inn At Glenora.
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.
New Sunday Morning Worship Opportunity
A Service of Prayer and Holy Communion will be offered Sunday mornings from 8:15- a.m. in the Chapel. The Chapel, located downstairs near the back parking lot entrance, is accessible by stairs or elevator. All are welcome.
“Every Child Save a Child”
Laurel O’Connor will be our guest preacher on Sept. 27, teaching about participation in saving lives through the UMC’s “Imagine No Malaria” initiative. Malaria is preventable, treatable and beatable. Most victims are young children and pregnant women in Sub-Saharan Africa. Each adult in our congregation is challenged to “adopt” one of the LFUMC children as a prayer partner, and to pledge to save the life of at least one African child per month at the price of $10–enough for a net or two rounds of malaria medication. Learn more at http://www.unyumc.org/mission/imagine-no-malaria.
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 offering plate or brought to the church office.
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 Oct.
Please join the Conference and District in celebrating
Rev. Nola Anderson’s installation as Crossroads District Superintendent, Sunday, Oct. 11, at Cicero UMC 4 to 7 p.m. R.S.V.P to CrossroadsDistrict@unyumc.org if you plan to attend (for dinner count).
Seeking Leadership For Church Activities
Pleae share your time and your talents through the ministries of our church. Take time to pray, to consider your gifts, and complete a “GETTING INVOLVED” survey to indicate the ways you would like to use your time, talents and gifts through Liverpool First United Methodist Church. Surveys are available from the ushers. Put your completed survey in the offering plate or drop it off at the church office.
CROP Walk, Oct. 4 Onondaga Lake Park 1 p.m.
Malnutrition is an underlying cause of death for 3.5 million children each year, that’s about one-third of all child deaths in the world. Contributing factors include drought, disasters that kill crops, lack of clean water, poor sanitation and hygiene, and rising food prices. Money raised by Church World Service helps provide access to nutritious food and training for families on healthy eating, to help break the cycle of hunger and poverty. We hope you will sign up in the Fellowship Hall today.
Gathering Service — Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
We thank God for bringing Scott Spink to us to serve as our worship leader/musician for our contemporary worship service. Scott is a pianist and guitarist from Central Square NY. He studied music at SUNY Oswego and currently teaches at the Fulton Family YMCA and the Music and Arts Center in Clay NY. He also plays piano for the Prince of Peace Church in Fulton NY on Sundays. Scott will lead his first service at on Friday, Sept 18 from 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. Worship will take place in the media room of our downstairs education facility. The Gathering will meet every Friday evening.
Food pantry needs toiletries & school supplies
The pantry at St. Joseph the Worker Church desperatly needs cereal, pasta, rice, oatmeal, hamburger helper, etc. because of a leak that destroyed all the dry goods they had. Toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap, shampoo, and school supplies are also appreciated.
Thank you to the congregation for donations of new fabric and batting for the prayer quilt ministry. If you would like to assist in the cutting, sewing, pressing or tying quilts please contact Jean Jackson or come on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. in the church conference room. Beginners are welcome.
Children’s leaders needed
Please lift in prayer the need for Discovery Zone assistant teachers. Call Director of Christian Education Karen Gloyd at 457‑5180 for more information.