Announcements for Sept. 13

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, mnortman@twcny.rr.com

Senior Min­istry

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

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.