Support 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. Pastor B will ride the 100 — mile route, and is working to raise $300 or more to support the efforts of the Center. If you can help, a gift of any size is appreciated. Your check can be made out to Liverpool First UMC, mark in the note line “children.” Send donations to the church at 604 Oswego St., Liverpool, N.Y. 13088. Support is tax deductible and very much appreciated. There are many other opportunities to support the ride. For information, contact Mike Nortman at 720‑0709, firstname.lastname@example.org
LIFE Youth Ministry
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. 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.
Bring a bicycle to the Brewerton United Methodist Church every Tuesday (weather permitting) for a ride of 10 to 12 miles. Different routes every week. Start at 5 p.m. with devotions and prayer. Rides at a faster pace and distance of 35 miles leave from the parking lot of North Syracuse Believer’s Chapel on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
Balcony repairs begin this week
Members will see a lift and construction equipment around the sanctuary exterior and balcony for the next few weeks. We are repairing wall cracking on the east wall and in the balcony and belfry, so these areas will be blocked off. Ventilation work is also being done to alleviate winter ice problems in the winter. Work will start tomorrow the 21st and take a few weeks. There will be additional work on the exterior bricks of the church and roof repairs over the church offices.
CROP Walk, Oct. 4
Onondaga Lake Park at 1 p.m.
Money raised by the Crop Walk helps provide access to nutritious food for families to help break the cycle of hunger and poverty. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall today.
Gathering Service — Friday at 6:30 p.m.
The Gathering, a contemporary worship service will take place every Friday evening in the media room downstairs.
Food pantry needs
The pantry at St. Joseph the Worker Church 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. St Joseph’s is having a fall clothing give-away on Oct. 16th. They would appreciate any gently used clothing. This is a free give away, and what does not get taken will be given to migrant workers.
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 information.
Checks (reservations) for the Oct. 2 bus trip to Utica and Scenic Adirondack train ride to Old Forge must be received TODAY!
Thursday, Oct. 15 — Spaghetti Warehouse/Acme Mystery Theater — open to all ages
Wednesday, Nov. 4 — Ichiban Japanese Steak House
Monday, Dec. 14 — bus trip to Auburn to attend Merry Go Round Theater’s production “Forever Plaid”
Olivebranch Women’s Group
welcomes all women
Olivebranch will Meet Monday, Sept. 28th at 5:30 p.m. for punch and appetizers followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Bring a treasure for our silent auction. All women of the church are invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Olivebranch Women’s Group. Gather at 5:30 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres in Fellowship Hall, followed by dinner and a time of fellowship and faith. Meetings for the 2015–2016 year are: Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23, Dec. 14, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 21, April 25, and May 23. Call the church at 457‑5180 or see Pat Cupernall or Donna Auyer for details.
Church Conference — Oct. 24
Save the date of Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. on your calendar for our Church Conference at Clay Trinity UMC.. It is a time to celebrate what we have done in the past year and make plans for the next. We elect leaders and confirm those who will serve in various ministries. The bus will be available to provide transportation leaving the church at 9:20 a.m.
Those who are presently serving on one of the churches ministry or leadership teams should inform Pastor B of any changes they would like to make in their service, whether it be retirement or change to another ministry team. The Nominations team will only seek replacements for vacated positions. Our education ministry needs assistants for the classroom. Your help may be once a month, regular, or rotational. Remember our children need you.
A new ministry team called the Witness Team will help us learn about the skills and opportunities we have for evangelism, create opportunities, and help get out the word of what we do and have to offer. Please review the booklet in this bulletin that describes the opportunities for service available. Please complete one of these and return it to the office
or place it in the offering plate on or before Oct. 4th.
Thank you from the quilters
Thank you to the congregation for donations of new fabric and batting for the prayer quilt ministry. If you would like to assist in cutting, sewing, pressing or tying quilts, please contact Jean Jackson or come on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the church conference room. Beginners are always welcome.
“Every Child Save a Child”
Laurel O’Connor will preach on Sept. 27, about saving lives through the “Imagine No Malaria” initiative. Malaria is preventable and treatable. Most victims are 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.
Order now for Christmas giving
The Dinner/Fund raising Committee is offering hand-drawn pen and ink sketches of a favorite building. Submit a clear photo of your home, camp, business, etc. and it will be turned into a 11 x 14 framed 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. Due to the lead time needed to make your sketch by Christmas, this offer runs only until October.
Join the Conference and District in celebrating
Rev. Nola Anderson’s installation as Crossroads District Superintendent, Sunday, Oct. 11, at Cicero UMC . Reception is 4–4:30 p.m.; installation service 4:30 to 6 p.m.
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 toys are sold out until after Sept. 25) 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.
There will be a class for newcomers on Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 in the Conference Room.
On Tuesday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 27 Christian Education will host a Cottage meeting to meet our new Director of Christian Education, Karen Goyd. Please join us.