Announcements for Sept. 20

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, mnortman@twcny.rr.com

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.

Cycling fel­low­ship

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.

               Senior Min­istry

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.

Vol­un­teers need­ed

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.

Ori­en­ta­tion Class 

There will be a class for new­com­ers on Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 in the Con­fer­ence Room.

Cot­tage meet­ings

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.