Fire drill procedures
In the event that a fire alarm is triggered, people in the sanctuary should leave the building immediately. Those seated on the south side of the sanctuary (Vine St. side), should leave by the purple doors, while those seated on the north side should leave by the side exit and proceed outdoors from there. Parents: meet your children in the back parking lot, near Hazel Street, where their teachers will lead with them.
Meet our Director of Christian Education — today
Everyone is invited to attend a Cottage Meeting this afternoon, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. in the downstairs Discovery Zone Christian Education space. Meet Karen Gloyd, share your ideas, and learn what Karen has planned.
Free meal — today at 4 p.m.
Meatloaf and macaroni & cheese are on the menu today at The Open Table, a free community meal served at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 900 Vine St. in Liverpool. Call 457‑4633 or visit www.stmatthewsliverpool.org for details.
Youths invited to play kickball today
Teens are invited to join the LIFE Youth Ministry as they gather with other youths at Christ Community UMC for a kickball game, snacks, and Christian fellowship. Meet at our church at 12:30 p.m. to ride the church bus to Christ Community; the event begins there at 1 p.m. See Pastor B this morning for information.
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. Our children need you.
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.
Installation of the new D.S. Sunday, Oct. 11
You are invited to a special worship service celebrating the appointment of the Rev. Nola M. Anderson as District Superintendent of our Crossroads District of the Upper NY Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 11, at Cicero UMC. A reception will be held at 4 p.m., followed by a worship service from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To share a ride from the Liverpool First UMC parking lot, please contact the church office at 457‑5180.
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.
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 and substitute teachers. Call Director of Christian Education Karen Gloyd at 457‑5180 for information.
Get involved through service
If you haven’t yet completed the “Getting Involved — A Commitment of Time, Talent and Gifts” form, please do so today. Copies are available from the ushers, and may be left in the offering plate or in Pastor B’s mailbox. The Nominations Committee will meet tomorrow, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. to begin planning for next year.
Summer is over and it’s time to relax with handcrafted needlework. Prayerful Threads meets the first and third Sunday of each month from 2–4 p.m. in Memorial Lounge. Knit and crochet baby blankets for Baptisms at the Church, baby items for the Teen Mops children and New Hope, and scarves/hats for the Rescue Mission. If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, we will teach you. Join us for heart-warming Sundays and making new friends. We also welcome donations of yarn for our projects. More info: contact Gayle Spaulding 715‑4720 or Paula Lamberson 622‑3118.
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.
Lay Servant class begins Oct. 10
Pastoral Care through Healing Prayers, an advanced lay servant course, will be offered at Manlius United Methodist Church on Saturdays Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn a biblical basis for healing the sick and how to minister to those who need God’s healing touch. Call the church at 457‑5180 ASAP for an application. For information about the course, contact Pastor Joseph Kim at email@example.com
Discipleship 101 Class
Anyone interested in learning about membership in the United Methodist Church is invited to attend this class at 11 a.m. on Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 in the church Conference Room. Contact Pastor Alison at 457‑5180 for information.