Announcements for Sept 27

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 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.

Prayer­ful Threads

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

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.