CROP Walk — today
Onondaga Lake Park at 1 p.m.
Money raised by the CROP Walk provides access to nutritious food for families to help break the cycle of hunger and poverty. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall to walk or sponsor a walker. Join us this afternoon at the Salt Museum at 1 p.m.
Installation of the new District Superintendent
You are invited to a special worship service celebrating the appointment of the Rev. Nola M. Anderson as District Superintendent of our Crossroads District 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.
Learn more about being a Methodist!
A Discipleship 101 class will meet at 11 a.m. on four Sundays: Oct 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 in the Church Conference Room. Anyone interested in learning more about baptism, membership, or United Methodism is welcome. Newcomers and persons considering joining are especially encouraged to attend. For information contact Pastor Alison at 457‑5180.
Church Conference — Oct. 24
Come to the Church Conference on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. 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.
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.
Administrative Council meeting — Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend meetings of the church Administrative Council, the main decision-making body of the church. Reports are presented from all of the groups that lead programs for the congregation. The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19. Meetings generally last about an hour, and are limited to no more than 90 minutes. Although only Council members may vote, everyone has a voice in the discussions.
Contemporary Service — Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
The Gathering, a contemporary worship service, takes place every Friday evening in the Worship Center downstairs.
Children’s leaders needed for Sunday mornings
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.
Below you will find the last three events planned for 2015, the number of tickets available, and the cut off for reservations. Don’t delay…events won’t start up again until April 2016.
22 tickets available for Oct. 15 Spaghetti Warehouse dinner theater. Payment must be received TODAY.
24 tickets available for Nov. 4 dinner at Ichiban Japanesee Steakhouse. Payment must be received by Sunday, Oct. 18.
27 tickets available for the Dec. 14 bus trip to Auburn to attend Merry Go Round Playhouse’s production of “Forever Plaid”. Payment must be received by Nov. 8.
For details and to see if you have paid and are on the list, check Senior Ministries’ table in Fellowship Hall.
UMW Women’s Tea
Ladies are cordially invited to an afternoon tea featuring teas around the world, to be hosted by the United Methodist Women.
Saturday, Oct. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Cost is $5. Proceeds will support the UMW Global Missions.
Bring your own special cup and saucer if you have one.
Please let us know if you will join us for tea; sign up on the sheets posted on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.
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.
For Every Child, Save a Child
1. Choose a craft (and the “About Me” paper) for a child. Take it home and use it to remember to pray and give.
2. Put your name AND the child’s name on the brown pledge card, and put it in the offering plate. The Christian Ed director will use this information to keep you connected through the year, so a child in the congregation knows that someone is praying for them and saving lives in their name.
3. Give at least $10 each month through the end of the school year, saving a life in the child’s name.
Optional: take 8 envelopes putting one in the offering plate each month with your donation inside (be sure your name and envelope number is on it, for your giving statement)
NOTE: Checks are to be made out to LFUMC, with “Imagine No Malaria” in the memo line.
Thank you for helping save lives!
Imagine No Malaria is part of Africa 360 in the Upper New York Conference, saving lives and raising up leaders in Africa.
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 through October.
Olivebranch women’s group to meet Tuesday, Oct. 27
The Olivebranch women’s group meeting moved to Tuesday the 27th for October only. Program details to follow.
There’s still time to join a choir
Do you have musical gifts to share? Consider these opportunities:
Chancel Choir — Senior high & older; rehearses Thursdays at 7 p.m. Nancy B. James, Director
Bell Choir — Junior high & older; rehearses Thursdays at 6 p.m. Becky Dunstone, Director
Alleluia Choir — Junior high & older; rehearses Sundays at 1 p.m. Kathy Nortman, Director
Spirit Singers - Grades pre-K‑5; rehearses Sundays at 9 a.m. Alison Mapes, Director
Contact Nancy B. James at 457‑5180 for information.
Thanks for participating in last week’s fire drill
Thank you to those that participated in our fire drill last week at the end of the 9:30 a.m. service. We learned several things. First, the alarm is plenty loud; even folks with impaired hearing heard it. Second, we need to remember to move all the way out to the sidewalk so that fire trucks can get close to the entrance to the building. What did you learn? Let us know with a note, email or phone call to the church at 457‑5180 if you have suggestions. Remember, when leaving the sanctuary, those seated on the south (Vine Street) side should exit by the purple doors, while those seated on the north (church office) side of the sanctuary should exit the side doors, and proceed outside from there.
Hearing enhancement devices
The new hearing enhancement devices, which some of you have been using for the past few weeks, were given in loving memory of Warren Tilden by his family and friends. If you haven’t had a chance to try one of those devices, please ask an usher to assist you in finding the best one to make your worship experience one you can enjoy more fully