Announcements for Oct. 4

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.

               Senior Min­istry

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

Instruc­tions

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