Announcements for Oct. 11

Instal­la­tion of the new D. S.- today at 4:30 p.m.

You are invit­ed to a spe­cial wor­ship ser­vice cel­e­brat­ing the appoint­ment of the Rev. Nola M. Ander­son as Dis­trict Super­in­ten­dent of our Cross­roads Dis­trict 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 inform the pas­tors this morn­ing.

New Mem­ber ori­en­ta­tion — today at 11 a.m.

Today we begin our first new mem­ber ori­en­ta­tion series of the fall sea­son. Whether you’ve been com­ing to Liv­er­pool First for years but have nev­er offi­cial­ly joined, or you’re a rel­a­tive new­com­er, we invite you to this engag­ing series of four dis­cus­sions, which will cul­mi­nate in a short cer­e­mo­ny dur­ing ser­vice on Nov. 8 for those who choose to make Liv­er­pool First their church home by pub­licly tak­ing mem­ber­ship vows.

Oct. 16 con­tem­po­rary wor­ship — speak­er from Ugan­da

Dur­ing The Gath­er­ing Con­tem­po­rary Wor­ship on Fri­day, Oct. 16, praise leader Scott Spink will lead music, and the ser­vice fea­tures a guest from Ugan­da: Rev. Davis Matovu, the head of Soul Fish­ing Min­istries and Nex­is Sem­i­nary in Ugan­da. Due to ren­o­va­tions down­stairs, The Gath­er­ing will meet in the upstairs sanc­tu­ary at 6:30 p.m., with refresh­ments in the fel­low­ship hall.

 Con­tem­po­rary Chris­t­ian music               & BBQ chick­en — Oct. 17

Sup­port South­ern Sudan Health Projects at a con­cert pre­sent­ed by Beau­ti­ful Mess Pro­duc­tions — cre­at­ed by Liv­er­pool’s own Ehrhart fam­i­ly — Sat­ur­day, Oct. 17 at Faith Jour­ney Unit­ed Methodist Church (for­mer­ly Clay Trin­i­ty), 8396 Mor­gan Road in Clay. Chick­en BBQ din­ner starts at 6 p.m., the con­cert starts at 7 p.m.  Dona­tion of $10 for adults and $5 for chil­dren ages 6–12 (free for younger chil­dren). There will also be a free will offer­ing at the con­cert. Call the church at 652‑9186 for infor­ma­tion.

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.

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.

 

UMW Women’s Tea 

Ladies are invit­ed to an after­noon tea fea­tur­ing teas around the world, cakes, cook­ies, lit­tle sand­wich­es and fun activ­i­ties. The Unit­ed Methodist Women will host it on Sat­ur­day, Oct. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $5 and will be used to sup­port UMW Glob­al Mis­sions. Bring your own spe­cial cup and saucer if you have one. Let us know if you will join us for tea; sign up on the sheet post­ed on the bul­letin board in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Senior Min­istry

For those attend­ing the Oct. 15 Spaghet­ti Ware­house din­ner the­ater, please meet at the restau­rant, 689 North Clin­ton St., at 6:30 p.m.

There are 15 tick­ets remain­ing for the Nov. 4 din­ner at Ichiban Steak­house. Last day for pay­ment is Oct. 18.

There are 19 tick­ets remain­ing for the Dec. 14 bus trip to Auburn to Mer­ry Go Round The­ater’s pro­duc­tion of “For­ev­er Plaid”. This will be the last event until April 2016.

For infor­ma­tion on each event, check the fly­ers on our table in Fel­low­ship Hall.

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 Edu­ca­tion 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).

Checks should be made out to LFUMC, with “Imag­ine No Malar­ia” in the memo line.

Imag­ine No Malar­ia is part of Africa 360 in the Upper New York Con­fer­ence, sav­ing lives and rais­ing up lead­ers in Africa.

Ded­i­ca­tion of Sun­day School space — Oct. 18

Next Sun­day the Sun­day School space will be ded­i­cat­ed after the 9:30 a.m. ser­vice. The cof­fee hour, after the ser­vice, will be held down­stairs in the gath­er­ing area. We are excit­ed to show every­one what has been hap­pen­ing.

Bible ded­i­ca­tion Sun­day — Oct. 18

Chil­dren in Kinder­garten and 3rd grade will each receive their own age appro­pri­ate Bible next Sun­day. Chil­dren from kinder­garten through Senior High should bring their Bibles with them week­ly. If your child does not have a Bible, please noti­fy the teacher or call the church at 457‑5180.

Fall fam­i­ly fun fest — Oct. 25 — 3–5 P.M.

Plan to join us for a fun filled after­noon with food, games and activ­i­ties for all ages. Call 457‑5180  for infor­ma­tion.

Demo­li­tion vol­un­teers need­ed!

The Trustees plan to ren­o­vate the Hazel Street house to be used as a Mis­sion and Retreat House, to pro­vide hous­ing for mis­sion teams who come to the area to work on projects.It will also house church retreats and meet­ings. The first step is gut­ting the house before win­ter. If you would like to serve on a demo­li­tion crew, please con­tact Doug Greene, Rich Ertinger or Pas­tor B., or inform the church office at 457‑5180 of the days and time of day you might be avail­able.

Sup­port fos­ter chil­dren 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. Con­sid­er pur­chas­ing $5 stuffed ani­mals from the Kohl’s Care sfor 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 Project Christi­na box 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 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.

Order prints and cards now for Christ­mas 

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 

meets Tues­day, Oct. 27

The Olive­branch wom­en’s group meet­ing moved to Tues­day, Oct. 27, for Octo­ber only. All women are invit­ed for din­ner, felow­ship and pro­gram. Call Pat Cuper­nall at 457‑6730 for infor­ma­tion and to reserve your place.

Hear­ing enhance­ment devices are avail­able

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, ask an ush­er to assist you in find­ing the best one to make your wor­ship expe­ri­ence one you can enjoy more ful­ly.

Church Con­fer­ence — Oct. 24 at 10 a.m.

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.