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.
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.