New comers class — today at 11 a.m.
What does it mean to be a United Methodist? Grab coffee and join a discussion in the Conference Room and for the next two Sundays. Learn about the meaning of baptism, communion, membership, or the United Methodist “method” of following Jesus. Newcomers and persons considering joining are especially encouraged to attend. For information contact Pastor Alison at 457‑5180.
Administrative Council meeting — tomorrow 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.
UMW Women’s Tea — Oct. 24 — 2 — 4 p.m.
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. Sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.
Olivebranch women’s group meets Tuesday
The Olivebranch women’s group meets Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. for appetizers, dinner and program. All women are invited and are asked to bring a vegetable, salad, relishes, or bread and butter to go with baked ziti, meatballs and sauce that will be provided. Rev. Samuel Hudson will present a program about his faith journey, his work in Syracuse with inner city boys 9–12 years old and his prison ministry with teen boys. Call Pat Cupernall at 457‑6730 to reserve your place.
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.
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2 — 5 p.m.
Families with elementary school age children are invited to attend the Fall Fun Festival next Sunday afternoon. If you wish to help with the festival, please see Christian Education Director Karen Gloyd or call the church at 457‑5180. We also need bags of wrapped candy to use as prizes. If you wish to donate a bag of candy, please bring it next Sunday.
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.
Tips for keeping warm in the sanctuary
As the weather turns cooler, some may find parts of the sanctuary — built in 1856 — chillier than others. Worshippers will find that seats closer to the front are warmer than the back pews. Also, seats by the outside aisles are closer to the heaters than those near the center aisle. Prayer shawls are located in the back pews for those who still wish to sit in the back. Keep in mind that the ceiling fans are circulating air to keep warmer air closer to the pews — not to cool the air.
Invitation to pray
Prayer Partners invite you to be a part of the group that meets Mondays at the church, from 3 to 4 p.m. Learning how to call on God in prayer is one way that we develop our relationship with God. We receive requests from many different sources and for many different needs, such as healing, comfort, strength, wisdom, protection, etc. If you are interested please
For Every Child” helping hands available
To give each child in our Christian Education program a prayer partner outside of their family, there are “helping hands” available for adoption in Fellowship Hall. Each hand has the name of a child involved in our Discovery Zone. Take one home as a reminder to pray for that child all year, and use the envelopes for donations to Imagine No Malaria. In addition to offering prayers for the child named on the hand, please give to this life-saving project monthly, as you are able, to give children at risk for malaria a chance to live beyond their 5th birthday when they, too, will be given a name. Every gift of $10 buys a months’ worth of medicine or a bed net to cover three children. Donations of any amount are appreciated.
Remembering those who have died
Next Sunday, Oct. 25, Hospice of Central NY will hold a Service of Remembrance in the Liverpool First UMC Sanctuary. The service honors those who have died in their program, with music, readings, and remembering loved ones. All are welcome.
Charge Conference — Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.
Everyone is invited to attend this annual meeting at which church officers are elected and programs reviewed. Every church member present can vote. This is a joint Charge Conference together with Cicero UMC, Journey of Faith UMC (Formerly Clay Trinity UMC) and The ROAD. District Superintendent Rev. Nola Anderson will preside. For information speak to Pastor Brian or Pastor Alison.
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.
Journey Toward Justice for freed slaves: Oct. 23, 7 — 9 p.m.
“A Journey Toward Justice” is a celebration, in story and music, of the recent release of records documenting the lives of 4 million African American slaves freed at the end of the civil war. The public is invited to attend at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 232 East Onondaga St. See performances by the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Co. and the Syracuse Community Choir. Find out how to participate in indexing the written records to build a searchable digital archive and how to access the records. The event is free; the opportunity to join the journey to justice is priceless!
Do you have a rocking chair that needs a home?
We are creating a “rocking room” for infants in the Discovery Zone area downstairs. In addition to comfortable rocking chairs, we also need a changing table. Call the church at 457‑5180 if you have a chair or table to donate.
Red Bird Mission Trip 2016
Mission and Outreach is planning a trip to Red Bird Mission and we would love you to be a part of it. April 23 through April 30 of 2016 we will travel to Red Bird Mission to do God’s work in the “hollers” of Kentucky. The trip is always rewarding and a blessing to be a part of. We look to have about 20 people go with us. Youth, 14 or older (14–15 need to be accompanied by an adult) are welcome. If you are interested, let us know (457‑5180) and we will give you all the information you need.
Offering for Hazel Street Project
We will take a special offering next Sunday, Oct. 25, to fund the renovation of the Hazel Street house owned by the church. The house has not been used, except for storage, for the past decade and has fallen into disrepair. The goal is to renovate the house to house short term mission teams who will work on projects in the urban area and Onondaga Nation. The house would also be available to small group church retreats, studies, and to provide temporary emergency shelter for families in times of crisis. Gutting the inside will take place on Saturdays mornings in November. Interested volunteers should contact the church at 457‑5180. The contractor’s dumpster will cost approximately $1000. The special offering will offset the rental of the dumpster and help us get the project under way. Look for details of the project in our next issue of the “All Of Us” to come out in November.