Announcements for Oct 18



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.