Announcements for Oct. 25

 Today —  2 — 5 p.m.

Fam­i­lies with ele­men­tary school age chil­dren are invit­ed to attend the Fall Fam­i­ly Fun Fes­ti­val this after­noon. It’s an after­noon of games & prizes, mag­ic show, movie and pop­corn, dec­o­rate pump­kins, and din­ner with piz­za and sal­ad. Enjoy an after­noon of fun with your fam­i­ly.

Remem­ber those who have died — today at 1:30 p.m.

Today at 1:30 p.m., Hos­pice of Cen­tral NY will hold a Ser­vice of Remem­brance in our Sanc­tu­ary. The ser­vice hon­ors those who have died in their pro­gram, with music, read­ings, and remem­ber­ing loved ones. All are wel­come.

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.

Olive­branch wom­en’s group meets Tues­day

The Olive­branch wom­en’s group meets Tues­day, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. for appe­tiz­ers, din­ner at 6 p.m. and pro­gram at 7 p.m.. 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.

Quilt auc­tion sup­ports prayer quilt minstry

On Sun­day, Nov. 1, the Prayer Quilt Min­istry will hold a silent auc­tion after each ser­vice for a child’s quilt. The quilt will be dis­played in Fel­low­ship Hall along with forms to record your bid. Open­ing bid is $35. Dona­tions for the quilt will be used to pur­chase quilt­ing sup­plies.

 

Pas­ta Din­ner  

Tues­day, Nov. 3

 5 — 7 p.m. 

Menu:

Pas­ta and sauce (meat & meat­less)

Tossed sal­ad & dress­ings

Ital­ian bread & but­ter

Dessert

Bev­er­age

A free-will offer­ing will be accept­ed to sup­port the church team mis­sion trip to the Red Bird Mis­sion in rur­al Appalachia.

             Pan­cakes Are Com­ing

The Liv­er­pool Unit­ed Methodist Men will hold one of their famous pan­cake break­fasts on Sun­day, Nov. 15th.  Break­fast will be served from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and will con­sist of all-you-can-eat pan­cakes, sausages, apple sauce and bev­er­ages.  A free-will offer­ing will be col­lect­ed with pro­ceeds going to sup­port of our church’s oper­a­tions and min­istries.

Young Life fund rais­er

Join us on Fri­day, Nov. 13, for a hot gourmet soup din­ner and a live con­cert by the Har­mo­ny Katz. A dona­tion of $10 for the meal and con­cert sup­ports the Young Life pro­gram — a Chris­t­ian fel­low­ship group for teenagers. The Har­mo­ny Katz bar­ber­shop cho­rus of near­ly 50 men per­forms in many Syra­cuse con­certs to sup­port local char­i­ties such as the Food Bank of Cen­tral New York, assist­ed liv­ing homes and area church­es, as well as  Young Life. For infor­ma­tion call the church at 457‑5180.

       Cel­e­bra­tion Of Our Amer­i­can Her­itage

“My Coun­try ‘Tis Of Thee” — Nov. 15 ‑3 PM. Pre­sent­ed by St. Paul’s Luther­an Church, 210 Hazel Street — 457‑3210 Cel­e­bra­tion with band, choir, and organ. Fun for all ages, com­plete­ly hand­i­cap acces­si­ble. Admis­sion: Non-Per­ish­able food items for the food pantry.

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 Cares for 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.

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 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.

          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.

Red Bird Mis­sion Trip 2016

April 23 — 30       Join us. Sign up now through Dec. 1 and the reg­is­tra­tion fee is $75. From Dec. 1 through the dead­line of Dec. 15, the fee is $100. We hope 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 and we will give you all the infor­ma­tion you need (call the church at 457‑5180).

Offer­ing for Hazel Street Project

We will take a spe­cial offer­ing today 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 is in dis­re­pair. The goal is to ren­o­vate the house to accom­mo­date mis­sion teams who will work on area projects. It would also be avail­able for church retreats and as tem­po­rary emer­gency shel­ter for fam­i­lies in times of cri­sis. Gut­ting the inside will take place on Sat­ur­day morn­ings in Novem­ber. Inter­est­ed vol­un­teers should con­tact the church at 457‑5180. The con­trac­tor’s dump­ster will cost approx­i­mate­ly $1000. This 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.

Vol­un­teers need­ed

Elder­wood at Birch­wood needs pas­toral vis­i­tors, approx­i­mate­ly 2 hours per week, for vis­i­ta­tion and prayer. If inter­est­ed please con­tact Pas­tor Pen­ny, Chap­lain, at 278‑4937.

Sewing machines and mate­ri­als need­ed

Dona­tions of sewing machines, fab­ric, thread, notions etc. are need­ed for a Women Tran­scend­ing Bound­aries pro­gram enter­ing its sixth year, Sewing With Refugees. After com­plet­ing their class­es, each refugee is giv­en a sewing machine, mate­r­i­al and notions. Any ques­tions, call Jen­nifer at 633‑2817.