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. 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.
Quilt auction supports prayer quilt ministry
Today 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.
Safe Sanctuary Training will be offered at Baldwinsville First United Methodist church Nov. 14 from 9 until noon. If you work with children and/or seniors, teach, volunteer, or substitute on occasion, or are in a leadership position, and have not already completed Safe Sanctuary Training, please contact the church office at 457‑5180.
Corrected Dates For Olivebranch
Nov. 23-Curl Up With a Good Book
Dec. 14-Traditional Candlelight Nativity Story
Jan 25-Next 10 Months in Political Process, Women’s Issues and Concerns
Tuesday, Nov. 3
5 — 7 p.m.
Pasta and sauce (meat & meatless)
Tossed salad & dressings
Italian bread & butter
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 to support 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 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.
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.
It is a Wonderful Life!
The Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, is the focus for our Advent Study during the Christmas season. Our adventure starts with a Movie Night on Saturday, Nov. 21, when we will present the movie in the downstairs Worship Center at 6 p.m., and serve popcorn and other refreshments.
Several small group opportunities to discuss the Biblical values related in the film will meet during the four weeks of Advent.
Take your pick of discussion groups and mix and match according to your schedule and availability. Study groups will meet …
11 a.m. on Wednesdays beginning Nov. 23
11 a.m. & 5 p.m. on Sundays beginning Nov. 29,
2 p.m. on Mondays beginning Nov. 30,
Each study will include a video clip from the film and questions from a workbook produced by Stephen Skelton of Entertainment Ministries. Questions focus on the Biblical principles of Goodness, Godliness, Prayer, and Miracles. Register for the study and pick up workbooks at the movie night, or by contacting the church at 457‑5180.
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).
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.
State of the church
We owe $19,000 to shared ministries, $15,000 to Trustees for mortgage and debt reduction.
$8,307 needed weekly.
$4,399.50 received 10/25
Basic Lay Servant Course — beginning Nov. 14
Training will be held on two Saturdays, Nov. 14 and 21, at First UMC, Oswego, 7111 State Route 104, Oswego, NY 13126 from 9:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Lay Servant Ministries offer people a variety of opportunities to serve God and neighbor. If you are interested in this course, please contact Pastor Joseph Kim (an instructor) at firstname.lastname@example.org; church office (315–682-8021); cell (315–530-8568); or First UMC, Oswego (315–343-6335) for information.
Leading Worship — beginning Nov. 23
Advanced Course for Lay Servants, “Leading Worship” will be held on four Mondays, from Nov. 23 through Dec. 14, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Manlius UMC, 111 Wesley Street in Manlius. This course will focus on basic worship leadership skills. If interested, contact Pastor Joseph Kim at email@example.com; church office (315–682-8021); cell (315–530-8568) for information.