Enjoy pancakes Nov. 15
The Liverpool United Methodist Men will serve a pancake breakfasts on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, apple sauce and beverages. A free-will offering will be collected to support our church.
Project Leaf Relief — today at 2 p.m.
Our LIFE Youth members will meet this afternoon to rake the yards of a few of our senior members. We invite you to help. Simply show up at church today at 2 p.m. with a rake, gloves, and a few yard leaf bags. Bring a snack to share and enjoy the fellowship of a couple hours of service.
Come for soup and music, support Young Life
Join us on Friday, Nov. 13, for a hot gourmet soup dinner and a 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 men’s barbershop chorus performs 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.
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. 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.
Small group opportunities to discuss the Biblical values portrayed 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. 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,
7 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Nov. 24 at Virginia Tilden’s home
Each session includes a video clip from the film and questions focused on the Biblical principles of Goodness, Godliness, Prayer, and Miracles. Sign up in Fellowship Hall or register at the movie night.
Ingathering Sunday, Nov. 22
Please share non-perishable food items with those less fortunate, by bringing them in on Ingathering Sunday – the Sunday before Thanksgiving – to place on the altar during worship. The food will be distributed to local food pantries. If you prefer, you may give money or a grocery store gift card, which can be used by food pantry staff to purchase perishable items.
Annual Family Breakfast is Saturday, Dec. 5
Begin the Advent Season with our annual Family Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 8:30 — 10 a.m. Hosted by the Dinner/Fundraising Committee in Fellowship Hall, the menu includes homemade French toast, sausage, orange juice, milk, and beverages. There will be Nativity crafts for children, tree decorating, and you can have your picture taken with Santa. Please sign your family up in Fellowship Hall soon. Co-sponsored by Dinner/Fundraising, Christian Education, and Outreach, it is a fun and FREE morning.
Support foster children through Project Christina
“Project Christina” is an 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.
Women invited to Olivebranch
Olivebranch meets Nov. 23 at 5:30 p.m. for appetizers, then dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. Colleen Bland, community business development manager at Barnes and Noble, will present “Curl up With a Good Book”. Discover new fiction and nonfiction best reads for winter time or gift giving and tips on new technology for reading. Examples will be for sale. The cost is $5 for the catered dinner. Call Pat Cupernall at 457‑6730 for reservations.
Women invited to
afternoon of crafts and fellowship
All women are invited to gather for an afternoon out on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet church friends and make an advent wreath for your home. Have coffee, dessert, and share fellowship with other women at LFUMC. Come alone or bring a friend. Sign up sheets will be posted in Fellowship Hall. Child care will be available if needed. If you have questions, please contact Melissa Cornell at email@example.com or by calling/texting: 491‑6362.
Safe Sanctuary training — Nov. 14
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.
Ecumenical Memorial Service — Dec. 4 at LFUMC
Everyone is welcome at this service, which is created to celebrate memories of loved ones who have passed away. Sponsored by the
Liverpool Clergy Association and Maurer Funeral Home, this year’s service takes place Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Liverpool First United Methodist Church.
Upcoming events for children & families
Dec. 5: Breakfast with Santa 8:30 — 10 a.m.
Dec. 12: Parents Night Out 4 — 7p.m.
Dec. 20: Caroling at Greenpoint time TBA
Dec. 24: Family Christmas Eve Service 5 p.m.
Jan.31: Family Sledding 2 – 4 p.m.
Details and more events to be announced, keep an eye on your bulletin!
We need volunteers to become a part of the children’s ministry. Volunteer monthly, weekly or occasionally. Every minute you give matters in the life of a child! Exciting changes are taking place in Discovery Zone, from new curriculum and new faces to the preparation of a new infant nursery!
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. Warm and Dry: The last time we went to Red Bird we helped a woman who would get icicles on the wall over her bed. The walls were sheet rock, nailed to the barn board exterior. They were less than 2 inches thick. We reframed the walls, insulated and painted them purple, her favorite color. I don’t know whose smile was broader, hers or ours. Help us make another house warm and dry.
Free books and CDs
Prayer Partners have been cleaning the Prayer Room and have CDs and books on a table in Fellowship Hall that are free to anyone. Please take whatever you would like. Prayer Partners meets Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. and would love to have you join them in the Prayer Room downstairs. They pray for many people, and also send requests out to the Prayer Chain.
State of the church
We owe $19,000 to shared ministries, $15,000 to Trustees for mortgage and debt reduction.
$8,307 needed weekly.
$8,049.00 received 11/1
Basic Lay Servant Course — begins Nov. 14
Training is held Nov. 14 & 21 at First UMC, Oswego, 7111 State Route 104, Oswego, from 9:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Lay Servant Ministries offer opportunities to serve God and neighbor. If interested in this course, contact Pastor Joseph Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org; church (315–682-8021); cell (315–530-8568); or First UMC, Oswego (315–343-6335) for information.
Leading Worship Course — begins Nov. 23
Advanced Course for Lay Servants, “Leading Worship” will be held on four Mondays, Nov. 23 — Dec. 14, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Manlius UMC. 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.