Announcements for Nov. 8

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 missymitch77@yahoo.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 jkim1107@gmail.com; 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 jkim1107@gmail.com; church office (315–682-8021); cell (315–530-8568) for infor­ma­tion.