Announcements for Nov.15

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  Advent. Mix and match dis­cus­sion groups accord­ing to your sched­ule and avail­abil­i­ty:

11 a.m. Wednes­days begin­ning Nov. 18

11 a.m.  & 5 p.m. Sun­days begin­ning Nov. 29,

2 p.m. Mon­days begin­ning Nov. 30,

7 p.m. 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.

Thanks­giv­ing bas­ket for a fam­i­ly in need

To help pro­vide Thanks­giv­ing meals for fam­i­lies in Syra­cuse who are strug­gling finan­cial­ly, we will be col­lect­ing food to be deliv­ered to our neigh­bors through Brown Memo­r­i­al UMC. Sign up sheets are in Fel­low­ship Hall; please bring in foods by Novem­ber 22. Thank you!

 

Extend­ing the Com­mu­nion Table

On Sun­day, Nov 29, we will cel­e­brate Holy Com­mu­nion in our wor­ship ser­vices. Vol­un­teers are need­ed to take com­mu­nion to our mem­bers who are not able to attend. Sign up in the Fel­low­ship Hall after wor­ship if you can assist in deliv­er­ing com­mu­nion. And, please be sure to sign the cards that will be deliv­ered to our house­bound mem­bers.

Ingath­er­ing of Food for Local Food Pantry Next Sun­day 

Please take home a bag as a reminder to bring canned good­s/non-per­ish­able food items to church next Sun­day for dona­tion to the Food Pantry at St. Joseph the Work­er Catholic Church. We will bring the har­vest for­ward dur­ing the first hymn. 

Fam­i­ly Break­fast is Sat­ur­day, Dec. 5

Begin the Advent sea­son with a free fam­i­ly break­fast on Sat­ur­day, Dec. 5, from 8:30 — 10 a.m. 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.

Senior Min­istries

For those attend­ing the Dec. 14 Mer­ry Go Round Play­house pro­duc­tion of “For­ev­er Plaid” please note that there are no refunds. If you are unable to attend, please check the fly­er on our table in Fel­low­ship Hall for names of peo­ple who would like to go, and con­tact them and have them reim­burse you.

Sup­port fos­ter chil­dren through Project Christi­na

Sarah Biel­ing, a mem­ber of our con­gre­ga­tion, coor­di­nates “Project Christi­na”, which sup­ports Ononda­ga Coun­ty Social Ser­vices Fos­ter Care Agency by pro­vid­ing stuffed toys and reusable shop­ping bags to chil­dren who must be removed from their homes.  Con­sid­er pur­chas­ing a $5 stuffed ani­mal from the Kohl’s Care for Kids pro­gram. Social Ser­vices also needs dia­pers, paci­fi­cers & bot­tles. Dona­tions may be left in the Project Christi­na box in Fel­low­ship Hall.  For those who have con­tributed, there is a thank you let­ter from Social Ser­vices that can be used for tax pur­pos­es.

All women invit­ed to Olive­branch Nov. 23

Olive­branch, a group of Liv­er­pool first women, 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’s Advent Wreath Craft 

Nov. 22, 2 — 4 p.m. 

Women of all ages: Gath­er for an inter-gen­er­a­tional after­noon of cre­ativ­i­ty as you cre­ate an advent wreath for your home while enjoy­ing cof­fee, dessert, and fel­low­ship with oth­er women at LFUMC. Come alone or bring a friend. R.S.V.P. to Melis­sa Cor­nell at missymitch77@yahoo.com or by calling/texting 491‑6362. Today is the last day to sign up.

Ecu­meni­cal Memo­r­i­al Ser­vice — Dec. 4 at LFUMC

In the midst of this “most won­der­ful time of the year,” many of us feel the absence of our deceased loved ones more acute­ly. All are wel­come to par­tic­i­pate in this time of acknowl­edg­ing our grief and cher­ish­ing the mem­o­ries of those who have passed away. This annu­al ser­vice, which is fol­lowed by a recep­tion, is spon­sored by Mau­r­er’s Funer­al Home and the Liv­er­pool Cler­gy Asso­ci­a­tion.

Upcom­ing events for chil­dren & fam­i­lies

Dec. 5:       Break­fast with San­ta  8:30 — 10 a.m.

Dec. 12:     Par­ents Night Out  4 — 7 p.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!

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.

Red Bird Mis­sion Trip 2016

Will you join the April 23–30, 2016 Ser­vice Trip to Red Bird Mis­sion in Ken­tucky? The Dec. 1 dead­line is fast approach­ing! The cost per per­son is approx­i­mate­ly $550 for the week long trip. This includes trans­porta­tion, meals, lodg­ing, and all mate­ri­als. A non­re­fund­able $75 deposit will secure your space on the bus. After Dec. 1, the deposit required will be $100 per per­son. Con­tact Mike Nort­man (mnortman@twcny.rr.com) now if you are inter­est­ed.

Thank you

Thank you for your cards and prayers dur­ing the time of my hip replace­ment surgery and recov­ery.  I cer­tain­ly felt your prayers, and often told peo­ple I was doing well because so many great peo­ple were pray­ing for me.  Thank God for you. God bless you, Can­dace Lawrence

State of the church

We owe $19,000 to shared min­istries, $15,000 to Trustees for mort­gage and debt reduc­tion.

$8,307 need­ed week­ly.

$5,160.50 received 11/8

$   630.00 Thanks­giv­ing offer­ing to date

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.

Com­mu­nion Ser­vice Offered Dur­ing Advent

A tra­di­tion­al com­mu­nion ser­vice will be offered on Wednes­day evenings at  7 p.m. begin­ning Dec. 2,  includ­ing Holy Com­mu­nion, in the sanc­tu­ary.  In con­trast with the Christ­mas music play­ing in shop­ping cen­ters, Bill Young will play Advent hymns on the organ. In con­trast with the con­sumer grat­i­fi­ca­tion lan­guage of our con­sumer cul­ture the Ser­vice of Word and Table IV will be used for the com­mu­nion litur­gy. To par­tic­i­pate as a greeter, can­dle-lighter, or read­er, please con­tact the church office (457‑5180).