Renew your covenant – Jan. 3
You are invited to a Covenant Service on the first Sunday of 2016. During the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship, enter into a covenant in the Wesleyan tradition. John Wesley encouraged early Methodists to make a plan and a promise to follow God’s leading in their lives. Commit to serving God in every aspect of living – at church, home, school, work and play.
2016 Offering Envelopes are available for pickup
Stop in Fellowship Hall after today’s service and pick up your 2016 offering envelopes. If you have a friend, neighbor or relative who can’t get theirs please take the envelopes to them. The envelopes insure your offerings are directed toward the funds you intend.
Pancakes are coming – Sunday, Jan. 10
On Sunday, Jan. 10 the Liverpool United Methodist Men will serve a pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. A free-will offering will be collected to help fund the UMM’s tuition assistance for “Maxo” Lucserne, a Haitian student we have been supporting for years. The menu includes pancakes, sausages, apple sauce and beverages.
District Day with the Bishop
District Day with the Bishop is Thursday, Jan. 14 at Bellevue Heights UMC, 2112 South Geddes Street in Syracuse. A clergy/laity gathering with the Bishop is planned for the evening, beginning at 6:30 p. m.
Christmas Eve services on DVD
The church has recorded the 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Christmas Eve services and a limited number of DVDs are available at no charge to members of the congregation on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like one of these DVDs, please let Kate Smith at 457‑5180 know and make sure that she has your correct mailing address and knows which service you want. DVDs will be mailed out early in January.
New year: new directions
Are you interested in starting something new 2016? Is there a book you’d like to read and discuss, a Bible study, mission or service project you’d like to start? a new year is a great time to take the steps to make it happen! You’re invited to bring your ideas and a dish to share to Fellowship Hall on January 11th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. This will be a chance to meet others who might be interested in similar things (or different things!) and to enjoy each other’s company and food. We’ll eat together, talk together and pray together, and determine some next steps. We hope to see you there! –Kay Phillips & Pastor Alison
UMC Market — shopping to support our church
UMC Market is an online buying program of the national United Methodist Church that generates donations to our church when you make online purchases from participating merchants. It costs you nothing. You get the best pricing from merchants, and the merchants donate a percentage of your purchase to Liverpool First. This includes travel, shopping and, services. Stop in Fellowship Hall and see demonstrations.
Free Ham dinner today
A free monthly community meal (no strings attached), today, from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Vine Street in Liverpool. All are welcome. This month’s menu is a ham dinner.
Light a light
To honor or remember a loved one, help light the church bell gazebo with Love Lights. An offering of any amount may be placed in envelopes marked Love Lights that are located in the sanctuary pew racks, and placed in the offering plate. Contributions support the mission trip to Red Bird Mission in Kentucky.
View lights display from the church bus
The Outreach and Missions Commission is hosting bus rides through Lights on the Lake on Monday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy hot chocolate in Fellowship Hall. The ride is no charge, a donation is accepted for the ride or for gas money. Sign up in Fellowship Hall. Arrive early, as the bus leaves promptly at 6:30 p.m.