Announcements for Jan. 31

Fam­i­ly sled­ding at Clay Park S. today

We will hold a fam­i­ly sled­ding event from 2–4 p.m. at Clay Park South, locat­ed on 7200 Buck­ley Road, across from North Med­ical Cen­ter.  Bring your sled and warm win­ter clothes and join us for an after­noon of sled­ding. Hot dogs & cocoa will be served at the hill for all to warm up with.

Ple­sase note — there will be no Jr. or Sr. High Sun­day School on Feb. 7 due to the SOLID Youth Retreat at Casowas­co.

Women’s Bible Study — The Bat­tle Plan for Prayer 

Devel­op a deep­er walk with God as you seek the Lord. The Bat­tle Plan for Prayer equips believ­ers to cre­ate their own prayer strat­e­gy and be spe­cif­ic and strate­gic in prayer. This 8‑week study is on Sun­days from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. start­ing today, meet­ing in the Junior High Class Room down­stairs, and is led by Ali­son Mapes. Child care is pro­vid­ed every week!  E‑mail Ali­son at mapesfam506@yahoo.com to reg­is­ter.

          Souper Bowl of Car­ing

You are chal­lenged to bring soup (or oth­er canned goods) to church between now and Sun­day, Feb. 7 for the Souper Bowl of Car­ing col­lec­tion. Accord­ing to church leg­end, one year LFUMC col­lect­ed 1000 cans for our local food pantry, housed at St. Joseph the Work­er Catholic Church on Tulip St.! Let’s see how many cans we can col­lect this year. A table with col­lec­tion box­es under­neath is locat­ed in the hall­way between the Church Office and Memo­r­i­al Lounge.

Dur­ing the week of the Feb­ru­ary break, the Erwin church puts on a day pro­gram for chil­dren in the com­mu­ni­ty who may be home alone dur­ing the week, called “Safe Space”. We have been asked to pro­vide the lunch on Wednes­day, Feb. 17, at noon for 30 chil­dren. It does not need to be a fan­cy spread or elab­o­rate meal, just sub­stan­tial for chil­dren whose lunch may be their only meal. If you would like to serve on a team to pro­vide this lunch, please con­tact the church office at 457‑5180 or lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.org.

 

Fruit Dri­ve

We also want to pro­vide fruit as the snack for the Safe Space Pro­gram. The fruits desired are apples, bananas, oranges and grapes. Please bring a dona­tion of fruit to the church on Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary. 14.

Dis­cov­er the Bible study 

Join a dis­ci­ple­ship study, Dis­cov­er the Bible. Dis­cus­sion groups meet Sun­days at 11 a.m. and Wednes­days at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. This overview of the Bible helps par­tic­i­pants to bet­ter under­stand its con­tents and grow deep­er in their rela­tion­ship with Christ.Contact the church at 457‑5180 or lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.org to sign up.

Child­care help need­ed

We are look­ing for child­care helpers dur­ing Sun­day Bible Study from 12:20 to 2 p.m. start­ing Jan. 31. The goal is 4–8 vol­un­teers to take one or two weeks. Toys & activ­i­ties are already here, all you need to do is show up and play! Please e‑mail Ali­son Mapes at mapesfam506@yahoo.com to vol­un­teer in this impor­tant role.

           Vol­un­teers need­ed

to pro­vide meals for the Teen MOPS

Our church hosts meet­ings for a Teen MOPS (Moth­ers of Preschool­ers) group, and they could use our help in pro­vid­ing the young moth­ers, their chil­dren and the vol­un­teers that facil­i­tate the pro­gram with meals. Vol­un­teers may either pre­pare a meal and drop if off at church on the meet­ing day, or donate gift cards to area gro­cery stores or restau­rants, so the MOPS lead­ers can pur­chase or order food. Con­tact the church at 457‑5180 if you would like to help.

Shrove Tues­day

 pan­cake sup­per Feb. 9

There will be a FREE pan­cake sup­per from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 to cel­e­brate Shrove Tues­day, the last day before the sea­son of Lent begins in prepa­ra­tion for 40 days of fast­ing as we pre­pare to cel­e­brate East­er.

Please come and enjoy pan­cakes to mark the end of the sea­son of Epiphany, and the begin­ning of the sea­son of Lent.  A free will offer­ing will be accept­ed for this year’s Appalachi­an mis­sion trip to Red Bird Mis­sion in Bev­er­ly, Ken­tucky.

Lenten Fish Din­ners Com­ing Soon!

Save the dates:  Fri­day, Feb. 26, and Fri­day, March 18, are the dates for our annu­al Lenten Fish Din­ners.

Women’s Min­istry — Fri­day morn­ing study 

A Bible study on the book of Eph­esians is held Fri­day morn­ings at 9:30. We study, pray and devel­op won­der­ful friend­ships. The book of  Eph­esians is loaded with spir­i­tu­al knowl­edge.  The Women’s Min­istry is ongo­ing, so come any time. Rosanne McDougall is the facil­i­ta­tor.

Dis­cov­er the Bible study 

Join a dis­ci­ple­ship study, Dis­cov­er the Bible. Dis­cus­sion groups meet Sun­days at 11 a.m. and Wednes­days at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. This overview of the Bible helps par­tic­i­pants to bet­ter under­stand its con­tents and grow deep­er in their rela­tion­ship with Christ.Contact the church at 457‑5180 or lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.org to sign up.

 

Vol­un­teers need­ed to pro­vide meals for the Teen MOPS

Our church hosts meet­ings for a Teen MOPS (Moth­ers of Preschool­ers) group, and they could use our help in pro­vid­ing the young moth­ers, their chil­dren and the vol­un­teers that facil­i­tate the pro­gram with meals. Vol­un­teers may either pre­pare a meal and drop if off at church on the meet­ing day, or donate gift cards to area gro­cery stores or restau­rants, so the MOPS lead­ers can pur­chase or order food. Con­tact the church at 457‑5180 if you would like to help.

Shrove Tues­day

 pan­cake sup­per Feb. 9

There will be a FREE pan­cake sup­per from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 to cel­e­brate Shrove Tues­day, the last day before the sea­son of Lent begins in prepa­ra­tion for 40 days of fast­ing as we pre­pare to cel­e­brate East­er. Please come and enjoy pan­cakes to mark the end of the sea­son of Epiphany, and the begin­ning of the sea­son of Lent.  A free will offer­ing will be accept­ed for this year’s Appalachi­an mis­sion trip to Red Bird Mis­sion in Bev­er­ly, Ken­tucky.

Lenten Fish Din­ners Com­ing Soon!

Save the dates:  Fri­day, Feb. 26, and Fri­day, March 18, are the dates for our annu­al Lenten Fish Din­ners.