Announcements for Feb 28

Fam­i­ly game day — TODAY!

Fam­i­ly Games & Din­ner will be held today, Feb. 28. Nurs­ery care will be avail­able from 2–4 p.m. Din­ner will be served at 4 p.m. If you are 5 or 105, join the church fam­i­ly for old fash­ioned fun play­ing games togeth­er.

Mid­week lenten ser­vicesWednes­days at 7 p.m.

Two oppor­tu­ni­ties for wor­ship and com­mu­nion are offered each Wednes­day until East­er. A study of Gilli­gan’s Island and the 7 Dead­ly Sins/7 God­ly Virtues takes place in the Con­fer­ence Room; a tra­di­tion­al litur­gi­cal ser­vice of Holy Com­mu­nion takes place in the Sanc­tu­ary.

Next Step Gath­er­ing 1 p.m. today in Memo­r­i­al Lounge

Are you ready to take the Next Step in your faith jour­ney? Are you look­ing for clar­i­ty on what the Next Step might be? Come meet with Pas­tors Bri­an and Ali­son for a con­ver­sa­tion about oppor­tu­ni­ties and invi­ta­tions to grow in your rela­tion­ship with Christ here at Liv­er­pool First Unit­ed Methodist Church.

Wor­ship at Elder­wood — today at 2 p.m.

You are invit­ed to share Chris­t­ian Fel­low­ship and wor­ship with res­i­dents of Elder­wood at the 2 p.m. wor­ship ser­vice this after­noon. Liv­er­pool Unit­ed Methodist Church pro­vides Sun­day after­noon ser­vices at Elder­wood in Feb­ru­ary and July.

One Great hour of Shar­ing — March 6

“What does the Lord require of you but to do jus­tice, and to love kind­ness, and to walk humbly with your God?” On March 6, Unit­ed Methodists every­where will fol­low that man­date as they par­tic­i­pate in the annu­al One Great Hour of Shar­ing offer­ing. Our church is at its best when we reach out to sis­ters and broth­ers in need. Our One Great Hour of Shar­ing gifts pay the annu­al oper­at­ing costs for the Unit­ed Methodist Com­mit­tee on Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR pro­vides imme­di­ate assis­tance in the wake of dis­as­ters and par­tic­i­pates in ongo­ing min­istries of food, shel­ter, health and peace. 100 per­cent of giv­ing goes to those in need.

New Mem­ber Sun­day — March 13

If you have been par­tic­i­pat­ing with LFUMC and are inter­est­ed in mak­ing a pub­lic pro­fes­sion of faith and tak­ing mem­ber­ship vows, please speak with one of the pas­tors. You may call the church office at 457‑5180 to sched­ule an appoint­ment.

Red Bird Mis­sion Trip 

 match­ing funds and gifts

Our Red Bird Mis­sion Trip to Bev­er­ly, KY has 19 mem­bers and friends of LFUMC giv­ing their time and tal­ents to help peo­ple in one of the poor­est coun­ties in the nation. The  trip cost approx­i­mate­ly $550 per per­son  for mate­ri­als, food, and a bed at the Red Bird Mis­sion.  We are for­tu­nate to have two anony­mous donors who will match up to $1000 pro­vid­ed by LFUMC mem­bers and friends. In addi­tion to your prayers, please con­sid­er giv­ing to the fund rais­ing effort, real­iz­ing that for every dol­lar you give, these donors will donate anoth­er dol­lar. Just iden­ti­fy your check or cash for “Red Bird Match­ing Funds”. Every­one who donates at least $200 will receive a hand craft­ed Adiron­dack Chair or 6 ft. pic­nic table, and the first 20 peo­ple who donate $25 will receive a pair of hand knit socks. Help us, and Red Bird Mis­sion bring the love of Christ to these won­der­ful peo­ple.

PEACE Inc. Senior lun­cheons

Our church has a PEACE Senior lun­cheon every Mon­day at noon in the small din­ing room. The meals are deli­cious and the con­ver­sa­tions live­ly. In order to keep the lun­cheons at our church we need to increase atten­dance. The menu for the month is found on the PEACE Inc. web site Please con­sid­er try­ing the lun­cheon and encour­age your friends to come too.

Forum on Human Sex­u­al­i­ty — March 5

The Upper New York Con­fer­ence’s Human Sex­u­al­i­ty Task Force is bring­ing two speak­ers to LFUMC: the Rev. Dr. Althea Spencer-Miller, pro­fes­sor at Drew The­ol­o­gy School in New Jer­sey, and the Rev. Dr. Bill T. Arnold, pro­fes­sor at Asbury The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary in Ken­tucky. The pro­fes­sors will present their scrip­tur­al under­stand­ings relat­ed to human sex­u­al­i­ty, and they will respond to each oth­er. There will also be a ques­tion-and-answer peri­od. The pur­pose of this forum is to help per­sons hear the strug­gles of their broth­ers and sis­ters in Christ, to cre­ate space for dis­cus­sion and greater under­stand­ing rather than argu­ment. The church’s under­stand­ing of human sex­u­al­i­ty and min­istry will be among the issues pre­sent­ed at the 2016 Gen­er­al Con­fer­ence of the world­wide Unit­ed Methodist Church May 10–20 in Port­land, Ore­gon.

Senior Min­istries Events 

Wednes­day, March 16 — Fel­low­ship Hall @ noon    $15 per per­son

Menu: Corned beef or ham, cab­bage, pota­toes & dessert catered by the Amer­i­can Legion Wom­en’s Aux­il­iary. Pro­gram: Rev. Bruce Web­ster will lead an Irish Sing Along. (Rev. Web­ster was our asso­ciate pas­tor from 1985–88) If you would like to attend the St. Patrick­’s lun­cheon please get your checks/reservations in ASAP. Space is lim­it­ed and you won’t want to miss this won­der­ful lun­cheon and sing-along. Mon­ey should be received by Sun­day, March 6.

Wednes­day, April 13 Fel­low­ship Hall @ noon    $15 per per­son

Lun­cheon catered by Tabatha’s Fam­i­ly Tree. Menu: Oven roast­ed chick­en, mashed pota­toes & gravy, mac­a­roni & cheese, roast­ed veg­eta­bles, sal­ad, bread & but­ter, dessert, cof­fee & tea. Pro­gram: “Antique Road Show” pre­sent­ed by Allen Storinge, antique apprais­er of Syra­cuse Antiques Exchange.

Sup­port fos­ter chil­dren through Project Christi­na

Kohl’s is fea­tur­ing a new line of plush toys. Please con­sid­er mak­ing a gift to a deserv­ing fos­ter child.  Infor­ma­tion and the col­lec­tion box is on the table in Fel­low­ship Hall. We also accept reuse­able tote bags.

Prayer and Holy Com­mu­nion

             Sun­day Morn­ings 

A qui­et ser­vice of prayer, scrip­ture, and Holy Com­mu­nion takes place every Sun­day from 8:15 to 9 a.m.  Read the litur­gy and prayers of the day, and lis­ten to God’s Word through the scrip­ture read­ing using a form of prayer called lec­tio div­ina. Share in the pres­ence of Christ among us through the sacra­ment of Holy Com­mu­nion.  If your week could use a moment of qui­et reflec­tion, or if you’re curi­ous about this dif­fer­ent way of spend­ing time with God, please come try it. The Chapel, locat­ed down­stairs just to the left of the stairs from the back park­ing lot entrance, is acces­si­ble by ele­va­tor.

Lenten Fish Din­ner — March 18

The next fish din­ner is on Fri­day, March 18. You may sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall today for a full had­dock din­ner with fish fresh from Boston. Menu includes home­made 3‑cheese mac­a­roni and cheese, cole slaw, Ital­ian bread, dessert. Eat in or take out. Vol­un­teer sign-ups are post­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall.  Please help your church by attend­ing and / or help­ing! $10 for adults; ages 6–12, $4; 5 and under FREE. Pre-order and pre-pay ONLY by Mon­day, March 14 .

Would you like to be an ush­er or greeter ?

We are blessed to have new vis­i­tors and mem­bers in the Liv­er­pool fam­i­ly, and we are expand­ing our list of GREETERS and USHERS to serve at wor­ship on a rota­tion­al basis. We invite you to take a turn. The jobs are not dif­fi­cult and will not take you away from your fam­i­ly as you wor­ship togeth­er. Please call the office at 315–457-5180 if you would be inter­est­ed in serv­ing your church in this capac­i­ty.

Syra­cuse Pops Cho­rus per­forms — March 18

Join us in the Sanc­tu­ary at 7 p.m. on March 18 for Broad­way music pre­sent­ed by the Syra­cuse Pops Cho­rus. This will be held fol­low­ing the Lenten Fish Din­ner on Fri­day, March 18. It is open to the pub­lic, so invite your friends and neigh­bors! Order your din­ner by Mon­day, March 14. A free will offer­ing for the con­cert.

                  East­er Flow­ers

Would you like to hon­or your loved ones by pur­chas­ing flow­ers to dec­o­rate our altar for East­er? Please return this form, with pay­ment, to the church office by March 20. Thank you for help­ing to pro­vide a beau­ti­ful altar this East­er.

Please order ______ Lilies at $8 each______ Aza­leas at $11 each

(   ) In Mem­o­ry of:_________________________

(   ) In Hon­or of: _______________________________

Giv­en by:______________________________________