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 services — Wednesdays 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 www.peace-caa.org. 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
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.
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: _______________________________