Announcements for March 6

One Great hour of Shar­ing — Today

“What does the Lord require of you but to do jus­tice, and to love kind­ness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Today 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.  

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.

Lenten Fish Din­ner — March 18 — 5 — 7 p.m.

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 .

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. It is open to the pub­lic, so invite your friends and neigh­bors! Order your din­ner by Mon­day, March 14.  There will be a free will offer­ing for the con­cert.

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 at www.peace-caa.org. Please con­sid­er try­ing the lun­cheon and encour­age your friends to come too.

A free night at the movies

The Young Mes­si­ah is an upcom­ing Amer­i­can Bib­li­cal dra­ma film direct­ed by Cyrus Nowrasteh and co-writ­ten by Bet­sy Gif­f­en Nowrasteh and Nowrasteh, based on the nov­el Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice. Pre­sent­ed by MOPS Inter­na­tion­al, Thurs­day, March 10 Regal Cin­e­mas Des­tiny USA 19 — Aud. #10. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Pre­miere begins: 7:00 p.m.

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.

Senior Min­istries Events 

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. Check out our table in Fel­low­ship Hall for infor­ma­tion on upcom­ing events.

Fri­day, April 29 Fel­low­ship Hall at 6 p.m.  $15.00 per per­son

Din­ner Catered by LFUMC Men’s Club —  Menu: Hoff­man hot dogs & coneys, salt pota­toes, ice cream floats & dessert. Pro­gram: “The Smith Fam­i­ly For­tunes” pre­sent­ed by the Ononda­ga His­tor­i­cal Asso­ci­a­tion’s Cura­tor of His­to­ry, Den­nis Con­nors. All are wel­come to attend regard­less of age. Please check the posters for infor­ma­tion on the pro­gram.

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.

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.

Camper­ship Choco­late for East­er

Come buy some of your East­er choco­late from the 2016 Camper­ships choco­late sale.  We will be sell­ing choco­late in the fel­low­ship hall through Sun­day, March 13, then take a break for Palm Sun­day and East­er.  Thanks to every­one who buys choco­late and makes dona­tions to the camper­ship fund.  Your faith­ful­ness and sup­port are appre­ci­at­ed!

Logan’s shoe­box

A young boy, Logan Hustedt, has Autism and requires a guide dog to keep him safe and to help him learn. Logan is the son of Steve Hustedt, Direc­tor of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions for Upper New York UMC, and their fam­i­ly attends Liv­er­pool First. To help raise the funds required to pur­chase and pro­vide train­ing an Autism dog and train­ing for the fam­i­ly, they are col­lect­ing used shoes to be recy­cled. The Unit­ed Methodist Men are sup­port­ing this mis­sion to help Logan by reach­ing out col­lect­ing used shoes. Dur­ing March, please bring used shoes to church.