Lenten Fish Dinner — March 18, 5 — 7 p.m.
A fish dinner will be served Friday, March 18. Order 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 by noon tomorrow, March 14.
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.
Syracuse Pops Chorus performs — March 18
Join us in the Sanctuary at 7:30 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 noon, March 14. There will be a free will offering for the concert.
Campership assistance program
LFUMC’s Campership program is offering scholarships to children and youth who attend LFUMC’s Sunday School or Youth Programs. The scholarship program is designed to assist families sending their child to one of the United Methodist camps. Our desire is that every child have the opportunity to experience the fun of summer camp and learn about the love of Jesus, regardless of their financial situation. Limited, need-based scholarships are available. To apply complete and submit an application by May 1. Applications & camp catalogs are available in the church office, information table and in Discovery Zone. Contact Karen Gloyd with any questions 457‑5180.
A special birthday
Jane Axtmann will celebrate her 99th birthday on March 24. If you would like to send her a card, her address is: Manlius Home Room 11, 215 Pleasant St., Manlius NY 13104–1813.
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 costs 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, knowing 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.
2016 Sophie Graze Scholarship applications available
The Sophie Graze Scholarships assist church members with continuing education beyond high school, and will be awarded in June. Any church member may apply. Applications and guidelines are available from Kate in the Church Office, beginning March 16. Contact Karen Gloyd, Director of Christian Education, or the church office for information. Due date for applications is May 11. Awards will be presented Sunday, June 19.
PEACE Inc. Senior luncheons
Our church hosts 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.
Olivebranch Women’s group meets March 21
Olivebranch Women’s Group will meet Monday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. for punch and appetizers, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The program is Reflections on Project Chacocente and my Pilgrimage to Nicaragua, by Pastor Alison. She will share information on Project Chacocente, an intentional, interdependent Christian community that helps families relocate their lives from a trash heap outside the capital city of Managua to a sustainable community. Call Pat Cupernall 457‑6730 for a dinner reservation. All are welcome to join with women of our church for an evening of fun and Christian fellowship.
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.
Friday, April 29 Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. $15 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. Check the posters in Fellowship Hall for information.
Support foster children through Project Christina
Kohl’s is featuring a new line of plush toys. Please consider purchasing one for a deserving foster child. Information and the collection box is on the table in Fellowship Hall. We also accept tote bags for the children to use to to carry their belongings.
White Ribbon Campaign for Vera House
This morning we are taking a special collection for Vera House, a local non-profit organization that seeks to end domestic and sexual violence and abuse, provides services to the victims, educates our community about these terrible acts, and attempts to change abusive behaviors. Please use the special envelopes found in the pew racks, marked V.H. (for Vera House), and consider a generous donation to this important cause.
Sign up to deliver Easter joy to members
Please stop by Fellowship Hall to volunteer to deliver Easter greetings to someone who is no longer able to attend worship. Easter baskets will be ready next Sunday, to be delivered to members of the Liverpool First Church family in long time care at home or in a facility.
We owe $19,000 to shared ministries. $8,307 is needed weekly for operating expenses. $ 7,884.36 received 3/6/2016
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 — on sale today
Buy your Easter chocolate from the 2016 Camperships chocolate sale. We are selling chocolate in the fellowship hall today, March 13, then will 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!
Logen Hustedt has autism and requires a guide dog to keep him safe and to help him learn. Logen is the son of Steve Hustedt, director of communications for Upper New York UMC, and their family attends Liverpool First. To 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 by collecting shoes. During March, please bring used shoes to church.
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 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: ________________________________________________________