Announcements for March13

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 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.

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.

Finan­cial update

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’s shoe­box

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.

                  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 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:_______________________________________________________________