Announcements for April 3

Wes­ley Ringers Con­cert

Please join us for a hand­bell con­cert April 10 at 4 p.m. in the sanc­tu­ary.  A free will offer­ing will be tak­en to sup­port the Red Bird Mis­sion trip.  Dessert will be served in the Fel­low­ship Hall fol­low­ing the con­cert.

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. Please bring used shoes to church by April 6.

Church tag sale

SPRING CLEANING time is here and the church tag sale can use the house­hold   items you’re ready to part with! Books, toys, usable appli­ances, cos­tume  jew­el­ry (no cloth­ing and large fur­ni­ture please), dish­es, col­lectibles, décor items, plants, tools, vinyl records, etc. are need­ed. The sale will be April 15 and 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Items can be placed in the box in the back foy­er after East­er. The sale will ben­e­fit UMW and Out­reach mis­sions. Ques­tions? Call Jill Ertinger, 451‑6145.

Par­ents and Col­lege stu­dents

Mem­ber Care Com­mis­sion sent East­er greet­ings to all stu­dents who have updat­ed cam­pus address­es. We are seek­ing to update the remain­ing stu­dents in order to send a note before finals. Please call the church office with their cur­rent cam­pus address if you wish your stu­dent to be on our list. Thank you.

Camper­ship assis­tance pro­gram

LFUM­C’s Camper­ship pro­gram offers schol­ar­ships to chil­dren and youth who attend LFUM­C’s Sun­day School or Youth Pro­grams, to assist fam­i­lies send­ing their child to one of the Unit­ed Methodist camps. We hope that every child has 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 ques­tions, 457‑5180.

Video of Palm Sun­day and East­er ser­vices avail­able

A lim­it­ed num­ber of DVDs of the 9:30 a.m. Palm Sun­day Can­ta­ta and the 9:30 a.m. East­er Sun­day wor­ship ser­vice are avail­able. Con­tact the church office staff at 457‑5180 or lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.org.

Hear­ing enhance­ment devices are avail­able

We have new hear­ing enhance­ment. If you haven’t had a chance to try one, ask an ush­er to assist you in find­ing the best one to make your wor­ship expe­ri­ence one you can enjoy more ful­ly.

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.

Invi­ta­tion to pray

Prayer Part­ners invite you to be a part of the group that meets Mon­days at the church, from 3 to 4 p.m. Learn­ing how to call on God in prayer is one way that we devel­op our rela­tion­ship with God. We receive requests from many dif­fer­ent sources  and for many dif­fer­ent needs, such as heal­ing, com­fort, strength, wis­dom, pro­tec­tion, etc.  If you are inter­est­ed please call Pas­tor Ali­son at 457‑5180, Pamela Phillips at 451‑1087 or Barb Hal­stead at 622‑0752.

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.

Bot­tle Col­lec­tion sup­ports youth min­istries

We col­lect return­able bot­tles and cans to sup­port the youth min­istries at Liv­er­pool First UMC. Leave them at church, or bring them direct­ly to MSK Bot­tle return on Rt. 57 and inform them that the return should go the Liv­er­pool Methodist Youth account.

Prayer and Holy Com­mu­nion

Sun­day Morn­ings 

A qui­et ser­vice of prayer, scrip­ture, and Holy Com­mu­nion takes place Sun­days from 8:15 to 9 a.m. Read the litur­gy and prayers of the day, and lis­ten to God’s Word through the scrip­ture 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 time of qui­et reflec­tion, or if you’re curi­ous about this dif­fer­ent way of spend­ing time with God, please try it. The Chapel, locat­ed down­stairs to the left of the stairs from the back park­ing lot entrance, is acces­si­ble by ele­va­tor.

Women’s Min­istry 

 Fri­day morn­ing study 

A Bible study on the book of Eph­esians is held Fri­day morn­ings at 9:30 a.m. We study, pray and devel­op won­der­ful friend­ships. The book of Eph­esians is loaded with spir­i­tu­al knowl­edge. The Women’s Min­istry is ongo­ing, so come any time. Rosanne McDougall is the facil­i­ta­tor.

Opera pro­duc­tion of My Fair Lady

My  Fair Lady will be pre­sent­ed by Syra­cuse Opera on Fri­day, April 8 at 8 p.m. and Sun­day, April 10 at 2 p.m. Direc­tor of music min­istries, Nan­cy B. James is the assis­tant con­duc­tor for this pro­duc­tion and she invites you to come for a “rau­cous good time”!  Tick­ets are avail­able at http://www.Syracuseopera.Com./

Altar Flow­ers 

The  flow­ers on the altar every Sun­day are an impor­tant part of our wor­ship ser­vice. If you would like to give a gift of flow­ers to hon­or a loved one, a birth­day or anniver­sary, or in mem­o­ry of some­one, please fill out the form below and put it in the offer­ing plate, or con­tact the church office.

Name____________________________________Date Flow­ers Wanted______________

Address____________________________________________Phone_________________

In Mem­o­ry of______________________________________________________________

Giv­en by:____________________________________________________________________

 Senior Min­istries Events 

Fri­day, April 29th —  Fel­low­ship Hall — 6 p.m. — $15 — 50’s Theme Din­ner catered by LFUMC Men’s Club

Hoff­man hot dogs & coneys, salt pota­toes, mac­a­roni sal­ad, beans, ice cream floats, ice tea, lemon­ade, cof­fee & dessert

Pro­gram: The Smith Fam­i­ly For­tunes (Smith-Coro­na) pre­sent­ed by Ononda­ga His­tor­i­cal Asso­ci­a­tion’s Cura­tor of His­to­ry, Den­nis Con­nors

Every­one of all ages is invit­ed to attend this event.  Help sup­port the Men’s club and their pro­grams while learn­ing more about our local his­to­ry.  Please invite your  friends and fam­i­ly. To sign up, make check payable to LFUMC Senior Min­istries and place it in the Senior Min­istries mail­box in the back cor­ri­dor of the church. Your pay­ment is your reser­va­tion — please note names of peo­ple mak­ing reser­va­tions if there are more than one per­son cov­ered by one check. Today is the final day to sign up — don’t miss out on this event.

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. The next drop off to Social Ser­vices will be Thurs­day, April 21.

Red Bird Mis­sion Trip match­ing funds

Our Red Bird Mis­sion Trip to Bev­er­ly, KY has 19 mem­bers and friends of LFUMC going to help peo­ple in one of the poor­est coun­ties in the nation. The trip costs approx­i­mate­ly $550 per per­son. 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. 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.