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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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./
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______________
In Memory of______________________________________________________________
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.