Announcements for April17

Local his­to­ry pro­gram

Fri­day, April 29 — 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

The dead­line for sign up for Fri­day, April 29th 50’s din­ner & local his­to­ry pro­gram has been extend­ed until today.  Don’t miss the great meal the Men’s Club will be serv­ing and Den­nis Con­nors, the fan­tas­tic speak­er from the Ononda­ga His­tor­i­cal Asso­ci­a­tion.

Sat­ur­day, May 21 Lunch @ Sher­wood Inn & Boat Cruise on Skaneate­les Lake (atten­dees pro­vide their own trans­porta­tion to Skaneate­les) $30 per per­son. Check meal choic­es and infor­ma­tion in Fel­low­ship Hall.  All checks must be received by Sun­day, May 1st.

Edu­ca­tion Com­mit­tee meet­ing.

The Edu­ca­tion Com­mit­tee will hold its quar­ter­ly meet­ing today from 11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. in the Junior High class­room. 

      

Mid­week praise, dis­cus­sion, 

and prayer returns

Begin­ning Wednes­day, April 20, “The Gath­er­ing” will offer the oppor­tu­ni­ty for fam­i­lies to wor­ship in an infor­mal and con­tem­po­rary style from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Our first ques­tion of faith: If God is real, why does­n’t He show him­self, or at least say hel­lo? Come, relax, relate and com­mune with Christ.

   

 Plant sale — May 7 in John­son Park

Spring is here and the plant­i­ng sea­son is almost upon us. We are hold­ing a plant sale on May 7, the Sat­ur­day before Moth­er’s Day, in John­son Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $20 per plant and fea­tures a beau­ti­ful assort­ment of fuch­sias, gera­ni­ums, and oth­er col­or­ful mix­tures. This year the pro­ceeds will go to Red Bird and oth­er mis­sions through­out the year. You may con­tact  Jen Holmes, 382‑0010, with ques­tions.

Par­tic­i­pate in Day of Prayer on April 23 

The Unit­ed Methodist Church’s Gen­er­al Con­fer­ence will meet at the Ore­gon Con­ven­tion Cen­ter May 10–20. Gen­er­al Con­fer­ence, which meets once every four years, is the top pol­i­cy-mak­ing body of The Unit­ed Methodist Church. Gen­er­al Con­fer­ence can revise church law, as well as adopt res­o­lu­tions on moral, social, pub­lic pol­i­cy and eco­nom­ic issues. It also approves plans and bud­gets for church-wide pro­grams. On April 23, Unit­ed Methodists the Upper New York Annu­al Con­fer­ence will observe a 24-hour day of prayer for the 2016 Gen­er­al Con­fer­ence ses­sion. The event will be “a mean­ing­ful way to focus spir­i­tu­al­ly on the expe­ri­ence, as well as to sur­round the del­e­gates and church lead­ers with prayer for a Gen­er­al Con­fer­ence that inspires us in our mis­sion to make dis­ci­ples of Jesus Christ for the trans­for­ma­tion of the world,” accord­ing to a state­ment from the Coun­cil of Bish­ops. Sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall to pray in the LFUMC Prayer Room or from home. Infor­ma­tion is avail­able online at http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/60-days-of-prayer-for-2016-general-conference.

Video of the Wes­ley Bell Ringers Con­cert avail­able

The 4 p.m. April 10th con­cert by the Wes­ley Bell Ringers to ben­e­fit the Red Bird Mis­sion was record­ed and a lim­it­ed num­ber of copies in DVD for­mat are avail­able from the church office on a first-come, first-served basis.

St Joseph the Work­er Food Pantry 453‑7970

Open Mon­day 12–3 p.m., Tues­day 1:30–3:30 p.m., Wednes­day 3–5 p.m. and Thurs­day noon ‑2 p.m. to get food. Sec­ond Thurs­day of the month is fresh food dis­tri­b­u­tions. They can always use gifts of food, sham­poo, deodor­ant, soap, tooth­paste and brush­es and laun­dry deter­gent. If you know some­one who can use assis­tance please refer them.

Learn about fash­ions in his­to­ry

All women are invit­ed to attend the April 25 din­ner meet­ing of the   Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group. Kirstin Palaz­zoli, a fash­ion design­er spe­cial­iz­ing in his­tor­i­cal cloth­ing, will present a pro­gram. A design­er and seam­stress for the Syra­cuse Bal­let Com­pa­ny, Syra­cuse Opera Com­pa­ny, Miss New York State, and MacKen­zie Childs, she is the win­ner of many NYS Fair sewing com­pe­ti­tions, as well as a fac­ul­ty mem­ber in Cos­tume and The­ater at Hartwick Col­lege and Cazen­ovia Col­lege. She will dis­cuss the cre­ative design process and show pho­tos and exam­ples of her work. The gath­er­ing begins with appe­tiz­ers at 5:30 p.m., then din­ner at 6 p.m. The pro­gram begins at 7 p.m. Bring a dish to pass for din­ner at 6:00 (Our Mar­ty is still on vaca­tion).  Call Pat Cuper­nall at 457‑6730 by April 22 to make din­ner reser­va­tions.

Name Tags being updat­ed

Mem­ber Care cre­at­ed name tags for each church mem­ber of record sev­er­al years ago.  They are post­ed around the main floor.  The entire project is being updat­ed to match today’s mem­bers, and racks to hold the tags will be rearranged soon.  We need your help!  If your name tag is home, please drop off at the Church Office to be record­ed.  If you lost your tag, or nev­er had one, please leave your name with Cathy in the Church Office

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.

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.

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:________________________________________________

Sup­port fos­ter chil­dren through Project Christi­na

Kohl’s is fea­tur­ing a new line of plush toys. Please con­sid­er pur­chas­ing one for a fos­ter child. Infor­ma­tion and the col­lec­tion box are 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 is April 21.

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.

Sum­mer Camp Schol­ar­ships

LFUMC Camper­ship pro­gram is offer­ing schol­ar­ships for chil­dren to attend sum­mer camp at one of our Unit­ed Methodist Camps. Chil­dren, youth and fam­i­lies who attend Liv­er­pool First Unit­ed Methodist Church are eli­gi­ble for these schol­ar­ships. Because we believe every child should have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to expe­ri­ence the fun of camp regard­less of finan­cial sit­u­a­tion, we are also offer­ing a lim­it­ed num­ber of need-based schol­ar­ships. The dead­line for stan­dard and need-based schol­ar­ship appli­ca­tions is May 1st. Con­tact Karen Gloyd with ques­tions 457‑5180.

        Sum­mer Camp reg­is­tra­tion is open!

Upper New York Camp & Retreat Min­istries (CRM) reg­is­tra­tion is open for its 2016 Sum­mer Camp & Retreat pro­grams. “We are excit­ed about the high qual­i­ty and excel­lent vari­ety of pro­grams being offered this sum­mer,” said Mike Huber, UNY Con­fer­ence Direc­tor of Camp & Retreat Min­istries. “The CRM team, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with hun­dreds of vol­un­teers, has cre­at­ed pro­grams specif­i­cal­ly designed for spir­i­tu­al growth, birth, and renew­al.” Pick up a camp brochure from the infor­ma­tion cen­ter in the church cor­ri­dor.

Changes to infor­ma­tion cen­ter, dona­tion drop off

In the main hall­way there is now an infor­ma­tion cen­ter that vis­i­tors to the church can walk up to and eas­i­ly find infor­ma­tion on the mis­sions our church offers. Feel free to take infor­ma­tion and pass it on to your friends. This required mov­ing some of the col­lec­tion points (food pantry, soda can tabs, etc.) to a dif­fer­ent spot in the hall­way or into Fel­low­ship Hall. They’re still there, just in a dif­fer­ent spot. In Fel­low­ship Hall we’ve also rearranged things to elim­i­nate some clut­ter and pro­vide more dis­play space.