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.
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_________________________________________________
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.