Red Bird Mission team
The Red Bird Mission team is working in Beverly, KY this week, returning on Sunday, May 1. Team members thank the congregation for supporting them financially and spiritually through your prayers. Please continue to pray for them as they represent Liverpool First through their work of relationship building and home repair in the Appalachian Mountains. These persons are on the mission: Robin Folk, Christa Foster, Colin Haven, Eric Holmes, Mary Beth Ingalls, Bill Mann, Deb Mann, Musika Miller, Vai Miller, Audrey Nortman, Brian Nortman, Michael Nortman, Erin Patrick, Kay Phillips, Alison Schmied, Sakari Tredo. These three team members were unable to participate for health related reasons, please hold them in your prayers as well: Joshua Hale, Penny Hart, Jen Holmes.
Midweek praise, discussion, and prayer “The Gathering” offers the opportunity for families to worship in an informal and contemporary style at 7 p.m. pn Wednesdays.
Learn about fashions in history
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 (Marty is on vacation). Call Pat Cupernall at 457‑6730 to make dinner reservations.
Visit with snowbirds at May 17 reception
All snowbirds and friends are invited to a reception in the Memorial Lounge Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. Whether you traveled to a warmer climate this winter for a week or for months, or if you stayed for the snow and just want to welcome friends home, come share dessert, coffee and conversation. Tell about your winter experiences and catch up with things happening here at Liverpool First UMC. R.S.V.P. to the church office at 457‑5180 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry
Thank you for all donations to the Food Pantry — they are appreciated and can be placed in the bin in the hallway. Items needed are non-perishable food items, toiletries (soaps, lotions, deodorant, hand sensitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.); and cleaning supplies. Volunteers are needed to unload and sort large deliveries on the first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month. If you can lend a hand, please contact Jennifer Woodburn of the St. Joseph’s the Worker Food Pantry at 457‑6060.
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.
Senior Ministries Opportunities
Saturday, May 21 Lunch @ Sherwood Inn & Boat Cruise on Skaneateles Lake There are 14 available reservations remaining for Lunch at the Sherwood Inn @ noon (everyone provides their own transportation) with cruise on Skaneateles Lake. $30 per person — Meal choice either Yankee Pot Roast or Chicken Marsala. All checks/reservations must be received by Sunday, May 1. Please indicate your meal choice on your check.
Wednesday, June 1st bus trip to Watkins Glen -luncheon cruise depart church 9:30 return 4:30 $40
Friday, June 17th Dixie Land dinner cruise - 6 p.m. provide own transportation $35.
Wednesday, July 13th bus trip to Geneva ‑lunch @Belhurst Castle-dessert cruise ‑leave @10am return 5pm $40
Wednesday, August 10th bus trip to Alexandria Bay - luncheon cruise ‑leave @10 am return @5:30 $35
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Camillus Canal Dinner Cruise. You must provide your own transportation to Camillus Erie Canal Park — arriving at 5:30 p.m. The boat leaves @ 6 p.m. sharp from Sims Store , 5750 DeVoe Rd, Camillus. The meal choices are: Prime Rib dinner, Stuffed baked chicken or vegetable primavera with red souce (Meals are prepared by Ernie’s of Lakeland) $30.00 per person. Space is limited to 24. If this is something you would like to attend, don’t wait as it will fill quickly. Checks/reservations made payable to LFUMC Senior Ministries can be mailed to the church (604 Oswego St., Liverpool 13088, dropped off at church or mailed to Sarah Bieling 2 Cty Rte 10, Pennellville 13132
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 carry their belongings.
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 in the church office. Contact Karen Gloyd, Director of Christian Education, or call 457‑5180 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.