Announcements for April 24

 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 lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.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

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 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.