Announcements for May 1

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.

                        

Mid­week praise, dis­cus­sion, and prayer

“The Gath­er­ing” offers the oppor­tu­ni­ty for fam­i­lies to wor­ship in an infor­mal and con­tem­po­rary style at 7 p.m. on Wednes­days.

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

Pan­cakes are com­ing — Sun­day, May 22

On Sun­day, May 22, the Liv­er­pool Unit­ed Methodist Men will serve a pan­cake break­fast from 8:30 — 11 a.m. in Fel­low­ship Hall. A free-will offer­ing will be col­lect­ed to help fund the UMM’s tuition assis­tance for “Maxo” Luc­serne, a Hait­ian stu­dent they sup­port. Menu includes pan­cakes, sausages, apple sauce and bev­er­ages.

Senior Min­istries Oppor­tu­ni­ties

Dead line for Sat­ur­day, May 21st lunch @ Sher­wood Inn & Boat Cruise on Skaneate­les Lake is TODAY Every­one pro­vides their own trans­porta­tion — lunch at noon $30 per per­son — 9 seats avail­able.

Wednes­day, June 1  Bus trip to Watkins Glen for Flir­ty 30’s & 40’s lun­cheon cruise — $40 — 7 seats avail­able — dead­line for reser­va­tions is Sun­day, May 15.

Fri­day, June 17th Dix­ie Land Din­ner Cruise — 6 p.m. — pro­vide your own trans­porta­tion to B’Ville $35 per per­son — 44 seats available.….we need 4 more reser­va­tions to make this a go…deadline for reser­va­tions is Sun­day, May 15.

Wednes­day, July 13 Bus trip to Gene­va for lunch at Bel­hurst Cas­tle & dessert cruise on “Rose Lum­mis” — $40.

Wednes­day, August 10 bus trip to Alexan­dria Bay - lun­cheon cruise ‑leave at 10 a.m. return at 5:30 p.m. $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 at 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 sauce (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. For more infor­ma­tion on the trips, check out our table in Fel­low­ship Hall.

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.

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 either speak to Sue Slenker, coor­di­na­tor, or drop off at the Church Office to be record­ed.  If you lost your tag, or nev­er had one, please leave your name with Sue or with Cathy in the Church Office.

Vaca­tion Bible School

It’s just around the corner…SUMMER! With sum­mer comes Vaca­tion Bible School! Atten­dance is free for all chil­dren in Kinder­garten through 5th grade. We will offer an evening pro­gram. Stay tuned for our excit­ing theme announce­ment and infor­ma­tion about reg­is­tra­tion.

     Com­ing Sat­ur­day, June 4

The Dinner/Fundraising Com­mit­tee will again lead the BBQ team prepar­ing for our 20th Annu­al June BBQ.  This is a major fund-rais­er for the pro­grams of our church, and requires lots of par­tic­i­pa­tion to make hap­pen.  There are BBQ sub-teams that divide up the respon­si­bil­i­ties.  Each sub-team makes sure that their task “hap­pens”.  We need @90 vol­un­teers in total, from plan­ning, to set-up, to prep, to cook­ing, to serv­ing, to clean-up.  There is a spot for you some­where!  We are espe­cial­ly look­ing for younger mem­bers to sign up and “learn the ropes”.  Sign-ups are in Fel­low­ship Hall.  Every step in the process from Thurs­day, June 2, through Sat­ur­day, June 4, is very impor­tant.  Remem­ber: “Many hands make light work”.  See you there!