Visit with snowbirds at May 17 reception
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 email@example.com
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.
Red Bird Mission Team Gives Thanks
Our 2016 Red Bird Missionaries thank their church families for supporting our many fundraisers and especially for your prayers for our work trip. It was physically challenging, emotionally intense, and spiritually meaningful for the 16 missionaries who were able to participate: 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, and Sakari Tredo. We’ll share stories of how we experienced God’s work over the week Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Worship Gathering, and in Sunday morning worship on May 22.
An Evening of Opera- June 11
“An Evening of Italian Opera” concert given by the Syracuse Opera Chorus will be on Saturday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. This concert is given to thank the congregation of Liverpool First UMC for their generous use of the sanctuary for rehearsals. There will be a free-will offering taken to benefit the Red Bird Mission and the Oxford Inn (a homeless shelter in Syracuse). LFUMC’s music director, Nancy B. James, is Assistant Conductor/Chorus Master for the Syracuse Opera.
Consider EFT for Your Church Offerings
One of the options you have for your financial offerings at Liverpool First is the use of Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) from your bank account to the church’s bank account. This is a safe and secure method of giving and provides the benefits of not having to write a check and not having to remember to bring your offering envelope to church every Sunday. On the 15th day of each month the amount of money you specify in a simple, one-time, no cost authorization process is automatically transferred from your checking account to the church’s account and to the fund (for example; operating budget or mortgage fund or some combination of the two) that you specify. This transfer takes place automatically each month until you tell the church to stop the process or until you wish to change the amount of the transfer or the fund designation. Stop by the information desk in the main hallway for details or to pick up or fill out an authorization form.
Olivebranch Women’s Group May 23
The Program features WWII history Safe Haven — A Shelter for Holocaust Refugees. This shelter for Holocaust refugees of WWll was located at Fort Ontario in Oswego. Presented by Safe Haven Museum President George Demass, the talk includes stories of triumph and suffering by refugees who came as guests of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Appetizers at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m. Cost for the light catered dinner is $5. Call Pat Cupernall at 457‑6730 by May 20 to make a dinner reservation.
Celebrate Pastor Alison’s ministry on June 12
Join us in celebrating Pastor Alison’s ministry and visit with her as she prepares to transition to a new appointment as pastor of Lansing United Methodist Church. Pastor Alison will give the sermon at the 9:30 a.m. service on June 12 and a celebration brunch will follow. There will be no 11 a.m. service that day. Watch the Sunday bulletins and online postings for menu and price. There will be a “Card Shower” beginning June 1 — bring in cards for Pastor Alison and leave them in the collection basket in Fellowship Hall. To help her remember her Liverpool First church family, let’s create a scrapbook. Please share your name and favorite Bible verse or hymn, or a favorite way to serve God through mission, and a short note about why that verse, hymn, or mission is your favorite. If you have a photo that you prefer to the one in the church directory, please include that too. She will collect these at the church-wide celebration on Sunday, June 12, at the brunch following the 9:30 a.m. worship service.
Senior Ministries Opportunities
Wednesday, June 1 Bus trip to Watkins Glen for Flirty 30’s & 40’s luncheon cruise — $40 — 7 seats available — deadline for reservations is May 15.
Friday, June 17 Dixie Land Dinner Cruise — 6 p.m. — provide your own transportation to Baldwinsville boat dock — $35 per person — 44 seats available. We need 4 more reservations to make this a go…deadline for reservations is 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 Camillus Canal Dinner Cruise Provide your own transportation to Camillus Erie Canal Park — arriving at 5:30 p.m. The boat leaves at 6 p.m. from Sims Store, 5750 DeVoe Rd., Camillus. Meal choices are: prime rib dinner, stuffed baked chicken or vegetable primavera with red sauce (meals are prepared by Ernie’s of Lakeland) $30 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 information, check out our table in Fellowship Hall.
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.
Sophie Graze Scholarship applications due May 11
The Sophie Graze Scholarships assist church members with continuing education beyond high school. Any church member may apply. Applications 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 June 19.
Summer Camp registration is open!
Upper New York Camp & Retreat Ministries registration is open for 2016 Summer Camp & Retreats. “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 team, in collaboration with hundreds of volunteers, has created programs designed for spiritual growth, birth, and renewal.” Pick up a brochure from the information center in the church corridor.
Delta Sonic BOGO Coupons Have Returned!
Just in time for summer, Father’s Day, or as a gift, the Dinner/Fundraising Committee is selling $5.00 coupons toward Delta Sonic car washes and services. The “Delta Deal” is “Buy One, Get One free”. There are a limited number, and these coupons good for June and July at any Delta Sonic. See the posters and the table in Fellowship Hall for sales and information.
Saturday, June 4
The Dinner/Fundraising Committee will lead a 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. We need approximately 90 volunteers for planning, set-up, prep, cooking, serving, and clean-up. There is a spot for you somewhere! We are especially looking for younger members to sign up and “learn the ropes”. Sign up in Fellowship Hall. Every step in the process from Thursday, June 2, through Saturday, June 4, is important. “Many hands make light work.”