Announcements for May 8

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 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.

    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.”