Pancakes are coming — Sunday, May 22
Today 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.
Bring flowers to honor loved ones on May 29
Honor persons who have served or are serving in the military or loved ones by bringing flowers to add to a Memorial Day bouquet on Sunday, May 29. The bouquet will be made into arrangements for our home-bound members. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall if you can deliver flowers to a member at their home during the week of May 29. Donations of bud vases would be appreciated.
Share your graduation news
Share the news if you are graduating from high school, college, or similar programs this year. We will include photos and short announcements in the July-August issue of the church newsletter (Deadline is June 6). Submit photos and information to firstname.lastname@example.org or send/drop them off in the church office: 604 Oswego St., Liverpool NY 13088. Call Kate in the church office at 315–457-5180 if you have questions.
Family gathering on Sunday May 22 from 2–4 p.m.
Join us in assembling the candy bags for the children to hand out during the Memorial Day Parade. Followed by pizza! If you can’t join us, consider donating a bag or two of fun size or mini wrapped chocolate candy by next Sunday!
Join us on for the
Memorial Day Parade Monday May 30
We will be walking the parade and handing out candy and VBS information to the children along the parade route. Children, strollers and wagons are welcome & encouraged! Meet at the purple doors at 8:50am and we’ll walk over to the parade area together!
Senior Ministries Opportunities
Wednesday, June 1 Bus trip to Watkins Glen for Flirty 30’s & 40’s luncheon cruise — $40 — deadline for reservations is TODAY, 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. Twelve seats available
Wednesday, August 10 bus trip to Alexandria Bay - luncheon cruise — leave at 10 a.m. return at 5:30 p.m. $35. 16 seats available
Wednesday, August 17 Camillus Canal Dinner Cruise Provide your own transportation to Camillus Erie Canal Park — 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. 16 seats available
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.
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 Car Wash Coupons sale starts June 5
In answer to many requests the $5 BOGO car wash coupons will be offered again, starting June 5.
VBS Mega Sports Camp ‑July 11–15 Evenings
If you have experience in Basketball, Soccer or Cheerleading, we need you! We need coaches to help out our children during VBS! Please sign up to help in Fellowship Hall or Information Desk! We are also in search of sporting equipment to borrow. If you have a portable basketball goal, soccer goals, soccer balls or basketballs we could borrow, please let Karen Gloyd know or call the church at 457‑5180. Help make this an AWESOME week for the children!
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 church, that 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 “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.”
St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry
Thank you for donations to the Food Pantry — they are appreciated and can be placed in the bin in the hallway. Items needed are non-perishable foods, toiletries (soaps, lotions, deodorant, hand sanitizer, 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.
“How Beautiful” Video available
A limited number of DVDs containing the joint performance of “How Beautiful”, performed by the Chancel Choir and the Spirit Dancers at the 9:30am Worship service on May 8, are available at the Information Center in the main hallway of the church.
Consider EFT for Your Church Offerings
One option 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 WW ll 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
Celebrate 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. Menu: Begin with vegetable and cheese platters as appetizers, followed by vegetarian ziti, meatballs, antipasto salads, Italian bread, cottage cheese and cupcakes (Alison’s favorite). Cost: $10/adult; $5/children 12 and under. Paid reservations required by June 5. 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. 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 on June 12, There will be a table set up in Fellowship Hall on May 22 and 29 for making reservations.