Announcements for May 15

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 lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.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.