Announcements for May 22

Fam­i­ly gath­er­ing today from 2–4 p.m.

Join us in assem­bling can­dy bags for 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!

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 are also appre­ci­at­ed.

Share your grad­u­a­tion news

Share the news if you are grad­u­at­ing from high school, col­lege, or mil­i­tary pro­grams this year. We will include pho­tos and announce­ments in the July-August issue of the church newslet­ter (Dead­line is June 6). Sub­mit pho­tos and infor­ma­tion to lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.org or to the church office: 604 Oswego St., Liv­er­pool NY 13088. Call Kate at church, 315–457-5180, for infor­ma­tion.

Join us for the 

Memo­r­i­al Day Parade Mon­day May 30

We will be walk­ing the parade and hand­ing out can­dy and VBS infor­ma­tion to chil­dren along the parade route. Chil­dren, strollers and wag­ons are wel­come & encour­aged! Meet at the pur­ple doors at 8:50 a.m. and we’ll walk over to the parade area togeth­er!

Food Sense pro­gram

Food Sense is a pro­gram of the Food Bank of Cen­tral NY cre­at­ed to help indi­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies stretch food dol­lars. Each month par­tic­i­pants reg­is­ter at St Matthew’s Epis­co­pal Church at 900 Vine St. The cost is $15.50 to be pre­paid in cash or food stamps. Please see Kay Phillips in Fel­low­ship Hall today for infor­ma­tion or call Amy Thack­ston at 652‑5990.

Learn his­to­ry at Women’s Group’s May 23 meet­ing

The May 23 Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group pro­gram fea­tures WWII his­to­ry: Safe Haven — A Shel­ter for Holo­caust Refugees. This shel­ter 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 to make a din­ner reser­va­tion.

Cel­e­brate Pas­tor Alison’s min­istry on June 12 

Cel­e­brate Pas­tor Alison’s min­istry 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 will fol­low. There will be no 11 a.m. ser­vice that day. Menu includes 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.

PEACE Inc. senior lun­cheons

Our church hosts a PEACE Senior lun­cheon every Mon­day at noon. The meals are deli­cious and the con­ver­sa­tions live­ly. The menu for the month is found at www.peace-caa.org. Please con­sid­er try­ing the lun­cheon and encour­age your friends to come too. Call 470‑3331 to reserve a meal

Senior Min­istries Oppor­tu­ni­ties

There are 13 seats avail­able on June 17 Dix­ieland Din­ner Cruise, the July 13 Bel­hurst Cas­tle trip is SOLD OUT,  8 seats avail­able on Aug. 10 for the Alex Bay lun­cheon cruise, 16 seats avail­able on the Camil­lus Erie Canal Din­ner cruise, 27 seats avail­able on Sept. 8 Cort­land Reper­to­ry trip, 20 seats avail­able on Letch­worth trip & 38 seats avail­able on trip to Auburn to the Mer­ry Go Round Play­house. This count was as of May 15…numbers change 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.

Wor­ship videos avail­able

A lim­it­ed num­ber of DVDs con­tain­ing the joint per­for­mance of “How Beau­ti­ful”, per­formed by the Chan­cel Choir and the Spir­it Dancers at the 9:30 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice on May 8 are avail­able. Also, copies of the May 15, 9:30 a.m. ser­vice that includes the recep­tion of new mem­bers into the church as well as the “Red Bal­loon Spe­cial” Children’s Moment are avail­able at the Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter in the main hall­way of the church.

Matthew 25 farm needs your help

There are so many, many jobs that need to be done on the farm. We could real­ly use your help! We need help­ing hands in the fields to plant seeds. We need some­one that can weld and/or mechan­i­cal­ly inclined to fix our bro­ken equip­ment. Most impor­tant­ly we need you to care, and please advo­cate. Tell any­one and every­one about the farm, we are here to help every­one, but we can’t do it with­out your help! Call 315–558-2212 for infor­ma­tion.

Prayer Quilt Min­istries

The prayer quilts on the altar have been craft­ed by the Tues­day morn­ing quil­ters. They are deliv­ered by the Pas­tors to per­sons need­ing com­fort and prayers. Each week there is one hang­ing in the main hall and we encour­age you to offer a prayer over the quilt. Your dona­tions of fab­ric and funds are appre­ci­at­ed.

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.

Camp reg­is­tra­tion is open!

Reg­is­ter now for Upper New York Camp & Retreat Min­istries Sum­mer Camps. The vari­ety of pro­grams being offered are designed to encour­age spir­i­tu­al growth, 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 at the church 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!

Vol­un­teer for the bar­be­cue 

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.”