Thank you to our teachers
Thank you to all our Sunday School teachers for their time and dedication to the children of our church. It has been a great year.
Celebrate Pastor Alison’s Ministry Next Sunday
Next Sunday we will thank Pastor Alison Schmied for serving as our Associate Pastor. She will give the sermon at 9:30 a.m. This special 75-minute worship will include celebratory music followed by an all-church brunch. There will be NO 11 A.M. SERVICE. Your last chance to make reservations for the meal is today ($10/adult, $5/child), stop at the information desk in the main corridor. If you’d like to contribute towards a purse for Pastor Alison you may leave that at the desk today, or drop it off in the church office during the week. All are invited — even if you cannot attend the meal, please stay after the 9:30 service for prayers, speeches, and gift presentations.
Church Conference today at 5
Have a voice in the church’s future! All church members are invited to our church conference today at 5 p.m., to vote on the 2016–2017 proposed church budget. The Finance Committee will present the proposed budget, which includes some changes from the current year, including financing more hours for Christian Education Director Karen Gloyd, whose role will be expanded to Director of Family Life Ministries. Also included in the proposal will be funding for a nursery care provider, a pastoral caregiver program, the new Witness Team, and for the Member Care Committee, which has not received funding in recent years. The budget also reflects cost savings, as the associate pastor position will not be filled after Associate Pastor Alison Schmied transitions to her new church appointment.
Have you completed your estimate of giving card?
Funding our ministries and programs requires our being able to estimate the financial resources available. Pledge cards and information on EFT giving will be available at the WELCOME DESK in the hallway outside the Fellowship Hall this Sunday. We are looking for a 10% increase over last year.
More than money
It takes people doing what they can to meet the needs of people in the church and in the community. Everyone has something to offer. Please complete the TIME, TALENT and INTEREST SURVEY you received two weeks ago or you can find one at the WELCOME DESK. You can do so during Fellowship Hour after the service.
Pancakes are coming — Sunday, June 26
On Sunday June 26 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 that we have been supporting for several years. The menu includes pancakes, sausages, apple sauce and beverages.
Graduates — share your news with us!
In the summer issue of the church newsletter, All of Us, we will recognize the members of our church family that have graduated. If you would like us to announce your graduation, please email information to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 6. Include a photo if possible, and your name, the name of the school that you graduated from, your parent’s names, your future plans (college, career, etc.), and any honors or awards that you would like to mention.
An Evening of Italian Opera — June 11
The Syracuse Opera Chorus will present An Evening of Italian Opera in our sanctuary on Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. in gratitude for the use of rehearsal space of our sanctuary. Admission is free but a free will offering will be taken to support the Red Bird Mission and the Oxford Inn. Please come and bring a neighbor for this wonderful musical evening!
PEACE Inc. senior luncheons
Our church hosts a PEACE Senior Citizens luncheon every Monday at noon. 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.
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 our children during VBS! Please sign up to help in Fellowship Hall or at the church Information Desk. We also need 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!
Senior Ministries Opportunities
For those attending the June 17th Dixie Land Dinner Cruise, please arrive at Dutchman’s Landing in Baldwinsville at 5:15 p.m. (directions can be found on our table in Fellowship Hall) for boarding at 5:30 p.m. and departure at 6 p.m.
New trip: Saturday, Aug. 20 — bus trip to Cooperstown — flyers are in Fellowship Hall
Trips are filling up fast; if you would like to go, don’t delay!
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.
Words cannot express my appreciation for the prayers, hugs, good wishes and cards I received after Brad’s passing. Although I miss him, I know he is in a better place and at peace. Thank you all for your love and caring.
Concerts in the Park volunteer opportunity
It’s time for the concerts in Johnson Park, and our church has commited to make popcorn and sell drinks on Wednesday, June 22, Monday, July 11, and Monday, Aug. 8. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall if you could help and enjoy the music with our neighbors.
Matthew 25 farm needs your help
There are many jobs that need to be done on the farm. We need helping hands in the fields to plant seeds. We need someone that can weld and/or is mechanically inclined to fix our broken equipment. Most importantly we need you to care, and please advocate. Tell everyone about the farm, we are here to help, but we can’t do it without your help! Call 315–558-2212 for information.
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.
Support foster children through Project Christina
For those of you who have purchased stuffed toys for “Project Christina,” thank you. The need is increasing because there are consistent numbers of children that are removed form their home weekly and bigger sibling groups involved. Social workers are now using these toys to calm the children during the interview process which is extremely traumatic. You can be assured that your generous heart is making a difference.
June 27 — Olivebranch Women’s Group Dinner
On Monday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m, the Olivebranch Women’s Group will meet at The Retreat restaurant in Liverpool for their annual dinner meeting. Please call Donna Auyer at 451‑7359 by June 23 to make a reservation.
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.