Announcements for June 5

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 kate.smith@liverpoolfirstumc.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.

Thank you!

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.

Bev McClean

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.