Announcements for June 26

Senior Min­istries Oppor­tu­ni­ties

There are still seats avail­able on the bus trip to Coop­er­stown on Sat­ur­day, August 20. Tour either the Base­ball Hall of Fame or the Farmer’s Muse­um. Includes buf­fet lunch at The Ote­saga Hotel and a stop at Fly Creek Cider Mill — $40 per per­son

A new trip has been added for Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 21 — Bus trip to the Corn­ing Muse­um of Glass. Hot Glass Gath­er, lunch, pri­vate tours of the muse­um, and a sand­blast­ing work­shop where you will cre­ate a frost­ed design on a glass. $50 per per­son

For details, check the fly­ers in Fel­low­ship Hall or the dis­play board in the hall­way. These trips fill quick­ly, so don’t delay.

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 from their home week­ly and big­ger sib­ling groups involved. Social work­ers use the 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.

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.

We are all min­is­ters — sign up to vol­un­teer

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 SERVICE and INTEREST SURVEY you received in last week’s bul­letin; you may also pick one up at the Wel­come Desk.

Sum­mer Sun­day School pro­gram

Start­ing today our infor­mal Sun­day School ses­sion begins for chil­dren cur­rent­ly in kinder­garten — sixth grade. Chil­dren are asked to sign-in and out in the Gath­er­ing Room down­stairs and begin at 9:30 a.m. We will have fun inside and out­side for 9 weeks as we learn about the Fruit of the Spir­it! There will be NO class on July 3 or Sep­tem­ber 4. Child care will be avail­able for infants through Pre‑K in the nurs­ery through­out the sum­mer. If you have ques­tions or would like to vol­un­teer to assist, call Karen Gloyd at 457‑5180.

Sup­port Fam­i­ly First Fit­ness by donat­ing snacks

The Out­reach Com­mis­sion would like you to join them in sup­port of the Fam­i­ly First Fit­ness Foun­da­tion. This ini­tia­tive is to bring fit­ness and healthy lifestyles to our community’s poor. Exer­cise and nutri­tion class­es are held at the Res­cue Mission’s chapel build­ing and are sole­ly fund­ed by a car­ing and enthu­si­as­tic young LeMoyne grad­u­ate. We are sup­port­ing and encour­ag­ing this pro­gram by col­lect­ing bot­tled water and healthy snacks (gra­nola or cere­al bars, pack­ages of crack­ers, nuts, raisins, even bags of fruit). A col­lec­tion box is in the back foy­er. Thank you for your con­sid­er­a­tion.

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 are avail­able at the Wel­come Desk in the hall­way out­side the Fel­low­ship Hall.

Join us in the gar­den for Fri­day wor­ship

Sev­er­al of our mem­bers got down on hands and knees and cleaned out the flower gar­den in the back yard. We thank them and invite every­one to join us FRIDAY EVENINGS from 7 to 7:45 p.m. for a week­ly out­door ser­vice on the lawn. Bring your own lawn chairs or blan­ket, and if you are able a refresh­ment to share as we sing songs old and new, pray and read God’s Word. The GARDEN SERVICE will replace the gath­er­ing for the sum­mer.

Help need­ed at 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.

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 you! Call 315–558- 2212 for infor­ma­tion.

Altar Flow­ers

If you would like to give flow­ers to hon­or a loved one, a birth­day or anniver­sary, or in mem­o­ry of some­one, please fill out the form below and put it in the offer­ing plate, or con­tact the church at 457‑5180. We have dates avail­able July 24 through Aug. 14 and most of the months of Sep­tem­ber and Octo­ber. If you were plan­ning to have flow­ers on the altar for a spe­cial date, now is the time to get your order in because they fill up fast.

Name ____________________________________ Date Flow­ers Want­ed ______________
Address ____________________________________________ Phone _________________
In Mem­o­ry ________________________________________________________________
In Hon­or of ________________________________________________________________
Giv­en by ___________________________________________________________________

Be an ambas­sador for LFUMC at Con­certs in the Park

It’s time for the con­certs in John­son Park, and our church has com­mit­ted to make pop­corn and sell drinks on Mon­day, July 11 and Mon­day, Aug. 8. Please sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall if you could help and come enjoy the music with our neigh­bors.

Going Fast! Delta Son­ic Car Wash Coupons

Only 20 sets of car wash coupons left. Get yours now for $5 off any ser­vice until August 7. Buy ONE, for $5, get ONE FREE! See the table in Fel­low­ship Hall today.

Chick­en-only Bar­be­cue July 21, Aug. 11

This is a new ini­tia­tive for the Dinner/Fundraising Com­mit­tee to assist the church pro­gram­ming bud­get. Lim­it­ed to less than 100 halves – when they are gone, they are gone. “Sides” avail­able for 50 cents each. See the vol­un­teer sheets in Fel­low­ship Hall. You can also RESERVE your chick­en halves now for $6 by sign­ing up and pay­ing at the table in Fel­low­ship Hall. These are THURSDAY after­noon dri­ve-through BBQs in the rear park­ing lot aimed at com­muters. Cars will dri­ve through the rear park­ing lot and have win­dow pick-up. Please check your plan­ners now to see if you can help on July 20–21 or Aug. 10–11. Thank you!

Sign up for sum­mer mis­sion projects

The Out­reach & Mis­sions Com­mis­sion is plan­ning sev­er­al short-term mis­sion projects this sum­mer. To get involved, please sign up on the Mis­sions Bul­letin Board, which is locat­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall near Nan­cy James’s office. Call the church at 457‑5180 for infor­ma­tion.

Help pro­vide meals at Brown UMC

Vol­un­teers and food dona­tions are need­ed to sup­port a week­ly com­mu­ni­ty min­istry at Brown Memo­r­i­al Unit­ed Methodist Church on the near west side of Syra­cuse. The LFUMC Out­reach & Mis­sions Com­mis­sion will pro­vide and serve meals on July 24, Sep­tem­ber 11, and Octo­ber 23. To sup­port this out­reach in the com­mu­ni­ty, con­tact Mike Nort­man or Kay Phillips, or call the church at 315–457-5180 for infor­ma­tion.