Announcements for July 10

Local Mis­sion Oppor­tu­ni­ties

Math­ew 25 Farm — July 16

Sat­ur­day, July 16, we will help at the Math­ew 25 Farm pick­ing, weed­ing, and doing what­ev­er they need. Math­ew 25 Farm grows and dis­trib­utes fresh food for those in need in Cen­tral New York. It is a won­der­ful mis­sion and they could real­ly use our help. We will meet at the church at 8 a.m. There is sign up sheet in Fel­low­ship Hall today. Join us in mis­sion and help feed the hun­gry.

Step Up Moment — donate snacks, encour­age fit­ness

We are col­lect­ing healthy snacks and water for the Step Up Moment pro­gram at the Res­cue Mis­sion in Syra­cuse. There is a drop box at the rear entrance to the church. The pro­gram is a free exer­cise pro­gram for the Res­cue Mis­sion and the local com­mu­ni­ty. If a par­tic­i­pant attends five ses­sions they receive a food card at Nojaims Mar­ket where they can buy $50 of healthy foods. Kate Walt­man (the founder of the pro­gram) needs mon­ey to buy the food cards and peo­ple to encour­age the par­tic­i­pants and even exer­cise with them, if there is room, along with the healthy snacks. Ses­sions are on Wednes­day nights. If you want to help, con­tact Mike Nort­man at

Tiny Hous­es for Good — July 30

We have com­mit­ted to help Andrew Lunet­ta and his Tiny Homes for Good project on Sat­ur­day July 30. We meet at church at 8 a.m. and take the bus to the project to help clear prop­er­ty, paint, clean and what­ev­er Andrew needs to help him with the sec­ond home to house the home­less. We have 11 peo­ple signed up already and if we get more than 15 we will take two bus loads. A sign-up sheet is in Fel­low­ship Hall. If you want to learn more about Tiny Homes for Good sign up and give us your email. Hous­ing the home­less is a wor­thy mis­sion.

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.  You may RESERVE your chick­en halves now by sign­ing up at the table in Fel­low­ship Hall and PAY AT PICK-UP. These are THURSDAY after­noon dri­ve-through BBQs in the rear park­ing lot aimed at com­muters. Cars will dri­ve in for win­dow pick-up. Vol­un­teers need­ed — Please check your plan­ners to see if you can help on July 20–21 or Aug. 10–11. Vol­un­teer sheets are in Fel­low­ship Hall. NOTE: these events will only take place if enough vol­un­teers sign up to help.

Senior Min­istries Oppor­tu­ni­ties

For those attend­ing the bus trip to Geneva/Belhurst Cas­tle on July 13, please arrive at LFUMC around 9:15 a.m. to begin board­ing the bus at 9:45 and depart­ing at10 a.m.; return­ing around 5:30 p.m.

There are 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. THIS TRIP IS OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO GO REGARDLESS OF AGE.

Below are list­ed oth­er Senior Min­istry trips and seats avail­able. Infor­ma­tion can be found on our table in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Wednes­day, August 17  Camil­lus Erie Canal Din­ner Cruise — 2 seats

Wednes­day, August 20  Bus trip to Coop­er­stown — 30 seats

Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 21  Bus trip to Corn­ing — 40 seats

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.

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.

Video On Demand- View and Share our Wor­ship

The church makes video record­ings of the 9:30 a.m. ser­vices. If you would like a copy of the video in DVD for­mat you may request one by fill­ing out one of the request cards in the pews and drop­ping it in the offer­ing plate. Let us know the date of the ser­vice you would like and whether you want the com­plete ser­vice or just the Pastor’s Med­i­ta­tion, and your name and phone num­ber of course, and we’ll have your video ready for pick­up in the church office with­in a week (or so).