Announcements for August 29, 2016

Senior Min­istries Upcom­ing Events

A new event has just been added: Din­ner at Ichiban Japan­ese Steak­house on Wednes­day, Octo­ber 26. Meet there at 6:15 p.m. for din­ner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per per­son. Max­i­mum num­ber of seats is 50. See fly­er in Fel­low­ship Hall for infor­ma­tion.

Sup­port fos­ter chil­dren through Project Christi­na

The num­ber of chil­dren being placed into fos­ter care is now the high­est in many years. Social work­ers give toys from Project Christi­na to these chil­dren when they are removed from their homes. It gives the chil­dren some­thing to hold on to dur­ing this trau­mat­ic expe­ri­ence. If you would like to help ease the pain of a child, please place a stuffed toy in the box in Fel­low­ship Hall. Deliv­er­ies are made every few months. Thank you for mak­ing a dif­fer­ence.

Join the Chan­cel Choir!

Adult Chan­cel Choir returns for wor­ship on Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 11, with the first rehearsal on Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 8, at 7 p.m. If you would like to be a part of the choir, con­tact Direc­tor of Music, Nan­cy B. James, at nbhdkidd@yahoo.com or at 256‑7509. It helps if you can read music, but even if you can’t, all are wel­come!

Spir­it Singers Chil­dren’s Choir to rehearse at 8:45 a.m.

NEW TIME for the Spir­it Singers Choir rehearsal this Fall will be from 8:45–9:15 a.m. on Sun­days, begin­ning Sep­tem­ber 11. We are blessed to have a won­der­ful choir for our chil­dren and need enough time to ade­quate­ly rehearse. We hope that par­ents and chil­dren will be will­ing to make this com­mit­ment to their chil­dren’s musi­cal wor­ship expe­ri­ence!

Alleluia Choir (5th — 12th graders) seeks mem­bers

Join the Alleluia Choir and sing praise to God. Week­ly rehearsals start Sun­day, Sept. 25 from noon — 1 p.m. in the choir room. For infor­ma­tion, call Direc­tor Kathy Nort­man at 744‑4448.

Save Octo­ber 15 for a Wom­en’s Bible Study and  Break­fast

Women are invit­ed to attend a Women of the Bible break­fast at the church on Octo­ber 15. Enjoy a buf­fet, fel­low­ship, and learn about Phoebe — one of the many influ­en­tial women of the Bible.

“Brady Bread” sup­ports two local pro­grams

Do you like home­made cin­na­mon raisin bread? Do you believe in jail min­istry? Do you believe in help­ing the home­less? If you answered yes to any of these ques­tions, then look for “Brady Bread” at our church this fall. Pur­chase a loaf of home­made cin­na­mon raisin bread for $3, and the pro­ceeds help inmates in the Ononda­ga Coun­ty Jus­tice Cen­ter and their fam­i­lies, or “Ped­al for Pos­si­bil­i­ties” that helps home­less peo­ple earn a bike, hel­met, and a lock to pro­vide them with trans­porta­tion, exer­cise and com­mu­ni­ty.

What is Teen MOPS?

Please look at the sign-up sheet and expla­na­tion on the board in Fel­low­ship Hall. Help to make a dif­fer­ence in a young fam­i­ly’s life.

Help pro­vide house­wares to refugees

This year the Refugee Reset­tle­ment pro­gram from Inter­faith Works in Syra­cuse has wel­comed 600 new Amer­i­cans. In the next few months they antic­i­pate an addi­tion­al 200 from Soma­lia, the Con­go, Syr­ia and Iraq. Help is need­ed to set up house­holds. Look for an arti­cle in the autumn All of Us list­ing things need­ed and where to put them; or see the poster on the church Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter bul­letin board.

Sup­port the Ride for Miss­ing Chil­dren, Sep­tem­ber 16

The Syra­cuse Ride for Miss­ing Chil­dren is Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 16. 150 or so bicy­cle rid­ers will ride 100 miles through Syra­cuse, Liv­er­pool, Bald­winsville and more to raise mon­ey and aware­ness for the plight of miss­ing and exploit­ed chil­dren. Each rid­er must raise $300 that is used in our area for edu­ca­tion, aware­ness and recov­ery. Liv­er­pool First Unit­ed Methodist church has made a com­mit­ment to help We will pro­vide the church bus for a SAG wag­on, to help rid­ers that can­not not fin­ish a sec­tion in time. Bill Mann will dri­ve the bus. We have also agreed to help clean up at the CNY Fam­i­ly Sports Cen­ter on Fri­day night. Please sign up on the sheet post­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall if you can help. The route will be post­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall so peo­ple can see where rid­ers will be and when. We also have a few peo­ple that will ride in the event so if you can­not help in oth­er ways, please donate to a great cause. Pro­ceeds sup­port the Nation­al Cen­ter for Miss­ing and Exploit­ed Chil­dren. Infor­ma­tion can be found at http://ride.missingkids.com/syracuse

A Tiny Home For Good — work day planned Octo­ber 1

We would like to set up anoth­er trip to help out at a Tiny Home for Good. Oct 1 will be our next trip. Andrew is work­ing on his next home and could use our help again.  There will be a sign-up sheet in Fel­low­ship Hall with­in the next cou­ple weeks.

The Greater Syra­cuse CROP Walk — Octo­ber 2

The CROP Walk will be Sun­day, Octo­ber 2 and we at Liv­er­pool First would like to real­ly make a dif­fer­ence fight­ing hunger here in our com­mu­ni­ty as well as world­wide. Reg­is­tra­tion is avail­able online at http://www.crophungerwalk.org/syracuseny  We are again pro­vid­ing soup and chili. We need help prepar­ing that, and the CROP Walk needs vol­un­teers as well.  Sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall start­ing next week. If you can’t vol­un­teer, walk; if you can’t walk, donate. Let’s make a dif­fer­ence.

Church Greet­ing Card Min­istry

Mem­ber­care Com­mis­sion began a card min­istry sev­er­al years ago to encour­age mem­bers to send greet­ings to shut-ins and to friends and mem­bers on spe­cial occa­sions. The cards are free – take as many as you can use. They are sort­ed by Birth­day, Get Well, Thank You, and Think­ing of You cat­e­gories and are in a box on the Library table.

Hear­ing enhance­ment devices are avail­able

We have new hear­ing enhance­ment. If you haven’t had a chance to try one, ask an ush­er to assist you in find­ing the best one to make your wor­ship expe­ri­ence one you can enjoy more ful­ly.