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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.