Senior Ministries Upcoming Events
For those attending the September 8 trip to Cortland Repertory Theater, arrive at church at 11 a.m. for lunch. The bus departs at 12:15 to arrive in Cortland at 1 p.m. The musical is from 2–4 pm with arrival back atLFUMC at 5:45 p.m.
A new event has 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. 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 one of our four Choirs!
Adult Chancel Choir
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 email@example.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. on Sundays
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) welcomes new members
Join the Alleluia Choir and sing praise to God. Weekly rehearsals start Sunday, Sept. 25 from 12:30 — 1:30 p.m. in the choir room. For information, call Director Kathy Nortman at 744‑4448.
Bell choir rehersal starts September 8 at 6 p.m.
Anyone may join the Bell Choir — even if you have not played an instrument before.
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 September 16. 150 or so bicycle riders will ride 100 miles through central New York 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, providing the church bus for a SAG wagon (for riders that cannot not finish a section in time). Bill Mann will drive the bus. We will also 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. We also have a few people that will ride in the event, so if you cannot help in other ways, please donate to this 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
Church volunteers will help at the Syracuse building site of A Tiny Home for Good on October 1. Sign up on the sheet posted in Fellowship Hall to help provide housing for the homeless.
The Greater Syracuse CROP Walk is October 2
The CROP Walk will be Sunday, October 2, starting from Willow Bay at 1 p.m. Make a difference fighting hunger in our community as well as worldwide. Registration is available online at http://www.crophungerwalk.org/syracuseny We are providing soup and chili. We need help preparing that, and the CROP Walk needs volunteers as well. Sign up in Fellowship Hall. If you can’t volunteer, walk; if you can’t walk, donate.
Church Greeting Card Ministry
Membercare Commission offers a card ministry 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 provide hearing enhancement devices for use in the sanctuary. 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.
Jane Axtmann has moved
Jane Axtmann has moved to The Crossings in Minoa, 217 East Avenue, Minoa NY 13116. She would love to hear from you or have you visit. She is as lively as ever at 99!
Olivebranch Women’s Group September 26
Olivebranch Women’s Group’s September 26 program is all about being on point. And that’s what On Point does — it removes barriers that interfere with inner city students going to college and staying in college. More than 200 volunteers assist in the mission of transporting the students to college. Samuel Rowser overcame obstacles in his own life and became Executive Director of On Point September 1. He has worked his way up through this organization for 15 years and witnessed remarkable accomplishments and growth serving youth. All women are invited to attend dinner at 6 p.m. (come at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy appetizers). Call Pat Cupernall at 457‑6730 for a dinner reservation. A special invitation to the 7 p.m. program is extended to Outreach and Mission members as well as anyone else that is interested.
BBQ volunteers needed for September 17 & 18
A chicken-ONLY BBQ is planned Sunday, September 18 for church people (not advertised to the public). This is your last chance to get some halves for your freezer for those “winter picnics”. We need volunteers on SATURDAY to set up the grill, season the chicken halves, and most importantly on SUNDAY, COOK! Please sign up on the board in Fellowship Hall. Also – make sure you get your order into the committee by Monday, September 12! Thank you!
Help needed at St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry
Donations to the Liverpool Food Pantry can be placed in the bin in the hallway: non-perishable foods, toiletries (soaps, lotions, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes) and cleaning supplies. Volunteers are needed to unload and sort deliveries on the first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month. If you can help, contact Jennifer Woodburn at 457‑6060.
Help provide meals at Brown UMC
Volunteers and food are needed to support a ministry at Brown Memorial United Methodist Church on the near west side of Syracuse. The Outreach & Missions Commission will provide and serve meals on September 11 and October 23. To support this outreach, contact Mike Nortman or Kay Phillips, or call the church at 315–457-5180 for information.
Prayer and Holy Communion — Sundays at 8:15 a.m.
A quiet service of prayer, scripture, and Holy Communion takes place Sundays from 8:15 to 9 a.m. Read the liturgy and prayers of the day, and listen to God’s Word. Share in the presence of Christ among us through the sacrament of Holy Communion. If your week could use a time of quiet reflection, please try it. The Chapel, located downstairs to the left of the stairs from the back parking lot entrance, is accessible by elevator.