The Greater Syracuse CROP Walk is Today
The CROP Walk will start from Willow Bay at 1:30 p.m. Make a difference fighting hunger in our community as well as worldwide. Ask Mike Nortman, Kay Phillips or any other member of the Outreach & Missions Commission for details. We are providing soup and chili. There is still time to donate.
Exciting new experiences await children in 1st — 6th grade in our Wednesday Night DELTA program from 6:30–8 p.m.
Games — Skills — Bible Exploration
Biblical lessons help them learn about God, the Bible and themselves as they explore, join in fun activities, make new friends and earn rewards! Register for DELTA at the information table or call 457‑5180.
Blessing of the animals — today
Join us on today at 12:30 p.m. at church in honor of St. Francis Day with Pastor Penny. Bring your pets, stuffed animals,or photos of your pets for a special blessing. All pets are welcome! (Bring a leash or crate/carrier if needed.) Donations of pet food, bedding, etc. will be accepted for the SPCA. Join in songs, scripture, and prayer.
Members encouraged to mentor a college student
Membership Care has prepared a list of college students. Members are encourage to sign up on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall to mentor a student by sending a card, note, scripture, or prayer once a month and maybe once a semester a treat box of goodies or Dunkin Donut or Coffee Card. Extend your faith and connect with one of our graduates. More names will still be added as they are contacted and addresses updated for Fall Semester.
“Brady Bread” supports two local programs
Brady Bread will be sold here on two Sundays this fall: Oct. 9 and Nov. 13. For $3 you can purchase a loaf of homemade cinnamon raisin bread; the money helps inmates and their families in Onondaga County Justice center or Pedal for Possibilities (provides homeless people a bike, helmet and lock to provide them with transportation, exercise and community).
Discovering our Gifts Bible Study
Discover and understand your uniqueness and purpose! An adult study on RELEASING OUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS will be offered WEDNESDAYS, both at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. We will explore what the Bible teaches are the spiritual gifts, their purpose and how we can find deeper joy in life by building upon them. We will include a spiritual gifts inventory to help clarify which gifts might be part of your makeup.
Is God calling you to care for others?
Caregivers are those who are willing to serve others in the congregation. They may adopt a homebound member (make phone calls or visits and notify pastors of needs), visit members in nursing homes and hospitals, help lead services at senior residences, and serve communion at member’s homes. Qualifications to be caregivers: attend worship regularly, invest in growing faith by participating in a Bible study or small group, attend quarterly training, and complete safe sanctuary requirements.
If you are unsure if you want to serve, come to the training to learn more or speak to our pastors. Two training sessions will be offered at two different times. Session I will be October 19 from 7–8:30 p.m. and again October 22 from 10 a.m.- noon. Session II will be October 26 and October 29. Topics include Listening and Visiting Skills, Using the Bible in providing care, leading prayer, worship and serving Holy Communion. Instructors will be Gayle Spaulding, Pastors Candace Lawrence, Penny Hart, Shirley Moore-Krackhardt and Brian Homan. To participate, please complete a registration form at the Welcome Desk in the hallway.
Food pantry needs
In addition to providing food, the food pantry at St. Joseph the Worker Church distributes toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap & shampoo. Please put them in the container labeled food pantry (located in the main corridor of the church). The need is always great.
Senior Ministries Upcoming Events
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. Your check received is your reservation. Deadline for reservations is Sunday, October 16. For information see the flyer in Fellowship Hall.
Thursday, Nov. 1– Spaghetti Warehouse Dinner Theater
Acme Mystery Company presents The Sound of Murder. Menu: chicken parmigiana, spaghetti feast, lasagna or chicken alfredo (orders will be taken at the table so no pre selection is needed). Arrive at 6:30 p.m. with seating at 7. Dinner/Show is from 7–10 p.m.
$30 per person — limited to 50. Your check is your reservation. Make checks payable to LFUMC Senior Ministries and drop off at church or mail to Sarah Bieling 2 Cty Rte 10 Pennellville 13132. All checks must be received by 10/16. If you need transportation or are able to provide transportation, please contact Sarah — 695‑6696 or email@example.com
Wednesday, Dec. 14 — Christmas Luncheon Noon — Fellowship Hall (LFUMC)
Catered by Tabatha’s. Menu: baked & glazed ham with pineapple, homemade macaroni & Cheese with crumb tpping, steamed garden vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes with maple syrup, garden salad, dinner rolls, dessert & beverage. $25.00 per person & canned food item for the food pantry. Special Music Program (To be announced). Checks must be received by 11/30/16
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 — Syracuse Stage’s Production of Mary Poppins
820 East Genesee Street, Syracuse. Matinee at 2 p.m. $35 per person, $15 for children (should you want to bring your grandchildren). Checks must be received by 11/27/16. Your own transportation is required but carpooling can be arranged. If you need a ride or if you can provide transportation, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
You, your family and friends are invited
to an exciting new education program:
Financial Planning With a Christian Perspective
Presented by fellow members of the Methodist Church:
Ed Ruppmann & John Henderson
THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO SALES PITCH
Would you like to manage your money effectively, such that:
• You can have a stress-free Retirement!
• You will have enough money for your child’s College Education!
• You have a plan in place to purchase your New Home!
Some of the Questions We Will Answer Are:
• How much can I save with no change in life style?
• How much do I need to save for college?
• Will I have retirement savings to last until age 90?
• Can I reduce insurance costs & invest the difference?
• Are investment plans consistent with my risk appetite?
• How can I protect my life savings from Medicaid?
• How can I transfer my life savings to my family and Church without paying 50% tax to Uncle Sam?