Announcements for Oct. 2

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.

Wednes­day Evenings 

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

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

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


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?