Family fun Festival
October 23 — 2–5 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of canival games, prizes, movie and pop corn, Jeff the magic Man, neon fun room, pizza and more.
Olivebranch Women’s Group — October 24
All women are invited to the October Olivebranch meeting on
October 24. Appetizers and punch are served at 5:30 p.m. dinner at 6 p.m and program at 7 p.m. The cost for dinner is $5 and reservations can be made by calling Donna Auyer at 451‑7359 by October 21. This month’s program is the Flight of Honor program. John Hall will discuss the program and two special guests will be with us as well.
Live your faith
Sign up to support a college student by sending a card, scripture, prayer, or note once a month, now — April. Treats, such as a coffee card, sticky notes, or snacks once a semester are also special. Last year one student cried for joy when she felt she was not forgotten by her church back home. The list of students, college, and addresses are on the bulletin board beside Pastor B’s Office. Project is coordinated by Member Care Commission.
Can We “Count on You”?
The Finance Committee is looking for volunteers to help with counting the Sunday worship service offering collections. This task would require you to be available to help on one Sunday morning every two months, beginning in January 2017. If you are willing to help please call Rich Ertinger at 263‑5672 or e‑mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Groups forming — Fellowship Clubs
Fellowship Clubs is a new group starting soon at Liverpool First. Fellowship Clubs is for adults of any age, single or married. Each club will meet to share a meal and fellowship time together in a member’s home or at a restaurant once a month. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people at church! You do not need to be a member of the church to join. Please see Melissa Karnath in Fellowship Hall between the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services for information and to sign up. Melissa can also be contacted by email at MELISSA1981LK@gmail.com or call her at 262–527-1107.
Wednesday Evening games & Bible lessons
Exciting experiences await children in 1st — 6th grade in our Wednesday Night Delta program from 6:30–8 p.m. Lessons help them learn about God, the Bible and themselves as they explore, join in fun activities, make friends and earn rewards! Register for Delta at the information table or call 457‑5180.
Young Life Gourmet Soup Dinner- November 4
Young Life is sponsoring a Gourmet Soup Dinner on Friday, Nov. 4, from 5–6:30 p.m. for $10 followed by an entertaining concert by The Harmony Katz. This annual fundraiser supports Young Life kids with disabilities right here in Liverpool. A love offering will be taken during the concert. For details contact Dee Kerby at 315–882-7959.
Election Day Pasta Dinner
The Mission & Outreach Committee is having an Election Day Pasta Dinner on Nov. 8 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Please come either before or after you vote! Consider helping with the dinner and greeting community members who have also done their “Civic Duty”. You may sign up on the list posted on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall to assist with kitchen duties, setting up or serving. Procedes will go to the Mission & Outreach Committee’s general budget to give assistance to local charities such as Tiny Homes, Step Up Moment, Matthew 25 Farm and the Food Pantry.
Would you like to make a holiday painting?
We are calling all women for an afternoon out this holiday season. Come join us to make an Holiday Painting for your home, have some coffee and dessert, and fellowship with other women at LFUMC. Come alone or bring a friend. Save the date — Sunday, November 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. Sign up sheets will be posted in Fellowship Hall. In order to pay for the cost of supplies, a project fee ($12) is due at the time of registration. Someone will be available on Sundays from 10:30–11:00 to collect money at the registration table (beginning October 23). Daycare will be available if needed. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Cornell,
Discovering our Gifts Bible Study
Discover and understand your uniqueness and purpose! An adult study on RELEASING OUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS is offered Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Explore what the Bible teaches are the spiritual gifts, their purpose and how we can find joy by building upon them. Includes 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.
A snowbird is anyone who travels to a warmer climate during our cold season. Please leave your name, dates that you will be gone, and address if you have one while away, with the church office. Your church would like to keep in touch with you and put you on the list to receive church communications while you are away and to notify you in the spring of the annual strawberry and whipped cream social hour when you return.
Workshop on Africa University — November 19
Bishop McCleskey, Executive Vice President of the Africa University Development Office, will lead a workshop on Africa University November 19, including its ties to the Upper New York Conference, with highlights on local involvement and resources, new things that are happening at the University, and what we can do to stay connected to this ministry. This workshop will be held at Cicero United Methodist Church, from 1–3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Senior Ministries Upcoming Events
Wednesday, October 26 — Dinner at Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse
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.
Thursday, Nov. 10 — 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. for seating at 7. Dinner/Show is from 7–10 p.m. Cost is $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. Checks must be received by Oct. 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, steamed garden vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes with maple syrup, garden salad, dinner rolls, dessert & beverage. $25 per person & canned food item for the food pantry. Special Music Program (To be announced). Checks must be received by Nov. 30.
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 (you may want to bring your grandchildren). Checks must be received by Nov. 27. 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.
Quilts of love
The Prayer Quilt Ministry thanks the congregation for their contibutions of fabric and money. Your generosity enables us to continue our ministry of comfort and healing in time of trouble.