Announcements for October 16

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 rertinge@twcny.rr.com

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.

Track­ing snow­birds

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 sbieling@hotmail.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 sbieling@hotmail.com

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.