Annual church conference — today at 12:30
Our annual church conference is held today at 12:30 PM. All are welcome to attend.
All members can vote on the budget and church leadership.
Election Day Pasta Dinner
The Mission & Outreach Committee will serve 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. Proceeds fund the committee’s support of local charities such as Tiny Homes, Step Up Moment, Matthew 25 Farm and the Food Pantry.
Pancakes are Coming — Sunday Nov. 13
The Liverpool United Methodist Men will host one of their world famous pancake breakfasts on Sunday, November 13, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. There is no fee for the breakfast, but please consider making a generous free-will offering which will be used to continue tuition payments for “Maxo” Lucserne, the Haitian student we have been sponsoring for several years. Menu includes pancakes, sausages, apple sauce and beverages.
LIFE youth program meets Wednesday evenings
Anyone 7th through 12th grade is welcome to attend the LIFE youth program Wednesday nights from 6:30–8 p.m. at church. Youths gather to discover and strengthen their faith journey through discussions and activities building faith and friendships. Friends are welcome to attend. Contact Marshall Bailey or Melissa Karnath for information, or call the church at 457‑5180.
New Fellowship Clubs forming
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! 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 be contacted by email at MELISSA1981LK@gmail.com or call her at 262–527-1107.
Senior Ministries Upcoming Events
For those attending the November 5 bus trip to Auburn for lunch at the Springside Inn and Merry Go Round’s production of “Smokey Joe’s Cafe”, arrive at LFUMC at 10 a.m. for departure at 10:30; returning around 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 10 Spaghetti Warehouse Dinner Theater
There are seats available for the dinner theater at Spaghetti Warehouse on Thursday, November 10. Acme Mystery Theater presents “The Sound of Murder”. Meals choices (to be given at the table) are chicken parmigiana, spaghetti feast or chicken alfredo. Cost per person is $30. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. with dinner/theater from 7–10 p.m. If you need a ride or can provide transportation, please let Sarah know.
Wednesday, December 14 — Christmas Luncheon — Noon at church
Catered by Tabatha’s. Menu: Baked chicken, macaroni & cheese, steamed vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes with maple syrup, garden salad, dinner rolls, dessert & beverage. $25 per person plus canned food item for the food pantry. A musical presentation under the direction of Becky Dunstone will include: ringing chimes, singing carols, learning the history of some carols and violin solos. This will be a wonderful way to end our fantastic year.
Sunday, January 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 18 and under (you may bring your grandchildren or the special child in your life). Checks must be received by November 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 email@example.com or 695‑6696.
Your check received is your reservation. Make checks payable to LFUMC Senior Ministries and either drop off at church or mail to Sarah Bieling 2 Cty Rte 10, Pennellville 13132.
We will take a winter break after the January 8 event and will resume in the Spring.
In honor of setting your clocks back next week we will have cider and donuts in Fellowship Hall
Young Life Gourmet Soup Dinner — November 4
Young Life is sponsoring a Gourmet Soup Dinner on Friday, November 4, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for $10 followed by an entertaining concert by The Harmony Katz. This annual fundraiser supports Young Life teens with disabilities here in Liverpool. A love offering will be taken during the concert. For details contact Dee Kerby at 315–882-7959.
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.
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 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 on November 19, addressing 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.
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.
Would you like to make a holiday painting?
We invite all women for an afternoon out on Sunday, November 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. Make a holiday painting for your home, have coffee and dessert, and fellowship with other women at LFUMC. Come alone or bring a friend. Sign up sheets are posted in Fellowship Hall. A $12 project supply fee is due upon registration. Someone will be available on Sundays from 10:30–11 a.m. to collect money at the registration table. Child care will be available if needed. If you have questions, please contact Melissa Cornell at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling/texting: 491‑6362.
Live your faith — connect with a college student
Sign up to support a college student by sending a card, scripture, prayer, or note once a month, now through 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 count the Sunday worship service offering collections. This requires 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 email@example.com
We only have one date left (Dec. 4) to order Altar Flowers for this year. We are starting to fill up for next year so if you have a special date that you would like to have flowers, now is the time to order them. Please call Cathy Temple at the church office (457‑5180) to order them and make sure you get your special date reserved.