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.
Cider and Homemade Donuts — Today
Enjoy a “thank you” for your support of events from the Dinner/Fundraising Committee today. If inclined, a free-will offering will be appreciated. Funds will support the Advent Family Breakfast on December 3.
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. That evening, clergy and laity are invited to attend a fundraising dinner for Africa University that is featuring “meet and greet” time with Bishop McCleskey starting at 5 p.m. at Drumlins in Syracuse. The buffet meal starts at 6 p.m. (there will be a vegetarian option available) and the requested donation is $50 per plate. Please contact Laurel O’Connor at email@example.com for information about reserving a seat.
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.
Senior Ministries Upcoming Events
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”. Meal 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 other 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Olivebranch Women’s Group meets November 28
Olivebranch meets at 5:30 for appetizers, dinner ($5) and program. The program is the Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter, which pulls dogs from death row in the City of Syracuse to give them a second chance. Selected inmates at Jamesville Correctional Facility volunteer their time at the shelter, cleaning kennels and training dogs. The dogs are placed up for adoption. The program stands up to its name in giving both homeless dogs and inmates a second chance. Board Member Stefanie Heath and a former inmate who participated in the program will share their experiences. During the meeting there will be a silent auction of baked goods and other homemade edibles. At the end of the evening, the highest bidders will take home goodies. This replaces the annual auction of treasures. Reservation deadine is noon on Nov. 25, call Kate Smith at 457‑5180 or email email@example.com
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.
November Movie Event
Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m.
2:10 p.m. Miracles From Heaven
2:15 p.m. Kung Fu Panda 3
FREE movies & theater snacks
Bring a friend
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.