Announcements for November 6

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 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 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    

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 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

Altar Flow­ers

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.