Olivebranch Women’s Group — November 28
Olivebranch meets at 5:30 p.m. 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 gives 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 deadline is noon on Nov. 25, call Kate at 457‑5180 or e‑mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candlelight Service of Remembrance — December 2
All are invited to an ecumenical memorial service sponsored by Maurer Funeral Home and the Liverpool Clergy Association. Take time this season to remember loved ones that have passed away, with a time of quiet reflection and prayer. The service is Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. at Liverpool First United Methodist Church. Light refreshments will be served at a reception in the church Fellowship Hall following the service. For information call 315–457-5180.
Advent Family Breakfast — Saturday, Dec. 3
Begin the Advent Season at our annual Family Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Hosted by the Dinner/Fund raising Committee in brightly decorated Fellowship Hall, the menu is French toast, sausage, orange juice, milk, and beverages. There will be Nativity crafts for children, tree decorating, and conversation with and photo opportunity with Santa. Please sign your family up on the board in Fellowship Hall soon. Cosponsored by Christian Education and Outreach, it is a fun and FREE morning.
Hand-drawn pen and ink sketches
The Dinner/Fundraising Committee is selling hand-drawn pen and ink sketches matted and framed and ready for giving. Simply submit a clear digital photo of your pet, or home, camp, business, etc. or favorite scene, and it will be turned into a framed 11 x 14” finished gift in your choice of mat color. People and pets can be added to this sketch if desired. You can also order custom Christmas cards. See our display in Fellowship Hall. Due to the lead time needed to make your sketch by Christmas, plan to get your order in as soon as possible. Pre-made sketches of our Church and local landmarks are also available as prints or note cards.
Senior Ministries Upcoming Events
Wednesday, December 14 — Christmas Luncheon — Noon at church
Catered by Tabatha’s: 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. Deadline for reservations is Sunday, November 27.
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 (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 email@example.com or 695‑6696. DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS IS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4.
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.
Order Christmas poinsettias by Dec. 4
Would you like to honor loved ones by
purchasing poinsettias to decorate our altar for Christmas?
Please return this form, with payment, to the church office.
Thank you for helping to provide a beautiful altar this Christmas.
Please order ___________ poinsettias at $8 each. Total enclosed $ ____________
( ) In Memory of: _________________________________________
( ) In Honor of: _________________________________________
Given by: _____________________________________________
Focus on faith at
communion worship during Advent
All are welcome to attend worship with communion on each of the Sundays in Advent beginning November 27 at 4 p.m. The services provide a time to refocus and renew faith in the midst of the busy Advent-Christmas season. They will be led by Pastor Candace Lawrence and organist Bill Young. Invite family, friends, and neighbors, and come and worship: November 27, December 4, 11, and 18.
Communion brings us into the story of Jesus, both his first and second coming. Communion reminds us why Jesus was born. Communion confirms the promise that Jesus will come again. Communion is a significant way we experience Jesus as Emmanuel, “God with us”, because Jesus is the Host at his Supper–until that day when we feast with him at the Heavenly Banquet. Communion is a gift of grace that helps us live our faith more fully.
Christmas Eve ushers
We need ushers for the four worship services on December 24: 5 p.m. (4 ushers); 7 p.m. (8 ushers); 9 p.m. (8 ushers) and 11 p.m. (2 ushers). Please contact Tom Pelkey at 315–559-3832 if you would like to help. Please let him know which service you plan to attend.
Volunteers needed for Teen MOPS dinners
The Outreach commission is seeking individuals, pairs, or groups to furnish meals for this wonderful group of young mothers, their children and their supporters. Please sign up on the Outreach bulletin board in Fellowship Hall and also call Kay Phillips at 451‑6619 so she can update her list. Thank you.
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.
Support flood victims
Operation Northern Comfort is collecting new housewares to support Louisiana residents whose homes were damaged in floods this past summer. Please bring in new items for bedrooms, bathrooms or kitchens and place them in the marked collection box in the church corridor by the end of November. Cash donations are also being sought to purchase mattresses for flood victims. Call Norm at 559‑9413 for details, or see the flyer posted on the collection box.