Announcements for December 4

Focus on faith at 

com­mu­nion wor­ship dur­ing Advent 

All are wel­come to attend wor­ship with com­mu­nion on each of the Sun­days in Advent at 4 p.m. The ser­vices pro­vide a time to refo­cus and renew faith in the midst of the busy Advent-Christ­mas sea­son. They are led by Pas­tor Can­dace Lawrence and organ­ist Bill Young. Invite fam­i­ly, friends, and neigh­bors, and come and wor­ship: Decem­ber 4, 11, and 18.

Christ­mas fam­i­ly project

We are pro­vid­ing Christ­mas for three fam­i­lies in need. Please check our Christ­mas Fam­i­ly tree adorned with cards list­ing an item desired by a par­tic­u­lar fam­i­ly mem­ber. Some cards will sim­ply list a dol­lar amount to donate to pro­vide a gro­cery card or pay a util­i­ty bill. Checks should be made out to the church with a nota­tion “Christ­mas Fam­i­ly.” Your gen­eros­i­ty will be appre­ci­at­ed and though they may not know you gave they will know God’s peo­ple from this church cared for them. The dead­line to donate gifts and checks is Sun­day, Decem­ber 18. Thank you!

Today is the last day to order poin­set­tias 

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: _____________________________________________

Phone:  ____________________

(Please put your order in the col­lec­tion plate)

 

Gifts for Baby Jesus

The UMW is col­lect­ing baby items for the Teen MOPS group that meets in our build­ing. A list of items need­ed is post­ed on a des­ig­nat­ed,  hol­i­day wrapped box in the foy­er. Dona­tions will be col­lect­ed through the hol­i­day sea­son and will con­clude on Christ­mas Day.

Advent Devo­tions avail­able by email

Dur­ing Advent,  focus on the gift of Jesus by read­ing dai­ly devo­tions pro­vid­ed by The Soci­ety of St. Andrew. As you reflect, set aside a small gift each day to sup­port the soci­ety’s efforts to pro­vide food for hun­gry peo­ple in this coun­try. Take a coin box if you wish, or make checks out to the Liv­er­pool First Unit­ed Methodist Church with “Soci­ety of St. Andrew” in the memo line. Dona­tions can be brought to church any time in Decem­ber. If you wish to receive a dai­ly devo­tion in your e‑mail, go to www.endhunger.org to sign up.

Open House

Steve and Don­na Auy­er will host a Hol­i­day Open House on Sun­day, Decem­ber 11 start­ing at 1 p.m.  RSVP by Decem­ber 9 at 451‑7359 if you would like to attend. Any adult is wel­come.

Love Lights con­tri­bu­tions sup­port the food bank

The Mis­sion and Out­reach com­mit­tee is spon­sor­ing the “Love Lights” pro­gram this Advent sea­son. Please use the envelopes found in the pews for your con­tri­bu­tion and be sure to dri­ve by the church after dark to observe the Gaze­bo dec­o­rat­ed with  lights.  Con­tri­bu­tions will sup­port the Food Bank of Cen­tral New York.

Christ­mas Car­ol­ing — Decem­ber 14

Join us Wednes­day evening, Decem­ber 14, as we accom­pa­ny our Youth to the homes of sev­er­al home bound mem­bers to sing car­ols and deliv­er cook­ies they made. We will enjoy a dish-to-share meal at 6 p.m. and leave to sing after we are done.

Sign up to sup­port the Dec. 18 Bake Sale

The Christ­mas Bake Sale is Sun­day, Decem­ber 18 dur­ing fel­low­ship time. Please sign up if you can donate home­made cook­ies, breads, can­dies, small pies or cakes to be sold in sup­port of the church min­istries.

Look­ing for a Great Christ­mas Gift?

Stop by the Unit­ed Methodist Men table in Fel­low­ship Hall after today’s ser­vice and you may find the Christ­mas gift you’ve been look­ing for.  Avail­able are long sleeve den­im shirts with an embroi­dered logo of the church with the pur­ple doors and dog beds that have been repur­posed from old suit­cas­es. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the Men’s Club mis­sion projects includ­ing tuition sup­port for Maxo, the Hait­ian stu­dent they spon­sor.

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. 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.

Christ­mas Eve ush­ers

Ush­ers are need­ed 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 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.

Lights on the Lake church bus trips

We are tak­ing peo­ple to see the lights on the lake on the church bus on Mon­day evenings.  If you have tick­ets you will not use, we would appre­ci­ate them. Sign up on the sheet  in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Senior Min­istries Upcom­ing Events

Wednes­day, Decem­ber 14 — Christ­mas Lun­cheon — noon at church

Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 8 — Syra­cuse Stage — Mary Pop­pins

820 East Gene­see St., Syra­cuse. Mati­nee at 2 p.m. $35 per per­son, $15 for chil­dren 18 and under (bring grand­chil­dren or oth­er spe­cial child in your life). Your own trans­porta­tion is required but car­pool­ing can be arranged. If you need a ride or if you can pro­vide trans­porta­tion, con­tact Sarah at sbieling@hotmail.com or 695‑6696. DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS IS TODAY, DECEMBER 4.

Your check received 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.

Hap­py Birth­day

Janet King, a long term mem­ber,  was 99 on Nov. 28. Fam­i­ly had a par­ty for her at Syra­cuse Home. We are sure she would enjoy get­ting a card: Mrs. Janet King, Syra­cuse Home, 7740 Meigs Rd., Bald­winsville, NY 13027.

Win­ter Delta Son­ic BOGO

Just in time for Christ­mas giv­ing and the win­ter dri­ving sea­son, the Dinner/Fundraising Com­mit­tee is again sell­ing $5.00 coupons for basic Delta Son­ic car wash­es. The “Delta Deal” is “buy one, get one FREE”.  Good for 2 months and ful­ly up-grad­able toward any Delta ser­vice.  They make great stock­ing-stuffers and “thank-you” gifts.

Church Library Ready For Advent 

Stop in to look over books to enhance your prepa­ra­tion for Christ’s birth.  From old favorites, to recipes, to dec­o­rat­ing, to children’s clas­sics, sign one out today.  Locat­ed next to the Con­fer­ence Room.

Par­ents Night Out Decem­ber 10, 3 — 7 p.m.

Drop off the kids for an evening of fun! We’ll keep them busy with games, crafts, din­ner and movie while you enjoy an evening out. Reserve a spot for your chil­dren (tod­dler through ele­men­tary school) by noon on Decem­ber 9 in Fel­low­ship Hall.