Announcements for January 1, 2017

Love Lights

       IN MEMORY OF                                                      GIVEN BY

Har­ry & Mar­garet Bai­ley                                         Car­olyn Bai­ley Gross

Tony, Dodie, Shel­by, Marc Har­ris                         Steve & Cheryl Jachym

Our fam­i­ly & friends                                                 The Froass fam­i­ly

Andrew Mort                                                          Kei­th, Sandy, Chelsea & Chloe Miller

Henk Van­Der­W­erff                                                    Kay Van­Der­W­erff

David LaDuke                                                             Lor­rie LaDuke

Our Par­ents                                                                 Bill & Deb­bie Mann

Herb & Cecile Gor­don                                               Joe & Robin Grosso

Nan­cy D. Fore­back                                                     The Fore­back fam­i­ly

Our par­ents & Den­zil Abbott                                   Gary & Beth Berry

Our son, Rick Antho­ny, Jr.                                      Dick & Clau­dia Antho­ny

Our par­ents and fam­i­ly                                             Susan & Lois Bahn

IN HONOR OF                                                             GIVEN BY

Our fam­i­ly near and far                                             Ed & Barb Reed

Mal­lo­ry & Hugo Rine­fierd                                         Mark & Bettyan Rine­fierd

Car­o­line & Owen French                                           Mark & Bettyan Rine­fierd

Al & Barb Hal­stead

Lights on the Lake church bus trip

We are tak­ing peo­ple to see the lights on the lake on the church bus on Mon­day at 7 p.m. Jan­u­ary 2. If you have tick­ets you will not use, we would appre­ci­ate them. Sign up on the sheet  in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Record­ings of 9 p.m. Christ­mas Eve songs avail­able

In addi­tion to videos of the 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Christ­mas Eve ser­vices that are avail­able to bor­row or keep, the church can pro­vide audio record­ings of the indi­vid­ual music selec­tions from the 9 p.m. ser­vice. There are 10 dif­fer­ent selec­tions, includ­ing the open­ing coral introit, An Antiphonal Noel, per­formed by the Chan­cel and Alleluia choirs, to the clos­ing Joy to the World sung by the con­gre­ga­tion. You may request all 10 selec­tions as dig­i­tal (.mp3) files, or the indi­vid­ual songs, by send­ing a mes­sage to kate.smith@liverpoolfirstumc.org

Spe­cial Birth­day

Al Hal­stead­’s 95 birth­day is Jan­u­ary 9. If you would like to send him a card, his address is:   4205 Mis­tral Cir­cle, Liv­er­pool NY 13090–2970.

Pick up Offer­ing Envelopes in Fel­low­ship Hall

2017 Offer­ing Envelopes are on tables in Fel­low­ship Hall arranged in alpha­bet­i­cal order by last name. Please take yours home today. If you’re in the habit of leav­ing by the pur­ple doors, please make a detour through Fel­low­ship Hall to get your box of envelopes for 2017.

Church Coun­cil meets Jan­u­ary 16

Every­one is wel­come to attend meet­ings of the Church Admin­is­tra­tive Coun­cil, the main deci­sion-mak­ing body of the church. At these meet­ings, which gen­er­al­ly take place every oth­er month on the third Mon­day of the month, reports are pre­sent­ed from all of the com­mit­tees, com­mis­sions and oth­er groups that lead pro­grams and min­istries for the con­gre­ga­tion. All com­mit­tee lead­ers are expect­ed to attend, and to sub­mit a report of activ­i­ties to the church office ahead of time. The next meet­ing begins at 7 p.m. on Jan­u­ary 16. Although only Coun­cil mem­bers may vote on actions, every­one has a voice in the dis­cus­sions.

Vol­un­teers need­ed to pro­vide 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 bul­letin board in Fel­low­ship Hall and also call Kay Phillips at 451‑6619 so she can update her list.

Ser­mons avail­able by e‑mail

Any­one who would like to have a copy of one of the Sun­day ser­mons in a file (.mp3) to be played on a com­put­er, send an e‑mail to kate.smith@liverpoolfirstumc.org to request one.

Con­fir­ma­tion pro­gram offered this win­ter

A Con­fir­ma­tion pro­gram for youth ages 12 to 18 will be offered this win­ter and ear­ly spring. Young adults will explore what they have been taught at home and church about being a Chris­t­ian. Through read­ing, dis­cus­sion and hands on expe­ri­ences, the teens will be giv­en the oppor­tu­ni­ty to define what and why they believe. There will be an ori­en­ta­tion meet­ing for par­ents and prospec­tive stu­dents on Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 15, at 2 p.m. to review the cur­ricu­lum and address ques­tions.

Food Pantry

Sup­port the work of the Liv­er­pool food pantry at St. Joseph the Work­er Church by plac­ing food (and also tooth­paste, tooth brush­es, soap & sham­poo) in the con­tain­er labeled food pantry that is locat­ed in the main cor­ri­dor.