Not a fan small group study begins January 11
Adults wishing to deepen their commitment to Jesus are invited to attend a 7 week Wednesday evening study beginning at 7 p.m. on January 11. Based on the book, Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus, by Kyle Idleman, the study calls you to consider the demands and rewards of being a true disciple. Not a Fan invites you to make Jesus not merely the object of your admiration, but the very center of your life.
Olivebranch women’s group meets January 27
All women are invited for appetizers at 5:30, light dinner at 6 p.m., and program at 7:15. Cost of dinner $5. You are also welcome to come for the program only. Make dinner reservations by calling Kate Smith at 457‑5180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday noon, Jan 20. Learn what’s special about the church’s handbells and chimes, and how they ring and make different sounds. Our Director of Handbells, Becky Dunstone, will give us the opportunity to ring a bell and a chime and learn a song. The program is very different than the one done for the Seniors.
Would you like to become a member of Liverpool First?
If you regularly participate with us we hope you feel family amongst us, but being family involves owning the relationship and investing in caring and nourishing the relationship with other members of the family. Please contact Kate at 457‑5180, or email@example.com or Pastor B (firstname.lastname@example.org, 345‑6534) to indicate your interest and Pastor B will contact you regarding the process.
Become a Congregational Caregiver!
A Caregiver is a member of our congregation willing to be trained and assigned homebound members or living in a Senior Living facilities to contact on a regular basis. They may visit by phone or in the home. They will supplement the care of our pastors and inform them of particular needs requiring immediate attention. If you would like to become a Congregational Caregiver training will be offered February 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. till noon. Contact the office at 457‑5180 to indicate your interest.
Chicken & Biscuit Dinner January 21
Saturday, January 21 serving from 4–6 p.m. or until sold out. The menu is: chicken and gravy over buttermilk biscuit, vegetable, tossed salad, dessert, and beverage. Adults $10. 6–12 $4. Children 5 and under are FREE. Take-outs available. Volunteers are needed to serve and clean up! Sign-up sheets for volunteers and desserts are posted. Teens needing “community service hours” are welcome to sign up, too.
Pick up Offering Envelopes in Fellowship Hall
2017 Offering Envelopes are in Fellowship Hall. If you leave by the purple doors, please make a detour through Fellowship Hall and get your 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. Reports are presented from groups that lead programs and ministries. 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.
Confirmation program begins soon
If you are a parent of a teen age 12 to 18 who would like to involve your child in a Confirmation experience please contact the church office. Confirmation is a time when young adults explore what they have been taught about being a Christian. They are given the opportunity to define what and why they believe. There will be a special orientation meeting for parents and prospective students on Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m. to review the curriculum and ask questions.
ADULT MENTORS are needed for teens going through Confirmation. Mentors work with a confirmand and share the with them. Persons interested should contact the office to indicate interest and will be contacted to provide information on what serving as a mentor requires.
End of Year Dinner/Fundraising Committee Report
Thank you to all the wonderful bakers who donated their goodies to the annual Bake Sale and to all of you who supported it by purchasing. You made our last event of the year a huge success! We raised $651.00 dollars for church ministries budget support! The December Delta Sonic car wash coupon sale has almost sold out, with a profit of $240. 3 sets left.
Plan ahead for the Lenten Fish Dinners on March 3 & 24.
Brady Bread for sale January 29 & March 5
Fresh-baked cinnamon bread will be sold for $3 a loaf during coffee hour on January 29 and March 5. Proceeds benefit Brady Ministries (jail ministry and pedals for possibilities) in Syracuse.