Announcements for January 15

Come for devo­tions on Mar­tin Luther King Day

Join us in the sanc­tu­ary on Mon­day evening, Jan­u­ary 16, at 6:30 p.m. for a brief devo­tion to reflect upon the lega­cy of civ­il rights activist Rev. Dr. Mar­tin Luther King Jr. The Unit­ed Methodist Church rec­og­nizes “the right of indi­vid­u­als to dis­sent when act­ing under the con­straint of con­science and, after hav­ing exhaust­ed all legal recourse, to resist or dis­obey laws that they deem to be unjust or that are dis­crim­i­nate­ly enforced.” Many Unit­ed Methodists joined King in his efforts, and Unit­ed Methodist voic­es con­tin­ue to advo­cate for jus­tice for all, as their faith calls them to.

Chick­en & Bis­cuit Din­ner — Jan­u­ary 21

Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 21 serv­ing from 4 — 6 p.m. or until sold out. Menu: chick­en and gravy over but­ter­milk bis­cuit, veg­etable, tossed sal­ad, dessert, and bev­er­age. Adults $10;  ages 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.

Olive­branch wom­en’s group meets Jan­u­ary 26

Every­one is wel­come to attend the pro­gram at 7:15 p.m. to learn how the 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 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. (Mem­bers: please bring your items for the refugee col­lec­tion.)

Would you like to become a mem­ber of Liv­er­pool First?

If you reg­u­lar­ly par­tic­i­pate with us we hope you feel like fam­i­ly, but being fam­i­ly involves invest­ing in car­ing and nour­ish­ing the rela­tion­ship with oth­er mem­bers of the fam­i­ly. Please con­tact Kate at 457‑5180 or or Pas­tor B (, 345‑6534) to indi­cate your inter­est in becom­ing a mem­ber.

Not a Fan study meets Wednes­days at 7 p.m.

You are invit­ed to attend a Wednes­day evening study at 7 p.m. Jan­u­ary 18 — Feb­ru­ary 15. Based on the book, Not a Fan: Becom­ing a Com­plete­ly Com­mit­ted Fol­low­er of Jesus, by Kyle Idle­man, which calls you to con­sid­er the demands and rewards of being a true dis­ci­ple.

Sun­day morn­ing ush­ers need­ed

Would you like to help by ush­er­ing on Sun­day morn­ings? We hope to have many peo­ple sign up so you would­n’t need to do it too often. Please sign up on the sheets in Fel­low­ship Hall for a Sun­day in Jan­u­ary or Feb­ru­ary, or con­tact Tom Pelkey on Sun­day morn­ings.

Church Coun­cil meets Jan­u­ary 16 at 7 p.m.

Every­one may attend meet­ings of the 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. Although only Coun­cil mem­bers may vote on actions, every­one has a voice in the dis­cus­sions.

Con­fir­ma­tion meet­ing today at 2 p.m.

There will be an ori­en­ta­tion meet­ing for par­ents and prospec­tive stu­dents today at 2 p.m. to review the cur­ricu­lum and ask ques­tions. ADULT MENTORS are need­ed to sup­port teens going through Con­fir­ma­tion. Men­tors share their faith with a con­fir­mand. Per­sons inter­est­ed should con­tact the office at 457‑5180 or


Pan­cakes are com­ing — Jan­u­ary 29

The  Unit­ed Methodist Men will host a pan­cake break­fast on Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 29 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in Fel­low­ship Hall. There is no fee for the break­fast, but please con­sid­er mak­ing a gen­er­ous offer­ing to con­tin­ue tuition pay­ments for “Maxo” Luc­serne, the Hait­ian stu­dent that they spon­sor. The menu includes pan­cakes, sausages, apple sauce and bev­er­ages.


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).

Become a Con­gre­ga­tion­al Care­giv­er!

A care­giv­er is a mem­ber of our con­gre­ga­tion will­ing to be trained and assigned  home­bound mem­bers or ones liv­ing in 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 needs requir­ing the pas­tors’ atten­tion. If you would like to become a Con­gre­ga­tion­al Care­giv­er, train­ing will be offered Feb­ru­ary 11 & 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Con­tact the office at 457‑5180 or to indi­cate your inter­est.