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 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. (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 email@example.com or Pastor B (firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest.