Pancakes served today
The United Methodist Men are serving a pancake breakfast today from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. There is no fee for the meal, but please consider making an offering to continue tuition payments for “Maxo” Lucserne, the Haitian student that they sponsor. Menu includes pancakes, sausages, apple sauce and beverages.
Brady Bread for sale today & March 5
Brady Bread is available for sale in Fellowship Hall today, January 28. $3 a loaf will support the missions of the Brady Faith Center.
Souper Bowl Sunday
We will collect soup for the local food pantry until February 5. Buy soup now and be ready for Souper Bowl Sunday.
Sheets and towels needed for new Americans
The Center for New Americans has an urgent need for twin sheets and towels. We are collecting new or gently used (no stains or tears please) twin sheets and towels of all sizes. These may be left at the church offices until February 1.
Valentine’s Day at Bella Domani
Members of Liverpool First plan to gather at Bella Domani in North Syracuse for a country-style buffet meal, followed by music by the TJ Sacco Band. Tickets must be purchased in advance; cost is $49.95 (plus tax) per couple. February 14 from 5 to 10 p.m. at 5988 East Taft Rd., North Syracuse. Sign up in Fellowship Hall, call the church office at 315–457-5180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the restaurant at 315–458-2514 for reservations, or go to www.belladomani.com for details.
Red Cross Blood Drive
The American Red Cross is in great need of blood donations. Liverpool First United Methodist Church will sponsor a blood drive at the Red Cross Center on Rt 57, Sunday, February 12. Signup sheets will be in Fellowship Hall.
Pick up your offering envelopes
2017 Offering Envelopes are in the hallway. If you leave by the purple doors, please make a detour through the main corridor to get your envelopes for 2017.
Confirmation program needs adult helpers
Adult Mentors are needed for teens going through Confirmation. Persons interested should contact the office and they will be contacted to provide information on what serving as a mentor requires.
Ushers are needed to assist on Sunday mornings. Please sign up on the sheet posted in Fellowship Hall, or contact Ed Betts at 373‑7718 or Tom Pelkey at 559‑3832.
Campbell’s Soup “Labels for Education” program
The Labels for Education program has ended. If you have any Campbell’s products at home that still carry the cut-off label, please turn those in by May 30. Redemption ends in August. The church will still be a collection point for other “education” labels, so please continue to save and turn in.
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 and Pastor B will contact you.
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 supplement the care of our pastors and inform pastors of needs requiring 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 to indicate your interest.
Dinner/Fundraising Committee Thanks
To all who attended the recent dinner and to the committee members and 25 volunteers who planned, prepared, served, and cleaned up, many thanks! Together we raised $685 for the ministries of our church!
Thank You from the UMW
The UMW thanks everyone who donated items to our recent collection for Gifts for Baby Jesus. The Teen MOPS Group greatly appreciates everything that is done for them. Thanks!
Senior Ministries upcoming events:
Friday, March 10 at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall — $20 per person — 50’s Theme Dinner catered by the LFUMC Men’s Club. Menu: Hoffman hot dogs & coneys, salt potatoes, macaroni salad, beans, ice cream floats, ice tea, lemonade, coffee & dessert. Program: Syracuse China Rides the Rails: Reflections on the Grand Era of Railroad Passenger Trains presented by Onondaga Historical Association’s Curator of History, Dennis Connors. Everyone of all ages is invited to attend this event. Please make checks payable to LFUMC Senior Ministries and leave in the mailbox in the hallway. For information on other trips and events check out the table in Fellowship Hall.
Project Christina — toys for children
Would you like to help a child in crisis? Here is a win-win project. Purchase a $5 stuffed toy from Kohl’s where all the proceeds go to Golisano’s Children’s Hospital, and the toy is passed on to the Onondaga County Social Services Foster Care Division. When children are removed from their home a stuffed toy will be given to them to help ease their pain. We also accept new stuffed toys purchased elsewhere, books and re useable child friendly tote bags. There is a red collection box in Fellowship Hall. Thank you for helping these children.
Volunteers needed to provide 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 email@example.com to request one.
CHOC KO LAT — February 27
February is for love and chocolate. Mike Wolozyn, chocolatier and owner of Lune Chocolat will delight you with the tales of growth in this local specialty candy company and the story of chocolate. It will be an evening of sensory treats. You will be able to see, feel, and smell cocao beans and forms of chocolate and taste chocolate treats.
Keeping Our Elders Safe — March 27
Interfaith Works and Vera House are working to raise community awareness about the safety of our elders and in particular about elder abuse. Mary Anne Corasanti, an Outreach Worker and Jenny Hicks, Director of the Elder Justice Program of Vera House, will describe issues related to the prevalence of this under recognized and increasing issue. They will discuss how to distinguish the subtle signs of elder abuse and share strategies and community resources to deal with the problem.
Bloom For Spring — April 24
Pat Murray, a Mary Kay Consultant, shares techniques for cleaning and nurturing your skin, as well as applying makeup. Learn how and where to apply products for a long lasting and polished look. Pat will demonstrate on 2–3 models from the group. Everyone will have a chance to apply blush and eye shadow if they desire.
60 Years A Pen Pal — May 22
In 1956 a girl named Yuki in far away Okayama, Japan, began corresponding with a girl named Mary in Athens, GA, USA. With the exception of about 15 years when the correspondence lagged, Yuki and Mary have communicated on a yearly basis. In April of 2016, they met in person for the first time in Okayama, Japan. Mary Roberts-Bailey will share highlights of this visit. Mary is a former social worker, attorney, and law school administrator. She is a member of Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church in DeWitt and volunteers at InterFaith Works.
Women Dine Out — June 26
Enjoy dinner out. Venue to be selected.