Announcements for February 5

Souper Bowl Sun­day

Please help us make a dif­fer­ence. We are col­lect­ing soup for the local food pantry until Mon­day morn­ing. Every can of soup donat­ed helps a local fam­i­ly.

Red Cross Blood Dri­ve — Feb­ru­ary 12

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. Sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Feb­ru­ary Movie Event — Feb­ru­ary 12 at 2 p.m.

Join us for the view­ing of The Secret Life of Pets, rat­ed PG or the 2016 release of Ben Hur, rat­ed PG-13. Free movie, drinks and the­ater snacks.

An oppor­tu­ni­ty to serve the body of Christ is avail­able!

The paid posi­tion of Sun­day Nurs­ery Coor­di­na­tor is avail­able. If you are inter­est­ed in this posi­tion or have ques­tions, please con­tact Karen Gloyd at 457‑5180. Help us to serve the small­est of those in our church.

Wednes­day Video Series 

The video series Dri­ve Through His­to­ry-The Gospels begins Feb­ru­ary 8 at 11:30 a.m. in the Gath­er­ing Room down­stairs (bring your lunch). The Evening Series will meet at 6:30  p.m. (dessert & cof­fee will be pro­vid­ed.) You have nev­er seen the gospels ’til you’ve dri­ven through them with David Stotts! Join on any Wednes­day, no sign-up need­ed!

Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group meets 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. All women are invit­ed to attend din­ner at 6 p.m. (come at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy appe­tiz­ers) or just to the pro­gram at 7:10 p.m.  Call the church office at 457‑5180 for a din­ner reser­va­tion.

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: 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 any age 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.

Sun­day, March 19 Syra­cuse Stage “Ain’t Mis­be­havin” $32 per per­son — 2 p.m.

Tues­day, April 18 Movie Night @Spaghetti Ware­house — $30 per per­son *note price reduc­tion 5:45 p.m. — movie “On Moon Light Bay” with Doris Day & Gor­don MacRae

Sat­ur­day, May 20 Skaneate­les Cruise  10:45 a.m. — Lunch at the Sher­wood Inn and a  Cream­ery Tour $35 per per­son

Wednes­day, June 7 — Motor Coach trip to Fly Creek Cider Mill,  The Water­front Grills in Herkimer & 90 minute Erie Canal cruise $40 per per­son (every­one receives a $5 vouch­er for Fly Creek Cider Mill. Arrive @ LFUMC @7:30 a.m.

July — TBA

Fri­day, August 11 — Motor Coach trip to Gleno­ra Wine Cel­lars for tour & wine/juice & cheese tast­ing and lunch at The Inn — menu & price TBA when avail­able

Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 13 — Cort­land Reper­to­ry The­ater’s pro­duc­tion of “Life Could Be A Dream” - Details TBA when avail­able

Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 23 — Motor Coach to Spring­side Inn and Mer­ry Go Round Play­house­’s 2 p.m. per­for­mance of “Always Pat­sy Cline” — $60 per per­son

Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 21 Motor Coach to Letch­worth State Park with lunch at the Glen Iris. $45 per per­son — for fly­ers and pay­ment instructions/envelopes check out our 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 usable child friend­ly tote bags. There is a red col­lec­tion box in Fel­low­ship Hall. Thank you for help­ing these chil­dren.

Ush­ers need­ed

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 Campbell’s prod­ucts at home that 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 kate.smith@liverpoolfirstumc.org or Pas­tor B (bshoman@aol.com, 345‑6534) to indi­cate your inter­est and Pas­tor B will con­tact you.

Altar Flow­ers

The flow­ers on the altar every Sun­day are an impor­tant part of our wor­ship ser­vice. If you would like to give a gift of flow­ers to hon­or a loved one, a birth­day or anniver­sary, or in mem­o­ry of some­one, please fill out the form below and put it in the offer­ing plate or con­tact the church office.

Name________________________________________Date Flow­ers Wanted______________

Address_____________________________________________Phone___________________

In Mem­o­ry of :_________________________________________________________________

In Hon­or of:___________________________________________________________________

Giv­en by:_____________________________________________________________________