Announcements for February 12

Red Cross Blood Dri­ve — today

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 today.

Movie Event — today 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 — day & evening options

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

Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group meets Feb­ru­ary 27

Mike Wolozyn, choco­lati­er and own­er of Lune Choco­lat, will share tales of growth in this local spe­cial­ty can­dy com­pa­ny and the sto­ry of choco­late. It will be an evening of sen­so­ry treats: 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 by noon on Feb. 24.

Shrove Tues­day pan­cake sup­per: Feb. 28

The Out­reach Com­mit­tee is serv­ing a pan­cake sup­per from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 to cel­e­brate Shrove Tues­day, the last day before the sea­son of Lent begins on Ash Wednes­day. We pray that the spir­i­tu­al dis­ci­plines we take on in Lent will like­wise strength­en us for the min­istry work to which God calls us. There will be a short prayer ser­vice at 6:30 p.m. A free will offer­ing will be accept­ed to sup­port church mis­sion projects.

Note to Men­tors of Col­lege Stu­dents

Thank you to all mem­bers who have been reg­u­lar­ly send­ing notes, prayers, scrip­ture, and treats to our col­lege stu­dents. There are lots of oppor­tu­ni­ties this semes­ter to reach out to them with cards for Valen­tine’s Day, St Patrick­’s, East­er, and encour­age­ment for final exams. Final exams begin for some at the end of April and in the very begin­ning of May, as col­lege grad­u­a­tions are the first two weeks of May, so all final mes­sages to them should be sent by the end of April.

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 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 nour­ish­ing the rela­tion­ship with oth­er mem­bers of the fam­i­ly. Please con­tact Kate at  315–457-5180 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:_____________________________________________________________________