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. for appetizers) or just to the program at 7:10 p.m. Call the church office at 457‑5180 for a dinner reservation by 11 a.m. 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. There will be a short prayer service at 6:30 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted to support mission projects.
Volunteers needed to provide meals for MOPS
The Outreach Commission is seeking individuals, pairs, or groups to furnish meals for the Teen MOPS group of young mothers, their children and their supporters for the following meetings: March 28, April 11, April 25 and May 9. Please sign up on the sheet posted in Fellowship Hall, and also notify Kay Phillips or Kate Smith at 315–457-5180.
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 at 315–457-5180.
Name________________________________________Date Flowers Wanted______________
In Memory of _________________________________________________________________
In Honor of ___________________________________________________________________
Given by _____________________________________________________________________
Senior Ministries events:
TODAY is your last chance to sign up for Friday, March 10th Men’s Club 50’s dinner. Menu: Hoffman hot dogs & coneys, salt potatoes, macaroni salad, beans, chips, ice cream floats, beverage & dessert. Program: Syracuse China Rides the Rails:Reflection on the Grand Era of Railroad Passenger Trains” presented by Onondaga Historical Society’s Curator of History, Dennis Connors. Please support the Men’s Club, learn about local history and enjoy wonderful fellowship. Everyone of all ages welcome. $15 per person. Leave your check made payable to LFUMC Senior Ministries in our mailslot in the hallway.
TUESDAY, APRIL 18- 6PM — MOVIE NIGHT @ SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE. Menu: chicken parmigiana, spaghetti seast, lasagna or chicken alfredo. Syracuse Cinephile presents On Moon Light Bay with Doris Day & Gordon MacRae. $30 per person. Transportation provided via church bus for those who would like it. Please indicate your meal choice & if you need transforportation on your check. All reservations/checks must be received by Sunday, April 2. For information on all the events/trips for 2017, check out our table in Fellowship Hall.
Project Christina — toys for children
Would you like to help a child in crisis? Purchase a $5 stuffed toy from Kohl’s where the proceeds go to Golisano’s Children’s Hospital, and the toy is given 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.
Outreach & Missions thanks everyone who donated to Souper Bowl Sunday and Love Lights. We delivered approximately 600 cans of soup to our local food pantry and sent a check for more than $200 to the Food Bank of Central New York. It is greatly appreciated.
Used piano available
A Baldwin spinet piano, currently in the Memorial Lounge, is available for a donation to the church. It has tuning issues, so is “as is”. A good instrument for beginners. You will need to move it yourself. Call the church office or see Kate if interested, 315–457-5180.
Note to mentors of college students
Thank you to members who have sent notes, prayers, scripture, and treats to our college students. There are lots of opportunities this semester to reach out to them with cards: St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and encouragement for final exams. Exams begin for some at the end of April and early May, as graduations are the first two weeks of May, so all final messages to them should be sent by the end of April.
Lenten Fish Dinners — March 3 & 24
Friday, March 3, and Friday, March 24, are the dates for our Lenten Fish Dinners. These are full haddock dinners featuring fish fresh from Boston, homemade 3‑cheese macaroni & cheese, cole slaw, Italian bread, dessert, and beverage. Adult donation is $10. Youth 5–12 is $4. Under 5 is free. Dinners are PRE ‑SALE ONLY. Order using the forms below or sign up in Fellowship Hall.
Please indicate March 3 _____and/or 24_________Amount paid $_________
Dine In Take Out
Child (5–12) _________ _________
Child under 5 _________ _________
Adult __________ _________
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 315.457.5180. Help us to serve the smallest of those in our church.
Wednesday Video Series — day & evening options
The video series Drive Thru History-The Gospels meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the Gathering Room downstairs (bring your lunch) and again 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.
Ushers needed on Sunday mornings
Ushers are needed to assist on Sunday mornings. Please sign up on the sheet posted in Fellowship Hall or contact Ed Betts at 315.373.7718 or Tom Pelkey at 315.559.3832.
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 email@example.com or Pastor B at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315–345-6534 to indicate your interest and Pastor B will contact you.
Help create a Memorial Day parade float
Members of Liverpool First UMC would like to plan, build, and ride a float in the village of Liverpool’s Memorial Day parade on May 29. We hope to have members of all ages take part. A committee is needed to begin planning now. Sign up on the sheet posted in Fellowship Hall, or contact Pam Mackie or Kate Smith at 315.457.180 to indicate your interest. We hope to bring together all members of the church to contribute ideas, time and talent to honor those who died in service to our country.
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.