Announcements for February 26

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 the pro­gram at 7:10 p.m.

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 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. 

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- 6 p.m. — Movie Night at Spaghet­ti Ware­houseMenu: chick­en parmi­giana, spaghet­ti feast, lasagna or chick­en alfre­do.  Syra­cuse Cinephile presents On Moon­light 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 trans­porta­tion on your check.  All reser­va­tions (checks) must be received by Sun­day, April 2. For infor­ma­tion on all the events 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.

Lenten Dai­ly Devo­tion book­lets avail­able

Take time each day dur­ing Lent to reflect on your faith, and con­sid­er mak­ing an offer­ing to the Soci­ety of St. Andrew, a glean­ing min­istry that works to feed hun­gry peo­ple in Amer­i­ca.  Please take a Lenten Dai­ly Devo­tion book­let (avail­able at the church infor­ma­tion desk in the main cor­ri­dor and near the sanc­tu­ary entrances), and a coin box if you wish. This year’s theme is, With Faith the Size of a Mus­tard Seed.

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 kate.smith@liverpoolfirstumc.org to request one.

Sophie Graze Schol­ar­ship

The Sophie Graze Schol­ar­ship appli­ca­tion for 2017 will be avail­able March 15. The schol­ar­ships  assist church mem­bers with edu­ca­tion beyond high school and will be award­ed in June. Appli­ca­tions and guide­lines will be avail­able from Kate Smith in the church office. Any mem­ber con­tin­u­ing post-sec­ondary edu­ca­tion may apply. If you are the par­ent or grand­par­ent of a high school senior who is also an LFUMC mem­ber, please give his/her name to the com­mit­tee and encour­age apply­ing. The Schol­ar­ship Com­mit­tee also coor­di­nates with the Dol­lars for Schol­ars com­mit­tees at Liv­er­pool, Bald­winsville, and CNS. Ques­tions can be answered by Pas­tor Bri­an or Karen Gloyd. Appli­ca­tions are due by May 17. Call Kate at 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

March 3 & 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 PRESALE ONLY. Order using the forms below or sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall. Dead­line for March 3 is Mon­day before noon.

ORDER FORM

Name___________________________________Phone___________________

Please indi­cate March 3 _____and/or 24_________Amount paid $_________

Dine In                 Take Out

Child (5–12)             _________              _________

Child under 5         _________              _________

Adult                       __________             _________

Total                         ___________

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 pro­vid­ed.) You’ve nev­er seen the gospels until you’ve dri­ven through them with David Stotts! Join any Wednes­day, no sign-up need­ed.

East­er Bas­kets for our Shut-ins

You are invit­ed to bring items to fill East­er Bas­kets for our mem­bers at home and in care facil­i­ties. Sug­gest­ed items are: small packs tis­sues, small bot­tles hand cream and hand cleanser, sta­tionery, lit­tle fuzzy ducks or bun­nies, trav­el size shav­ing cream, Chap­stick, combs for men, and oth­er items suit­able for our mem­bers. NO sweets or can­dy please. Bring dona­tions by April 2. Place in box in hall­way or in Fel­low­ship Hall. Hos­pi­tal­i­ty And Fel­low­ship Team will pre­pare the bas­kets and Mem­ber Care Team will deliv­er them before East­er.

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 315.457.5180 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.

Com­mu­ni­ty Gar­den meet­ing — March 10

In the spir­it of pro­mot­ing con­nec­tion, friend­ship, and com­mu­ni­ty, Rebec­ca Bat­toe is orga­niz­ing a com­mu­ni­ty garden/green space in the vil­lage of Liv­er­pool. She hopes mem­bers of area church­es, parks, orga­ni­za­tions & busi­ness­es will help plan and sup­port the project. Every­one is invit­ed to attend a gen­er­al inter­est meet­ing on March 10 at 11 a.m. here at church. Orga­niz­ers plan to begin this grow­ing sea­son. They hope gar­den mem­bers will not only take charge of their own plot of land, but also tend a plot to pro­vide fresh veg­eta­bles to food pantries, pos­si­bly St. Joseph the Work­er food pantry. We also envi­sion space for events such as yoga class­es, plein air paint­ing, and speak­ers on health and well­ness. Bring friends, neigh­bors, and rel­a­tives to the meet­ing on March 10.