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 Warehouse. Menu: 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 PRE ‑SALE ONLY. Order using the forms below or sign up in Fellowship Hall. Deadline for March 3 is Monday before noon.
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 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.