On the first Sunday of every month we celebrate Holy Communion at Liverpool First UMC. We ask that dry and canned food donations be brought to the altar rail before each service in support of the Food Pantry housed at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Liverpool. We will do this every communion Sunday. I hope you will join us in this service of compassion.
Plant Sale — May 13
Notice the beautiful plants in front of the altar. You will have an opportunity to purchase your very own hanging plant (s) on Sat., May 13 in Johnson Park, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Your purchase will help support summer mission projects and you, your mother, or grandmother will enjoy their beauty all summer long. Cash and checks accepted, but no credit cards, please.
Snowbirds invited — May 16
The Hospitality Team invites snowbirds to a welcome back reception of strawberries, angel food cake, and whipped cream at 7 p.m. on May 16 in the Memorial Lounge. A snowbird is anyone who spent any amount of time in a warmer climate during the cold winter months.
Olivebranch Women’s Group
60 Years A Pen Pal
In 1956 a girl named Yuki in Okayama, Japan, began corresponding with Mary in Athens, Georgia. With the exception of about 15 years, Yuki and Mary have communicated on a yearly basis. In April 2016, they met in person for the first time in Japan. Mary Roberts-Bailey will share highlights of this visit. A former social worker, attorney, and law school administrator, Mary is a member of Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church in DeWitt and volunteers at InterFaith Works. All women are invited. Appetizers are served at 5:30 p.m. meal at 6 p.m. and program from 7:10 — 8:10 p.m. Cost of the meal is $5. Reserve a meal by contacting the church at 315–457-5180 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 a.m. on Friday, May 19.
Annual Conference Celebrations
Wednesday, May 31 — 4 – 7:30 p.m.: Open House at new Conference Center, 7481 Henry Clay Blvd., Liverpool
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Syracuse City Church Witness Event at Columbus Circle in the city of Syracuse. There will be music, testimony, and prayer.
7:30 p.m.: Dedication of new Conference Center, 7481 Henry Clay Blvd., Liverpool
Senior Ministries events:
Wednesday, May 31 Motor Coach to Clayton — 33 available
Sunday, June 25 Syracuse Stage — Johnny Cash — 14 available
Wednesday, July 12 Camillus Erie Canal — 18 available
Friday, July 14 Onondaga Lake Tram Ride — 18 available
Friday, July 28 Onondaga Lake Tram Ride — 20 available
These numbers change daily — if you don’t want to miss out, drop your check/reservation in Senior Ministries’ mail box today. Make sure your phone #, event you are paying for and meal choice (if required) is on your check. For information, visit our table in Fellowship Hall.
Volunteers needed for June 3 BBQ
The 21st annual Chicken BBQ will be held on June 3. Volunteers are needed; please sign up on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. The committee also needs a volunteer with a small truck or SUV willing to help committee members pick up boxes of chicken from Nichols Supermarket on Friday, June 2 at 4:00 and return bins of seasoned chicken by 7:00. Call Sue Slenker at 315–635-6761 or email@example.com
Scholarship applications due May 17
The Sophie Graze Scholarship applications and guidelines are available in the church office. Any member continuing post-secondary education may apply. Questions, call the church office at 315–457-5180.
Church School News
Family Event Noon — May 21
After the Consecration Brunch, join us for a Family Friendly afternoon! There will be movies to choose from, followed by the children (and any willing adults) to assemble bags of candy to advertise our church & VBS during the Memorial Day Parade! The day will end with pizza and ice cream sundaes! If weather permits, we may have some outdoor fun for the kids or kids at heart, so come dressed casual and comfortable to church on May 21.
Memorial Day Parade
We are inviting all Sunday School and DELTA children, their families and any “child at heart” adults to join us for the Memorial Day Parade! Watch the bulletin for details!
Candy donations are still needed. If you are able, please place bags of individually wrapped candies in the labeled box outside the Fellowship Hall. Thank you to everyone who has already donated, you have been a blessing!!