Announcements for August 20, 2017

Sup­port the Ride for Miss­ing Chil­dren

We need 8 or 10 vol­un­teers to break down tables and chairs after clos­ing cer­e­monies for the Syra­cuse Ride for Miss­ing Chil­dren on Sep­tem­ber 29. Con­tact Mike Nort­man at for details; sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall. There’s still time to reg­is­ter for the ride: 100 miles and thou­sands of cheer­ing chil­dren.


5 Cents Makes a Dif­fer­ence!

As you pick up from pic­nics and par­ties, con­sid­er bring­ing the 5‑cent return­able bot­tles and cans to either the church, or MSK Returns on Rt. 57 near Wet­zel Rd. Our account there sup­ports Chris­t­ian Edu­ca­tion pro­grams.

Senior Min­istries events

For those attend­ing the August 26 trip to Coop­er­stown, arrive at church at 7:15 a.m.; board the bus at 7:30 a.m. for depar­ture at 8 a.m.

Our last open event of 2017 is Decem­ber 16: lunch at Phoebe’s fol­lowed by Syra­cuse Stage’s pro­duc­tion of The Wiz­ard of Oz. Infor­ma­tion is in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Project Christi­na — toys for chil­dren

Pur­chase a $5 stuffed toy at Kohl’s and tote bags for Ononda­ga Coun­ty Social Ser­vices Fos­ter Care Divi­sion. When chil­dren are removed from their home a toy is giv­en to them. Please place them in the col­lec­tion box in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Explore the Bible in 52 weeks

Sun­days at 11 a.m. & Wednes­days at 7 p.m. Join any time. Call 315–457-5810 for details.

Join a Dis­trict Con­ver­sa­tion — Sep­tem­ber 7

Come to a Cross­roads Dis­trict Laity Ses­sion Sep­tem­ber 7 at the Unit­ed Methodist Con­fer­ence Cen­ter, 7481 Hen­ry Clay Blvd., 7 to 8:30 p.m. Con­verse with Methodists from across cen­tral New York to address Coura­geous Con­ver­sa­tion: dis­cussing chal­leng­ing top­ics.

New Mem­ber Care min­istry form­ing

Help pro­vide meals for those recu­per­at­ing from surgery or ill­ness. Con­tact min­istry coor­di­na­tors Diane and Tom Pelkey or the church at 315–457-5180 to pro­vide meals.

Join a choir

To join a choir, con­tact Direc­tor of Music Min­istries Nan­cy B. James, or call church at 315–457-5180.

Chan­cel Choir (adults) rehears­es Thurs­days at 7 p.m., and Sun­days at 9 a.m., singing at the 9:30 & 11 ser­vices.

Wes­ley Bell Ringers (teens & adults) rehears­es Thurs­days at 6 p.m., and plays once a month in both ser­vices.

Alleluia Choir (Junior & Senior High ages) rehearsals TBA, sing in both ser­vices once a month.

Spir­it Singers (youth) rehears­es Sun­days 10:40–11 a.m. and per­forms in both ser­vices when they are ready.

Sum­mer Music in Vien­na — today at 3 p.m.

Fea­tur­ing Richard Craw­ley, tenor and Nan­cy B. James, pianist, today, August 20, at 3 p.m. at the Vien­na Methodist Church, Rt. 49 in Vien­na, NY. The pro­gram includes art songs, sacred songs, opera, broad­way and jazz. Admis­sion is FREE!

New Mem­ber ori­en­ta­tion ses­sions planned

Any­one inter­est­ed in becom­ing a mem­ber of Liv­er­pool First UMC is encour­aged to attend ori­en­ta­tion meet­ings Sep­tem­ber 10, 17, & 24, at noon, to pre­pare for recep­tion into mem­ber­ship on Octo­ber 15.

Inter­Faith Works Din­ner Dia­logues

Join a com­mu­ni­ty din­ner and dis­cus­sion host­ed by Inter­Faith Works. Under­stand  and appre­ci­ate the many faiths of our com­mu­ni­ty. The din­ners occur in homes through­out the com­mu­ni­ty on Sep­tem­ber 14. Con­tact Daryl Files at or Gra­cious Moyo at or vis­it for details.