Announcements for March 18, 2018

Sign up today for the March 31 Event

Sign up on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. Family and friends invited. Contact Karen Gloyd for information; call 315-457-5180.

Maundy Thursday pancake supper & worship

The Outreach Committee will serve pancakes, sausages, and applesauce on March 29 to support their trip to Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. Serving begins at 5 pm. Dinner is free with donations accepted to help with expenses. Stay for Maundy Thursday worship in the sanctuary beginning at 7 pm. To help with the dinner, sign up in Fellowship Hall.

Drive Thru History – Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7 pm

Meets in the church library before Lenten Worship. See the story
of Jesus from more than 50 sites in Israel. Hear the gospel in a fresh way, with evidence of truth in scripture. Come any night: March 21: The Crucifixion of Jesus • March 28: The Resurrection of Jesus • April 4: Who is Jesus?

2018 Sophie Graze Scholarship applications available

Sophie Graze Church Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors and, for 2018, returning students for their second year of higher education. Karen Gloyd can answer questions. Applications, available in the church office, are due May 15, with awards made in late June. Call Kate at 315-457-5180.

Vera House appeal – support efforts to end abuse

Vera House provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse and offers education and awareness programs. Help by volunteering or providing funding. Use a pew envelope and mark it Vera House (put your name or envelope number on it to have it show on your church giving statement for taxes). If using a check, make it out to LFUMC. Or, mark Vera House next to the other line if using your regular numbered offering envelope.

Lenten Worship – Wednesdays at 7 pm
Join us March 21 and 28 for special worship with music and Holy Communion, led by Rev. Candace Lawrence and organist Bill Young.

Lenten Fish Dinner – order today for March 23

Today is the last day to order. Helpers needed, also pie makers.

Support recovery – donate personal care items

The youth group is collecting for Syracuse Teen Challenge, a program that helps people with addiction recover through relationship with Jesus. Needs: men’s toiletries, bleach, laundry detergent, dish soap, toilet paper, loose-leaf paper, spiral bound notebooks. Collection box is in the church corridor, near the Information Center.

Enjoy Irish dance at Olivebranch’s March 26 program

Dinner at 5:30 pm (call church for reservation), program begins at 7:15 pm: Rince Na Somas dancers share culture and history of costumes and dance. See two types of Irish dance. All welcome.

Volunteer at Red Bird Mission April 21-29

For people with all skills, ages 13+. Call church at 315-457-5180.

Senior Ministries Update

Reservations for the April 20 1950s dinner & history program due March 25. There is space available for May 16 lunch & movie at Spaghetti Warehouse. New: July 31 motor coach trip to Raquette Lake for lunch cruise & tour of The Adirondack Museum on Blue Mountain Lake; September 6 motor coach trip to Cortland for lunch at the Sherman House & Cortland Repertory’s performance of The Rat Pack Lounge. For details, see table in Fellowship Hall.



March 25 – Palm Sunday Choir Cantata at 9:30 & 11 am

March 28 – Worship with Holy Communion at 7 pm

March 29 – Maundy Thursday pancake supper & worship

March 30 – Good Friday Worship at St. Joseph the Worker, noon

March 31 – Family Scavenger Hunt at 11 am

April 1 – Easter Sunday Celebration of the Resurrection

7 am in Johnson Park; 9:30 & 11 am in sanctuary


Weekly Study Through the Bible – three time options
Mondays at 1 pm, Wednesdays at 7 pm, Sundays at 9:30 am

Want to join LFUMC?

Contact Pastor Brian Homan or the office staff at 315-457-5180.

UMM Learn to Pray Group offered at Little Utica UMC

Crossroads District Prayer Advocate Donald Day will teach on Thursdays at Little Utica UMC 1459 Lamson Rd., Phoenix, April 5-May 3, 7 pm. Contact at or 315-598-6327.

Order Easter flowers for the altar by March 21

To purchase lilies or azaleas to adorn Easter altar, return form and payment by March 21. You may take them home after the 11 am worship service that day. Call 315-457-5180 for information.

Your name ________________________ phone _______________

Number of  ___________ lilies ($9) or __________ azaleas ($12)

(Circle) in memory/honor of _______________________________