Announcements for March 25, 2018

Holy Thursday pancake supper & worship: The Outreach Committee will serve pancakes, sausages, & applesauce on March 29 at 5 pm. Dinner is free with donations accepted to support a mission trip to Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. Stay for Maundy Thursday worship in the sanctuary at 7 pm. Sign up for Saturday’s Scavenger Hunt Sign up on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall for the March 31 event, which begins at 11 am and includes lunch for participants and their
families. Call 315-457-5180 for information.

2018 Sophie Graze Scholarship applications available:  Sophie Graze Church Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors and, for 2018, returning students for their second year of higher education. Karen Gloyd can answer questions. Applications are due May 15. Contact Kate at 315-457-5180 for an application.

Wednesday Evening Worship March 28 at 7 pm: Observe Holy Week with worship, music and Holy Communion.

Support recovery – donate personal care items: The youth group is collecting for Syracuse Teen Challenge, which 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. Place in collection box in the church corridor.

Enjoy Irish dance at Olivebranch’s March 26 program Program begins at 7:15 pm: Rince Na Somas dancers share culture and history of costumes and dance. Everyone welcome.

Like to sew? Help finish quilts at your home The LFUMC Prayer Quilt Ministry needs people to sew at home to sew binding onto quilts. Contact Jean Jackson at 315-635-7863.

Senior Ministries Update Today is the final day to make a reservation for April 20 50’s
dinner in Fellowship Hall and program The History of Onondaga Lake. $15 per person – All Ages Welcome – leave checks payable to LFUMC Senior Ministries in mailbox in hallway. There is space available for May 16 lunch & movie at Spaghetti Warhouse. New: July 31 motor coach to Raquette Lake for lunch cruise & tour of the Adirondack Museum on Blue Mountain Lake; Sept. 6 motor coach trip to Cortland – lunch at Sherman House & Cortland Repertory’s production of Rat Pack Lounge. See table in Fellowship Hall.

Blessings in a Backpack collection: breakfast bars Blessings in a Backpack is collecting breakfast bars in March and April. They must not contain nuts. Store and brand suggestions at collection box in the church corridor. Provide hungry school children with weekend meals.

Interested in joining LFUMC? If you would like to become a church member, contact Pastor Brian Homan or the church office staff at 315-457-5180. Knit or crochet with Prayerful Threads

Members of the Prayerful Threads group knit or crochet scarves, hats and mittens for people in need, and blankets and sweaters for children that are baptized in our church. Join them on the first and third Sundays of each month at 2 p.m., or work on your own at home and coordinate with facilitator Paula Lamberson. Call the church at 315-457-5180 for information.

Let us know if you need a meal
If you are recovering from illness, surgery or injury you may appreciate home-cooked meals. If you would like to receive meals from church volunteers, contact the church at 315-457-5180. UMM Learn to Pray Group offered at Little Utica UMC Crossroads District Prayer Advocate Donald Day to teach Thursdays April 5-May 3 at 7 pm; or 315-598-6327. Project Christina donations support foster children Bless foster children through Project Christina by donating stuffed toys, reusable tote bags, and books. Information is located near the collection box in Fellowship Hall.