Announcements for November 4, 2018

Longtime Member Reception – today, 10 am to 1 pm

Members who have attended Liverpool First for many years are welcome to stop by the Memorial Lounge any time for refreshments and to visit with friends. 

Cider and Homemade Donuts served today during coffee hour

Election Day pasta dinner – November 6, 4:30 to 7 pm

Enjoy pasta & meatballs, salad, bread, desserts and beverages. Free-will offering accepted to support Outreach & Missions Mission Possible programs. To help prepare, serve, or clean up, sign up in Fellowship Hall.

Reserve a place at November 11 luncheon & movies

Reservations are needed by November 8. Sign up in Fellowship Hall or call church at 315-457-5180. All welcome for a meal and to view one of two movies: Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles, or Sight & Sound Theatre’s production of Joseph, a story of faith and forgiveness. 

Join us for a Chili Dinner – Wednesday, November 14

The LFUMC LIFE Youth Group will serve a chili dinner at 5:30 pm for a cost of $5 per person or $12 per family. All are welcome to then gather in the sanctuary at 6:30 pm for informal praise and worship.

Food donations needed for Ingathering – November 18

Please support the peopled served by our community food pantries on Ingathering Sunday, November 18, by bringing canned or boxed foods. Food will go to the food pantries at Brown Memorial UMC in Syracuse and St. Joseph’s the Worker Church.

Senior Ministries Christmas Luncheon reservations due

Checks for the December 19 event must be received today. 

Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, November 18

The Liverpool United Methodist Men will host a breakfast in
Fellowship Hall from 8:45 – 11 am with pancakes, sausages,
applesauce and beverages. A free-will offering will be accepted
to fund UMM mission and service projects.

Pastor Brian Homan is available to meet by appointment 

Pastor Brian Homan is available to meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9 am and noon. Call him at church 315-457-5180 or at 315-345-6534 to make an appointment.

Early alert: What Do You Say?

An Olivebranch Women’s Group program about effective strategies for communicating with persons with Alzheimer’s will be presented November 26 at 7:15 pm. All are welcome. Call the church office at 315-457-5180 to make a reservation. 

Candy & snack donations needed for Family Ministries

Individually wrapped candy, fruit snacks, or mini packs of cookies or crackers needed. Donation box is in the main corridor. 

Blessings in a Backpack collecting pudding cups

The November/December collection is pudding cups, any brand. Special thanks is extended to those who contributed to sponsoring a child. Your generosity is very appreciated. Blessings in a Backpack, Liverpool chapter, provides weekend food for 200 of the 672 qualifying students at Seymour School on Syracuse’s southwest side. Information is available at a collection basket in the church hallway.

Candle lighters & readers needed for Advent, Christmas Eve

If you would like to light the Advent Wreath during a worship service in December, or read a scripture verse, notify Pastor Brian Homan or call the church at 315-457-5180 by November 27.

FREE Advent Family Breakfast – Saturday, December 1

People of all ages are welcome from 8:30 – 10 am for homemade French toast, sausage, orange juice, milk, and other beverages. Features nativity crafts, tree decorating, and conversation with
and photo opportunity with Santa. For planning purposes, please sign up on the board in Fellowship Hall. Co-sponsored by Dinner/
Fundraising, Christian Education, and Outreach.

Annual Christmas Bake Sale is Sunday, December 16

Please sign up to donate goodies for our bake sale. Will be sold by the small or large box. We need many donations to be successful. See the sign up in Fellowship Hall for suggestions and to help.

Bible study meets first & third Fridays of each month 

November 16: Sitting on the Fence; December 7 & 21: Why They Left Atheism/Agnosticism    Held at Donna Greene’s house near Soule Road Elementary, 9:30 am for light breakfast, 10 am-noon study. Call 315-652-5410 for directions.

Endwell UMC coordinates shoebox gifts for Red Bird Mission

The Upper New York Annual Conference is helping our sisters and brothers in an economically poor part of the US by packing gifts in shoeboxes. Endwell UMC will deliver them to Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. Please use a store-bought plastic shoebox as they are easier to pack. Or send money (any amount) and the church will buy in bulk and pack boxes for delivery.  Checks can be made payable to Endwell UMC, note for Red Bird Mission. Mail to: Dave Alexander, c/o Endwell UMC, 3301 Watson Boulevard, Endwell, NY 13760. There is also a need for sheets and blankets for children’s beds. Donations of money are also needed to cover delivery costs. Donations collected until November 17.

Children’s box (label boy or girl): comb or brush, shampoo, full-size bath soap, washcloth, toothbrush and toothpaste, body lotion, lip balm, gloves, hat, socks, small flashlight, school items, small toy,  Christian bookmarks, wrist bands or other spiritual items.

Adult box (label male or female): comb or brush, shampoo, full-size bath soap, washcloth, toothbrush and toothpaste, hand or body lotion, deodorant, lip balm, disposable razors, shaving cream, scarf, hat, gloves, socks, work gloves,  nail care supplies, Christian bookmarks, wrist bands, other spiritual items.

Volunteer needed to direct Spirit Singers children’s choir

Spirit Singers, the church youth choir, needs a director. If willing, speak with Nancy B. James, Director of Music Ministries: 315-457-5180 or nbhdkidd@yahoo.com.

Bell ringers needed in Wesley Bell Choir

Ringers (adults and high school age youth) must have a basic music reading ability and be able to attend a weekly rehearsal on Thursdays at 6 pm. They also need to be able to ring one Sunday per month in morning worship. Call the church at 315-457-5180 if interested.

Check the Lost & Found

Missing anything? Check the bin located on the shelf in the main corridor. Call Kate or Elizabeth at 315-457-5180 for assistance. 

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 wish to receive meals from church volunteers, contact the church at 315-457-5180.