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

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.