Announcements for November 11, 2018

Join us for a Chili Din­ner — Wednes­day, Novem­ber 14

The LFUMC LIFE Youth Group will serve a chili din­ner from 5:30 to 6:30 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. Col­lec­tions will be deliv­ered to the food pantries at Brown Memo­r­i­al UMC in Syra­cuse and St. Joseph’s the Work­er Church in Liv­er­pool.

Pan­cake Break­fast — Sun­day, Novem­ber 18

The Liv­er­pool Unit­ed Methodist Men will host a break­fast in Fel­low­ship Hall on Sun­day, Novem­ber 18, from 8:45 — 11 am with pan­cakes, sausages, apple­sauce and bev­er­ages. There is no fee, but a free-will offer­ing will be accept­ed to fund UMM mis­sion and ser­vice projects.

What Do You Say? Learn about Alzheimer’s
Learn to decode mes­sages through atti­tude, tone of voice, facial expres­sions, and body lan­guage to com­mu­ni­cate with fam­i­ly, friends, or neigh­bors with Alzheimer’s. A pro­gram pre­sent­ed by Car­ri­anne Wil­son, Asso­ciate Direc­tor CNY Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion at Olive­branch Women’s Group at 7:15 pm on Novem­ber 26. All are wel­come to the pro­gram and all women are invit­ed for appe­tiz­ers at 5:30 pm and a light din­ner at 6 pm. Cost for din­ner $5. Call in reser­va­tion for din­ner, pro­gram, or both to the church office, 315–457-5180, by Tues­day, Novem­ber 20.

Advent study begin­ning Decem­ber 2

The author O. Hen­ry wrote a famous short sto­ry enti­tled The Gift of the Magi that has inspired many. Pas­tor Bri­an Homan will lead a four-week study on the sto­ry from 3 to 4 pm on Sun­day after­noons dur­ing Advent begin­ning Sun­day, Decem­ber 2. 

Pas­tor 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.

Tour Lights on the Lake on the Church Bus

View the Lights on the Lake dis­play at Ononda­ga Lake Park with church friends. Dri­vers from the Out­reach & Mis­sions Team will take groups on Mon­day evenings through­out the sea­son, begin­ning Novem­ber 19. Sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall. Or, arrange to go
on oth­er evenings by con­tact­ing the church at 315–457-5180. Enjoy the lights and good cheer with up to 13 oth­ers on a warm bus.

Can­dy & snack dona­tions need­ed for Fam­i­ly Min­istries

Indi­vid­u­al­ly wrapped can­dy, fruit snacks, or mini packs of cook­ies or crack­ers need­ed. Dona­tions may be left in the box in the hall out­side Fel­low­ship Hall.

Bless­ings in a Back­pack col­lect­ing pud­ding cups

The Novem­ber and Decem­ber col­lec­tion for Bless­ings in a Back­pack 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, or call Jill Ertinger at 315–451-6145.

Can­dle lighters and read­ers need­ed for Christ­mas

If you would like to light the Advent Wreath dur­ing a wor­ship ser­vice in Decem­ber, or read a scrip­ture verse, please noti­fy Pas­tor Bri­an Homan or call the church office 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 for chil­dren, tree dec­o­rat­ing, and con­ver­sa­tion with and pho­to oppor­tu­ni­ty with San­ta. For plan­ning pur­pos­es, please sign your fam­i­ly 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 annu­al 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 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.

Cre­ate Christ­mas 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 small gifts in shoe­box­es. Endwell UMC is col­lect­ing shoe­box­es and will deliv­er them to Red Bird Mis­sion in Bev­er­ly, Ken­tucky. Please use a store-bought plas­tic shoe­box as they are eas­i­er to pack if they are a uni­form size. Or send mon­ey (any amount) and the church will buy in bulk and host an event to pack all the 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 great need for sheets and blan­kets for children’s beds. Dona­tions of mon­ey are also need­ed to cov­er deliv­ery costs. Dona­tions col­lect­ed until Novem­ber 17.

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

For adult shoe box­es (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 children’s choir

Spir­it Singers, the church youth choir, needs a direc­tor. If you feel called to lead, please speak with Nan­cy B. James, Direc­tor of Music Min­istries: 315–457-5180 or nbhdkidd@yahoo.com or nancy.james@liverpoolfirst umc.org

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 enjoy a home-cooked meal. Con­tact the church at 315–457-5180.

Kitchen vol­un­teer need­ed Mon­days, 11 am to 1 pm

Our church hosts a meal for senior cit­i­zens through PEACE, Inc. The staff needs a vol­un­teer to serve and clear. To help, call the church at 315–457-5180.

How to con­tact church staff by email 

Dr. Bri­an Homan     bshoman@aol.com 

Karen Gloyd liverpoolfirstumc@gmail.com

Kate Smith kate.smith@liverpoolfirstumc.org 

Eliz­a­beth Men­gel elizabeth.mengel@liverpoolfirstumc.org 

Nan­cy B. James nbhdkidd@yahoo.com 

Bill Young bill.young@liverpoolfirstumc.org 

Week­ly Study Through the BibleMon­days at 1 pm

Knit or cro­chet with Prayer­ful Threads
Mem­bers knit or cro­chet scarves, hats and mit­tens for peo­ple in need, and blan­kets and sweaters for chil­dren. Join them the first and third Sun­days of each month at 2 pm, or work on your own. Con­tact Paula Lam­ber­son through the church, 315–457-5180, for infor­ma­tion.

Please enter church through the glass doors

We invite mem­bers and guests to enter through the glass doors from the main park­ing lot or the front lot on Oswego Street. The pur­ple doors are for exit only.

Come tie knots with the Prayer Quilt Min­istry

The Prayer Quilt Min­istry needs vol­un­teers to help tie quilts togeth­er with square knots. The group meets Tues­days from 10 am until noon. Con­tact Jean Jack­son for details or call the church at 315–457-5180.

Wednes­day Evening Wor­ship — 6:30 pm in the Sanc­tu­ary

An infor­mal ser­vice of Praise and Wor­ship takes place through­out Novem­ber, fea­tur­ing con­tem­po­rary praise music led by the Youth Praise group, and wor­ship led by Rev. Dr. Bri­an Homan. On Wednes­days dur­ing Advent — Decem­ber 5, 12, and 19 — a tra­di­tion­al wor­ship ser­vice will be led by the Rev. Can­dace Lawrence, fea­tur­ing organ music pro­vid­ed by Bill Young.

Com­ing up in Decem­ber

Decem­ber 1 – Advent Fam­i­ly Break­fast (8:30 — 10:30 am)

Decem­ber 8 – Par­ents Time Out (11 am — 2 pm)

Decem­ber 15 – Movie The Star and fam­i­ly activ­i­ties (4 — 7:30 pm)

Decem­ber 16 – Chan­cel Choir Can­ta­ta dur­ing wor­ship

Decem­ber 16 – Just in Time for Christ­mas Bake Sale

Decem­ber 17 – Har­mo­ny of Harps Christ­mas Con­cert

Decem­ber 19 – Senior Min­istries Christ­mas Lun­cheon

Decem­ber 24 – Christ­mas Eve Wor­ship at 5, 7, 9 & 11 pm

Ecu­meni­cal Ser­vice of Remem­brance — Decem­ber 7

This year’s annu­al com­mu­ni­ty-wide memo­r­i­al ser­vice takes place at 7 pm at St. Matthew’s Epis­co­pal Church on Vine Street in Liv­er­pool.

Vol­un­teers need­ed

Wednes­day evenings to assist with DELTA pro­gram for chil­dren in grades 3 – 6, and on Sun­day morn­ing edu­ca­tion pro­grams.

Hos­pi­tal­i­ty & Fel­low­ship Team to host Par­ents Time Out

Decem­ber 8 from 11 am to 2 pm: Par­ents, drop your chil­dren off at church and enjoy time to get shop­ping or gift wrap­ping done, or to relax. The chil­dren will make crafts, enjoy piz­za, dec­o­rate hol­i­day cook­ies, and par­tic­i­pate in games and sto­ries led by our LIFE Youth Min­istries group. Please sign up down­stairs or in the Fel­low­ship Hall so that we know how many to expect.

What does it mean to be a Methodist? 

What do we believe that makes us dif­fer­ent from oth­er church­es? Would you like to learn more about how you can join the church and serve Christ with us? Begin­ning Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 6, and con­tin­u­ing for sev­en weeks, you are invit­ed as a church mem­ber or an inquir­ing mem­ber to join Pas­tor Homan on an explo­ration of the Unit­ed Methodist faith. We will meet on Sun­days from 3 to 4:30 pm. Con­tact the office at 315–457-5180 to reg­is­ter.

Dona­tions need­ed for flood clean-up buck­ets 

In the after­math of hur­ri­canes Flo­rence and Michael, plus recent local flood­ing, there is a need for “Flood Buck­ets” to help peo­ple clean their homes. We are spon­sor­ing a buck­et col­lec­tion. Please help the church fill buck­ets with sup­plies to send to those in need. See a mem­ber of Out­reach in Fel­low­ship Hall, take a buck­et and a list of items need­ed, or just a list and do what you can to help.

 

The Star Christ­mas Event

The sto­ry of the first Christ­mas

Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 15

4 to 7:30 pm

ALL AGES WELCOME

Din­ner, activ­i­ties, movie, take-home memen­to

Bring friends & fam­i­ly

RSVP to church at 315–457-5180