Announcements for December 2, 2018

Advent Worship with Holy Communion 

Wednesdays at 7 pm – December 5, 12, & 19

Join a time of peace and preparation for Christmas. Organist Bill Young and Rev. Candace Lawrence will lead traditional music and worship. Focus your hearts on the meaning of this holy season.

Tour Lights on the Lake on the Church Bus

View the display at Onondaga Lake Park with friends. Drivers from the Outreach & Missions team will take groups on Mondays throughout the season. Sign up in Fellowship Hall. For information, call the church at 315-457-5180.

Advent study begins Sunday, December 2

O. Henry wrote a 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 Sundays during Advent, beginning December 2. 

Service of Remembrance, December 7

Clergy members from several Liverpool churches lead a memorial service at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Vine Street in Liverpool, this Friday at 7 pm. Sponsored by Maurer Funeral Home, it offers an opportunity to remember loved ones that have passed away. All are welcome.

Parents Time Out – December 8, 11 am

Parents, drop your children off at church and enjoy time to shop, wrap gifts, or relax. Children can make crafts, enjoy pizza, decorate cookies, and participate in games and stories led by our LIFE Youth Ministries group. Sign up downstairs or in Fellowship Hall so that we know how many to expect. Hosted by the Hospitality & Fellowship Team.

Chancel Choir Cantata – December 16

The choir will perform the cantata, God Came Near by Tom Fettke and Max Lucado on December 16 at the 9:30 & 11 am services. Guest musicians and congregation members will participate along with the choir.

Christmas Bake Sale – December 16

Please sign up to donate goodies for our annual bake sale (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.

Delta Sonic car wash coupons again available!

For gift-giving and winter driving. Limited number. Buy one for $5, get one FREE. Coupons are good for 2 months.

Order poinsettias for the Christmas altar

Honor loved ones by purchasing poinsettias to decorate our Christmas altar. Return this form, with payment (plants are $9 each), by December 9.
You may take the plants after Christmas.

# of poinsettias ________ Total enclosed $ _________

In Memory of: ________________________________

In Honor of: __________________________________

Given by: __________

 

 

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 315-457-5180

 

What does it mean to be a Methodist?

What do we believe that makes us different from other churches? Beginning January 6 and continuing for 7 weeks, members and inquiring members may join Pastor Homan to explore the United Methodist faith – Sundays at 3 pm.

Harmony of Harps Concert – December 17

All are welcome to this free performance at 7:15 pm in the sanctuary. Hosted by Olivebranch Women’s Group.

Pastor Homan available by appointment 

To meet Monday, Wednesday, or Friday mornings call him at 315-457-5180 or 315-345-6534 to make appointment.

Supplies needed for flood clean-up buckets

In the aftermath of hurricanes Florence & Michael, people need supplies to clean their homes. Outreach is collecting Flood Buckets. Information is in Fellowship Hall.

Bible study meets December 7 & 21 

Held at Donna Greene’s house; light breakfast at 9:30 am, study at 10 am. Call for directions. Topic: Why They Left Atheism/Agnosticism

PEACE senior luncheon – Mondays at noon

Call PEACE, Inc. at 315-470-3331 to reserve a meal. Suggested contribution, $3. December 3: Battered cod filet

UMW collects Gifts for Baby Jesus 

The United Methodist Women’s group is collecting baby items to give to the Teen MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) group that meets in our building. A list of items needed is posted on a collection box in the foyer. Donations will be collected throughout Advent, concluding on Christmas Day.

How good is your memory?

Have fun with church history. Pick up a handout of photos of the church and its activities from the past. See how many of the dates of the photos you can guess correctly. They are in a bin at the Information Center.

Bid on a Quilt for Christmas Giving

Silent auction: December 2-9. Quilt on display in hallway. Perfect for gift giving or personal use. Place your bid, name, and phone number on bid sheet located on hall table. Highest bidder will be notified after December 9. Quilting ministry will use money for supplies.

Blessings in a Backpack needs pudding cups

Liverpool chapter of BIB provides weekend food for 200 of the 672 qualifying students at Seymour School on Syracuse’s southwest side. Information is available at the collection basket in the church hallway.

Family Ministries needs candy & snacks

Individually wrapped candy, fruit snacks, or mini packs of cookies or crackers may be left in the collection box.

Weekly Study Through the Bible

Pastor Brian Homan leads a weekly study of scripture on Mondays at 1 pm. 

Knit or crochet with Prayerful Threads
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 the month at 2 pm, or work on your own.

Come tie knots with the Prayer Quilt Ministry

The Prayer Quilt Ministry needs volunteers to tie quilts together with square knots. They meet Tuesdays from 10 am until noon. Contact the church at 315-457-5180.

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.

Volunteer needed to direct children’s choir

Spirit Singers youth choir needs a director. Contact Nancy, Director of Music Ministries, at 315-457-5180.

Missing Anything? Check the Lost & Found

If you are missing gloves, hats scarves, glasses, etc, please check the bin located on the shelf in the main corridor.

Wet Paint! Please use caution in hallways

The main corridors will be given a fresh coat of paint in the coming days, so please avoid touching walls. Thanks!