Announcements for December 23, 2018

Christmas Eve Worship

5 pm Children’s Pageant

7 pm Candlelight Worship

9 pm Candlelight Worship

11 pm Worship & Holy Communion


Christmas movie – today at 1:30 pm

All are invited to view the film The Fourth Wiseman, starring Martin Sheen and Alan Arkin. It tells the fictional story of a Magi named Artaban who inspired his colleagues to search for the Christ Child. He missed the birth yet discovered the Savior in his journey. 

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. 

Through the Bible study resumes January 7

The ongoing study group meets Mondays at 1 pm. It will
not meet December 24 or 31; it will resume on January 7.

Delta Sonic car wash coupons for sale!

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

Senior Ministries plans 2019 events

Our 2018 events have come to a close. Check our table for pictures of our last two events: Elf the Musical at Syracuse Stage and our Christmas Luncheon. Copies of our 2019 schedule of events are on the table. Pricing will not be available until the end of January for most events. The exception are our two overnight trips. Cape May is sold out but there is still space available on our trip to Lancaster.

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.

Alternative gifts support Heifer 

Pick up a Heifer International gift catalog from the church Information Center to see how you can make a Christmas gift in honor of loved ones that will support people in need. Checks can be made out to Liverpool First United Methodist Church, with a note that the gift is for Heifer,
and placed in the offering plate.

New devotional books available

Pastor Homan offers the following books authored by
Stephen Skelton of Entertainment Ministries. Available at the information center in the main corridor.

The First Christmas in America tells the story of when
America had all but lost the Revolutionary War. On Christmas Day 1776, General George Washington launched a last-chance effort. Through a series of events, God turned the tide for the American side. 

A Happy & Holy New Year provides a biblical model for celebrating. The Bible provides a precedent for how to celebrate the first day of the New Year. It also provides instructions for how to make resolutions for better living. Learn about God’s will for your New Year.


2019 Offering Envelopes Available

After today’s service please stop in Fellowship Hall to pick up your box of 2019 offering envelopes. They are on a table next to the elevator door and are arranged in alaphabetical order by last name. If you do not have a box and wish to use them, please contact the church at 315-457-5180.