Weekly News for December 30, 2018

Through the Bible study resumes January 7

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

Delta Sonic car wash coupons for sale

Great for winter washes. 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 recent events: Elf the Musical at Syracuse Stage and our Christmas luncheon. Copies of our 2019 schedule of events is on the table. Pricing will not be available until the end of January on most trips/events. The exception are the 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? Explore the UMC faith, Sundays at 12:30 pm

What do United Methodists believe that makes us different from other churches? Would you like to learn more about how you can join the church and serve Christ? Beginning January 6 and continuing for 7 weeks, members and inquiring members may join Pastor Brian Homan to explore the United Methodist faith. The group will meet on Sundays from 12:30 to 2 pm. A light lunch will be provided. Contact the office at 315-457-5180 or lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.org to register.

New Year’s devotional book available

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

Tie knots with the Prayer Quilt Ministry

The Prayer Quilt Ministry needs volunteers to tie quilts together with square knots. They meet Tuesdays at 10 am. Contact Jean Jackson for details or call the church at 315-457-5180.

2019 Offering Envelopes available today in Fellowship Hall

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 alphabetical order by last name. If you do not have a box and wish to use them, please contact Elizabeth in the office at 315-457-5180.

Reserve Now to Sponsor 2019 Altar Flowers

Sponsors are needed for Sunday Altar Flowers. Honor a loved one in recognition of birthdays, anniversaries, or other special events. Some dates fill early, so if there is a specific date that you would like to sponsor, contact Elizabeth or Kate at 315-457-5180, lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.org, or complete the form below. The church florist will send an invoice to you after the flowers are delivered. You may take flowers home with you after worship.

Preferred date: __________________________

In Memory of: __________________________________________________________________

In Honor of: ___________________________________________________________________

Given by: _______________________________

Phone #: _______________________________


Mark your calendars for these winter church dinners

February 2, 2019 – Saturday

Chicken ’n Biscuit Dinner begins at 4 pm. Come before watching SU basketball’s away game. Take-outs are also available!

March 8 & 29, 2019 – Fridays

Lenten Fish Dinners begin at 5 pm. Pre-orders will be needed. Sign-up forms will be available in this weekly newsletter and in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings in March.


PEACE senior luncheon – Mondays at noon

Call PEACE, Inc. at 315-470-3331 to reserve a meal. Suggested contribution, $3. 

Blessings in a Backpack feeds children

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

Kitchen volunteer needed Mondays

Our church hosts a PEACE, Inc. meal for senior citizens. Volunteer would help serve and clear. Call the church at 315-457-5180.

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. Contact Paula L. through the church, 315-457-5180, for information.

Let us know if you need a meal
If you are recovering from illness, surgery, or injury you may appreciate home-cooked meals. To receive meals from church volunteers, contact the church at 315-457-5180.

Volunteer children’s choir director needed

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

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. Call Kate or Elizabeth at 315-457-5180 for assistance.


Now available on YouTube

December 23, 2018 Sunday worship

9:30 am Childrens’ Message Are You Naughty Or Nice?


9:30 am Sermon Discovering Christmas Hope 

and the Vital Congregation Program


9:30am Complete Worship Service

Christmas Eve: December 24, 2018


5 pm Family Worship Service


7 pm Candlelight Worship Service 

including The Homecoming Christmas message