Support disaster relief efforts by helping to fill flood clean-up buckets to donate to the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Information is at the display in the main church corridor. Take an empty bucket to fill, and a list of items needed. Or, you may bring in items to be added to buckets to be assembled by members of the Outreach & Missions Committee.
Learn about Zimbabwe at the January 28 Olivebranch Women’s Group program Learn what it is like to grow up in Zimbabwe: traditions, family life, educational opportunities, and community life for a girl. Appreciate the rituals and beliefs that are part of marriage vows, death ceremonies, and religion. Speaker Pastor Blessed Sikhosana Bird will share her experiences. Everyone is welcome at the 7:15 pm program.
All women are invited to attend the monthly dinner of the Olivebranch group, including appetizers at 5:30 pm
and dinner at 6 pm. Cost for the meal is $5. Reserve a meal by contacting the church at 315–457-5180 or firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday, January 25. Other Olivebranch programs for 2019 will take place on February 25, March 25, April 15, and May 20.
What does it mean to be a Methodist? Sundays at 12:30 pm beginning today, January 6
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 email@example.com to register.
Through the Bible study resumes January 7 The ongoing study group meets Mondays at 1 pm to discuss chapters of the Bible. All are welcome to join at any time.
Chili & Comedy: January 27 at noon. Everyone welcome to enjoy chili. Contact Karen at church, 315–457-5180 to sign up to make chili.
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.
New Year’s devotional book available Available at the information table in the main corridor: A Happy & Holy New Year, authored by Stephen Skelton of Entertainment Ministries, shares the Bible’s 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.
Last Chance for Delta Sonic Coupons! Buy one, get one sale ends today. VERY limited number left. Stop at the table in Fellowship Hall.
PEACE senior luncheon — Mondays at noon Call PEACE, Inc. at 315–470-3331 to reserve a meal. Suggested contribution, $3.
Blessings in a Backpack: canned pasta During January and February, Blessings in a Backpack is collecting easy-open canned pasta w/sauce, any variety or brand. 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, or call Jill E. at 315–451-6145.
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 Lamberson 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Offering Envelopes are in Fellowship Hall Please stop in Fellowship Hall to pick up your box of 2019 offering envelopes. They are near the elevator and are arranged in alaphabetical order by name. If you do not have a box and wish to use them, please contact Elizabeth in the office at 315–457-5180.
Winter church dinners
February 2, 2019 — Saturday, 4 — 6 pm
Chicken ’n Biscuit Dinner. Come before watching SU basketball’s away game. Take-outs available!
March 8 & 29, 2019 — Fridays, 5 — … pm
Lenten Fish Dinners. Pre-orders needed. Sign-up forms will be available in this weekly newsletter and in Fellowship Hall on Sundays in March.
Game Bonanza: Sunday, February 24 beginning at noon
Join us for an afternoon of playing board games. Lunch & Snacks included
Sponsor Sunday 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, email@example.com, or return 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 #: ____________________________________
How to contact church staff by email
Dr. Brian Homan firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Gloyd email@example.com
Kate Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Mengel email@example.com
Nancy B. James firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Young email@example.com