Mid­week Praise & Wor­ship resumes
on Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 16, at 6:30 pm

Join us for a half hour of con­tem­po­rary praise led by our LIFE Praise Team begin­ning at 6:30 pm fol­lowed by a time of teach­ing by Pas­tor Bri­an Homan. He will lead a six-week series titled, Tran­si­tions: Cop­ing With Change. 

DELTA — an edu­ca­tion­al pro­gram for chil­dren, is offered
dur­ing the ser­vice in the edu­ca­tion space down­stairs.

Learn about Zim­bab­we at the Jan­u­ary 28 Olive­branch Women’s Group pro­gram

Learn what it is like for a girl grow­ing up in Zim­bab­we: tra­di­tions, fam­i­ly life, edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties, and com­mu­ni­ty life. 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 may attend the Olive­branch group’s month­ly
din­ner: appe­tiz­ers at 5:30 pm and din­ner at 6 pm. Cost for the meal is $5. Reserve meal by con­tact­ing the church at 315–457-5180 or lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.org by noon on Jan­u­ary 25.

Chick­en & Bis­cuits — Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 2

Look­ing for Super Bowl lunch? Or din­ner before the SU away bas­ket­ball game? Hun­gry din­ers need­ed 4 to 6 pm. Eat in or take out. $11 adult dona­tion, $5 youth, 5 and younger FREE. Vol­un­teers need­ed SATURDAY to help set up, pre­pare, serve, and clean up. Sign-up sheet post­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Offer­ing Envelopes are in the Narthex

Please stop in the narthex at the back of the san­cu­tary to pick up your box of 2019 offer­ing envelopes. They 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.

Jan­u­ary 6, 2019 Wor­ship now on YouTube


Chil­drens’ Mes­sage Sig­nif­i­cance of the Christ­mas Wreath


9:30am Ser­mon Find­ing the will to get well?


9:30am Com­plete Wor­ship Ser­vice

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 

What does it mean to be a Methodist?

Meets Sun­days at 12:30 pm, light lunch includ­ed

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? On Sun­days through Feb­ru­ary 17, mem­bers and inquir­ing mem­bers may join Pas­tor Bri­an Homan to explore the Unit­ed Methodist faith. The group meets from 12:30 to 2 pm. A light lunch is pro­vid­ed. Con­tact the church at 315–457-5180 or lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.org for infor­ma­tion. 

Senior Min­istries Update — 2019 changes

Changes have been made to the 2019 sched­ule. Revised sched­ules will be avail­able on Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 29.

There is space avail­able on our Novem­ber 7–9 overnight trip to Lan­cast­er, PA. The trip includes: 2 nights lodg­ing; 2 break­fasts, 2 din­ners (a fam­i­ly-style din­ner and a smor­gas­bord); The Mir­a­cle of Christ­mas at the Mil­le­ni­um The­ater, Joy to the World at the Amer­i­can Music The­ater; all tax­es and meal gra­tu­ities. Cost per per­son for sin­gle: $519 — dou­ble $430 — triple $415 (each price includes a $6 tip for the bus dri­ver). The first deposit of $25 per per­son is due by the end of Jan­u­ary. Your deposit received is your reser­va­tion. Please state on your check which acco­mo­da­tions you are pay­ing for and if you have a roommate(s), please indi­cate names.

Dis­trict Train­ing Day — Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 9

All are wel­come to the Cross­roads Dis­trict Train­ing Day on Feb­ru­ary 9 from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the Unit­ed Methodist Con­fer­ence Cen­ter, 7481 Hen­ry Clay Blvd, Liv­er­pool, NY

A work­shop sched­ule and reg­is­tra­tion form will be avail­able next week. Work­shops address all areas of min­istry and lead­er­ship roles and are open to Methodists through­out cen­tral New York.

Sup­port the Souper Bowl Sun­day food
col­lec­tion — now through Feb­ru­ary 3

We are col­lect­ing cans of soup for Souper Bowl Sun­day. Place them in the bin out­side of Fel­low­ship Hall next Sun­day through Feb­ru­ary 3. We will donate the soup to the St. Joseph’s Food Pantry in Liv­er­pool and to the Bless­ings in a Back­pack pro­gram, which helps feed Syra­cuse chil­dren.

PEACE senior lun­cheon — Mon­days at noon

Call PEACE, Inc. at 315–470-3331 to reserve a meal.

Sug­gest­ed con­tri­bu­tion, $3. Upcom­ing meals: Jan­u­ary 14 — cheese­burg­er; no meal Jan­u­ary 21; Jan­u­ary 28 — lasagne.

Through the Bible study meets week­ly

The ongo­ing study group meets Mon­days at 1 pm to dis­cuss chap­ters of the Bible. All are wel­come to join at any time.

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 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.

Tun­ing Up The Tem­ple

 “Don’t you know that you your­selves are God’s tem­ple and that God’s Spir­it lives in you? God’s tem­ple is sacred, and you are that tem­ple.” 1 Corinthi­ans 3:16–17

Do you want to be health­i­er? Want to lose weight, gain strength and grow spir­i­tu­al­ly? Let us know (315–457-5180; lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.org) as Pas­tor Bri­an Homan will be cre­at­ing a small group where par­tic­i­pants can help one anoth­er to address these con­cerns.

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.

Win­ter church din­ners

Feb­ru­ary 2 — Sat­ur­day, 4 — 6 pm

Chick­en ’n Bis­cuit Din­ner. Come before watch­ing SU basketball’s away game. Take-outs avail­able!

March 8 & 29 — 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.

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,
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 #: ____________________________________