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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
Karen Gloyd firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Smith email@example.com
Elizabeth Mengel firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy B. James email@example.com
Bill Young firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 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.
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; email@example.com) 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 #: ____________________________________