Announcements for February 10, 2019

Technical help needed during worship

The use of power point in the church service is an important tool to lead us in worship and keep us informed about church events and activities. The Worship Team is looking for a few people to assist in worship by running the power point during the 9:30 am service. The task is simply to run the slides. There is no production of power point slides required. Pastor Brian will show you how the system works.  We hope to put together a group of tech assistants to share is this work. Please see Candace Lawrence, Worship Committee Chair, or Pastor Brian if you would like to serve in worship in this way.

Project Christina Supports foster children

Donate toys, books, tote bags for children in need

During February, help foster children through Project Christina. Show love to children entering foster care by donating a stuffed toy, children’s book or reuseable tote bag. Collection box at Senior Ministries’ table in Fellowship Hall.

Help Wanted: Youth Ministry Director

Director of Youth Ministries would lead a teen ministry weekly program of prayer, Bible Study, service, leadership, fellowship, and program meetings, mission, and service activities. The church is seeking two-year commitment. Deadline for application is February 14. Call 315-457-5180.

Information about The Way Forward

A special General Conference session of the United Methodist Church will be held February 23-26 to consider The Way Forward concerning the church’s stance on homosexuality. To review the three options to be considered, visit the Upper New York Conference website at unyumc.org. A description of the three plans is also at the Information Center in the church corridor.

The following is a letter written by the Bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church.

We bid you grace and peace from the Lord Jesus Christ:

    During the Northeastern College of Bishops meeting, January 28-30, we your Bishops prayed for the Church and in particular the clergy and laity of the Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church.

    As the Special Session of the General Conference in St. Louis, MO, February 23-26, 2019, is just days away, we invite each congregation and every member to join us in even deeper and more fervent prayer. We seek your prayers as the delegates receive and act upon the report from The Commission on a Way Forward and corresponding petitions. Along with the Apostle Paul, we pray that the “God of hope will fill you with all joy and peace in faith so that you overflow with hope in the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 CEB). 

    Please lift this session of holy conferencing in prayer in each of your churches this Sunday and throughout the week. On Saturday, February 23, the General Conference will dedicate the entire day to prayer. This will be available through live-streaming (umc.org) and we invite as many as possible to pray along with the Conference delegates, Bishops and attendees. 

    We are confident that God will work all things together for good as God’s people are faithful in prayer and obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit. As John Wesley said, “Best of all, God is with us.”

Futures Team to study church potential

On December 10, 2018, the church Administrative Council  decided to study the needs of our community and the present ministry of the church, to propose changes necessary to assure our impact for Christ. This process will be done in conjunction with the Vital Congregations Team of the Annual Conference led by Reverend Aaron Bouwens. 

    The Futures Task Force includes: Charles McChesney, Pat Toukatly, Karen Gloyd, Eric Holmes, Bill Patton, Pat Cupernall, Robin Folk, and  Miguel Patino. They will work over the next 18 months to review, discern and propose changes in ministry for our leaders to consider. Please pray for the team and their work.

Game Bonanza Sunday, February 24

Beginning at noon.Lunch & snacks included.

Join us to play board games.

Senior Ministries Update – New Events

Reservations/checks are being received now for the April 26th 50’s Dinner catered by LFUMC Men’s Club. Program: The Story of the Schulbert Brothers presented by Gregg Tripoli, Onondaga Historical Association Executive Director. This is a popular event so don’t delay. Maximum seating is 100. It is open to all ages. The meal will be served family style.

New trips just added (see flyers in Fellowship Hall binder)

September 7: Motor coach to Lake George for lunch cruise

September 18: Join St. Joseph the Worker Seniors – Made
in America Store & Hidden Valley Animal Adventure in Elma

October 5: Motor coach to Old Forge – train ride from Thendara Station, lunch at Van Aukens Inne, shopping at Old Forge Hardware

Lenten Fish Dinners – March 8 & March 29

Haddock dinners with fish fresh from Boston, homemade three-cheese macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, Italian bread, dessert. Eat in or take out. Volunteer sign-ups are posted in Fellowship Hall. Please help your church by attending and / or helping! Meals cost $11, or for ages 6-12 $5, ages 5 and under FREE. Pre-order and Pre-pay on Sundays in Fellowship Hall (or return form below, with payment, by March 4 (for March 8) or March 25 (for March 29).

Fish Dinner Order

Circle Date:     March 8      March 29

Name ____________________________________

Phone Number _____________________________

Dine In Take Out

Adult ________ ________

Child age 6-12 ________ ________

Child 5 & under FREE ________ ________

Total $__________

Volunteers needed Sundays at 11 am 

Volunteers are urgently needed to usher at the 11 am worship service. Contact Tom Pelkey at 315-559-3832 or add your name to the usher schedule on the Fellowship Hall sign up sheet, posted on the bulletin board.

Household supplies needed

Olivebranch Women’s Group’s February 25 program is about Adult & Teen Challenge, an addiction-treatment program based on God’s word. It has a 75% cure rate. The live-in program needs dish soap, bleach, toilet tissue, tissues, paper towels, and other cleaning products. Please place in collection basket in the hallway.

Prayer Room is open for everyone

Everyone is welcome to visit the church Prayer Room, located off Fellowship Hall. Open Sunday mornings and during office hours (9 am to 3 pm Monday-Thursday, 9 am to noon Friday), it contains prayer guides, devotional books, and other resources. Call the church at 315-457-5180 for information.

PEACE senior luncheon – Mondays at noon

Call PEACE, Inc. at 315-470-3331 to reserve a meal. Suggested contribution, $3. February 11 meal: chicken a la king, biscuit, asparagus, peaches.

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

Blessings in a Backpack is collecting easy-open canned pasta w/sauce, any variety. Liverpool BIB provides weekend food for qualifying students in Syracuse. Information is at the collection bin in the church hallway.

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. Call 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.

Safe Sanctuary Training – March 2

At Syracuse Brown Memorial UMC. Contact Lori at lwyman@twcny.rr.com to attend. Required for volunteers and staff that work with children and vulnerable adults.

Tie knots with the Prayer Quilt Ministry

Volunteers tie quilts together with square knots (meets Tuesdays at 10 am). Call 315-457-5180.

Pastor Homan available by appointment 

To meet Monday, Wednesday, or Friday mornings, call him at 315-457-5180 or 315-345-6534 to make appointment.

Register for Summer Camp

Registration is open for 2019 Summer Camp & Retreat programs of the Upper New York Camp & Retreat Ministries (CRM). CRM offers classic favorites and new adventures. All programs offer opportunities for spiritual growth and renewal, and diverse styles of meaningful worship. Campers learn how God calls us to transform our communities through generosity, compassion, inclusion, justice, and forgiveness. Details available at campsandretreats.org. Or, contact CRM at info@campsandretreats.org or 1-855-414-6400.

Liverpool First UMC hosts safety training

Liverpool Police Department will present CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event) at 7 pm February 12 OR February 28. The same training is offered both nights; attendance is not needed both times. Registration is required. FREE. Participants will be taught how to survive many types of public emergencies, not just a shooting. While churches are among the safest public buildings, emergencies occur anywhere. Call 315-457-5180 to register.

Midweek Worship – Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Join us for a half hour of contemporary praise led by the LIFE Praise Team beginning at 6:30 pm, followed by teaching by Pastor Brian Homan. DELTA for children is offered during the service in the education space downstairs.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

March 5      5 to 7 pm

Enjoy pancakes, sausages, applesauce, and beverages prepared and served by members of the Outreach & Missions Commission. A free-will offering will be accepted to support mission projects.

Thanks for soup donations

Thanks to all who donated soup to the “Souper Bowl of caring”. The majority of cans were placed on the table in support of the LA Rams …oh, well. Soup was distributed to St. Joseph’s Church food pantry and to Seymour School in Syracuse to be included in children’s weekend food bags.

February 3, 2019 Worship service now available on YouTube

youtu.be/Tp6dggtJY1w    9:30 am Childrens’ Message 

youtu.be/dIRifL5tN5A      9:30 am Sermon The Making Of Revival 

youtu.be/fCQGW1z2J6o  9:30am Complete Worship Service

Sponsor Sunday Altar Flowers

Honor a loved one in recognition of a birthday, anniversary, or other event. Some dates fill early, so if there is a specific date that you would like to sponsor, call 315-457-5180, write 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 #: ____________________________________