Announcements for February 24, 2019

Shrove Tues­day Pan­cake Sup­per

March 5      5 to 7 pm

Pan­cakes, sausages, apple­sauce, bev­er­ages

Host­ed by the Out­reach & Mis­sions Com­mis­sion.

Free-will offer­ing will be accept­ed to sup­port mis­sions.

Can­ta­ta will be April 14 at 9:30 & 11 am

Our Chan­cel Choir will present a Palm Sun­day can­ta­ta titled, “It Is Fin­ished” A Tene­brae Ser­vice, by Mary McDon­ald. It will be accom­pa­nied by an instru­men­tal cham­ber ensem­ble.

Board Games & Piz­za — Feb­ru­ary 24 Begin­ning at noon in Fel­low­ship Hall

Reg­is­ter for Sum­mer Camp

Reg­is­tra­tion is open for 2019 Sum­mer Camps & Retreats in the Upper New York Camp & Retreat Min­istries. Vis­it, or call 1–855-414‑6400.

Free safe­ty train­ing — Feb­ru­ary 26 or 28

Liv­er­pool Police Depart­ment will present CRASE (Civil­ian Response to Active Shoot­er Event) at 7 pm Feb­ru­ary 26 and 28 (same pro­gram each night). Reg­is­tra­tion is required. 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.

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.

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.

Women’s Retreat: Be All That You Can Be

Sat­ur­day, May 4 — host­ed by the Unit­ed Methodist Women. More infor­ma­tion to fol­low. 

PEACE senior lun­cheon — Mon­days at noon

Call PEACE, Inc. at 315–470-3331 to reserve meal. Sug­gest­ed con­tri­bu­tion, $3. Feb­ru­ary 25 menu: Ital­ian sausage, pas­ta w/marinara sauce, veg­eta­bles, man­darin oranges, bread.

How to con­tact church staff 

Church Office: 315–457-5180; Pas­tor Homan: 315–345-6534

Dr. Bri­an Homan 

Karen Gloyd

Kate Smith 

Eliz­a­beth Men­gel 

Nan­cy B. James

Bill Young 

Lenten Fish Din­ners — March 8 & March 29

Had­dock din­ners with fish fresh from Boston, home­made 3‑cheese mac­a­roni & cheese, cole slaw, Ital­ian bread, dessert. Eat in or take out. Vol­un­teers, please sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall. Meals cost $11, or for ages 6–12 $5, ages 5 & 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 $__________

Tech­ni­cal help need­ed dur­ing wor­ship

The Wor­ship Team is seek­ing vol­un­teers to oper­ate the pow­er point pre­sen­ta­tion dur­ing the 9:30 am wor­ship ser­vice. There is no pro­duc­tion required. We will show you how the sys­tem works.  We hope to assem­ble a group of assis­tants to share in this work. Please see Can­dace Lawrence, Wor­ship Com­mit­tee Chair, or Pas­tor Bri­an if you can help.

St. Patrick­’s-themed fel­low­ship — March 16

Every­one is wel­come to a lun­cheon and movie day on
Sat­ur­day, March 16, at the church. Come for lunch at 11:30 am; movie will fol­low.

Safe Sanc­tu­ary Train­ing — March 2

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

SPRC aims to keep mem­bers informed

As this goes to press, mem­bers of the Staff Parish Rela­tions Com­mit­tee (SPRC) are vow­ing to keep you informed and share what we can share with you. After receiv­ing the news of Pas­tor Bri­an’s appoint­ment, Dis­trict Super­in­ten­dent, Nola Ander­son, called a meet­ing with SPRC.

    She pre­sent­ed the usu­al process and pro­to­col for change of pas­tors, explain­ing “itin­er­an­cy refers specif­i­cal­ly to that elders in the Methodist tra­di­tion com­mit to go and serve wher­ev­er they are need­ed. Appoint­ment is the action tak­en by bish­ops after review­ing church’s year­ly pro­file and con­fer­ence wide inputs. The Dis­trict Super­in­ten­dent con­veyed to SPRC that Pas­tor Bri­an accept­ed a posi­tion to anoth­er church, the appoint­ment made by Bish­op Mark Webb.

    First the Bishop/District Super­in­ten­dent noti­fies the pas­tor and the pas­tor noti­fies the SPRC, staff, and announces the appoint­ment to the con­gre­ga­tion. This is fol­lowed by a meet­ing with SPRC that the Dis­trict super­in­ten­dent calls. Our SPRC met with our DS Nola Ander­son on Feb­ru­ary 14 to review and assess the church pro­file. This assess­ment includes updat­ing the infor­ma­tion about our com­mu­ni­ty, it’s assets, chal­lenges, peo­ple not being reached. Also assessed are the church’s strengths, chal­lenges, oppor­tu­ni­ties, and the­o­log­i­cal stance. And final­ly the com­mit­tee and lay lead­er­ship, min­istries, and staff are reviewed.

    The Dis­trict Super­in­ten­dent presents this infor­ma­tion to the Cab­i­net and Bish­op to help them dis­cern the best rec­om­men­da­tion for a church pas­tor for LFUMC. The final part of the process involves the oppor­tu­ni­ty for SPRC to have a con­ver­sa­tion with the select­ed pas­tor. A deci­sion is made and after the select­ed pas­tor announces the appoint­ment to their church, the announce­ment will be made here.

    SPRC pledges to keep you informed. Nola Ander­son indi­cat­ed infor­ma­tion that is con­fi­den­tial and what is share­able. So hope­ful­ly by the time this is pub­lished we will have a new pas­tor to announce. We urge you to wor­ship strong and be part of the farewell and wel­com­ing tran­si­tion.

    SPRC com­mit­tee mem­bers are: Pat Cuper­nall, Bri­an Crispin, Susan Conover, Jason Hoy, Dave Lam­ber­son, Noah Lon­cosky, Eliz­a­beth Pati­no, Dar­lene Pat­ton, Kay Phillips, Pat Toukat­ly, Gin­ny Tilden, Chair

Futures Team to study church min­istries

In Decem­ber, the church Admin­is­tra­tive Coun­cil vot­ed to study the needs of our com­mu­ni­ty and the min­istries of the church, to pro­pose changes nec­es­sary to assure our impact for Christ. This process is 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, Sharon Hart­man, and Miguel Pati­no.

    They will review, dis­cern and pro­pose changes in min­istry for our lead­ers to con­sid­er. Please pray for the team and their work.

Learn about Teen Chal­lenge — Feb­ru­ary 25

Every­one is wel­come to learn about the mis­sion of Adult and Teen Chal­lenge, which helps peo­ple end the cycle of drug and alco­hol abuse and life con­trol­ling prob­lems. Pro­gram Direc­tor David Pilch and a grad­u­ate will speak at Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group on Feb­ru­ary 25 at 7:15 pm.

Sup­port refugees — learn how on March 10

Join your Out­reach Com­mis­sion in wel­com­ing Daryl Files to our church on March 10 at 2 pm. Daryl works with the inter­faith com­mu­ni­ty and will explain how we can help refugees. She will share sto­ries of fam­i­lies that have set­tled here and the new ones that are com­ing. There are many ways we can assist as a church com­mu­ni­ty.

Senior Min­istries 1950’s Din­ner & New Trip

April 26: Din­ner in Fel­low­ship Hall at 6 pm — $15 per per­son

Hoff­man hot dogs & coneys, salt pota­toes, mac­a­roni sal­ad, beans, chips, iced tea & lemon­ade, ice cream floats & ice cream. Pro­gram: The Sto­ry of the Schu­bert Broth­ers pre­sent­ed by Gregg Tripoli, Ononda­ga His­tor­i­cal Asso­ci­a­tion’s Exec­u­tive Direc­tor — Learn how Syra­cuse built Broad­way as we know it, and how the Jew­ish neigh­bor­hood of the 15th ward helped the Schu­bert Broth­ers cre­ate the largest the­atri­cal empire the world has ever know. Every­one of all ages is invit­ed to attend. Seat­ing is lim­it­ed so don’t delay!

New trip just added: to Cort­land on Fri­day, June 28, to see the musi­cal, Legal­ly Blonde, fol­lowed by din­ner at the Sher­man House. For infor­ma­tion on this and oth­er events, check out our table in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Project Christi­na sup­ports fos­ter chil­dren

Feb­ru­ary col­lec­tion con­clud­ing; new col­lec­tion in June

Show love to chil­dren enter­ing fos­ter care by donat­ing a stuffed toy, book, or tote bag. Col­lec­tion box is at the Senior Min­istries’ table in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Lenten Wor­ship begins on Ash Wednes­day

A tra­di­tion­al wor­ship ser­vice with Holy Com­mu­nion will take place at 7 pm on Wednes­days through­out Lent, begin­ning on Ash Wednes­day, March 6. Rev. Can­dace Lawrence and Organ­ist Bill Young will lead the wor­ship. 

    The DELTA chil­dren’s pro­gram is offered at the same time in the edu­ca­tion space, and the nurs­ery is open for infants and tod­dlers.

    A dif­fer­ent ser­vice will take place on March 20, when Bish­op Mark Webb will lead a region­al gath­er­ing with wor­ship and dis­cus­sion, also begin­ning at 7 pm.