Announcements for May 5, 2019

Spring Plant Sale – May 119 am – 3 pm in Johnson Park

The Outreach & Missions Committee will sell hanging baskets and pots of annuals including impatiens, geraniums, petunias, and more. Ready for Mother’s Day gifts or for your home Proceeds will be used to fund mission projects. Cash or checks are accepted.

Save the date: 24th Annual Chicken BBQ Saturday, June 1

Cost is $11 for a full meal.  

Please sign up to help.

Limited quantity. Served 11 am to 3 pm ONLY.

You can RESERVE yours NOW!

DVDs of Palm Sunday worship

Recordings of the Palm Sunday worship (including the Choir Cantata) are available to anyone wishing to view them. Pick them up in the church office or call 315-457-5180 for information.

View movie, Sampson, May 5 at 12:30 pm

View the Biblical-themed drama Sampson. Bring a bag lunch and meet in the downstairs gathering area to eat before the movie begins.

Sophie Graze College Scholarship – Applications due May 15

Active church members who are graduating from high school may apply. Applications are available in the office. Call 315-457-5180. Questions can be answered by Karen Gloyd.

Register for UMC summer camp

View programs of the Upper New York Camp & Retreat
Ministries at or call 1-855-414-6400.

Ushers needed for June worship services

Volunteers are needed to usher during worship services throughout May. Please sign up on the sheet posted in
Fellowship Hall, or contact Tom Pelkey for information.

Videos of April 28 worship are on YouTube

9:30am Scripture & Teaching

9:30am “What This Church Means To Me” by Zeke Gonzales

How to contact church staff

Please note that some email addresses have changed

Church Office: 315-457-5180
Pastor Homan:

Dr. Brian Homan 

Karen Gloyd

Kate Smith 

Elizabeth Mengel 

Nancy B. James

Bill Young 

Learn the History of Nestle Chocolate at Olivebranch Women’s Group Program & Meal: Monday, May 20 at 7:15 pm

Everyone is welcome to this local history program.

Women wishing to attend dinner (appetizers begin at 5:30 pm) should reserve a meal by  11 am on May 17 at 315-457-5180 or email

Historian Jim Farfaglia will present his latest book, Nestlé in Fulton, New York: How Sweet It Was. He will share interviews with former Nestlé workers, research of the company’s one hundred years in Fulton, and his personal reflections of its enduring importance to Central New York. The book celebrates and honors the workers of Nestle as he tells their story as they recall their work experiences and the process of chocolate making. He has interesting media and artifacts donated by the former employees. There are plans being made to recognize the continuing love for Nestle with a museum in Fulton.

Blessings in a Backpack is collecting soup

Blessings in a Backpack is collecting chicken noodle and vegetable beef soups in ready-to-serve cans, any brand, during May. Liverpool BIB provides weekend food for qualifying students in Syracuse.

Gift baskets for seniorsare ready for delivery.

Hospitality Committee members assembled them this week, and will coordinate delivery today. Please connect with them in Fellowship Hall if you can help deliver them to  homebound and nursing home resident members.

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.

Administrative Council will meet May 14

The church Administrative Council will meet at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 14, in the church Fellowship Hall. All church members may attend to discuss the programs and plans of the church (only Council members may vote on resolutions). Call 315-457-5180 for details.

Join us to attend Franklin Graham event

Franklin Graham will preach at the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview on May 30 as part of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Decision America Northeast Tour. To ride there on the church bus, contact the office at 315-457-5180. Visit for information.

PEACE senior luncheon – Mondays at noon

Call PEACE, Inc. at 315-470-3331 to reserve a meal. For seniors age 60 and older (spouses & guests under age 60 welcome for suggested $6). Suggested contribution, $3. Menu for May 6: battered cod filet, baked potato with sour cream & chives, mixed vegetables, vanilla ice cream.

Senior Ministries Event: Wednesday, June 5

Lunch at The Euclid Restaurant & Tour of Schroeppel Mansion (River Edge Bed & Breakfast)

$25 per person

Buffet Menu

Fried chicken, hot roast beef, baked ziti, chef salad, rolls and butter, coffee or tea

Attendees should arrive at The Euclid Restaurant on Route 31 in Clay for lunch at 11:30 am

The Town of Clay Historian will speak from 12:30 to 1 pm about the history of the area.

At 1 pm attendees will drive one mile north to the Schroeppel Mansion for a private tour, tea, and dessert.

At 3 pm the Town of Schroeppel Historian will speak until 3:30 pm

The Euclid is about a 15 minute drive from the village of Liverpool via Morgan Road.

The Church Bus is available for individuals needing transportation to and from the restaurant and B&B.

Checks (reservations) must be received by May 12.

Checks are payable to LFUMC Senior Ministries.

Leave in our mail box at church or mail to Sarah Bieling  2 Cty Rte 10, Pennellville NY 13132