Announcements for May 12, 2019

Learn the History of Nestle Chocolate at Olivebranch Women’s Group Program

Monday, May 20 at 7:15 pm

Everyone is welcome to this local history program.

Historian Jim Farfaglia will present his book, Nestlé in Fulton, New York: How Sweet It Was. He will share interviews with former Nestlé workers, research of the company’s 100 years in Fulton, and his reflections of its enduring importance to Central New York. The book celebrates the workers of Nestle and the process of chocolate making.

Call the church at 315-457-5180 to let us know if you plan to attend.

Scholarship applications are due May 15

Active church members who are graduating from high school may apply. Call Karen Gloyd at 315-457-5180 for information.

24th annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, June 1

Cost is $11 for a full meal.  

Please sign up to help.

Limited quantity.

Served 12 to 4 pm only.

You can reserve yours now!

Please bring in flowers on May 26

During worship on May 26, everyone is invited to bring flowers to the altar in honor of loved ones that have passed away. Following the services that day, the Hospitality and Fellowship Committee will arrange these donated flowers to be delivered to our homebound and nursing-home resident members. 

Help is needed to deliver the flowers. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall today if you could deliver an arrangement or two. Share God’s blessing with those that cannot attend worship.

   Call the office at 315-457-5180 for information.

DVDs of Palm Sunday cantata are available

Recordings of the Palm Sunday worship & Choir Cantata are available in the church office (315-457-5180).

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.

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.

Videos of May 5 worship are on YouTube

Childrens’ Message “A Special Time With Jesus”

Sermon “Come and Have Breakfast”

Complete Worship Service

“What This Church Means To Me” – Bill Patton

Snowbird Reception

June 4 at 6:30 pm

Anyone that traveled to a warmer climate this past winter – plus those who want to reconnect with them – are invited to gather for strawberries, cake, and conversation. Call the church at 315-457-5180 or sign up in Fellowship Hall. Hosted by the Hospitality & Fellowship Committee.  

Senior Ministries Update

Today is the final day to make your reservation for the Wednesday, June 5, lunch at the Euclid Restaurant plus speaker from the Town of Clay. Tea, dessert and tour will follow at the Schroeppel Mansion. The Town of Scrroeppel Historian will speak after the tours. The church bus will transport the 14 most needy round trip while providing shuttle service from the Euclid to the Schroppel Mansion for the rest of guests – one mile north.  $25 per person. 

We need 10 more people to make this a GO.

The church bus will be available for people who wish to ride from church to the Euclid. Please let Sarah know if you plan on riding. Arrive at the church at 10:45 with departure at 11 am. Bill Mann will be driving the bus. If you haven’t made a reservation & would like to go because of the availability of the bus – make your checks payable to LFUMC Senior Ministries and put in the Senior Ministries mailbox TODAY.  $25 pp for buffet lunch, lectures, tour & dessert.

Sunday, June 23

Dinner Cruise On Skaneateles Lake

This is open to people of all ages.

Cost is $60 per person.

Your own transportation is required – attendees need to arrive at the dock (West Genesee Street/Route 20) at 4:15 pm. There are benches to sit on while you wait to board.


(choose one of the following and write it on your check): Prime rib, chicken breast with marsala pan sauce, or vegetarian lasagna.

Your check received is your reservation. Please include your phone #. All checks must be received by Sunday, May 19.

There are 14 seats available for the June 28 Cortland Repertory’s production of Legally Blonde the Musical and dinner at the Sherman House. Last day to make a reservation is Sunday, May 19.

Information for all events is on the table in Fellowship Hall.

How to contact church staff

Please note that some email addresses have changed

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

Dr. Brian Homan 

Karen Gloyd

Kate Smith 

Elizabeth Mengel 

Nancy B. James

Bill Young 

Drop off worn American flags at library

All 32 Onondaga County public libraries are collecting worn or faded American flags through May 22 to be respectfully retired at the 2019 Memorial Watchfire. The ceremony is sponsored by the Central New York Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America and honors the military tradition of starting a fire after battle to help soldiers find their comrades. It is scheduled for May 26 in the Veterans Memorial Watchfire Park at the New York State Fairgrounds. The ceremony begins at sunset. During the day there will be raffles, a motorcycle ride and entertainment for families. Admission is free and there will be food available to purchase. Veterans and non-veterans of all ages are invited.

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.

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.

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 qualifyingstudents in Syracuse. Information is in the church corridor.

PEACE senior luncheon – Mondays at noon

For seniors age 60 and older. Call PEACE at 315-470-3331 to reserve a meal. Suggested contribution, $3. Spouses & guests under age 60 welcome for suggested $6. Menu for May 13: turkey and spinach on kaiser roll, roasted red pepper spread, potato medley, vegetables, tapioca pudding.

Register for UMC summer camp

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