Announcements for May 26, 2019

Stew­ard­ship Update — Please remem­ber to hand in pledge cards

We are com­ing to the con­clu­sion of our annu­al cam­paign.  Please prayer­ful­ly con­sid­er your com­mit­ment of trea­sure, time, and tal­ent over the next year. Your esti­mate of giv­ing card can be mailed, dropped off at the church, or placed in the offer­ing plate on Sun­day. We hope to have them all by the first week in June. Thank you and God bless you all!

All wel­come at Snow­bird Recep­tion — June 4 at 6:30 pm in the church Memo­r­i­al Lounge

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.  

Cards are being col­lect­ed for Pas­tor Bri­an Homan —  To be pre­sent­ed at good­bye recep­tion on June 23

Any­one wish­ing to offer notes, gift cards, or oth­er good­bye gifts may bring them to church on or before June 23 to be pre­sent­ed to Pas­tor Bri­an dur­ing the spe­cial cof­fee hour being planned in his hon­or that day. One wor­ship ser­vice will take place at 10 am that day (the start of the sum­mer sched­ule), and the recep­tion will fol­low at 11 am.

Ush­ers need­ed at June wor­ship ser­vices

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

June Wor­ship Sched­ule

June 2 9:30 & 11 am Pas­tor Bri­an Homan to preach

June 9 9:30 & 11 am — Pen­te­cost Sun­day Pas­tor Can­dace Lawrence to preach

June 16 9:30 & 11 am Pas­tor Blessed Sikhosana-Bird to preach

June 23 10 am (Sum­mer sched­ule begins)  Pas­tor Bri­an Homan and SPRC to cel­e­brate litany of farewell and send­ing forth. Recep­tion in hon­or of Pas­tor Bri­an and his famil­ly to fol­low at 11 am

June 30 10 am Judy Lieber-But­ler to preach

Wear Red for Pen­te­cost

Pen­te­cost Sun­day is June 9. We dress up for Christ­mas and we dress up for East­er. Let’s hon­or Pen­te­cost and dress up in some­thing red for this third great fes­ti­val of the church, and joy­ful­ly cel­e­brate the gift of the Holy Spir­it.

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.

Reserve yours by call­ing 315–457-5180.

SPRC invi­ta­tion to par­tic­i­pate

Tran­si­tion meet­ings will take place June 17 & 19

• June 17 — mem­bers of the Admin­is­tra­tive Coun­cil and SPRC, plus all oth­ers, are invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate

June 19 — for Admin­is­tra­tive Coun­cil & SPRC mem­bers

The Upper New York Con­fer­ence is facil­i­tat­ing the pas­toral tran­si­tion process with these meet­ings. Through this process, a con­gre­ga­tion receiv­ing a new pas­tor is assigned a con­sul­tant to guide the pas­tors, church lead­ers, and con­gre­ga­tion mem­bers involved in the tran­si­tion.

The Rev. Bob Kolvik-Camp­bell is our pas­toral tran­si­tion con­sul­tant. In the meet­ings, he will help pas­tors, lead­ers and con­gre­ga­tions say “good-bye” in a healthy way and get off to a great start with a new rela­tion­ship.

Meet­ing times will be announced soon.

The fol­low­ing videos of the May 19, 2019 9:30 am wor­ship ser­vice are now on YouTube:­plete Wor­ship Ser­vice­mon “Lov­ing Oth­ers FOR Jesus!”­ard­ship Moment giv­en by Ron Peck­ham

Women invit­ed to din­ner out — June 24

Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group end of year din­ner out will take place June 24 at San­tan­ge­los Restau­rant.

Sup­port Brown Memo­r­i­al UMC Mis­sion Trip

The Teen Life Skills Group at Brown Memo­r­i­al UMC is rais­ing funds to par­tic­i­pate in a mis­sion trip in July. The group will be led by Pas­tor BJ Nor­rix. They are host­ing a Spaghet­ti Din­ner on June 15 at Belle­vue UMC (4–7 pm) and a Beau­ti­ful Mess Con­cert on June 21 at Uni­ver­si­ty UMC (7 pm).For infor­ma­tion, con­tact the church at 315–457-5180.

Musi­cians need­ed!

Musi­cians are need­ed to lead our youth and praise band for the con­tem­po­rary wor­ship on Wednes­day nights. Whether you play piano, gui­tar, per­cus­sion — any­thing! Our youth praise band is small but mighty and needs some adult musi­cal lead­er­ship. For infor­ma­tion, con­tact direc­tor of music min­istries, Nan­cy B. James at

Reg­is­ter for UMC sum­mer camp

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

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.

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.

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.

Franklin Gra­ham to be in Syra­cuse May 30

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. For infor­ma­tion, con­tact the church at
315–457-5180 or vis­it

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 

Wood­work­ers need­ed

For some time, there has been an active group of men at our church who have tak­en on tasks involv­ing wood­work­ing. Some of the past projects include: rebuild­ing the bell gaze­bo that sits on the front lawn of the church on Oswego Street; build­ing the “old rugged cross” that sits in the back yard; design­ing and build­ing the com­mu­nion table; build­ing a stor­age rack for the brass pew-end can­de­labras; design­ing and build­ing the rail­ings adja­cent to the pul­pit and lectern; and mak­ing wood­en toys that are sold as a fund rais­er. 

Some mem­bers of the group with very good skills, and with the best equipped shops, have moved south, leav­ing us lim­it­ed in capa­bil­i­ty. We’ve been asked to take on a project to enhance our sanc­tu­ary. If you have abil­i­ties in wood work­ing, either as a pro­fes­sion­al or a hob­by, and have access to good tools and equip­ment, please con­sid­er work­ing with us. 

Con­tact Rich Ertinger for infor­ma­tion:

Every­one invit­ed — anniver­sary cel­e­bra­tion

Pas­tor Blessed and Bernie Bird invite every­one to attend a cel­e­bra­tion of their first wed­ding annniver­sary on Sat­ur­day, June 15, at the church. Begin­ning at 2 pm with a renew­al of vows, it also includes a cook­out.

Sum­mer gar­den­ing help need­ed

Helpers are need­ed to weed and water the church gar­den and planters dur­ing the hot sum­mer. You can leave your name with Kate or Eliz­a­beth in the office if inter­est­ed in tak­ing a turn. Call the church at 315–457-5180.

Delta Son­ic car wash coupons on sale June 2

Per­fect for giv­ing to the “Dad” of your choice or to keep your car look­ing good all sum­mer. Buy one for $5 and get a sec­ond coupon free. Good toward any ser­vice at any Delta Son­ic. Good at full face val­ue for 2 months. Then $2 off on each coupon for 2 more months.

Trav­el to Ober­am­mer­gau Ger­many to see the 2020 Pas­sion Play

This play was first per­formed in 1634. It result­ed from a vow made by the inhab­i­tants of the vil­lage that if God spared them from the effects of the bubon­ic plague then sweep­ing the region they would per­form a pas­sion play every ten years. It is per­formed in the years end­ing in 0 in the vil­lage of Ober­am­mer­gau, Ger­many.

Cicero UMC is plan­ning a group trip June 29 — July 5, 2020

Orga­nized by Rose Ather­ton, the trip also includes trav­el through the Swiss Alps & Ger­many. They invite any­one from Liv­er­pool UMC to come. Reser­va­tions are due by June 3.315–440-9909 or

Learn about the pas­sion play at