Announcements for June 9, 2019

All wel­come to par­tic­i­pate

Pas­tor tran­si­tion meet­ings: June 17 & 19 at 7 pm

June 17 in the Sanc­tu­ary — For mem­bers of the Admin­is­tra­tive Coun­cil, SPRC, and all oth­er church mem­bers Cof­fee and refresh­ments will be avail­able in fel­low­ship hall before and after the meet­ing

June 19 in Down­stairs The­ater Room — For mem­bers of the Admin­is­tra­tive Coun­cil & SPRC

Cof­fee and refresh­ments will be served dur­ing the meet­ing

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 from UMC in Sher­rill is our pas­toral tran­si­tion con­sul­tant. In the meet­ings he will help pas­tors, lead­ers, and con­gre­ga­tions be aware of the nor­mal griev­ing process, help us say good­bye in a healthy way, and help us get off to a great start with a new rela­tion­ship.

Our new pas­tor, Bob Vizthum, who arrives July 1 and gives his first ser­mon July 7, will be with us in the meet­ings.

Upcom­ing Wor­ship Sched­ule

June 9 9:30 & 11 am -Pas­tor Can­dace Lawrence

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

June 23 10 am (sum­mer sched­ule) — Pas­tor Bri­an Homan and SPRC cel­e­brate litany of farewell and send­ing forth. Recep­tion for Pas­tor Bri­an and his fam­i­ly to fol­low at 11 am

June 30 10 am (sum­mer sched­ule) — Judy Lieber-But­ler

July 7   10 am (sum­mer sched­ule) — Pas­tor Bob Vizthum to preach his first ser­mon; wel­come recep­tion dur­ing cof­fee hour at 11 am

Last week of Sun­day school is June 16

The last day of our tra­di­tion­al Sun­day School pro­gram is June 16. On July 7 at 10 am, our Sum­mer Sun­days pro­gram for K‑6th grade will begin. The nurs­ery will remain open through­out the sum­mer dur­ing the 10 am wor­ship ser­vice.

Sum­mer Sun­days Chil­dren’s Pro­gram July 7 — August 18 

Sum­mer Sun­days for chil­dren will be held at 10 am begin­ing July 7 and con­tin­u­ing through August 18 for chil­dren who are cur­rent­ly in kinder­garten through 6th grade. Have chil­dren dress com­fort­ably as some class ses­sions may involve out­side activ­i­ties.

If you have ques­tions or if your child is aged 7th grade or old­er and would like to assist with this pro­gram, please con­tact Karen Gloyd at 315–457-5180.

Cards are being col­lect­ed for Pas­tor B for a bas­ket at good­bye cof­fee hour on June 23

Any­one wish­ing to offer notes, gift cards, or oth­er good­bye gifts may bring them to church on June 23 to be placed in a bas­ket for Pas­tor Bri­an dur­ing the spe­cial cof­fee hour to be held in his hon­or. 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.

Notes for Pas­tor B: If you wish to send a note to Pas­tor Bri­an, there are blank cards and think­ing of you cards avail­able to pick up in Fel­low­ship Hall diur­ing cof­fee hour today. You may place them in the bas­ket pro­vid­ed at cof­fee hour for Pas­tor Bri­an and his fam­i­ly on June 23.

Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group din­ner out — June 24 at 6 pm at San­tan­ge­los Restau­rant in Liv­er­pool

Call Don­na Auy­er at 315–451-7359 by June 20 to reserve your seat. Olive­branch will sup­ple­ment the cost of din­ners; every­one will order from the menu.

June 2 wor­ship videos are on YouTube

youtu.be/G05r9CfFcu8 9:30am Ser­mon “What Are You Wait­ing For?”

youtu.be/gveDhYTw7o8 9:30am Com­plete Wor­ship Ser­vice

Church Pic­nic: July 21 at Clay Park Cen­tral on Wet­zel Road in Liv­er­pool

Plan to spend the after­noon with church friends!

Delta Son­ic car wash coupons on sale

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.

Senior Min­istries Update

Sat­ur­day, July 13 — Motor Coach trip to Albany

Tour the USS Slater — the only destroy­er escort remain­ing afloat in the US; Lun­cheon Cruise on Albany’s River­boat   Cost is $60 per per­son

DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS IS JUNE 13.

Wednes­day, July 31 — Motor Coach trip to Auburn

MGR’s pro­duc­tion of Grand Hotel & din­ner at Las­ca’s.  Cost is $70 per per­son

DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS IS JUNE 13.

Details are in a 3‑ring binder in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Your check received is your reser­va­tion.

Make payable to LFUMC Senior Min­istries and leave in church mail­box or mail to Sarah B.

Wood­work­ers need­ed

Mem­bers of the Unit­ed Methodist Men’s Club have been asked to take on a project to enhance our sanc­tu­ary. If you have wood work­ing skills and access to good tools and equip­ment, please con­sid­er help­ing. Con­tact Rich Ertinger for infor­ma­tion at 315–263-5672 or rertinge@twcny.rr.com

Con­sid­er giv­ing to the church with your IRA Save on tax­es

by Rich Ertinger, LFUMC Finan­cial Sec­re­tary

   A pos­si­ble income tax sav­ing strat­e­gy for your offer­ings to our church, or any char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tion, is to uti­lize your IRA. If you are age 70 and 1/2, or old­er, and have an IRA, fed­er­al law requires that you make an annu­al Required Min­i­mum Dis­tri­b­u­tion (RMD) with­draw­al from your IRA account. Instead of tak­ing all of your RMD your­self, you can ask your bank, bro­ker­age, or finan­cial insti­tu­tion that man­ages your IRA, to send a por­tion of the RMD direct­ly to a qual­i­fied char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tion (our church is qual­i­fied). Doing this will reduce your report­ed income for the year, which then reduces your income tax­es and per­haps even drops you into a low­er tax brack­et. This strat­e­gy became pop­u­lar for the 2018 tax year when the fed­er­al stan­dard deduc­tion was increased to the point where item­iz­ing deduc­tions was no longer the best path for many peo­ple.

  If you decide that this strat­e­gy works for your per­son­al finan­cial sit­u­a­tion, it prob­a­bly makes sense to ful­fill your pledge to the church via a sin­gle annu­al pay­ment, as opposed to week­ly, or even month­ly, offer­ings. The main point to remem­ber is that the pay­ment from your IRA must be made direct­ly to the char­i­ty, not to you, in order for this to com­ply with fed­er­al tax laws.

Sup­port Brown Memo­r­i­al UMC July 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 call 315–457-5180.