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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.