Announcements for June 16, 2019

All welcome to participate in 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.

Summer Worship Schedule begins June 23

June 23   10 am – 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 – Judy Lieber-Butler will preach
July 7      10 am – Pastor Bob Vizthum will preach his first sermon; welcome reception during coffee hour at 11 am
The 8:15 am Prayer & Holy Communion service continues meeting in the Downstairs Chapel throughout the summer.

Last day of 9:30 am Sunday school is today

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 is July 7 – August 18 

Summer Sundays for children will be held at 10 am beginning 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 the program, contact Karen Gloyd at 315-457-5180.

Help feed the hungry on June 30: Prepare sandwiches for the Samaritan Center 

Outreach is leading an effort to make sandwiches for those in need right here in Syracuse by making sandwiches for the Syracuse Samaritan Center. On June 30, after worship services, we plan on making up to 250 sandwiches to be delivered the next day to the Samaritan Center. We will do this in the church kitchen. All members of Liverpool First are encouraged to participate. Many hand make light work. More information will be forthcoming over the next few weeks and you can check the Outreach bulletin board. Let’s gather together to do God’s work

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.

Delta Sonic car wash coupons on sale

Perfect for giving to a 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.

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 9 worship videos are on YouTube

9:30 am Childrens’ Message “What Is Pentecost?”

9:30 am Sermon “Invitation to the Party”

9:30 am Complete Worship Service

CHURCH PICNIC: July 21 at noon at Clay Central Park

Summer LIFE will meet on Sundays from 10 – 11 am from June 30 to August 25. 

They will also meet on Fridays at 6 pm.

Teens in grades 7 – 12 are invited to attend either or both times!

Volunteer with Youth Praise Band

We have 6 high school age members that want to have a Praise Band here at Liverpool First,  but they need an adult in the group with some musical knowledge. 

If you have some musical talent, please prayerfully consider helping these young people in their budding ministry. 

I will continue to attend practices and will be responsible for the
non-music part of praise band.

You may contact me at or Nancy B. James at

Or call the church at 315-457-5180.


Darlene Patton