Announcements for June 30, 2019

Sum­mer Wor­ship is at 10 am

The nurs­ery is open through­out the sum­mer dur­ing the 10 am wor­ship ser­vice.

Sum­mer Sun­days Chil­dren’s Pro­gram: July 7 — August 18 at 10 am

For chil­dren who just com­plet­ed kinder­garten — 6th grade. Have chil­dren dress com­fort­ably as some ses­sions involve out­side activ­i­ties.

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

Help pre­pare sand­wich­es for the hun­gry 

Out­reach will lead a sand­wich mak­ing project for the Syra­cuse Samar­i­tan Cen­ter today. After wor­ship ser­vices, at 11:30 am, help pre­pare up to 250 sand­wich­es to be deliv­ered on Mon­day to the Samar­i­tan Cen­ter. We will do this in our own kitchen. All mem­bers of Liv­er­pool First are encour­aged to par­tic­i­pate. Please join us to do God’s work.

Pas­tor Bob Vizthum will preach July 7

Pas­tor Bob Vizthum will preach his first ser­mon next Sun­day at 10 am. A wel­come recep­tion will fol­low dur­ing cof­fee hour at 11 am. Wear your name tag and come greet him while enjoy­ing straw­ber­ries, angel food cake, and real whipped cream pre­pared by the Hos­pi­tal­i­ty Team. In Sep­tem­ber, as the church returns to the fall/winter sched­ule and Sun­day School for all ages resumes, there will be a full recep­tion and SPRC looks for­ward to a for­mal wel­come.

Delta Son­ic

Time is run­ning out to pur­chase $5 BOGO coupons good on ANY Delta Son­ic ser­vice — car wash, inte­ri­or clean­ing, etc.  Keep your car look­ing new­er longer. Cur­rent coupons good for $5 off through the end of July. $2 off after that through end of Sep­tem­ber.

Sum­mer Bar­be­cues: July 25 & August 22

Dri­ve-up for take­out

$6 per half chick­en

50 cent sides (baked beans, cole slaw, roll, cook­ie, bot­tled water).

3 to 6 pm or sold out 

Dri­ve to the rear por­ti­co to pick up.

RESERVE yours now on the clip­boards pro­vid­ed, or just come to church those Thurs­day after­noons.

Call 315–457-5180 for infor­ma­tion.

CHURCH PICNICJuly 21 at noon at Clay Cen­tral Park

A sign up sheet will soon be post­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall.
Meat, rolls, and paper prod­ucts will be pro­vid­ed.
Please sign up to bring a dish to share.

Farewell note from Pas­tor Bri­an 

Dear friends at Liv­er­pool First,

I can­not ade­quate­ly describe my fam­i­ly’s and my appre­ci­a­tion for the won­der­ful farewell you pro­vid­ed for us. I thor­ough­ly enjoyed mini golf and out­door laser tag with our won­der­ful teens, and their lead­er­ship in my clos­ing ser­vice. I will miss their enthu­si­asm, gift­ed­ness, and fel­low­ship.

Our heart was deeply warmed by the farewell lun­cheon pro­vid­ed by our Mon­day after­noon Through the Bible study. I enjoyed our week­ly study and our progress begun two years ago that start­ed in Gen­e­sis and brings us to the Book of Daniel. I do not know of many pas­tors who can cel­e­brate lead­ing a Bible study of 24 won­der­ful peo­ple at one time. I place your spir­i­tu­al care into the capa­ble hands of pas­tor Bob, whom I know will be equal­ly as blessed, as you have blessed my life.

I thank the Staff Parish Rela­tions Team, the Hos­pi­tal­i­ty Team and the entire con­gre­ga­tion that pro­vid­ed a mem­o­rable recep­tion for my fam­i­ly after last Sun­day’s ser­vice. The cards, let­ters and gifts are too numer­ous to respond to indi­vid­u­al­ly, but are cher­ished. I appre­ci­ate you so much and will con­tin­ue to pray for your growth in faith and min­istry.

I am hon­ored to have served as your pas­tor and thank God that it was in his plan, for both you and me, that we should spend this time togeth­er. I now look for­ward to being your friend rather than your pas­tor.


Pas­tor Bri­an Homan

Join faith friends at a Syra­cuse Mets game

Tues­day July 23rd is Unit­ed Methodist Church night at NBT Sta­di­um as the Syra­cuse Mets take on the Indi­anapo­lis Indi­ans. Join fel­low Methodists from our church and oth­er Cen­tral New York Methodist church­es to cheer on the Mets and have a night of fun at the ball­park.

Events for the night include:

- Start­ing at 4:45 pm, come to the tail­gate par­ty in the park­ing lot spon­sored by the Cross­roads Dis­trict Unit­ed Methodist Men. Bring a dish to pass, your own bev­er­ages and table ser­vice, and enjoy com­pli­men­ta­ry hot dogs and coneys pro­vid­ed by the UMM in exchange for dona­tion of a non-per­ish­able food item for the Food Bank of Cen­tral NY.

- If you are inter­est­ed, join in singing of the Nation­al Anthem at home plate at 6:15 pm.

- Game time is 6:35 pm. Watch as Pas­tor Bri­an Homan throws out the cer­e­mo­ni­al first pitch!  Say a silent prayer that he can get it over home plate.

Tick­ets will be on sale for $10 in Fel­low­ship Hall begin­ning Sun­day July 7th. Go Mets!

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. 

Dar­lene Pat­ton will attend prac­tices and be respon­si­ble for the non-music part of praise band.

Please con­tact her or Nan­cy B. James at the church at 315–457-5180.

Senior Min­istries Update

We are accept­ing reser­va­tions for the fol­low­ing:

Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 7

Motor Coach to Lake George

$70 per per­son

Lun­cheon cruise on the Lac Du Saint Sacre­ment

Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 18

Motor Coach trip to

Made in Amer­i­ca Store & Hid­den Val­ley Ani­mal Adven­ture

$65 per per­son

Joint trip with St. Joseph the Work­er Seniors

Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 5

Motor Coach to Old Forge

Lunch at VanAuken’s Inne & Train ride from Then­dara Train Sta­tion to Otter Lake and back

Shop­ping at “The Old Forge Hard­ware”

$65 per per­son

For detailed infor­ma­tion on the trips pick up a fly­er from our binder in the church Fel­low­ship Hall.

All trips for June, July & August are closed