Picnic is today at noon!
Meet at Clay Park Central.
A pavilion is reserved for the church — it is near the Henry Clay Boulevard Entrance. A playground is nearby and there are games planned for children. Bring a lawn chair and a dish to pass.
Chicken Barbecues — July 25 & August 22
Drive-up for takeout
$6 per half chicken
50-cent sides (choices of baked beans, cole slaw, roll, cookie, bottled water)
3 to 6 pm or sold out
Drive to the rear portico to pick up.
Reserve ahead by calling 315–457-5180, or just come to church those Thursday afternoons.
Call 315–457-5180 for information.
Join faith friends at a Syracuse Mets Baseball Game
Tuesday, July 23, is United Methodist Church night at NBT Stadium. The Syracuse Mets take on the Indianapolis Indians. Join Methodists from area churches for fun at the ballpark.
• Starting at 4:45 pm, join 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 wish, join in singing the National Anthem at home plate at 6:15 pm.
• Game time is 6:35 pm. Watch as Rev. Brian Homan throws out the ceremonial first pitch! Say a prayer that he can get it over home plate.
Tickets are on sale for $10 in Fellowship Hall.
Meet & Greet withPastor Bob Vizthum — Wednesdays, July 24 or August 28 — Starting at 6:30 pm
Meet Pastor Bob in an informal setting in Memorial Lounge. Enjoy cookies and coffee provided by members of SPRC. There is space for 20 people each night so you will have an opportunity to get to know him. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall.
Summer Worship is at 10 am
The nursery is open throughout the summer during the 10 am worship service.
Summer Sundays Children’s Program Through August 18 at 10 am
For children entering kindergarten-6th grade. Meets in the downstairs Gathering Room.
7th-12th graders meet downstairs in the Senior High room for LIFE
For details contact Karen Gloyd at 315–457-5180.
Church Nursery Volunteers Needed
Contact Karen Gloyd if you would help care for infants and toddlers during the 10 am Sunday worship service. Thank you!
Blessings in a Backpack food collection
During this summer, Blessings in a Backpack is collecting fruit and grain bars for Seymour School. Any brand or flavor is great – just no nuts. We do this so we will be ready to feed 200 children each weekend during the school year. Hungry children need to do schoolwork and not be
distracted by a “rumbling tummy”. Thank you for continued support of this program. Information is at the collection bin in the church corridor.
Please consider donating a food item for the Brown Memorial picnic on August 4
Outreach will prepare and serve Sunday dinner — a cookout — at Brown Memorial UMC on August 4. Please sign up on the Outreach bulletin board to provide food. Note the dates for when items are due. There will be Outreach members available in Fellowship Hall after services to collect your donations.
Needed: hot dogs, rolls, chocolate chip cookies, baked beans, potato chips, and watermelon.
Delta Sonic Car Wash Coupons for Sale
Purchase $5 BOGO coupons good on any service — wash, interior cleaning, etc. Coupons good for $5 off until August 7, and $2 off after that through September.
Remember to wear a name tag
Help Pastor Bob Vizthum get to know you by wearing your name tag.
Tags are stored somewhat alphabetically in the holders located in the main hall by the coat rack. You may return your tag to the holder most convenient for you (in the narthex, by the back elevator, or the main hall).
There are new purple ribbon cords on each rack for you to use should you wish.
If you don’t have a name tag, please fill out a sticker at the Information Center table in the main corridor.
If you would like to have a name tag, contact Elizabeth or Kate in the church office at 315–457-5180 (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
200th Anniversary Celebration — September, 2020
“ Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future”
Our congregation was formed in 1820. Next fall we will celebrate 200 years in Liverpool!
Susan Slenker, church librarian and historian, invites members of all commissions and committees, and any other interested church members, to join the 200th Committee. A number of people have expressed interest. Preliminary planning with Ginny Tilden this summer has led to an outline of a year-long celebration, where all main church events will carry a 200th anniversary logo, to emphasize this church’s ongoing history. Contact Ginny Tilden or Sue Slenker ASAP or leave your name with the church office staff at 315–457-5180.
First planning meeting is tentatively set for Tuesday, August 27, at 7 pm.
Live faith through action: Volunteer Opportunities
Christian Education & Family Ministries
Assist a teacher or serve as a substitute for Sunday morning or Wednesday evening programs, help set up or clean up from events, direct games, serve snacks, lead songs, monitor hallways, or welcome new families.
Contact Karen Gloyd 315–457-5180
Lead in Faith
Assist with worship, teach a short term Bible study for Advent or Lent, host a small group discussion.
Contact Pastor Bob Vizthum 315–457-5180
OR Sharon Hartman or any other Lay Leader
Help a Committee
Dinner/Fundraising, Outreach & Missions, Finance, Education, Library & Archives, Prayer Quilt Ministry, Prayerful Threads Knit & Crochet group, Office Helpers
Contact Kate Smith 315–457-5180
Share your Song
Wesley Bell Ringers, Chancel Choir, Praise Band
Contact Nancy B. James 315–457-5180
OR Becky Dunstone (Bells) 315–457-5180
Care for Others
Visit homebound and nursing home residents, prepare meals for those recovering from illness or surgery
Contact Lorrie LaDuke 315–457-5180
OR Tom Pelkey (meal program) 315–457-5180
Hospitality, Safety, & Welcoming
Greet at entrances, usher during worship, serve coffee and refreshments
Contact Lorrie LaDuke 315–457-5180
PEACE senior luncheon — Mondays at noon
For seniors age 60 and older. Call PEACE at 315–470-3331 to reserve a meal. Suggested contribution, $3.50. Spouses & guests under age 60 welcome for suggested $7.
Pick up a daily devotional guide
The July-August issue of the Upper Room is available in large print or pocket-size. Pick one up in the narthex or at the Information Center table in the main corridor. These are free, but donations are welcome at the Information Center.
Reserve a Sunday to purchase Altar Flowers
Sponsors needed for August 18 & September 29. To order flowers in memory or honor of someone, call the church at 315–457-5180. You may take the flowers after worship.
Save the date: CROP Walk is October 20!
Senior Ministries is 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
How to contact church staff
Church Office: 315–457-5180
Pastor Bob Vizthum: 717–885-3498
Karen Gloyd firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Smith email@example.com
Elizabeth Mengel firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy B. James email@example.com
Rev. Bob Vizthum firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Young email@example.com