Announcements for July 28, 2019

Sophie Graze Schol­ar­ships award­ed today

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the win­ners of the 2019 Sophie Graze Schol­ar­ships for first year col­lege atten­dance: Jarred King — attend­ing RIT for com­put­er engi­neer­ing, Pauli­na Pat­ton — attend­ing the New York Acad­e­my of Dra­mat­ic Arts, and Desiree Holz — attend­ing Itha­ca Col­lege for jour­nal­ism. 

Con­tact Pas­tor Bob or a Trustee if you wish to help the Graze Fund grow, or leave a lega­cy of your own.

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

The ear­ly gath­er­ing for prayer and Holy Com­mu­nion in the chapel takes place at 8:15 am in July, and at 8:45 am through­out the month of August.

Sum­mer LIFE meets Sun­days at 10 am & Fri­days at 6 pm in July & August.

Teens in grades 7 — 12 invit­ed!

Meet & Greet with Pas­tor Bob Vizthum

Wednes­day, August 28 Start­ing at 6:30 pm

Meet Pas­tor Bob in an infor­mal set­ting in the church Memo­r­i­al Lounge. 

Enjoy cook­ies and cof­fee pro­vid­ed by mem­bers of SPRC. Par­tic­i­pa­tion is lim­it­ed to 20 peo­ple. Please sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall or call the church 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. Out­reach mem­bers are avail­able in Fel­low­ship Hall after ser­vices to col­lect dona­tions. Need­ed: hot dogs, rolls, choco­late chip cook­ies, baked beans, pota­to chips, and water­mel­on. If you have ques­tions or would like to serve on
August 4, con­tact Jen­nifer Holmes at (or any oth­er Out­reach mem­ber). 

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.

Olive Branch Women’s Group gath­er­ings begin Sep­tem­ber 23

Olive Branch is open to all women. It meets one Mon­day a month, begin­ning at 5:30 pm with appe­tiz­ers fol­lowed by a light potluck or catered din­ner at 6 pm. There is a dif­fer­ent and inter­est­ing pro­gram every month from 7:15 to 8 pm. New and excit­ing pro­grams are being planned for this year. As soon as they are con­firmed, a pro­gram book­let will be dis­trib­uted. This year, Deb­bie Chriss­ley, Kay Phillips, Vick­ie Good­win, and Gin­ny Tilden are sched­ul­ing the pre­sen­ters.

A group of more than 20 women divide into small groups to share din­ner respon­si­bil­i­ties each month. Cost for din­ner is $5. This con­tri­bu­tion is payable at the door. Reser­va­tions are required the week before so the chef knows how much to pre­pare.

Save these dates: Sep­tem­ber 23, Octo­ber 28, Novem­ber 25, Decem­ber 16, Jan­u­ary 27, Feb­ru­ary 24, March 23, April 27, May 18, and June 22.

Remem­ber to wear a name tag

Help Pas­tor Bob Vizthum get to know you by wear­ing a 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 one, please fill out a stick­er at the Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter table in the cor­ri­dor.

If you would like to have a name tag, con­tact Eliz­a­beth or Kate in the church office at 315–457-5180 ( or 

Or ask Kay Phillips or Gin­ny Tilden dur­ing cof­fee hour.


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

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. Menu for July 29 is veg­etable lasagne, spinach sal­ad, hon­ey­dew mel­on, and a whole wheat roll.

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.

Mark your cal­en­dars for

UMW’s annnu­al pro­gram


Mary Mag­da­lene — saint, dis­ci­ple, or vic­tim of mali­cious tweets?

Com­ing to the Fel­low­ship Hall on Octo­ber 26

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

Detailed fly­ers are in binder in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Dri­ve-up for take­out

$6 per half chick­en

50-cent sides: choice 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 on the clip­boards in hall­way, or just come to church that Thurs­day after­noon.

Call 315–457-5180 for infor­ma­tion.