Announcements for August 4, 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 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 8:45 am through­out August.

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

Teens in grades 7 — 12 invit­ed!

Get to know Pas­tor Bob Vizthum
at a Meet & Greet Recep­tion — 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.

Let us know if you need a meal
If you are recov­er­ing from ill­ness, surgery, or injury you may appre­ci­ate home-cooked meals. To receive meals from church vol­un­teers, con­tact the church at 315–457-5180.

This year’s CROP Hunger Walk is Octo­ber 20

walk begins at 1 pm at Ononda­ga Lake Park Wil­low Bay (Saw Mill Creek Shel­ter)Vis­it crophungerwalk.org/syracuseny/ for details and to make a dona­tion, start a per­son­al fundrais­ing page, or start a team!

Vol­un­teer Care­givers 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 is col­lect­ing fruit and grain bars 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.

Par­ents Con­nect Group

Meets Thurs­day, August 15 at 6:30 pmCall the church at 315–457-5180 for loca­tion.

For par­ents with chil­dren of all ages.

Gath­er with oth­er Chris­t­ian par­ents for fel­low­ship and sup­port in par­ent­ing.

Last Week to Pur­chase Delta Son­ic
Car Wash Coupons

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.

Olive­branch Women’s Group gath­er­ings begin Sep­tem­ber 23

Meet­ings: Sep­tem­ber 23, Octo­ber 28, Novem­ber 25, Decem­ber 16, Jan­u­ary 27, Feb­ru­ary 24, March 23, April 27, May 18, June 22

Olive­branch 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 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.

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.

Senior Min­istries Update

We have 13 seats avail­able for a joint trip with Saint Joseph’s Seniors on Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 18.

Ride a motor coach to Elma to stop at the Made In Amer­i­ca Store fol­lowed by a buf­fet lunch at Hid­den Val­ley Ani­mal Adven­ture. After lunch we will take an hour-long Wild Game Safari Tour through the park, allow­ing up close inter­ac­tion with exot­ic ani­mals includ­ing camels, zebra, lla­ma, elk, bison, ostrich and more.

We depart from LFUMC at 8 am and return around 6:30 pm. Cost per per­son is $65.

PARTICIPANTS OF ALL AGES ARE WELCOME.

For infor­ma­tion, pick up a fly­er from our binder in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Live faith through action

Vol­un­teer Oppor­tu­ni­ties

Call the church at 315–457-5180 to get in touch with any of these lead­ers

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  kgloyd@liverpoolfirstumc.org 

or liverpoolfirstumc@gmail.com

Lead in Faith 

Assist with wor­ship, teach a short term Bible study for
Advent or Lent, host a small group dis­cus­sion.

Con­tact Rev. Bob Vizthum bvizthum@liverpoolfirstumc.org

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 ksmith@liverpoolfirstumc.org

Share your Song 

Wes­ley Bell Ringers, Chan­cel Choir, Praise Band

Con­tact Nan­cy B. James nbhdkidd@yahoo.com

OR Becky Dun­stone (Bells)

Care for Oth­ers 

Vis­it home­bound and nurs­ing home res­i­dents, pre­pare meals for those recov­er­ing from ill­ness or surgery

Con­tact Lor­rie LaDuke

OR Tom Pelkey (meal pro­gram)

Hos­pi­tal­i­ty, Safe­ty, & Wel­com­ing 

Greet at entrances, ush­er dur­ing wor­ship,
serve cof­fee and refresh­ments

Con­tact Ron­i­ca Put­man (greeters); Tom Pelkey (ush­ers), Jason Hoy (safe­ty), Lor­rie LaDuke (hos­pi­tal­i­ty)

Office Build­ing Man­ag­er

This requires approx­i­mate­ly 6–10 hours a week of
inspec­tions, main­tain­ing ten­ant rela­tions, han­dling sim­ple repairs such as light bulb replace­ment, and
attend­ing to com­mon bath­room upkeep. Michael Gloyd is cus­to­di­an. The man­ag­er works week­ly with the Trustees pres­i­dent. Trustees han­dle major repair issues, ven­dors, and billing. Peo­ple skills and sim­ple repair skills are a neces­si­ty. If you are inter­est­ed in try­ing out this vol­un­teer job, please speak to Sue Slenker.

200th Anniver­sary Cel­e­bra­tion

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.

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 August 5 is bat­tered cod filet, baked pota­to, mixed veg­eta­bles, and vanil­la ice cream. Full menu at www.peace-caa.org

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

WOMEN OF THE BIBLE series:

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

Com­ing to the Fel­low­ship Hall on Octo­ber 26

Help Pas­tor Bob Vizthum get
to know you by wear­ing a name tag.

Tags are stored some­what alpha­bet­i­cal­ly in 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 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 office at 315–457-5180 (ksmith@liverpoolfirstumc.org or emengel@liverpoolfirstumc.org). Or ask Kay Phillips or Gin­ny Tilden dur­ing cof­fee hour.