Announcements for September 8, 2019

Welcome Back! Regular Schedule Resumes Today

• Prayer & Holy Communion at 8:15 am

• Worship at 9:30 & 11 am

• Nursery open at 9:15 am

• School-age children begin the year’s Sunday School program at 9:15 am.

• Adult Sunday School meets in the conference room

Stay after for games and family fun on the back lawn; and for a special fellowship time to greet Pastor Bob Vizthum. Cereal bar served out back at 10:30 am; special refreshments served in Fellowship Hall at 10:30 am and again at noon.

Senior Ministries Update

Our last motor coach trips of 2019 (to Made in America Store & Hidden Valley Animal Adventure on September 18 and to Old Forge on October 5) are sold out.  

Our last open event for this year is

Saturday, December 14

Your own transportation is required

Christmas Buffet Luncheon at Phoebe’s Restaurant
from 11:30 am to 1 pm 

& Syracuse Stage’s performance
of Beauty and The Beast at 2 pm

$65 for Seniors/Adults

$55 for Children/Youth 18 yrs and under

This event is open to all ages and is a great Christmas
gift for children, grandchildren or that
special person in your life.

Since this is our last event of the year, seats will go fast. If you are interested, please get your checks/reservations in quickly. Checks are to be made payable to LFUMC Senior Ministries and either placed in the church mailbox or mailed to Sarah Bieling  2 Cty Rte 10, Pennellville 13132

Crossroads District offers Life in the Spirit Seminar – September 20-21

Learn about the person and work of the Holy Spirit – the third person of the Trinity – and enter the fullness of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. It is not just an event about the Holy Spirit. It is an event with the Holy Spirit, where the Spirit is an active participant.

This team-taught seminar includes scripture references and personal testimony. The material is designed to break down barriers, dispel myths and fears, and create a hunger for the gifts of God’s Spirit to be manifested in a new and vital way in the life of the believer and in the life of the church.

A related devotional guide is offered for every day from now through September 20. Copies are on the table at the church Information Center, and online at www.unyumc.org

September 20 (7 – 9 pm) and September 21, (9 am – 4 pm) • Bellevue Heights UMC, 2112 South Geddes St., Syracuse

Download registration form at http://www.unyumc.org/
images/uploads/Life_in_the_Spirit_Registration.pdf
Cost is $20. Come for all or part of the weekend!

Volunteers needed at harvest

Matthew25 Farm needs volunteers to help harvest their crops. People will be needed on September 14 and 21. If we have sufficient interest, Outreach & Missions Committee will transport people in the church bus to Matthew 25 Farm. Please see a member of Outreach if you are interested, so we can get a good count for one or both days.

Choirs rehearse on ThursdaysSingers and ringers welcome!

Give it a try for a week or two and see if you like it. Wesley Ringers Bell Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm. Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 pm. For information contact Bell Choir Director Becky Dunstone at mddunstone@aol.com or Chancel Choir Director Nancy B. James at nbhdkidd@yahoo.com.

Donate books for children in Ghana

Olivebranch will host a program on a local woman who is collecting children’s books for school libraries in Ghana that have no books. If you care to donate gently used books (preschool board books, soft cover picture books up to junior chapter books), place them in the collection box in the main corridor by September 23.

CROP Hunger Walk is October 20 beginning at 1 pm

Starts at Onondaga Lake Park in Willow Bay – visit
crophungerwalk.org/syracuseny/ for details and to make a donation, start a personal fundraising page, or start a team!

Olivebranch Women’s Group presents
an Odyssey to Ghana – September 23

Experience a journey from feeling lost in Mexico, New York, to finding a life purpose in Ghana with Dawn La Flamm. She wanted to learn what poverty was like and chose this English-speaking country on the east coast of Africa. It was a crash course in culture and poverty in a country with no social safety net. Schools had no libraries and no books. So this became her project. Come hear her story.

Everyone can help by donating gently used books (preschool through junior chapter books). Place them in the collection box in the main corridor by September 23.

Olivebranch dinners are open to all women; programs are open to everyone. The group meets one Monday a month, beginning at 5:30 pm with appetizers followed by dinner at 6 pm, then program at 7:15 pm. Cost for dinner is $5, payable at the door. Meal reservations required by 11 am on Friday, September 20 – call the church at 315-457-5180 or email ksmith@liverpoolfirstumc.org to reserve a meal.

Thank you, gardening volunteers

Thank you for all the summer gardening by many willing “hands” around the building. The Cross Garden is especially colorful now, so please visit and enjoy.

Live faith through action as a volunteer

Call the church at 315-457-5180 to get in touch with leaders

Help is needed during Sunday worship

to operate the power point presentation!

Contact Elizabeth Mengel at 

emengel@liverpoolfirstumc.org

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 

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 or Sharon Hartman

Help a Committee 

Dinner/Fundraising, Outreach & Missions, Finance, Education, Library & Archives, Prayer Quilt Ministry, Prayerful Threads Knit & Crochet group, Office Helpers Contact Kate Smith

Share your Song 

Wesley Bell Ringers, Chancel Choir, Praise Band Contact Nancy B. James 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 (greet); Tom Pelkey (ushers), Jason Hoy (safety), Lorrie LaDuke (hospitality)

Volunteer needed to manage
the church office building

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.

Administrative Council meets Tuesday

The Administrative Council meets September 10 at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend to participate in discussion about church ministries. Voting is by council members only.

Syracuse Ride for Missing Children – September 27

More than bicyclists ride two-by-two to six different school stops and several school “ride-by’s” to raise awareness and funds for efforts to protect and rescue children through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Volunteers from Liverpool First have, in the past, provided the church bus for a SAG Wagon (for riders who can’t keep up or need a break). We will do that again this year, and will also help clean up after closing ceremonies. The riders finish their ride at 5 pm Friday, September 27 and should be done eating by 6:30 or 7 pm. Volunteers are needed to  breakdown tables and chairs and stack them near the doors for pick up. There will be food available and ICE CREAM. This will be at the Sports Center 481 at 6841 Collamer Road in East Syracuse (just off the 481 exit north of the Thruway). 

Visit https://www.therideformissingchildren.com/event/syracuse-ride-2019/ for details.

Contact the church at 315-457-5180 for volunteer.

Syracuse Ride for Missing Children – September 27

More than bicyclists ride two-by-two to six different school stops and several school “ride-by’s” to raise awareness and funds for efforts to protect and rescue children through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Volunteers from Liverpool First have, in the past, provided the church bus for a SAG Wagon (for riders who can’t keep up or need a break). We will do that again this year, and will also help clean up after closing ceremonies. The riders finish their ride at 5 pm Friday, September 27 and should be done eating by 6:30 or 7 pm. Volunteers are needed to  breakdown tables and chairs and stack them near the doors for pick up. There will be food available and ICE CREAM. This will be at the Sports Center 481 at 6841 Collamer Road in East Syracuse (just off the 481 exit north of the Thruway). 

Visit https://www.therideformissingchildren.com/event/syracuse-ride-2019/ for details.

Contact the church at 315-457-5180 for volunteer.

BIB collection: macaroni & cheese cups

Any brand of ready-to-eat mac & cheese is great. We are preparing to feed 200 children each weekend during the school year. For a lot of kids, food is their most important school supply. Information is at the collection bin in the main corridor.

Help yourself to a daily devotional guide 

The September-October 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 corridor. These are free, but donations to cover their cost are welcome.

UMW’S ANNUAL

WOMEN OF THE BIBLE SERIES

Mary Magdalene

Saint, disciple, or victim of malicious tweets?

Presented in Fellowship Hall 

on October 26.