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.