Announcements for September 22, 2019

Olive­branch pro­gram Sep­tem­ber 23 at 7:15 pm: An Odyssey to Ghana

Hear Dawn La Flamm share her sto­ry of find­ing a life pur­pose while on a trip to Ghana. She want­ed to learn what pover­ty was like and chose this Eng­lish-speak­ing coun­try in east 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. Pro­vid­ing them became her project. Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group pro­grams are open to every­one. Women who did not make a din­ner reser­va­tion by last Fri­day are wel­come to attend the pro­gram at 7:15 pm. 

Quilt on dis­play for Silent Auc­tion TODAY

Sup­port the Prayer Quilt Min­istry by bid­ding on the quilt that is dis­played in the church cor­ri­dor, near the Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter. Funds raised will  be used to pur­chase sup­plies for new quilts which are giv­en to peo­ple in need of care and com­fort dur­ing ill­ness or oth­er dif­fi­cult times.


Would you like to help a child in cri­sis? Here is a WIN WIN project.

Pur­chase a $5 toy from Kohl’s, where the pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Golisano’s Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Syra­cuse; that toy then will be passed on to the Ononda­ga Coun­ty Social Ser­vices Fos­ter Care Divi­sion.

When a child is removed from their home a stuffed toy will be giv­en to them to help ease their pain. We also accept any oth­er new stuffed toys, chil­dren’s sto­ry books, and reusable, child friend­ly tote bags.

Please con­sid­er mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in these pre­cious chil­dren’s lives.

A labeled col­lec­tion box is on Senior Min­istries table in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Chil­dren invit­ed to join DELTA

Fam­i­lies may learn more at Octo­ber 2 kick-off din­ner — 6 pm

For chil­dren in 3rd-6th grades

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. Sep­tem­ber 23: bread­ed chick­en filet sand­wich, pota­to sal­ad, mixed veg­eta­bles, mel­on; Sep­tem­ber 20: Poly­ne­sian pork with brown rice, peas with mush­rooms, peanut but­ter cook­ie. Full menu at

Have old bricks lying around?

Gar­den­ers are look­ing for some old bricks you might want to recy­cle (get rid of) to edge the church flower gar­den. Please see Jill Ertinger or Gin­ny Tilden, or leave a mes­sage for them in the church office (315–457-5180).

LIFE Youth Min­istry and Praise LIFE band

Teens are invit­ed to the LIFE Youth Min­istry week­ly gath­er­ings on Fri­days at 6 pm. Singers and instru­men­tal­ists are also wel­come to gath­er at 5 pm on Fri­days to rehearse with the Praise LIFE praise band. Con­tact Dan Williams for infor­ma­tion about the praise band, and Dar­lene Pat­ton for more about LIFE. 315–457-5180

Church Con­fer­ence — Octo­ber 20 at noon

Every­one is wel­come to attend the church con­fer­ence on Sun­day, Octo­ber 20, at noon. Church lead­ers will share plans for 2020 with Cross­roads Dis­trict Super­in­ten­dent Rev. Nola Ander­son, elect com­mit­tee mem­bers and trustees for 2020, and dis­cuss min­istry and finan­cial plans.

The CROP Walk to end hunger will be held at Ononda­ga Lake Park start­ing at Wil­low Bay at 1 pm on Octo­ber 20.

Out­reach mem­bers will serve soup and chili for the walk­ers. To help with soup and chili prepa­ra­tions, please sign up on the Out­reach & Mis­sions bul­letin board in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Con­tact a mem­ber of Out­reach
(names list­ed on bul­letin board) for infor­ma­tion . 

If inter­est­ed in walk­ing, please join the Liv­er­pool First Team. Par­tic­i­pant sign up is post­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall.

You can also sup­port our team by donat­ing on-line at



Mary Mag­da­lene

Saint, dis­ci­ple, or vic­tim of mali­cious tweets?

Pre­sent­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall 

on Octo­ber 26.

Syra­cuse Ride for Miss­ing Chil­dren
Sep­tem­ber 27

Bicy­clists ride to area schools 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 will dri­ve the church bus for a SAG Wag­on (for rid­ers who can’t keep up or need a break), and will also help clean up after clos­ing cer­e­monies. 

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
Route 481 exit north of the Thruway). 

Vis­it 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.

Liv­er­pool First UMC will host a per­for­mance of 

The Master’s Touch Chorale on Sun­day,
Octo­ber 13, at 6 pm

This chorale presents Chris­t­ian music vary­ing in style from Beethoven to Blue­grass. It fea­tures 44 Chris­t­ian singers from 28 church­es of 17 denom­i­na­tions.

War­ren Otty is the musi­cal direc­tor.

Dona­tions for their music min­istry will be accept­ed.

There will be refresh­ments fol­low­ing the con­cert.

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.

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 serv­ing, please speak to Sue Slenker.

Ush­ers need­ed for wor­ship ser­vices

Serve as an ush­er dur­ing wor­ship ser­vices. Please sign up on the sheet post­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall, or con­tact Tom Pelkey for infor­ma­tion.

Addi­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Greeters Need­ed

Our first year of Secu­ri­ty Greeters was very suc­cess­ful. Three or four new vol­un­teers are need­ed to replace those rotat­ing off. There is a short ori­en­ta­tion. Con­tact Jason Hoy through the church at 315–457-5180 to serve one Sun­day a month.

Live faith through ser­vice

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

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 

Nurs­ery Care­givers

Con­tact Karen Gloyd to help care for infants and tod­dlers dur­ing wor­ship.

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)