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 www.peace-caa.org
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 https://www.crophungerwalk.org/syracuseny/Team/View/116833/Liverpool-First.
WOMEN OF THE BIBLE SERIES
Saint, disciple, or victim of malicious tweets?
Presented in Fellowship Hall
on October 26.
Syracuse Ride for Missing Children
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 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.
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
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)