Announcements for September 29, 2019

Help make sandwiches for the Samaritan Center – October 6 after worship

Join with members of the Outreach & Missions Committee to make sandwiches to deliver to the Samaritan Center in Syracuse – an interfaith effort of community members committed to serving the hungry. Sign up on the Outreach & Missions bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.

Bring in your spare change for Missions

In early October, the Outreach & Missions Committee will collect spare change during worship in a Noisy Can Offering. The change will be used to purchase personal hygiene supplies for UMCOR emergency kits. The kits will be assembled in December. Please bring in your spare change.

Spirit Singers Children’s Choir rehearsals begin today – 10:45 am

New singers welcome!

Meets downstairs on Sundays from 10:45 – 11:15 am

5 Cents makes a difference

Donate 5-cent returnable beverage containers to the LFUMC Youth account
at MSK Bottle/Can Return on Rt. 57 to support Casowasco camperships. Or, leave them in the church kitchen for our volunteers to return. Thank you!

Liverpool First UMC will host a performance of The Master’s Touch Chorale

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.


Would you like to help a child in crisis?

Purchase a $5 toy from Kohl’s, where the proceeds benefit Golisano’s Children’s Hospital in Syracuse; then donated that toy 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 reuseable, child friendly tote bags.

A labeled collection box is on the Senior Ministries table in Fellowship Hall (through November 30).

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, 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.

Or donate online at

Senior Ministries Update

For those traveling to Old Forge on October 5, arrive at LFUMC at 8 am for departure at 8:30 am. We will return at 6:30 pm. Bring your own refreshments, blankets, pillows or whatever else you would like to make your trip enjoyable.

There are seats available for a Christmas luncheon at
Phoebe’s on December 14 at 11:30 am. Syracuse Stage’s production of Beauty & The Beast will follow at 2 pm. This is open to all ages and is a great Christmas gift for children, grandchildren or other special person in your life.

$65 for seniors/adults

$55 for children/youth 18 yrs and younger



Mary Magdalene

Saint, disciple, or victim of malicious tweets?

Presented in Fellowship Hall 

on October 26.

Olivebranch Women’s Group
Meetings: October 28, November 25, December 16, January 27, February 24, March 23, April 27, May 18, June 22

At the October gathering, Pastor Bob Vizthum will present his findings on issues of dying, death, loss and grief. He will share his own experiences as well as accumulated understanding. He will also share the hope we have in God to get us through grief and find a “new normal” for our lives.

    Olivebranch is open to all women. Meetings begin at 5:30 pm with appetizers followed by a light dinner at 6 pm, then a program at 7:15 pm. Cost for dinner is $5, payable at the door. Meal reservation required by noon on October 25.

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.

Adult Choirs rehearse on Thursdays

New singers and ringers welcome!

Give it a try for a week or two and see if you like it. Wesley Ringers Bell Choir rehearses from 6 to 7 pm. Chancel Choir rehearses from 7 to 8:30 pm. Contact Bell Choir Director Becky Dunstone at or Chancel Choir Director Nancy B. James at

Church Conference – October 20 at noon

Everyone may attend the church conference. Church leaders will present ministry and financial plans for 2020 with Crossroads District Superintendent Rev. Nola Anderson, and elect committee members and trustees for 2020.

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.

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.

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.

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)