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)