Announcements for October 13, 2019

Help make sandwiches for the Samaritan Center – TODAY!

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.

Save your spare change for missions

The Outreach & Missions Committee will collect spare change during worship on October 20 as 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.

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

TODAY, 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.

Wednesday Bible study starts October 23

Pastor Bob will lead a mid-week Bible Study on the gospel of John. It will meet Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm beginning Wednesday, October 23. Come with your Bible and an open heart as we explore this great gospel of Christ!  We will meet in the Lounge.

Children invited to join DELTA

Families may learn more at

October 16 Orientation

This Wednesday at 6 pm

3rd – 6th graders & their families are welcome 

DINNER WILL BE SERVED

RSVP to 315-457-5180

or 315-751-9098

by October 14

CROP Walk is October 20

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 https://www.crophungerwalk.org/syracuseny/Team/View/116833/Liverpool-First

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.

Olivebranch Group meets October 28

Pastor Bob Vizthum will present his findings on issues of
dying, death, loss and grief. He will share his 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. Call the church at 315-457-5180 or send an email to
ksmith@liverpoolfirstumc.org to reserve a meal.

WOMEN OF THE BIBLE SERIES

Mary Magdalene

Presented in Fellowship Hall 

on October 26, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Stay aftert for optional luncheon

$5 for lunch

Sign up in Fellowship Hall or call the church at 315-457-5180 to reserve a space.

Dates to plan for

Sunday, November 3 – Homemade Cider and Donuts

Saturday, December 7 – Family Advent Breakfast with “A Night In Bethlehem”

Sunday, December 15 – Cantata and Bake Sale

It’s sweater weather!

The Trustees have changed over the HVAC system from cooling to heat with the upper temperature set for 71
degrees. As the weather cools down, please be prepared.

New home needed for adult house cat

A 10-year-old house cat belonging to an elderly couple needs a new home. Please contact the church at 315-457-5180 or ksmith@liverpoolfirstumc.org if you know someone who would like to adopt this cat.

Project Christina

Will you 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 this 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).

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. 

Upcoming meals: October 14 is Columbus Day so there is no meal; October 21: cheese burger, seasoned potato wedges, blended vegetable slaw, apple cobbler; October 28: chicken breast strips in Alfredo sauce over bowtie pasta, steamed broccoli, jello with whipped topping.

Full menu at www.peace-caa.org

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!

BIB collecting macaroni & cheese cups

Any brand of ready-to-eat mac & cheese. We feed 200
children each weekend during the school year. For many children, 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 in the corridor. These are free, but donations to cover their cost are welcome.

Live faith through service

Call the church at 315-457-5180
to get in touch with leaders

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 LIFE Praise Band Contact Nancy B. James (choir) 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 (caregiving) 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)

Serve during Worship or with setup

Operate the power point presentation during Sunday
worship, prepare communion elements, 

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.

Volunteer to manage 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 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, speak to Sue Slenker.