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.