Announcements for November 24, 2019

New mem­ber class — Today at 4 pm

Inter­est­ed in becom­ing a mem­ber of Liv­er­pool First UMC? Come to an ori­en­ta­tion today, Novem­ber 24, at 4 pm to learn about the Unit­ed Methodist Church and pre­pare to be received into mem­ber­ship on Decem­ber 8 in the 9:30 am wor­ship ser­vice. Con­tact Pas­tor Bob for infor­ma­tion.

Harp Trip­tych con­cert — Decem­ber 16

Every­one is invit­ed to attend this free con­cert at 7:15 pm in the LFUMC sanc­tu­ary. Host­ed by the Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group, Harp Tryp­tich plays Celtic, Renais­sance, folk, clas­si­cal and con­tem­po­rary. Dona­tions will be accept­ed.

200th Church Anniver­sary gift-giv­ing

Dur­ing Decem­ber, the Plan­ning Com­mit­tee will dis­play a table of com­mem­o­ra­tives for sale for gift-giv­ing.

Christ­mas Bake Sale — Decem­ber 15

Sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall to donate good­ies for a bake sale (to be sold by the small or large box). There will also be a selec­tion of stock­ing stuffers! Thank you for dona­tions!

Shirley Jef­fer­son wel­comes vis­its

She is adjust­ing to her new home and appre­ci­ates vis­i­tors. She is in room 221W: Elder­wood, 4800 Bear Rd., Liv­er­pool NY 13088.

Christ­mas gifts need­ed for needy fam­i­lies

Brown Memo­r­i­al Unit­ed Methodist Church needs dona­tions for a Christ­mas Store where par­tic­i­pants in their Life Skills groups have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to give gifts to their fam­i­lies. They shop using points earned through the groups. A wish list is post­ed on the Out­reach Bul­letin Board in Fel­low­ship Hall. Out­reach mem­bers will deliv­er gifts to Brown Memo­r­i­al before the Decem­ber 18 dis­tri­b­u­tion date. Black Fri­day is an excel­lent time to get a gift for those in need. Con­tact an Out­reach mem­ber for infor­ma­tion.

The Star Break­fast & Fam­i­ly Event — Dec. 7

Sign up to attend the Beth­le­hem Café break­fast the morn­ing of The Star fam­i­ly Christ­mas pro­gram. Break­fast is from 8:30 to 10 am and includes home­made French toast, sausage, orange juice, milk, and bev­er­ages. After break­fast, vis­it down­stairs, where there will be activ­i­ties, movie, and pho­to oppor­tu­ni­ty with San­ta. For food plan­ning pur­pos­es, please sign your fam­i­ly up on the board in Fel­low­ship Hall. Activ­i­ties start at 9 am. Movie starts at 10:30 am.

Choir Christ­mas Can­ta­ta — Decem­ber 15

Chan­cel Choir will per­form A Thrill of Hope by Joel Raney. They will be accom­pa­nied by Bill Young, piano; Lisa Kissel­stein, flute; Kara Zim­mer­man, vio­lin; and Alex Kan­tak, cel­lo. This work includes new Christ­mas music as well as new arrange­ments of some old favorites. Accom­pa­ny­ing nar­ra­tions will be read by Jack­ie and Bri­an Crispin.

101 Enve­lope Chal­lenge sup­ports edu­ca­tion & fam­i­ly min­istry pro­grams 

Since Jan­u­ary, Chris­t­ian Edu­ca­tion & Fam­i­ly Min­istries have wel­comed 106 indi­vid­ual chil­dren to our Sun­day School and DELTA pro­grams. To fund this out­reach, the 101 Enve­lope Chal­lenge takes place until Decem­ber 1.

To sup­port the chal­lenge, take an enve­lope from the bul­letin board locat­ed across from the side entrance to the sanc­tu­ary. Place cash or check for any amount in the enve­lope (sug­ges­tion is the amount num­bered on the enve­lope). An anony­mous donor will match every con­tri­bu­tion. Place enve­lope in the office mail­box or inside the win­dow. Call 315–457-5180 if you have ques­tions. Thank you!

Wednes­day Advent Com­mu­nion Ser­vices: Decem­ber 4, 11, & 18 at 7 pm

You are invit­ed to Wednes­day Advent com­mu­nion ser­vices on Decem­ber 4, 11, and 18 at 7 pm.

The ser­vice is led by Rev. Can­dace Lawrence and organ­ist Bill Young, with tra­di­tion­al com­mu­nion at the rail. Join us as we keep focused on Christ Jesus dur­ing Advent and pre­pare to cel­e­brate Jesus’ com­ing at Christ­mas.

Pur­chase poin­set­tias for our Christ­mas altar

Hon­or loved ones while help­ing to adorn the altar for Christ­mas wor­ship by pur­chas­ing poin­set­tias. Return form with pay­ment (plants are $9 each) by noon on Decem­ber 5.

Num­ber of poin­set­tias ____________________

Total enclosed $ _________________________

In mem­o­ry of __________________________________________________________________

In hon­or of ____________________________________________________________________

Giv­en by _______________________________

_____ Pick up after Christ­mas (must pick up by Decem­ber 29).

_____ Donate the plant to one of the church home­bound or nurs­ing home res­i­dents.

Need help with school work?

Teens in the LIFE Youth Min­istry are offer­ing tutor­ing! Chil­dren may come for help the sec­ond and fourth Tues­day of each month from 6 to 7 pm. They will help with all core sub­jects — math, sci­ence, Eng­lish, and music. Con­tact LIFE Youth Direc­tor Zachary Mar­tin at or 315–708-2004 for infor­ma­tion.

UMW sup­ports local char­i­ty

UMW mem­bers recent­ly deliv­ered items to Sarah’s Guest House that are on their wish list. Sarah’s Guest House pro­vides lodg­ing, trans­porta­tion, meals and com­fort to patients and their fam­i­lies receiv­ing med­ical care here in Syra­cuse.

Help serve Syra­cuse neigh­bors — TODAY!

Out­reach & Mis­sions Com­mit­tee mem­bers are prepar­ing the Sun­day din­ner for Brown Memo­r­i­al Unit­ed Methodist Church today. Helpers are need­ed to cook, clean our kitchen, and serve food at Brown Memo­r­i­al. Talk to a mem­ber of Out­reach about how to help. Brown Memo­r­i­al is in Syra­cuse’s near west side — a low-income neigh­bor­hood. Vol­un­teers in the area take turns pro­vid­ing a meal to com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers every Sun­day after­noon before wor­ship.

Novem­ber 25 Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group pro­gram — herbal sup­ple­ments

Dr. Sara­beth Bax­ter, Phar­mD, BCPS, a clin­i­cal phar­ma­cist at Upstate Med­ical Uni­ver­si­ty, will speak about which herbal sup­ple­ments are help­ful and which are dan­ger­ous — some have harm­ful side effects or inter­ac­tions with foods or com­mon med­ica­tions. Pro­gram begins at 7:15 pm. All those inter­est­ed in the pro­gram are wel­come. Din­ner reser­va­tions closed last Fri­day. Call 315–457-5180 for infor­ma­tion

Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vice of Remem­brance

Fri­day Decem­ber 6 at 7pm at Liv­er­pool First Pres­by­ter­ian Church

Every year at the begin­ning of the hol­i­day sea­son the Liv­er­pool Cler­gy Asso­ci­a­tion along with Mau­r­er Funer­al Homes holds a ser­vice of remem­brance for loved ones who have passed away. 

When we are miss­ing peo­ple, the hol­i­days can be any­thing but joy­ful. The days of decreas­ing light can add to the sad­ness. You are invit­ed to come
join with oth­ers in hope and love and light can­dles in mem­o­ry of those you miss.

Light refresh­ments will be served.

Senior Min­istries Update

You are invit­ed to join St. Joseph the Work­er Seniors trip Chat­tanooga Choo Choo

Chat­tanooga, TN

6 days & 5 nights (June 15–20, 2020)

$825 per per­son (dbl occu­pan­cy)


Overnight lodg­ing to & from Chat­tanooga in Staunton, VA

3 nights lodg­ing in TN

5 break­fasts, 2 din­ners, South­ern Belle Din­ner Cruise

Nat­ur­al Bridge & Indi­an Vil­lage

3 Train Rides: The Mis­sion­ary Ridge Local, Look­out Moun­tain Incline Rail­road & Blue Ridge Scenic Rail­way; admis­sion to Ruby Falls, Rock City Gar­dens, Flight 93 Memo­r­i­al

Deposit of $25 made payable to St. Joseph Seniors can be mailed to Tom Blanch 100 Cleve­land Ave., Liv­er­pool 13088

Fly­ers for the Cape May, New Jer­sey & Chat­tanooga, TN trips can be found on our table in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Dri­ve Thru His­to­ry gospel videos & lunch meets Wednes­days begin­ning Decem­ber 4

Gath­er at noon for a light lunch and view­ing of Dri­ve Thru His­to­ry: The Gospels video series. It con­tin­ues week­ly through­out the win­ter. Come for one or all of them. Call the church at 315–457-5180 for infor­ma­tion.

Learn the sto­ry of Jesus from the loca­tions record­ed in the Bible. Dave Stotts trav­els to more than 50 sites in Israel to reveal the life of Jesus in a com­pelling way. The 18-part series dives into the his­to­ry, arche­ol­o­gy, geog­ra­phy, and his­tor­i­cal con­text sur­round­ing the birth, min­istry, death, and res­ur­rec­tion of Jesus.