Announcements for December 29, 2019

Lunch & Movie Afternoon Today, December 29

Everyone is invited! Meet in the downstairs Gathering Area.

Lunch is at 12 pm, movies at 12:30 pm. Choose one of these two movies:

Overcomer (PG) – an inspirational story for people of all ages, that addresses the question: what do you allow to define you? 

Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG) – an animated adventure that explores friendship in a fun way.

Confirmation Class meets this winter

Confirmation Class will be offered for youths in 7th grade or higher on the following Sundays at 4 pm:

February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 1, 8, 15, 22.

Palm Sunday will be the day the Confirmands are welcomed as full members of the church. Please let either Pastor Bob or Karen Gloyd
know if your child will be part of this experience (315-457-5180).

Pick up your 2020 Offering Envelopes

Please stop in the main corridor to pick up 2020 offering envelopes. Boxes are on a table next to the coat racks and are arranged in alphabetical
order by last name.

If you do not have a box and wish to use them, contact Elizabeth in the office at 315-457-5180 or

Retirement Party for Rev. Everett Bassett

Open House on December 29

2:30 – 5:30 pm

Elm Park United Methodist Church

401 Chestnut St., Oneonta NY 13820

Lunchtime Video Series

The Extraordinary Life of Jesus of Nazareth

Wednesdays at noon

Join us for a light lunch and viewing of Drive Thru History: The Gospels video series. Continues weekly throughout the winter. Come for one or all of them.

Call the church at 315-457-5180 for information.

Shows more than 50 sites in Israel and explains the history, archeology, geography, and historical context surrounding the birth, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

Help yourself to a daily devotional guide 

The January-February 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.

Now collecting ready-to-eat soup

Blessings in a Backpack is seeking donations of ready-to-eat soups (any brand, any child-favorite flavors). For many children, food is their most important school supply. Information is at the collection bin in the main corridor.

Churchwide Revitalization Weekend: January 24-26, 2020

 January 24-26 will be an important time in determining the future focus of the church, an effort in which we hope you will be involved – a Vital Congregations Consultation Weekend.
A team from the Conference Vital Congregations office, led by the Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens, will come to listen, learn and make recommendations.

This weekend is a time to share ideas with the consulting team and the rest of the congregation.

Please plan to attend and think about what you’ll want to share.

Other dates to remember:

January 13 at 6:30 pm – Pre-Consultation Meeting – Everyone is invited to ask questions of members of the Upper New York Annual Conference Vital Congregations team about the Consultation Weekend.

February 4 at 10:30 am & 6:30 pm, & February 9 at 10:30 am – Town Hall Meetings – an opportunity to discuss the findings from Consultation Weekend, and plans for the future.

March 1 at 10:45 am – Church Conference

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.

Quilt ministry seeks volunteers

The Prayer Quilt ministry meets on Tuesdays at 10 am to measure, cut, iron, sew, and tie knots. They are seeking more volunteers to assemble quilts. Stop by church on Tuesdays or call 315-457-5180 for information.

Altar flower sponsors needed for 2020

The office staff are taking reservations for Sundays in 2020. Sponsors may take flowers after the conclusion of Sunday worship. Consider sponsoring an arrangement in honor of someone’s birthday, anniversary, or other special day — or in memory of a family member or friend. Church staff order the flowers, and the florist sends a bill directly to the sponsor. Call the church at 315-457-5180 to schedule a date.

PEACE Senior Luncheon — Mondays at noon at LFUMC

For senior citizens 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

December 30 meal: sweet & sour shredded pork, sesame rice, oriental blended vegetables, apricots

Menu and details at

Please support the Liverpool Food Pantry

Liverpool First UMC supports the work of the Liverpool Food Pantry at St. Joseph The Worker Church. Donations of non perishable foods are accepted year-round, and delivered to the pantry weekly. Items may be left in the purple bin located in the main corridor. 

On Sundays when we celebrate Holy Communion (generally the first Sunday of each month) in worship, we offer a special invitation to bring food donations to the altar.

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!

Throughout December

Buy one /get one for $5 

Delta Sonic car wash coupons!

Good toward ANY Delta service at ANY Delta Sonic.

Makes a great gift!  Good for 2 months!