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 emengel@liverpoolfirstumc.org.

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 www.peace-caa.org

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!