Announcements for January 19, 2020

Every­one is encour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in Con­sul­ta­tion Week­end Jan­u­ary 24–26

Help deter­mine the future focus of the church. A team from the Con­fer­ence Vital Con­gre­ga­tions office, led by the Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens, will come to lis­ten, learn, and make rec­om­men­da­tions.

Jan­u­ary 24   7 to 8:30 pm — Focus Groups

Jan­u­ary 25   10:15 am to 2:30 pm — Dis­cus­sions (light lunch includ­ed)

Jan­u­ary 26   9:30 am One wor­ship ser­vice at 9:30 am led by Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens, then a pre­sen­ta­tion of the rec­om­men­da­tions from the con­fer­ence team at 10:30 am

Feb­ru­ary 4 (10:30 am & 6:30 pm) and Feb­ru­ary 9 at 10:30 am — Town Hall ‑Style Meet­ings to dis­cuss the find­ings from Con­sul­ta­tion Week­end, and plans for the future.

March 1 at 10:45 am — Church Con­fer­ence for the con­gre­ga­tion­to vote on rec­om­men­da­tions

Basic Lay Ser­vant Course — March 20 & 21 Sharon Hart­man and Kay Phillips will teach this class at Liv­er­pool 1st UMC March 20 (6 — 9 pm) & March 21 (9 am — 4 pm).

Learn about the Gala­pa­gos Islands at the Jan­u­ary 27 Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group pro­gram Joanne and Ray Kozlos­ki will present a slide show from a nature cruise that they enjoyed to the Gala­pa­gos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. They saw amaz­ing wildlife includ­ing giant tor­tis­es and marine igua­nas. Every­one is wel­come at the 7:15 pm pro­gram.

Women plan­ning to come for din­ner should call the church at 315–457-5180 or email to reserve a meal by noon on Jan­u­ary 24. Appe­tiz­ers at 5:30 pm, din­ner at 6 pm, pro­gram at 7:15 pm.

Help the home­less with socks & sup­pliesCare to help the home­less? John Tumi­no from In My Father’s Kitchen is com­ing to the Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group meet­ing in Feb­ru­ary to share infor­ma­tion about his pro­gram. He also dis­trib­utes white socks (no dress socks), trav­el size deodor­ant, wet wipes, and kleenex tis­sues to peo­ple in need. Dona­tions of these items will be accept­ed at a bin in the church cor­ri­dor. Thank you for sup­port­ing this min­istry. Con­tact the church at 315–457-5180 for infor­ma­tion.

Pick up 2020 Offer­ing Envelopes Please stop in the main cor­ri­dor to pick up 2020 offer­ing envelopes. Box­es are arranged in alpha­bet­i­cal order by name. If you do not have a box and wish to use them, con­tact Eliz­a­beth at 315–457-5180 or

Souper Bowl Sun­day We are col­lect­ing cans of ready-to-eat soup for Souper Bowl Sun­day. Look for a bin out­side of fel­low­ship hall now through Feb­ru­ary 2. We will donate the soup to the St. Joseph’s Food Pantry in Liv­er­pool and to the Bless­ings in a Back­pack pro­gram that pro­vides week­end meals for chil­dren in need.

Con­fir­ma­tion Class meets this win­terCon­fir­ma­tion 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).

Chick­en & Bis­cuit Lun­cheon: Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 2, 10:30 am to 1 pm

Serv­ing our tra­di­tion­al din­ner as a lun­cheon on Sun­day morn­ing. Eat in or take out! Chick­en & gravy on but­ter­milk bis­cuit, veg­eta­bles, dessert, bev­er­age.

$11 adult, $5 youth, 5 and under free

Vol­un­teers need­ed to serve and wash up.

EXPLORE THE BIBLE — Meets Mon­days at 1 pm

After more than 2–1/2 years, we will soon com­plete the Old Tes­ta­ment and begin study­ing the New Tes­ta­ment in time for East­er. It has been a reward­ing jour­ney! Every­one is wel­come to join at any time. Led by Pas­tor Bob Vizthum

Cross­roads Dis­trict Train­ing Day — Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 8 at the Upper New York Con­fer­ence Cen­ter

7481 Hen­ry Clay Blvd., Liv­er­pool, NY 13088 9 am — 4:30 pm

Every­one invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in this day of work­shops. Attend one or more of the work­shops. Cost is $10 and lunch is includ­ed. Reg­is­ter by Feb­ru­ary 1. Work­shop descrip­tions and reg­is­tra­tion forms are at the church Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter, or vis­it to down­load and print the reg­is­tra­tion form. For infor­ma­tion, con­tact Anne at the dis­trict office (315–898-2029).

Now col­lect­ing ready-to-eat pas­ta

Bless­ings in a Back­pack is seek­ing dona­tions of ready-to-eat pas­ta meals (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.

Need help with school work?

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

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 — explains the his­to­ry, arche­ol­o­gy, geog­ra­phy, and his­tor­i­cal con­text sur­round­ing the birth, min­istry, death, and res­ur­rec­tion of Jesus.

Altar Flower Spon­sors Need­ed

Spon­sors may take flow­ers after the wor­ship ser­vice. Pur­chase an arrange­ment in hon­or of some­one’s birth­day, anniver­sary, or oth­er spe­cial day — or in their mem­o­ry.

Flow­ers are need­ed for most Sun­days this win­ter and spring. Some dates fill up far in advance, so call or email the office staff if you have a
spe­cif­ic date in mind. 315–457-5180

Delta Son­ic car wash sale ends Jan­u­ary 26! Coupons are good for $5 each until Feb­ru­ary 3 and $2 each until April 3. Wash that salt off now!

EVENING BIBLE STUDYWednes­days at 6:45 pm

Led by Pas­tor Bob Vizthum Come with your Bible and an open heart! New par­tic­i­pants are wel­come at any time for this ongo­ing study. Meets in the Memo­r­i­al Lounge.

Noisy Can Col­lec­tion for mis­sion project: Feb­ru­ary 23Start col­lect­ing your change. Out­reach will work with the Mis­sion Cen­tral Hub to pre­pare hygiene kits in Fel­low­ship Hall on Feb­ru­ary 23 after the 9:30 am ser­vice. More than 1000 hygiene kits have been used to sup­port relief efforts due to this Fal­l’s flood­ing to the east of us. To help with pur­chas­ing mate­ri­als for the kits, we will take a noisy can col­lec­tion on Feb­ru­ary 2. Please help weigh down the cans, so we can light­en the load for oth­ers.

Five cents makes a dif­fer­enceDonate 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!

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 vol­un­teersThe 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.

How to con­tact church staff

Church Office: 315–457-5180
Pas­tor Bob Vizthum: 717–885-3498

Karen Gloyd

Kate Smith 

Zachary Mar­tin

Eliz­a­beth Men­gel 

Nan­cy B. James

Rev. Bob Vizthum

Dan Williams

Bill Young