Announcements for January 26, 2020

Learn about the Galapagos Islands
January 27 at 7:15 pm

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 tortoises and marine iguanas. Everyone is welcome at the 7:15 pm program.

Reservations for the Women’s Group dinner have been closed.

Basic Lay Servant Course – March 20 & 21

Sharon Hartman and Kay Phillips will teach this class at Liverpool 1st March 20 (6 – 9 pm) & March 21 (9 am – 4 pm).

Help the homeless by donating socks & personal care supplies

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

Plan to Attend These Upcoming Events

February 23 – Family lunch and game day

February 25 – Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner

February 26 – Ash Wednesday worship

February 23 – Mission project: assemble hygiene kits

March 14 – St Patrick’s Day luncheon & movie

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

Thank you for supporting Love Lights campaign

Outreach thanks everyone for their generosity in donating to this year’s Christmas Love Lights campaign. Because of your kindness, we will donate $518 to A Tiny Home for Good, an organziation that supports those who face homelessness by providing affordable, safe, and dignified homes and by fostering strong community partnerships to ensure resident stability.

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 soon

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).

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.


The 2020 schedule and flyers for events/trips are available in Fellowship Hall on the Senior Ministries table.

We welcome people of all ages to join us on our trip to Cape May, New Jersey – departing on Friday, May 1 and returning on Sunday, May 3. For those employed you would only need to use one vacation or personal day.

Check our flyer for information.


Meets Mondays at 1p m

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 info., 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.


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!


Wednesdays 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.

Noisy Can Collection for mission project: February 2

Start 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 were used to support relief efforts due to this Fall’s flooding to the east of us. To help purchase 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 difference

Donate 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!

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.

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.

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