Announcements for February 16, 2020

Shrove Tues­day Pan­cake Din­ner

Feb­ru­ary 254:30 — 7 pm

Free will offer­ing accept­ed to sup­port mis­sion projects.

Gath­er for mis­sion work — Feb­ru­ary 23

Join Out­reach & Mis­sions Com­mit­tee to pre­pare hygiene kits in Fel­low­ship Hall on Feb­ru­ary 23 after the 9:30 am ser­vice. More than 1000 hygiene kits were used by UNY con­fer­ence mis­sion teams to sup­port relief efforts fol­low­ing recent flood­ing to the east of us.

Ash Wednes­day Wor­ship

Join us on Feb­ru­ary 26 at 7 pm

Lun­cheon & Movies — Feb­ru­ary 23 Every­one is invit­ed to gath­er at noon for lunch, then view one of these two movies. FREE, no reser­va­tion need­ed. Bring a friend!

Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group Pro­gram
Feb­ru­ary 24 In My Father’s Kitchen

Until 2009 John Tumi­no was a chef at a Syra­cuse restau­rant. One day as he worked, he heard God say in my father’s kitchen. It will be a place where you and your wife feed the home­less’ bel­lies and I will feed their spir­its. John will tell how he and his wife feed the home­less in Syra­cuse and also meet oth­er needs. The 7:15 pm pro­gram is open to every­one. Women wish­ing to attend the 6 pm din­ner (start­ing with appe­tiz­ers at 5:30 pm) should reserve by noon on Feb­ru­ary 21, 315–457-5180.

Vital Con­gre­ga­tions vote is March 1 at 10:30 am

Copies of the rec­om­men­da­tions are avail­able at the Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter in the church cor­ri­dor, or by email request to

Are you a mem­ber? You can check before the vote Only mem­bers can vote on whether or not to accept the rec­om­men­da­tions. See Sharon Hart­man in Fel­low­ship Hall today to check your mem­ber­ship sta­tus.

Fish Din­ners Are Here!

Fri­day, March 6 and Fri­day, March 27 — our annu­al Lenten din­ners.

Full had­dock din­ners with fish deliv­ered fresh from Boston, plus home­made three-cheese mac­a­roni and cheese, cole slaw, Ital­ian bread, dessert.

Eat in or take out.

Vol­un­teer sign-ups are post­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall.

$11 adults      ages 6–12 $5      ages 5 and under free

Pre-ORDER and Pre-PAY at the table in Fel­low­ship Hall or by Mon­day, March 2 or Mon­day, March 23.

Cross­roads Dis­trict Train­ing — NEW DATE! Sat­ur­day, March 7    9 am — 4:30 pm
Upper New York Con­fer­ence Cen­ter 7481 Hen­ry Clay Blvd., Liv­er­pool, NY 13088

Cost is $10 and lunch is includ­ed.

Details at the church Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter, or

Help the home­less by donat­ing socks, tis­sues, and oth­er per­son­al care sup­plies

John Tumi­no from In My Father’s Kitchen is com­ing to the Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group meet­ing Feb­ru­ary 24 to share infor­ma­tion about his pro­gram to feed the home­less. He also dis­trib­utes white socks (no dress socks), trav­el size deodor­ant, wet wipes, and kleenex tis­sues to peo­ple in need.

Dona­tions may be placed in the bin in the church cor­ri­dor.

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

Four 8‑foot tables avail­able — Free

Look­ing for a stur­dy 8‑foot work table? The church has four heavy tables (that do not fold) that have seen years of ser­vice, FREE to a good home. See them in the Small Din­ing Room. You must move them. Please let the church office staff know if you are inter­est­ed: 315–457-5180.

Senior Min­istries Events

Recent­ly added to our 2020 sched­ule:

Wednes­day, June 24 Buf­fet Din­ner at Bori­o’s, Onei­da Lake

We will have a pri­vate room with a view of the lake. Spe­cial enter­tain­ment from 8–9 pm, then stroll by the water or sit to view the sun­set. Your own trans­porta­tion is required

6–9 pm   $30 per per­son

Buf­fet: Ital­ian bread & but­ter, chef sal­ad, ambrosia sal­ad, fried chick­en, roast­ed pota­toes, ziti in sauce, meat balls in sauce, ice cream sun­daes, bev­er­ages.

Wednes­day, August 12 Dessert Cruise on the Erie Canal

(max­i­mum num­ber: 24)

$18 pp — your own trans­porta­tion to 5750 Devoe Rd., Camil­lus is required.

Start at 6:30 pm from Sim’s Store and trav­el over the Nine Mile Creek Aque­duct. Deli­cious dessert choic­es, bev­er­ages, & enter­tain­ment.

We have been invit­ed to join this Cicero Unit­ed Methodist Church Car­ing Sup­port Group Trip: 

Lan­cast­er, PA Sight & Sound to see Queen Esther — Chalk Talk Artists — Ice Cream Fac­to­ry — Soft Pret­zel Fac­to­ry & more

March 12–15 (fly­er on our table in Fel­low­ship Hall)

Canastota/Lenox Seniors trip to Nashville, Ten­nessee
Music City — Novem­ber 8–14

Tour Nashville-Ride on the Delta Flat­boats-Opry­land Hotel-Belle Meade Plan­ta­tion-tour Grand Ole Opry Back­stage-Coun­try Music Hall of Fame-Ken­tucky Der­by Muse­um and more. Check out their fly­er on our table in fel­low­ship Hall.

We still have space for a few peo­ple (any age) to join us on our trip to Cape May, New Jer­sey May 1–3.

Basic Lay Ser­vant Course — April 3 & 4 (new dates)

Sharon Hart­man and Kay Phillips will teach this class at Liv­er­pool 1st on April 3 (6 — 9 pm) & April 4 (9 am — 4 pm).


Meets Mon­days at 1p m

We will soon com­plete study of 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

Lunchtime Video Series

The Extra­or­di­nary Life of Jesus of Nazareth

Wednes­days at noon

Join us for a light lunch and view Dri­ve Thru His­to­ry: The Gospels video series.

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

Filmed in Israel, videos explain the his­to­ry, arche­ol­o­gy, geog­ra­phy, and his­tor­i­cal con­text of Jesus’ sto­ry.

New Olive­branch pro­gram for April 27

Woven and Spun

Learn about prayer danc­ing, a sacred form of dance used to wor­ship and praise God by com­bin­ing sign lan­guage with sim­ple move­ments to por­tray a sto­ry through song. Lin­da Under­wood, leader of the group Woven and Spun, has led work­shops in the East­ern Unit­ed States and brought sacred dance to wor­ship ser­vices in area church­es since 1977. The group also leads wor­ship in cof­fee hous­es. They have been wor­ship­ing togeth­er for more than 20 years.


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.

Meets in the Memo­r­i­al Lounge.

Bless­ings in a Back­pack is col­lect­ing ready-to-eat pas­ta

Bless­ings in a Back­pack is seek­ing dona­tions of ready-to-eat pas­ta meals (any brand, any child-favorite fla­vor such as Chef Boyardee Ravi­o­li or Spaghet­tios). Please make sure that cans have the easy-to-open pull tabs.

For many chil­dren, food is their most impor­tant school sup­ply.
Infor­ma­tion is at the col­lec­tion bin in the church cor­ri­dor.

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 is $3.50

Spous­es & guests under age 60 wel­come for sug­gest­ed $7

Find the month­ly menu and oth­er details at or pick up a print­ed copy at the church Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter. The meal for Feb­ru­ary 10 is chick­en a la king over bis­cuit, steamed aspara­gus, and diced peach­es.