Announcements for February 23, 2020

Shrove Tues­day Pan­cake Din­ner: Feb­ru­ary 25 4:30 — 7 pm

Free will offer­ing accept­ed to sup­port mis­sion projects.

Gath­er for mis­sion work — TODAY!

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 — TODAY — Feb­ru­ary 23

Every­one is invit­ed to gath­er today at noon for lunch, then view one of these two movies: Coura­geous, or How to Train Your Drag­on The Hid­den World. FREE, no reser­va­tion need­ed. Bring a friend!

Olive­branch Pro­gram — Feb­ru­ary 24 at 7:15 pm: In My Father’s Kitchen

Chef John Tumi­no will tell how he and his wife feed the home­less in Syra­cuse and also meet some of their oth­er needs. Every­one is wel­come to attend the pro­gram. Call 315–457-5180 for infor­ma­tion.

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

Ses­sion top­ics include: Church Finance, Ques­tions for the New Church Insur­ance Car­ri­er, SPRC, Lay Ser­vant Min­istries, Stew­ard­ship, Dis­ci­ple­ship, Mis­sion Cen­tral Hub, Ser­vices of the Con­fer­ence Resource Cen­ter, New Faith Com­mu­ni­ties, Social Media: Face­book and Your Church, Mis­sion Cen­tral Hub Dis­as­ter Response, and Men­tal Health Issues

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 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

New Trips

Sat­ur­day, August 22

Motor coach to Mayville, New York

$110 per per­son

Arrive at LFUMC at 6:30 am and depart at 6:45 am

30 minute rest stop mid way

Arrive in Mayville at 10:45 am

Board The Chau­tauqua Belle Steam­boat at 11 am 

Chick­en BBQ with two sides, din­ner roll, dessert & bev­er­age

Cruis­ing from 11 am — 12:45 pm

Depart Mayville and arrive at The Nation­al Com­e­dy Cen­ter at 1:45 pm. This new and high­ly inter­ac­tive muse­um is ded­i­cat­ed to the art of com­e­dy through world class exhibits and lead­ing-edge tech­nol­o­gy. Time Mag­a­zine named the Nation­al Com­e­dy Cen­ter one of its “Great­est Places”. Peo­ple Mag­a­zine said this muse­um is “One of the rea­sons to love Amer­i­ca” and was vot­ed “Best New Attrac­tion” by USA Today.

We will board the bus and head for LFUMC at 3 pm

30 minute rest/supper stop on the way home

Approx­i­mate arrival time 6:30/7 pm

If you are inter­est­ed in this trip please noti­fy Sarah by Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 28 at or 315–695-6696

A joint trip with St. Joseph’s Seniors to Rome on Thurs­day, June 4, to see the Red Skel­ton Trib­ute Show at the Cap­i­tal The­ater will be $45 per per­son. This includes trans­porta­tion and the show. They decid­ed not to include a din­ner or lunch as it would raise the cost of the trip. Please eat lunch before arriv­ing and bring a snack. Depar­ture will be around noon and return will be around 4:30 pm. If you are inter­est­ed, please send a check made payable to LFUMC Senior Min­istries to Sarah Biel­ing 2 Cty Rte 10, Pen­nel­lville 13132. All checks must be received by March 22.

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.

EVENING BIBLE STUDY: Wednes­days at 6:45 pmLed by Pas­tor Bob Vizthum

Come with your Bible and an open heart! New par­tic­i­pants are wel­come at any time for this ongo­ing study.

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.

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).

Send reg­is­tra­tions (copies are at the church Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter) to the Liv­er­pool UMC, 604 Oswego Street, Liv­er­pool, NY 13088, marked as Lay Ser­vant Class. Par­tic­i­pants need to pur­chase the Basic Course Par­tic­i­pants book by Sandy Jack­son and Bri­an Jack­son avail­able at or

This is the pre­lim­i­nary class for those who are inter­est­ed in learn­ing about Lay Ser­vant Min­istries. Par­tic­i­pants must attend both days to obtain cred­it for com­plet­ing the course work. For infor­ma­tion con­tact Ernie War­ren at or 716–490-3676.


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

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.

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 fla­vor such as Chef Boyardee Ravi­o­li or Spaghet­tios). 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.