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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.peace-caa.org 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 Amazon.com or Cokesbury.com.
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 email@example.com or 716–490-3676.
EXPLORE THE BIBLE
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.