Announcements for March 8, 2020

Fish Din­ner — Fri­day, March 27

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

Eat in or take out.

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

Vol­un­teer sign-ups are post­ed in Fel­low­ship Hall.

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

Lun­cheon & Movie Day: Sat­ur­day, March 14

Gath­er at 11:30 am for a lun­cheon in the church Fel­low­ship Hall, fol­lowed by the movie, Leap Year. $2 per per­son. Sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall or call the church at 315–457-5180 to reserve a place. Pre­sent­ed by the Hos­pi­tal­i­ty & Fel­low­ship Com­mit­tee.

Lenten craft time, Sun­days at 10:30 am

Join us in Fel­low­ship hall each Sun­day dur­ing Lent for a Lent-relat­ed craft or col­or­ing activ­i­ty. Chil­dren and adults wel­come. Art teacher Sara Bai­ley will lead the activ­i­ties — March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5.

Order Spring Flow­ers to adorn the Sanc­tu­ary for East­er

Please return this form and pay­ment to the church office by April 1.

Name ___________________________________

Phone Num­ber ___________________________

Lilies ($9) __________

Chrysan­the­mums ($9) __________

Aza­leas ($11) __________

Total $ _______

In Mem­o­ry Of:

In Hon­or Of:

Please cir­cle one: Pick Up          Donate

Flow­ers will be avail­able for pick up after the 11 am ser­vice on East­er Sun­day, or dur­ing office hours the fol­low­ing week. If flow­ers have not been picked up or arrange­ments made with the office by April 20, flow­ers will be dis­trib­uted to nurs­ing home or home­bound mem­bers of LFUMC.

Spe­cial music pre­sen­ta­tion to be offered Sun­day, March 29 at 10:30 am

In between the 9:30 and 11 am wor­ship ser­vices, Michael King, Bill Young, and Nan­cy B. James will present The Shep­herd on the Rock by Franz Schu­bert. Wel­come spring with this pre­sen­ta­tion of clar­inet, piano, and vocal music.

Small gifts need­ed for shut-in bas­kets

The Hos­pi­tal­i­ty and Fel­low­ship Com­mit­tee is col­lect­ing items for spring gift bas­kets for home­bound shut-ins and those in health care facil­i­ties, now through April 12. Items need­ed: small pack­ages of tis­sues, lotion, pens, mini col­or­ing books, col­ored pen­cils, cards, devo­tion­als, & sta­tionery.

Olive­branch pro­gram for March 23

Move to the Sounds and Rhythm

San­dra Sabine facil­i­tates class­es at the Liv­er­pool Art Cen­ter. Join this inter­ac­tive ses­sion of rhythm, music mak­ing, and cre­ative con­nec­tion mod­ules. All will be able to par­tic­i­pate. 7:15 pm pro­gram is open to every­one. Women wish­ing to attend the 6 pm din­ner (appe­tiz­ers at 5:30 pm) should reserve by March 20, 315–457-5180.

Senior Min­istries Upcom­ing Events

Fri­day, April 24

Annu­al 50’s Din­ner catered by LFUMC Men’s Club

6 pm — Fel­low­ship Hall — $15 per per­son

Pro­gram: Strolling Down Sali­na Street: A Walk Down Mem­o­ry Lane pre­sent­ed by Robert Sear­ing, Ononda­ga His­tor­i­cal Asso­ci­a­tion. Lim­it­ed seat­ing so don’t delay.

Wednes­day, May 27

Lunch & Movie at Spaghet­ti Ware­house

$20 per per­son

The Princess & the Pirate star­ring Bob Hope

Car pool­ing can be arranged

Enjoy great food, fel­low­ship and laugh­ter.

Wednes­day, August 12

Dessert Cruise on the Erie Canal

$18 per per­son — your own trans­porta­tion is required — set sail at 6:30 from Sim’s Store in Camil­lus and trav­el over the Nine Mile Creek Aque­duct towards Rt. 173. Enjoy a sum­mer evening with deli­cious dessert choic­es, bev­er­ages, great enter­tain­ment, and the glow of sun­set as you cruise along the canal.

The Ark Encounter & Cre­ation Muse­um

5 day 4 night trip Novem­ber 5–9th.

For all of the above events/trips and more, check out our table in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Basic Lay Ser­vant Course — April 3 & 4

Sharon Hart­man and Kay Phillips will teach this class at Liv­er­pool First UMCApril 3 (6 — 9 pm) & April 4 (9 am — 4 pm)

Send reg­is­tra­tions (copies at the church Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter) to church: 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 inter­est­ed in learn­ing about Lay Ser­vant Min­istries.

Par­tic­i­pants must attend both days to obtain cred­it for the course.

For infor­ma­tion con­tact  Sharon Hart­man at 315–457-6267 or

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.


Meets Mon­days at 1p m

We will begin study­ing the New Tes­ta­ment
in time for East­er. Every­one is wel­come to join at any time.

Led by Pas­tor Bob Vizthum

Train to Be An ERT Sat­ur­day, May 16

At the Con­fer­ence Cen­ter, 7481 Hen­ry Clay Blvd. Become cer­ti­fied or re-cer­ti­fied for 3 years as an Ear­ly Response Team mem­ber. Train­ing equips teams to help com­mu­ni­ties clean up after nat­ur­al dis­as­ters of any kind. Reg­is­tra­tion is online, so call Kate at the church office to have details emailed to you: 315–457-5180.

Join the Prayer Quilt­ing Min­istry

If you can tie a knot, cut and pin fab­ric, or iron, con­sid­er join­ing the Prayer Quilt min­istry. Meets Tues­days at 10 am at church.

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  — Wednes­days at noon

The Extra­or­di­nary Life of Jesus of Nazareth

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.


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.

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.

Menu for March 9: Swedish meat­balls over egg noo­dles with veg­eta­bles and orange.