Fish Dinner — Friday, March 27
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.
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 leads the activities — March 15, 22, 29, and April 5.
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.
Special offering next week for Vera House
Next Sunday, March 22, we will take a special offering on behalf of Vera House, a Central New York social service agency that provides support to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse.
If you have personnel questions
Please contact Co-chair Jason Hoy at 315–374-0059 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you need to communicate with SPRC during the month of March. Thank you.
Train to be an ERT — May 16
At the Conference Center, 7481 Henry Clay Blvd. Become certified or re-certified for 3 years as an Early Response Team member. Learn to help communities clean up after natural disasters. Registration is online, so call Kate at the church office to have details emailed to you: 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.
Historic Binghamton — Saturday, August 22
$50 pp with $5 ice cream voucher
Maximum number for this trip is 40
Depart at 8:15 am — estimated return at 5:30 pm
Windy Hill Candle & Candy (candle making demonstration & shopping for retro candy)
Lunch at Little Venice Restaurant — Old Fashion Ice Cream at Jones Humdinger — guided tour of the city via the motor coach — ride on the beautiful Herschell Carousel.
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.
The cut off for reservations for the 50’s dinner on Friday, April 24, is Sunday, March 29.
Basic Lay Servant Course — April 3 & 4
Sharon Hartman & Kay Phillips will teach at Liverpool First UMC Friday, 6 — 9 pm & Saturday, 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 Amazon.com or Cokesbury.com. This is the preliminary class for those interested in learning about Lay Servant Ministries. Participants must attend both days to obtain course credit. For information contact Sharon Hartman at 315–457-6267 or email@example.com
EXPLORE THE BIBLE
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
Holy Week Worship
9:30 & 11 am — Choir Cantata during Worship
Behold the Lamb! by Molly Ijames, Lloyd Larson, and Jay Rouse with flute, cello, and piano
7 pm — Worship with Holy Communion
12 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran on Hazel Street in Liverpool
7 am — Sunrise Worship in Johnson Park
9:30 am — Easter Sunday Worship
11 am — Easter Sunday Worship
Vital Congregations Implementation Team
Members announced on March 8 include: Pat Toukatly, Marshall Bailey, Chick McChesney, Sharon Hartman, and Rich Ertinger. The team also includes the pastor and the Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens.
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.
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 pm
Led by Pastor Bob Vizthum
Come with your Bible and an open heart!
New participants welcome at any time.
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 www.peace-caa.org or pick up a printed copy at the church Information Center.
Menu for March 16: cranberry walnut chicken salad served on a croissant roll, tomato florentine soup, fruit cocktail.
Introducing our new pastor, Pastor Ray Gilman, who begins his appointment at LFUMC on July 1
Pastor Ray Gilman was born in Syracuse, NY and spent a majority of his youth in and around the Greater Syracuse Area. He is a graduate of Sandy Creek Central School and holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Knox College in Galesburg, IL. His passion for the Lord and a deeper Scriptural understanding inspired him to surrender to the Lord’s call and ‘go wherever Christ commands’ to do good work for the Kingdom of God.
In 2012, he received his first appointment as a Licensed Local Pastor. He brought with him an extensive background in business, marketing, and advertising. In December 2017, he graduated from a joint program from Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College and United Theological Seminary of Dayton, OH with a Master of Divinity. In May of 2018, Pastor Gilman was robed and formally received by the UNYUMC annual conference as a Provisional Elder.
Pastor Gilman and his wife Andrea bring their joy with them wherever they go in the presence of their three daughters. Pastor Gilman’s oldest child, Dylan, lives and works in the Rochester area.