About Us

 Wel­come to Liv­er­pool First Unit­ed Methodist Church.

We are locat­ed in the beau­ti­ful vil­lage of Liv­er­pool, New York

at 604 Oswego Street, Liv­er­pool, NY 13088.

 Our church offices are open

 Mon­day-Thurs­day from 9am to 3pm and on Fri­day 9am to 12pm.

We can be reached at 315–457-5180.

2016 Liverpool First UMC
LFUMC Sanctuary

Tra­di­tion­al Wor­ship Ser­vices are held on Sun­day morn­ings at 9:30 & 11:00.

Com­mu­nion & Reflec­tion is held Sun­days at 8:15am in our chapel.

Sun­day School for chil­dren ages 3 through 12th grade is held at 9:15.

Nurs­ery Care is offered dur­ing the 9:30 ser­vice.

We offer an Infant & Nurs­ing Moth­er’s Room for use as

need­ed.  Ser­vice is live streamed for your con­ve­nience.



From June until Labor Day we hold one Wor­ship Ser­vice, at 10:00.

Sum­mer pro­grams for K‑6th grades and nurs­ery are avail­able at 10:00.

meet our staff

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Senior Pastor
Reverend Pastor Robert Vizthum
Nancy James, Director of Music Ministries
Nan­cy James, Direc­tor of Music Min­istries
Director Of Music Ministry
Nancy B. James
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Administrative Assistant,
Editor of All of Us
Kate Smith






Office Operations Assistant
Elizabeth Mengel
Associate Pastor
Reverend Penny Hart
Associate Pastor
Reverend Candace Lawrence
Director of Youth
Zachary Martin
Bill Young
Praise LIFE band
Daniel Williams


Church Sexton
Michael Gloyd

All are welcome!

Unit­ed Methodists speak many lan­guages and live in many coun­tries with many dif­fer­ent cul­tures, eth­nic tra­di­tions, nation­al his­to­ries and under­stand­ings of Chris­t­ian faith and prac­tice.

We are peo­ple ded­i­cat­ed to a life of par­tic­i­pa­tion, per­son­al respon­si­bil­i­ty, gen­eros­i­ty, sac­ri­fice and self-restraint, respond­ing to the call of Jesus Christ.

We are a covenant com­mu­ni­ty, con­cerned about God’s chil­dren every­where. In life’s clouds of doubt and divi­sion, we see the sun­light of God’s pur­pose bring­ing heal­ing har­mo­ny and hope.

We love wor­ship, study of God’s Word, music, potluck din­ners and a sense of com­mu­ni­ty, a sense of belong­ing.

We wel­come peo­ple of faith into our church­es, and espe­cial­ly peo­ple who are search­ing for answers to life’s tough ques­tions, because we know what it’s like to feel alone, unsure, to just need a wel­com­ing place with open hearts, open minds, open doors.

We roll up our sleeves and say, “Let’s get to work,” as we answer the call of mak­ing dis­ci­ples for Jesus Christ.

We live the promise we made the day we joined the Unit­ed Methodist Church, a promise of prayer,  our pres­ence, our gifts and our ser­vice.

The Mission of the United Methodist Church

The mis­sion of the Church is to make dis­ci­ples of Jesus Christ for the trans­for­ma­tion of the world by pro­claim­ing the good news of God’s grace and by exem­pli­fy­ing Jesus’ com­mand to love God and neigh­bor, thus seek­ing the ful­fill­ment of God’s reign and realm in the world. The ful­fill­ment of God’s reign and realm in the world is the vision Scrip­ture holds before us. The Unit­ed Methodist Church affirms that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Sav­ior of the world, and the Lord of all. As we make dis­ci­ples, we respect per­sons of all reli­gious faiths and we defend reli­gious free­dom for all per­sons. Jesus’ words in Matthew pro­vide the Church with our mis­sion: “There­fore, go and make dis­ci­ples of all nations, bap­tiz­ing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spir­it, teach­ing them to obey every­thing that I’ve com­mand­ed you” (28:19–20), and “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind. . . . You must love your neigh­bor as you love your­self” (22:37, 39).

excert from the UMC Book of Discipline


Our Belief

We at the Liv­er­pool first Unit­ed Methodist church hold these basic Chris­t­ian affir­ma­tions, adapt­ed from The Book of Dis­ci­pline

We believe in the tri­bune of God — Father, son and Holy Spir­it.

We believe in Sal­va­tion in and through Jesus Christ.

We believe in the activ­i­ty of the Holy Spir­it, in both the indi­vid­ual believ­er and in the com­mu­ni­ty of believ­ers.

We believe the king­dom of God is a present real­i­ty, but will be per­fect­ly ful­filled in a future time.

We believe in the author­i­ty of scrip­ture.

We believe in the one­ness of the Church in Christ Jesus.

In addition, we affirm these basic Methodist emphasis:

We believe in God’s pre­ve­nient grace, the divine love that sur­rounds us and moves us toward repen­tance and faith.

We believe in God’s jus­ti­fy­ing grace, by which God reach­es out to us with accept­ing and par­don­ing love through Jesus Christ.

We believe in God’s sanc­ti­fy­ing grace, by which we are nur­tured through the Holy Spir­it, and grow in knowl­edge and love of God and in love for our neigh­bor.

We believe sal­va­tion is evi­denced in good works, involv­ing wit­ness­ing, mis­sion ad ser­vice in the world.