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 us at 315–457-5180.
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 both 9:30 & 11:00 services.
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 also available at 10:00.
meet our staff
Reverend Pastor Robert Vizthum
Director of Family Ministries & Christian Education
Director Of Music Ministry
Nancy B. James
Administrative Assistant ‚Editor of All of Us
Reverend Dr. Milton T. Jefferson
Reverend Penny Hart
Reverend Candace Lawrence
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
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.