Missions & Outreach

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Mis­sion work is our join­ing with God in work of build­ing God’s king­dom of jus­tice and mer­cy on earth. As we engage in mis­sion work, putting our faith into action, we grow as dis­ci­ples of Christ.

Liv­er­pool First Unit­ed Methodist church offers many oppor­tu­ni­ties to serve in mis­sions glob­al­ly, region­al­ly, local­ly and in our home church. Some mis­sions are hands-on while oth­ers may sim­ply be sup­port­ed by your finan­cial giv­ing.

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We encour­age every­one to engage in mis­sion work of some kind, for the sake of build­ing the King­dom of God and grow­ing in Chris­t­ian dis­ci­ple­ship through ser­vice with oth­ers.






There are so many oppor­tu­ni­ties to use your tal­ents & gifts to serve in Liv­er­pool First Unit­ed Methodist Church. These are just a few!

Opportunities to Serve at LFUMC


Sun­day Morn­ing Greeters — 9:00, 10:30 am

Be the first “smile of LFUMC” peo­ple encounter on Sun­day morn­ing. Rep­re­sent God’s wel­come to guest and friends old and new at the church door, direct them toward Dis­cov­er Zone chil­dren’s pro­grams, Sanc­tu­ary, Fel­low­ship Hell, restrooms, etc.

Sun­day Morn­ing Ush­ers — 9:30 and 11:00 am

Share in the min­istry of wel­com­ing the stranger as well as friends, dis­trib­ut­ing pro­grams, help­ing find seats, large print bul­letins, hear­ing assis­tance, hym­nals in Braille, etc.

Sun­day Morn­ing Hos­pi­tal­i­ty

Share in the min­istry of serv­ing oth­ers fol­low­ing Sun­day church ser­vices by offer­ing refresh­ments and a smile to mem­bers and guests of our church.

Chil­dren’s Min­istry — Sun­days 9:15 & 11:00 and Wednes­day 6:30   (addi­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties exist through­out the year)

Sun­day School & DELTA

Every minute you give mat­ters in the life a child! Help month­ly, week­ly, or occa­sion­al­ly.  Lead a class, assist a teacher, wel­come fam­i­lies, be a hall shep­herd.  There are addi­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties on Wednes­day Evenings dur­ing the school year for DELTA as well as VBS dur­ing 1 week of evenings in July.

Nurs­ery & Child Care

Assist in our lov­ing nurs­ery! We have oppor­tu­ni­ties for folks to serve the youngest of our church. We offer nurs­ery care at both our 9:30 & 11:00 ser­vices. Choose one or both to serve. We offer a 8 week rota­tion sched­ule, although you can serve more often if desired!

Occa­sion­al­ly we also offer events & pro­grams through­out the year that require us to offer child care for fam­i­lies attend­ing the events. If you have a heart for chil­dren this is a won­der­ful oppor­tu­ni­ty to serve!

Call Karen Gloyd, at 315–457-5180. Safe Sanc­tu­ary Poli­cies apply.


Prayer Part­ners — Mon­days, 3:00 pm

Join oth­ers in lift­ing to God in prayer the con­cerns raised in Sun­day wor­ship. Help build God’s king­dom through inter­ces­sion. Email prayer chain also avail­able.

Con­gre­ga­tion­al Care­givers

Vis­it­ing the sick and infirm is a Chris­t­ian min­istry one can take up at any age. Share Chris­t­ian con­ver­sa­tions and prayer with our home­bound mem­bers and friends who can no longer join us on Sun­days. Con­tact Pas­tor Pen­ny Hart through the church office.

Prayer Quilt Min­istry — Tues­days 10 am
We make lap-sized patch­work quilts to bring beau­ty and com­fort to mem­bers and friends of LFUMC who are injured or ill. Quil­ters of all abil­i­ties are wel­come!

Knit/Crochet with Prayer­ful Threads

Gath­er to knit and cro­chet baby blan­kets, hats, and scarves as tan­gi­ble reminders of God’s love and our prayers for new­ly bap­tized chil­dren, chil­dren of Teen MOPS, and peo­ple in need of the Res­cue Mis­sions’ open arms. We meet twice a month on Sun­day after­noons from 2:00–4:00 pm.

Teen MOPS Din­ner Prepa­ra­tion

MOPS stands for Moth­ers of Pre-School­ers. A group of teenaged MOPS meet at LFUMC on Tues­day after­noons twice a month. Pro­vid­ing a healthy sup­per for their meet­ing is a way of car­ing for these moth­ers and their chil­dren.

Project Christi­na

Help com­fort a child in cri­sis.  We col­lect for Project Christi­na new stuffed toys, chil­dren’s books and reusable child friend­ly tote bags. Be dou­ble the bless­ing by pur­chas­ing the $5 stuffed toy at Kohl’s where pro­ceeds go to the Golisano’s chil­dren’s hos­pi­tal and donate the stuffed toy to Project Christi­na. The dona­tions are giv­en to the Ononda­ga Coun­ty S.S. Fos­ter Care Divi­sion to be giv­en to the chil­dren when they are removed from their home. The red dona­tion box is in the Fel­low­ship Hall.

Opportunities to Serve Outside of LFUMC

Con­gre­ga­tion­al Care­givers

Vis­it­ing the sick and infirm is a Chris­t­ian min­istry one can take up at any age. Share Chris­t­ian con­ver­sa­tions and prayer with our home­bound mem­bers and friends who can no longer join us on Sun­days. Con­tact Pas­tor Pen­ny Hart through the church office.

Vol­un­teer as a Pas­toral Vis­i­tor at Elder­wood Skilled Nurs­ing Facil­i­ty

Long-term res­i­dents of Elder­wood receive the love of Christ through vis­its, prayer, scrip­ture read­ing and Chris­t­ian friend­ship. You’ll find your faith grow­ing as you share it with oth­ers. Con­tact Pas­tor Pen­ny Hart to learn how you can become a Pas­toral Vis­i­tor.

Work at Matthew 25 Farm

This small, not-for-prof­it, pub­lic char­i­ty has a farm in LaFayette, NY. We grow and dis­trib­ute fresh veg­eta­bles to those in need to ensure that no Cen­tral New York­er goes with­out fresh pro­duce. We need help with plant­i­ng, rock pick­ing, and lat­er in the sea­son, with har­vest­ing! If you’d like to help out, email us at Matthew25Farm@yahoo.com.

Serve Din­ner at Brown Memo­r­i­al UMCSun­day 2:30pm

Would you like to help serve a meal and cel­e­brate with wor­ship? This is a won­der­ful way to build God’s king­dom on His earth by serv­ing oth­ers.

These are just a few ways Liv­er­pool First Unit­ed Methodist Church serves, there are so many more, such as, Red Bird Mis­sion, Angel Christ­mas Tree, Heifer Project, Food Pantry Col­lec­tions. Watch our news to hear when the next oppor­tu­ni­ty arrives!

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact the church office at 315–457-5180

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