women's ministry

The Women's ministry has two fellowship groups that meet monthly. 

There are also additional opportunities for women to come together

for retreats and special events throughout the year. Each provide

wonderful opportunities to get to know other women of the church.

In addition to the following groups. Liverpool First UMC offers a variety of opportunities for women to come together and fellowship, from painting parties to retreats. Watch for details of upcoming events to be listed in the All of Us newsletter and your worship bulletin.


Hickory/Willow  This UMW group caters to the older women of our church. We meet the 1st Wednesday of the month at 12:30 for fellowship and a program. Bring a bag lunch and join us at our next meeting. If you have any questions, contact Loretta Knobel at 451-1168.


Olivebranch This fellowship group caters to all women in the church. We come together for fellowship, dinner and a program. We meet on the 4th Monday of each month, Program themes are varied through out the year. We begin at 5:30 for fellowship, at 6:00 we join together for dinner followed by the night's program. The upcoming programs are listed below. There is a $5 fee for the dinner and you must pre-register for dinner by calling the church office at 315-457-5180.

Olivebranch Programs 2017-2018

Bring the Green Inside
September 25
Learn how to make a terrarium with the experts from Ballantyne Gardens. Watch Lisa Ballantyne or Karen Thompson demonstrate how to creatively assemble a terrarium. She will review the supplies, sequence, directions, and plants to make an attractive terrarium for your home. Simple ideas for a fairy garden will be displayed and discussed.

Oh What a Relief It Is!
October 23
John Murphy, Jr., Esq., Safe Harbor Wills and Trusts
Stop your worries as you learn and have your questions answered: How do I save my assets? Medicaid, what is true and what is not? Are all those stories true? How can I prepare for the future? Join in the discussion.

Silent Auction of baked goods and edibles (jams, jellies, candies, cheese, wine, cookies, pies, breads, muffins, and cupcakes) will be displayed and ready for bids during appetizers and dinner. Highest bidders may collect their treats at the end of the evening. This is our only fund raiser for the year. If questions, contact Jill Ertinger.

Were You There?
November 27
Jim Farfaglia, author of The Blizzard of '66
You were there and have your own story if you lived around here 51 years ago. Jim conveys the wonderful stories and presents photos that he has collected about that "never forgotten" week in this area. Program will be in the Media/Stage Room downstairs. All interested congregation and friends are welcome to attend. The program begins at 7:15 p.m.

Heavenly and Inspiring Harmony of Harps
December 18
Listen to a Christmas concert by Harmony of Harps, a talented ensemble of harpists who will share their talents and music with us in the sanctuary for this advent program. Harmony of Harps began performing as a group more than 20 years ago. Jennifer Staples is president and Deette Bunn is musical director. Congregation and friends are invited to listen to the program at 7 p.m. Please arrive early; baskets for a donation for the ensemble will be available. The traditional Candle Creche will be lit on the altar before the concert.

January 22

Sights and Sounds of the Holy Land
February 26
Kay Phillips will share experiences of her trip to Israel which followed in the footsteps of Jesus, Samuel, David, and Paul. Listen to how the Bible will always be alive in new ways after having been in the storied places.

Rince Na Somas
March 26
Learn about the rich culture and history of Irish Dance and costumes. A group of Rince Na Somas dancers who learned under the tutelage of Certified Irish Dance Instructors (TCRA) will perform. Dancers range from 3 years through high school age. They dance in hard shoes and soft shoes. Dance show coordinator Nora Putnam will provide commentary on the dances.

How in the World Did They Get Rid of Dust Bunnies
April 23
John Ferrini, Vacuums Galore
It's time to spring clean, but first take a historical tour of cleaners from rug beaters (did your mother use one?) to the latest in vacuums. Hear and see the machines that were used as cleaners in the past as he shares and shows his amazing collection.

May 21

Women Dine Out
June 25
Olivebranch will share fellowship and dinner at a community restaurant.

Women's Winter Painting Event

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Women's Winter Retreat - Sweet Life Cafe