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 2019
Child of Africa: Growing Up in Zimbabwe
January 28, 2019
Learn what it is like to grow up in Zimbabwe: the traditions, family life, educational opportunities, and community life for a young girl and woman. Appreciate the rituals and beliefs that are part of marriage vows, death ceremonies, and religion, where speaker Pastor Blessed Sikhosana Bird will share her experiences.
Restoring Broken Lives Fulfilling Dreams
February 25, 2019
The mission of Adult and Teen Challenge is to help people caught in the cycle of drug and alcohol abuse and life controlling problems to become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive. David Pilch, the Syracuse director, explains the program and belief that God provides the cure for the whole person. The program has a 75% cure rate. He will explain the history of the program and the three phases of intervention.
March 25, 2019
Sarah Easterly LMSW, Special Assistant to the Commissioner of DCFS Onondaga County Department of Children and Family Services, will share her experiences with giving teddy bears to children who can no longer be supported in their home as they transition to a foster home. The soft furry bears provide the child with something snuggly to cuddle during this stressful time. She will also describe other services that this unit provides.
April 15, 2019
Via Crucis, Path of Suffering
Rose Rheinheimer, a village neighbor to our church, will lead us through the solemn and inspiring ritual of the Stations of the Cross this week before Easter. She will lead us with scripture along the Via Dolorosa, the painful way of the cross. There will be opportunities for us to participate in the readings as we follow Jesus' footsteps in the 14 successive incidents during his progress from the condemnation by Pilate to his crucifixion and burial.
May 20, 2019
How Sweet It Is
Jim Farfuglia returns with his newly published book on the history of Nestle Chocolate in Fulton, told through the voices of many people who worked there over the years and became like family. He has interesting media artifacts and stories. Plus we'll have a taste of chocolate.
Women's Winter Painting Event
Women's Winter Retreat - Sweet Life Cafe