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Chimes – This Week’s News From Coventryville UMC 

Upcoming Events and News:

BAZAAR PREP
The Christmas Bazaar Craft Nights continue on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Chrisman House. All are welcome to help prepare for this year’s Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 9th. Click here for ways to help.

THRIFT SHOP
Bargains are to be found at CUMC’s Thrift Shop on Saturday, October 26th. Stop in between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM to see what’s new. Time it right and stay for the Trick-or-Treat Trail.

TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL
Please join us indoors for a free TRICK or TREAT TRAIL and a free HOT-DOG LUNCH for all ages! On Saturday, October 26th, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Coventryville United Methodist Church will host this safe and fun event for the community. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged! Please be mindful that attendees will include small children, so kid-friendly costumes would be greatly appreciated.

Welcoming all who are willing to participate in setting up along our inside trail and handing out treats or stop by and enjoy FREE lunch, treats and crafts.
Questions? Please call the main office at 610-469-9350.

RIBS-N-CHICKEN DINNER
Come to this fun, family-friendly and filling event! On Saturday, October 26th, Coventryville United Methodist Church will host a Ribs and Chicken Dinner. Starting at 4:00 PM through 6:30 PM, visitors can dine-in or take-out. Menu items include: ribs, chicken, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, dessert, coffee, water, and iced tea. Prices are as follows: Adults-$12.00; Students & Seniors (65 & older)-$8.00; and Kids (5 & under)-Free! Questions? Call the main office at 610-469-9350.

AFTER-CHURCH FELLOWSHIP
Skip and Betsy Booker along with the Children’s Ministry will host the After-Church Fellowship on Sunday, October 27th. It’s sure to be a special time for sharing and snacking! November’s 2nd and 4th Sundays are open for new hosts. Volunteers can sign-up on the sheet is at the back of church. Funding is available to cover the cost of hosting. Your consideration of continuing this well-liked social ministry is greatly appreciated!

OCTOBER’S LUNCH
October’s Senior Lunch Bunch gathering will be held on Wednesday, the 30th, from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM in the Chrisman House. This is a BINGO DAY. Please bring a tricky or treaty prize and wear a hat to celebrate Halloween. Hope to see you there. Blessings Sandy, Skip and Betsy

MUSIC NEWS
Hand Chime Choir rehearsals will resume on Thursday, November 7th, from 6:45 PM-7:15 PM in preparation for the Christmas Eve service. We rehearse in the choir room. Interested? Come out that night and give it a try! We have a lot of fun. Any questions, please see Karen Finkbiner.

CUMC and PRISON MINISTRIES
As in the last few years, we will be participating in sending prison inmates cards at Christmas. Please take a minute to make an inmate’s Christmas merrier with an encouraging and faith-filled message signed with your first name only. Samples are posted at the table in Grace Hall. Deadline for cards to be taken to Conference is November 4th. Thank-you for your compassion for prison inmates at Christmas-a time of peace and love. Blessings, Betsy

BIBLE STUDY
Our Wednesday Bible Studies with Pastor Will are at 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM. The topic is The Life and Times of the Apostle Paul. All are invited to this study of perhaps the most influential follower of Jesus of all time.

UMCOR HYGIENE KITS
We are collecting kits to send through UMCOR for the victims of Hurricane Dorian (click here for the item list). You may bring in complete kits or individual items which we can assemble into kits. Individual items can be placed in the collection basket located in the main office lobby. Thank you!

METAL RECYCLING
The Methodist Men continue to collect all metal, some appliances, and electrical wiring for recycling. This generates income for the church. Deliveries can be dropped off behind the shed in the cemetery, or call the church office (610-469-9350) for pick-up arrangements.

e-Giving Made Easy
Go to https://cumc.gvtls.com and select the giving fund you want to contribute to, enter an amount and your preferred frequency of donating. Repeat the process for any additional funds you’d like to support. Then, proceed to checkout. An email address is required, along with your contact information. Payment can be made through your checking account (preferred method since the charge to the church is significantly lower) or a credit card. Contact and payment information is stored to make future payments easier. For more detailed instructions, visit https://tinyurl.com/yb442ylw. Questions? Contact the main office at 610-469-9350.

Faith Matters

Young Adult Bible Study
The next meeting of Coventryville United Methodist Church Young Adult (ages 18-35) Bible Study will be announced soon. We have been meeting at 7:00 PM in the Chrisman House or in people’s home.  Please contact Emily Sollenberger for more information.

Upcoming Sermons/ Scriptures

October 20th – The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 121 • Jeremiah 31:27-34 • 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 • Luke 18:1-8

October 27th – The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 65 • Joel 2:23-32 • 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 • Luke 18:9-14

Worship Schedule

The Welcome Table- A Contemporary Worship Service- 9:30 AM
Traditional Worship Service- 11:00 AM

Service Matters

OUTREACH: First: Sales of water, soda, and iced tea in the silver refrigerator in our kitchen for the Appalachia Service Project. Second: the collection of quarters for laundering for the homeless and the ASP. Third: donations to the Hygiene Kits for UMCOR.

TEACHERS AND HELPERS NEEDED: We need some folks to teach or assist in teaching our elementary age children on Sundays from 9:30 am until 10:30 am, starting in November. Those interested in helping with this important ministry are invited to come and observe the current teachers in action on any Sunday. Volunteers may give one or more Sundays of their time each month (any time at all will be greatly appreciated). Please note that all teachers and helpers will need to have current child abuse and criminal background check clearances. Please see Betsy Booker or Sandy Geisler for more information.

CAN YOU HELP? If you could drive someone to an appointment, pick up groceries, or prepare a meal, Contact the church at 610-469-9350 or Sandy Geisler at 610-804-2925.

Food Pantry Donations

Laundry supplies are requested for October. Additional donations may include 16oz size vegetables and fruit, single portion sizes of fruit, cereal, Chef Boyardee pastas, packs of crackers, individual juice drinks, etc. Peanut butter, jams, jellies, 1lb boxes of pasta and 14-24oz pasta sauce and 16oz varieties of Chef Boyardee are always needed. No institutional size foods or foods with outdated “use by dates” can be used. If you won’t eat it, then please don’t donate it. Thank you! Questions? Contact Dawn Fries at 610-326-9082.

Aluminum Can Recycling
Please put your DRY, clean and preferably crushed cans in a plastic grocery type bag and drop them in the trash can behind the shed.

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