The Weekly Word – This Week’s News From Coventryville UMC 

Upcoming Events & News

View all this news and more in our weekly e-newsletter, The Weekly WordClick here to add your email address to the distribution list.

Good news! We passed! Skip and Betsy met with Chester County’s new kitchen/food facility inspector, Jo Vanderloop, on Friday, April 23rd. They were thrilled and relieved to hear that the license to operate passed for renewal. Many thanks to Janice, Cindy and Joe for all their help with cleaning in preparation for Jo’s visit.

Mark your calendar for the next bargain-hunting day at CUMC’s Thrift Shop. Stop in and see what’s new on Saturday, April 24th from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Please wear a mask and social distance so everyone can enjoy some retail therapy.

Save your appetite for Saturday’s Crusted Chicken Pot Pie Take-Out Dinner! Menu items include pot pie, coleslaw, a roll with butter, applesauce, and a dessert. Pick-up is from 4:00-6:00 PM on May 8th. Adult Price: $12; Students & Seniors (65 and older): $10; Kids (5 and younger): Free! Enjoy a night off from cooking!

VBS “Rocky Railway” Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through
Who do you know? Who do you know that likes kids, has great energy, can spare a few half days in June (14-18), believes Christian teachings, etc.? Get the word out that VBS is especially rewarding for volunteers. For more details, to suggest a name, or to volunteer, please see Betsy, Heather or Ruth Ann.


  • There are blank greeting cards on the OWLS’ table with a picture on them of Coventryville drawn by Annette Roth. They are sold in packs of five for $5.00. Buy some for yourself or gift some to a friend!
  • The next OWLS meeting will be on Tuesday, May 18th at 10:00 AM in the Chrisman House. This will be the last meeting until September. Celebrate Spring, share stories, read scripture, enjoy laughter and more! Please remember to bring a box lunch and a Bible. Mask-wearing and distancing will be in effect for everyone’s safety. Friends are welcome!

If you live or work in Chester County and would like to let the county know you are interested in receiving a vaccine, then please click here to pre-register for vaccination. This simple process requires internet access and an email address for notifications. Note: Pre-registering can be completed on behalf of someone else who does not have internet access. Thank you to Felicia for forwarding this information!

Did you miss the message this past Sunday, or would you like to hear it again? Visit our website’s sermon page – and click on any play arrow. All the audio files can be downloaded to any smart device by clicking the 3-dots (kebab) menu on the far right of the file listing. Perfect for listening on the go!

SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE CHANNEL Sunday’s service will be live-streamed, not pre-recorded. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to view the service live. It’s EASY! Go to Click on the SUBSCRIBE button. If not signed in, click on SIGN IN. Use a Google account to log in or create an account. It’s FREE! Get notifications of new content. Find newly published videos in your Subscriptions feed. Be a part of our YouTube family!

-> Be exposure and symptom free
->Wear a mask
->Check in for attendance
->Socially distance
->Wash hands often
->Pray for good health
If you have any questions or comments about these guidelines, please contact Pastor Will by phone, 484-942-0257, or email

Regularly scheduled giving continues with three options – 1) drop-off in the main office or during the weekly service, 2) checks mailed to Coventryville UMC, 1521 Old Ridge Rd, Pottstown, PA 19465, and 3) online at Thank you for your continued support!

Using Giant and Redner’s gift cards from church when grocery shopping helps financially thanks to the stores’ rebate programs. Please contact Marlin at 610-469-6671 to make a purchase. Drop-off or pick-up arrangements can be made. Your support is appreciated!

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. If pick-up arrangements are needed, please call Janice Camaho (610-469-6141) or Lowell Fries (610-323-4227).

e-Giving Made Easy
Go to 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 Questions? Contact the main office at 215-375-2979.

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

May 9
Acts 10:44-48 • Psalm 98 • 1 John 5:1-6 • John 15:9-17

May 16
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 • Psalm 1 • 1 John 5:6-13 • John 17:6-19

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.

Any of the following food donations for the pantry would be greatly appreciated – 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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