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THE WEEKLY WORD
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JUNIOR FLUTE RECITAL
You are cordially invited to attend Emma Flinchbaugh’s Junior Flute Recital, “Ha-Fluta-Matata it’s Gonna be Great!” Enjoy the presentation live at Ware Recital Hall, West Chester University. This special event is on Sunday, December 5th, at 4:30pm.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE
The Finkbiner family invites you to share in Ralph’s Celebration of Life. A grave side burial will occur with the family on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Please plan to visit with the family at Zion Lutheran Church (39 Bonnie Brae Road, Spring City, PA 19475) during the following times:
Viewing 9:00-11:00 AM
Service 11:00 AM
Burial (adjacent cemetery)
Luncheon (Zion Lutheran Church)
Click here to view his obituary.
AFTER CHURCH FELLOWSHIP HOUR
The next Fellowship Hour will be in Grace Hall next Sunday, December 12th, after the 11:00 AM service. If you have any questions or would like to help with this event, please see Danette Dean. Come share in the fun and enjoy the treats!
THE OWLS NEWS
The UMCOR Hygiene Kits item to be collected this Sunday and the next, 12/12, is a sturdy comb with at least 6” of teeth. (No pocket combs or picks.) The upcoming item for December 19th and 26th is a 10-count package of 3/4 by 3 inches plain adhesive bandages—no cartoon characters, camouflage, religious, etc. imprints. Please use the collection totes in the back of the Sanctuary and in Grace Hall to drop off you contributions. Thanks for your support in this effort!
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Our recent Blood Donation Drive was a success! We were able to collect 35 donations for the community, saving up to 105 lives. Our next drives are on: Monday, December 13th and Tuesday, December 14th. Please tell your family, friends and neighbors. Donors can register at RedCrossBlood.org. Many thanks to everyone at CUMC for providing this valuable service to our community. Blessings, Betsy Booker
Now is the time to order your holiday flowers to help decorate the church. Choices include 6” and 7” poinsettia pots AND 6.5″ cyclamen pots. Here are ways to order:
- Use the insert from Sunday’s bulletin
- Click here to print the online order form
- Call Cindy at 610-469-6519
Selections are due by Sunday, December 12th. Your plants will be available for pick-up after the Christmas Eve service. Thanks for helping to beautify CUMC for the holiday!
DECEMBER DATES to REMEMBER
- Fri. Dec. 3 – OJR Friends of the Arts/Ed Foundation “Holiday Tree Festival” 4:30-7:30PM
- Sat. Dec. 4 – OJR Friends of the Arts/Ed Foundation “Holiday Tree Festival” 11:00AM – 2:00PM
- Sat. Dec. 11 –
- Thrift Shop 9-12PM
- Breakfast with Santa 9-11AM
- Community Pasta Dinner 4-6PM
- Sun. Dec. 12 – After Church Fellowship 12:00PM
- Mon. Dec. 13 – Blood Drive 2:00PM-7:00PM
- Tue. Dec 14 – Blood Drive 2:00PM-7:00PM
- Sat. Dec. 18 – “Holiday Time for Me” 10:00AM – 7:00PM (parents may drop their children off for all or part of a fun-filled safe day)
- Tue. Dec. 21 – OWLS Luncheon 12:00PM
- Fri. Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Services
- Wed. Dec. 29 – Senior Lunch Bunch Bingo 12:00PM
HOLIDAY TIME FOR ME
A day of FREE childcare hosted by Coventryville Church!
Saturday, December 18, 2021
10:00 AM—7:00 PM
Parents may drop off their children ages 2 (potty trained)-12 for part of or all day. Attendees will enjoy fun, safe, holiday-themed activities –
- A Vacation Bible School event
- Children’s own activities welcomed
- Arts & Crafts
Holiday helpers will be 7th graders through adults and are to use the Participant form when registering to volunteer. Adult helpers will have clearances and follow the Safe Sanctuary guidelines and COVID-safe protocols (vaccinated and masked). Younger volunteers will have adult supervision. Organizers are open to partnering with local organizations and school groups wanting to fill service hours.
‘Tis the season to celebrate with everyone!
Children and volunteer are to register by Tuesday, December 14th, by visiting: https://vbspro.events/p/events/holiday-time-for-me-cumc.
The CUMC recyclers would like you to know that wiring is included with the items recycled for church income. Please keep this in mind if your Christmas lights have twinkled for the last time. They can still serve a good purpose. There is a drop off spot for donations 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).
Did you miss the message this past Sunday, or would you like to hear it again? Visit our website’s sermon page – https://mycumc.com/2020/08/04/sermons/ 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 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpeSkOcz5xHKcucCYmbN2Sw. 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!
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 https://cumc.gvtls.com. Thank you for your continued support!
FOOD CARD PROGRAM
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 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 215-375-2979.
Upcoming Sermons/ Scriptures
Malachi 3:1-4 • Philippians 1:3-11 • Luke 1:68-79 • Luke 3:1-6
Isaiah 12:2-6 • Zephaniah 3:14-20 • Philippians 4:4-7 • Luke 3:7-18
The Welcome Table- A Contemporary Worship Service- 9:30 AM
Traditional Worship Service- 11:00 AM
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
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.