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

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

BIBLE STUDY RESUMES
Are you ready for ReConnecting? Bible Study will start this Wednesday, September 23rd at 2:00 and 7:00 PM in the sanctuary (masked & distanced). “Reconnect” with some of John Wesley’s major themes and principles in ministry – lessons that are applicable to all churches and generations. Click here for the preparatory scripture readings.

PRAYER VIGIL
To coincide with Rev. Franklin Graham’s Prayer Walk, Coventryville UMC will be holding a Prayer Vigil in our chapel from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon this Saturday, September 26th. Please sign up for this important event to lift up our country, community, church, and family. There is a sign-up sheet in the sanctuary for 9 20-minute time slots. Instructions for cleaning the chapel before leaving will be posted to insure a more sanitized prayer area. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Betsy Booker at ejbook6@aol.com. Blessings, Betsy

OWLS NEWS: POCKET CALENDARS FOR 2021
Pocket calendars for the upcoming 2021 year available on the OWLS table outside of Grace Hall along with many other useful and beautiful items. Please remember to get your calendar while they are available. Last year we sold out! The cost is $1.00/calendar. Other items are priced as marked. The OWLS appreciate your purchases. Thank you!

BEARING FRUITFUL MINISTRY
“If you remain in me and I in you- you will bear much fruit” – John 15:5
On October 3rd from 9:00-11:30 AM, church leaders and other interested members are invited and highly encouraged to attend this interactive training session using Zoom, an online video chat tool. Join fellow church and conference leaders as we discern what it means to lead well in challenging times. The Keynote Speaker is Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm, the new Eastern PA Conference Director of Connectional Ministries. Break-out sessions will be led by Connectional Table Members. This is a free event, but registration is required. To sign-up, please visit http://na.eventscloud.com/leadership-2020. If you have questions or need help registering, please see Betsy Booker.

SUPPORT OUR MILITARY CARD DRIVE
Coventryville UMC is joining the Spring City Library in their effort to collect cards for our Military. Please drop off handmade or purchased blank greeting cards (holiday, Christmas, birthday, Thank You, etc.) to the collection box in Grace Hall by Monday, September 28th. Our cards will be given to the library for mailings to military personnel in combat zones. Thanks in advance for your support of this card drive! -Judy Proffit, Card Coordinator

IMPORTANT VOTING DEADLINES
Voter Registration: October 19, 2020
Mail-in Ballot Request: October 27, 2020
Election Day: November 3, 2020
Visit VotesPA.com for more information.

BLOOD DRIVE INFO
Save-the-Dates: We will be hosting another Blood Drive. This one will be held on back-to-back days – Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20th and 21st, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. Please mark your calendar to help save a life by donating your time and blood. Patients will be grateful! Registration information will be forthcoming. Stay tuned for more details about this important event!

BE A PRAYER ANGEL
With just two clicks and a few minutes, you can lift up someone in need, prayerfully. Visit https://mycumc.com/2020/01/02/cumc-prayer-list/ and click on the most recent Prayer Request link. For updates, additions, or to be added to the email distribution list, please call the church office at 610-469-9350. May your thoughtful support bestow God’s healing grace on those listed.

SERMON AUDIOS
Would like revisit Sunday’s sermon, “Beyond Forgiveness”? Visit https://mycumc.com/2020/08/04/sermons/ and click on the 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!

SUNDAY’S COVID-19 ETIQUETTE
-> 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 whumes@gmail.com.

WEEKLY GIVING
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!

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. 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.

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

September 20th – The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 145 • Jonah 3:10-4:11 • Philippians 1:21-30 • Matthew 20:1-16

September 27th – The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Exodus 17:1-7 • Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 • Philippians 2:1-13 • Matthew 21:23-32

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
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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