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Chimes – This Week’s News From Coventryville UMC 

Upcoming Events and News:

OWLS GATHERING
The OWLS will meet on Tuesday, January 21st, at 10:00 AM. Please bring your Bible and a friend!

THRIFT SHOP
Bargains are to be found at CUMC’s Thrift Shop on Saturday, January 25th. Stop in between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM to see what’s new.

AFTER-CHURCH FELLOWSHIP
The next After-Church Fellowship will be on Sunday, January 26th, in Grace Hall at 12:00 PM. It’s a great time for snacking and chatting! Want to help/contribute? Please contact the hosts – Jane Moses and Betsy and Skip Booker.

SENIOR LUNCH BUNCH
The Senior Lunch Bunch will meet and eat on Wednesday, January 29th, from 12:00-2:00 PM. RSVP using the sign-up sheet posted on the first floor bulletin board, or call the main office at 610-469-9350. Join in the fun! Blessings, Sandy, Skip and Betsy

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
CUMC will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, January 30th, from 2:00-7:00 PM. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex or donors can register online at RedCrossBlood.org.

CHICKEN POT PIE DINNER
Save-the-Date: Our next community fundraiser dinner will be Chicken Pot Pie on Saturday, February 8th, from 4:00-6:30 PM. Menu items include: chicken, pot pie, green beans, roll with butter, applesauce, dessert, coffee, water, and iced tea. Pricing is Adults: $12; Students & Seniors (65 & older): $8; Kids (5 & under): Free. Come and enjoy some food and fellowship!

STITCH and SOCIALIZE
The next Coventry Quilt & Craft Group will meet on Saturday, February 15th, from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Chrisman House. Skills range from beginner to advanced, and newcomers are always welcome!

BIBLE STUDY
Midweek Bible Study resumes on the 22nd at 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM. Come to listen or join in the discussions about St. Paul.

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

January 19th – The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Isaiah 49:1-7 • Psalm 40:1-11 • 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 • John 1:29-42

January 26th – The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Isaiah 9:1-4 • Psalm 24:1,4-9 • 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 • Matthew 4:12-23

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

Canned potatoes are requested for January. 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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