The Weekly Word – This Week’s News From Coventryville UMC
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THE WEEKLY WORD
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NOTE: If you are not feeling well on any given Sunday and/or you have been exposed to someone with COVID, please exercise love, stay home, and take care of yourself. Join us in worship via live stream on the “Coventryville UMC” YouTube Channel— https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpeSkOcz5xHKcucCYmbN2Sw.
Pastor Stacey’s vacation continues this week. Sunday’s services will be celebrated by a guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Eric Woodworth. We wish Pastor Stacey a restful vacation. We share a friendly welcome to the visiting clergy.
CELEBRATE PASTOR STACEY
All are invited to our combined service on June 11th at 10:00 a.m. to extend our best wishes to Pastor Stacey and to thank her for her loving service to our church. We send our blessings as she moves to a new church. There will be a fellowship gathering after our service that day. A sign-up sheet will be in church to note a dish you would love to bring. Pastor Stacey, may you always know what a difference you make in the world by reflecting the joy of the Lord, the heart of Jesus, and the fruit of the Spirit. Thank you!
– Dates: June 12-June 16
– Registration for attendees and volunteers: https://vbspro.events/p/events/2023-stellar-cumc
– Please see the donation/borrow items needed for this year’s VBS in the sanctuary. You can drop off items in Grace Hall. Thank you everyone!
– Our next VBS meeting will be on Thursday, June 1st at 6:30 PM. Please come out and join the decorating fun.
We welcome and appreciate everyone’s help. Blessings, Heather and Betsy
LITTLE LEARNERS PRESCHOOL NEWS
Little Learners Christian Preschool is offering a 5-day Pilot Program beginning in September 2023. 11 students signed up for the 2023-2024 school year. There are 2 job openings and 5 volunteer positions available now for the start of school in September. Please share this information and pray for these open positions to be filled soon. Questions? See Laura Guest or call the school number at 484-985-8163.
A NEWBORN BLESSING
Congratulations to Cameron and Erin Finkbiner on the birth of their son, Keegan Michael! He was born at 1:38 PM on Friday, May 19th, weighing 6-lbs and 14-oz. and measuring 20-inches long. Dear Keegan, may strong arms hold you, caring hearts tend you, and may love await you at every step. Amen.
Help us obtain a Pastor with characteristics/goals/traits that would be a good fit for CUMC. Submit your suggestions to Ron Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS
The food pantry submitted a new request to us for canned chicken and beef stew. These new items can be combined with the current list as follows: 16-oz size vegetables and fruit, single portions of fruit, cereal, Chef Boyardee pastas, packs of crackers, juice drinks, peanut butter, jams, jellies, 1-lb boxes of pasta and 14-24-oz jars of pasta sauce. No institutional size foods or foods with outdated “use by” dates can be used. Thank you! Questions? Please call the main office at 610-469-9350.
The Trustees will not be meeting in May. The next Trustees meeting will be held on Monday, June 26th, at 7:00 PM.
THE CHURCH CALENDAR
This is a friendly reminder to notify the main office of any upcoming meetings or events a week or two ahead of time (minimum). Please call the church number at 610-469-9350 or send an email to email@example.com to get listed. Reserve your space to avoid the risk of a double booking. The church calendar can be viewed on the MyCUMC website at https://mycumc.com/calendar/. Your help with the coordination of scheduling meetings and events is greatly appreciated.
The CUMC recyclers collect all metal, some appliances, electrical wiring, and all metal cans (emptied and rinsed out). This generates income for the church. Deliveries can be dropped off behind the shed in the cemetery or in the recycle bin in the church parking lot. If pick-up arrangements are needed, please call Janice Camaho (610-469-6141) or Lowell Fries (610-323-4227).
CUMC and WAWA PARTNERSHIP
Pickup of free frozen WAWA food items (breakfast sandwiches, hotdogs, burritos, and more) is on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM. Get some items for yourself, a friend, a neighbor, a shut-in, the sick, the elderly, etc. Share the word of this great outreach program! Questions? See Laura Guest.
- Online through the Advance at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/982450/.
- Call toll-free telephone: 888-252-6174.
- Send checks addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line. Mail donations directly to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068.
- Attend the Ukrainian Prayer Service online or onsite at St. Andrew’s UMC, 999 York Rd. in Warminster on Thursday, March 24th, at 7:30 PM.
- PRAY FOR PEACE
ONLINE GIVING NEWS
Online giving just got easier! Access it now using a smart phone QR Code Reader (try QR Scanner). Scanning the code below will direct you to the CUMC giving link – https://cumc.gvtls.com. Click on the link in the app to be directed to CUMC’s giving page. Then, choose the fund you would like to support, enter an amount, click “Select”, and follow the remaining prompts to complete the donation. Thanks!
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!
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!
Upcoming Sermons/ Scriptures
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b • Acts 2:1-21
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39
Genesis 1:1-2:4 • Psalm 8
2 Corinthians 13:11-13 • Matthew 28:16-20
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.