Chimes – This Week’s News From Coventryville UMC 

Upcoming Events and News:

After-Church Fellowship
CUMC’s After-Church Fellowship continues on most Sundays, excluding the first Sunday of the month. This fun fellowship time starts after the 11 AM service. Everyone is invited, so stay, come back, or simply drop-in. Contributions of food items, and/or monetary gifts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Compassion Child Sponsorship
CUMC received information about 15 children in need of sponsorship through the Compassion program. A $38/month tax-deductible contribution provides medical, nutritional, and educational support with Christ-focused mentoring

Hand Chime Choir
The Hand Chime Choir Christmas rehearsals continue on Thursdays, from 6:45 PM-7:20 PM in the choir room. Anyone is welcome.

Christmas Concert at CUMC
OJR’s acapella group, “The Naturals”, is returning to CUMC on Thursday, December 6th, at 1:00 PM for a festive concert. Please join us for this special event and stay for light refreshments in Grace Hall after the concert. Questions? Please contact Betsy Booker.

Breakfast with Santa
Invite your family and friends and join us on December 8th from 9:00- 11:00 AM for a free pancake breakfast with Santa.  There will be crafts, games and stories. Plus, you can take your own picture with Santa!

Coventry Quilt Group
The Coventry Quilt group will meet on Saturday, December 8th, at the Chrisman House from 9:30-11:00 AM.

Spaghetti Dinner
Also, on December 8th, join us for a spaghetti dinner from 4:00- 6:30 PM.  You can dine in or take out.  The menu includes pasta, meat sauce, rolls, applesauce, dessert and beverages.  The cost is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and children under 5 are free.

Help Promote Our Christmas Eve Service
If you’d like to advertise our Christmas Eve Service, please take a lawn sign located in the office lobby.

Food Pantry Donations
There will be a switch in the process for the Food Pantry collections according to month and item. Candy canes are requested for December in addition to any other items you wish to donate. Thank you for your cooperation!

Coventry Food Pantry:  Donations may be placed in the cart in the Narthex. The pantry needs 16oz size vegetables and fruit. Large cans (40oz-65oz) cannot be used due to their packaging ability. Weekend back packs for school children need 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 14oz-24oz pasta sauce and all 16oz varieties of Chef Boyardee are always needed. Wrapped paper products and soap are welcomed. Reusable grocery bags and some plastic bags are usable, but they are not a recycle center for other packaging. NO institutional size foods can be used. NO foods with outdated “use by dates” can be used. Remember, these are families and children we donate to. Think of how you shop for everyday needs of your own family. Questions? Contact Dawn Fries at 610-326-9082

UMCOR Hygiene Kits For Hurricane Victims

Hygiene kits are a great way to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Florence.

Hygiene Kit Materials

  • One hand towel (15 x 25 –17 x 27 inches) – No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels
  • One washcloth
  • One comb – Must be sturdy with at least 6 inches of teeth. No pocket combs or picks.
  • Rattail and combs without handles are acceptable but must have at least 6 inches of teeth
  • One toenail or fingernail clipper – No emery boards or metal nail files
  • Bath-size soap (3 oz. bar or larger) – No Ivory or Jergens soap. Do not remove from packaging
  • One adult toothbrush – Do not remove from packaging. Personal advertising not acceptable
  • 10 adhesive bandages (¾ by 3 inches) – Common household bandages acceptable
  • One one-gallon size re-sealable bag
  • $2 per kit for the cost of shipping

Important Notes

  • All items must be new.
  • Do not wash any of the items as they will no longer be considered new.
  • Do not include any personal notes or additional materials in the kits.
  • Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with cartoon characters, advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols

Faith Matters

Young Adult Bible Study
The next meeting of Coventryville United Methodist Church Young Adult (ages 18-35) Bible Study will be on Tuesday, December 11th at 7:00 PM. See Emily Sollenberger for more info.

Wednesday Bible Study
Pastor Will facilitates both the morning session starting at 10:15 AM and the evening session at 7:15 PM in Grace Hall. Our new study is entitled “Called to Community”. See Sunday’s bulletin insert for more details. Curious? Feel free to drop in during either class.

Upcoming Sermons/ Scriptures
Advent Themes
December 2 – Hope,  December 9 – Peace, December 16 – Joy, December 23 – Love

December 9 Scriptures – Baruch 5:1-9, Luke 1:68-79, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6

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 Steve Gerhart at 215-375-2979.

Worship Schedule

The Welcome Table- A Contemporary Worship Service- 9:30 AM
Traditional Worship Service- 11:00 AM

Service Matters

Coventry Food Pantry:  Donations of non-perishable food items, and paper towels, toilet paper, diapers, etc. may be left in the Narthex in reusable bags.

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.

First: The selling of water, soda, and iced tea in the silver refrigerator in our kitchen will be dedicated to the Appalachia Service Project. Second: is the collection of quarters for the homeless people in our area for laundering–this collection will be divided to also include the APS.  Third: We will also continue to accept donations to the Hygiene Kits for UMCOR.


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