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Chimes – This Week’s News From Coventryville UMC 

Upcoming Events and News:

COVENTRY/WARWICK MINISTERIUM
LENTEN SERVICE SCHEDULE
Free will offerings go to the discretionary fund of the ministerium.

2:00 PM, April 19th, Good Friday
Rev. Sam Geiger @ Nantmeal UMC

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

April 14
Palm Sunday – Join us in celebrating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem with palms and passion.
9:30 AM – Contemporary Worship
11:00 AM – Traditional Worship
12:00 PM – After Church Fellowship

April 18
Maundy Thursday – Join us in remembering Jesus’ giving of himself in the sacred meal of Holy Communion. This will be a full communion service with sung responses.
7:00 PM

April 19
Good Friday – Everyone is invited to experience this moving service of light and darkness that will highlight examples of Jesus’ unconditional love.
7:00 PM

EASTER WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Please join us for our Easter Weekend Events!

SATURDAY, APRIL 20th

PRAYER VIGIL

8:00 AM—4:00 PM

FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

FREE EASTER EGG HUNT

10:00 AM

SUNDAY, APRIL 21st

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE

7:00 AM

FREE EASTER BREAKFAST

8:00 AM

EASTER SERVICE

10:00 AM

CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP
Every year, CUMC offers scholarships for higher education to first year students only. Applications are available in the church office and on the MyCUMC website. Please submit and place applications in a sealed envelope in the Finance Chair mailbox in the church office by 12 PM on Sunday, May 12th. Questions can be directed to Steve Gerhart at steven.j.gerhart@lmco.com. No extensions will be granted. Anyone wishing to donate to the scholarship fund is welcome to do so.

SENIOR LUNCH BUNCH
We had a lovely time exchanging Easter memories. Thank-you everyone for bringing your special items and memories. Our next Lunch Bunch is on Wednesday, April 24th, from 12:00-2:00 PM. Please bring a friend. Hope to see you on the 24th!
Blessings, Sandy, Skip and Betsy

VBS NEWS
ROAR-Life is Wild-God is Good

The dates are set for Monday, June 10th through Friday, June 14th. Activities will run every day from 8:45 AM-12:00 PM. The cost is FREE! Child and volunteer registrations are now being accepted. Visit the VBS website, or email Betsy Booker (ejbook6@aol.com) with your child(ren)’s information or questions.

Our next VBS meeting is on Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30 pm. This will be a deco evening as we begin to make our scenery. The following items that you may have at home are needed:
> Brown packing or craft paper
> Any size drums especially bongo-type
> Colorful material that is tropical or African/jungle patterns
> Leather material
Please drop of items in the Children’s Ministry room across from the Chapel. To Committee Members: Supply lists need to be submitted at this meeting. Please contact Heather or Betsy with questions. Thank you everyone!

AFTER-CHURCH FELLOWSHIP
Fellowship gatherings are on the 2nd and 4th Sundays after the 11 AM service.  The next gathering is on Sunday, April 28th. Please plan on attending to enjoy some great food and fellowship! Help is always appreciated. Thanks!

TRAVELING IN HARMONY

The Ches-Mont Jubilaires will present their 34th Barbershop Harmony Show, “Traveling in Harmony,” on Saturday, April 27th, at 2:00 PM.
Location: Cedarville United Methodist Church, 1092 Laurelwood Rd, Pottstown
Cost: Adults- $12.00; Students- $5.00
For advance sales, please call:
-> 484-949-4409
-> 484-366-3177
-> 610-323-9068
Tickets will also be available at the door.

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 Steve Gerhart 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.

Wednesday Bible Study
Bible Study sessions are suspended until after Easter. They will resume on Wednesday, May 1st, when our Pastor will facilitate both a morning (10:15) and evening (7:15) session in Grace Hall. Topics relate to “Doubts about God”. Curious? Feel free to drop in during either class.

Upcoming Sermons/ Scriptures

April 21st EASTER
Isaiah 65:17-25  •  1 Corinthians 15:19-26  •  Luke 24:1-12

April 28th
Acts 5:27-32  •  Psalm 150  •  Revelation 1:4-8  •  John 20:19-31

Worship Schedule

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
There will be a switch in the process for the Food Pantry collections according to month and item. Pasta is requested for April 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.

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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