Chimes – This Week’s News From Coventryville UMC
Upcoming Events and News:
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
CUMC extends much gratitude to all the men who have parented, coached, mentored, befriended, loved, supported, and guided others through life – Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy your day!
ROAR-Life is Wild-God is Good
This Sunday, the 11:00 AM service will feature the “Roar” VBS finale. The service will include songs, lessons learned, and a video summary of the week’s adventures. Come and see the fun!
The next OWLS meeting will be JUNE 18th at 10:00 AM in Grace Hall. It will be the last meeting until September. A covered dish luncheon will follow the meeting. The OWLS will provide chicken and beverages, so please bring an appetizer, side dish, or dessert to share.
Pentecost, June 9th, was the last Sunday for our choir to sing before their well-deserved summer break. We thank Karen and the choir for the wonderful music they have provided for us each Sunday. If anyone is interested in providing music for a Sunday this summer, please see Karen.
The Methodist Men continue to collect all metal, some appliances, and electrical wiring for recycling. This generates income for the church. Deliveries can be made to the back parking lot. 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 Steve Gerhart at 215-375-2979.
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 have resumed on Wednesdays. Pastor Will facilitates both a morning (10:15) and evening (7:15) session in Grace Hall. The current topic is the Book of Acts. Curious? Feel free to drop in during either class.
Upcoming Sermons/ Scriptures
June 16th – TRINITY SUNDAY
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 • Psalm 8 • Romans 5:1-5 • John 16:12-15
1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a and Psalm 42 and 43 • Isaiah 65:1-9 and Psalm 22:19-28 • Galatians 3:23-29 • Luke 8:26-39
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
There will be a switch in the process for the Food Pantry collections according to month and item. Napkins are requested for June 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.