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The Weekly Word – This Week’s News From Coventryville UMC 

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THE WEEKLY WORD
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COVID MESSAGE

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—
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GUEST PREACHER
Please extend a warm welcome to our guest preacher this Sunday, May 15th. The Rev. Jim McNair will be leading worship this Sunday in Pastor Stacey’s absence. We are grateful he is available to serve!

FELLOWSHIP HOUR
Save up your stories to share with fellow churchgoers this Sunday, May 15th. It’s Fellowship Hour Sunday! Come snack and chat, laugh and love! Contact Danette Dean if you would like to help.

CUMC and WAWA PARTNERSHIP
We are happy to announce that Coventryville Church is partnering with WAWA for their “Let nothing be wasted” program, a Food Donation Connection. WAWA has a thirty-minute time limit on their sizzling station, therefore WAWA removes these items and freezes them for following day pickup. Every Tuesday, CUMC will get “frozen” breakfast sandwiches, rolls, and more from WAWA. These frozen items will be available to you and the surrounding community for free. The food can be picked up at CUMC on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM. Pickup for yourself, a friend, a neighbor, a shut-in, the sick, the elderly, etc. Help us get the word out and get the food distributed!

THRIFT SHOP VOLUNTEER OPENINGS
We are looking for Volunteers for the May 14th Thrift Shop Opening – At least 4 volunteers will be needed; 2 from 7:30AM to 11:00AM and 2 from 11:00AM to 2:30PM. 2 people have signed up at this point, but we will need more to cover the day and amount of activity. To volunteer, you can call/text the church office at 610-469-9350, email church@coventryvilleumc.com, or you can sign up on the Sign-up sheet which will be on the Thrift Shop desk. Thank you for helping! We guarantee that you will have fun.

There will also be an ongoing sign-up sheet for those who would like to work the Saturdays that the shop is open. At the minimum, 2 volunteers are needed. Please feel free to sign up for future Saturdays. The normal hours are 8:30AM to 12:30PM; with the shop being open from 9AM to 12PM, the 2nd and last Saturdays of the month. The extra time before and after allows for opening and closing. Don’t be afraid to sign up if you haven’t volunteered in the Shop previously. It’s super easy and we’ll show you what to do. Most of it is smiling and talking with our awesome customers!

CUMC and COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET
Save your energy for bargain hunting on Saturday, May 14th. CUMC will be holding a Community Flea Market! Setup will start at 7:00 AM. The sale will run from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM with cleanup being done by 3:00 PM. It’s just $10 to rent a table. Sellers need to bring their own chair(s) and tent (optional). Come shop or sell your treasures!

BREAKFAST & LUNCH SALE
Bring your appetite on Flea Market Day, Saturday, May 14th! Breakfast and lunch items will be for sale to eat-in or take-out. Menu items include sausage gravy over biscuits ($4.00), creamed dried beef over biscuits ($4.00), raspberry cheese blintz crepes ($4.00), French fries ($2.00), hotdogs with or without kraut ($2.00), beef barbeque sandwiches ($4.00), beef tips with gravy over French fries (poutine-$4.00), bottled water ($2.00), soda and iced tea ($1.00), and coffee with free refills ($1.00). Selections are sure to satisfy, so come and enjoy!

OWLS MEETING
The next meeting of the OWLS, CUMC’s women’s group, will be on Tuesday, May 17th, at 10:00 AM in Grace Hall. Newcomers are welcome, so bring a friend!

CHURCH CONFERENCE
At 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 18th, we will host a one-hour Church Conference to vote on this year’s Annual Conference Resolutions. Please pick up a set of resolutions this Sunday in the sanctuary. Review the resolutions and be prepared to vote yes or no on Wednesday, May 18th. This is a critical meeting because you will be deciding which way you wish our Lay Delegate, Betsy Booker, should vote for you at Annual Conference on Friday, May 20th. If you have any questions, please ask Pastor Stacey. Thank you.

LIVE STREAM UPDATE
We thank Felicia Macy for her dedication to providing CUMC’s Sunday services online every week. Her taking a Sunday off is well deserved. The weekend of May 22nd, she will be celebrating her son’s collegiate accomplishments. There will be no livestreamed services that Sunday, 5/22. If anyone feels the calling to help with the video operations in the future, please call the main office at 610-469-9350 or contact Pastor Stacey.

COLLECTION FOR MISSION FIRST, POTTSTOWN
The OWLS have a new direction in collecting items. These items will be donated to help Mission First in Pottstown. A collection tote will be in Grace Hall. The requested items in regular or travel size are as follows:

  • Shaving cream and shavers
  • Men & Women’s Deodorant
  • Soap and bath gel
  • Shampoo and rinse
  • Bug Spray

Requested new or VERY gently used miscellaneous items include the following:

  • Bath towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Hand towels
  • Sheets
  • Pillowcases
  • Blankets

We will be taking the items collected to Mission First once a month and will add different items as we go along. Thank you for any donations you can give to Mission First.

CUMC’s 2022 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)
MONUMENTAL SUMMER

Monday, June 13, 2022 — Friday, June 17, 2022

  • Monday, June 13: 1:00pm to 4:30pm *
  • Tuesday, June 14: 8:45am to 12:15pm
  • Wednesday, June 15: 8:45am to 12:15pm
  • Thursday, June 16: 8:45am to 12:15pm
  • Friday, June 17: 8:45am to 12:15pm

VBS is an outreach to the community and dependent upon volunteers and donations for a successful event. If possible, please donate. If you can volunteer, please sign up in church or online at https://vbspro.events/p/events/2022-cumc-vbs-monumental-summer. The participant grade range is from preschool to entering 6th grade. Volunteering is for students entering 7th grade through to adults. VBS will start on 6/13 after an optional lunch from 11:30am-1:00pm for lunch, and 1:00pm-4:30pm for the program (please check back for updates on this based on OJRSD half school day), the rest of the week will be 8:45am-12:00pm with community picnic on Friday at 12:15 pm. This will be a MONUMENTAL event!

*(optional lunch from 11:30am-1:00pm; watch for updates based on the OJRSD half school day)

SUPPORT UKRAINE

  • 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!

SERMON AUDIOS
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!

WEEKLY GIVING
Regularly scheduled giving continues with three options – 1) drop-off in the main office or during the weekly service, 2) checks mailed to Coventryville UMC, 1521 Old Ridge Rd, Pottstown, PA 19465, and 3) online at https://cumc.gvtls.com. Thank you for your continued support!

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!

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. 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 the main office at 215-375-2979.

Faith Matters

Upcoming Sermons/ Scriptures

May 15
Psalm 148 • Acts 11:1-18
Revelation 21:1-6 • John 13:31-35

May 22
Psalm 67 • Acts 16:9-15
Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 • John 14:23-29

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
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.

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