Chimes – This Week’s News From Coventryville UMC 

A Special Note

Dear Members and Friends of Coventryville,

Thank you for the retirement celebration, cards and gifts.  I appreciated them very much.  I enjoyed my years at Coventryville especially the wonderful people I have gotten to know and worked with.  You have made my time at the church a pleasure and a blessing.  I will keep you in my prayers as I enter retirement.

Joyce Gradel

Upcoming Events and News:

Young Adult Bible Study

I am so excited to share with you that Coventryville United Methodist church will be offering a Young Adults (ages 18-35) Bible study!! This first meeting on Thursday, August 30th, at 7:00 PM, is to brainstorm a list of topics we could potentially cover to help identify a curriculum or series! We will be providing pizza and lite snacks! I hope you can make it! Looking forward to this journey with you! Please contact me for more information if you need it. – Emily Sollenberger

Senior Choir

Senior Choir Rehearsals will resume on Thursday, September 6th from 7:30-8:30 PM. We are looking for some new members, so please come out and give it a try. Meet in the choir room upstairs. (Due to a special concert scheduled for September 13th, there will be no rehearsal that night.) – Thank you, Karen

Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministries will begin on Sunday, September 9th at 9:30 AM.  We welcome children of all ages.  Pre-school-K is in the nursery and 1st Grade and up is in the new Children’s Ministry room above Grace Hall.

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 beginning on Sunday, September 9th.  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.

Coffee House Concert in the Chrisman House

Dean Fields will be returning to Pottstown on Thursday, September 13th, for his fifth visit. Dean is an incredibly talented musician with a great voice. You can read more about him, listen to his music, and download some free songs at his website:

A suggested donation of $10.00 is requested (children under 12 are admitted free), but no one will be turned away. Coffee, tea, cookies and cupcakes will be available for purchase. For more information, please visit us at


Morgantown Community Church is hosting a RISE event on September 13th-15th.
Daily activities include: 9/13: Dog Day; 9/14: Car Show; 9/15: Concerts & Speakers.
More details can be found on the Facebook event page –
Questions about RISE? Contact the event coordinator, Lynnette Hess at 610-286-5153.

Worship Schedule

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

Service Matters

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

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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