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

Upcoming Events & News

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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—

This Sunday, March 12th, is the start of Daylight-Saving Time. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour.

Please join fellow congregants for a combined worship service this Sunday, March 12th, at 10:00 AM. Give praise and offer pray through contemporary and traditional styles of liturgy. After the service there will be fellowship time in Grace Hall. Come to worship and stay for the friendship!

Coventryville’s Hand Chimes Choir rehearsals for Easter are on Thursdays from 7:00-7:30 PM. Newcomers are welcome! Questions? Please see Karen Finkbiner.

The OWLS women’s group will meet in Grace Hall on Tuesday, March 21st, at 10:00am. Bring a Bible for study. Bring a friend for fun. Bring a smile for sharing!

The next blood drive will be on Friday, March 24th, from 2:00-7:00 PM. Register early at Appointments book fast. Please share news of this life-saving event with family and friends!

This year we will be offering peanut butter and coconut cream eggs by the pound or half pound. Order sheets will be available in the bulletins or tables around the church or click here for a copy to download. Please pay when ordering. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP MAKE THE EGGS. Please see Skip or Betsy Booker for the schedule.

Parents, caregivers, and guardians are invited to drop-off children (potty-trained and older, ages 2-12) for a free Easter-focused Vacation Bible School. On Saturday, March 25th, from 4:00 PM—8:00 PM in the Chrisman House, attendees will enjoy fun, safe, and holiday-themed activities including storytelling, arts & crafts, and an egg hunt. Children and volunteers are to register by 12:00pm on Friday, March 24th, at

The next meeting for VBS will be on Tuesday, March 21st, from 6:00-7:00 PM. We will determine the supplies needed and plan the decorating. We heartily welcome everyone’s help. This year’s VBS dates are Monday, June 12th – Friday, June 16th. To learn more about volunteering, registering, and donating, please visit It’s helpful to know the following terms when registering:
Crew kids = preschoolers through to students entering 6th grade
CITs = Crew Leaders in Training (students entering 6th grade)
Crew Leaders = 7th graders through college
Please share the dates and registration details with friends, family, and neighbors. This will be a lot of fun! Questions? Please see Heather Hampton or Betsy Booker.

It’s Women’s History Month! “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories” is the 2023 theme. Take time to remember and honor all women, especially those “past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media.” For more information on celebratory ideas and events, please visit


7:00 PM Mar. 1 at St. Peter UCC with Rev. Stacey Jones-Anderson
7:00 PM Mar. 8 at Temple UMC with Rev. Denny Emrick
7:00 PM Mar. 15 at Nantmeal UMC with Rev. Peter Detterline
7:00 PM Mar. 22 at Mt. Carmel UMC with Rev. Keith Price
7:00 PM Mar. 29 at Coventry Brethren with Rev. Rick Knarr
Good Friday – 2:00 PM Apr. 7 at Grace Covenant with Rev. John Kolle
Fellowship and light refreshments will be available after the services.
Offerings go to the Coventry/Warwick Ministerium discretionary fund to assist with needs of individuals and local ministries.

This year’s Tools for Ministry training sessions will be held on Saturday, March 4th, from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM. It will be onsite at Eastern University, 1300 Eagle School Road in St. Davids/Radnor. This half-day academy will offer two sessions of diverse courses. EPA members may attend any Tools session at any location. The registration fee is $20 and includes refreshments. To view the schedule and to register, please visit

The CUMC recyclers collect all metal, some appliances, electrical wiring, and all metal cans (emptied and rinsed out). This generates income for the church. Deliveries can be dropped off behind the shed in the cemetery or in the recycle bin in the church parking lot. If pick-up arrangements are needed, please call Janice Camaho (610-469-6141) or Lowell Fries (610-323-4227).

Pickup of free frozen WAWA food items (breakfast sandwiches, hotdogs, burritos, and more) is on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM. Get some items for yourself, a friend, a neighbor, a shut-in, the sick, the elderly, etc. Share the word of this great outreach program! Questions? See Laura Guest.


  • Online through the Advance at
  • 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.

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 – 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!

Did you miss the message this past Sunday, or would you like to hear it again? Visit our website’s sermon page – 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 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!

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!

Faith Matters

Upcoming Sermons/ Scriptures

March 12
Exodus 17:1-7 • Psalm 95
Romans 5:1-11 • John 4:5-42

March 19
1 Samuel 16:1-13 • Psalm 23
Ephesians 5:8-14 • John 9:1-41

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.

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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