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Chimes – This Week’s News From Coventryville UMC 

Upcoming Events and News:

OWLS MEETING
The OWLS meet this coming Tuesday, February 19th at 10:00 AM. Bring your Bible and a friend. All ladies are welcome!

QUILT & CRAFT GROUP
Quilters and crafters enjoy meeting several Saturday mornings throughout the year. Skills range from beginner to advanced, and newcomers are always welcome. The next get-together is February 16th, at 9:30 AM in the Chrisman House. Drop in to craft, create, and converse!

VBS KICK OFF MEETING
ROAR! LIFE IS WILD—GOD IS GOOD
Our first VBS meeting is on Tuesday February 19 at 6:30 pm in the Children’s Ministry Room Can’t wait to show you the wonderful ideas and great curriculum for ROAR. We need lots of people to make our VBS the best ever. Everyone is invited to the meeting. See you there. Blessings, Betsy

THANK-YOU
Karen and Ralph Finkbiner thank the congregation for the beautiful flowers that they received. The floral arrangement was truly appreciated along with the thoughts and prayers for Ralph.

AFTER-CHURCH FELLOWSHIP
CUMC’s After-Church Fellowship continues on the 2nd and 4th Sundays after the 11 AM service. We hope you continue to enjoy this time together. Thank you to all who have contributed through 2018 with food and monetary gifts. This fellowship would not be possible without your generous giving.
Thank you! Nancy, Deb, and Peg

SAVE THE DATE
Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner
Saturday, March 9th
4:00-6:30 PM

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS DURING FELLOWSHIP TIME
The United Methodist Church will be holding a special General Conference from February 23-26 in St Louis., which will specifically deal with the issue of human sexuality. The decisions made then will have lasting repercussions for the UMC for many years to come.  Plan now to attend Fellowship Time on February 24th when the Pastor will speak about the reasons for this Conference and some of the legislation to be presented.  Then, on March 10th, the Pastor will detail what decisions were actually made. Again, the decisions at the Special General Conference could spell major changes for the UMC and you will want to know more about them, so plan now to attend Fellowship time on February 24th and March 10th.

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
Pastor Will facilitates both the morning session starting at 10:15 AM and the evening session at 7:15 PM in Grace Hall. Curious? Feel free to drop in during either class.

Upcoming Sermons/ Scriptures

February 17
Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26

February 24th
Genesis 45:3-11, 15; Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50; Luke 6:27-38

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. Men’s and women’s deodorants are requested for February 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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