Chimes – This Week’s News From Coventryville UMC
Upcoming Events and News:
AFTER CHURCH FELLOWSHIP NEWS
This is to inform the family and friends at CUMC of our decision concerning After Church Fellowship. We will no longer be providing this service due to personal circumstances. Our last Fellowship will be sometime in October. Watch for details to be posted in an upcoming Sunday bulletin. We have enjoyed serving and want you to know it has truly been a labor of love. Thank you to all who have made monetary and food contributions through the years. Things would not have been possible without those donations. Your generosity has been much appreciated. We’d also like to note that any person(s) willing to host an occasional Fellowship time is welcome to do so. We’re certain that event would be well received! Just remember the “3 P’s”: Planning, Preparing & Providing. LOL! In Christian Love, Peg & Nancy
Senior Choir rehearsals will resume on Thursday, September 5th, from 7:30-8:30 PM in the upstairs choir room. New members are always welcome, so please come out and give it a try!
Bob Fries’ Adult Sunday School class will resume on Sunday, September 8th at 9:30 AM. Stay tuned for the start date of the Children’s Ministry. We will be welcoming youth of all ages. Pre-school through Kindergarten age children will be in the nursery and 1st Grade and older attendees will be in the Children’s Ministry room above Grace Hall.
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.
Upcoming Sermons/ Scriptures
August 18th – The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 33:12-22 • Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 • Luke 12:32-40
August 25th – The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Jeremiah 1:4-10 and Psalm 71:1-6 • Isaiah 58:9b-14 and Psalm 103:1-8 • Hebrews 12:18-29 • Luke 13:10-17
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
Spices of any kind are requested for August. Additional donations may include 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.