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

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THE WEEKLY WORD
View all this news and more in our weekly e-newsletter, The Weekly WordClick here to add your email address to the distribution list.

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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LITTLE LEARNERS
The news is spreading that Little Learners is closing in on its Grand Reopening! Check out the article submitted to the Pottstown Patch – https://patch.com/pennsylvania/pottstown/local-church-prepares-grand-reopening-nodx. Be a part of something special by hanging flyers, passing out brochures, posting yard signs, and telling friends and family about this exciting news. The same article has been sent to the Pottstown Mercury, the Chester County Courier, and the Coventry Living Magazine. Email Maggie if you know of other media sources to include for this circulation.

LITTLE LEARNERS ACCESS INFO
Phone number: 484-985-8163
Dedicated website:
Sites.Google.com/view/LittleLearnersPreKschool
QR-Code:
Scan to the online registration form
Email address: LittleLearnersPreKschool@gmail.com

COMMUNITY COOKOUT
On Wednesday, August 10th, from 5:00pm-7:00pm, CUMC’s Outreach Ministry will host its second FREE Community Cookout (rain or shine) in the pavilion. Come for the food. Stay for the fellowship. Volunteers are welcome. See Laura Guest for details or contact Maggie in the main office at 610-469-9350 or Church@CoventryvilleUMC.com.

THRIFT SHOP
Bargain hunters’ next opportunity to shop for treasures at CUMC’s Thrift Shop is Saturday, July 30th, from 9:00am-12:00pm. Check it out for clothing, housewares, books, games, jewelry, and more! If interested in helping to staff the shop, please call the main office at 610-469-9350 or contact Donna Yurick.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE NEWS
The Red Cross Blood Donation Drive and CUMC are working side by side to help people in need of blood. Please spread the word to family and friends that our next Blood Donation Drives are coming up on October 26, November 29, and December 12/13. Dates for January, February and March will be announced as they are scheduled. Thank you to CUMC for providing a space for this very important ministry. WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

CUMC and WAWA PARTNERSHIP
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.

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.

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

August 7
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 • Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 • Luke 12:32-40

August 14
Isaiah 5:1-7 • Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19
Hebrews 11:29-12:2 • Luke 12:49-56

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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