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

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VBS “Rocky Railway” Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through
VBS registration continues! This year’s theme is “Rocky Railway” Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through. The program starts this upcoming Monday, June 14th and runs through Friday, June 18th, from 8:45 AM-12:00 PM daily. The cost is FREE! To register child(ren) of any age, please call the church office at 610-469-9350 or visit Children going into grades K-6 would be considered participants. Registrants going into grades 7-College would sign-up as volunteers and be given the role of “crew leader”. Having names submitted by Friday, June 11th, would be greatly appreciated for planning groups and materials. Drop-ins for the week are also welcome on June 14th.

Kids, climb aboard for mountains of fun at the Rocky Railway VBS! On this faith-filled adventure, you’ll discover that trusting Jesus pulls you through life’s ups and downs. Each day at Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School, you will track through field-tested rotations that reinforce relevant Bible points and immerse yourselves in new adventures. Small, multi-age crews bring provide togetherness, and the award-winning music will have you wanting to listen again and again! It will be a great time full of fun and adventures! Join us!

NOTES: All attendees should prepare for as much outdoor time as possible. Items for children to bring include a towel and a small backpack/bag. There will be a short “crew leaders” meeting on Friday, June 11th, after school at the church from 11:00am-12:30pm.

The volunteer list continues to grow. Be a part of something special. Check with Betsy or Heather to see how you can help during this fun week!

Prayers are appreciated for all planners, directors, crew leaders, crew members, and attendees. May this program have a tremendous Christian impact in our community.

Click here to view the wish list for VBS. To show videos and play songs outside under a tent, we have a special need for a super large screen, a CD/DVD player, a projector, a microphone system, and some training on the use of this equipment. Everything will be set-up, taken down, and stored daily. All suggestions and donations will be greatly appreciated! -Blessings, Betsy

UMC Safe Sanctuary policy is for anyone working with or around children. It is required to have your PA State Child Clearances completed and on file. According to Safe Sanctuary policy, these clearances are good for 5 years. If you plan to help with VBS this year and do not have your clearances, or need to renew them, please do the following:

  • Go to the Safe Sanctuaries page on the EPAUMC website—
  • Scroll to the Selection & Screening section on that page
  • Follow the instructions on how to obtain the clearances online
  • Once the information is entered and you receive the clearances, use the print option and give a copy to Betsy Booker for the church’s files.

This is of upmost importance for our church to safely and legally have contact with children. Please see Betsy Booker with any questions or if you need assistance in obtaining your clearances. Thank you for abiding with the UMC Safe Sanctuary policy.

CUMC’s Thrift Shop will be open this Saturday, June 12th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Stop by for some finds, friendly faces, and fellowship. Spend a little, save a little, or spend a lot and save a lot! Hope to see you there!

Please join us in celebrating Pastor Will! Sunday, June 20th, will be his last Sunday at Coventryville Church. A picnic in the Pavilion will be held in his honor after the 11:00 service that day. Monetary donations are being collected for the luncheon. Please place envelopes in Sunday’s offering plates marked “Picnic”. We hope to see everyone there! Contact Betsy Booker if you have any questions or would like to help with the event. SPECIAL NOTE: There will be only one service on June 20th at 11:00 AM.

Sunshine and warmer weather call for outdoor gatherings. It’s the perfect time of year to use Coventryville’s Pavilion. Please know that non-member requests for use must be sponsored by a church member, and both members and non-members need approval by the CUMC Methodist Men. There is no charge, however donations to the Methodist Men group are appreciated. All requests must be accompanied by a Church Facility Usage Request Form. Email or stop by the main office for a copy— Thanks!

On Monday, July 26 at 6.30 p.m., the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference will be holding a special retirement celebration via Zoom with the hope all congregants can participate. In addition, here are special ways suggested to bless her in the next chapter of life.

  1. Provide a gift to the Congo Partnership in her honor.
  2. Post a greeting of abundant gratitude for her work within the conference on, or send cards of thanks to Bishop Peggy Johnson, P.O. Box 820, Valley Forge PA 19482-0820.

“It’s not often that our annual conference has had the honor of celebrating a moment like this in a Bishop’s life. Let’s work on making it extra special for Bishop Johnson.” – Scott McDermott, Episcopacy Committee Chair

The People of God campaign launched in 2020 as a celebration of the core values that connect the people of The United Methodist Church. We are faithful, missional, committed, spirit-filled, deeply rooted, connected, resilient, justice-seeking and diverse people of God. No matter what, God is with us, and we continue to have opportunities to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation the world! This month, the People of God campaign is celebrating our commitment to strengthening our faith. To read stories and watch videos relating to this campaign, please visit

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!

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 Thank you for your continued support!

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!

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 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 Questions? Contact the main office 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.

Upcoming Sermons/ Scriptures

June 13
Isaiah 1:10-18 • 1 Peter 2:1-5; 9-10 • Luke 19:1-10

June 20
1 Samuel 17:1a.4-11, 19-23, 32-49 • Psalm 9:9-20
2 Corinthians 6:1-13 • Mark 4:35-41

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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