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THE WEEKLY WORD
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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— https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpeSkOcz5xHKcucCYmbN2Sw.

THE BISHOP’S MESSAGE
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Dear United Methodists of EPA & GNJ,
Last evening, the city of Memphis released a video of Tyre Nichols being brutalized to death by police officers. It was painful to watch. The death of Tyre Nichols has no redemptive value. Even God cried. Read more…

FINANCE NEWS
The 3rd and 4th Quarter Donation Giving Statements may be picked up in the back of the Sanctuary for the next 2 Sundays. The statements that remain after Sunday, February 12th, will be mailed. Thank you for your support!

VBS 2023: STELLAR-SHINE JESUS’ LIGHT
Please join us on Tuesday, February 7th, at 7:00 PM to begin planning our 2023 VBS event. We will launch into an out-of-this-world adventure that will leave an impression and will last a lifetime. Jesus is the light of the world. Hope to see you on Feb 7th. Blessings, Heather Hampton and Betsy Booker

BIBLE STUDY NEWS
This is a reminder that Bible Study and Prayer this week will be on Thursday, February 9th. The start time remains the same at 9:30 AM. Regular Wednesday gatherings will resume on February 15th. Newcomers are welcome at any of the sessions!

Make CUMC a stop on Saturday, February 11th, to shop in the morning and dine at night.

Come to the Thrift Shop and flex your bargain hunting skills. The hours of operation are 9:00 AM –12:00 PM. Check it out for clothing, housewares, books, games, jewelry, and more! If shopping isn’t your thing, then maybe volunteering is. Help is always appreciated. See Donna Yurick for details or call the main office at 610-469-9350.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with a night off from cooking. The CUMC Kitchen Crew will take care of you! On Saturday, February 11th, from 4:00-6:00 PM, Chicken Pot Pie with Crust Dinners will be sold for dining-in or taking-out. Menu items include chicken pot pie with crust, salad, applesauce, roll with butter, and a dessert. Prices are Adults: $13; Students & Seniors (65 & older): $11; Kids (5 & under): Free. Buy a dinner! Support our Outreach Ministry!

AFTER-CHURCH FELLOWSHIP
All are invited to Fellowship Time after the 11:00 AM worship service on Sunday, February 12th. Enjoy some pre-gaming for the Super Bowl. Share some stories, snacks, and smiles! Thank you to Danette Dean for coordinating this gathering. Please let her know if you are interested in helping.

OWLS NEWS
February’s OWLS meeting will be held on Tuesday, the 21st, at 10:00am in Grace Hall. All women are invited. Bring a Bible, a friend, and a smile!

MISSION FIRST
For the month of February, we will be collecting men and women’s underwear and socks. These items are best when new, but they will accept very gently used items as well. We will be making sandwiches here at CUMC on Tuesday, February 28 at 9:00 am. Please look for a sign-up sheet for items that will be needed for the sandwiches. After we make the sandwiches, please plan to go with us when we deliver them and the socks and underwear. Along with these items, we will be taking money donations to be used for laundry or in any other area where funds are needed. Thank you in advance for all your donations! Questions?? Please see Betsy Booker.

RED CROSS BLOOD DONATION DRIVE
Our recent blood donation drive yielded 50 units of blood which is enough for up to 150 people. It was a busy couple of days, and it was great to see many people from our church come and donate. Our next Blood Donation Drive will be on Friday, March 24, 2023, from 2:00-7:00 pm. Please sign up online at RedCrossBlood.org. Thank you CUMC for your help in this important ministry.

EASTER EGGS
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. Please pay when ordering. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP MAKE THE EGGS. The current plan is to make these on Monday and Friday mornings. Please see Skip or Betsy Booker for more information.

THANK YOU
The Owen J. Roberts School District extends a thank you for the recent donation of clarinets. Your generosity on behalf of the students is sincerely appreciated.

METAL RECYCLING
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).

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.

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!

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!

Faith Matters

Upcoming Sermons/ Scriptures

February 5
Isaiah 58:1-12 • Psalm 112:1-10
1 Corinthians 2:1-16 • Matthew 5:13-20

February 12
Deuteronomy 30:15-20 • Psalm 119:1-8
1 Corinthians 3:1-9 • Matthew 5:21-37

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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