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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.

THRIFT SHOP
Our Thrift Shop will be open this Saturday, February 27th from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Stop in and see what’s new! Please wear a mask and social distance. Shop safely! Thanks!

CHOCOLATE EASTER EGGS PREORDER SALE
This year the OWLS will be assisting making Easter Eggs under the direction of Marla Blazier and Leslie Mertz. We thank Marge Strohecker for the many years of providing us with delicious Easter Eggs. Her efforts and culinary skills in making her Easter Eggs were wonderful and her ministry to provide us sweet treats very much appreciated.

Two varieties of filled chocolate eggs, peanut butter and coconut cream, will be made on Saturday, March 27th. Pick-up will be on Sunday, March 28th. If need be, special delivery arrangements can be made. The order form will be an insert in Sunday’s bulletin and can be found on the MyCUMC.com website by clicking here.

PASTOR WILL’S LENTEN DEVOTIONAL
Pastor Will has created the “40 Days of Gratitude and Giving” devotional in conjunction with a mission project. During the 40 days of Lent set aside 50¢ or $1.00 per day for a mission offering to go to Main Street Ministries. Your donations will be used to provide housing for the homeless. To view, print, or download a copy, please visit https://bit.ly/3u7Zm6N. If a mailed hard copy version is preferred, please contact the main office at 610-469-9350 or church@coventryvilleumc.com.

COVENTRY-WARWICK MINISTERIUM LENTEN SERIES
Join in prayer online each Wednesday during Lent at 7:00 PM. The format will include an intro, songs, a scripture reading, the Pastor’s message, and prayers. Services can be viewed on the Coventry Warwick Ministerium YouTube channel.

Here is the remaining schedule:
March 3, Pastor Cindy McKinley
March 10, Pastor Denny Emrick
March 17, Pastor Keith Price
March 24, Pastor Rick Knarr
Good Friday – April 2 at 2:00 PM, Pastor Mark Muthler

The Ministerium depends on the offerings from the Lenten services to help meet local needs and service oriented ministries. Donations can be designated for the Ministerium through local churches. Thank you!

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Coventryville Church will host another blood drive on Friday, March 26th from 9:00 AM-7:00 PM. Donors can register at RedCrossBlood.org. Please spread the word and help save lives!

SAVE the MARCH DATES
Thrift Shop: Saturdays, 3/13 and 3/27, 9am-12pm
OWLS Meeting: Tuesday, 3/16, 10am-12pm
Crusted Chicken Pot Pie Dinner: Saturday, 3/20, 4pm-6pm
Red Cross Blood Drive: Friday, 3/26, 9am-7pm

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The 2020 Financial Statements are now available in the rear of the Sanctuary. Please pick up your statement. Thank you.

OFFERING ENVELOPES
2021 offering envelopes are available to be picked up at the back of the sanctuary. Please continue to support the programs and ministries of Coventryville Church through your weekly giving.

COVID-19 VACCINE INFO
If you live or work in Chester County and would like to let the county know you are interested in receiving a vaccine, then please click here to pre-register for vaccination. This simple process requires internet access and an email address for notifications. Note: Pre-registering can be completed on behalf of someone else who does not have internet access. Thank you to Felicia for forwarding this information!

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!

SUNDAY’S COVID-19 ETIQUETTE
-> Be exposure and symptom free
->Wear a mask
->Check in for attendance
->Socially distance
->Wash hands often
->Pray for good health
If you have any questions or comments about these guidelines, please contact Pastor Will by phone, 484-942-0257, or email whumes@gmail.com.

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

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

February 28th – Second Sunday in Lent
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 • Psalm 22:23-31 • Romans 4:13-25 • Mark 8:31-38

March 7 – Third Sunday in Lent
Exodus 20:1-17 • Psalm 19 • 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 • John 2:13-22

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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