Chimes – This Week’s News From Coventryville UMC 

Upcoming Events and News:

Pastor Appreciation Sunday
Pastor Appreciation Sunday will be held on October 21st. Join us during fellowship as we extend our gratefulness to Pastor Will for his leadership and help him celebrate his birthday!
After-Church Fellowship
CUMC’s After-Church Fellowship will continue on most Sundays of every month, the second Sundays not included. This fun fellowship time starts after the 11 AM service. Everyone is invited, so stay, come back, or simply drop-in. Contributions of food items, and/or monetary gifts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Bazaar News
The next Bazaar Meeting and Craft Night will be on Tuesday, October 23rd, from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM in the Chrisman House. All are welcome to help prepare for this year’s Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 10th.Trunk or Treat
On Saturday, October 27th, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, CUMC will host a Trunk or Treat family-friendly event. We welcome all who are willing to participate in opening their trunks/truck beds to serve our community. For a parking spot, please call 610-469-9350 or email the main office at


Senior Lunch Bunch
Our first LUNCH BUNCH of the season will be held on Wednesday, October 31st (Yikes Halloween) from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM in the Chrisman House. Please wear a funny/scary/weird hat and bring a friend. Can’t wait to see everyone. Blessings Sandy, Skip and Betsy


Christmas Cards for Prisoners
Eastern PA Conference

Please take a minute to make an inmate’s Christmas merrier. Many prison inmates receive little or no correspondence from outside the prison walls. Our Conference’s Prison Ministry has provided approved cards and greetings for prisoners in Berks and Chester Counties. The cards, sample-approved greetings, and instructions are in the back of the sanctuary and on a table in Grace Hall. These cards may be the only present inmates get for Christmas. The last day for signing is Sunday, November 4th. Betsy Booker will be taking the cards to Conference on November 5th. Thank you for helping this important ministry!

Compassion Child Sponsorship
CUMC received information about 15 children in need of sponsorship through the Compassion program. A $38/month tax-deductible contribution provides medical, nutritional, and educational support with Christ-focused mentoring. Children’s individual packets with photos and personal stories are available in church for your consideration.

Yarn Request
Kim Porter is crafting lap blankets for wheelchair-bound people. Full skeins and remnants of yarn are needed. Please give project leftovers to Sandy Geisler. She will deliver all donated yarn to Kim.

UMCOR Hygiene Kits For Hurricane Victims

Hygiene kits are a great way to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Florence.

Hygiene Kit Materials

  • One hand towel (15 x 25 –17 x 27 inches) – No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels
  • One washcloth
  • One comb – Must be sturdy with at least 6 inches of teeth. No pocket combs or picks.
  • Rattail and combs without handles are acceptable but must have at least 6 inches of teeth
  • One toenail or fingernail clipper – No emery boards or metal nail files
  • Bath-size soap (3 oz. bar or larger) – No Ivory or Jergens soap. Do not remove from packaging
  • One adult toothbrush – Do not remove from packaging. Personal advertising not acceptable
  • 10 adhesive bandages (¾ by 3 inches) – Common household bandages acceptable
  • One one-gallon size re-sealable bag
  • $2 per kit for the cost of shipping

Important Notes

  • All items must be new.
  • Do not wash any of the items as they will no longer be considered new.
  • Do not include any personal notes or additional materials in the kits.
  • Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with cartoon characters, advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols

Faith Matters

Young Adult Bible Study

The next meeting of Coventryville United Methodist Church Young Adult (ages 18-35) Bible Study will be this Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM in the Chrisman House.  Our study continues with a focus on living our faith.

Pastor Will facilitates both the morning session starting at 10:15 AM and the evening session at 7:15 PM in Grace Hall. Curious? Feel free to drop in during either class.

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 Steve Gerhart at 215-375-2979.

Worship Schedule

The Welcome Table- A Contemporary Worship Service- 9:30 AM
Traditional Worship Service- 11:00 AM

Service Matters

Coventry Food Pantry:  Donations may be left in the Narthex of reusable bags, non-perishable food items, and paper towels, toilet paper, diapers,

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.

First: The selling of water, soda, and iced tea in the silver refrigerator in our kitchen will be dedicated to the Appalachia Service Project. Second: is the collection of quarters for the homeless people in our area for laundering–this collection will be divided to also include the APS.  Third: We will also continue to accept donations to the Hygiene Kits for UMCOR.


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