News

Chimes – This Week’s News From Coventryville UMC 

Upcoming Events and News:

PASTORAL NOTE
Pastor Will will be vacationing July 9th through July 22nd. If there is a pastoral emergency, please contact the Rev. Jim Jannotti at 610-326-3941.

CUMC SCHOLARSHIP
To the congregation:
I am very grateful to Coventryville United Methodist Church for the $500 scholarship.  I plan to use the money towards my books and other necessary supplies.  I thank everyone for your good wishes and prayers. Many thanks to CUMC.
Sincerely, Kylie Hershey

THRIFT SHOP
Need some retail therapy? Check out the latest additions at our Thrift Shop on Saturday, July 27th. Bargain hunting begins at 9:00 AM and goes until 1:00 PM. From dishes and housewares to clothing, toys and electronics, there’s something for everyone!

MINI FRIDGE and FREEZER
Pastor Will is in need of a mini fridge and an upright freezer. If anyone has these appliances that are in need of a new home, then please contact him at whumes@gmail.com to discuss cost and logistics.

BLOOD DRIVE
Save-the-Date! CUMC will be hosting the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Monday, October 7th, from 2:00-7:00 PM. We are looking forward to a great turnout!

THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER
Please let Karen know if you are interested in providing some music during worship for the summer months. The schedule is open for one song or a service full of songs. Summertime is the perfect season for trying something new!

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Wednesday Bible Study sessions, Sunday School, and Children’s Ministry will resume in the fall.

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 made to the back parking lot. If pick-up arrangements are needed, please call Janice Camaho (610-469-6141) or Lowell Fries (610-323-4227).

VBS MISSION NEWS
We have exciting news for our mission collection during ROAR: Life is Wild-God is Good. Our collection totaled $350.00. This means the kids (and adults too) have provided the funds to help moms and babies get the brightest beginning they can!

By a donation of $10 each, our VBS will be helping women and children in communities throughout the African country of Zambia. This means our collection should help 35 families in Zambia. WOW-our gifts to this important cause will make a great impact.

These donations provide the following: community health worker visits to pregnant women to give them important information and the prenatal help they need; monitoring of children’s growth and nutrition; vitamin A to prevent blindness and to reduce risk of illness or death from common infections; and education for moms and dads on the food and nutrients their children need.

We thank everyone in our church community for their donations to the “First 1000 Days of Life”. Through World Vision, Group VBS’s Operation Kid-To-Kid means truly millions of children in North America will have the potential for providing better health for moms and babies in Zambia. We are all working together to demonstrate God’s love for the families in Zambia.

Also, be sure to check out the ROAR VBS photo montage by Jess Marzella – https://youtu.be/73O7huaTkiU.

Thank-you everyone and please continue to pray for all the families in Zambia.

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 Steve Gerhart 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

July 21st – The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Amos 8:1-12 and Psalm 52  •  Genesis 18:1-10a and Psalm 15  •  Colossians 1:15-28  •  Luke 10:38-42

July 28th – The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Hosea 1:2-10 and Psalm 85  •  Genesis 18:20-32 and Psalm 138  •  Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19)  •  Luke 11:1-13

Worship Schedule

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

Dish liquid is requested for July. Additional donations may include 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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