Announcements

Announcements

Announcements for the Week of May 21

Food and Supply Collection Saturday, May 31: The church van will again be open to receive supply donations from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.. Westside Shelter is seeking bars of soap, any cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer gel, prepackaged frozen meals, granola bars, and non-perishable items. The Children’s Home in Catonsville is looking for donations of the following: prepackaged and canned food products and snacks, frozen foods, vegetables and fresh fruit, personal hygiene items, feminine products, arts and crafts, tennis rackets, basketballs, and footballs.

 

Calling all Graduates! We want to celebrate you in an upcoming service! Send us 1) The name of the school  you’re graduating from (and major, if relevant), 2) a recent picture (e.g. Senior picture) as well as a baby/childhood picture, and 3) what hopes and/or plans you have for the future. Please submit these by June 4 to be included in our June 7 service. Parents, please share with your graduate.

Prayer and Support during Coronavirus: Give this group a try tonight, Thursday, May 21 at 8:30 p.m.. This group of honesty and faith was suggested by a church member struggling with managing full time work from home while assisting a child with distance learning. You can join via zoom here or by phone, calling 301-715-859 and joining Meeting ID 857 6075 4411 with Password 825651 The meeting will be no more than an hour.

Vacation Bible School is Cancelled. With the support of the administrative council we have decided not to try to host an in-person VBS this year. We are looking forward to resourcing families and finding other ways to connect this summer.

Please support community organizations directly: We encourage our church family to directly support organizations that are doing important work to serve the people of Catonsville. Examples include the Community Assistance Network (West Side Shelter), Catonsville Emergency Assistance, and the Children’s Home. You may donate to these organizations directly, and qualifying gifts will receive a tax receipt.

Our 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study is continuing to meet remotely via Zoom. Please contact Marge and Jeff Odom for more information (jvodom1@gmail.com, 410-356-3622).

It’s not too late to begin the Marriage Course: HTB, the vibrant church in London that created the Alpha Course, is offering their Marriage Course online for free. This course is for couples in every season of marriage. Sign up at htb.org/marriage to complete the seven session course in seven consecutive weeks. Each session is two hours. The required study journal is available digitally here. David and Katie Jacobson are currently going through this course and have found it helpful. Questions? Contact Pastor David at david@catonsvilleumc.org

Pray and Receive Prayer. We have established an email list for those who would like to receive prayer requests submitted to us via phone, email, or our web site. Please email Kathy Kluka at cumc21228@verizon.net if you’d like to receive these emails, or fill out the form on our web site. To request prayer, go here.

Stephen Ministry continues to be available to any adult who is going through a crisis such as chronic or terminal illness, loss of loved one, divorce, loss of job, etc. Stephen Ministers are lay persons who provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care for adults in our community who are experiencing a crisis situation.  If you would like to have the listening ear and caring support of a Stephen Minister, please contact Jeff or Donna D’Arcy at 410-442-3625, or gramof5girls@gmail.com.

The church office is still closed, but emails and phone messages are being checked regularly. Pastor David and Pastor Jeff continue to be available to provide pastoral care. Both can be reached by phone, by email, or through the church office.

District Zoom Prayer Meeting: Our district’s United Methodist Men is hosting a weekly Zoom prayer meeting on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. This time of prayer is open to both men and women. For more information see the UMM page.