In the event of inclement winter weather, the following places will receive information on any changes in the worship schedule: the church answering machine, email list, web site, and facebook page. We will strive to post changes by 7 a.m.
The 2020 offering envelopes are available on the table in the parlor. If you cannot find yours, sign the tablet and we will get them to you as soon as we can.
Wednesday Night Bible Study started a new study, The Cross, at 7 p.m. in the Library and Room 206. If you are interested, contact Marge or Jeff Odom for a copy of the book. Plan to join us for the study and fellowship.
Mark your calendars – The CUMC talent show is back!! We are looking for individuals who want to show their talent (not just kids) on February 16th at 4 p.m. in the Social Hall. The youth will be providing a pancake dinner immediately following. You MUST register so you can be put on the schedule. Look for registration forms in the main office and at the back of the sanctuary. Hope to see you there!
A class for those wanting to become new members of CUMC will be held on February 16th at 12:15 in Room 211. A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the office via phone or email.
Grandma’s Coffee Cakes are still available! We have a few cakes, (frozen), left over from the Christmas sale, $18/each. (Frozen cakes are good for a year.) Stop by the office during the week or contact Jennifer Parker at 410-788-6352 or email@example.com
Did you know CCBC has a Food Pantry for their needy students? The shelves are getting low and they need our help! We’ll be gathering donations thru February 2nd. Suggested items are: cereal in a cup, canned ravioli, canned soups, ramen noodles, granola bars, instant oatmeal, instant mac & cheese, microwaveable rice meals, peanut butter crackers, bags of mixed nuts. It would be greatly appreciated if all canned items had easy open lids! Donation boxes will be at the entry doors. Please call Fred Bartlett or Don Holler at 410-747-1886 with questions. Thank you!
Valentines From The Heart – The Samaritan Women, a Christian charity, is Maryland’s first long-term residential program for victims of domestic human trafficking. The Mary Kate Circle will be collecting Scrip (gift cards) each Sunday in February to donate to The Samaritan Women. Simply purchase Scrip for grocery stores, Walmart, Subway, Dunkin Donuts or Amazon. A Mary Kate member will be present at the Scrip table (located outside the library) to collect the donations. Your purchase of Scrip will help CUMC and The Samaritan Women. thesamaritanwomen.org
Annual Super Bowl Sub Sale! Venture Crew 307 is heading to Summit Bechtel Reserve in WV this summer. To raise money towards their trip, the Crew is taking orders on Sundays between services for their annual Superbowl Sunday Sub Sale. The footlong sandwiches will be made the morning of the Superbowl, February 2, 2020 and can either be picked up between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. or be delivered. You may also order and pay online using this link: https://www.crew307.us/node/1181
Closet Empty, Spring Rummage Sale Donations Needed – Clean closets, attic and garage to find items to donate. Label all bags and boxes, make sure flaps close on boxes, indicate the size of donated comforters, sheets, blankets, curtains and tablecloths. Clean all items and send clothing without holes or stains. Donations can be dropped off weekdays between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. Take to the balcony alcove.
Kids Helping Kids Children’s Mission is back again this year! We will be collecting money during the children’s Sunday school hour. This money will go towards helping the children in Guatemala receive healthy snacks while at school. So far, we are at 75% of our goal of $300.00. Let’s make it happen for the children!
Need an ear? Are you going through a crisis such as chronic or terminal illness, loss of loved one, or divorce? Stephen Ministers are available to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care for adults in our community who are in a crisis situation. For more information, chat with Jeff or Donna D’Arcy at 410-442-3625, at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or in person. Pew cards provide additional information.
New Year’s Day is past, but it’s not too late to pick up new practices of Bible reading and prayer. Pastor David recommends the reading plan and commentary at bibleinoneyear.org
and the “Bible in One Year” mobile app. He also recommends using the PRAY acronym (Pause, Rejoice, Ask, Yield) for prayer, as used by the mobile app called “Lectio 365” at https://www.24-7prayer.com/dailydevotional
God wants to hear from you, and He’s only a prayer away. The Chapel to the right of the Sanctuary serves as a Prayer Room for you to share quiet time with God and feel close to Him whenever you need Him the most. The Prayer Room door is open anytime CUMC is open. Also, after Sunday morning worship, caring Christians are available to pray with you or for you in the Prayer Room.
Items needed for the Westside Shelter: Men’s winter coats (especially 2x & 3x), and towels & washcloths. Please leave your donations in the church office.
Reminder – Several of our congregants are extremely sensitive to fragrances. Please refrain from applying them before attending worship.
ARM CHAIRS in the Parlor provide assisted seating for our members with walkers or back issues. Large Print Bulletins will be placed on the seat of each chair.
Nursery assistants are needed for the 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. services. If you can help 1 week a month please send an email to email@example.com
Our Youth go to Night of Peace every month, spending budget money to make dinner for the residents. We would love to have some congregation support for this. Use envelopes in the pews and write N of P on “other” line.