Announcements

Announcements

Sunday December 15, 2018

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.
 
Christmas Mitten Trees in our Sanctuary’s hallway & parlor are ready for donations of hats, scarfs, mittens, & gloves for school age children, grades K-12. They will be given to schools in Catonsville & Arbutus. Trees will be up through Jan.12 to receive these much needed cold weather items. Thanks for your help with this Mission.
 
All toys, clothing and gift cards for Santa’s Toy Shop should be returned by end of today. If you missed your chance to pick a Christmas wish, $25 Giant, Safeway, Weis, or Walmart gift card(s) from our scrip sale is always greatly appreciated and welcomed. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Call at 410-788-4863 or christinecall@verizon.net.
 
To the bakers of cookies.  Thank you so very much for your generosity.  We filled 45 tins of cookies for members of the congregation. Your thoughtfulness made Christmas nicer for many people. 
 
Annual Methodist Ladies Holiday Luncheon – Today after the 11 a.m. service at Jennifer Parker’s house, 217 Montrose Avenue. Bring a dish to share, drinks will be provided. We are providing rides to the luncheon and home again for any lady needing a ride. To arrange a ride or for information, please call Jennifer at 410-788-6352 or email kpbigdog@comcast.net. This will be a time for ladies to support each other at this difficult time.
 
Girl Scout Troop 2499 is collecting items for ShareBaby, a nonprofit organization helping families in Baltimore. We are collecting diapers, pull ups, diaper wipes, diaper cream, baby lotion, baby shampoo, baby powder, new and gently used clothing, sizes newborn to 5T, hats, mittens, socks. We will be collecting through December 17th. Please place donations in the box in room 204. Please contact Jen Turner, jenniferturner76@msn.com with any questions or to arrange pick up of items.
 
Birthday Party for Jesus will be December 22nd  during the Sunday school hour (9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.) in the Social Hall. Wear your pj’s and celebrate Jesus’ birthday in style. There will be cupcake decorating, crafts and games. Parents, please drop your children off and pick them up in the Social Hall.
 
The UM Men will deliver Christmas poinsettias to shut-ins on Thursday, December 26th starting at 9 a.m. Any men willing to help with this effort may contact Bryce Doxzon at 410-265-6462 or beedolf33@gmail.com.
 
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 gramof5girls@gmail.com, or in person. Pew cards provide additional information.
 
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 arielspindler@gmail.com.
 
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.
 
Supplies for the Humane Society of Baltimore County are being collected in the church office. Dog & cat food and other items can be placed in the box in the church office. This is a no-kill shelter. Help the dogs & cats for Christmas!
 
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.
 
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.

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