August 3, 2014
NOTE: Worship at 10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. in room 1 and Children’s Church School at 10:20 a.m.
Pastoral Support – Pastor Tom will return from study leave on Tuesday, August 5. While he is away, Pastor David Crockett will be available for pastoral support. Also, your Deacon is always available to assist you.
No Adult Church School scheduled for today. Class will resume again on Sunday, August 10.
. Pledge/Donation Statements for the second quarter are now available. If you want a copy of your statement please contact the church office. Statements can be mailed or emailed.
Director of Music Position Vacancy - The Administration Committee is now seeking candidates interested in leading Cottonwood's music program into the future. It is a paid, part time position and would include directing the choir and leading the music program during worship. If you or someone you know has musical talent, skills, and the ability to meet our musical program needs in the future, please contact the church office.
Women’s Lunch Bunch meets Thursday, August 14, 11:45 a.m. Olive Garden. The address is 6305 South State. Call Virginia Hartsook 801-274-0489 before noon on Wednesday, August 13, to reserve your place.
Interested in Church Membership or Learning about Cottonwood or Presbyterianism? On Saturday, August 23, from 10:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. Pastor Tom, will lead a class in fellowship hall for anyone interested in joining Cottonwood, or simply learning more about the Christian Faith or the Presbyterian Tradition. Lunch will be provided. We hope you come and join us.
Attention Parents – Monday, August 18 begins a 7 week small group on the topic, Raising Teens in an Almost Christian World. The small group will provide a wonderful opportunity for parents of older elementary age children and older to discuss faith development in our kids and youth, and faith sharing with our kids and youth. The small group will take place on at Julie Speck’s home.
Prayer Group - Each Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the prayer room of the church you are invited to gather with others in a time of focused prayer. These gatherings last about an hour and will take place each Tuesday in August.
Please Save the Date – 13th Annual Cottonwood Presbyterian Church Golf Tournament, Saturday afternoon, September 13.
VBS Volunteers - Thanks to all who have volunteered to help with VBS! It's sure to be a lot of fun and your help is very much appreciated. It's not too late; if you still want to help you can sign-up during Fellowship Hall. There will be a Volunteer Meeting this Wednesday, 8/6 at 7:00 pm. Please plan to join us if you can.
VBS Registration -It's coming soon! VBS is August 11-13 from 5:30-8:00 pm. All children ages 5-12 are welcome, so invite family, friends and neighbors! Dinner served each night at 5:30 pm for kids and their families. Children will learn how to Do Justice, Cherish the Natural and Nurture People. They will have fun playing games, diving into bible lessons, working together on service projects, singing and much more.
You can register online at the church website, www.cottonwoodpres.org/vbs/reg.htm
Children in Mission “Faith without works is dead.”
The children at Cottonwood are learning through their mission work at the church and in the community to put service above self. Their summer mission project will be to support Family Promise as they did two years ago. They enjoyed filling back packs and the congregation provided wonderful support. The kids also had some recent hands on experience with the Family Promise program. Family Promise is an Interfaith Alliance which helps homeless families achieve lasting self-sufficiency. Thank you to the CPC Mission Committee for funding the cost of the back packs for the children. What can you do to help? We are reaching out to the congregation to purchase much needed school supplies to fill the back packs (items listed below). Look for our Cottonwood kids wearing back packs in the halls today before service and during fellowship. Your generous contributions of school supplies will fill many packs and touch many lives. School supply wish list: notebooks, crayons, markers, glue, scissors, pencils, pens, pencil cases/pouches, erasers, rulers, binders, & folders.
The gardens are going full blast as you’ll see at the Sunday market. A wide range of vegies are available including collards, chard, kale, onions, zucchini, spaghetti squash, herbs, honey and more. Tomatoes are starting to turn color and should be available by the end of July. Remember that proceeds from the Sunday sales go to feeding the hungry in the valley.
Upcoming events: The next workday for the Soul Garden is Saturday, August 9 at 9 a.m. Marshall has a full range of projects for the workday, so come early and lend a hand. Chef Allen will serve lunch – bring a side dish to share!
Amanda Plusturik will give a vegetable cooking demonstration at 1:00 p.m. on August 9. Everyone is welcome to come and learn how to cook vegies in new and unusual recipes. She was great last year!
Volunteers are needed to help serve Coffee Fellowship on Sundays after worship. Please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Or you can sign up on our website using this link: http://www.cottonwoodpres.org/coffeesignup.shtml
Or contact Dorothy Urbom to volunteer at 801-414-8896.
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