July 5, 2015
BARBEQUE/CONCERT - We will gather on Wednesday, July 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the garden for dinner and music by “Rock-It Science”. Bring a dish to share, as well as your picnic service. The meat and drinks will be provided. This is another great opportunity to practice our core-value of “with-me” by inviting your neighbors, friends and family.
SAVE THE DATE – You are invited to a Service of Ordination for Mia Levetan to Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) on Friday, July 17th at 6:00 p.m. here at Cottonwood.
FALL CONGREGATIONAL RETREAT WEEKEND - Register now for a wonderful weekend of refreshing our spirit, renewing our vision, and reviving our relationships. The weekend of September 18-20th we will have a congregational retreat at the Homestead Resort in Midway. Please call the resort to make reservations at 435-654-1102 or 800-327-7220. Rooms with 1 king size bed or 2 queen size beds are available. The retreat will end back at Cottonwood in worship, on Sunday, September, 20th. We are excited that Drew Peterson will be our speaker for the weekend. Drew will help us think about being the church in this day and the age in which we live. We hope you will join us. Scholarship money is available, please talk to Pastor Tom, and don’t let money prevent you from participating.
PRAYER AND STUDY GROUPS
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY CLASS – Each Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. a group meets in room 1 to ponder the scripture passages for the upcoming week of worship. We invite you to join us for this wonderful time of investigation and learning from God’s word.
PRAYER GROUP meets 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.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT CPC! Join us for Vacation Bible School - August 3-5 from 5-8 p.m. Invite family, friends and neighbors to join us on an exciting Aussie adventure to Outback Rock. Kids will explore God's monumental love and discover what it means to have an unshakable faith. Volunteers and decorations will be needed. Decorations might include boomerangs, play kangaroos, fake boulders...anything that looks or feels like Australia. Volunteers will be needed to help with skits, bible stories, games, photography, food and more. Contact Julie Speck if you are interested in helping. More information will be coming soon.
SAVE THE DATE! – PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH TRIENNIUM will be held next summer, July 19 – July 23, 2016 at Purdue University! High School age teens are invited to attend this life giving, life changing, faith moving experience. As the world changes, society shifts – and the church expands – the need for vibrant young Presbyterians grows. Help our teens GO to the next great place in their faith. Registration will be open in early 2016. The cost is $505/per person which includes housing, meals and program costs. If you have any questions, talk with Sarah Ratzlaff after church or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sarah went two years ago and had a great experience.
WOMEN’S LUNCH BUNCH will meet at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 9th at Karro at Ivy Place, located at 4700 South 900 East. To reserve your place, call Virginia Hartsook by noon on Wednesday, July 8th at 801-274-0489.
ANNUAL GOLF SCRAMBLE: This year’s golf scramble will be held at Murray Parkway Golf Course on August 1st. Dinner will follow at Randy and Dorothy Urbom’s home. Sign-ups will be taken in the Fellowship Hall after worship service on Sunday, July 12, 19 and 26. Cost is $35.00 for golf and dinner, $25.00 for golf only and $10.00 if you would like to just come for dinner. For more details, please contact Randy or Dorothy at 801-313-1904.
VEGETABLE SALE -The Garden is really starting to bloom! The Sunday Vegetable Sales are up & running. Plan to stop by before or after services on Sunday. We have a great selection of lettuces, chards & kale, fresh eggs, rhubarb, beets and fresh herbs. All proceeds of the donations are given to Salt Lake area food charities.
CROSSROADS URBAN CENTER foods of the month for July are breakfast cereal and canned or powered milk but all non-perishable foods and beverages are appreciated. Also, small hotel size shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc. are needed for hygiene kits that are given out.
CROSSROADS THRIFT STORE is in need of bedding and pots and pans.
CROSSROADS GOLDEN CELERY CONTEST - Throughout the month of July, Cottonwood will be participating in the Crossroads Urban Center annual summer food drive known as the Golden Celery Challenge. We have always been faithful stewards to the monthly requests from their food bank, but during July we join with numerous churches in the valley to see which of us can collect thelargest amountof food, by weight, per capita of church attendees. So think heavy, there are no limits on bulk items, however, anybagsweighing more than two (2) pounds (sugar/flour/etc.) must be broken down into quart size ziplock bags and labeled so that the food is ready for distribution.Let's all pitch in once again and do our best to 'Stuff The Cart"here at Cottonwood and bring home that coveted Golden Celery trophy!
10,000 PEOPLE - 80 NATIONS –50 FAITHS - 5 DAYS
The largest Interfaith event is coming back to America – right here to Salt Lake City!
Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity
Working together for a World of Compassion, Peace, Justice, and Sustainability
Featured speakers will include the Dalai Lama and two-time Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, both Nobel laureates, as well as leaders from international religions large and small.
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LOVE IN A GLOVE BOX! This month you will be hearing more about a new outreach project we are calling “LOVE IN A GLOVE BOX”. It is an easy way to assist people in need that you encounter everyday as you travel in your cars. A list of items that we will need to fill these bags will be in your bulletin shortly. We will set a time for all to participate in filling the bags as a church wide event. Then each member will receive his or her very own bag to store in your Glove Box and hand out as you are moved. More details will follow during our moment for mission.