June 26, 2016
Family hike TODAY right after church!
We'll order pizza and eat lunch together, then head straight up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Willow Heights Trail.
“SPIRITUALITY FOR THE TWO HALVES OF LIFE”
In “Falling Upward” Richard Rohr helps us understand how our spiritual journey changes as we age. Pastor Tom will begin two small groups studying Richard Rohr’s book and related Scripture.
One group will meet on Monday nights at 7:00 p.m. beginning on June 27th, and the other will meet on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning on June 28th. Both these small groups will last 13 weeks.
Books are now available in the church office.
A Call for Volunteers to join a
Support Guild for Cottonwood
One of the most difficult responsibilities of Deacons has been organizing and preparing funeral receptions. We have Deacons who work, have family care commitments or may be out-of-town when the need arises to organize and prepare these receptions.
In an effort to support the few Deacons able to help with funeral receptions, we need Cottonwood members who are willing and able to form a permanent Support Guild that would provide all reception needs. It is our hope that we’ll have enough volunteers to form at least two teams so we can alternate reception crews.
Lynne Cox has volunteered to set up this Support Guild. If you’re able to volunteer for any of the needs outlined below, please contact Lynne directly. Cell phone: 801-696-5221 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your help & support will be greatly appreciated.
(1) People to pass out programs, direct or assist guests
(2) People to prepare food and help with reception & guests
NEW STOVE FOR THE SMALL KITCHEN
Although Cottonwood PW has taken a leave of absence for the time being, we are still actively soliciting funds for a new stove for the little kitchen. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated. Checks should be made out to Cottonwood Presbyterian Church with “new stove” writtenon the memo line. Thank you for helping us with this very worthwhile project!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SERVE COFFEE FELLOWSHIP
Please sign up on the sheetin the Fellowship Hall or contact Dorothy Urbom to volunteer at801-414-8896. Oryou cansign up on our website using this link: http://www.cottonwoodpres.org/coffeesignup.shtml
MISSION AND OUTREACH
CROSSROADS URBAN CENTER – Foods for the month of June are Mac n’ Cheese and Ramen Noodles.
CROSSROADS THRIFT STORE – Items for the month of June are men’s pants and shoes.
UTAH DIAPER BANK - The Mission Committee is sponsoring a month-long diaper collection. We are asked to give diapers of size 3 or larger. If you prefer to donate money rather than buy diapers, you can make a check out to Cottonwood with a memo stating “Mission-diapers” and this will go to this great organization.
SAVE THE DATE!!
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 13th, 6:00 p.m. when we will once again enjoy our summer barbecue and concert in the garden. This is a fantastic time to invite family, neighbors, friends, strangers to come and be with-us.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
VBS at Cottonwood will beAugust 1-3 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. for kids’ ages 5-10 years old. This year’s theme is “Pets Unleashed, Learning How Jesus Lovingly Cares For Us”. Plan to join the fun, and start telling family and friends. More details to come.
CONGREGATIONAL OVERNIGHT RETREAT
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE
We are excited to announce that our second annual overnight Congregational Retreat will take place at the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah, on Friday September 30, and Saturday October 1.
Mark your calendars and save the date for this wonderful opportunity to gather as a congregation. We will be getting out more information as the date approaches so be on the lookout.