July 26, 2015
SANDWICH MAKING – TODAY helpers are needed to make sandwiches for the soup kitchen. If you are about 10 years and older join in a great mission project in the church kitchen following the children’s sermon.
COMMUNION CELEBRATION: We will celebrate the sacrament of communion on August 9th by intinction. Please note this is the 2nd Sunday of the month rather than the first. Take a risk and invite someone to be with-you for communion this month.
There is still time to make you reservation!!!
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.
CIRCLE 4 will begin meeting again in the fall. They will meet the third Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall - September 2015 thru May 2016. This year the group will be studying Horizons Bible Study “Come to the Waters”. If you are interested in joining the group, please call Irma Randall at 801-566-3160.
JOIN US FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT CPC!
August 3rd-5th from 5:00 -8:00 p.m. Dinner will be served each night. Invite family, friends and neighbors to join us on an exciting Aussie adventure to Outback Rock. Kids ages 5-11 years old (entering kindergarten - 5th grades) will explore God's monumental love and discover what it means to have an unshakable faith! There is no cost. If you're able, please bring several non-perishable food items to be donated to Crossroads Urban Center. To register stop by the VBS table during Fellowship Hall each Sunday, or visit the church website (www.cottonwoodpres.org/vbs). It'll be a rockin' good time!
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 email@example.com. Sarah went two years ago and had a great experience.
THE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING! We are hoping you will sign up and take advantage of this great time of fellowship. We also are hoping people will donate gift baskets or other items we can raffle off to raise money to help pay off the remodeling recently completed at the church. If you have any questions please call Dorothy Urbom 801-313-1904
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 today and Sunday, July 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. Tee off time will be at 2:00 p.m., please be to the golf course by 1:30 p.m. Dinner will start between 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. For more details, please contact Randy or Dorothy at 801-313-1904.
VEGETABLE SALE - The SOUL Garden is giving up its bounty. Look for lots of zucchini, beans, fresh eggs, and the start of vine-ripened tomatoes. All donations are given to local food charities. We also have tote bags available for $ 4.00 with the SOUL Garden logo. Makes toting home your Sunday vegies so much easier.
INTERFAITH FAMILY FUN DAY: For the 2nd year in a row we are assisting the Ward just west of us on Vine with their Family Fun Day. The event will be held on August 8th, begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. There will be a climbing wall, as well as several different bounce houses and water slides, plus lots of great food. This is a fun way to get to know our neighbors and a great time for your kids or grandkids. If you want to be a volunteer helper please contact Kathie Shafer (801-244-9084). We need people for set up and for hosting the different activities from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is another great opportunity to invite people to be with-you.
CROSSROADS GOLDEN CELERY CONTEST - 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!
Donations so far:
July 2 – 167.3 pounds
July 6 – 121.6 pounds
July 10 – 140.9 pounds
July 13 – 180.1 pounds
July 20 – 194.8 pounds
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 the largest amount of food, by weight, per capita of church attendees. So think heavy, there are no limits on bulk items, however, any bags weighing more than two (2) pounds (sugar/flour/etc.) must be broken down into quart size Ziploc bags and labeled so that the food is ready for distribution.
LOVE IN A GLOVE BOX! We will be assembling "Love in a Glove Box Bags" for people in need we encounter in our daily lives as we travel in our cars. We will be assembling them after church on Sunday, Sept. 13th.
Enclosed is a list of items needed to fill the bags. There are specific sizes, so we can fit all of the items in the Ziploc bags. Please refrain from using items with chocolate, so it doesn't melt in the glove box.
Please bring donations to church anytime up to September 13th. Collection containers will be available in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings. Children and teens are invited, encouraged and welcome to come! We can document service hours for students who volunteer.