February 14, 2016
PER CAPITA FOR 2016 IS $36.62
Are you a member of Cottonwood? If you are, you can really help us out. Each year as a congregation we give money to the larger Presbyterian Church to support the administrative ministries that the denomination provides for us. We call this form of mission giving, Per Capita. In 2016 Cottonwood will give the denomination about $9155, or $36.62 per member. If you can make a donation to Cottonwood designated for Per Capita that would be a great gift and help to our general fund. Thanks in advance for your support?
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BARBARA AIKIN will be held on Wednesday, February 17th at 11:00 a.m. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall.
COURIER DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19th – Please e-mail your articles to email@example.com or bring to the Church office by 12:00 Noon on Friday.
MODERATOR OR CO-MODERATORS NEEDED FOR PW BOARD AND CHAIRPERSON NEEDED FOR CIRCLE 4
Some of the responsibilities of the Moderator or Co-Moderators of PW:
For more information, please contact Carol Shutts at 801-274-1781 or Sherry Tyler at 801-944-3827.
Responsibilities of Chairperson of Circle 4:
For more information, please contact Irma Randall at 801-566-3160.
2016 LENTEN DEVOTIONALS - Be sure to get from an usher your 2016 Lenten Devotional “Be Holy”. For each day through Lent, the devotional includes a Scripture passage, a reflection on what it means to be holy, and a breath prayer to carry with you through the day.
ANNUAL MEETING - The session has called the Annual Meeting of the Congregation to take place on Sunday, February 21st, immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service. During this meeting the Annual Report will be reviewed. Also the annual meeting of the corporation will take place.
COTTONWOODS NEXT ART EXHIBIT
“Where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Tuesday, February 23rd in the Fellowship Hall – begins at 6:00 p.m.
How does an artist interpret this promise that Jesus made to his disciples and to us? What does it mean to us today? The artists whose work will hang on our walls in February and March will no doubt have varied interpretations. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, exhibiting artists and guest artists will be part of a panel discussion to share stories behind their paintings and to talk about creative process. Please come and bring your friends and neighbors. Fellowship Hall, 6 p.m. (refreshments), 7 p.m. (panel discussion).
PRAYER AND STUDY GROUPS
WALKING ALONGSIDE PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
& THEIR FAMILIES - Adult CE Class held on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall - 9:45 a.m. In this class, we will learn about such conditions as depression, anxiety, psychotic and personality disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, autism, brain injury, and dementia. Our goal is not to diagnose or treat these disorders, but to understand, be less fearful, and know how to love those who suffer.
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY CLASS – Come explore the Biblical theme and Scriptural texts central to each Sunday’s worship service. This is a wonderful hour (9:45-10:45 a.m.) of reflection, sharing, and growing. We invite you to join us and invite someone to come and be with-you.
CIRCLE 4 - Tuesday, February 16th at 12:30 p. m. in the Fellowship Hall
Pastor Jeff Silliman will be leading us through the Horizons Bible Study Guide – “Come to the Waters.”
MEN’S LUNCH will meet Wednesday, February 17th, at 11:30 a.m. at Hoppers Grill located at 890 E. Fort Union Blvd. Call the church office at 801-278-4619 by 10:30 a.m. on the day of the lunch to let us know if you are coming.
SENIOR ADULT FELLOWSHIP
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 12:00 noon in Fellowship Hall
Potluck Lunch and Guest Speaker Program
The Best Fall Foliage in New England – by Bob Beaudoin who did this tour in October 2015. Your friends and neighbors are all invited so they too can join the fellowship, potluck lunch and enjoy Bob’s program. Let Becky (801 278-4619 ext. 3) know if you plan to attend by Thursday, February 25th so we will have enough tables and chairs set up.
Do you like to pray for others? How about being a prayer partner with one of our Cottonwood Kids?
This year during Lent we are hoping to get 30-40 adults who would like to connect with one of the Cottonwood kids by praying for them. It's simple. No purchased gifts. No special treats. Just the gift of connection and praying for one individual Cottonwood kid. When you see them, ask about their lives, get to know them and ask what you can be praying for. We will also provide phone numbers if you want to call them periodically to check in. It will be a true gift for the kids to connect with a Cottonwood adult as you get to know each other. And what an amazing example for these kids to see that many adults care and pray for them always. If you would like to be a prayer partner with a Cottonwood kid during Lent, please contact Merri Lee Zaba firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-558-9918.
COTTONWOOD KID’S MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, February 19th6:30-8:30
All kids ages 5+ are invited to a fun movie night at the church. We'll have pizza, popcorn and watch a movie together. Wear your PJ's or something comfortable and bring a blanket or pillow. Hope you can come!
The SOUL Garden Annual Meeting is set for February 16th
7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
MISSION & OUTREACH
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS/ MEDITATION MEETING - meets at Cottonwood on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in room 1. Anyone with questions about AA or seeking to add meditation to their daily devotionals is welcome. Instructions for beginners are available. Please arrive 10 minutes early and wear comfortable clothes.
CROSSROADS URBAN CENTER – The item of the month for February are small juice boxes that are easy to carry but all non-perishable food and beverages are appreciated, especially food in snack-size containers. Plastic water bottles are always needed in addition to food and beverage items. Please leave your food donations in the grocery carts located in the main hallway.
CROSSROADS THRIFT STORE items of the month for February are pots, pans & other small items. Please leave your donations in the Crossroads box located by the gym.