March 9, 2014
Dead Sea Scrolls—A three session class on the Dead Sea Scrolls will begin Monday, March 10, in Room 5 as we begin the season of Lent, then we will attend the exhibit together with a time for group reflection following. The classes will be on a Monday night March 10, 17, and 24 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. We will have lunch together after church on Sunday, March 30, before heading to the museum to take in the exhibit. There will be sign-ups for lunch and the museum. Please participate in as much of this opportunity as fits into your life. Pastor Tom is looking forward to learning together.
Interested in Church Membership or Learning about Cottonwood or Presbyterianism? For four Sundays, beginning March 16th, Pastor Tom will lead a class during the Sunday School hour, 9:45 – 10:45 in Room 5 for anyone interest in joining Cottonwood or simply learning more about the Christian faith or the Presbyterian Tradition. We hope you will come and join us.
SOUL Garden—On Saturday, March 15th, at 10:00 a.m., the SOUL Garden will host a seminar on the “Basics of Starting Plants Inside”. A Millcreek garden expert will conduct the seminar in the garden (weather permitting) or in the gym if the weather is bad. All are invited.
Pledge Boxes—If you would like one, both weekly and monthly are on the visitor’s table.
Per Capita—Per Capita this year is $38.61. Help us support the administrative mission of the church.
Children’s Opportunities During Worship—Those that are in kindergarten through third grade are welcome to leave Worship to join Church School after the Children’s Sermon. Kids who are 4th grade and older get to stay and enjoy worship. They can sit with their family or up front in the special, comfy chairs just for them.
Nominating new Deacons and Elders—It is the time of the year to invest ourselves in the working of our Cottonwood Presbyterian Church. Your Nominating Committee is in the process of electing Deacons and Elders.
Deacons—What better way to serve your Lord than to take care of his flock?
Deacons serve for 2 years, are given a list of member whom they check on by phone, mail, or visits. All Deacons have a back-up partner. More information and details are available from Diane Golladay at 801-953-4791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Coffee Volunteers—Volunteers are needed to help serve Coffee Fellowship on Sundays after worship. NOW, you can sign up on line on this link: cottonwoodpres.org/coffeesignup.shtml. Or you can sign up on the sheet you will see in the Fellowship Hall.
You can also contact Dorothy Urbom to volunteer at Dorothy.email@example.com or by calling 801-414-8896 (cell) or
If you have never served coffee before, we will be happy to show you how. Thanks for your willingness to help.
Flower Calendar—Sign up on the main bulletin board for flowers for a special occasion, in memory of a dear one, or just to make the Sanctuary inviting. After you sign up, Nancy Hildebrand will call you, ask you how much you would like to spend, what kind of flowers you would like, and deliver them to the church for Sunday—Nancy will take care of everything, all you have to do is sign your name on the calendar for the date you would like to have flowers ordered.
Senior Adult Fellowship—This month’s pot luck lunch and speaker program will be on Friday, March 28, 12:00 noon. Our guest speaker is Karen McMullin, Investor Education Coordinator from the Division of Securities, State of Utah, Dept. of Commerce who will speak on “Money Smart for Older Adults”. The program addresses being cautious about the many money making opportunities being offered to our generation. Your friends and neighbors are all invited.
Let Shari Bennett, CPC Office Manager, 801-278-4619 know if you are coming by Thursday, March 27, so we will have room for everyone.
Women’s Lunch—On Thursday, March 13, at 1:45 a.m. we will meet for our monthly lunch at the Olive Garden near Fashion Place Mall. Please call Virginia Hartsook, 801-274-0489, before noon on Wednesday, March 12, to reserve your place.
Church Women United—On Friday, March 14, at 9:30 a.m. we will be having Human Rights Celebration 2014. It will be at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 450 E. 2100 South. Our theme is “Through God Our Hands Can Project” with keynote speaker, Chief Chris Burbank, SLCPD. Registration is $1 and lunch is $4.00. Outreach items for Primary Children’s Hospital are: Fingernail polish, shorts, t-shirts, and underwear. All clothing can be any size for both boys and girls. Cash donations (payable to “Church Women United”, designated for Primary Children’s Hospital) are most welcome.
To make a reservation, please call Barbara Stone at 801-262-1109, email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Phyllis Allen, 801-298-7170.
PW Circle Four—We will be studying Lesson Seven “Covenant Living”. The background scripture is Exodus 20-23; Deuteronomy 6:4-9.
Social time in the Fellowship Hall is at 12:30 p.m. and at 1:00 p.m. study will begin with Rev. Jeff Silliman.
In Our Community
Intermountain Faith Service—On Sunday, March 16th, at 7:00 p.m. at our Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, the Intermountain Faith Service will be held. There are going to be five choirs singing this year. Admission is a canned good donation for the Utah Food Bank. There will be a reception following with refreshments. Everyone is invited.
Crossroads Urban Center—Food for March is canned tomatoes products and/or fruit.
The store is in need of towels, washcloths, and sheets.
Thank you for all you do for Crossroads Urban Center and the Salt Lake community.