October 5, 2014
Being the church is an astounding gift that takes energy, imagination, intelligence and love. God provides the gifts of worship, prayer and study to nurture us for the journey of faith in the midst of our hurting and broken world. Here are some of the opportunities that will help us be nurtured for the journey:
Personal Information Update Forms – The church is in the process of updating our congregational records. It would be greatly appreciated if each person would complete a form. Hard copies are available in the office or forms may be filled out on CPC website or click on the link that was emailed to you. If you fill the form out online, please remember to click the submit button when form is completed. Any questions please contact the church office.
Raising Teens in an Almost Christian World meets each Monday in October at 7:00 p.m. We continue a study focusing on how parents can help their kids and youth nurture their own faith. This discussion is particularly helpful to parents of elementary and teenage students, but this discussion is also helpful to all of us as we live together as a family connecting with our young people, it is also be great for grandparents. We invite you to join us. We will be meeting at Julie Speck’s home at 7961 English Oaks Cove, Sandy, UT.
Sunday School - classes for children and youth meet Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The nursery is available Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Adult Class - Room 1 class continues to journey through John’s Gospel together. It would be a gift if you would come and join the discussion. The class will meet each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. All are invited and welcome.
Sue Martin’s Class is studying “Compassion as a Spiritual Discipline.” This fits nicely with one of the seven spiritual disciplines (Care) introduced at the spring congregational retreat. In coming months, the entire congregation will be invited to explore and deepen our understanding of all seven disciplines (Witness, Prayer, Care, Word, With-me, Give, Send.) This will get the class off to a good start! Class meets each Sunday at 9:45 a.m.
Art in the Sanctuary - One of the unique characteristics of John’s Gospel is the seven “I am” statements. Seven times through the Gospel Jesus says, “I am . . .” Sue Martin has organized the artists to create seven unique, beautiful renderings of the “I am” statements. If you haven’t seen them you will want to check them out. Thanks to our five artists who have added profoundly to our worship experience this year.
Prayer Group - 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.
The Nominating Committee - is looking for a few men and women who would be interested in learning about becoming a leader at CPC.
If you want more information, please contact Becky at the church office or find additional information in the courier that was mailed to you this week. These positions will start June, 2015.
Book and Bake Sale - IT’S TIME!! You may bring your books to the church now for the Thrift Store Book Sale! Please put the books in the hall outside of the gym, near the big Mission box before the days of the sale. We are looking for books of general interest in good condition and children’s books are wanted as well as books on tape. The two sale days are October 26th and November 2nd after both services. On the 26th the UPW women will have the October (Halloween) bake sale so you can get your coffee and a delicious treat while looking at books. For questions please call Betty Hurlbut 801- 944-8675 or Kay Gushee 801-278-1370.
Women’s Lunch Bunch will meet Thursday, October 9th, at 11:45 a.m. at Applebee’s – located at 6123 South State Street in Murray. Call Virginia Hartsook 801-274-0489 before noon on Wednesday, September 10, to reserve your place.
Presbyterian Women - OnSaturday, Oct. 11th, Cottonwood PW is sponsoring a spectacular Louisiana Luncheon. The fun begins at12:00 noonin the Fellowship Hall with a delicious meal of southern cooking inspired by Dian Kraus and Susan Seiler. The cost is $5.00. During this Fall event PW’s Thank Offering will be collected. Sign up today during coffee hour, or contact Carol Shutts,801-274-1781or
Help Needed - Due to budget constraints the OLD blue stall partitions in the women’s beautifully remodeled bathroom were reinstalled. !!Eyesore!! PW to the rescue, we hope. New partitions were ordered and now have been installed. But, we need your help. Donations for this project will be greatly appreciated. Please write your check to Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, memo: bathroom partitions.
Volunteers are needed to help serve Coffee Fellowship on Sundays after worship. Please sign up on the sheetin the Fellowship Hall or contact Dorothy Urbom to volunteer at801-414-8896.
Sunday Fellowship - Every Sunday after worship, enjoy a few moments connecting with others. This is a great place to meet someone new, or get to know someone you have not known well. Take a risk, step out of your comfort zone and say “hello” to someone different this Sunday.
Soul Garden Harvest Festival is Saturday, October 11h
at 5:30 p.m. Hay rides, pumpkin decorating, face painting and a whole lot more. Bring your kids and grandkids! See you there!
Fall is such a special time in the SOUL Garden. Harvesting the last of the produce –tomatoes and of course, zucchini, beets for roasting, honey from the hives in the garden and pumpkins for soup and pies….yum! Get all the vegetables you need Sunday mornings starting at 10:00 a.m. There’s a real bounty to choose from and remember all the proceeds go to local charities.
In Our Community
Crossroads Urban Center foods of the month are ramen noodles and canned soup, but all non-perishable food and beverages are appreciated, especially food in snack-size containers and single–serve beverages. Water in plastic bottles is always needed in addition to food and beverage items.