May 19, 2013
Summer Worship Reminder—Beginning May 26th , NEXT WEEK, we will be having one worship service at 10:00 a.m. There will not be any Children’s Sunday School, but there will be Church School. Both Adult Sunday School classes will meet at 9:00 a.m. beginning June 2nd.
Hearing Assistance Receivers—The Green light must be on for the device to work. If you use a receiver that does not light up or has a yellow light, please give it to an usher so the batteries can be replaced.
Thank You From PW—Thank you to all the Cottonwood bakers and bake sale buyers for your support of the PW Bake Sale. The three sales totaled $1,024 to help support PW’s mission projects.
Gratefully, Cottonwood Presbyterian Women.
Circle Four—Our meeting will be in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, May 21, at 12:30 p.m. We will be having a catered lunch as ordered. Lesson Nine of the Horizon Bible Study with Rev. Jeff Silliman will be our lesson this week. This will be our last meeting and lesson until September 17th when we will begin a new study on Exodus and Deuteronomy.
Save the Date For Vacation Bible School!! –Join us for “Kingdom Rock—Where Kids Stand Strong For God”. Enter the epic adventure that empowers kids to stand strong. Here, God’s victorious power isn’t a fairytale!
Three evenings of God-filled fun, June 23rd - 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dinner will be served each night. We hope to see you there.
VBS Volunteers Needed!—Speaking of VBS, we need volunteers! Many volunteers are needed to make this wonderful event happen for the children of Cottonwood, their families, friends, and our community. Help is needed with food, games, crafts, music and more! It’s always a lot of fun, so sign up during Fellowship or talk to any member of the Children’s Education Committee. There will be a volunteer meeting Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall.
Pentecost Offering this year focuses on helping Youth. Sixty percent of the offering supports mission through child advocacy, youth ministry, and Young Adult Volunteer opportunities. CPC is allowed to keep 40% to help Youth in the Salt Lake Area. The Outreach committee decided to support Volunteers of America Homeless Youth Resource Center with these funds. In 2012 they served 1,284 individuals across the three programs; Street Outreach, Drop-In Center, and Transition Home. We hope you will be generous in your giving for this important cause TODAY!
Street Outreach workers drive the streets, walk, bicycle, and take public transit seeking out young people living on the streets. They provide food, clothing, information on community services and encourage kids to come to the day time Drop-In Center. The Drop-In Center offers these homeless youth basic needs. They can do laundry, take showers, meals are served twice daily, can attend classes, receive referrals for human services and participate in ongoing case management. To assist youth with transitioning to independence they now offer housing case management services. The Transition Home is an 18-month, all female program designed to provide support, guidance, and structure to homeless youth. Through case management, goal setting and skill building groups and classes, this residential program seeks to help young women, ages 16-19, transition from instability and homelessness to reunification with family and/ or self-sufficiency.
Life At Cottonwood Photo Contest –There is now a mailbox in the office where you may leave printed or digital photos for our contest. Photos must be taken between April and August this year; must show “life at Cottonwood” –the people, property, and spirit of this place. Pictures may be submitted as a 4x6 print, a digital photo on a CD, or may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure the entry is identified with your name and contact information. Photos may be used on the Web Site, Facebook page, or on a bulletin board at church.
Adult Senior Fellowship—We will meet Friday, May 24th at 12:00 noon for our potluck and guest speakers program in the Fellowship Hall.
Pastor Tom Abbott has agreed to be our guest speaker at this fellowship event. Pastor Tom and his wife, Deb, have been learning about all of us and now we will have the opportunity to learn about them. While Deb will not know if she can attend until the day of the program, Pastor Tom has assured me that they have been sharing their life experiences for a long time and that he can share those with us if Deb cannot attend. Now will be your chance to ask questions and learn more about our new Pastor. Your neighbors and friends are all invited, also.
Let Rose Mary Brockenbrough, 801-155-2466, know if you plan to attend so that we will have enough tables and chairs.
Suggestions for speakers/programs can be given to either Rose Mary Brockenbrough or Eddie Alter, 801-278-5842. If you are able to help set up tables and chairs and/or provide table decorations, please contact Colleen & Eddie Alter or Judy & Dick Saurer 801-943-0141.
In Prayer and Study
Sunday Adult Bible Study—
Tending the Garden—On May 26th at 8:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Julie and Marshall Walsh will be in Salt Lake at CPC to do a 90 minute adult Sunday School class on spiritual growth. Please join us.
There will not be any regular adult SS classes on the 26th, but they will resume June 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Leadership At Cottonwood—For the five Sundays of June, Pastor Tom will be teaching a class on leadership for the new elders and deacons. Tom wants to open this class to everyone in the congregation so that we can be thinking about leadership together. The class will meet at 11:30 a.m. in Room 5 starting June 2.
Diving into the Biblical text!—On Monday nights at 7:00 p.m., we spend time immersed in the Biblical passage for the upcoming Sunday. Each week we listen for God’s voice to speak to us. Then we reflect on how God’s word is connecting to our daily lives. You are invited.
Prayer Group—We meet Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the Prayer Room.
Please join us. The 7:00 p.m. prayer group will not meet for a while.