July 20, 2014
NOTE: Worship at 10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. in room 1 and Children’s Church School at 10:20 a.m.
Courier Deadline is Wednesday, July 23 – Please email your articles to Becky Bringard at firstname.lastname@example.org or bring to the Church Office by 3:00p.m. on Wednesday.
Director of Music Position Vacancy - Larry Kent, our Music Director, has announced that he and his wife Mary are leaving Cottonwood to join a church in Heber City, where they recently moved to, thus ending a brief but spiritual and fulfilling music program during the last six months. As a result, the Administration Committee is now seeking candidates interested in leading Cottonwood's music program into the future. It is a paid, part time position and would include directing the choir and leading the music program during worship. If you or someone you know has musical talent, skills, and the ability to meet our musical program needs in the future, please contact the church office.
Interested in Church Membership or Learning about Cottonwood or Presbyterianism? On Saturday, August 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pastor Tom, will lead a class in fellowship hall for anyone interested in joining Cottonwood, or simply learning more about the Christian faith or the Presbyterian Tradition. Lunch will be provided. We hope you come and join us.
Attention Parents – Monday, August 18 begins a 7 week small group on the topic, Raising Teens in an Almost Christian World. The small group will provide a wonderful opportunity for parents of older elementary age children and older to discuss faith development in our kids and youth, and faith sharing with our kids and youth. The small group will take place on at Julie Speck’s home.
Join Our Youth on a Rafting Adventure on the morning of Saturday, July 26 on our way home from the Albuquerque Mission Trip. All members of Community of Grace and Cottonwood Presbyterian Churches are invited Friday night, July 25 for pizza and camping at the Canyonlands Campground located at 555 South Main Street in Moab, Utah, 435-259-6848, and then enjoy a 1/2 day rafting adventure Saturday morning. Rafting cost $51 per adult and $41 per youth. This is a gentle rafting trip suitable for all ages. If interested, please contact Sonita Almas at email@example.com or call her at 801-201-5095.
Vacation Bible School, 2014! Join us for three evenings of Sprit-filled fun! Children will learn how to Do Justice, Cherish the Natural and Nurture People. Three evenings of God-filled fun for children ages 4-12, August 11 – 13, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Dinner will be served each night. There is no charge. This is our mission for the families of our community. Invite your families, friends and neighbors, as all are welcome!
VBS Volunteers Needed - Volunteers are needed to help with decorations, food, skits, lessons, service projects and more. Sign up today during coffee fellowship in the Fellowship Hall.
Children in Mission “Faith without works is dead.”
The children at Cottonwood are learning through their mission work at the church and in the community to put service above self. Their summer mission project will be to support Family Promise as they did two years ago. They enjoyed filling back packs and the congregation provided wonderful support. The kids also had some recent hands on experience with the Family Promise program. Family Promise is an Interfaith Alliance which helps homeless families achieve lasting self-sufficiency. Thank you to the CPC Mission Committee for funding the cost of the back packs for the children. What can you do to help? We are reaching out to the congregation to purchase much needed school supplies to fill the back packs (Items listed below). Look for our Cottonwood kids wearing back packs in the halls before service and during fellowship on Sundays July 20, 27 & August 3. Your generous contributions of school supplies will fill many packs and touch many lives. School supply wish list: notebooks, crayons, markers, glue, scissors, pencils, pens, pencil cases/pouches, erasers, rulers, binders, & folders.
The gardens are producing a multitude of good fresh vegetables. Last week sales totaled $105! And, this week there will also be fresh honey for sale. Thank you for your donations, all of which go to feeding the hungry in Salt Lake Valley.
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.
Volunteers are needed to help serve Coffee Fellowship on Sundays after worship. Please sign up on the sheet you will see in Fellowship Hall. Or you can sign up on our website using this link: http://www.cottonwoodpres.org/coffeesignup.shtml
Or contact Dorothy Urbom to volunteer at 801-414-8896.
In Our Community
Golden Celery Challenge!! During the 4 Sundays in July we will be participating in the food drive challenge forCrossroads Urban Center and attempting to collect as much food (by weight) as possible. THINK HEAVY and bring your donated food items...as we attempt to "Stuff theCart"!! The Mission Committee thanks you for your support.
East Murray Inter-Faith Alliance will be hosting a Community Family Fun Day on August 9 in the parking lot of the LDS Church located at 1160 East Vine Street from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There will be a climbing wall, train rides, dunk tank, bouncy house, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cotton candy, watermelon and a time of great family fun and fellowship.