University United Methodist Church - College Park, MD
Thursday, November 15, 2018
We are seeking to be like Christ

Monthly Announcements

                    University United Methodist Church

     A Reconciling Congregation

                                                3621 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740

                                                                                 301-422-1400 -

                                                                 uumc.office@verizon.net

                                                  Website: www.uumcp.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/UUMCP

Twitter: @UUMCCollegePark

Instagram: uumc_collegepark

 

Office Hours – Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

PASTOR SHERRI CAN BE REACHED AFTER HOURS AT PASTORSEWP@GMAIL.COM.

 
  Text Box: INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: Decisions will be made as soon as the situation has been assessed and the building engineer/trustees can advise based on the condition of the property. We will make every effort possible to make decisions at least one hour prior to worship or an event. Please tune in to Channels 7 and 8 or check your UUMC email messages for delay or cancellation notifications. If at all possible, Pastor Sherri will NOT cancel Sunday worship.
PLEASE make decisions based on your safety and your personal situation.

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

TO MAKE DISCIPLES OF CHRIST FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD 'BY UNITING THE TWO SO LONG DIVIDED - KNOWLEDGE AND VITAL FAITH'.

NOVEMBER 2018 ANNOUNCEMENTS

WORSHIP

     10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Theme: Giving Thanks

November 4 – Communion/All Saints Observance

November 11 – Veterans Day

    November 18 – Pre-Thanksgiving Observance

    November 25 – Christ the King Sunday

SPIRITUAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

Pastor’s Small Group Class

The Pastor’s Small Group Study convenes every Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the parlor.

Children’s Sunday School/KidsUniversity (KU)

KidsUniversity, our Children’s Sunday School Program, is held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the parlor.

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

UMD Football Parking

UUMC is looking for football parking volunteers. NO EXPERIENCE is necessary (instructions are provided). Come out and fellowship, make a positive difference in the community, and show some Maryland pride! Any amount of time you can volunteer is appreciated. You can sign up through the link on the church’s website. For more information, see the parking insert in your bulletin or on the table in the narthex or contact Kenny Theodos (203-437-5610 or Kennethatheodos@gmail.com).

Potluck Meal (November 11)

On the second Sunday of each month, we share a time of fellowship and enjoy a potluck meal in Memorial Hall (gym). Please bring a dish to share, if you are able. If you are not able to bring a dish to share, do not let this prohibit you from this time of food and fellowship. Volunteers are always needed to assist with set up and we thank everyone for their willingness to assist with clean up. Contact: Sarah Wakefield (sarahwakefield@hotmail.com).

Thanksgiving Meal (November 22)

On Thanksgiving Day, the church will be open for students and guests to share in a Thanksgiving meal. Assistance is needed with providing the meal. We will be serving dinner at 1:00 pm in the gym. If you know any students in need of a place to have Thanksgiving meal, they may RSVP at uumc.cp@gmail.com. Assistance is needed with providing the meal. Contact: Rev. Rochelle Andrews (revrochelle17@gmail.com).

MISSION/OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

(1)              Loaves and Fishes Café (November 18)

On the third Sunday of each month, after worship, we enter into a time of service as we share a hot meal with the community. Volunteers are always welcome to visit with our guests, help serve, or assist in the kitchen. Set up and clean up assistance is needed also. Contacts: Ellen Brown (ellenmlb@yahoo.com), Susan Howley (howleyfam1@verizon.net), and Sarah Wakefield (sarahwakefield@hotmail.com).

(2)              CUCE Gift Bags

During the month of November, UUMC will be collecting items to include in gift bags for guests at the Prince George’s County Day Center of which UUMC is a sponsoring partner. Please bring tooth brushes, tooth paste, dental floss, and chap-stick. Items can be placed in the bin in the narthex.


(3)              Help-by-Phone Food Bank

Help by Phone, Ltd. serves seven food pantries, open five days a week, to meet the needs of large numbers of people who simply do not have enough food on any given day. Let’s support these food pantries by donating the following canned or dried food items in the original unopened packaging. Please confirm that the expiration dates have not passed.

 

grits

pancake mix & syrup

baby food

beef stew

pudding & Jell-O

dry milk

coffee & tea

cocoa

cold cereals

macaroni & cheese

rice

peanut butter

jelly

tuna

pork and beans

pasta

canned fruits & veggies

pasta sauce

oatmeal

soups

Donations can be placed in the wooden box in the narthex.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Young Adult All Hallows Eve Pit Event (October 31)

Young Adults are invited to gather at the pit beginning at 8 p.m. for a safe alternative to Halloween activities. The event is free and open for all to enjoy a time of fellowship.

Veterans Day Observance (November 12)

The church office will be closed on Monday, November 12, to observe Veterans Day.

Conversation on A Way Forward (November 28)

Rev. Tom Salsgiver, Asst. to the Bishop in the Susquehanna Conference, and a member of the Commission on a Way Forward will speak on how the church will address issues of homosexuality at the Special Session of the General Conference in February. Please bring your lunch or plan to eat at one of the nearby restaurants.

This event will be held at Grace UMC, 712 W. Church Street, Hagerstown, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Rise Against Hunger (Dec 1)

Our Cluster is participating in a meal packaging event with Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) on December 1 at Mowatt Memorial UMC (40 Ridge Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770) from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. To sign up to volunteer, to donate, or for directions, go to http://events.stophungernow.org/MMUMC . If you can’t stay the duration of the event, you can also sign up for shifts: 9 AM - 10 AM, 10 AM - Noon, Noon - 1 PM. Contact Person: Lisa Sedares (602) 228-6158. For more information, visit www.riseagainsthunger.org.

UUMC/UMD Study Break (Dec 10 -13)

UUMC Christmas Gathering (Dec 10) Buck Lodge Angel Tree

Our Advent Mission Project will be to assist the staff and students at our partner school, Buck Lodge Middle School. We will have an angel tree with ornaments that provide items needed for a family or a classroom. More information coming soon. Contact: Rev. Rochelle Andrews (revrochelle17@gmail.com).

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday Basketball

The gym is open Tuesdays between 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. for co-ed, pick-up basketball games for persons 18+. No charge. Contact: Tim Snyder (tim.snyder@mdc-usa.com).

Wednesday Yoga

Yoga is being offered in the gym on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Bring your yoga mat and water bottle. Classes are open to persons 14+ and are free of charge. Contact: Rev. Rochelle Andrews (revrochelle17@gmail.com).

Thursday Zumba

Zumba fitness classes are held every Thursday at 7 pm in the gym. Classes are free and open to the community. All fitness levels are welcome! Contact: Rev. Rochelle Andrews (revrochelle17@gmail.com).

Go Electronic

It is always a good time to go electronic. Just think, you can stay informed and financially contribute.

-       Stay informed by getting UUMC reminders and announcements electronically. All you have to do is send an email to uumcp+subscribe@googlegroups.com.

-       Give electronically through your bank or by using Vanco. It is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Step 1 – Go to your banking website. Step 2 – Sign up for bill pay. Step 3 – Add University United Methodist Church as a payee (no fees apply). Another option is to use the Vanco bill pay by going to the church’s website (uumcp.org) and clicking the “donate online” button on the home page. (Vanco charges a nominal service fee.)

 

                              Staff Contacts

                                   Dr. Sherri E. Wood-Powe: Pastor, pastorsewp@gmail.com

                                           Rev. Rochelle Andrews: Minister of Community Engagement, revrochelle17@gmail.com

                                                  Stephanie Brewer: Director of Nursery School, ucnsdirector@gmail.com

                                          Millicent Scarlett: Interim Director of Music, divscarlett@hotmail.com

                                               Stephen Wright: Interim Office Manager, uumc.office@verizon.net

                                                    Kenny Miller: Building Engineer, playsoftball@aol.com

                                                    Beverly Babcock: Musician, abusybee88@yahoo.com

 

                              Prayer Request Line: uumc.prayer@yahoo.com