University United Methodist Church College Park, MD
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
We are seeking to be like Christ

Upcoming Events

 Summer Worship times:  8:30 a.m. in the Chapel

11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary with Aldersgate Choir  

 
 

 

February 2018 Schedule 

 

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

Google+: plus.google.com/+UniversityUnitedMethodistCollegePark

Office Hours – Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am to 4 pm   Closed Friday

 

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

IT IS BEST TO CONTACT PASTOR SHERRI BY EMAIL.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: Decisions will be made as soon as the situation has been assessed and the building manager/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, 11 a.m. Sunday worship will NOT be cancelled.  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'.

FEBRUARY 2018 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Worship

8:30 a.m. - Chapel

11 a.m. - Sanctuary with Aldersgate Choir

Ash Wednesday Worship (February 14) in the chapel at noon and in the sanctuary at 7 p.m.

Lenten Series (February 18 - March 25) - Wilderness Experience

Nursery and Sunday School is available for children during 11 a.m. worship in the parlor.

Spiritual Growth Opportunities

Pastor’s Small Group Class  

The Pastor’s Small Group Study meets on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor.  Come for some java and Jesus as we take an in-depth look at the Word of God.

Fellowship Opportunities

Monthly Potluck (February 11)

Everyone is invited to our monthly potluck.  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 preclude 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.  See Sarah Wakefield for more information. sarahwakefield@hotmail.com

Black History Month Concert (February 25)

We are excited to be hosting our Fourth Annual Black History Month Concert, “This Is Who We Are”, featuring Millicent Scarlett and friends on February 25th at 3 p.m. Come and be blessed by the sounds of arias, spirituals, art songs, musical theatre, and melodious poetry.

Mission/Outreach Opportunities

(1)   Loaves and Fishes Café (February 18)

Each month, on the third Sunday, after 11 a.m. 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.  Questions? Contact Ellen Brown (ellenmlb@yahoo.com), Susan Howley (howleyfam1@verizon.net), or Sarah Wakefield (sarahwakefield@hotmail.com). 

(2)   Lenten Mission Project – Hispanic Initiative of the Upper Prince George’s County Cluster

Each Lenten season we support a mission project.  This year, we will be raising funds to support the Hispanic Initiative in our area.  Our goal is to raise $2000 to assist Pastor Israel in ministering to the Hispanic community. During his four years in this area, he has established two faith congregations – one meeting at College Park UMC and the other meeting at Good Shepherd UMC.  Pastor Israel has about 50 members and continues to work to develop leaders to establish other faith communities in this area.

 

(3)   CUCE (Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment) Day Center

UUMC is a member of CUCE and a sponsor of the PG Plaza Day Center housed at University Christian Church (6800 Adelphi Rd.) in Hyattsville. We will be collecting socks - all sizes - during the month of February for the Day Center guests. The collection bin is in the narthex.

(4)   Affordable Housing Mission Project

The Greater Washington District has been challenged to fund and support as many units of affordable housing as possible in our zip codes through The Rev. Adrienne Terry Fund for Affordable Housing.  Our UUMC goal is to raise $1300 (one month’s housing) each year during this quadrennial (2017-2020).  WE MORE THAN DOUBLED OUR GOAL FOR 2017.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY.

(5)   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 panties by donating the following canned or dried food items in original 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. 

General Announcements

Retirement of John Wakefield

After 30+ years serving as the music director of University UMC, John Wakefield has announced his retirement effective June 1, 2018.  Please take time to thank John for his many years of dedication and service to our music department. There will be a basket for you to place notes to John in the parlor. More information to follow with dates of events honoring John.

Giving Statements

Please pick up your 2017 giving statements from the table outside the chapel on the main hallway.  Many thanks for your contributions to make a difference locally and globally.

Church Directories

Be on the look-out for the new UUMC Church Directory arriving this month.

Leadership Teams

Our leadership teams will resume meetings this month: Church Council, second Monday; Finance, third Monday; and SPRC, fourth Monday.  All meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the parlor.  The trustee meeting schedule is TBD.

Office Closed

The Office will be closed on February 19th in observance of Presidents Day.  The Finance Team will still meet.

Coffee Hour Hosts

Do you enjoy the refreshments and the fellowship each Sunday after worship?  Do you know how easy it is to serve as a host for coffee hour?  All you have to do is sign up for the Sundays you desire to host. The sign-up sheet can be found in the parlor or in the main bulletin board (near the kitchen) next to the flower chart. Maybe you want to host during your birthday month or anniversary month?  You can even host to celebrate or honor a special occasion in your life.  Let’s all volunteer for at least one Sunday this year.

Save the Date

March 1 - April 1 - There will be no 8:30 a.m. worship as we come together for Lent.

March 11 - CUCE presentation in the PG Plaza Day Center during our potluck meal.

March 18 - Lent Cantata during 11 a.m. worship.

March 25 - Palm Sunday Worship at 11 a.m. and Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m.

March 30 - Good Friday Worship at 7 p.m.

April 1 - Easter Worship at 11 a.m.

 

 

Staff Contacts

Rev. Sherri E. Wood-Powe: Pastor, pastorsewp@gmail.com 
Stephanie Brewer: Director of Nursery School, ucnsdirector@gmail.com  
John Wakefield: Director of Music, johnewakefield@gmail.com 
Kim Cramer: Office Manager, uumc.office@verizon.net
Kenny Miller: Building Engineer, playsoftball@aol.com
Ruth Bright: Musician, ruth.lois.bright@gmail.com
Beverly Babcock: Musician, abusybee88@yahoo.com

 

 

 
 

Inclement Weather Policy

Decisions will be made as soon as the situation has been assessed and the building manager/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, go to the church’s website, or check your UUMC email messages for delay or cancellation notifications. If at all possible, Pastor Sherri will NOT cancel 11 a.m. Sunday worship.  PLEASE make decisions based on your safety and your personal situation.