University United Methodist Church College Park, MD
Thursday, June 21, 2018
We are seeking to be like Christ

Weekly Announcements

University United Methodist Church

A Reconciling Congregation

3621 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740 

Twitter: @UUMCCollegePark
Instagram: uumc_collegepark

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


Mission Statement

To make disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world 'by uniting the two so long divided - knowledge and vital faith'.





10 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary; Aldersgate Choir on Summer Break


Spiritual Growth Opportunities


Pastor’s Small Group Class  


The Pastor’s Small Group Study is on break for the summer. Please continue to engage in personal times of Bible study. We will resume in September.


Fellowship Opportunities


June Potluck Cook-Out (June 10)


During the summer months, we move our fellowship to the front lawn on the second Sundays. The church will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, and beverages. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. If you are interested in serving as a grill master or assisting with set-up please contact Pastor Sherri or the church office.


Donuts for Dad (June 17)


We will celebrate Father’s Day with Donuts for Dads. Dads, granddads, godfathers, uncles, village dads, special friends, and all men will be celebrated on Father’s Day, June 17th, immediately following worship. This event is sponsored by the women of University UMC. All women are asked to contribute a dozen donuts or donut holes.


Mission/Outreach Opportunities


(1)   Loaves and Fishes Café (June 17)


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 (, Susan Howley (, or Sarah Wakefield (  


(2)   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 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


Music Director Search


Please help spread the word that UUMC is seeking a motivated Music Director who is equipped to grow our music department. Ideally, this person will also be gifted in playing the piano and theologically trained or, at a minimum, knowledgeable of the Christian calendar. This person will work closely with Pastor Sherri to plan worship. A job description will be on our website soon.  


Go Electronic


It is always a good time to go electronic. Just think, you can stay informed and financially contribute wherever your travels or schedule may lead you.   


-       Stay informed by getting UUMC reminders and announcements electronically. All you have to do is send an email to


-       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 ( and clicking the “donate online” button on the home page. (Vanco charges a nominal service fee.)


Looking Ahead


CUCE Day Center (July 2)


During the summer months, CUCE needs assistance providing meals for the guests at our Day Center housed at University Disciples of Christ Church in Hyattsville. Hot meals are served every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. to approximately 30 guests plus servers and workers.  UUMC will be providing the meal on July 2nd.  Servers and meals needed. Please see Rev. Rochelle for more information.


Independence Day Fireworks (July 4)


We are hosting our annual Fourth of July event on the church lawn. We will have a hospitality table for the community and are in need of assistance with set-up, clean up, and cupcake donations. If you can help, please sign up (sheet on Loaves and Fishes bulletin board). To drop off treats, bring them to church on Sunday, July 1st, or coordinate with Kim to ensure that the church will be open.


Annual Conference Presentation (July 8)


On July 8th, our Lay Member to Annual Conference, Ray Prather, will report on the 234th session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. This is a great time to learn more about the business of our conference and the connectional church.


Staff Contacts


Dr. Sherri E. Wood-Powe: Pastor,


Rev. Rochelle Andrews: Pastor of Community Engagement,


     Stephanie Brewer: Director of Nursery School,


                                                                                  Millicent Scarlett: Interim Director of Music,                              


                                                                                          Kim Cramer: Office Manager,


Kenny Miller: Building Engineer,


Beverly Babcock: Musician,   


Ruth Bright: Musician,


Prayer Request