University United Methodist Church College Park, MD
Friday, August 17, 2018
We are seeking to be like Christ

Monthly Announcements

University United Methodist Church

A Reconciling Congregation

3621 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740 

Website: www.uumcp.org
Twitter: @UUMCCollegePark
Instagram: uumc_collegepark
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.

Mission Statement

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

August 2018 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Worship

 

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

 

August Potluck Cook-Out (August 12)

 

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.

 

Mission/Outreach Opportunities

 

(1)   Loaves and Fishes Café (August 19)

 

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)   University of Maryland Student Welcome Bags

 

Below is a list of some of the most forgotten items on the UMD Move-In List. Let us be instrumental in preparing the way for these students to survive away from home by gifting them with these items. Please drop off items in the box in the narthex through August 26thMonetary donations can also be made by placing cash or a check in an envelope and writing UMD on the outside of the envelope. 

 

Tissue/Kleenex       Hand Sanitizer       Liquid Soap       Clorox or Lysol All Purpose Cleaning Wipes         

 

(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.  

 

General Announcements

 

Yoga

 

UUMC will begin offering yoga in the gym on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Bring your yoga mat and water bottle. Classes begin August 1st.

 

Church Assessment

 

The leadership will be conducting an assessment to determine steps for moving forward. An initial consultation with the Baltimore Washington Conference (BWC) Director of Leadership and Congregational Development is scheduled for August 27th.

 

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 to sign up is put your name on the lines for the Sundays you desire to host. Maybe you want to host during your birthday month or anniversary month? You can host to celebrate or honor a special occasion in your life? Let’s all volunteer for at least one Sunday this year.

 

Flowers

 

The cost for two arrangements to adorn the sanctuary is $53. Place your check for in the collection plate before or on the day that you have requested flowers. The plastic container is reusable and, if returned, the florist will issue a small credit to the church. If you have no plans for the containers, and are just going to recycle them, please consider returning them to the church. You may call the office with any questions. 

 

***Note – Please contact the office if you sign up the week before your flowers are requested to ensure the florist is notified in time. 301 422-1400 or uumc.office@verizon.net ***  

 

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 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” 

  

 
 

Staff Contacts

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

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

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

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

                                                                                          Kim Cramer: Office Manager, uumc.office@verizon.net

Kenny Miller: Building Engineer, playsoftball@aol.com

Beverly Babcock: Musician, abusybee88@yahoo.com   

Ruth Bright: Musician, ruth.lois.bright@gmail.com

Prayer Request Line:uumc.prayer@yahoo.com