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 

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'.

June 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

 

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 (ellenmlb@yahoo.com), Susan Howley (howleyfam1@verizon.net), or Sarah Wakefield (sarahwakefield@hotmail.com).  

 

(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 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.)

 

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, 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