University United Methodist Church College Park, MD
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
We are seeking to be like Christ
 University United Methodist Church


A Reconciling Congregation

3621 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740 

301-422-1400 - Check our website for the announcements.

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

Today’s Announcements – August 17, 2014:  

1.     Please join us in the parlor, immediately following worship, for a time of fellowship sponsored by Patricia Thomas.
2.     The worship leader for today is Tim Snyder.
Week at a Glance: UUMC
                    8:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School (Chapel)
                   10 a.m. – Worship (Sanctuary)
Looking Ahead
Pastor Sherri’s Vacation – August 11-19
Pastor Sherri is on vacation with her family through August 19th. During her absence, Pastor Fay Lundin of Mowatt and College Park UMCs is providing pastoral care. She can be reached at (202) 215-5209.
Wesley Theological Seminary Intern Begins August 25
We are blessed to have Sarah Elliott serve as our ministry intern beginning August 25 and continuing through mid-May. Sarah is a Masters of Divinity student seeking candidacy for eldership in the Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. Candy Fosta will be serving as her Lay Learning Partner this academic year. Please join Pastor Sherri as she prays that this will be a fruitful relationship for all involved.
University of Maryland Move-In Day (August 28)
Brett Pinder, University of Maryland Methodist Campus Minister, has invited UUMC to join with other Methodist Churches in the area to be present on move-in day – Thursday, August 28th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. - to wish students well and share the love of Christ with them and their families. If you are able to volunteer, please inform Pastor Sherri or contact the Church Office.
Movie Night – September 13 NEW DATE
Everyone is welcome to come out for an evening of chocolate. At 4:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall, there will be a showing of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” for the young people and those young at heart. For mature audiences, there will be a 7:00 p.m. showing of “Chocolat”.    Please bring your favorite chocolate treats to share. There is a rumor that there may be a chocolate fountain.
Faith, Fall, Fellowship, Fun, and Football
Information about volunteering for football parking is available on the University United Methodist Church homepage ( under the "UMD Football Parking Visitor & Volunteer Info" link. If you have any questions about volunteering for football parking, please contact Kenny Theodos (203-437-5610or Thank you!! 
Other Announcements
New Paper Recycle Containers
There are new paper recycle bins in the front entry way under the bulletin board, in the parlor, and in the sanctuary narthex. Please place only paper in these blue bins. These are not to be used for trash. Thank you.
(1)   Imagine No Malaria
Our Change for Change Campaign total donations to date are $1273.88. Let’s work to raise $1500 by the end of 2014. There is a jar in the narthex for change (and dollars) or you can place a check in the offering plate with the notation “Imagine No Malaria” campaign. Thanks UUMC for “making a difference” in the lives of those threatened by malaria.
(2)   Africa University
The world is our parish and we are called to “make a difference” at home and abroad. It currently costs, $5,400 for a student to attend Africa University with the hopes of returning home to make a difference in his/her community. So far UUMC has raised $245. Let’s see if we can increase donations to support this fully accredited United Methodist-related educational institution located in Zimbabwe and established by the General Conference of the United Methodist Church.  
(3)   University of Maryland Move-In Day (August 28)
Remember arriving at college only to find out that you had not remembered to pack everything? Below is a list of some of the most forgotten items on the UMD Move-In List. We can “make a difference” in the lives of these college students and their families by providing these items. There is a box in the narthex to receive donations through August 24th. If you are not much for shopping, but would like to make a monetary donation, you can put cash or check in an offering envelope with the notation “UMD Move-In Day Donation” on it and place it in the offering plate.
Umbrellas              Liquid Soap           All Purpose Cleaning Wipes          Stapler & Staples          Scissors
(4)   Buck Lodge Middle School Supply Drive (September 7)
Each year we “make a difference” in the lives of the students at Buck Lodge Middle School by collecting school supplies and other necessities at the beginning of the academic year. You can drop off items in the box in the church entryway. The school supplies will be delivered to Buck Lodge after Labor Day. Please contact Rachel McNamara with questions [ /540-247-0852 (cell)].
3” three-ring binders           Composition books (college ruled)                 Rulers                    USB drives           
Subject dividers                  Blue or black ballpoint pens                          Tissues                   Index cards          
Book covers                         Binders with zippers                                    #2 pencils               Colored pencils
Pencil pouches                    Hand sanitizer                                              Highlighters            Planners/calendars
Loose leaf notebook paper (college ruled)                                   
(5)   Loaves and Fishes Café (September 21)
An exciting new ministry is starting in September – Loaves and Fishes Café. This ministry will be an extension of Safe Haven. We will be partnering with the ministry at St. Andrew’s Episcopal in College Park to “make a difference” in the lives of the hungry in our community. We will be offering meals on the third Sundays of the month after 11 a.m. worship. We will handle this a little like Safe Haven. We hope to get monetary donations to purchase the proteins (unless someone really wants to cook) and donations of cooked side dishes, salads, breads, and desserts. We anticipate serving approximately 20-25 people.   Of course we will need lots of volunteers. Look for a bulletin board coming soon. If you have questions, please ask Ellen Brown, Susan Howley or Sarah Wakefield. We look forward to hearing from you.
(6)   Greater Washington District Youth Initiative
WE NEED YOU to “make a difference” in the lives of our youth!!  The Greater Washington District is launching a new youth initiative with the purpose of taking an active role in developing middle school aged youth to lead.  This is a great opportunity for us to work with our district and our partner school - Buck Lodge Middle School.  If you are interested in learning more about this initiative or volunteering to participate with this initiative please contact Pastor Sherri.
(7)   Childcare for 11 a.m. Service - Volunteers Needed!
Are you being called to “make a difference” in the lives of young children at UUMC. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to work with our young people ages 4 and under during 11 a.m. worship. This ministry will allow parents to worship knowing their children are in a safe, caring and friendly environment. All who are interested should contact Mark Wakefield in person or at We hope you can be a part of this important ministry of the church.
(8)   Help the Help-by-Phone Food Bank
We can “make a difference” in our community by continuing to support the work of Help by Phone, Ltd. Pantries still look for your food donations from the following list. Our eight food pantries, open five days a week, continue to meet needs of large numbers of people who simply do not have enough food on any given day. You have made it possible for this ministry to continue and we are grateful.
grits                        pancake mix & syrup                         baby food                              beef stew                pudding & jello
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                    
All foods must be canned or dried and in sealed containers to meet health department requirements. Please confirm that the expiration dates have not passed. Please place your donations in the wooden box in the narthex. 
Learning & Spiritual Growth Opportunity – UUMC Opportunities
Pastor’s Class Begins September
We will explore four major world religions- Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism – and compare the beliefs of each with Christianity using Adam Hamilton's book, Christianity and World Religions: Wrestling With Questions People Ask.  It is recommended that participants purchase and read the book to enhance the class discussion.
Mary’s Sunday School Class
 This quarter the class is studying ‘Hope and Confidence Come from God’. Meet new people and grow in the knowledge of God and His will for you. You don’t know what you are missing if you are not in a Sunday school class. No one is too old to learn more.
Cluster Disciple Classes
Disciples Orientation Meeting (September 15)
There will be an orientation meeting on Monday, September 15th, at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel at College Park UMC to distribute class materials and provide information about the Disciples classes being offered this year. Commitments for the classes are necessary so that materials can be purchased. For additional information or questions about the study contact Douglas A. Mangum of College Park UMC by email ( or by phone (301-474-7874). You can also speak with Candy Fosta or Carla Clemons of UUMC who participated in the Disciples I Class last year at College Park UMC and will be sponsoring the Disciples II Class this year at UUMC.
Disciple I (Begins September 22)
This class will convene on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel at College Park UMC. The class will meet for 34 weeks ending about June 1st with a two week break around Christmas/New years.
Disciples II (Begins September 25)
This class will convene on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the parlor at University UMC. The class will meet for 32 weeks ending about June 1st with a two week break around Christmas/New Years.


United Methodist Campus Ministry (Wesley Foundation)  
For more information about the campus ministry, please visit their website at or contact You are welcome to email the chaplain, Brett Pinder at
Campus Ministry

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Rev. Sherri E. Wood-Powe: Senior Pastor,
           Carole Trone: Director: Nursery School,
                                                                                            John Wakefield: Director of Music:
                                                                                             Kim Cramer: Office Manager:
Mark Wakefield: Lay Leader
Mary Norman: Organist
Please submit all announcements to the church office no later than 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Please confirm that announcements are in ready to print format, that they are brief and include a title.