University United Methodist Church
A Reconciling Congregation
3621 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740
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Office Hours – Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am to 4 pm Closed Friday
Today’s Announcements – October 19, 2014:
1. Please join us in parlor after the 11 a.m. worship for fellowship and refreshments.
2. The worship leader for today is Susan Howley.
Week at a Glance: UUMC
SUN, OCT 19
8:30 a.m. – Worship (Chapel)
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School (Chapel and Robinson Room)
11:00 a.m. – Worship (Sanctuary)
MON, OCT 20
7:00 p.m. – Finance Committee (Parlor)
WED, OCT 22
6:30 p.m. – SPRC and Staff Meeting (Parlor)
THUR, OCT 23
6:30 p.m. – Disciple II Class (Parlor)
7:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal (Choir Practice Room)
SAT, OCT 25
8:00 a.m. – Blood Drive (Fellowship Hall)
9:00 a.m. – Rummage Sale (Memorial Hall)
Catching Fire – A Concert for Inclusion and Equality (October 17)
UUMC is one of the sponsors of a benefit concert to mark the 30th anniversary of the Reconciling Ministries Network to be held Friday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m., at Metropolitan Memorial UMC in Washington, D.C. There will be a book signing and reception with special guest Rev. Frank Schaefer at 6:30 p.m. The artistic director for the concert will be Dr. Eileen Guenther. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.rmnetwork.org. Book signing and reception only $10 (no advance purchase), Concert-preferred seating $50, general admission $25, student $20.
Red Cross Blood Drive (October 25)
UUMC will be hosting a blood drive in the fellowship hall (in the basement) on Saturday, October 25th from 8 am to 1:30 pm. This is the same day as the fall Rummage Sale so we are hoping for a big turnout from workers and shoppers! We are looking for donors to fill all of the time slots. As long as you are over 14 years of age you are eligible to donate blood. If you are interested in donating please reach out to Tim Snyder at 202-359-0663 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great way to help out UUMC, the College Park community, and your neighbors. If you have any questions please contact Tim or Sarah.
Fall Rummage Sale (October 25)
Top 5 Ways YOU Can Make The Rummage Sale A Success:
Bring your rummage items to the stage ASAP
Take a flyer from the coffee hour table and post it in your neighborhood
Stay after church today to help set out items
Help with pricing items during the day, this Mon.–Thurs. anytime between 9 and 3
Work at the sale on Saturday, the 25th. Sign up with Sarah Wakefield today.
Need help transporting large items?? Call Sarah Wakefield: 301-262-7262 or Bob Roberson: 301-779-0623.
Fall Fest is Quickly Approaching (October 26)
Fall Fest is October 26th from 5 to 7 p.m. Volunteers are needed! This event is one of many outreach events UUMC runs to welcome the community. We'd like to fill our gym with kids in costumes and reach out to families young and old. We plan on sharing a meal and hosting games and crafts. Help is needed first to plan the event and then to set up and run. Please let Megan McCulley know that you can help! email: email@example.com. phone: 937-219-8859.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
(1) Imagine No Malaria
WE DID IT!! Congratulations UUMC!! We reached our goal of $1500 for the “Imagine No Malaria” campaign. Thank you 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 $380. 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. Donations (cash or check) can be put in an offering envelope with the notation “Africa University” on the outside and placed in the offering plate.
(3) Loaves and Fishes Café
Every third Sunday of the month UUMC offers a free hot lunch to feed the hungry in our area, including UMD students. Please see the bulletin board in the hallway to sign up to VOLUNTEER to set up, to serve, to clean up, to COOK, tobring side dishes, salads, dessert or bread, or to SUPPLY napkins or sandwich fixings so that our guests can pack a second meal to take with them. Questions? Contact Ellen Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org), Susan Howley (email@example.com), or Sarah Wakefield (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(4) 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. Donations can be placed in the wooden box in the narthex.
Nursery School News:
Thanks so much to all of you who have donated used electronics and printer cartridges over the years to the Nursery School's collection for the Think Recycle program. It has been a great feeling to avoid throwing these items in the trash, while also earning a bit of money for our school. Unfortunately, the list of accepted items has changed so dramatically over the past two years that most previously accepted items are no longer eligible for recycling. As a result, a school as small as ours now doesn't reach the minimum threshold for earning funds, so we are discontinuing the program. Thanks again for your support.
UCNS is excited to announce that we raised $517.50 for the Jessie Rees Foundation through our Courage Cupcakes stand on Saturday. Nearly twenty dozen donated cupcakes and muffins were available for a donation, and they were snatched up by hungry customers and sellers at the UP Clothing Co-op Sale. It was a great feeling to help "Take a bite out of childhood cancer" through our efforts. Learn more about Jessie Rees and her Joy Jars for children with cancer by visiting www.negu.org. Carole Trone
LIVING DIFFERENT - Learning & Spiritual Growth Opportunities
Pastor’s Class (Robinson Room)
We are exploring four major world religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism - and comparing 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. Books can be purchased online from Amazon.
Mary’s Sunday School Class (Chapel)
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
For additional information or questions about the Disciple classes contact Douglas A. Mangum of College Park UMC by email (email@example.com) or by phone (301-474-7874). You can also speak with Candy Fosta or Carla Clemons of UUMC.
The Disciple I class meets on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel at College Park UMC.
The Disciple II meets on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the parlor at University UMC.
Learning and Growth Opportunities at First UMC - Hyattsville
Fall and Winter Studies
There are several opportunities for you to learn and grow at First Hyattsville. Please check the community bulletin board and/or the spiritual growth bulletin for more information.
Women of the Bible
The United Methodist Women of First Hyattsville invite you to experience the stories of Women of the Bible, a dramatic presentation, by Anita Gutschick on Saturday, October 18th, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. They are asking for a donation of $5. For more information there is a flyer on the community bulletin board in the front entryway or you can contact Allendra Letsome.
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