University United Methodist Church College Park, MD
Wednesday, April 16, 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 – April13, 2014:  

1.     Please join us outside following worship for our Easter Egg Hunt and festivities.
2.     The worship leader for today is Mark Wakefield.
Week at a Glance: UUMC
              9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
             11:00 a.m. – Worship (Sanctuary)
             12:30 p.m. – Easter Egg Hunt and Potluck
             7:00 p.m. – Church Council
             7:30 p.m. – Finance Meeting
             6:30 p.m. – Maundy Thursday Worship
             7:30 – Choir Rehearsal
             10:00 a.m. – Knitting Ministry (please phone 301 725-8037 for location)
Looking Ahead
April Worship –11 a.m. ONLY
April promises to be an exciting time in worship. Please share with others our special worship opportunities:
April 13 – Palm to Passion Worship and Children’s Sunday School
April 20 – Extravagant Easter Celebration and Communion with a Special Children’s Church
April 27 – Easter Hymn Sing
Nursery School Fundraiser at Franklin’s Restaurant – April 28th
Please join us at Franklin’s Restaurant on Monday, April 28th for a fundraiser day to benefit the Nursery School.  Don't forget to give your receipt to the host and mention University Church Nursery School so that we receive 20% of your purchase amount.  If you are too busy that day to stay and dine, please consider purchasing a gift card on the 28th for use at a later date.  Franklin's will count eat-in, carryout, general store, alcohol, and gift card purchases all day long. Thanks in advance for being such great supporters of the Nursery School! Carole Trone
Other Announcements
The nursery is available for families with infants and toddlers. Please see an usher for more information.
Mission/Outreach Opportunities
Are you interested in participating in or supporting mission/outreach opportunities? If so, please go to our website and click on the “Mission Opportunities” tab. There you will find opportunities like supporting blood cancer research by donating to runs Craig Lasher is participating in and helping victims of Hurricane Sandy by supporting the UMC Young Adult Mission Project that Rachel McNamara is participating in.
Change for Change Campaign
Keep collecting your change and filling your Lenten boxes. We are on a mission to raise $500 this Lenten season in the fight against malaria. Help us “change” someone’s life by working to eradicate malaria. Boxes will be collected throughout the month of April. Please feel free to fill your boxes with change, dollar bills, and/or checks. You can also give electronically through the giving button on the church’s website. 
Learning & Spiritual Growth Opportunity – UUMC Opportunities                                                                                                                  
Sunday School Class  
Come join our Bible Study class every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel. This quarter we are studying Jesus and the Davidic covenant. Meet new people and grow in 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.
Pastor Sherri’s Small Group Class
All are welcome to join Pastor Sherri in the Robinson room on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. for a time of learning and sharing. There will be NO Sunday School on Easter Sunday. Pastor Sherri will be leading a study on Adam Hamilton’s book, Confronting the Controversies, beginning May. All are welcome.  
Help the Help-by-Phone Food Bank
Thank you for your continued participation in 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                 pasta sauce                               oatmeal                       soups                canned fruits & veggies
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. 

Ask the Pastor
Why do we celebrate Palm and Passion Sunday?
On Palm Sunday Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem by waving palm branches symbolic of what the people did when Jesus entered Jerusalem. Palm Sunday is also referred to as "Passion Sunday" because it marks the beginning of Holy Week in which Christians commemorate the journey of Jesus to the cross ending with his death.
If you have a question for the pastor, you can email it to her or write it on one of the “Ask the Pastor” cards found in the narthex and place it in the offering plate. You can also get a card from the ushers and return it to the ushers.

United Methodist Campus Ministry (Wesley Foundation)  

Students - Please make sure to pick up an "encouragement" bag as you depart worship!
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.