University United Methodist Church College Park, MD
Saturday, October 25, 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 – October 26, 2014:  

1.     Please join us in the parlor after 11 a.m. worship for fellowship and refreshments hosted by ann Matteson.
2.     The worship leader for today is Kenny Theodos.
Week at a Glance: UUMC
                   8:30 a.m. – Worship (Chapel)
                   9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School (Chapel and Robinson Room)
                   11:00 a.m. – Worship (Sanctuary)
                   5:00 p.m. – Fall Fest (Memorial Hall)
                   7:00 p.m. – Trustee Committee (Parlor)
                   6:30 p.m. – Disciple II Class (Parlor)
                   7:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal (Choir Practice Room)
                   10 a.m. – Knitting Ministry (please phone 301 725-8037 for location)
Looking Ahead
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  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: phone: 937-219-8859.
Other Announcements
Sexual Misconduct Surveys
Each year at this time we are asked to update our sexual misconduct surveys. In an effort to ensure that the children and any adults with special needs are safe, we are required to complete sexual misconduct surveys. Everyone is asked to please complete a survey and return it to the pastor. All information is held in strict confidence and maintained in safety as required by the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. Surveys can be picked up in the narthex of the sanctuary and in the parlor. You can hand the survey directly to the Pastor, give it to an usher, place it in the Pastor’s box across from the Men’s Restroom, or slide it under the Pastor’s office door. Please see Pastor Sherri if you have any concerns regarding this request.
Hand Sanitizer
It’s coming to that time of the year when there seems to be more coughing, sneezing, and sniffling. There is hand sanitizer in the sanctuary, chapel, and parlor to help try to control the spread of germs. 
(1)   Praying for Our Students
We believe in the power of prayer. We know the power of prayer. We are committed to praying for those in need. Please pick up a yellow strip with a name and email address for a University of Maryland student from the narthex (outside the sanctuary) and pray for the student during this school year. Once a month, email the student to let him/her know that you are praying for them and to inquire of specific prayer requests. Let’s make sure our students are covered with prayer.
(2)   Praying for Discernment
Many of you may remember that we held a strategy session in September as the initial step in a visioning process. As we continue in our visioning process, please be in prayer that God will reveal to us who GOD wants us to be as a faith community so that we can best serve God in this place and space.
(3)   Prayer Line
This is a reminder that UUMC has an electronic prayer line. Persons wanting to share a prayer request or praise report can send a message to . You can also send a message to the same email address with the subject notation “ADD ME” if you would like to receive messages from the prayer line.
(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 (, Susan Howley (, or Sarah Wakefield (  
(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. 
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 ( or by phone (301-474-7874). You can also speak with Candy Fosta or Carla Clemons of UUMC.
Disciple I
The Disciple I class meets on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel at College Park UMC
Disciple II
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.

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


Rev. Sherri E. Wood-Powe: Senior Pastor,
  Carole Trone: Director Nursery School,
                                                                                       John Wakefield: Director of Music,
                                                                                        Kim Cramer: Office Manager,
Sarah Elliott: Ministry Intern,
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.