University United Methodist Church College Park, MD
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
We are seeking to be like Christ



University United Methodist Church 
3621 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740 
301-422-1400  - - Check our website for the announcements.
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Pastor Sherri can be reached after hours at 301 963-1459  It is better to contact Pastor Sherri by email when possible.

Monthly Announcements – July, 2015:  

The church Office will be closed on Monday, July 6th, in observance of Independence Day.
Summer Schedule
·         10 a.m. worship only through August. 
·         Worship will begin with a hymn sing or time of learning new songs.
·         No Pastor’s Small Group Class June - August.
·         No child care during worship June – August.
Summer Potluck/Cook-Outs (July 12)
UUMC enjoys a cook-out on the front lawn every second Sunday following worship. The church provides hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, and beverages. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, if you are able. Also, if you have a canopy that you don’t mind lending for this event, please bring it on the morning of the cook-out. We are always glad to have assistance with set up and clean up. Please contact Sarah Wakefield ( if you willing to help out.
Loaves and Fishes (July 19)
We serve a free hot lunch the third Sunday of each month 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 cook, to serve, to clean up. A special thanks to everyone who volunteers and supports this ministry. Contact Susan Howley (, Sarah Wakefield (, or Ellen Brown ( with questions. 
Independence Day Fireworks (July 4)
We are hosting our annual Fourth of July event on the church lawn and this year we are hoping to provide pre-fireworks music. We will have a hospitality table for the community and are in need of assistance with set-up, clean up, and cupcake/treat donations. If you can help, please sign up (sheet on Loaves and Fishes bulletin board) or contact Sarah Wakefield.  To drop off treats on the 3rd, please coordinate with Sarah to ensure that the church will be open. If you cannot drop off your treats on the 3rd, you can bring them to church on the 28th to be frozen and thawed on the 4th. 
Spanish and English Classes
As part of our Greater Washington District commitment to “Claim our Zip Code” we are offering Spanish and English classes at UUMC.  We are offering 6-week sessions of English Classes on Mondays and Spanish Classes on Thursdays.  Classes are from 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  There are also Sunday Conversations for practice and review from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  All classes are held in the Robinson Room.  Please contact Jeannie or Luis Panesi at for more information.
 “I AM” Preaching Series
During the months of July and August, Pastor Sherri will be preaching on the “I Am” statements of Jesus. This series will provide an opportunity for us to learn more about the identity of the Son of God as recorded in the Gospel of John.
Other Announcements
Nursery School Director Search
Our nursery school director, Carole Trone, has submitted her resignation effective the middle of this month. Carole and her family will be relocating to North Carolina. We are grateful for the seven years of service Carole provided to the nursery school and wish her all the best. SPRC and a search committee are fully engaged in a process to hire an interim director to fill in for the 2015-2016 school year. If you know of someone interested in applying, please have them go to our website for more information. 
Step Up and Make a Difference at UUMC, in our cluster, in our community, and globally.
            AT UUMC
(1)    Lawn Care Assistance Needed
UUMC is in need of volunteers to help maintain our 6+ acres of land.  For many years Bob Roberson and Richard Kidwell have maintained the lawn and it is important that we provide volunteers to assist them.  If you are able to assist, please see Bob or Richard or sign up on the sheet in the narthex.  You can also contact Bob Slack for more information at
(2)    Restroom Renovations/Enhancements
UUMC is making over its restrooms (male and female on the main level) so that they will be more family friendly. If you are interested in working on this project, please see Pastor Sherri or sign up on the sheet in the narthex.
(3)    Help-by-Phone Food Bank
We can “make a difference” in our community by continuing to support Help by Phone, Ltd. 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. Pantries need the following canned or dried food donations in sealed containers to meet health department requirements. Please confirm that the expiration dates have not passed. 
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  
Donations can be placed in the wooden box in the narthex. 
(4)    Baltimore Camperships
The churches of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference have been asked to support the United Methodist Churches in Sandtown who are ministering to the community affected by the riots in response to the killing of Freddie Gray. UUMC held a prayer vigil, served as a donation site to provide toiletry items and snacks, and received a special offering for Baltimore and Peace with Justice. It has been suggested that we provide a campership for at least one child in that area to attend a UMC Summer Camp. Additional information can be found in the narthex or on our website.
Go Electronic
-       Sign up to receive weekly bulletin announcements, church reminders and other important information by sending an email to
-       Give electronically through your bank or by using Vanco. For your bank, (1) Go to your banking website; (2) Sign up for bill pay; and (3) Add University United Methodist Church as a payee. For Vanco, go to the church’s website ( and click the “donate online” button on the home page. (Please note that Vanco charges a nominal service fee.)
Rev. Sherri E. Wood-Powe: 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.