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 – March 9, 2014:
1. Please join us in the parlor after worship for fellowship and refreshments hosted by Sarah Wakefield.
2. The worship leader for today is Alison Wakefield.
Week at a Glance: UUMC
SUN, MAR 9
8:30 a.m. – Worship (Sanctuary)
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
11 a.m. – Worship (Sanctuary)
MON, MAR 10
7 p.m. – Church Council (Parlor)
WED, MAR 12
6:30 p.m. – SPRC (Parlor)
THURS, MAR 13
7:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal
SAT, MAR 15
10 a.m. – Knitting Ministry (please phone 301-725-8037 for location)
2 p.m. -- Memorial Service for Richard “Dick” Matteson with repast following
March Lenten Worship with Communion
As a part of our Lenten Observance, we invite you to the Lord's Table every Sunday this month. We will discuss the difference between Eucharist, Communion, and the Lord's Supper as we partake of the elements representing the broken body and the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Everyone is welcome at the table. Please come.
SAFE HAVEN Thank You
Thank you to everyone who helped with Safe Haven. The men were well fed and cared for during their stay at UUMC. This Sunday, they move to the last church of the program - Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in College Park. We need a final few volunteers with large vehicles this Sunday to transport all the cots and belongings immediately following the 11 a.m. service.
Children’s Sunday School – March 16
We are excited to announce that every month on the third Sunday we are committed to having Children's Sunday School (ages 2-10) during 11 a.m. worship. If you would like more info or would like to volunteer, please contact Alice LaRusso or Alison Wakefield. The next date will be March 16th.
UUMC First Steps – March 23
First steps provides persons an opportunity to learn what it means to be a part of the body of believers at UUMC. It provides the basics of Methodist history discipline, and polity, along with the history and polity of UUMC. The session is held four (4) times a year for persons to give prayerful consideration to what it means to be a part of this local congregation. The session will be held in Memorial Hall (the gym) immediately following 11 a.m. during the potluck. Look for the reserved table.
Monthly Potluck – March 23
We will have our monthly potluck fellowship Sunday, March 23rd, immediately following 11 a.m. worship. If you are able, please bring a dish to share. Please contact Sarah Wakefield or the young adults for more information.
We will again have small group dinner gatherings in the community during Lent. The purpose of these groups is two-fold: it is an opportunity for the members to fellowship and get to know one another, while at the same time sharing in fellowship with someone who may not have a church home. An information sheet is posted on the bulletin board near the gym. Please make sure we have your contact info so we don’t miss your invite. If you have any questions please contact Sarah Wakefield (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carla Clemons (email@example.com).
Spring Rummage Sale
Our spring rummage sale will be on Saturday, April 12th. Look for more details soon.
The nursery is available for families with infants and toddlers. Please see an usher for more information.
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 to support like the upcoming runs that Craig Lasher is participating in to help find a cure for blood cancers.
Change for Change Campaign
Many of you may know that the United Methodist Church is on a mission to eradicate malaria. For years the "Nothing But Nets" campaign was our major focus. While we still support “Nothing But Nets,” now we are undertaking the "Imagine No Malaria" campaign. The Baltimore Washington Conference has pledged to raise $2.1 million by the 2016 general conference. We are about $800 thousand shy of our goal at this time. I am inviting you to join me in supporting this effort. Let’s begin with the “Change for Change” Campaign at University UMC this Lenten Season. We will be collecting change to make a change in the lives of those in danger of catching malaria. We will have boxes for individuals to take home and place their change in during the Lenten Season. We will also have boxes that remain at the church for persons to place change. Let’s strive to raise $500 this Lenten Season.
United Methodists Taking Action
March 21-24: Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, DC. A national gathering in Washington, DC, for people of faith who want to be a force for change for the betterment of all. This year's theme is "Jesus Weeps – Resisting Violence, Building Peace." Please visit www.advocacydays.org Information about both events is also posted on the Missions board. for a brochure, registration form, and additional information.
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. The focus during Lent will be what is known as the “Seven Last Words of Jesus from the cross.”
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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.
Students - Please make sure to pick up an "encouragement" bag as you depart worship!
Rev. Sherri E. Wood-Powe: Senior Pastor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carole Trone: Director: Nursery School, email@example.com
John Wakefield: Director of Music: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Cramer: Office Manager: email@example.com
Mark Wakefield: Lay Leader
Mary Norman: Organist
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