University United Methodist Church College Park, MD
Thursday, July 31, 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 – July 27, 2014:  

1.     Please join us immediately following worship in the parlor for refreshments hosted by Marcia Daly.
2.     The worship leader for today is Patricia Thomas.
Week at a Glance: UUMC
               8:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School (Chapel)
              10:00 a.m. – Worship (Sanctuary)
               7:00 p.m. – Trustees Meeting (Parlor)
Looking Ahead
July Sermon Series - Movie Mania
This month, Pastor Sherri's sermons are based on themes from different movies.  Please join her each week as she connects movie themes with scripture.  Biblical teachings sometimes show up in the strangest places. Please come and bring a friend.
July 27 – Jarhead
Summer Cook-Out on the Lawn – August 10
Don’t forget our monthly cook-out will be coming up on the second Sunday of August. We always look forward to this time of fellowship on the lawn. If you are able, please bring a side dish to share. The young adults will provide the hot dogs, hamburgers, and vegetarian alternatives. Volunteers are welcome to assist with set up, clean up, and grilling. Please contact Alison and Mark Wakefield, Megan and Ryan McCulley, or Rachel and Doug McNamara for more information.
Pastor Sherri’s Vacation – August 11-19
Pastor Sherri is scheduled to be on vacation with her family August 11 – 19. During her absence, Pastor Fay Lundin of Mowatt and College Park UMCs will be providing pastoral care. She can be reached at (202) 215-5209.
Movie Night – August 23
Save the date – August 23rd. UUMC is planning a double feature: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” for the young people and those still young at heart; and “Chocolat” for more mature audiences.    There is a rumor that there may be a chocolate fountain, as well as lots of chocolate treats.  Everyone is invited to share in this time of fellowship. Stay tune for more information.
Football Parking Begins – August 30
The first UMD home football game of the season is August 30th against James Madison. If you are interested in volunteering to be a parking attendant, please see Kenny Theodos or David Notley. 
Other Announcements
(1)   Imagine No Malaria
During the July 4th Festivities$47.61 was donated to support our Change for Change Campaign bringing our total donations to date to $1268.88. Let’s work to raise $1500 by the end of 2014. Thanks UUMC 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 we have raised $170. Let’s see if we can up that amount for this worthy cause. Join together to support this fully accredited United Methodist-related educational institution located in Zimbabwe, established by the General Conference of the United Methodist Church.   
(3)   Buck Lodge Middle School Supply Drive
As part of our partnership with Buck Lodge Middle School, we'll be collecting school supplies and other necessities for the beginning of the academic year. Starting Sunday, August 3, you can drop off items in the box in the church entryway. The school supplies will be delivered to the school following Labor Day. Please contact Rachel McNamara with questions [ /540-247-0852 (cell)].
Three inch, three ring binder         Composition books (college ruled)         Rulers                          USB drives      
Subject dividers                            Tissues                                                 Index cards                   Hand sanitizer
Book covers                                  Loose leaf notebook paper (college ruled)
Blue or black ballpoint pens         #2 pencils                                              Colored pencils             Highlighters
Pencil pouches                             Planners/calendars                                Binders with zippers                             
(4)   University of Maryland Move-In Day (August 27-29)
Remember arriving at college only to find out that you had not remembered to pack everything? “What? I did not bring an umbrella? The room does not come fully furnished with power strips and extension cords? Scissors? I know I packed them somewhere, but I need them now to open the boxes.” These are just a few of the most forgotten items on the UMD Move-In List. We can “make a difference” in the lives of these students and their families by providing these items. Brett Pinder, University of Maryland Methodist Campus Minister, has invited us to join with other Methodist Churches in the area to be present on move-in day to wish students well and supply some of the items that were forgotten. There will be a box in the narthex for donations of the following items:
Umbrellas                                                                     Hand Soap                         All Purpose Cleaning Wipes
Power Strips and Extension Cords                       Stapler & Staples               Scissors
(5)   Loaves and Fishes Café (September 21)
An exciting new ministry is starting in September – Loaves and Fishes Café. This ministry will be an extension of Safe Haven. We will be partnering with the ministry at St. Andrew’s Episcopal in College Park to “make a difference” in the lives of the hungry in our community. We will be offering meals on the third Sundays of the month after 11 a.m. worship. We will handle this a little like Safe Haven. We hope to get monetary donations to purchase the proteins (unless someone really wants to cook) and donations of cooked side dishes, salads, breads, and desserts. We anticipate serving approximately 20-25 people.   Of course we will need lots of volunteers. Look for a bulletin board coming soon. If you have questions, please ask Ellen Brown, Susan Howley or Sarah Wakefield. We look forward to hearing from you.
(6)   Greater Washington District Youth Initiative
WE NEED YOU to “make a difference” in the lives of our youth!!  The Greater Washington District is launching a new youth initiative with the purpose of taking an active role in developing middle school aged youth to lead.  This is a great opportunity for us to work with our district and our partner school - Buck Lodge Middle School.  If you are interested in learning more about this initiative or volunteering to participate with this initiative please contact Pastor Sherri.
(7)   Childcare for 11 a.m. Service - Volunteers Needed!
Are you being called to “make a difference” in the lives of young children at UUMC. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to work with our young people ages 4 and under during 11 a.m. worship. This ministry will allow parents to worship knowing their children are in a safe, caring and friendly environment. All who are interested should contact Mark Wakefield in person or at We hope you can be a part of this important ministry of the church.
(8)   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.  Please place your donations in the wooden box in the narthex. 
Learning & Spiritual Growth Opportunity – UUMC Opportunities
Mary’s Sunday School Class
 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.

United Methodist Campus Ministry (Wesley Foundation)  
Campus Ministry
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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.