University United Methodist Church College Park, MD
Friday, April 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 – April 27, 2014:  

1.     Please join us in the parlor immediately following worship for fellowship and refreshments hosted by Sarah Wakefield.
2.     The worship leader for today is Mark Wakefield.
Week at a Glance: UUMC
              11:00 a.m. – Worship (Sanctuary)
              7:00 p.m. – Trustees Meeting
              7:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal
              10:00 a.m. – Knitting Ministry (please phone 301 725-8037 for location)
Looking Ahead
8:30 a.m. worship resumes NEXT Sunday in the Chapel.
Electronic Giving Presentation - TODAY
Ryan McCulley will be available today in the parlor after worship to provide instruction and answer questions about electronic giving. Stop by and find out how easy it is to give.
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
Learning & Spiritual Growth Opportunity – UUMC Opportunities
Pastor Sherri’s Small Group Class – Resumes May 4th  
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. Pastor Sherri will be leading a study on Adam Hamilton’s book, Confronting the Controversies, beginning in May. All are welcome.  
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.
Graduate Recognition Sunday – May 18th
We are looking forward to recognizing all of our UUMC high school and college (including grad school) graduates on Sunday, May 18th, at the 11 a.m. worship. If you are a 2014 graduate, please let us know by completing the graduate information card and placing it in the offering plate. You can also call or email the church office with the information. All information needs to be received by May 11th.
May Potluck – May 18th (Third Sunday)
Please note that our monthly potluck will be held on the third Sunday (May 18th) in May. This potluck will be a time of sharing with our graduates and students as we bring another school year to a close. For more information, please contact Sarah Wakefield or Alison Wakefield.
Other Announcements
The nursery is available for families with infants and toddlers. Please see an usher for more information.
Change for Change Campaign
Please bring in your boxes. You can also give electronically through the giving button on the church’s website. We are on a mission to raise $500 in the fight against malaria. Help us “change” someone’s life by working to eradicate malaria. 
Donate Care Kits for Baltimore
Every church in the Baltimore-Washington Conference is being asked to donate care kits for those who are un-housed in Baltimore City. The care kits will be distributed, during Annual Conference on May 29 to homeless shelters and those who are un-housed. If you'd like to donate a care kit, each kit (valued at approximately $10) should contain:
Basic Care Kit Contents (Place items in a clear zip lock bag):
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap- small bar or small containers of liquid soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hand cream
  • Wash cloth or package of wet towelettes
  • Lip balm
  • Disposable razors
  • Band aids
  • Aspirin
Completed care kits can be placed in the designated box in the church entryway through May 25.  If you'd rather donate bulk items to go into a care kit, please contact Rachel McNamara to find out what items are in greatest need (
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
How do we wait on the Lord in the midst of challenging situations?
As humans we are used to being in control, making things happen. We think we function better when we “know” what is going to happen or have “planned” adequately for a situation. Truth is we NEVER KNOW. Only God knows. We are required to trust and wait on the Lord. We do not have to passively wait. While we are waiting we continue to pray and seek God’s wisdom. 
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31, NKJV)
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.