University United Methodist Church College Park, MD
Monday, August 03, 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 – August, 2015:  

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.
Pastor Sherri’s Vacation – August 6-11
Pastor Sherri is scheduled to be on vacation with her family August 6-11. During her absence, pastoral care will be provided by Sarah Elliott, UUMC Ministry Intern, and Pastor Fay Lundin of Mowatt and College Park UMCs. Sarah will be covering August 6-8 and can be reached at (703) 801-7355; Pastor Fay will be covering August 9-11 and can be reached at (202) 215-5209.
Summer Potluck/Cook-Outs (August 9)
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 the church office if you are willing to help out.
Loaves and Fishes (August 16)
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. 
Spanish and English Classes
Beginning August 9th, there will only be Spanish/English conversation classes on Sundays. The classes will be from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Robinson Room.  The next six week session of the language learning classes will begin in mid-September. Please contact Jeannie or Luis Panesi at for more information. 
 “I AM” Preaching Series
During the month of August, Pastor Sherri will continue preaching on the “I Am” statements of Jesus as we learn more about the identity of the Son of God as recorded in the Gospel of John.
Nursery School Director Hire (Start date August 4)
Pastor Sherri and the SPRC are pleased to announce that a new director for the nursery school has been hired, Stephanie Brewer. She is a former nursery school parent and she has served as a substitute teacher. There will be a meet and greet with her to be scheduled soon, as well as an introduction to the Church Council. Thanks to everyone who served on the search committee: SPRC members, Tim Snyder, Ray Prather, and Rachel McNamara; along with Sarah Wakefield, Ann Matteson, Doug McNamara, and Kenny Theodos. 
Making A Difference
Step Up and Make a Difference at UUMC, in our cluster, in our community, and globally.
            IN THE COMMUNITY
(1)   Buck Lodge Middle School Supply Drive
Each year we “make a difference” in the lives of the students at Buck Lodge Middle School by collecting school supplies and other necessities at the beginning of the academic year. We appreciate your continued support of this project by dropping off items in the box in the church entryway through August 23rd. The school supplies will be delivered to Buck Lodge after Labor Day. Please contact Susan Howley ( for more information.
Subject dividers                        Index cards                               Ink pens (Blue, Black, Red)
#2 pencils                                 Pencil pouches                          Highlighters (Yellow)
Tissues                                     Hand sanitizer                           Post-Its
Loose leaf notebook paper (college ruled)                                 Composition books (college ruled)
3” three ring binders with zipper                                               2” three ring Binder with zipper
$25 iPad Maintenance Fee                                                         Earbuds              
(2)   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? Below is a list of some of the most forgotten items on the UMD Move-In List. We can “make a difference” in the lives of these college 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 is a box in the narthex to receive donations through August 23rd. If you are not much for shopping, but would like to make a monetary donation, you can put cash or a check in an offering envelop with the notation “UMD Move-In Day Donation” on it and place it in the offering plate.
Umbrellas              Liquid Soap           All Purpose Cleaning Wipes          Stapler & Staples          Scissors
(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. 
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,
                                                                                       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.