May 1, 2016
MOTHER’S DAY WORSHIP -The Worship Planning Ministry Team has put together a very special worship service for Mother’s Day, May 8th. Sue Martin will be helping us reflect on those people, often our Mothers, who invite us to be with them in ways that point us to God and help us grow in faith. This is a great opportunity to invite someone to be with you in the presence of God.
PENTECOST CELEBRATION - On Sunday, May 15th, wear as much red as you can find in your wardrobe and join us in worship as we thank God for the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the faith communities in which we participate. After the 11:00 a.m. worship service we will have a wonderful congregational pot-luck to continue our celebration.
BIBLE SUNDAY - May 22nd is Trinity Sunday, and it also marks the end of the Sunday school year. During worship we will give Bibles to some special children in our congregation as well as hear reflections from the Sunday school year.
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS - On Sunday, May 29th, we begin our one service summer worship schedule at 10:00 a.m. Please remind one another of this schedule change.
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY - This class explores the Biblical theme and Scriptural texts central to the day’s worship service. This is a wonderful hour (9:45-10:45 a.m.) of reflection, sharing, and growing. We invite you to join us and invite someone to come and be with-you. This class meets in room 1.
NEW CE ADULT CLASS - The Fellowship Hall CE class is studying “The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why” by Phyllis Tickle. “Every five hundred years, the church cleans out its attic and has a giant rummage sale.” Religion expert Phyllis Tickle says we’re going through a massive transition. She calls it “the Great Emergence,” a time of great upheaval but also great promise. Come learn a bit about church history and maybe glimpse the future.
QUARTERLY STATEMENTS - The First Quarterly Statements are available in Becky’s office. If you would like your statement mailed to you, please give her a call (801-278-4619) or call Desta Aure(801-572-4104).
ESTHER WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $300
CWU Esther Williams Memorial Scholarships for college-bound and college-enrolled Christian women. Applicants must reside in the Salt Lake-Bountiful area and be active in their local church. Applications are available in the church office.
The application deadline is Monday, May 9, 2016.
Cargo Day will be held on Saturday, May 7th at 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be served. Please mark your calendars and save the date! We need as much help as possible to clean up the church and yard. If you have any questions, call Cliff Leaver,
801-523-6393. We are also need cookies for our lunch, please call Judy Saurer at
801-943-8290 if you would like to donate a dozen cookies.
BUILDING IN FAITH – GIVING IN JOY
FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITY
Supersonic Car Wash Coupon Books
On Sale Today & May 8th.
Book of 5 Works Wash will be $85.00;
book of 5 Exterior Plus Wash will be $55.00.
50% of all sales will go to our Building Fund
Coupon books can be purchased in the Fellowship Hall
following the 11:00 a.m. service TODAY & Sunday, May 8th.
Or you may contact Tim Tyler at 801-944-3827.
PENTECOST POTLUCK LUNCH!! - Join us for the Pentecost Potluck Lunch! Save the date! On May 15th the Vision and Planning Committee will be hosting a Pentecost Potluck lunch after the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Join us as we celebrate Pentecost, share a meal together and then break into small groups for a Word-Share-Prayer activity. The cost of entry is small, just bring your favorite dish to share among friends. To help manage the lunch, we’ll have a food signup sheet in Fellowship Hall today and May 8th. Questions? Contact Mark Zaba at 801.550.8847. See you there!
GARAGE SALE - Get Ready for our CPC Garage Sale! Hard to imagine but Summer is around the corner, and so is our garage sale!On May 21stwe will be holding a church garage sale to help underwrite the cost of our Fall Congregational Retreat.But we need inventory!Over the next couple of months we are asking you to put aside those gently used items that you’ve wanted to get rid of, but never had a good reason to.Tools, clothes, toys, sporting goods, furniture, antiques and more.We’ll set aside space at the church where you can bring your items as it gets closer to sale time.And if you need help getting things to the church, just let us know.We are also looking for people to help support this effort.If you are interested in helping or have questions please contact Roger Fadness(801-964-5392) or Mark Zaba(801-274-0087).
SILENT AUCTION - Your Treasures and Talents for Silent Auction! As part of the May 21st Yard Sale to benefit our retreat scholarship fund, we will have a silent auction that includes art and other treasures as well as services. We’re looking for services like an evening of babysitting, a few hours of yard work, knitting lessons, golf lessons, a gourmet cake, catering for a party, and more! Or, perhaps you have a vacation home that you’d like to donate for a weekend getaway. If you’d like to contribute your time, talents, or treasures, please see Sue Martin.
CONGREGATIONAL RETREAT – Please save the date: We are excited to announce that our second annual overnight Congregational Retreat will take place at the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah, on Friday, September 30, and Saturday October 1. We hope you mark your calendars and save this wonderful opportunity to gather as a congregation. We will be getting out more information as the date approaches so be on the lookout. We would also like to find ways to assure that money does not prevent people from attending the retreat. So if you want to help fund others, please be considering that. Thanks ahead of time for getting this date on your calendar.
SUMMER CREATIVE CLUSTER AT COTTONWOOD - The summer “creative cluster” will study "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. We will meet on Mondays, startingJune 6th, 6:30 - 8 p.m.in the garden. If you have not expressed interest in this group, it’s not too late. Please call or email Sue Martin if you’re interested. You’re also welcome to invite a friend. BeforeJune 6th, please buy a new or used copy of the book and start reading Chapter 1.
PW NEEDLEWORK will meet Wednesday, May 4th at 1:00 p.m. in Room 1.
WOMEN’S LUNCH BUNCH will meet at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 12th at Olive Garden located at 6305 State St., Murray. Call Virginia Hartsook at 801-274-0489 by noon on Wednesday, May 11th.
LAST DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL -The last day of kid's9:30 a.m.Sundayschool will beMay 22nd. Church School, during10:00 a.m.worship, will continue during the summer.
SAVE THE DATE! VBS at Cottonwood Presbyterian will beAugust 1-3. Plan to join the fun, and start telling family and friends. More details to come.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 268
Troop 268 is the Boy Scout troop attached to Cottonwood. They have over 15 active scouts, and go on campouts nearly every month. In April, they made a trip to 9-mile canyon for camping, hiking, and visiting ancient petroglyphs and ruins. The scouts also earned their rock-climbing merit badge at a local climbing gym, and will be rock climbing in Maple Canyon in May.
As many of you know, Troop 268 has been using the cabin near the back of Church property for over 10 years for meetings and to store their gear. Unfortunately, the cabin is in need of major repairs to the roof and walls, where termites have been hard at work. They are spearheading a GoFundMe fundraising drive in the near future to pay for these repairs. Look for more information soon, or if you would like, you can give a contribution directly to CPC.
If you have any questions or know a boy age 12 through 17 who is interested in scouting, please call Scoutmaster Chad Starbuck (801-647-0171) or Committee Chairman Doug Lervik (801-699-3077). We always welcome new scouts.
MISSION & OUTREACH
CROSSROADS URBAN CENTER – Foods of the month for May are canned chili, pork & beans and canned milk.
CROSSROADS THRIFT STORE – Items for the month of May are boy’s pants and blankets.
Spring is here! And the Garden is greening up and we’re ready for the coming growing season. Woodstock is ready too! Again, Woodstock Elementary School has two plots in the garden. The kids have started some plants in their classrooms and they will begin coming to the Garden to plant seeds and small plants. All grades are participating and again we will be serving cookies and punch. It’s a great day for the students because in addition to planting in the garden, there will be goats and chickens for them to visit.
And we’re looking for a few helpers to serve the refreshments. It’s just setting out cookies and making punch. The schedule is below –
Wednesday, May 4 - 12:30pm
Monday, May 9 – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10 – 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday, May 11 - 12:30 p.m.
Monday, May16 – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18 – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 19 – 1:00 p.m.