September 25, 2016
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY – Sunday, October 2nd is World Communion Sunday, which celebrates our oneness in Christ with all our brothers and sisters around the world. We would like to decorate our sanctuary with various flags from member’s native countries. If you have a flag that we may use, please bring it to the church office before Wednesday of this week.
ADULT CE CLASS - The two adult CE classes are meeting together for 10 weeks to study Jim Wallis’s acclaimed book, “America’s Original Sin – Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America.” The class meets in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday Mornings.
All are welcome to join the conversation, which will be facilitated by Pastor Tom, Sue Martin, and others. Cost of the book will be $15. Some copies will be available to borrow.
PRAYER GROUP - Each Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the prayer room of the church you are invited to gather with others in a time of focused prayer. These gatherings last about an hour.
“Children are excited by new ideas; they have not yet closed the doors and windows of their imaginations. Provided the story is good…nothing is too
difficult for children.” –Madeleine L’Engle
We have “hit pause” on Kid’s Sunday School! We are exploring new and exciting ways to Biblically educate and to share in intergenerational
discipleship. The Discipleship Team has many new ideas, so please stay tuned throughout the year as we try things out! Both kids AND adults will be invited to share in the experiences we are planning, and we so hope you will choose to participate.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH FALL MISSION PROJECT
Kids Eat! No Child Should EVER Go Hungry
There is a large population of children who leave the school grounds for the weekend, go home, and do not have enough food to eat. Hunger is a major issue for children in Salt Lake.
Our children and youth at Cottonwood are embracing a mission project called Kids Eat. Kids Eat provides hundreds of meals in backpacks each weekend to at-risk kids attending Boys and Girls Clubs and Neighborhood House Children’s Programs. Our goal is to provide the food items that go in 100 back packs. Please look for the kids to choose a handy list which shows items you may like to purchase for the packs. Please have them at the church by October 2nd. To learn more about Kids Eat go to:
Kids Eat! - https://www.kidseatutah.org
It is not too late to register for the retreat!!
Just let the church office know if you are planning on attending and then call the Homestead at 800-327-7220 to reserve your room – make sure to tell reservationist that you are with the Cottonwood Presbyterian Group. We truly want everyone to come, which means we do not want money to be a hindrance. So if you would like to come, but finances are getting in the way, please talk with Pastor Tom.
If you are not able to spend night – you are still welcome to come and join us either Friday evening or Saturday morning.
The Homestead is having their Family Fall Festival on Saturday afternoon. So you may want to stick around after you check out for a fun fall afternoon.
The Homestead Fall Festival will include something for everyone. Take a walk through the Scarecrows and vote on your favorite. Visit the pumpkin patch to pick out one for carving. Have some lunch and enjoy the music. Watch the kids go crazy in the bounce house. Wander through the farmer’s market and pick up some goodies.
This community time together is a powerful force in helping us grow together in our relationship with God and with each other. Please join us for the retreat. Everyone is invited! Bring the kids and grandkids – they will have a blast!
Friday, September 30
Saturday, October 1
Be sure to visit our Veggie Sale on Sundays before & after services. We have a great selection of home-grown (and mostly organic) vegetables and fruits. All proceeds go to local Valley food charities. And stop by the Labyrinth to meditate and enjoy the flowers and quiet.
MISSION AND OUTREACH
CROSSROADS URBAN CENTER – Food for the month of September is snacks for the homeless packages (granola bars, fruit snacks, etc).
CROSSROADS THRIFT STORE – Items for the month of September are Back-to-School clothes.