February 7, 2016
PER CAPITA FOR 2016 IS $36.62
Are you a member of Cottonwood? If you are, you can really help us out. Each year as a congregation we give money to the larger Presbyterian Church to support the administrative ministries that the denomination provides for us. We call this form of mission giving, Per Capita. In 2016 Cottonwood will give the denomination about $9155, or $36.62 per member. If you can make a donation to Cottonwood designated for Per Capita that would be a great gift and help to our general fund. Thanks in advance for your support?
LENTEN SMALL GROUPS will be meeting through Lent. If you are interested in this time of prayer, study and fellowship, please sign-up on the sheets located in the Narthex.
2016 LENTEN DEVOTIONALS - Be sure to get from an usher your 2016 Lenten Devotional “Be Holy”. For each day through Lent, the devotional includes a Scripture passage, a reflection on what it means to be holy, and a breath prayer to carry with you through the day.
ASH WEDNESDAY: Our Lenten season begins with an Ash Wednesday worship service, on February 10th at 7:00 p.m. We will celebrate the sacrament of communion and have the opportunity to receive the imposition of ashes on our foreheads. This is a great opportunity to invite someone to be with-you.
ANNUAL MEETING - The session has called the Annual Meeting of the Congregation to take place on Sunday, February 21st, immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service. During this meeting the Annual Report will be reviewed. Also the annual meeting of the corporation will take place.
SWEETHEART BAKE SALE
SWEET TREATS WITH LOVE – TODAY IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL AFTER BOTH WORSHIP SERVICES.
All proceeds go to our mission projects. Thank you!
COTTONWOODS NEXT ART EXHIBIT
“Where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Tuesday, February 23rd in the Fellowship Hall – begins at 6:00 p.m.
How does an artist interpret this promise that Jesus made to his disciples and to us? What does it mean to us today? The artists whose work will hang on our walls in February and March will no doubt have varied interpretations. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, exhibiting artists and guest artists will be part of a panel discussion to share stories behind their paintings and to talk about creative process. Please come and bring your friends and neighbors. Fellowship Hall, 6 p.m. (refreshments), 7 p.m. (panel discussion).
PRAYER AND STUDY GROUPS
WALKING ALONGSIDE PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
& THEIR FAMILIES - Adult CE Class held on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall - 9:45 a.m. Our society tends to attach stigma to mental disorders to the point that we may fear seeking help for ourselves or a loved one. And, as members of a faith community, we may feel helpless – even fearful – to provide friendship and care to a member who seems to suffer from mental illness. What are we to do? In this class, we will learn about such conditions as depression, anxiety, psychotic and personality disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, autism, brain injury, and dementia. Our goal is not to diagnose or treat these disorders, but to understand, be less fearful, and know how to love those who suffer.
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY CLASS – Come explore the Biblical theme and Scriptural texts central to each Sunday’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.
WOMEN’S LUNCH BUNCH will meet at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, February 11th at Robintino’s located at 1565 East 3900 South. Call Virginia Hartsook at 801-274-0489 by noon on Wednesday, February 10th.
CIRCLE 4 - Tuesday, February 16th at 12:30 p. m. in the Fellowship Hall
Pastor Jeff Silliman will be leading us through the Horizons Bible Study Guide – “Come to the Waters.”
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING - kids will be taking donations for charity of their choosingon TODAYat the annualSouper Bowl of Caring. Please prepare to give generously – and choose your team!!
Do you like to pray for others? How about being a prayer partner with one of our Cottonwood Kids?
This year during Lent we are hoping to get 30-40 adults who would like to connect with one of the Cottonwood kids by praying for them. It's simple. No purchased gifts. No special treats. Just the gift of connection and praying for one individual Cottonwood kid. When you see them, ask about their lives, get to know them and ask what you can be praying for. We will also provide phone numbers if you want to call them periodically to check in. It will be a true gift for the kids to connect with a Cottonwood adult as you get to know each other. And what an amazing example for these kids to see that many adults care and pray for them always. If you would like to be a prayer partner with a Cottonwood kid during Lent, please contact Merri Lee Zaba email@example.com or 801-558-9918.
COTTONWOOD KID’S MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, February 19th6:30-8:30
All kids ages 5+ are invited to a fun movie night at the church. We'll have pizza, popcorn and watch a movie together. Wear your PJ's or something comfortable and bring a blanket or pillow. Hope you can come!
MISSION & OUTREACH
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS/ MEDITATION MEETING - meets at Cottonwood on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in room 1. Anyone with questions about AA or seeking to add meditation to their daily devotionals is welcome. Instructions for beginners are available. Please arrive 10 minutes early and wear comfortable clothes.
CROSSROADS URBAN CENTER – The item of the month for February are small juice boxes that are easy to carry but all non-perishable food and beverages are appreciated, especially food in snack-size containers. Plastic water bottles are always needed in addition to food and beverage items. Please leave your food donations in the grocery carts located in the main hallway.
CROSSROADS THRIFT STORE items of the month for February are pots, pans & other small items. Please leave your donations in the Crossroads box located by the gym.
GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA! Crossroads Urban Center is 50 years old this year. They will begin celebration of this milestone with a Gospel Extravaganza at Calvary Baptist Church on February 8th at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Please bring two non-perishable food items or an item of clothing to help support Crossroads’ ongoing services. You are invited to attend this evening of joyous music featuring choirs from – Calvary Baptist, Hilltop United Methodist, Second Baptist and Unity Baptist.