March 2, 2014
Interested in Church Membership or Learning about Cottonwood or Presbyterianism? For four Sundays, beginning March 16th, Pastor Tom will lead a class during the Sunday School hour, 9:45 – 10:45 in Room 5 for anyone interest in joining Cottonwood or simply learning more about the Christian faith or the Presbyterian Tradition. We hope you will come and join us.
Pledge Boxes—If you would like one, both weekly and monthly are on the visitor’s table.
Per Capita—Per Capita this year is $38.61. Help us support the administrative mission of the church.
Pledge Confusion—There has been some confusion between the “Building in Faith—Giving in Joy” pledge and the “General Fund” pledge. If you have any questions about your statement for 2013, please give Desta Aure a call at 801-572-4104.
Children’s Opportunities During Worship—Those that are in kindergarten through third grade are welcome to leave Worship to join Church School after the Children’s Sermon. Kids who are 4th grade and older get to stay and enjoy worship. They can sit with their family or up front in the special, comfy chairs just for them.
Nominating new Deacons and Elders—It is the time of the year to invest ourselves in the working of our Cottonwood Presbyterian Church. Your Nominating Committee is in the process of electing Deacons and Elders.
Deacons—What better way to serve your Lord than to take care of his flock?
Deacons serve for 2 years, are given a list of member whom they check on by phone, mail, or visits. All Deacons have a back-up partner. More information and details are available from Diane Wheeler-Golladay at 801-953-4791 or email@example.com.
Fellowship Coffee Volunteers—Volunteers are needed to help serve Coffee Fellowship on Sundays after worship. Please sign up on the sheet you will see in the Fellowship Hall. In the future you will also be able to sign up on our website, and it will send you a reminder. You can also contact Dorothy Urbom to volunteer at Dorothy.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 801-414-8896 (cell) or
Flower Calendar—Sign up on the main bulletin board for flowers for a special occasion, in memory of a dear one, or just to make the Sanctuary inviting. After you sign up, Nancy Hildebrand will call you, ask you how much you would like to spend, what kind of flowers you would like, and deliver them to the church for Sunday—Nancy will take care of everything, all you have to do is sign your name on the calendar for the date you would like to have flowers ordered.
Dead Sea Scrolls—You no doubt have seen or heard advertising for the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Leonardo Museum. Pastor Tom thought it would be fun to take in the exhibit together. Toward that end, he will be leading A three session class on the Dead Sea Scrolls will begin Monday, March 10, in Room as we begin the season of Lent, then we will attend the exhibit together with a time for group reflection following. The classes will be on a Monday night March 10, 17, and 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Then we will have lunch together after church on Sunday, March 30, before heading to the museum to take in the exhibit. There will be sign-ups for lunch and the museum. Please participate in as much of this opportunity as fits into your life. Pastor Tom is looking forward to learning together.
PW Needleworks-On Wednesday, March 5, Room 1:00 p.m., PW Needleworks will continue to work on prayer shawls, bed socks, infant caps, and 11-inch squares for fistula blankets (any color, any yarn, knit or crochet). Needles, yarn, and instruction are available. NOTE: Marianne Ausseresses is now facilitator of this group.
Church Women United—On Friday, March 14, at 9:30 a.m. we will be having Human Rights Celebration 2014. It will be at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 450 E. 2100 South. Our theme is “Through God Our Hands Can Project” with keynote speaker, Chief Chris Burbank, SLCPD. Registration is $1 and lunch is $4.00. Outreach items for Primary Children’s Hospital are: Fingernail polish, shorts, t-shirts, and underwear. All clothing can be any size for both boys and girls. Cash donations (payable to “Church Women United”, designated for Primary Children’s Hospital) are most welcome.
To make a reservation, please call Barbara Stone at 801-262-1109, email: email@example.com OR Phyllis Allen, 801-298-7170.
Women’s Lunch—On Thursday, March 13, at 1:45 a.m. we will meet for our monthly lunch at the Olive Garden near Fashion Place Mall. Please call Virginia Hartsook, 801-274-0489 before noon on Wednesday, March 12, to reserve your place.
In Our Community
Intermountain Faith Service—On Sunday, March 16th, at 7:00 p.m. at our Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, the Intermountain Faith Service will be held. There are going to be five choirs singing this year. Admission is a canned good donation for the Utah Food Bank. There will be a reception following with refreshments. Everyone is invited.
Crossroads Urban Center—Food for March is canned tomatoes products and/or fruit.
The store is in need of towels, washcloths, and sheets.
Thank you for all you do for Crossroads Urban Center and the Salt Lake community.