June 16, 2013
CPC Scholarships—We have money available to members of the congregation who are attending or will be attending college classes. There are two scholarships available for a total of $1,250, annually. If you would like to apply for either or both scholarships, pick up an application from the church office. You will need proof of enrollment and registration at the college where you are taking classes. After completing the application, please return it to the church office. Deadline for the applications is June 30, 2013.
SOUL Garden Produce Sales—Come and buy fresh produce before or after church services. Our first week of sales on May 26 brought in $60 and on June 2, we had $102. All sales go to mission projects.
Volunteers Needed for Children’s Church School—During the 10:00 a.m. worship service this summer, the children will continue to go to Church School. We hope you will consider getting involved with our children for at least one Sunday to share your desire to love and serve the children and families at Cottonwood.
It is also our hope that this is a ministry where you feel at home, empowered to serve, and fully open to express the gifts God has given you in whatever way you wish. Make it as structured or unstructured as you like by having a talent, reading stories, supervising playground activities, games, singing, craft activities, playing together, laughing with them, etc. These are all wonderful ways to get to know the children. We need people who are willing to step up and give it a try, who like to make children smile, who are energetic, passionate, filled with love, and who feel the call to serve Cottonwood by serving our children and families. Thank you for your willingness to help!
A sign-up calendar is posted on the bulletin board next to the Church School Room #10 for dates available. Contact Pat Kristensen, 801-571-6530 or Merri Lee Zaba, 801-274-0087 for questions and/or information.
CPC is looking for Guitarists!—If you play the guitar and can read chord symbols, or know of someone (any age), who would like to volunteer to play guitar on some or all of the contemporary Christian hymns we are now singing, please contact the music director, Jim Grady, at 801-232-4449 or email@example.com.
Save the Date For Vacation Bible School!! –Join us for “Kingdom Rock—Where Kids Stand Strong For God”. Enter the epic adventure that empowers kids to stand strong. Here, God’s victorious power isn’t a fairytale!
Three evenings of God-filled fun, June 23rd - 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dinner will be served each night. We hope to see you there.
Father’s Day Brunch TODAY—PW invites you to attend the Father’s Day Brunch following the 10:00 a.m. service this morning. You will be treated to juice, an egg and ham casserole, a fresh fruit bowl, and a variety of breads and sweet rolls. Everyone is invited. A free will offering will be taken.
Bees Baseball Game—The Member Care Committee has purchased a block of 40 tickets behind home base to see the Bees vs. Fresno Grizzles on Tuesday, July 23. Fireworks are scheduled for after the game. Tickets are $13.00 per person. This is a great family and friend event, so please sign up in the Fellowship Hall as soon as possible to insure you get a seat.
Life At Cottonwood Photo Contest –There is now a mailbox in the office where you may leave printed or digital photos for our contest. Photos must be taken between April and August this year; must show “life at Cottonwood” –the people, property, and spirit of this place. Pictures may be submitted as a 4x6 print, a digital photo on a CD, or may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure the entry is identified with your name and contact information. Photos may be used on the Web Site, Facebook page, or on a bulletin board at church.
In Prayer and Study
Monday Night Bible Study—We meet at 7:00 p.m. in Room 5, and spend time immersed in the Biblical passage for the upcoming Sunday. Each week we listen for God’s voice to speak to us. Then we reflect on how God’s word is connecting to our daily lives. You are invited.
Prayer Group—We meet Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the Prayer Room.
Please join us. The 7:00 p.m. prayer group will not meet for a while.
Sunday Adult Study—Sunday School classes for adults are at 9:00 a.m. in Room 1 and the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to join either class.
Leadership In The Church—Wondering how you might provide leadership at Cottonwood? Have you wondered what the elders and deacons do? Have you struggled thinking about yourself as a leader? If you have ever asked a question like these then you might want to participate in the leadership class being led by Pastor Tom each Sunday through June. The class will meet at about 11:30 a.m. in Room 5. The class will last about an hour and fifteen minutes. In the class we will talk about spiritual leadership and how each of us can provide healthy leadership for our Cottonwood family. We will talk about the unique time we live in and how to lead through this time. We will talk about the leadership needs at Cottonwood. We will also talk about the roles of elders and deacons within the Presbyterian tradition. All are invited and welcome to participate
In Our Community
Food Donations—Please remember to bring canned food and drinks for the Crossroads Food Pantry. The carts are located in the hallway next to the gym. Crossroads Thrift Store also needs towels and blankets this month. The following items are needed in JUNE : Milk (not fresh), juice, sport drinks, anything BUT bottled water. The Thrift Store is in need of pots and pans. Remember when you travel to bring home items from the hotels you will not use—soap, shampoo, lotion, sewing kits, pen, paper, shower cap, coffee. The Outreach Committee thanks all of you for your continuous donations!