March 1, 2015
PER CAPITA FOR 2015 IS $38.61.
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY CLASS - Each Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. a group meets in room 1 to ponder the scripture passages for the upcoming week of worship. We invite you to join us for this wonderful time of investigation and learning from God’s Word.
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - Over the next few months this class will focus on seven spiritual practices that roughly correlate with the practices that we are working on as a whole church. The creative class materials engage both right and left brain and will stimulate lively discussions. Please join us Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
HOW TO TEACH SCRIPTURE TO KIDS - Join a special class taught by Pastor Tom on Sunday, March 8th from 12:30-2:00 p.m. A light lunch will be served and the nursery will be available. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
PRAYER GROUP meets 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.
LENTEN PRAYER GROUPS - We hope to begin some Lenten prayer groups. If you are interested in finding a prayer group, talk to Pastor Tom.
LENTEN DEVOTIONAL BOOKS - Please pick up a devotional book at the back of the Sanctuary or in the church office to help direct your personal devotion time through Lent.
BUILDING IN FAITH – GIVING IN JOY - We hope to have the loan for the building renewal paid off at the end of our three year campaign. We have a small gap to fill between the money pledged and the money used. Be on the lookout for a great opportunity to help us fill the gap. Thanks for all you have done to make the Building in Faith – Giving in Joy campaign so successful.
EASTER BRUNCH – Volunteers are needed to host the Easter Brunch this year. Please call Dorothy Urbom (801) 414-8896 if you can help.
PRESBYTERIAN CHOIR FESTIVAL will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 p.m.
TAIZE’ VESPERS will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church on Sunday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m.
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP - Volunteers are needed to help serve Coffee Fellowship on Sundays after worship. Please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Or contact Dorothy Urbom to volunteer at 801-414-8896.
WOMEN’S LUNCH BUNCH will meet Thursday, March 12th at 11:45 a.m. at Village Inn, located at 5941 So. State St. To reserve your place, call Virginia Hartsook by noon on Wednesday, March 11th at 801-274-0489.
CIRCLE 4 will meet Tuesday, March 17th at 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Jeff Silliman will be leading us through the Horizons Bible Study Guide - “Reconciling Paul.”
MEN’S LUNCH will meet Wednesday, March 18th, at 11:30 a.m. at La Cocina Mexican Restaurant, located at 6965 South 2300 East. Call the church office at 801- 278-4619 by10:30 a.m. on the day of the lunch to let us know if you are coming.
FAMILY BOWLING PARTY - Children’s Christian Ed is planning a Sunday afternoon bowling party at Big City Lanes in Midvale. Winter blaaz doesn’t have to get you down. Come out with your family and enjoy the fun as we bowl on March 15th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. A game is $3.00/Shoes $2.50. Snack bar and pub are open if you wish to have a snack while we bowl. Maybe even get a bit of competition going to add to the fun. Bowling lanes are busy and we do need to reserve lanes. If you are maybe thinking of joining us please let me know. No money commitment needed until that Sunday. Call Pat Kristensen if you would like to join us.
ANNUAL EASTER CELEBRATION AND EGG HUNT will be held on Saturday, April 4th at 10:00 a.m. A LOT of candy is needed to fill the 1500+ eggs that are put out each year for this popular community event. Volunteers are also needed. Look for the volunteer sign-up sheet during Sunday Fellowship. It will be another great celebration of our Savior's resurrection.
THE COTTONWOODS SKI TEAM - National Ability Center – Halti Ability Snow Challenge Park City Mountain Resort – March 28th - Conor Kristensen will again be fielding a team of skiers to race in the National Ability Center’s annual fundraiser, the Halti Ability Snow Challenge in Park City on March 28. Tom Barton, Karl Lincoln, Bruce Ratzlaff, and Mark Zaba will be racing with Conor again this year on the Cottonwoods Team. Conor will have a table set-up on Sundays, March 15th & 22nd with information about the NAC and to ask for donations. The Cottonwood congregation has been a big supporter for almost 20 years. Please see Conor for details.
MISSION ACTIVITIES - “No Fixed Address” is an exhibit currently at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City. It is highly recommended for anyone interested in learning about homelessness. Salt Lake City has gotten some national attention recently because of its innovative approach to addressing this chronic problem and common misconceptions about it. This original exhibit puts a face on the issue with some firsthand stories while teaching valuable lessons on how we can help. It also provides information on the braided resources that are available in the community (many of which get some of their support from our congregation). It is expected to run at least until May. The exhibit is located on the second floor of The Leonardo at 209 East 500 South (formerly the main SLC library). Doors open at 10:00am daily and General admission tickets cost $7 - $9 for access to this exhibit along with Leonardo’s Workshop, The Science Lab, Water: Made in Utah, Dynamic Performance of Nature and Pixel Playland (the Body Worlds exhibit costs extra). It is a great way to spend a few hours with your kids or grandkids, or as a prelude to a night out on the town. For additional information, visit www.theleonardo.org or call 801-531-9800.
CROSSROADS URBAN CENTER - Food of the month for March is juice in small containers but all non-perishable food and beverages are appreciated, especially food in snack-size containers and single-serve beverage items. Water in plastic bottles is always needed in addition to food and beverage items. Crossroads Thrift Store is in need of towels.