September 28, 2014
Being the church is an astounding gift that takes energy, imagination, intelligence and love. God provides the gifts of worship, prayer and study to nurture us for the journey of faith in the midst of our hurting and broken world. Here are some of the opportunities that will help us be nurtured for the journey:
World Communion Wide Communion Sunday is next Sunday, October 5th. Don’t miss this opportunity to join around the Lord’s Table with all of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Personal Information Update Forms – The church is in the process of updating our congregational records. It would be greatly appreciated if each person would complete a form. Hard copies are available in the office or forms may be fill out on CPC website or click on the link that was emailed to you on last week. If you fill the form out online, please remember to click the submit button when form is completed. Any questions please contact the church office.
Raising Teens in an Almost Christian World meets Monday , September 29th at 7:00 p.m. We continue a study focusing on how parents can help their kids and youth nurture their own faith. This discussion will particularly be helpful to parents of elementary and teenage students, but this discussion will also be helpful to all of us as we live together as a family connecting with our young people, it will also be great for grandparents. We invite you to join us. We will be meeting at Julie Speck’s home at 7961 English Oaks Cove, Sandy, UT 84093
Sunday School - classes for children and youth meet Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The nursery is available Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Adult Class - Room 1 class continues to journey through John’s Gospel together. It would be a gift if you would come and join the discussion. The class will meet each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. All are invited and welcome.
Sue Martin’s Class is studying “Compassion as a Spiritual Discipline.” This fits nicely with one of the seven spiritual disciplines (Care) introduced at the spring congregational retreat. In coming months, the entire congregation will be invited to explore and deepen our understanding of all seven disciplines (Witness, Prayer, Care, Word, With-me, Give, Send.) This will get the class off to a good start! Class meets each Sunday at 9:45 a.m.
Art in the Sanctuary - One of the unique characteristics of John’s Gospel is the seven “I am” statements. Seven times through the Gospel Jesus says, “I am . . .” Sue Martin has organized the artists to create seven unique, beautiful renderings of the “I am” statements. If you haven’t seen them you will want to check them out. Thanks to our five artists who have added profoundly to our worship experience this year.
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.
The Nominating Committee - is looking for a few men and women who would be interested in learning about becoming a leader at CPC. If you want more information, please contact Becky at the church office or look for more information in the Courier. These positions will start June, 2015.
Book and Bake Sale - IT’S TIME!! You may bring your books to the church now for the Thrift Store Book Sale! Please put the books in the hall outside of the gym, near the big Mission box before the days of the sale. We are looking for books of general interest in good condition and children’s books are wanted as well as books on tape. The two sale days are October 26th and November 2nd after both services. On the 26th the UPW women will have the October (Halloween) bake sale so you can get your coffee and a delicious treat while looking at books. For questions please call Betty Hurlbut 801- 944-8675 or Kay Gushee 801-278-1370.
Presbyterian Women - On Saturday, Oct. 11th, Cottonwood PW is sponsoring a spectacular Louisiana Luncheon. The fun begins at 12:00 noon in the Fellowship Hall with a delicious meal of southern cooking inspired by Dian Kraus and Susan Seiler. The cost is $5.00. During this Fall event PW’s Thank Offering will be collected. Sign up today or next Sunday, Oct. 5th, during coffee hour, or contact
Carol Shutts, 801-274-1781 or Sherry Tyler, 801-944-3827.
Help Needed - Due to budget constraints the OLD blue stall partitions in the women’s beautifully remodeled bathroom have been reinstalled. !!Eyesore!! PW to the rescue, we hope. “We” have ordered and will pay for new partitions. But, we need your help. Donations for this project will be greatly appreciated. Please write your check to Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, memo: bathroom partitions.
Volunteers are needed to help serve Coffee Fellowship on Sundays after worship. Please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Or you can sign up on our website using this link: http://www.cottonwoodpres.org/coffeesignup.shtml
Or contact Dorothy Urbom to volunteer at 801-414-8896.
Sunday Fellowship - Every Sunday after worship, enjoy a few moments connecting with others. This is a great place to meet someone new, or get to know someone you have not known well. Take a risk, step out of your comfort zone and say “hello” to someone different this Sunday.
September in the Garden is always busy harvesting and planting fall crops. The Sunday sale table is full of fresh greens, beets, peppers, tomatoes and of course zucchini. Proceeds from all sales go to feeding the homeless in the valley. Sales for last week were $83.50, year to date sales are $1696.16.
In Our Community
Crossroads Urban Center food of the month is canned fruit and canned pasta, but all non-perishable food and beverages are appreciated.
Christmas Cantata - 2014 Gracias Choir’s Christmas Cantata will be held at Kingsbury Hall, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. Admission is absolutely FREE!!! Seating is first-come, first serve.