August 30, 2015
CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Cottonwood will host a community-wide art show in November-December with the theme: Prophetic Visions of Peace and Justice. If you or artists you know may be interested, please visit our CPC web site (www.cottonwoodpres.org) to download instructions for entering. Only 2-D art that can hang on the wall will be accepted. Deadline for submitting digital images for entry isSept. 15th. Contact Sue Martin if you have questions(801-209-3062, firstname.lastname@example.org).
CONGREGATIONAL RETREAT WEEKEND:
There are still rooms available!!!
Register now for a wonderful weekend of refreshing our spirit, renewing our vision, and reviving our relationships. The weekend of September 18-20th we will have a congregational retreat at the Homestead Resort in Midway. Please call the resort to make reservations at 435-654-1102 or 800-327-7220. Rooms with 1 king size bed or 2 queen size beds are available. The retreat will end back at Cottonwood in worship, on Sunday, September, 20th.
PRAYER AND STUDY GROUPS
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: On September 6th and 13th the class will meet at 9:00 a.m. to ponder the scripture passages for the upcoming week of worship. The class will not meet on September 20th. The class will meet at 9:45 a.m. on September 27th. We invite you to join us for this wonderful time of investigation and learning from God’s Word.
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 LABYRINTH: Don’t forget to take advantage of the labyrinth as the fall begins and temperatures cool down. Take a few minutes, make your way to the church, and pray your way in and out of the Labyrinth. Let the Spirit of God fill you with peace and grace as you spend time in the garden.
RIGHT NOW MEDIA: There is a fantastic on-line library of resources for all ages. Are you looking for a way to grow in your faith, to investigate a theological topic, study scripture? If so, then check out this amazing resource. If you want to have access to this vast library of resources send Pastor Tom your e-mail address at email@example.com and he will send you the needed invitation to participate.
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP - Volunteers are needed to help serve Coffee Fellowship on Sundays after worship. Please sign up on the sheetin the Fellowship Hall. Or contact Dorothy Urbom at801-414-8896.
HEY MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL PEOPLE!! Be checking your messages for fun happenings coming up soon! Fall kick off pizza party, opportunities to plug in as leaders with some of the younger kids at church, fall camp, serving as worship leaders, working with those who have less materially, coffee dates, Young Life/Wylde Life... just to name a few --- all beginning soon!!! We will keep you posted!
PW NEEDLEWORK – will meet Wednesday, September 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in Room 1. Knitters are needed! Please come and join us. Yarn, needles and instructions are available.
VEGETABLE SALE –Fall is coming and the garden is bursting with vine-ripened tomatoes, corn, zucchini, spaghetti squash, kale and lots more. Plan your meals around the bounty of our garden and you’ll get the freshest of the fresh. Most produce is picked Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Talk about from garden to table! Remember all proceeds from the Sunday Veg Sale are donated to local food charities.
CROSSROADS URBAN CENTER food of the month for September is canned soup but all non-perishable foods and beverages are appreciated. Also, small hotel size shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc. are needed for hygiene kits that are given out.
CROSSROADS THRIFT STORE items of the month for September are Back-To-School clothes for kids.
SUNGLASS COLLECTION - The Mission Committee is collecting sunglasses for the Moran Eye Institute. The glasses are requested to be distributed on Native American Reservations during the Moran’s regular visits to them. The people on the reservations spend long hours in the sun but few can afford sunglasses resulting in damage to their eyes. This was a specific request from a recent speaker for the Senior’s lunch group. So if you have unused sunglasses, there is a collection box near the food collection carts.
LOVE IN A GLOVE BOX MISSION - Our mission project to assemble bags to give to our homeless brothers & sisters is well underway.
Thanks to your kind donations, we have reached our goal for 8 oz. water bottles;cracker items, plastic silverware, and zip lock bags. We are low on fruit (either canned or dried), mints, tooth brushes/tooth paste, Chap Stick (new item), single serving meats and peanut butter.
Our assembly date is September 13th. We hope to put together 300 bags! Thanks again for your generosity!