January 22, 2017
PER CAPITA FOR 2017 IS $37.00
CONGREGATIONAL RETREAT – Sunday, January 29 immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship. We will start with a soup lunch, then spend time reflecting on the topic of Spiritual Gifts. We hope you will join us for this important time of growing together in Christ for the world.
ANNUAL MEETING - The session has called the Annual Meeting of the Congregation to take place on Sunday, February 26th, immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service. During this meeting the Annual Report will be reviewed. Also the annual meeting of the corporation will take place.
SANCTUARY FLOWERS – Please sign up on the flower chart in the Fellowship Hall or contact the church office, if you would like to contribute flowers for Sunday worship services. Flowers may be given to the Glory of God or in memory and/or celebration of a loved one.
FAMILY PROMISE “HOUSES FOR CHANGE”
“Every Child Deserves a Home”
That is the valuable lesson the children learned during Church School with their “Houses for Change project”: You can have fun and help others support the cause for ending homelessness. Thanks to the congregation for adding your loose change, and supporting the children’s mission project this Christmas season. The kids were very successful in raising $126.98. The Mission Committee again supported the children’s mission with their kind and generous donation of $250. Our grace and charitable donation will help Family Promise continue its mission of providing transitional shelter and services to address homelessness in our community. In Christ, Discipleship Ministry Team
WORSHIP THEMES - Through January we will continue our journey through the Gospel of Luke. We will consider the one story in the Bible of Jesus’ childhood, then Jesus’ baptism, his genealogy, his temptation in the wilderness, and his attempt to minister in his home town of Nazareth.
ADULT SUNDAY MORNING CLASS - Through January there will be one Sunday Morning Class at 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The class will take a journey through the history of the Holy Land, based on the Abbott’s recent trip to Israel.
MONDAY NIGHT SMALL GROUP WITH HANNA BINGHAM - Come join Hanna at 7:00 p.m. in room 13 for an exploration of G.K. Chesterton's bookOrthodoxy. Chesterton masterfully and joyfully articulates the truth of the gospel in response to an ever-growing cynical culture of speed, noise, and conflict.
SENIOR ADULT FELLOWSHIP will meet Friday, January 27th at 12:00 noon, for a potluck lunch and guest speaker Dean Gushee will share his photos & adventures on the “Bears I Have Seen”.
Let the church office know if you plan to attend by Thursday, January 26th so that we will have enough tables and chairs set up. Suggestions for speakers/programs can be given to either Judy Saurer (801 943-0141) or Eddie Alter (801 268-2157). Those willing to help in setting up tables and chairs and/or providing table decorations should contact Colleen & Eddie Alter or Judy & Dick Saurer.
CHILDREN, YOUTH AND INTER-GENERATIONAL ACTIVITIES!
Moving into 2017, the Discipleship Ministry team will continue to ask for God’s direction as we try new ideas that will grow disciples of Jesus, among all ages. We hope to have some fun activities forinter-generational connectionsbetween kids, families and all adults of Cottonwood. It's our prayer that many adults will continue to reach out to kids, sharing God's abounding love with our younger generations. Mark your calendars for these upcoming activities.Everyone is invited!
- February 5, before and after worship: Souper Bowl of Caring. The kids will collect donations to be given to a charity they choose.
- February 26, after worship: Olympus Hills Bowling!Everyone is invited, not just kids and families. A great chance to hang out together, get to know each other and bowl a few games. We hope you'll come! More info to follow.
Church Women United is looking for nominations for the Human Rights Award. The nominee does not have to be a person in the public eye, but should be someone who expands the meaning of human rights so that we begin to care about the status of women worldwide. More information is available including the Nomination Form from Desta Aure email@example.com from Becky Bringard.
CHURCH WOMEN UNITED
A Multi-Faith Gathering of Christian Women
When: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: Afternoon – 12:30 p.m. Registration - $1.00
Where: Holladay United Church of Christ
2631 E. Murray Holladay Road
Keynote Speaker: TBA
Election and Installation of CWU Officers
Tea, Social & Fellowship
Community Outreach: Crossroads Urban Center
Please bring: Underwear for kids, diapers, shampoo, toothpaste, combs, adult & kids stocking caps, gloves, socks, cash donations.
MISSION AND OUTREACH
CROSSROADS URBAN CENTER – Foods needed for the month of January are Mac N’ Cheese and Ramen noodles. Please leave your donations in the grocery carts located in the main entrance hall.
CROSSROADS THRIFT STORE – Item for the month of January is warm jackets. Please leave your donations in the Crossroads box that is located by the gym.