July 27, 2014
NOTE: Worship at 10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. in room 1 and Children’s Church School at 10:20 a.m.
Pastoral Support – Pastor Tom will return from study leave on Tuesday, August 5. While he is away, Pastor David Crockett will be available for pastoral support. Also, your Deacon is always available to assist you.
No Adult Church School scheduled for next Sunday, August 3. Class will resume again on Sunday, August 10.
. Pledge/Donation Statements for the second quarter are now available. If you want a copy of your statement please contact the church office. Statements can be mailed or emailed.
Director of Music Position Vacancy - Larry Kent, our Music Director, has announced that he and his wife Mary are leaving Cottonwood to join a church in Heber City, where they recently moved to, thus ending a brief but spiritual and fulfilling music program during the last six months. As a result, the Administration Committee is now seeking candidates interested in leading Cottonwood's music program into the future. It is a paid, part time position and would include directing the choir and leading the music program during worship. If you or someone you know has musical talent, skills, and the ability to meet our musical program needs in the future, please contact the church office.
Interested in Church Membership or Learning about Cottonwood or Presbyterianism? On Saturday, August 23, from 10:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. Pastor Tom, will lead a class in fellowship hall for anyone interested in joining Cottonwood, or simply learning more about the Christian Faith or the Presbyterian Tradition. Lunch will be provided. We hope you come and join us.
Attention Parents – Monday, August 18 begins a 7 week small group on the topic, Raising Teens in an Almost Christian World. The small group will provide a wonderful opportunity for parents of older elementary age children and older to discuss faith development in our kids and youth, and faith sharing with our kids and youth. The small group will take place on at Julie Speck’s home.
Vacation Bible School, 2014! Join us forthree evenings of Sprit-filled fun! Children will learn how to Do Justice, Cherish the Natural and Nurture People. Three evenings of God-filled fun for children ages 4 -12,August 11 – 13,from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner will be served each night.There is no charge. This is our mission for the families of our community. Invite your families, friends and neighbors, as all are welcome!
VBS Volunteers Needed - Volunteers are needed to help with decorations, food, skits, lessons, service projects and more. Sign up today during coffee fellowship in the Fellowship Hall.
Children in Mission “Faith without works is dead.”
The children at Cottonwood are learning through their mission work at the church and in the community to put service above self. Their summer mission project will be to support Family Promise as they did two years ago. They enjoyed filling back packs and the congregation provided wonderful support. The kids also had some recent hands on experience with the Family Promise program. Family Promise is an Interfaith Alliance which helps homeless families achieve lasting self-sufficiency. Thank you to the CPC Mission Committee for funding the cost of the back packs for the children. What can you do to help? We are reaching out to the congregation to purchase much needed school supplies to fill the back packs (items listed below). Look for our Cottonwood kids wearing back packs in the halls before service and during fellowship on Sunday July 20, 27 & August 3. Your generous contributions of school supplies will fill many packs and touch many lives. School supply wish list: notebooks, crayons, markers, glue, scissors, pencils, pens, pencil cases/pouches, erasers, rulers, binders, & folders.
The gardens are going full blast as you’ll see at the Sunday market. A wide range of vegies are available including collards, chard, kale, onions, zucchini, spaghetti squash, herbs, honey and more. Tomatoes are starting to turn color and should be available by the end of July. Remember that proceeds from the Sunday sales go to feeding the hungry in the valley.
Upcoming events: The next workday is Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. Marshall has a full range of projects for the workday, so come early and lend a hand. Chef Allen will serve lunch – bring a side dish to share!
Amanda Plusturik will give a vegetable cooking demonstration at 1:00 p.m. on August 9. Everyone is welcome to come and learn how to cook vegies in new and unusual recipes. She was great last year!
Volunteers are needed to help serve Coffee Fellowship on Sundays after worship. Please sign up on the sheetin the Fellowship Hall. Oryou cansign up on our website using this link: http://www.cottonwoodpres.org/coffeesignup.shtml
Or contact Dorothy Urbom to volunteer at801-414-8896.
In Our Community
Soup Kitchen – Volunteers are needed to help make sandwiches today during church. Sandwiches will be taken to the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, located at 200 South and 437 West, to be served at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 28. Please contact Jack Van Klaveren or Larry Simer if you are available to volunteer today and/or Monday.
Golden Celery Challenge – Last Week!! Food and milk is still being accepted for the food drive challenge for Crossroads Urban Center. We are attempting to collect as much food (by weight) as possible. THINK HEAVY and bring your donated food items...as we attempt to "Stuff the Cart"!! Put donated milk in the refrigerator in the big kitchen. The Mission Committee thanks you for your support.
East Murray Inter-Faith Alliance will be hosting a Community Family Fun Day on August 9 in the parking lot of the LDS Church located at 1160 East Vine Street from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There will be a climbing wall, train rides, dunk tank, bouncy house, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cotton candy, watermelon and a time of great family fun and fellowship.