HUB School Kits for UMCOR Cornwall UMC, in partnership with our local Mission HUB, are having a school supplies collection for the entire month of August. There are children all over the world who go to school with none or a very minimum of the tools they need to learn to read and write. Your generosity in providing the tools they need to learn is greatly appreciated. While you are shopping for back to school items for your children/grandchildren, get them involved in picking out items for these less fortunate children. It’s a good way to get our children involved in missions. Note: Staples, K-Mart, WalMart , etc. have great sales on these items in August. Items needed are as follows: 1 - pair blunt scissors - rounded tip only, no plastic scissors please 3 - pads of paper - spiral or top bound pads, all the same or a combination (150 sheets of loose leaf can be substituted for 1 pad) 1 - hand held pencil sharpener - must be at least one inch long 1 - 30 centimeter ruler, hard or flexible 6 - unsharpened pencils 1 - 2 1⁄2 inch eraser 1 - 24 count box of crayons, only 24 count boxes please
(Donate one item, multiples of one or more items, or a complete kit.)
NOTICE: No advertisements, religious, patriotic, camouflage or military symbols can appear on any of the items. Cartoon characters are acceptable. Look for the collection basket in the foyer near the elevator every Sunday in August. Monetary donations are also accepted to purchase items. Place money or check (made out to Cornwall UMC) in a sealed envelope and drop it into the basket provided or give it to Patti Pasquale or Sue Brimmer.
Sunday August 19th. Blessing Of The Backpacks Bring your backpacks to church with you! Youth included! Heading off to college? Bring your laptop case. All students..and teachers need a blessing! We will be blessing the students, teachers and their backpacks before the children's sermon.
Saturday, August 25th -Prayer Walk for School Safety Our prayer walk around Cornwall Elementary School. Churches within our community cover other schools in prayeron this day. It is a joint, corporate day of prayer for God’s protection over our schools, all staff and our children who attend them.In preparation for this day, we can individually pray and then on August 25th, come together as one, putting our feet to our prayersunder the power of the Holy Spirit as we walk and pray.Please join in this walk of protection for our schools. God hears and honors the prayers of His children. All agesare needed in this walk!A sign-up sheet is available in the foyer. Meeting time is 9:45 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall.Transportation is provided as needed.Any questions see members of the prayer team, Karen Trovinger, Cathy Cox, Jessica Kishbaugh, Louise Hostetter or Pat Yorty
Opportunities to serve
Pruning & Weeding We are still looking for volunteers to prune the bushes in the courtyard and weed around the church.There is still a pile of mulch in the rear of the church that can be used along the back of the original and new buildings. If anyone has expertise in tree pruning, the tree in between the garage and Memorial Garden needs to be cut back. If you are willing to work on that and have questions, please call Ryan Fretz for instructions. Take a look at the renovated courtyard. Once again, Ryan Fretz came up with a plan to renovate the pavers, bridges, and waterfall. The old water feature had failed a number of years ago and the bridges were too steep, especially when wet or covered with algae. Please let Ryan know how much we appreciate his work.
Together In Praise You are needed! Extra people are needed to help with the sound board and the screen projection for the Together In Praise Service. Training will be provided. Also need people to join our praise team singing or playing an instrument. Need not sing/play every week. Contact Tina Hallman (717-979-0214) for more information.
Coffee set up for the Link Are you looking to serve at the church, but not quite sure what you would like to do? How about signing the list to help set up the coffee in the Link on a Sunday morning. At this time we have five faithful servers, but we are looking to add to this group. We usually sign up for a month at a time (someone is always willing to change for a week or two, if needed). You can set up the coffee the night before and finish up with the cookies, cold drinks and pretzels on Sunday morning, if you like. Or you can come in early on Sunday morning. This takes about 25 to 30 minutes. Please consider joining our group. You can contact Judy Heath, Pauline Habegger, or Jean Bonneville with any questions. We would like to set the calendar for the year by the end of this December. Thanks Jean Bonneville 717-272-8263 – home number Jlb001@comcast.net - email 717-507-6023 – text or cell phone.
Miscellaneous Ongoing Activities At CUMC
Communication Challenges We are always seeking to update the contact information of all those who are a part of our church family. If you use email, please do us a favor and send an email to the church office at email@example.com if you email changes. Please include your name, address, and phone number in this email.
Altar Flower Chart If you would like to sponsor the altar flowers, sign up on the Sunday you would like and the secretary will contact you close to your date to get your information. The flower chart is in the 1st floor link and the cost is $28.
LCCM Noon Meals Sign up A signup poster is located on the wall above the grocery cart in the link. Please add your name to one or more of the dates listed. Call Sue Brimmer 717-273-6224 if you have any questions or just want to know how it all works
The second Sunday of each month is Noisy Offering for Camp Sunday. Kid's choir will sing and then pass around cans to dump your change. All monies will go towards camp. Last year we collected enough to help send one kid to camp who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend. Go to the bank and get a roll of nickles, dimes or quarters. We want to make lots of noise in those cans!
Cornwall UMC 717-272-0148
P.O. Box 687 Alden St. Cornwall, PA 17016
For GPS locater enter 50 Freeman Dr. Lebanon, PA
Office Hours For Our Church Secretary Mon-Thurs. 9AM to Noon Voice Mail Avail 24 Hours