Mark your calendar!!  August 17 is the next Luncheon sponsored by the Caring Committee.  As it is August and the State Fair is going on, we are planning a State Fair theme.  The meal will be at 11:30 and all are invited to come. If possible, please call the church office to RSVP by August 12.  Looking forward to the time of Fellowship and good food together!! Prayer Chain   Just a reminder, we all can all use prayers in for our lives or the lives of our loved ones.  Prayer is a powerful tool.  The church does have a prayer chain that is activated when someone calls the office with a prayer request.  We want you to know that these prayers are confidential and those of us on the chain will be praying for you, but not talking about you.  This also means that your prayer request will not be automatically announced in church during the prayer time unless you request it be. It you would like to be a part of this vital ministry, please contact Suzy in the church office, and she will add you to the prayer chain email list.  We recommend when you receive a prayer request you act upon it right away, as sometimes if we wait until “prayer” time (before meals, before going to bed, first thing in the morning) we may forget.

Do “You” have a giving heart, a desire to help, a free morning, afternoon, day or weekend?

   CUMC’s newly established Caring Committee is considering having a “Helping Hand Week” and wonder is we have members of the congregation that would be willing to lend a hand to those in our church family and community that need assistance. We are thinking of small, easy to complete tasks such as spring or fall lawn clean-up, painting, window washing, moving heavy items, minor handyman repairs etc. Before we go forward with this we want to make sure we have members in our congregation that would be willing to commit? If this is something you or your family would be interested in doing, please contact Lisa at vohoskal@gmail.com. Proverbs 11:25 states “Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”