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Tree Seedling: Keep the legacy alive of our huge white oak that was cut down to make room for the new building. Plant a tree seedling from acorns collected and planted by the children of Parents' Night Out. Seedlings will be available after church this coming Sunday or you may contact Walter Hussey at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 703-967-1798.

Hand Chime Choir: will have rehearsals on Sundays at 5 pm. No experience required! If you would like to join us, contact Carol Frost: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 434-589-8423.

UMW Quilt Raffle: Please help us sell tickets for the quilt fund raiser. A beautiful queen size quilt has been completed. The drawing will be held at the Fall Bazaar on November 10 at 2 pm. Proceeds are for UMW missions. Please return all completed sold and unsold tickets and money collected to Margaret Alderman, Charlene Frazier, or Jan Butcher by 12 noon on the day of the drawing. If you have questions, please contact Jan Butcher (540-560-1955) or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Contemplative Thursday: As summer fades into autumn, we are reminded that “to everything there is a season.” In our Contemplative Thursday Service on October 18, we will observe the seasons in our lives as we listen together for the voice of the One who loves us always. Our service will begin at 7:00 pm. Please join us!

Habitat Work Day, Saturday November 3: We are scheduled to be painting the interior walls from 8:00 am to approximately 3:00 pm. Cunningham has promised 10-12 painters for the work day. Volunteering for the entire day is ideal, but if you would like to participate but can’t commit to the whole day, we will try to schedule people for segments of the day. Youth 14 and 15 can work on the site but may not use ladders. Insurance forms will be available and must be filled out before working. To save time you can download the waiver forms and bring them with you to the worksite: available on web, fluvannahabitat.org. Forms turned in by volunteers for our work day this past June are valid. Please email, text, or call Rich Kalchbrenner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 434-989-4176 with any questions or to sign-up. If possible, please let me know if you can participate by Sunday, October 14.

Parents’ Night Out--November: November's Parents' Night Out will be held in conjunction with our Cunningham Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day on Saturday November 3rd from 10 am – 2 pm. We are providing care for your children so that you may be able to participate in Cunningham mission work - volunteer at the Fluvanna Habitat House currently being built. Your children will have an opportunity for fun and games, lunch, and we will pack Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Please let Marie Hussey know by October 14th that you are planning to work at the Habitat House and will drop your children off at Cunningham for this special Parents' Night Out.

UMW Bazaar and Bake Sale: coming November 10, 2018, 8:00 am-2:00 pm: Preparations are underway for our bazaar and bake sale, including Grandma’s Attic! Please pull out your favorite recipes and plan to contribute to the effort. Do you have any handcrafted items to contribute? Check to see if you have any household goods to contribute to Grandma’s Attic. We will be serving breakfast and lunch that day too! If you would like to help us out as a worker at the bazaar, please contact Linda Merhar (434)207-3850 or Carol Eddy (434)589-2092. Questions about Grandma’s Attic, contact Judy Southworth (434)589-8860. Your help in any form will be greatly appreciated! Watch for more details coming soon! (NOTE: All proceeds from this effort go to support local and global missions.)

Ronald McDonald House: CUMC provides meals for families of children receiving medical treatment away from home. We meet here in the Church parking lot on Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 11:15 am. Questions? Contact Charleen Frazier at 434-589-8432. Thank you!

Partners in Ministry Update: as of October 7, 2018:

Source

Amount Committed

Contributions

34 Pledges

$465,070.00

$443,575.57

Other Contributions

$124,473.39

$124,473.39

Total

$589,543.39

$568,048.96

 

Preparing for the Christmas Pageant! Practices for the Christmas Pageant will be the following Sundays after church from 11ish to 12.  Currently the practice dates are: October 14th and 21st and November 4th, 11th, and 18th, December 2nd, and 9th. The pageant will be presented on December 16th. If you have not contacted Heidi Hull for your child to participate please contact her at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We are looking forward to a fun time planning and presenting the Christmas Pageant to you this year.

Adult Bible Studies: Did you ever wish you knew more about the Bible but you had trouble taking the time to really dig in? Did you ever wish you could find a small group of people who were searching—just like you? We currently have an Adult Sunday School Class that meets on Sundays at 11:00 am and a Bible Study Group that meets on Monday evenings for supper at 6:15 pm followed by a time of study and sharing at 7:00 pm. Our Monday night group is studying Paul’s letter to the Romans. If you can join us, please let Carol Frost know (phone: 571-213-4286; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Spending Time with the Bible: Center yourself for a moment, asking God to speak to you through the scriptures. Then read slowly. To give you a roadmap, we offer reading suggestions based upon the Daily Office contained in the Book of Common Prayer. You can also find these readings online at www.BibleGateway.com/reading-plans/bcp-daily-office/today. Don’t rush—it is more important that you take time to hear the voice of God than it is to finish all of the readings on any particular day. As you read, take note of words or phrases that draw your attention, and meditate on the meaning that those words or phrases hold for you. Here are the readings for this week:

Day

Old T.

Psalm

Epistle

Gospel

Sun

Micah 6:1-8

146, 147

1 Cor 4:9-16

Matt 15:21-28

Mon

Micah 7:1-7

1, 2, 3

Acts 26:1-23

Luke 8:26-39

Tues

Jonah 1:1-17

5, 6

Acts 26:24-27:8

Luke 8:40-56

Wed

Jonah 1:17-2:10

119:1-24

Acts 27:9-26

Luke 9:1-17

Th

Jonah 3:1-4:11

18:1-20

Acts 27:27-44

Luke 9:18-27

Fri

Ezra 1:1-11

16, 17

Acts 28:1-16

Luke 9:28-36

Sat

Ezra 3:1-13

20, 21:1-7

Acts 28:17-31

Luke 9:37-50