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FCSS: Food will be picked up by Craig Conboy Sunday. Please help by collecting cans, jars, cereal, peanut butter, vegetables and other basic healthy items. Please give generously to help the hungry of Fluvanna County.

UMCOR Sunday:
When disaster strikes around the globe and we watch the drama unfold on our living room televisions, we feel entirely helpless. Since 1940, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has responded to those in desperate need. Your generous giving to One Great Hour of Sharing allows UMCOR to act as the arms and legs of Christ’s church, moving toward the most vulnerable in their darkest days.. Please give to UMCOR this Sunday.

Ready to Take Another Step in Your Faith Journey? Cunningham will be receiving new members into our community of faith on Sunday, April 8. Do you have questions about membership? Do you think God might be nudging you to take this next step? Please speak with Pastor Tom!

Building for Our Future: On Tuesday, March 6, the Charlottesville District Board of Church Location and Building approved the proposed construction and financing of our multi-purpose building and kitchen. This represents a major step forward in bringing our dream to reality. Thanks to Richard Payne, Mark Liles and Todd Marshall for their help in the presentation to the Charlottesville District.

Partners in Ministry Update: as of March 4, 2018:

Source Amount Committed Contributions
34 Pledges $465,070.00 $423,677.07
Other Contributions $105,183.77 $105,183.77
Total $570,253.77 $528,860.84

Thank you for your faithfulness!

Contemplative Thursday: During the Season of Lent, we often adopt a discipline to help us prepare for Easter. Sometimes, this discipline can take the form of giving up something. This year, why not take up something—the discipline of prayer? In our Contemplative Thursday Service on March 15, we will listen together for the voice of the One who loves us. Our service will begin at 7:00 pm. Please join us!

Rolling River VBS: coming this summer! It's not too early to be thinking about VBS! First thing we need to do is figure out the dates. It would be a huge help to know when we will have volunteers and kids to attend. Please fill out this Doodle poll to help us know which week is best this summer!


Summer Camp at Westview: Each year the Cunningham United Methodist Men, with support from the UMW and our Congregation, offer scholarships of up to $350 for each CUMC child who will be attending a Summer Camp at Westview.  Register your child at http://www.westviewonthejames.org/ (deadline May 1 but register early to get your choice) and provide Walter Hussey a copy of your confirmation email so he can give you a check for you to send to Westview. Questions? Please email or call Walter Hussey at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 703-967-1798.

Ronald McDonald House: CUMC provides meals for families of children receiving medical treatment away from home. We need ONE dish from one of the four categories: Meat, 2 Sides, and Dessert. Please sign up if you can supply a dish (for approx. 18 people) and meet here in the Church parking lot on Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 11:15 am. Questions? Contact Cindy Garrett at 434-284-1645. Thank you!

March UMW Program: Cunningham UMW invites all ladies to our March 20 program, “How Do We Respond To God’s Invitation?” given by Daphne Sandridge, Charlottesville District UM Youth Advisor and Past President, Charlottesville District UMW.  Most of us have received invitations asking for a RSVP; God invites us to be with Him for eternity. Have you responded? Please join us at 10 AM for fellowship, presentation and small group discussion as we discuss how we have responded to His invitation!  Please bring your bibles.  Please RSVP by March 16 to Charleene Frazier,
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone: 434-589-8432.

Kids Club: This month's event will be at the MUSE Paint Bar in Charlottesville located near the Stonefield movie theatre. (
2050 Bond Street #110). March 24th @ 12:00-2:15pm; cost is $25/person (you must arrive between 11:30-11:45am).  They have food/drink to purchase if interested. To save on cost, each person needs to sign up individually via the internet to reserve your spot(s). Contact Jennifer Wilkerson if you have any questions: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 580-2832.

Monday Night Bible Study: Our Monday Night Bible Study group continues to meet for Fellowship Suppers and Bible Study. This group is open to everyone. Supper begins at 6:15 pm; Bible Study begins at 7 pm. Please let Carol Frost know if you can attend: (434-589-8423 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Join us as we continue our study of the Gospel according to John.

Lent--Preparing for Resurrection:  During this year’s Season of Lent Cunningham will be worshipping and fellowshipping with our friends at Grace & Glory Lutheran Church, New Bethel UMC, Palmyra UMC, Salem UMC, Seays Chapel UMC, and Wesley Chapel UMC.  Our theme this year will be “Psalms for Lent.”

March 14 6:00 pm Soup and Study at Palmyra UMC (Cunningham to provide soup)
March 21 6:00 pm Soup and Study at Grace & Glory Lutheran Church
March 29 7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Service at Salem UMC
March 30 7:00 pm Good Friday Service at Palmyra UMC

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 Gen 48:8-22 66, 67 Rom 8:11-25 John 6:27-40
Mon Gen 49:1-28 89:1-18 1 Cor 10:14-11:1 Mark 7:24-37
Tues Gen 49:29-50:14 97, 99 1 Cor 11:17-34 Mark 8:1-10
Wed Gen 50:15-26 101, 109:1-4, 20-30 1 Cor 12:1-11 Mark 8:11-26
Th Ex 1:6-22 69:1-23, 31-38 1 Cor 12:12-26 Mark 8:27-9:1
Fri Ex 2:1-22 95, 102 1 Cor 12:27-13:3 Mark 9:2-13
Sat Ex 2:23-3:15 107:33-43, 108:1-6 1 Cor 13:1-13 Mark 9:14-29