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Adult Confirmation: You may have heard about our Youth Confirmation Class and wished that you could take some time to learn more about the basics of our Christian Faith. We are hoping to offer a Confirmation Class that has been tailored to the needs and experiences of adults. We will determine the day and time based on the availability of those who would like to attend. Interested? Please speak with Pastor Tom.

The Thomas Dillinger Scholarship Applications: These applications are in the narthex if you have a child graduating from high school and going on to higher education please take one. They are due back on Tuesday May 1. For more information contact David Eddy at 434-589-2092.

VBS Announcement: Cunningham United Methodist Church invites all children to get ready to experience the ride of a lifetime with God at Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School. The fun begins 06/25/2018 and ends 06/29/2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Cunningham United Methodist Church. To be a part of all the excitement at Rolling River VBS, email Carla Lee at
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the church’s website to register at rrr.cokesburyvbs.com/Cunningham.  Are you interested in volunteering?  We'll have a kick-off meeting at 9:00 on April 21st to have a look at the theme for this year and get started planning! "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you." (Isaiah 43:2)

Contemplative Thursday: Easter is not a day; it is a season of fifty days leading up to Pentecost. As we continue to celebrate the Resurrection, we invite you to experience the joy of contemplative prayer. In our Contemplative Thursday Service on April 19, we will listen together for the voice of the Risen One who loves us and calls us by name. Our service will begin at 7:00 pm.

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, April 20, 2018 @ 11:15 am. Questions? Contact Joyce Black at 434-589-8608. Thank you!

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.

Partners in Ministry Update: as of April 8, 2018:

Source Amount Committed Contributions
34 Pledges $465,070.00 $431,311.17
Other Contributions $106,767.47 $106,767.47
Total $571,837.47 $538,078.64

Thank you for your faithfulness!

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 Ex 18:1-12 148, 149, 150 1 John 2:7-17 Mark 16:9-20
Mon Ex 18:13-27 25 1 Pet 5:1-14 Matt 3:1-6
Tues Ex 19:1-16 26, 28 Col 1:1-14 Matt 3:7-12
Wed Ex 19:16-25 38 Col 1:15-23 Matt 3:13-17
Th Ex 20:1-21 37:1-18 Col 1:24-2:7 Matt 4:1-11
Fri Ex 24:1-18 105:1-22 Col 2:8-23 Matt 4:12-17
Sat Ex 25:1-22 30, 32 Col 3:1-17 Matt 4:18-25