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Adult Confirmation: We are excited that three adults and two youth have expressed an interest in a condensed version of the Confirmation Class and to learn more about the basics of our Christian Faith. Pastor Tom will be reaching out to those who have expressed interest to set a day and time to meet. You still can be a part of this time of spiritual formation and growth—just speak to Pastor Tom!

Building News: In the Church Conference we held on Mary 15, you gave final approval to proceed with our building project. “Praise God from whom all blessings flow!” The next milestone is to obtain final site plan approval from Fluvanna County. We are still hoping to receive this approval and begin construction by June 1. Please continue to pray for this project, and for all who will be touched by the ministry that we will be offer in this new building.

Barbeque: The UMM will have its semi-annual barbecue on Friday, June 1, from 5 to 7 pm at the picnic shelter (or in the fellowship hall if the weather is inclement). A barbecue plate (barbecue, bun, coleslaw, baked beans, and drink) is $8. Tickets are on sale from UMM members or you may buy your ticket that evening. We hope to see everybody there. Remember, all proceeds go to sending our youth to Camp Westview-on-the-James.

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.  "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you." (Isaiah 43:2)

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.  You can still register your child on a “space available” basis at
http://www.westviewonthejames.org/. Please give Walter Hussey a copy of your confirmation email so he can give you a check for your child’s scholarship. 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.

Congregational Care: A number of people have expressed interest in becoming part of a more structured ministry to provide Congregational Care to the people of Cunningham. Watch for news about an organizational meeting.

Yard Sale: The UMM, together with the members of the congregation, will have our annual Yard Sale on Saturday, June 9 from 8 am to 2 pm.  It is time to look through your garage or your attic as you do your own Spring cleaning and identify items that you think might sell in our church-wide yard sale.  Please, no clothes! The fellowship hall will be open from 5 - 7 pm, Monday, June 4 - Thursday, June 7 for you to drop off your items.  If you need for us to come and pick up items from you, please let us know.  We will get everything together on Friday to be ready for Saturday. We need volunteers who would help shoppers carry items to their cars, keep tables and displays organized, and volunteers who will help shoppers with sales all through the day.  If you need for us to come and pick up items from you or if you can help even for an hour or two, talk to Bill Alderman (589-8767) or David Eddy (589-2092). All proceeds go to sending our youth to Camp Westview-on-the-James.   

Partners in Ministry Update: as of May 13, 2018:

Source Amount Committed Contributions
34 Pledges $465,070.00 $433,836.17
Other Contributions $106,967.47 $106,967.47
Total $572,037.47 $540,803.64

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 Deut 16:9-12 118 Acts 4:18-21, 23-33 John 4:19-26
Mon Prov 3:11-20 1, 2, 3 1 John 3:18-4:6 Matt 11:1-6
Tues Prov 4:1-27 5, 6 1 John 4:7-21 Matt 11:7-15
Wed Prov 6:1-19 119:1-240 1 John 5:1-12 Matt 11:16-24
Th Prov 7:1-27 18:1-20 1 John 5:13-221 Matt 11:25-30
Fri Prov 8:1-21 16, 17 2 John 1-13 Matt 12:1-14
Sat Prov 8:22-36 104 Eph 3:14-21