Friday, July 13, 2012

What's Happening at Cove Presbyterian Church?


The announcements are they appear in Sunday's bulletin are below:
DON’T FORGET SUNDAY SCHOOL  . . .
we meet every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m.  Think about trying out one of our classes. We have a variety of classes to choose from to fit your needs.
OUR CHILDREN PRACTICE HANDBELLS . . .
every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the old Youth Room.
HAMILL SCHOLARSHIP . . .
DeJae Jewell, daughter of Shannon Jewell, is the recipient of this year’s scholarship. DeJae is a 2012 graduate of Weir High School. She plans to attend The Franciscan University in Steubenville. Ohio.
THE BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY . . .
will not meet this week.
SILENT AUCTION . . .
sponsored by the Deacons will be held during the annual church picnic, Sunday July 29th.  If you have an item or two you would like to donate, there is a box located in the hallway downstairs in which they can be placed.  Donations will be accepted thru July 22nd.
REMINDER  - SUNDAY, JULY 29TH . . .
is the Annual Church Picnic at Marland Heights Park Shelter 2. The day will begin with our  11:00 a.m. morning worship service being held at the park. After the service there will be games for the children, and wonderful fellowship to be enjoyed by all. We’re working with a Luau Theme, so we’ll serve roast pork, hot dogs & burgers. Drinks will be supplied by Session, and there’ll be Silent Auction Baskets provided by the Deacons. You are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert and your table setting.  If you have any questions, call Karen Mason 304-479-3711 or kmason261@gmail.com.
ROCKY POINT LIGHTHOUSE . . .
Cove’s Weekend Vacation Bible School, where Kids Shine God’s Light is scheduled for August 10 thru August 12.  Friday, August 10  and Saturday, August 11it will be held  from  12:30 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. and Sunday August 12 the children are asked to arrive at 10:30 a.m. to participate in a Sunday Celebration during the morning worship.  To register your child call the church office at 304-748-5980 or contact Jessica Shuble.  If you are able to volunteer to help with this endeavor contact Jessica Shuble at jmshuble@live.com.
ENERGY EXPRESS . . .
needs volunteers. This summer program which includes reading, writing and art for children, is located at Weir Middle School. It is one of 790 sites in West Virginia. In addition to teaching the children, they also offer 2 free meals- breakfast and lunch. If you could volunteer a little of your time, even students who need service hours, to help with the meals or read to the children call 304- 748-6080 ext 124 and speak with Sherri or Francesca to see how you can assist the children. The program will run  Monday thru Friday from 9:00a.m. till 1:00p.m. until Friday, July 27th.
$ 229.82. . .
is the amount of money that Cove  received from the Kroger Community Rewards Program for the period of February thru April 2012.  A Special Thank You to everyone who participates in the program! If you are not registered to be a participant we encourage you to do so, it costs you nothing but a few minutes to register, while raising money for your church!  If you are registered the bottom of your receipt will read- You requested Kroger to donate to COVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
SUMMER CAMPS. . .
 brochures for both Camp Presmont and Beaver Creek Camp are available in the office. There is a camp for almost all age groups starting with those who have completed Kindergarten. Beaver Creek is offering Bring a Friend for Free if you have attended camp before and your friend is a first time camper.  Scholarships are available to individuals wishing to attend camp. Contact the church office for further information.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES . . .
are being collected by the Presbyterian Women to be sent to Laughlin Chapel as one of their yearly mission projects. These items may include: pencils ,pens,  erasers, crayons, notebooks, paper, glue, scissors, and scotch tape.  You may even find a good buy on backpacks.  This is a project for all women of the church. A container will  be found in the hallway by the office for your contribution. Donations will be accepted thru Sunday, July 22nd.
DEACONS, . . .
an Usher List has been posted on the wall by the board mailboxes, if you are able to sign up for a Sunday please do so as there are still a few open dates in July and August.
SUMMER SCHEDULE . . .
remember during the summer months  most evening activities at the church have suspended. If you need access to the church after office hours, please call the church to make arrangements for someone to be available to let you in. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
BOARD MEMBERS . . .
remember to check and empty your mailboxes periodically. Meeting minutes and other items of importance are  put into the boxes for your reference.
BULLETIN DEADLINE . . .
if you wish to have an article published in the weekly bulletin, please have the article into the church office by Wednesday at noon. Thank you for your cooperation.
DO YOU HAVE A NEW ADDRESS,. . .
new phone number or new e-mail ? Please contact the church office so we can update our records. We like to keep everyone informed of our events.  If you don’t receive mailings from us,  we may not have your current/correct information.

   
REMINDER, PLEASE COVER  . . .
the top of the church’s tables before they are used for any activity. They will stain and are hard to clean, this can be avoided with a little cooperation.
GREETERS NEEDED . . .
if you would like to serve as a greeter before a Sunday morning worship service, please contact Bonnie Nichols at 304-723-5134.
WE ARE BLOGGING!
We now have six blogs that you can check out for information and on which you can leave comments. They're listed below:
• The Cove Community (www.thecovecommunity.blogspot.com) - This is for the whole church. I'll post sermons and announcements. I also invite y'all to send in material that you'd like to share with other members of the congregation. And please feel free to comment on anything you might read.
• Cove Kids (www.covekids.blogspot.com) - This is tailored for the preteen young people in our church. Again I'll post announcements. You're also invited to send in any writings, photographs and art work you'd like to post. And they don't have to all deal with the church. We also post artwork from Jesus Time.
• Glue (www.cove-glue.blogspot.com) - Our teens are running their own blog site; therefore, I have no idea what will be posted.
• Bible Talk (www.cove-bibletalk.blogspot.com) - We've established this blog to give pastors and lay people the chance to discuss Scripture. The weekly passages are from the Common Lectionary, and we're posting the pastor’s translation of the  Greek text. We want you to read any or all of the passages and to leave any comment or ask any question that you feel is appropriate. Please include any research you've done. As we share our ideas and insights, we hope that we'll all come to a better and deeper understanding of the Bible. Each passage is linked to a website that offers some informative information.
• Let’s Talk About It (www.cove-talk.blogspot.com) - Through this site, we hope to encourage a conversation on a variety of topics. Since this blog is sponsored by a church, we expect most of the issues to involve the Christian faith. Still we don't want to limit ourselves or you. If you have a topic that you'd like us to discuss, include it as a comment to a previous issue. Please phrase it as a question and offer a summary of at least two positions. We'll add a new item to discuss every three weeks. We hope this challenges you to apply your faith to issues that are important to you.
• The Bible in a Year (www.cove-bibleinayear.blogspot.com) - Each day, we'll post passages so that you can read the Bible in one year.  
IT IS OFTEN DIFFICULT TO HEAR PRAYER REQUESTS . . .
on Sunday mornings. If you would like to have someone added to the prayer chain please drop a short note into the collection plate with their name and any other information you would like to share.  You may also call the church office or e-mail the church with the information. 
IF YOU LEAVE AN ITEM AT  CHURCH . . .
for someone or for a specific function, please take a moment to write the information on the item.  If there is no name on the item we will assume it is for the church in general.
IN THE HOSPITAL? HOMEBOUND? RECENT ILLNESS?. . .
if you are unable to attend services and would like to arrange for a visit from 
Rev. Ed Rudiger please contact the church office. Also if you would like to receive copies of the Sunday Bulletin contact the church office.  
WE CAN ALWAYS DO A BETTER JOB MINISTERING . . .
to the needs within this congregation, community and world. Please feel free to offer any suggestions as comments.
LOOSE CHANGE OFFERING . . .
Session approved the Deacons collecting a “Loose Change Offering” that will be used to assist the Deacons with their utility assistance outreach program for Weirton residents or Cove Church members. We hope church members can help with the assistance program by donating some of their spare change. A container is placed in the Narthex each Sunday morning before church. The Deacons thank you for your continuing support of their projects.
VASES OF FLOWERS. . .
can be purchased for a service. The cost is  $16.00 a vase.  Silk flowers or live plants can be purchased for an additional cost. The  flower calendar is located on the far wall in the church narthex or you can telephone the church office to place your order. After the service, the flowers will be placed in a plastic vase for you to take with you. 
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS. . .
newsletters from old friends  or articles about or by members of Cove Church,  check out the  bulletin board located in the hallway by the church offices.  Past event pictures are also on display in that area.
WE’RE UPDATING OUR PRAYER AND DEVOTION LINE . . .
about four times a week. If you would like to call and hear a devotional, please call 304-748-7900.
ONGOING MISSION PROJECTS . . .
• Campbell’s Labels are being collected by the Presbyterian Women for the Weirton Christian Center.  The labels including the bar code or just the bar code can be dropped off in the container located in the main  hallway downstairs.
• Greeting Cards are being collected. Please drop off your Greeting Cards or just the front of the card in the box located in the main hallway downstairs. The cards are being sent to St. Jude’s  Ranch to be remade into cards to be sold in their gift shop.  Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting Cards can not be accepted as they are trade marked.
• Can Tabs are being collected for the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown, West Virginia. Deposit your tabs in the container locate in the main hallway downstairs.
 We thank you for your participation and support of our mission endeavors. 

No comments: