Events and What's Happening at CUMC
WINTER NIGHTS, APRIL 8 - APRIL 22
WINTER NIGHTS NEEDS YOU!
Our week of Winter Nights, April 15 - April 22, will soon be here and there are still lots of blank spots on the signup sheet, especially on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Help with meal preparation for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is needed on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. We also need volunteers throughout both those days and evenings just to be present.
During the week there are also openings for coordinators to greet the families, and answer questions, breakfast setup and cleanup if you like to get up early, two people to do laundry on the last day, and a few more people to sleep over would be nice. In order for our Winter Nights week to go smoothly and not overwork anyone, these jobs need to be filled.
all Delores Loague (925-672-6870) to sign up or for more information.
To donate money, simply mark your gift "CUMC" with the notation "Winter Nights" and place in the offering plate. If you are good at crafts or storytelling, please call Delores Loague as it would be good to have some activities for the kids.
CUMC's goal is to make sure these families are safe and well cared for. We can do that if everyone helps.
OUR RUMMAGE SALE IS ON MAY 16, 17, & 18th
It’s time to start gathering up those items that you no longer need and put them in boxes.
PROJECT LINUS MISSION
FIRST—Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and Afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers”.
Thanks to those at CUMC who have already purchased and donated JoAnn’s Fabric gift cards and saved coupons so we can make the best use of our donated funds; we have already bought 1 ½-2 yard pieces of fleece to prepare for the up-coming Project Linus blanket drive.
You can help by donating NEW fleece (in 1 ½ to 2 yard pieces), JoAnn gift cards for any amount OR money for fleece (please write checks to CUMC with “Project Linus” on the memo line)
Call Mary Spryer, 925-876-3520 if you’d like more information about Project Linus OR email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org, please write PROJECT LINUS in the subject line.
Get Ready for CUMC’s Project Linus—Coming in June ‘13
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY RETURNS TO CUMC !!!!!!!!
After an overwhelming successful debut last fall where 38 members and non-members of CUMC participated in the nine week course designed to develop the necessary skills and habits that lead to achieving financial peace and prosperity.
The course runs for approximately two hours per session, with the first hour devoted to watching a training video and the second hour devoted to group discussions. One class highlight is the session where the participants get to cut up no longer necessary credit cards!
In the coming weeks you will be hearing several testimonials from members of our congregation describing how the program has changed their financial lives.
To sign up now, just call Bill Maguire (925.256.4272) or email Bill.
May 4, 2013 – One day only!
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORK DAYS
Habitat is starting new housing projects in Walnut Creek and has designated Saturday May 4th and May 18th as All Faiths Build days when congregations are invited to sign up and work.
We would like to bring a CUMC group of at least 5 people. If you are interested and available for either date, please let me know.
No construction skill is required just a willing attitude. All tools and materials are provided. The typical day is 8am - 4pm and lunch will be provided. We need to sign up early since slots fill up fast.
If you are available on a weekday, Habitat would love to have your participation whenever you are available.