Happenings

 

Dear Friends:

This Sunday our church will be filled by over 80 youth and adults here to serve our Jonesboro community! I am so excited for the work God does at Ozark Mission Project, the work God does through service! Please be in prayer for our volunteers, our college staff, as well as the youth and adults who will be in service, that God may work through all their varied gifts to impact the lives of one another and our neighbors.

This is a powerful thing, this call to something greater than ourselves. Especially when it seems as if what we are told by culture is that life isn’t complete unless we are the best at sports or dance or music, unless we amass the best house and the best car and the best technology and the best clothes, unless we achieve fame and fortune. Our world seems busier every day as we strive for this vision of what it seems the world tells us our lives must be.

But the lesson we learn from scripture (and from our Faithflix movie this week Mr. Holland’s Opus) is that what is most important, most meaningful in our lives, is not the grand sweeping fame and fortune but the impact we have on the lives of others. I invite you to join us Sunday at 9 or 11 as we take a look at Romans 12:1-2 and explore “The Symphony of Life” through Mr. Holland’s Opus.

In Christ,
Pastor Kathleen

COMING EVENTS
June 23 – 27 Ozark Mission Project (Junior High Camp)
July 3 — Movie Night:  The Lion King (6 pm)
July 10 — Movie Night:  The Greatest Showman (6 pm)
July 17 — Movie Night:  Moana (6 pm)
July 24 — Movie Night:  Miracle on 34th Street (6 pm)

LEADERSHIP MEETINGS —
The Lay Leadership/Nominations Committee and Pastor Kathleen have been looking at our structure of leadership here at the church and want to hear your thoughts!  Pastor Kathleen will be leading meetings on the following dates at the church to discuss leadership structure and possible ideas for new leadership development and answer your questions.

You can sign up for one of the following dates by contacting the church office:

Sunday July 7, 2pm
Monday July 8, 10:30am, 6:30pm
Sunday July 14, 2pm
Monday, July 15, 10:30am
Thursday July 18, 6:30pm

PASSMORE SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM — The Summer Feeding Program at Fisher Street began the first week of June. Cornerstone will serve on Fridays until August 2. If you would like to volunteer to serve, please contact Sandy York or Margarett Gatlin. We also will collect containers of lemonade and Kool-Aid or monetary donations to help support this feeding program.

SEWING MINISTRY —  The Sewing Ministry will be working on pillowcases and dolls on Friday, June 28, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. You DO NOT have to be able to sew to help with their projects. See Jan Magee for more details.

FAITHFLIX SUMMER MOVIES — This coming week (June 26) will be our break week from the Summer Movie nights due to Ozark Mission Project Camps. Our Summer Movie nights in the Cloud Room are on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. The following week, will learn about themes from the movies in worship on Sunday! We have a weekly themed concession stand (with fresh popcorn) and good time for all!

July 3 – The Lion King
July 10 – The Greatest Showman
July 17 – Moana
July 24 – Miracle on 34th Street

OZARK MISSION PROJECT VOLUNTEERS — Would you like to be a part of transforming lives of youth and our community this summer? Be a part of Ozark Mission Project at Cornerstone June 23-27. We are looking for folks to help in the kitchen in the mornings and/or evenings to serve meals and for shower houses where a small group of youth and adults could shower Monday through Wednesday!

UMW COOKBOOKS —  The UMW Cookbooks are in! Cookbooks are available at the back of the Sanctuary for $15. All proceeds from the sales will be used for CUMC Missions.

HELPING NEIGHBORS FOOD PANTRY — You may contribute food to Helping Neighbors by placing groceries in the cart at the back of the sanctuary. Items needed 6/30 for the Food Pantry: Tea, pre-sweetened Kool- Aid, sugar, cornmeal.

MUSIC MINISTRIES —  All are welcome to play or sing. If you are interested, contact one of our music folks today. Ethel May Beall is our Accompanist (ebrook50@hotmail.com). Our Music Director is Laura Syc (music@cornerstoneumc.net).

 

WEATHER — In case we have inclement weather, always check your e- mail, Facebook, TV, etc. for lists of closings. Pastor Kathleen will make the announcements any time she feels that traveling would be too dangerous for us to attend scheduled events, church services, etc