Show compassion to those in need during this season of Lent by joining the Church and Community Ministry Team in our Annual Easter Basket Collection. Donations collected provide food baskets for our neighbors who are struggling to avoid hunger and have limited access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Our goal is to provide assistance for 100 families facing food insecurity. Both monetary and food donations will be collected for baskets which will be distributed through the Al Beech Food Pantry, which is based at Church of Christ Uniting.
Supplies such as canned corn, green beans, sweet potatoes, scalloped potatoes, and soup as well as Easter candy for the children will be collected. Monetary contributions will be used to provide gift certificates to families for the purchase of perishable food items. In addition, this year we are also collecting gently used clothing and children’s toys, which will be offered as part of the Easter Distribution.
Members of the Church and Community Ministry Team will be in the narthex prior to Sunday service and outside Fellowship Hall after service on March 12, 19, 26, and April 2 to accept donations. Checks made payable to COCU and noting “Easter Baskets” also may be mailed to the church office.
Every year, our COCU family opens their hearts to those dealing with challenges in providing for their families. The Church and Community Ministry Team thanks you for your support and generosity as we follow the example, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”
Thank you for the great response to the Worship Team’s Special Project for World Hunger Day, Sunday, October 16th. Over fifty bags of food were donated to restock the shelves at the West Side Food Pantry housed at COCU. These donations will help people in our community.
The Wednesday Morning Circle of Women’s Fellowship will meet on Wednesday, June 8, at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at Something Special, 23 West Walnut Street, Kingston. All women are welcome!
Please call Beth Bradley Gleim at 570.288.5683 if you are planning to attend.
THE 67TH INTERFAITH PROGRAM AND TEA will be held on Tuesday, May 10, at Temple B’nai B’rith, Kingston. Howard Grossman will speak on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. All women are welcome.
Sunday, June 5, will be Education Sunday. We will be honoring the 2016 high school and college graduates during the worship service. If your child or grandchild is graduating from high school or college this year, please contact the church office at 570-288-8434 and ask for June Gavenonis by Sunday May 15, so we can include them in the June 5 worship service.
Come one and all and have a family breakfast for Mother’s Day. Our delicious breakfast will be cooked by the men of the church. Plan on staying for Sunday Services at 10:00 a.m.
WHEN: Sunday, May 8
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
DEVOTIONS: Cindy Kazinski
RSVP by Tuesday, May 3
Judy Vanderburg: 570-270-6647
Church Office: 570-288-8434
“MARY’S” GROUP will meet on Tuesday, April 12, at Red Lobster Restaurant, Wilkes-Barre. Devotions at 5:00 p.m. with dinner and discussion of Chapter 8 (“Hiddur p’nai zaken / Aging”) in our study book Mudhouse Sabbath. RSVP to Donna @ 570-696-2539 by Monday, April 11.
Please join Women’s Fellowship for their annual Salad Luncheon. Come enjoy some very delicious salads and bring one of your favorites to share. RESERVATIONS AREN’T NECESSARY.
DATE: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
TIME: 12:30 P.M.
DEVOTIONS: Leslie Bullock
HOSTESS COORDINATOR: Wednesday Circle
PROGRAM: Rachel Ellsworth Davis, Certified Fitness Instructor, Danko’s Gym.
Come and enjoy some tips on staying healthy, active and happy!
WOMEN’S CIRCLE – The Wednesday Morning Circle of Women’s Fellowship will meet on Wednesday, March 23, at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Wendy Harrison, 17 Yeager Avenue, Forty Fort. Please call Beth Bradley Gleim at 570-288-5683 if you are planning to attend. All women are welcome!
MEN’S MONTHLY BREAKFAST FELLOWSHIP will be held on Saturday, March 19, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Michael’s Family Restaurant, 235 S. River Street, Plains. All men are invited to attend. We adjourn by 9:15 a.m.
WHO IS THIS MAN?– Come join a great group Thursdays at lunch bunch as we discuss Presbyterian pastor John Ortberg’s depiction of Jesus as the man who changed the world! We will meet Thursdays at 11am (many go to lunch after at 12:30) with the exception of Maundy Thursday- March 24- when we will go to lunch after the 10am Wesley Village communion, and meet at 1pm back at COCU for our study!
“MARY’S” GROUP will meet on Tuesday, March 8, at Bob Evans Restaurant, Wilkes-Barre. Devotions at 5:00 p.m. with dinner and discussion of Chapters 5 and 6 in our study book Mudhouse Sabbath. RSVP to Donna @ 570-696-2539.
The Wednesday Morning Circle will meet on Wednesday, February 24, at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Gladys MacIntyre, 220 Harland Street, Exeter. Please call Beth Bradley Gleim at 570-288-5683 if you are planning to attend. All women are welcome.