Our loose coins collection for last weekend was $29.96. Thank you for your continued loose coin offerings and donations to our Habitat for Humanity Faith Build Homes.

PADS offers hospitality to our homeless community for the last month of the season with a special Mother’s Day celebration! Please sign up at the back of the Sanctuary to contribute to this milestone. As always, a heartfelt thanks goes out to all those who tirelessly volunteer to support this important weekly ministry.

Son-Light. Sundays, 10:00 am – 10:50 am, Room 101. Looking for a way to significantly impact the lives of others on Sunday mornings? The Son-Light Class for intellectually challenged adults needs volunteers on the second and fourth Sundays to co-teach and assist its members as they move to and attend the 11:00 am worship. Contact Dawn Roth who can fill you in on the details – cumc.dawn@gmail.com.

Check your calendar and consider helping on one of the upcoming 2019 Faith Build House workdays. We will be sorting lumber on May 11, installing insulation July 20, and painting interiors come September 20. Twelve willing sets of hands are needed on each date. Contact Pat Becker at patgbec@aol.com to indicate your interest.

On May 4 & 5, we will celebrate our Mission Sunday initiative by recognizing one of the six “Special Sundays” designated by the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church: Native American Ministries Sunday. Native American Ministries Sunday celebrates the contributions of Native Americans, supports Native American outreach, and funds seminary scholarships for Native Americans. Please consider making a contribution to support this ministry.

Community UMC will be going on a mission trip to Detroit from June 2 to 7, 2019. We will be working with Cass Community Social Services, an agency with a person-centered philosophy, dedicated to providing food, housing, health services, and job programs. Questions? Contact Pat Becker at patgbec@aol.com.