College Heights United Methodist Church
Saturday, February 24, 2018


 Come learn how to knit and crochet at the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  Materials are available.   

  Join a small group study!  Come in earlier Sunday morning and join the Christian Family Life class!  We start 9:00/9:15 with a pot of coffee, and    sharing, meeting until 10:00 a.m.  You can find us in the library behind the office.  Come join us any Sunday.  We’d love to welcome you!

   Meals on Wheels of Polk County seeks volunteers willing to deliver hot meals to senior in need in the Lakeland area.  Volunteers can serve a   regular route based upon their availability or serve as a substitute.  Summer drivers are also needed to help replace Snowbird volunteers.   Local routes operate from First Presbyterian Church.  For information or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, call 863-299-1616.


  Most weeks, Sanctuary Flower Arrangements are artificial.  These beautiful displays are the work of Dennis Wood who has done such  a wonderful job that many do not realize these are not live arrangements.  Since there are not many sponsors for sanctuary flowers, the  cost was cutting into our ministry budgets.  The Worship Committee, Finance Committee, and Church Council decided that using artificial  flower arrangements is a  great way to cut costs so that we may be good stewards of the monies that are given for ministry. Live flowers in  honor of or in memory of a loved one remains an option because we can order as needed.  If you are interested in dedicating sanctuary  flowers, call the church office to schedule your request.  The cost is $100.00 for the two arrangements. When you make payment, please note  that it is for sanctuary flowers.


The Pastor's Discretionary Fund is used to help persons who are in immediate need.  These needs can range from bus fare and food to  help with paying a medical or electric bill.  Your generosity in giving to this fund is always appreciated.     Although monies can be designated    and given to this fund at any time, the  easiest way to support this ministry is to leave money on the chancel rail during Holy Communion.  All  monies left on the rail are designated for this fund.  We thank you for your support of this and all ministries of College Heights UMC.

   If you need a ride to Sunday worship, call the office Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and we will TRY to find someone to give  you a ride.  Though we presently do not have anyone we regularly drive, we still need to have drivers on stand-by if the need arises.  Please  call the office to volunteer for this ministry.  


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