Cedar Grove UMC
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Reaching Out, Growing Close, Changing Lives



~ The Nominations Committee will begin its work early in September so if you are called to consider taking a position we hope you will prayerfully consider your decision to accept or decline.  As always we will have vacancies to fill on the various committees of the church, Trustees (building/grounds/safety), SPRC (issues involving the pastor and staff), Nominations (nominating people to serve on committees and leadership positions), Sunday/Sanctuary (to keep the sanctuary stocked and staff the various supporting jobs like usher, greeter, nursery, etc.), and Missions (outreach into the community, nation, and world).  If you have an interest in serving on one of these committees, please let Pastor Glen know.  We currently have a vacancy on the Trustees and on the Sunday/Sanctuary Committee and if you are interested you can start serving on these committees as soon as you are elected by the Church Council.  All the other positions will not start until 1/1/2019.  We elect people to three-year terms.  If you have any questions about any of this please contact Pastor Glen.

~ The Women’s Bible Study resumes on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 pm in the Parlor.  We will start a series on the ten women of the bible. If you’d like to attend, please add your name to the sign up sheet in the Narthex by Sept. 2. We will be purchasing a book for the study, “Ten Women of the Bible: One by One They Changed the World” by Max Lucado, so we need to get a good head count. If you attend the study and get a book, we are asking for a $15 donation if you are able to cover the cost of the book. We hope you can join us! If you have any questions, please contact Diana Seen at dianaseen4@comcast.net.

~ Children’s Sunday School begins on September 9.  Welcome back!  Children’s Sunday school is every Sunday during worship service after the children's message.  It's for K-5th grade. The nursery is open at the same time for preschoolers.

~ Wednesday Night Dinners return on September 12 at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for delicious food and Christian fellowship!

Sanctuary/Sunday Committee Update—Sandy Burns. I would like to thank all of the volunteers that have helped with greeting, nursery and ushers.  We have had a great response to volunteers to greet on Sunday mornings but can never have too many.  We really could use more volunteers to work in the nursery.  Are you reluctant to volunteer because you don’t think that you have enough knowledge of the bible or scriptures?  It is nice to have the knowledge but is not mandatory for this support.  We should have two volunteers each Sunday, however, due to the low response we have not always been able to do that.  Please volunteer so that we can rotate the Sundays so that there is no need to miss Church services every week.  Please talk to Courtney Roby or Debbie Huffman if you have any questions.  We can also use more volunteers to usher on Sundays.  Again thank you for the support each Sunday.  Please contact Sandy Burns at 410-867-7898 if you have any questions or want to provide suggestions on how we can better support Cedar Gove UMC.  God bless everyone.

~ New Members Class.  If you are interested in joining the church please let Pastor Glen know.

~ The Tuesday morning Bible study continues. All are invited to join us at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays.

~ Have you noticed that the Scripture reading on Sunday mornings is now often done by lay people?  If you would like to read the Scriptures on any given Sunday please let Pastor Glen know.  If someone has not already taken that day, the office will send you an email with the text so you will be ready on Sunday or the pastor always has a printed version of the text at the pulpit.


~ Our live streaming is a real blessing at Cedar Grove!  If you know of anyone that can't make it to church in person on a Sunday, then please invite them to visit online via cgumc.org/live.

~ If you would like offering envelopes, please contact the Church office at 410-867-7417 or by email at office@cgumc.org.

~ If your address, phone number, or email address has changed recently, please notify the church office.  Thank you.




Tuesday Morning Bible Study – Pastor Glen has a 10am bible study on Tuesday mornings. The group meets in the Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome to attend. Just stop on by the study or contact the office.  

The once a month Bible class will study the Book of Revelation during September 2018 thru May 2019. We will study every chapter of the book, look at all the various ways of understanding it including how it has been understood through the history of the church, learn the meaning of words like pre-millennial, eschatology, apocalyptic, mid-tribulation, rapture, and other such words that get bantered about in discussions of this book.  We will also look at what Jesus says in the Gospels about His return, the impact of the Old Testament on the Book of Revelation, and other important topics.  Look for the signup sheet in the church narthex and you can sign-up to attend either the Monday morning 10am class (always held on the Monday the day before the third Tuesday of the month) or the Tuesday evening class at 7pm (always the third Tuesday of the month).  If you have any questions about this class, please contact Pastor Glen. Note: If Christ returns before the first class, the class is cancelled!