Cedar Grove UMC
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Reaching Out, Growing Close, Changing Lives Through Jesus Christ



Summer Sunday School for Adults. On June 9 we will begin a study of the book "Heroes, Rogues, and the Rest: Lives that tell the story of the Bible" by J. Ellsworth Kalas.  As has become the tradition here at Cedar Grove UMC to allow the Praise Team to come in an hour later than they normally do during the Summer the two adult Sunday school classes will join together for the Summer and study the above book by Kalas.  The class will be led by both Bill Kline and Pastor Glen.  Since reading the book will be the focus of our discussions you need to have a copy of the book and read the Introduction and chapter 1 for the first class on June 9.  If you are interested and need help getting a book, please contact Pastor Glen by May 29th about your intention to attend and/or to get a copy of the book.
~ Wednesday Night Community Dinners are on Summer Break.  So there are no dinners until they possibly return in September. Stay tuned!


~ Vacation Bible School! This year we will return to Athens and follow Paul on his journey.  The dates for VBS are June 24-27, 2019. WE NEED LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS.  If you can help, please sign up!  There is a signup sheet in the Narthex of the Church. VBS INFO


~ Children’s Sunday School is every Sunday during worship service after the children's message. Our lessons sometimes involve food, so please be sure to let Cindy Rothhaas know if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions. We can always use middle/high school helpers. Please let Cindy know if you are able to be a helper or if you have any questions at 410-867-2973 or at rrothhaas@comcast.net. The K-5th grade lessons for October are listed on the Children's Ministry Info Page. We need volunteers.  Please see the signup sheet in the Church Narthex if you can help.


~ Tuesday Morning Bible Study. We are studying Genesis. If you would like to join us, please do!  We meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10:00 am every Tuesday.


~ 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.  

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


~ The Church Office is open Monday-Wednesday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you need assistance when the office is closed, please contact Pastor Glen Arnold at pastor@cgumc.org or phone his cell number. The office@cgumc.org email is only read when the office is open.  



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!