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|9:30 am – CUMC Worship|
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For the month of May, our sermon series is called Imago Dei, which is Latin for “Image of God.” During this past Sunday’s worship service, we introduced this concept that underpins our understanding of what it means to be human. Over the next few weeks, we’ll explore the idea more and what implications it has for our life of faith. As part of the series our congregation will be weaving an altar cloth that we can use on the Communion Table in the sanctuary. We are grateful to Paige Dinger for building a loom for us to use in this process and who will finalize the cloth after the series is completed.
But before then, we need your help! We are inviting everyone to participate in the weaving together of this new altar cloth by bringing in materials from home to add to the altar cloth. You could bring in strips of fabric, ribbon, yarn, tassels, even buttons or beads. The fabric can be any material and come from anything – old clothes, sheets, towels, a table runner, a pillowcase, an apron, a necktie, a blanket, home decorations, art supplies or projects, and more. Feel free to bring as much material as you want. It would be great if you can cut the fabric into long strips at home, but if you need for that to happen at church we will have scissors and helpers available.
Our hope is to create something that simultaneously reminds us each of our own unique belovedness as well as the importance of being connected in community through Christ. We hope that the pieces you bring from home will have significance to you and that you’ll be able to identify them when you look at the finished altar cloth. We will also have some supplies and materials available at the church if you don’t have anything from home that you wish to bring (or if you forget). You are also welcome to write on your materials with a Sharpie something that would be meaningful to you – a scripture verse, a hymn, an important memory, names of loved ones, etc.
The loom is set up in the narthex at Crievewood, and you are welcome to come by the church anytime to add your materials to the altar cloth. The church office is open M-F 8:30-4:30. The best time for most folks will likely be before, during, and after worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30. You could also come during Farmin’ in the Hall on Thursday evenings from 4:30 to 7:00, or if you need to arrange another time, please contact the church office at 615-832-2897. If you would rather mail your material to the church, our address is 451 Hogan Rd, Nashville TN 37220. We hope that everyone who is part of Crievewood will be able to participate and contribute to the creation of this altar cloth.
I am excited to watch how this project develops and especially to see the finished altar cloth that will remind us that we are all connected to one another as beloved children of God. I do hope that you will participate in creating what promises to be a beautiful symbol for Crievewood for years to come.
Grace and peace,
John Hill On Sunday, May 23, we will have our second congregation-wide conversation at 1:00 as part of Project Thrive. We will meet on Zoom for approximately two hours. Just like last time, we’ll be together as a large group at first to receive an overview and then break out into smaller groups, led by members of our Thrive Team, for conversation. We’ll hear some learnings from our first conversation and take a closer look at some information about our present reality – both inside the church and beyond our walls. You do not need to have been part of the first conversation to participate in this one. The Zoom information is below:
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Like last time, our goal is to have 75-100 people participating. We’d love for you to RSVP by clicking on the button below; it helps us to plan better if we know who is going to be there. But more importantly, we hope you’ll join us for the conversation on May 23 at 1:00 whether or not you’ve RSVPed. Anyone 7th grade to 107 years old with a connection to Crievewood is welcome to participate!
RSVP for Project ThriveThe last day to submit letters for the senior scrapbooks is
Thursday, May 14th.
Join us for
on May 16th
when we will recognize our graduating seniors. Mission Notes
Volunteers Needed to Run Video Equipment
New technology is being installed in the sanctuary that improves the worship experience of both those in the sanctuary and those worshiping at home. Part of this new equipment includes video cameras that will be remotely operated using a joystick controller. We are looking for a team of volunteers who would be willing to operate the cameras during the worship service and who would work on a rotating basis. We will provide training and need one person per week to volunteer. Our hope is to get a large base of volunteers and set up a schedule well in advance. If you might be interested in learning this skill and volunteering, please contact Rev. John Hill and/or Joe Buffler.
Mission and Service Team Leader Needed
We are currently without a leader for the Mission and Service Team to spearhead and organize our efforts in this important part of our ministry together as a church. If you would be interested in serving in this capacity for the remainder of 2021, please reach out to John or Chelsey.Any Crievewood member who is a student at a college, university, or trade school may apply or reapply for this scholarship. The scholarship’s purpose is to reward financial assistance to selected students who demonstrate service to their school or community and are motivated toward educational excellence. Applications are available in the office.
Deadline to apply is May 23rd.More Activities
Tuesday Bible Study
Tuesday Bible Study continues to meet weekly at 9:30 in the morning in the Builders classroom. The group is beginning the book Nice- why we love to be liked and how God calls us to more which is written by Sharon Hodde Miller. New participants are always welcome; please contact Chelsey if you need study materials.
The farmers’ market had a windy start, but will return to the Crievewood upper parking lot this Thursday at 4:30 pm. In addition to being a gathering place for neighbors during the summer, the market offers fresh produce, meats, hand made crafts, and baked goods from local vendors that we hope you will purchase and enjoy throughout the summer.May 12 – Herschel Hodgson and Anne Pinkston
May 13 – Matt Parkes and Annette Twyford
May 14 – Betsy Bean and Anna Sitter
May 15 – Caleb Dinger and Tim Stansbury
May 16 – Andy Freck, Ken Shinnick, and Maddi Smith
May 17 – Jenny Darrell
May 18 – Chris Cate
May 19 – Abbi Curry
May 20 – Donna Fitzpatrick
May 21 – Zach Cate and Camille Whitson
May 22 – August Dewey, Noah Marks, and Julie McCulloch
If you have a birthday between May 12 and May 25 and it does not appear in the list above, then it is not in our database. We would like to celebrate with you. If your birthday does not appear, please notify the church office at 615-832-2897.Other Notes
Sunday, May 23rd is Pentecost Sunday when we celebrate the birth of the Christian church. We invite you to wear red that Sunday, the color of Pentecost.
TN Annual Conference
The 2021 Annual Conference is scheduled for June 10-11 with the theme By Faith. This year’s conference will be virtual. Please contact the conference website at www.tnumc.org for more information.Still looking for more information? Below are links that may help.
UM NewsLink to the Prayer ListCUMC Online GivingLive Stream Worship Sundays @ 9:30 a.m. Most gracious God, thank you for all the gifts you have bestowed on Crievewood United Methodist Church over the generations. By your Holy Spirit, grant us the grace that welcomes all of your children. Make us a community that reflects the full diversity of Christ’s body. Help us grow to love one another as You love us. Empower us to reveal Christ through worship and service. In your holy name we pray. Amen.Copyright © 2021 Crievewood United Methodist Church, All rights reserved.
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