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On Sunday, November 2nd, we will be celebrating “All Saints Sunday”. During all
three services, we will be reading the names of those members of our "Family of
Faith" who have gone to be with the Lord in the last year. In addition, we will be honoring all those who have entered life immortal by inviting those who would like to do
so to come forward and light a candle on the altar rail in memory of that special
someone (friend or family member) as well as observe a quiet moment of prayer.
The Worship Ministry Team is inviting those who would like to do so to bring a picture of a loved one or loved ones who have entered into life immortal whether in the
past year or whenever. There will be two tables set up in the lobby/narthex of the church to display
these pictures. Also, we will be preparing a bulletin insert listing family members of our "Family of
Faith" (i.e. names of fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, nephews, etc.) who have entered
into life immortal since November 1, 2013. If you would like to have your loved one's name included in
the list, please contact the church office providing them the name and relationship. You can email the
information to Gloria (Glo), the church secretary, at [email protected]
Mark your calendars now and plan to be a part of this special worship opportunity.
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Let’s get together! On Sunday, November 9th , we are having a church wide event at
Fiest Elementary, located at 8425 Pine Falls in Houston, 77095. We will set up at 4:30 PM,
serve supper at 5 PM, and Enjoy the Talent Show and buy some great pies and cakes After
the meal. We will be home by 7:30 or so at the latest. That means your children will still be
in bed at a decent time for school the next day. It will be a covered dish supper (bring your
favorite dish) followed by a pie/cake auction and talent show. This is a free event except for
the auction and the dish you will bring.
Steven Hoyle [email protected] for any talent you wish to present. Look for sign up sheets in the church lobby/narthex.
Doug Hascall [email protected] or 281-731-1663 about the pie and cake auction.
Rob Pennington [email protected] about the cover dish dinner.
Please put this on your calendar now and Save the Date!
Fiest is located between Telge and Hwy. 6 off of West Rd. Turn south on Sunny Ridge one
block. Then turn left on Pine Falls. You can also access it from Logenbaugh by turning at Sunny
Ridge (a light) and going north until you come to Pine Falls and turn right. Easy to find. The back
doors to the cafeteria are the easiest way to get in. SEE YOU THERE!
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Trunk or
Treat will be
held on Saturday,
We have candy, car decorating contest, games, more candy, prizes, more candy,
a train ride for the kiddos, even more candy, a
pumpkin decoration station, and did I mention
candy? But we can only make this happen
with you! We need volunteers to help make
this the best year yet, you can participate by
donating candy, helping with set up or clean
up, being a traffic and directions monitor, manning a game booth, and judges for both the car
and costume contest. We appreciate everyone who came out last year to make it a success and we hope you will join us again this
year! If you have any questions feel free to
c o n t a ct
Sc ot t
G r o w
[email protected] or 361-779-7666
or Erica Knight at [email protected]
Men’s Breakfast will be
on October 25th
@ 8:00 a.m.
The Place: Harris
County BBQ
Church Council Members, please plan
to attend CUMC’s Annual Charge Conference which will be on October 27th at
7pm. Church members are also invited to
attend this important meeting.
October 21 - Interiors Committee mtg
@ 7 p.m.
October 22 - Friend of Fiest mtg. @ 7
p.m. (Come if you have been helping
OR if you are just thinking about it! We
need YOU!
Dear Friends,
The story is told of a small
boy in an elevator with his father
going to the top of the Empire State
Building in New York. As they
flashed by the sixty-second floor, the child gripped his father’s hand tightly and said, “Daddy, does God know we
are coming?”
It is an amusing little story, and we smile, and that’s
good. But, if I may, I would like very seriously to offer an
answer to that small boy’s question.
Yes, God knows we are coming! He knows that we
are coming to him to stand before him. He knows we are
on our way. He knows the road we travel and all about
our journey. He knows how difficult it sometimes is, how
dim the road signs are, how dark the nights. He knows
about the appealing byways which entice us and the deadend trails that don’t go anywhere.
He wants us to arrive safely, and he’s doing what
he can to help us on the journey. He has sent us a Traveling Companion who says, “I am with you always.” He has
provided for us the Spirit of Comfort and of Counsel concerning whom Jesus said, “He will guide you.” He has put
into our hands a certain Book concerning which one said,
“It is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” And if you
have been very long on this trail, you can think of many
other things God has done to help us along the way.
Yes, God knows we are coming and God knows
what it takes to get us through. God is offering a lot of encouragement and help along the way...and it’s nice to
know that we don’t have to go it alone. See you, Sunday!
God’s richest blessings,
Dr. Dave
PLEASE NOTE: Every week Dr. Meadows has a new
“Pastor’s Note” on our website (www.Cornerstoneumc.org/
pastor-desk). You are encouraged to go to our website
each week and read his inspirational thought for the week.
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“The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose
work is preaching and teaching.” 1 Timothy 5:17 (NIV)
October is Clergy Appreciation Month!
Please join us in honoring our church clergy and staff.
The Staff Parish Relations Committee is encouraging each church family to take this opportunity to
express your appreciation to members of our Church Staff. Please show your gratitude and appreciation in a
way that is comfortable for you. No matter how you choose to express your support, be assured it will be appreciated more than you know.
As a reminder, here is a listing of those that work very hard and diligently to serve God and the diverse needs and expectations of our growing congregation:
Senior Pastor – Dr. Dave Meadows
Associate Pastor – Rev. Trish Woodruff
Deacon – Rev. Brenda Porter
Financial Administrator – Linda Humphrey
Church Secretary – Gloria (Glo) Myddleton
Youth Director – Scott Grow
Children’s Director – Erica Knight
Music Director – Steve Hoyle
Accompanist – Dr. Karina Praxedes Barnett
Nursery Director – Viola Ramos
Preschool Executive Director – Debbie Durkin
Preschool Assistant Director – Donna Heath
We are sure these dedicated members of our team have touched you or your family over the past
year. Thank you for letting them know they are each appreciated for their unique talents and contributions to
SPRC is also hosting a luncheon for the staff and clergy October 22nd prior to their staff meeting.
Finally please remember to pray for all of these leaders as there is no greater appreciation that you
can show!
May God continue to bless you!
Staff Parish Relations Committee
Volunteers Needed in Children’s Ministry
Are you looking for a rewarding way to make a difference? Join the Children’s Ministry! See below for areas
that could use your valuable gifts and talents.
Children’s Church – Leaders and assistants. Children’s church provides discussion and activities on
scripture at the kiddo level. Lessons and activities are pre-planned and all supplies provided.
Sunday School – Leaders, Assistants and Substitutes for classes Preschool thru 2nd/3rd grade are
needed. Volunteers will be provided with EVERYTHING they need. All curriculum and supplies are preplanned and lots of support hugs are given.
Kingdom Kids Co-coordinator – Have fun planning and organizing events for this fellowship group,
grades 4th and 5th.
For more information, contact Erica Knight at 281-859-4141 or
[email protected]
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10th Annual Seafarers Fellowship Cookout - November 1 - 6-9PM
PLEASE mark your calendar for the 10th Annual BBQ at the Seafarers’ Center on Saturday, November
1st from 6-9PM at the Tellepsen Seafarers Center in the Port of Houston. This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY
event! Cornerstone and Outreach sponsor this annual BBQ by providing friendly faces, good fellowship, a
good meal, and some comfort items donated in the form of care packages. These activities - especially the
fellowship! - are very important to these Seafarers who have been so far away from home for as long as 9
We will be collecting care packages to be given to the Seafarers. Plastic (1 gallon) Ziploc bags with the list of items can be picked up on the table in the Narthex. Filled bags
should be brought back to the church by November1st. If you prefer to donate cash for
items you can simply leave a check in the collection baskets on Sunday's and indicate
"For Seafarers".
We will also need your participation in the actual event and visit to the Center as well
donations for the BBQ, such as Lt bottle sodas, cookies, buns, condiments, salads,
hot dogs and hamburger patties. There will be a sign up list in the Narthex for donations AND participation. Remember your commitment of prayers, presence, gifts
and service. WE NEED ALL OF THESE to make this successful! Contact Bill Turner
281-304-0445 with questions.
Melinda Murphy
Luis Baez
Mary-Margaret Collier
Garrett Parks
Randall Price
Reele Garcia
Jim Funk
Anna Isaac
Ryan Peterson
Joan Findley
Robert Folser
Gayle Hayter
Rudene Turner
Jennifer Gilmore
N'Guessan Affi
Dania Clarke
Rebecca Funk
Connie Rieger
Melanie Duhrkopf
Margaret Froelich
Madeline Brown
Alex Slaid
Sharon Samson
James Roehm
Randy Durney
Russell Woodruff
Billy Withers
Erica Welsh
Riley Steele
Andrew Zamora
Leeha Johnston
Ava Isaac
Rebecca James
Debbie Lemons
Monica Gallamore
Margaret Castellano
Bob Mason
Patrick Poe
Beverly Bolyard
Jack Humphrey
Brendan Gallamore
Mary Louise Price
Thomas Barnett
Mike Syzdek
Amanda Hall
Elizabeth Finney
Levi Howe
Kandace Kitchen
Valerie Korfeh
Doris Folser
Jack Miller
Emilee Lawrence
Bobby West
Katie Petroski
Kevin Wade
Darlene Knighten
Lauren Robichau
Paige Robichau
Lyla Mae Price
Scott King
Carly Schmermund
Mel Hollis
Justin Rigdon
Campbell Love
Raven Weitzenhoffer
Don Duhrkopf
Alyssa Linck
Betty (Brad) Thomas
Jason Williams
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Set your
clocks back
on Saturday,
November 1 before you
go to sleep.
With cooler weather approaching, there is a need for
clean, gently used long pants
(both girl’s and boy’s) and long
sleeve shirts in a variety of
sizes. Light jackets or sweaters
would also be appreciated. The
Fiest children will continue to
have accidents and spills so
there is an ongoing need for
clothes they can wear to finish
out the school day. Please
place contributions in the Fiest
bin in the church lobby/narthex.
We need your help. We
have started a meal ministry to
help all of our members in
need. All you do is cook a dish
or casserole for someone who
needs a comforting touch in
their lives. Whether you work
outside or inside your home it
means so much. Please call
Mary Hall (281) 413-4570 or
e m a i l
a t
m a r y [email protected]
and you'll get full details - and
thanks for your time!!
Beyond The Tithe
The Finance Committee
would like to recognize those
members who generously give
above their tithe to the church.
We applaud those who
help support the Agape Fund,
our Youth and Children’s ministries, Boys and Girls Country,
our Trunk-N-Treat event, Tenderfeet School, new Christmas
tree, needed repairs and Financial Peace University scholarships through monetary gifts.
Hats off to those who donated
blood, canned goods and food
items, gently used shoes,
candy for MD Anderson, items
for Blessing bags and Seafarer’s goodie bags, and wonderful desserts for Back to
Church Sunday.
A snappy salute to those
who gave their time for sponsoring Youth and Children’s
events, set-up and clean-up for
Movie Night and Back To
Church Sunday as well as
roasting all those hot-dogs and
obtaining donations, delivering
food to the schools and Mission
of Yahweh, volunteering for Fiest Brown Bags, and participating in 2x2.
We are also grateful to
those who give us their time to
make our minor repairs around
the building. Thank you for all
that you do for Cornerstone.
God Bless.
M a n y
thanks for those of
you who picked up
the Chrismon kits.
Please finish them
and return ASAP.
We need to get the hangers put
on and take inventory and photos
to create a scrapbook. If you
need more time or having problems getting it done just turn it in
and someone will finish it for you.
We are just six weeks away from
the beginning of Advent and are
very excited to have a Christmas
tree in the Worship center as well
as one in the Narthex. The tree
in the Worship Center will be an
exclusive Chrismon tree. You
can contact Sarah Elolf at
[email protected] if
you have any questions about
your Chrismon
Many thanks to the wonderful children we have assisting
with worship. Madelaine and
Christopher Thomas, Peyton and
Carter Stegall, Christopher Simmons, Alex and Sarah Robinson,
Wyatt and Noah Jacobson, Anthony Corpuz and Rylee Garcia
are either lighting candles or ushering and in many cases both. It
is such a blessing having these
children and the Children’s choir
a part of our worship service.
We are earnestly trying to fulfill
CUMC’s vision by “Faithfully
serving God, serving you.
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(Women’s Shelter)
What if each member of Cornerstone brought one can each week for
the Pantry? We would need a 2 ton
truck to haul it all to Mission of Yahweh!!!
Please take a moment to remember each Sunday to bring a
canned or boxed food item with you to church this
MISSION OF YAHWEH Food Pantry will soon be
preparing for the upcoming holiday season. In 2013 the
Pantry provided holiday meals at Thanksgiving and
Christmas for hundreds of families. We can all play a
very important part in this effort by making a small food
donation each Sunday. Please put this list in your calendar and bring something each week during our Holiday
Food Drive.
Oct 26:
Nov 2:
Nov 9:
Nov 16:
Nov 23:
Nov 30:
Dec 7:
Dec 14:
Fruit Cocktail
Tea & Coffee
Cake / Cookie Mix and Frosting
Stuffing Mix & Instant Potatoes
Gravy & Cranberry Sauce
Canned Corn, Green Beans &
Sweet Potatoes
Fruit Cocktail
Cake / Cookie Mix & Frosting
Monetary Donations are also accepted. You
can make a check out to CUMC and put MOY (Mission
of Yahweh) in the memo.
On Sunday,
October 5, 2014 at
the 10:45 worship
service, Ella Olivia
Phillips was baptized.
Here’s Ella
with her parents, David & Michelle and big
brother Stone. Congratulations!
Shoes, Anyone?
How fortunate we are in the U.
S. to have nearly everything
furnished for our school children. To show our gratitude to
God for these blessings, we
can help those who need help.
Jesus taught His disciples to be generous in
helping others. As Jesus’ followers can we
do any less? Please consider helping Mexico’s school children by placing gently used
black shoes (any size) in the hamper labeled
“Shoes for School Children in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico.” Thank you to all who have
already donated. That’s 26 children who will
have shoes on their feet and smiles on their
faces. Let’s make it 50…or more. Contact
Olan or Lola Halbert at [email protected]
or 281-795-0234. We will take the shoes to
Mercedes, Texas at the end of December.
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4th QTR Blood Drive
Sunday, Nov 30th 8AM-12:30PM
What if YOU were the person that needed blood?
Please make a conscious effort to save this date and you will be
blessed! The Blood Center needs over 1000 units each day to
provide for the community, and the number of eligible donors
decreases each year. Sign up is available online at
www.givebloodd.org . You will also be able to sign up in
the church Foyer on Sunday Aug 24th and Aug 31st . If you
are a regular donor – God Bless You! If you have never donated, but are thinking about it speak
with one of our “regulars” about their experience, and why they do it, and even how to overcome
any fear you may have. Your gift of blood is a gift of life. Every unit donated saves 3 lives!
Please sign up on line at www.giveblood.org TODAY! Please contact me with any questions. Michele Moura [email protected]
Pop Tabs for Ronald MacDonald House
Please continue to collect your tabs at home in a plastic bag zip bags and
drop them in to the basket in the Ed Building. Also, if you buy a soda at church,
don’t forget to drop your soda pop tab in the BLUE BOTTLE by the donation table.
Remember, the tab just has to be aluminum, so it can be a soda or other beverage
can, a pet food can, other canned meats like Spam, etc. Help us try again to
reach a goal of 100 pounds of tabs to deliver to the RM House next summer, if
not before!! Michele Moura [email protected]
Outreach Missions Calendar
October 5-Dec 21: MOY Holiday Food Drive
November 1 : Seafarer’s 10th Annual Fellowship Cookout (NEW DATE!!)
November 10: Meeting 7PM
November 30: 4th Qtr Blood Drive
December 8: Meeting 7PM
January 12: Meeting 7PM
February 9: Meeting 7PM
March 1: 1st Qtr Blood Drive
May 31: 2nd Qtr Blood Drive
August 30: 3rd Qtr Blood Drive
November 29: 4th Qtr Blood Drive
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is in prayer for:
Illness/Hospitalization: Brenda Standley, Nancy Kralik, Isaac LaBauve, Charles Backhaus, Lori Robinson, Leo Ruiz, Paula Morley, Glynn
Knight, Kay Cullum, Janice Gebhart, Elizabeth Guilbeau, Kim Saulters,
Skylar Harrison, Carl Pierceall, Dianne Andrews, Barbara Palmgren, Rosemarie Visconti, Pasquale Forino, Elsie Forino, Dalton Georgi, Robert Ford, Sr., Connie
Eustace, Tom Majors, Ralph Hayes, Kaitlin Patterson, Nancy Fogleman, Madison LeClair, Hawa Harmon, Larry Sceivers, Mike Odell, Beverly Pates, David Todd, Harper
Singh, Leslie Kirkbride, Hal Ash
General: All first responders and military personnel, All persons affected by disasters & tragedy in our country & around the world, Glo Myddleton & Family, Aimee
Johnson’s mom - Elizabeth, Eric Maaz, Yvonne G., Allie Funk, Daniel Bowman, Jean
& Peter Clarke, Joe & Peggy Madron, Cynthia Taylor, Josephine Omokheyeke, Beverly Bolyard (send prayer requests to [email protected]) <Requests are on the prayer listing for 3 weeks>
Our mission is to respond to God’s call by reaching out
to nurture and grow the family of Christian disciples.
8:30 am - Worship w/ piano
9:30 am Worship w/ Journey Praise
10:45 am - Worship w/ Chancel Choir
from age 3
9:30 am
Nursery Available - 8:15 - 12:00
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18081 West Rd, Houston, TX 77095
Office: 281-859-4141
Fax: 281-859-3915
Financial Office Hours
Monday -Thursday - 8:00 - 4:00
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For more info, please call Gloria (Glo) Myddleton
at 281-859-4141.
NEXT NEWSLETTER - November 4, 2014
Articles due by 9:00 am - Thursday, October 30
Dr. Dave Meadows
Associate Pastor
Rev. Trish Woodruff
Rev. Brenda Porter
Church Secretary
Gloria (Glo) Myddleton
Financial Administrator
Linda Humphrey
Youth Director
Scott Grow
Children’s Director
Erica Knight
Music Director
Steven Hoyle
Dr. Karina P. Barnett
Preschool Director
Debbie Durkin
Preschool Asst. Director
Donna Heath
Administrative Office Hours
Monday -Thursday - 8:30 - 4:00
Friday - 8:30 -12:30
Preschool: 281-859-1612
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