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Cassidy United Methodist Church Wednesday Cooking¬†Team
Michael Hawn of¬†Crossroads UMC¬†is asking for our help in making cookies for the KAIROS Prison Ministry again this year.
For those of you who have never made cookies, I will give just a little background.¬† Each person on the team is asked to bring at least 100 dozen cookies.¬† There are 42 inmates on the walk, plus the inmates helping with setup, clean up, serving, sound, and video.¬† The inmates eat as many cookies as they can during the actual walk.¬† Each participant/inmate also gets a dozen cookies each evening with the exception of¬†Saturday.¬†¬†On Saturday, each participant gets two dozen cookies.¬† One for them and one for a person whom they have had a disagreement.¬† Also¬†on Saturday, every inmate, no matter what part of the prison they are in gets a dozen cookies.¬† If each of you would make five dozen cookies per the instructions attached to this email, I would greatly appreciate it and so would the inmates and security personnel.¬† I would also ask that you start praying now.¬† You would be surprised at the gratitude these men show when they learn that so many people are baking cookies and are praying for them.¬†¬†The cookies and your prayers do make a difference!¬†
The date of the walk is¬†October 8, and it goes through¬†October 11, so I would need the cookies by¬†October 6.¬†¬† Again, for those who have never made cookies, the instructions on cookies and how to package them were given to us by the state of Tennessee department of Corrections and have to be followed explicitly.¬†¬† If the cookies are crumbled, have ingredients besides what are in the instructions, or have sugar on top, the cookies will be rejected by the prison.¬† The prison does this for security reasons and so the inmates will not take the contraband ingredients and make alcoholic beverages out of it.¬† Contraband ingredients would include candy, nuts, sugar or frosting on the top, or fruit like raisins.¬† Brownies are forbidden also as well as store bought cookies.¬† Thanks again.¬† I really appreciate it.¬†
Do‚Äôs and Don‚Äôts for Cookies
‚Ä¢¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No Fruit, no nuts, no candy except chocolate chips
‚Ä¢¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No sugar or frosting on top
‚Ä¢¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Sugar ‚Äì¬†No sugar on top.
‚Ä¢¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Peanut butter.
‚Ä¢¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Chocolate chip.
‚Ä¢¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Oatmeal (no raisins) .
‚Ä¢¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Please send them 12 in a bag, in a ‚Äúroll‚Äù in a gallon size plastic bag (taping the end of the bag works well) ‚Äì this makes sure they don‚Äôt get to the prison as just crumbs.¬†¬†
18.¬†¬†¬†‚Ä¢¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†The cookies are used in the following manner:¬† Given to security officers as we arrive each day, the
19.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Please do not write on the bags with any sort of messages.
Cassidy UMC will be collecting cookies for this ministry. If you would to participate, please have your cookies here at the church by noon on Monday, October 5 and notify the church office of your interest in participation. Thank you for your willingness to serve!
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Just a reminder to visit our new page dedicated to VBS 2015. There are tons of pictures there to see! Click here to see it now.
We have enjoyed exploring¬†God‚Äôs word through fun, fellowship and friends this week. ¬†On¬†Thursday, July 23, we invite the whole family to join us at the CELEBRATION in the Sanctuary about 6:30 pm.¬† Immediately following the worship full of singing and dancing, please join us for Ice Cream in the Fellowship Hall!
Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
The Garden Committee at Cassidy is having a plant sale on Monday morning, July 20, at 9:00 a.m. ¬†Many different perennials will be available for purchase including:
Please join us on Monday and share with your friends, families, and neighbors.
Please remember Melanie Ramey, daughter of Pam Howell, in your prayers. She had surgery about 3 months ago and is having trouble with her wounds not healing. She is at Holston Valley going back for exploratory surgery to see if it can be determined why she’s not healing.
Cassidy United Methodist Church Invites Families to HOMETOWN NAZARETH: WHERE JESUS WAS A KID
Kingsport, TN ¬†A vacation bible school event called Hometown Nazareth will be hosted at Cassidy United Methodist Church, 5801 Memorial Boulevard, Kingsport (2 miles from I-81 and Sullivan Central High School) Sunday July 19th through Thursday July 23rd from 6-8:30pm each night. Families step back in time at Hometown Nazareth, exploring what it was like to live in the town where Jesus grew up. Kids and adults participate in a memorable Bible-times marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Jesus‚Äô mom, Mary, and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God‚Äôs Word. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration‚Äîa time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.
Kids and adults at Hometown Nazareth will also join together in a hands-on mission project working jointly with Cassidy‚Äôs Backpack Ministry.¬† Participants will be asked to bring 12-16oz. jars of creamy peanut butter.¬† The peanut butter will be donated directly to Cassidy‚Äôs Backpack Ministry which prepares food packages for hungry children attending Indian Springs Elementary School.
Tom Hancock, pastor at Cassidy United Methodist Church, said that the collected jars will be on display during the week so the kids and adults can gauge their progress.
‚ÄúThese collected jars of peanut butter will provide tangible evidence of how if we all connect and work together, and through the power of prayer, we can accomplish anything,‚Äù Hancock said. ‚ÄúWe hope that through this endeavor with our vacation bible school that we can work toward our church‚Äôs goal of feeding hungry children in the Indian Springs community.‚Äù
This is going out to all the local, major news outlets. Thank you so much Alan Novak!
Good Morning Cassidy UMC Family,
Please lift up the following in prayer:¬†
Annis Bass’s niece, Sara Davis, has been re-admitted to the hospital in Knoxville and is not doing well at all.
A child has written a prayer request for Faith Wilson, the Indian Springs Elementary student with cancer. She’s at St. Jude’s and had taken 6 chemo treatments in 3 days. She is having a lot of leg pain and nausea. Please pray for relief of her side effects.
Karen Blazer (Bob & Bonnie Blazer’s daughter-in-law) has been admitted to a hospital in Knoxville with a stroke and has MS.
Sign for this year’s Vacation Bible School by downloading the form here.
An update on Nancy Holland:
¬†¬†¬†¬†She finished surgery around 5:30 PM last night after 4 1/2 hours. The doctor said everything went well and she will just need to take it easy and recover. She is at Indian Path in room 603.
Please pray for Nancy‚Äôs recovery without complications.
There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. at East Lawn Cemetery for Bobbi Jo Smith who passed away on Monday, June 15. The family will be receiving friends following the service.