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Arc Open House August 10

Summer break is almost over.  This means the Arc of Katy will soon be leaving us.  It has been a wonderful summer full of crafts, food, and play time.

We have one last event with the Arc.  We are providing a reception at their annual Open House on Thursday, August 10 at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited to join the celebration.  Doniece Russell is coordinating the reception.  She would like everyone to know she still needs a few volunteers to help at the event and a few food items are still needed.  To sign up, please visit:  Arc Open House Sign Up 

Thank you to everyone who has pitched in with our efforts to bless and encourage the Arc of Katy during their stay here on campus.  Especially:

  • Cosecha de Vida for moving their worship out of the gym for the summer
  • Linda Cover and Lee Williams for creating wonderful lunches
  • May Gourlay and Tucker Kutzer for providing recreation
  • Doniece Russell for helping out with Community Crafts and coordinating the Open House

The campers and staff at the Arc of Katy have told us over and over how they look forward to their summers here at Cornerstone.  Not only because they love the facilities, but because of the way we love on them while they are here.  Their campers are truly some of the happiest people we know.  If you have not spent time with them, you are missing out on a great blessing.

The Arc of Katy in August

You can be a blessing by helping out, providing food and/or enjoying fellowship at the following Arc events in August:

  • Wednesday, August 2 – Cornerstone Day @ the Arc – Linda Cover is coordinating lunch for about 40 people. Please sign up to provide menu items: Arc Lunch Sign Up or contact Linda for more information.
  • Sunday, August 6 – Arc Sunday – Join us at 10:00AM for a continental breakfast and fellowship with the Arc families followed by worship at 10:30AM.
  • Thursday, August 10 – Arc Open House – We would like to bless them by providing a reception following. Can you help us provide refreshments? Please visit: Arc Open House Sign Up or contact Doniece Russell for more information. Thank you!!!!!!

Work Days in July

Our campus is in need of some TLC.  There will be jobs for every skill level; both interior and exterior. Please plan to attend one or more of the July Workdays. Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – NOON. July 1, 15 and 29. Please contact Mark Williams for more information.

Summer Volunteering at the Arc of Katy

Why:    To put into action Cornerstone’s mission:  “Renewing our families, our communities, and our world by bringing faith and life together in Christ.” – To be a blessing to our community – To come along side the Arc of Katy and help them minister to those who might be considered by some to be the “least of these”.

Who:    The Arc of Katy (A 501(c)(3) Corporation) works to create opportunities for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) that enable each person to be a participating and respected member of our community and to grow in mind, body and spirit.

When:    8:00AM to 3:00PM Monday through Friday each week beginning June 5 through August 18

Where:    Cornerstone’s gym

How:    There are MANY ways to pitch in.  Which one works for you?

Prayer:  Most importantly, pray! Pray for Arc, their staff and campers.  Pray for good weather over the summer. Pray for the Arc Team as we begin to meet together.  Pray that the Lord would use all of us at Cornerstone to be a blessing and proclaim the gospel.

Cornerstone Days @ the Arc:  Join us for one or more Cornerstone Days @ the Arc:  Wednesday, June 7, Wednesday July 5 or Wednesday, August 2.  There are several ways you can help.

  • 10:30AM Community Crafts: Volunteers will assist the Arc campers creating crafts which will be delivered to various area ministries. (contact Carol Kutzer about this assignment at (281) 579-1080 or info@CornerstoneKaty.org.)
  • 12:00PM Lunch: help prepare and serve lunch to the Arc campers and staff. (contact Linda Cover) Please visit:  www.volunteersignup.org/EXLBB to sign up for menu items.
  • 12:30PM Activity Time:  After lunch, our Cornerstone youth spend time doing fun physical activities.  (contact May Gourlay)

ARC Sunday:  Each summer, invite the campers and their families to worship with us one Sunday. This summer, Arc Sunday will be August 6. We will start the morning with a continental breakfast. Then the campers will share a song or two with our congregation during the worship service and also be invited to assist our teams of Ushers and Greeters.

Open House:  At the end of the summer the ARC has a tradition of hosting an Open House for the friends and families of the ARC campers.  This is a highly energetic event where the campers show off the skills they have learned over the summer, projects they have completed and give the families a taste of their experiences.  We would like to provide a reception for those who attend this event.  We will need baked goods and beverages and people to serve them.  This event is scheduled for Thursday, August 10 around 1:00PM. (contact Doniece Russell)

Security Shift:  The Arc needs people 18 years and older to sit at the front door of the gym for 1 shift each day.  The morning shift is from 8:00AM to NOON.  The afternoon shift is NOON to 3:00PM. Just sit and read, play Angry Birds on your phone or write the next great American novel – just be there to be a gate keeper.  We would like to cover as many of these shifts as possible and to make it as convenient as possible.  If you are interested in volunteering with the Arc of Katy outside of Cornerstone events, you will need to complete the volunteer application. For information about volunteering with the Arc of Katy please visit:  http://thearcofkaty.org/volunteer
I look forward to hearing from you.

Carol Kutzer
281.579.1080
info@CornerstoneKaty.org

Easter Breakfast – Help Needed

Easter is fast approaching.  We are hoping to host 130 or more people for breakfast and that means we need help!  If you are able to assist, please fill out the back of the bulletin insert this Sunday and drop it in the offering plate or give to Alisa Cotton.  The Fellowship Team thanks you for your willingness to help create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all our Easter attenders.

Katy Million Meal Pack-A-Thon

By Glenn Lerich of The Fellowship

Can you imagine the impact of ONE million meals for those without food? It is more than a meal to so many … it means that children do not go to school hungry and can focus on their studies … it means they get to see, hear and experience the Love of God … and YOU can be a big part of making it happen!

The Fellowship – along with four other Katy area churches – is partnering with Compassion Katy and Feed the Hunger for the Katy Million Meal Pack-A-Thon.

This weekend event (November 17-19) is a food packing event where participants package thousands of nutritious meals which are distributed through Feed the Hunger partners to children and families in need locally, nationally and internationally.

There are a variety of ways you can participate – financially sponsor the event by volunteering to pack meals at one or more 2-hour packing sessions, fund the cost of meals – or both. Each meal costs .28 – consider purchasing 100 meals for $28 or 1000 meals for $280. Sponsor a packing station for $1400 – or a half station for $700.

Watch this video and see a Pack-A-Thon in action – You will not want to miss out on this opportunity!

Schedule:

  • Thursday, November 17, 2016  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 18, 2016 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 18, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 19, 2016 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Places:

  • Redeemer Community Church – 24201 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
  • The Fellowship – 22765 Westheimer Pkwy.
  • Westland Baptist Church – 1407 W. Grand Pkwy. S.

Contact Compassion Katy, Denise Mayfield, by email at:  denise@compassionkaty.org.

Feeding B4 Feasting Oct 23-Nov 13

The temperatures are finally dropping, and we are preparing to give thanks to Jehovah Jireh, the Lord our Provider. For the past ten years, Cornerstone has provided complete Thanksgiving meals to families in need.

This year, we will partner with Clothed By Faith to provide meals for some of their clients, and Cornerstone families will have the opportunity to deliver these meals directly to the families in need. What a wonderful way to share the love of Christ and demonstrate generosity to your own family.

Beverly Tucker will provide more details on how to get involved in the delivery of the meals later this month. In the meantime, please consider how your small group, Sunday school class, youth group, or families can join together. We hope to provide at least 16 complete meals this year.

In years past, we have asked you to “pluck a feather” from turkeys in the church foyer. This year Carol Kutzer has created a sign-up page on the SignUp Genius website instead. (see the link below). We will accept donations starting October 23 and going through November 13.

Here are some different ways that you can be involved:

  • Sign up to bring menu items by visiting:  SignUpGenius.  You may leave your donations in the red barrel in the church office.
  • In lieu of providing food (particularly perishables like turkeys, pies, breads, etc.) consider donating a gift card from HEB.
  • Write a letter to the family who will receive the meal.
  • Include a favorite recipe with all the ingredients with a special note as to why it’s a family tradition.
  • Pray for the families receiving the meals.

On Halloween, we are asking families who trick-or-treat to make Feeding B4 Feasting part of the fun. We will have fliers for them to hand out to the houses they visit asking for food donations. If you would like some fliers, feel free to grab some from the church office.

The CSCK families will spend Sunday morning, November 13, decorating boxes and writing letters and prayers to the Clothed by Faith customers.

The mission of Clothed By Faith is to demonstrate God’s love by providing gently used clothing to those struggling with poverty. This year Clothed By Faith has provided clothing to over 4,500 clients in Fort Bend, Harris, Wharton, and Waller counties. You can learn more about their organization at ClothedByFaith.

If you have questions regarding Feeding B4 Feasting, please direct them to Beverly Tucker or Carol Kutzer at (281-579-1080, info@CornerstoneKaty.org).

Garage Sale is Fast Approaching

The team coordinating the garage sale still needs a few helping hands.  We could use more people on Friday, September 30 at 5pm to help us set up the tables and prep the gym for the garage sale the next morning.  This is also a good time to meet the Memorial Parkway residents, as they are just setting up and not so busy  selling.

And don’t forget to come Saturday, October 1 to either help out or just shop for some great deals.  Cosecha de Vida will be selling food and beverages.  We will also have a magician on hand during the garage sale.  Don’t want to miss that!  Contact Carol Kutzer for more information  281-579-1080.

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