Church Clean Out Project Complete!

                                                                                        -Ashley Sickles

Can someone say hallelujah! I sure did May 11th, when Carolyn Dobson, Susan Thompson, Gayle Inscho, and myself spent the day packing up all that was left from the church “garage sale” rooms and hauled it down to the CCC. Over the last 8 months or so, we have worked hard to give Central some much-needed TLC. I think a well cared for building reflects its members and visitors that they will be well cared for too! I hope in the future if any of you come across an area that needs a little cleanup or fixing, you’ll jump right in and do it! CUMC is our building, let’s be good stewards of what God has given us.

  Speaking of God, He has kept me encouraged by everyone’s willingness to help when I asked, and even when I didn’t ask. I must mention Carolyn and Susan because they have been my go-to gals for every area that needed to be touched. Thank you, ladies! I’m so grateful for our friendships that were formed from this project. There are also so many more people that have helped. I’m afraid to use names because I may forget some, but you know who you are! Thank you to those who helped clean out Sunday school rooms; thank you to those who helped clean out the scout area; thank you to those who helped clean out the catacombs; thank you to those who called me and offered to help in many different ways; thank you to those who used words and deeds of encouragement to let us know our work was appreciated! God used all of you, through your actions and words, to keep this project moving. Again, thank you.

  I do still have two large items for sale on the Facebook marketplace from our church. Two 10 foot, outdoor, metal light posts from the catacombs and a drum set that had been sitting in a closet in the lower fellowship hall collecting dust for years. If you are interested in purchasing either of these items or know someone who is, please let me know.

  Lastly, our total from all our sales over the last 8 months has come to $6,183.25. All I can say is, what a blessing!


Backpack Ministry

-Melissa Penley

A huge thank you to Ginny Pylant and Apryl Botto and their volunteers for another successful year of CUMC Backpacks Ministry for needy children to have food to eat on the weekends during the school year. They shopped, packed, and delivered weekly, and I am so thankful for them. Our church supports 82 children from a total of 3 schools, and this ministry would not be possible without regular donations from our church family. Please contact Melissa Penley, Ginny Pylant, or Apryl Botto if you are interested in helping with the Backpacks Ministry for the next school year. Our church has supported this ministry for 12 years, and the students of Decatur City Schools thank you!




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