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The Information You Need To Know: 

Cooper Memorial United Methodist Church

9901 Cooper Church Dr., Louisville, Ky 40229
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Phone Number:  

(502) 969-4792

 

Pastor’s e-mail:

revgreg9566@gmail.com


Office- email: 

cooper.office@bellsouth.net

E-mail addresses:

cooperaudiovideo@cooperchurch.com

cooperfinance@cooperchurch.com

cooperyouth@cooperchurch.com

coopertrustee@cooperchurch.com

 

Calendar Coordinator:  caroline.young4@outlook.com

Website Questions:

cooperwebsite@cooperchurch.com

 

Other Links:

 United Methodist Website

 

 

 

 

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Legal Department
GCFA
Post Office Box 340029
Nashville, TN 37203-0029
Phone: 615-369-2334
Fax: 866-246-2516

 

 Upcoming Events                

Opportunities for Worship, Witness,

Fellowship and Service

Monday November 20th 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Cub Pack 190 (FH)

Monday November 20th 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Venture Crew 190 (FS)

Thursday November 23 No Meeting Happy Thanksgiving

Monday November 27th 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Cub Pack 190 (FH)

Monday November 27th 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Venture Crew 190 (FS)

Thursday November 29th 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 190 (FH)

* Note No Okolona Open Table/Holy CoW! Meal this week
 
Wednesday November 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Traditional Community Thanksgiving Service at Okolona Baptist
 
 
Saturday November 25th Setting up the Christmas Tree
 
 
 
Sunday November 26th at Noon Hanging of the Greens
 
 
Okolona Open Table

Enhancement to Holy CoW!      

 

 

   Wednesday November 29th at 6:00 p.m.

   Okolona Open Table/Holy CoW!

   Meal will be TBA!

 

   Wednesday November 29th after meal 7:00 p.m. Bible Study,

   and also Thursday November 30th at 11:00 a.m.

 

Wednesday November 29th 7:00 p.m. 4H Club Meeting (FH)

 
 
    Sunday December 17th will be our Music Special and Christmas Gathering for Food and Fellowship

  

Sunday December 24th we will gather for our regular service in the morning and then at 11pm for our traditional Christmas eve service.


 

We need socks for Barb to take to My Dog Eats First. Bring some in for the next two weeks then we will pray over them and pass them on.

Bring more socks for the homeless.


          

 

 

 

 

 

For more Zumba Party Sessions on Mondays Info click here
 
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Fellowship Hall & Gym Rentals
Wednesdays 7p-9p Softball September thru February (GYM)
Sundays 12-6pm Trojan BB until Feb. (GYM)

Sunday, Tuesday & Friday 6pm-8pm Basketball W. Hickman (GYM)

Monday & Thursday 6-9pm East Elite Basketball J. OBryan October thru March, Thursdays in August (GYM)

Monday - Friday Basketball noon hour (GYM)

Monday 6-8pm Zumba Jamie Marshall (GYM)

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Pastor Greg's Notes

    This is the weekend that the scouts begin the scouting for food drive that fills our pantry each year.

   We had a great time at painting with Karlynn last night. A good time was had by all. Watch this space for

our next crafty night.

  Calendar for the Upcoming Holiday Season

  Wednesday November the 15th will be our Holy CoW! Holiday meal, roast turkeys and all the fixings

  Sunday November the 19th will be our church holiday meal, turkey and all the fixings

  The community Worship service is November the 22nd at Okolona Baptist 7:00 p.m.

Sunday November the 26th will be the hanging of the greens

   Sunday December 17th will be our music special and Christmas gathering for food and fellowship

   Sunday December 24th we will gather for our regular service in the morning and then at 11pm for our  

   traditional Christmas eve service.

 

 

There are copies of the read the Bible in a year plan available in the sanctuary, also available here on our web-page. click here

 

 Asking for plastic grocery bags, they will be used to make mats for the homeless!

 

         Need to Build up Paper Products

 

We need lots of plates both dinner and dessert size, knives, forks and spoons.

Sam's sells these in bulk for good prices. 200 plates for 18$,

600 forks or spoons or knives are 14$, Dessert plates are 1000 for 13$

 This is not just for our Holy Cow! meal but as we open our doors to the hungry and marginalized of our community we need to be able to keep the supplies ready for them. Eddie and Rev. Greg are establishing contact with the food bank Dare to Care where we should be able to buy our food for pennies on the dollar. We expect the meal to have maybe thirty to forty at first but will grow to 80 to 100 perhaps as early as Christmas. This is exciting.

Pray about our open table ministry and how you can help.

We need folks to help in the kitchen, help serve as it will be cafeteria style,

help cleaning up and washing dishes. It really will require that we have about 10 people doing this each week.


 
 
As you see salt bags please pick up a couple of bags so we can stick pile for this winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notification per Locked Door Policy

It has come to my attention that there are people objecting to our locking doors prior to worship. While the front doors to the sanctuary will remain open, the other doors will be locked. This is a safety issue both protecting our property and a safe sanctuaries issue protecting our children. As the pastor in charge this is a non debate able issue. There will be signs posted this week at each door explaining the timing and giving directions to the sanctuary. We have no greater treasure than our children. I am sorry if this is an inconvenience to you. Any questions may be directed to me. The Safe Sanctuaries policy adopted by all United Methodist Churches requires that we do all we can to ensure the safety of our children and others that may be susceptible to danger. Peace to you, Rev. Greg

Additional Information ~ With the influx of children we need to make sure we are doing everything to insure their safety. One of the steps we can take is to lock all the doors others than those leading into the sanctuary just prior to worship. This will prevent any one from entering the church uninvited. Another step we can take is to provide adult supervision in the children's wing. A sign up sheet is available. If we take turns it will not overburden any of us. There is no greater treasure than our children.
Door Sign
These doors will be locked no later than 10:25 am. The doors to the sanctuary are open
while we are in worship.

 

Help needed in the office. If you can volunteer, please see Barb Hudgell or Pastor Greg.

 

 

It is exciting to be in a church that is growing the way Cooper Memorial Umc is growing. Now we are facing some of the difficulties of growth. We need people for our children's ministry, Sunday School classes and creating a weekday ministry. A youth leader, we have a Sunday School teacher teaching our new Middle School class, (I am so excited) We need a nursery worker, (three babies in worship last week). You know what these are difficulties that I am enjoying having to deal with. ~ Rev Greg


 ~ Thank you all of those special people who give of

    their time and talents!!!

                                                               

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                       Notes for Sundays               

Recycling containers are at each exit. Please recycle your bulletin.

 

Children’s Worship Bags.

We are in need of twistable crayons and mechanical pencils.

As you shop please pick up a pack or two. We currently are filling 20 bags.

 

Children’s Worship Bags are available in back of sanctuary. Please return the bag after service.

 

 

 
Cooper Memorial UMC at a Glance
Sunday Schedule

9:15 a.m. Coffee and Fellowship

9:30 a.m. Sunday School ~ classes for all ages.

10:30 a.m. Worship

                                               

Our Sunday School Teachers

Children: Debbie Murphy Lead Shepherd

Middle High Youth:
 
Adult: Larry Edwards, Glinnie Moss, Barb Hudgell 

 

Opportunities for fellowship & growth

Women’s Group Lydia Circle meets 1st Tuesday at 7pm

Boy Scouts of America: Cub Pack, Boy Scout Troop(during the school year) (more info)

Girl Scouts of America: Daisies & Juniors (during the school year) (more info)

Vacation Bible School usually in June or July

 

Opportunities for service

Worship: Music Team, Usher, Greet, Acolyte, Reader, Tech Team

Lawn Care: Mowing and Landscaping

Small Group Shepherds

Maintenance: variety of activities

Help requested in the nursery
If anyone is willing to help with the nursery during Sunday School or church we would like to create a rotation. Hopefully we will have enough volunteers that with 2 in the nursery during church & 1 during Sunday School we would only be scheduled once a month. If you don't attend a class this would be a ministry opportunity for you.
There will be books and activities so part of the time will be play & part will be a chance for you to share the Bible stories children love.

Contact Russell Hudgell if you are willing to help.

 
  • Cards for Military and their families...contact the church office for more information
  • Remember the weekly MISSION BOX! Be a part of outreach in our Cooper CommunityCooper Memorial sponsors
  • Cub Pack & Boy Scout Troop.  Any boy 1st  grade through age 20 is invited to become a part of  this vital ministry.  Contact Casey Lasley(639-7767)for more information.
  • We also host several Girl Scout troops. Girls Kindergarten through 12th grade are welcome. Contact Beth Lasley (639-2198) for more information.
  • Interested in being an Usher…please contact Rusty Hudgell.
  • The Tech Team Mike Spontak or Steve Brown
  • Children's Sunday School teacher needed …see Mary Beth Granado

* When you register your attendance on the prayer request form, please put any new contact info on the back for the office. (address, ph #, email address) Also, please include date of birth on all household members if you haven’t turned that in previously.

* If you would like your email address added to the office’s prayer request/ general notification email list, please let the office know, or email request to cooper.offce@bellsouth.net

* PLEASE NOTE ~ Caroline Young is the Calendar Coordinator so if you need to schedule the building for anything please contact her (502) 345-8276 (text & voicemail) or  caroline.young4@outlook.com

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ONGOING EVENTS

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Children's Worship Ministry
Children 4 and up are encouraged to pick up a "Worship Bag" as they enter the Sanctuary.
We are excited that you will be joining us for worship and look forward to seeing you grow in Jesus.
All "Worship Bags" are to remain at church.

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Our goal is to have food bags assorted and ready to go when a call comes into the office. Volunteers are
needed to sort and bag food. As temperatures change and bills fluctuate, needs will increase. If you
can spare an hour or so a month please call the office.

Please consider making a special offering towards this ministry.

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* All recorded church services will now be on DVD instead of tape. They will be located in the church library.

* Children’s Ministry Volunteers Needed!

* Remember the new Mission Box everyone is asked to bring $1.00 per Sunday and place it in the box, monies will be used as outreach in our community.

* A new “mailbox” is the office. Please be sure to check your slot EVERY SUNDAY: Adult Education; Finance; Nursery; Pastor; Boy Scouts; Girl Scouts; Staff Parish Relations; Trustees; Upward; Visitation; Worship; Youth Education.

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A note from the church Trustees in case of Snow

The Trustees will do everything they can to keep the church open in case of snow. Please be aware of the fact that the parking lots will not be plowed. We will concentrate on clearing the sidewalks, stairs, and ramps to the back entrances of the church and down to the fellowship hall, and request that you use ONLY those entrances on days when there is snow. Each snow event will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but we will be trying very hard to not spend to the maximum of our snow budget.
Please contact the church office if you have questions on parking lot conditions during snow events.

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* New email addresses: cooper.office@bellsouth.net and
cooper.pastor@bellsouth.net

* If you have e-mail and are not currently receiving the prayer requests and would like to do so,
please contact the office with your address.
Please notify us also if you are getting them now and want your address removed.

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******* Please take precautions with your belongings on Sundays. This includes
leaving items visible in your car that might tempt a thief and leaving items of value
unattended inside the building.
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***** Please contact Caroline Young to add any event to this list, 502-345-8276
or caroline.young4@outlook.com *****

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