Cornerstone's Weekend Update

May 13, 2016


Congratulations to all of our 2016 high school and college graduates! We will honor our graduates this Sunday, May 15, at our 10:30 am service.

Is serving communion for you? Have you ever wondered what is involved in serving communion? Have you ever wanted to be invited to serve communion? Have you doubted if you are worthy or capable? Whether you have been serving, or are curious about serving, you are invited on Monday, May 16, at 1:30 pm or 7:00 pm to learn, to sign-up and to have questions answered. This is a wonderful way to serve Christ as you become more involved at Cornerstone.

Pastor Dianne Cochran will be speaking at the UMW meeting on Thursday, May 19, at

11:45 am. All women are welcome to attend.

The Young Adult Group is having a bonfire/BBQ on Friday, May 20 at 6:00 pm at the church. We will conclude our study on “Letters to the Exiles” and roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Anyone over age 18 is invited.

Help save lives by giving blood at our Blood Drive on Friday, June 10, from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Make an appointment at and use sponsor code cornerstoneumc to find our drive.

A Note from Dr. Mike

Cornerstone Offerings: A How-To

Your financial offerings to Cornerstone are crucial to the success and excellence of this seven-day a week ministry. Thank you for your continued, consistent, generous support of this ministry for Christ.

It’s important for you to do a few things in order to make it easier for us to keep track of your contributions and make sure we know to what you’re contributing.

First, make sure you’re writing out your check accurately, especially using the correct date on the check. I know it sounds silly, but it’s easy to be distracted and write out the wrong month, day, or year. Also, please make sure you make your check payable to Cornerstone UMC & sign the check.

Second, please use an offering envelope. We use offering envelopes in our record keeping to make sure contributions are attributed to the right person or family. Your offering envelopes have a number unique to you that we use to keep track of your financial contributions. Also, the offering envelopes have a place for the total contribution you’re making, as well as a breakdown of where you want that money to go. For example, you might write a check for $200. That’s the amount that would be written in the total. Then you might want $75 to go to our Building Fund, so you’d write that on the envelope. And you might want the remainder to go to the Budget, so you’d write $125 on that line. The offering envelopes also have a place for you to designate other funds or special offering gifts.

These simple steps help our offering Counting Committee and our Financial Secretary know how to record and keep track of your gifts. Again, thank you for your ongoing,

faithful support of your church.

Dr. Mike

Community Bulletin Board

For groups to post their upcoming events, fundraisers, etc. Just send a .jpg (picture) of your event to Stacy in the church office and we'll get it posted on the website. All items will be checked for content & approved by the office before they will be posted. For questions, please contact the office at 636-379-5334. To see our community bulletin board, click here:


Food Pantry Needs for May: Canned sloppy joe mix (Manwich) & canned pasta sauce. Please no glass containers!

The Postal Food Drive is Saturday, May 14. We need volunteers to help collect food from the post office. If you can help, please arrive at the O'Fallon Post Office at 10 am (meet around back).

Fundraising Guidelines

We get requests weekly to either have fundraising events at the church or advertise fundraisers through the church publications. The Finance Team and Pastor are asking that every fundraising event, whether for a Cornerstone ministry, or for an outside organization, be approved by them. Simply contact the church office and fill out a fundraiser event request form. Thank you for your cooperation.

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  • Janet Gillen - Dr. Mike’s mother - breast cancer
  • Buzzy Fairchild - recovering from surgery
  • Kenny Martin - father of youth student, Shayla Martin & friend of Stephanie Turpin - recovering from brain surgery
  • Jim Seifert - father of friend of Stacy McGlasson - stomach cancer
  • Vernon Bauer - Rich & Bev Bush’s son-in-law - blood infection
  • Lavern Mclane - recovering from leg wound

On Going Requests

Michelle Boyer, Judi Bright, Beverly Bush, Floyd Case, Cona Cypret, Paula Ford, TJ Hartnett, Robin Hays, Debbie Howell, Alec Ingram, Kurt Kenel, Jen Lehnhoff, Doris Mollet, Jean Rapert, Brad Reed, Julie Rodriguez, Shirley Sims, Shirley Spradley, Vurn Stilgenbauer, The Homeless, The Unemployed, All Military Personnel, POW’s & MIA’s, Our covenant church in the Funhalouro Village In Mozambique, The persecuted church & Christians all over the world, All Military Personnel who suffer from PTSD


Sunday 5/15

9:00 am Traditional Service

9:00 am Connections Class

9:00 am Youth Sunday School

9:00 am Children’s Classes

10:30 am Contemporary Service

10:30 am Graduation Recognition

12:30 pm Youth Fundraiser Luncheon

Monday, 5/16

1:30 pm Communion Training

7:00 pm Boy Scouts

7:00 pm Communion Training

Tuesday, 5/17

9:30 am Quilting

1:00 pm OLIO Bible Study

7:00 pm Choir

Wednesday, 5/18

9:30 am Food Pantry

11:45 am Bible Readers

5:30 pm Electrified Faith

6:30 pm Finance Meeting

6:30 pm Youth Dinner

6:45 pm Praise Team Practice

7:00 pm Youth Group

Thursday, 5/19

11:45 am UMW/New Day Circle

5:30 pm TOPS Group

6:00 pm Circle of Companions

Friday, 5/20

6:00 pm Young Adult Group

7:00 pm Disciple 1

7:00 pm NA

Saturday, 5/21

8:00 am UMMen

9:30 am OASIS

10:00 am Scrapbooking

You can see our monthly calendar by clicking here:


  • Pastor ~ Dr. Mike Gillen
  • Office Manager ~ Stacy McGlasson
  • Director of Discipleship & Communications ~ Dawn Gerard
  • Director of Students & Outreach ~ Greg Evans
  • Choir Director ~ Kerry Hartsoe
  • Preschool Director ~ Joann Markus
  • Custodian ~ Roger Campbell
  • Treasurer ~ Jon Woodrum
  • Media Director ~ Glenn Cadena
  • Accompanist ~ Dee Stilgenbauer
  • Accompanist ~ Joan Oliver