Cornerstone's Enewsletter

November 20, 2015


Our special “Thanksgiving Offering” this year will go to the Pharr Mission Trip. Please use the Thanksgiving envelope in your box, or pick up one from the ushers.

Joy FM Blood Drive - Cornerstone will again host the Joy FM Blood Drive on Black Friday. Please join us on Friday, November 27, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm to help with this worthwhile event. Your blood donation could save up to three lives. To schedule an appointment go to and enter sponsor code Joyfm. Can’t donate blood, but want to help? We will also need a couple of volunteers during the two shifts (9:30-1:00 and 1:00-4:30) that will be running during the day. Contact Dawn Gerard for more information.

Join us for the UMMen’s Christmas Dinner (Friday, December 11 at 5:30 pm). Enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by Yvonne Beasley, then sit back and relax and listen to the Gateway Harmonica Club, featuring our own Frank Davis. Doors open at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 6 pm. Purchase your tickets in the Lobby this Sunday! Tickets are $15 each/2 for $25.

We will have a Called Church Conference December 13, at 11:45 am, to vote on the Building Study Report and elect a Building Committee. You must be a member & present to vote. All members are encouraged to attend!

Join us for the UMW Reader’s Theater, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, Thursday, December 17, at 6:30 pm.Admission is free. Everyone is welcome!

If you would like to donate a Poinsettia to decorate our Sanctuary for Christmas, please pick up an envelope at “Sign-Up Central,” fill out, include payment, and turn into the office. Each 6 1/2” pot is $8. Make checks payable to Cornerstone UMC and mark “Poinsettia” in the memo line. Orders are due by Sunday, December 13.

Circle of Companions will be visiting local laundromats, passing out cookies to eat, and quarters to cover washing and drying. We will visit the laundromats this year in early December, in hopes it will make a small difference for the families at Christmas. Look for us between services and unload your quarters. We will be collecting quarters between services.


Reminder: The Church-wide Thanksgiving Dinner is this Sunday, November 22. Don't forget to bring your side dish, salad or dessert.


  • James Phipps - recovering from surgery

  • Ellie Dickerson - Kerry Hartsoe’s granddaughter - hospitalized
  • Gilbert Beard - Colleen Barringer’s brother-in-law - liver cancer
  • Bill Schultz - Bill Schultz’s father - surgery

On Going Requests

Ed Aldridge, Lyle Allen, William Baker, Darlene Bruns, Carolyn Burgin, Michelle Boyer, Terri Gerler, Jean Hancock, Robin Hays, Klem Kalberer, Caylee McGlasson, Neal McKee, James Murray, Jean Rapert, Shirley Spradley, Vurn Stigenbauer, Maurice & Karen Jo Survant, 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 11/22

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

4:00 pm Thanksgiving Dinner

6:30 pm Thanksgiving Dinner

Monday, 11/23

10:00 am Preschool Feast

6:30 pm Monday Nite Ladies

Tuesday, 11/24

9:30 am Quilting

1:00 pm OLIO Bible Study

5:30 pm Handbell Practice

7:00 pm Choir Practice

Wednesday, 11/25

Food Pantry CLOSED

Preschool CLOSED

No Youth Group Activities!

6:45 pm Praise Team Practice

Thursday, 11/26

Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday, 11/27


Preschool CLOSED

10:00 am JoyFM Blood Drive

7:00 pm Disciple 1

Saturday, 11/28

8:00 am UMMen

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  • 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 ~ Lucie Phillips
  • Nursery Director ~ Debbie Penrod
  • Media Director ~ Glenn Cadena
  • Accompanist ~ Dee Stilgenbauer
  • Accompanist ~ Cameron Graham
  • Accompanist ~ Joan Oliver