Cornerstone's Weekend Update

January 15, 2016


Young Adult Group - Christmas has come and gone, and so now it is time to get back to our study. We will meet at 5:45 pm on Friday January 15th at Jean’s house. For our study, we will pick up where we left off and cover the next two chapters, 7 and 8.

Men's Accountability Group - Saturdays at 7:30 am, at St. Louis Bread Co. in O'Fallon (except Men's Club Sat. we will meet at the Church). This small group will focus on the day to day recognition of how God works in our lives. This promises to be an exciting dynamic group where friendships are strengthened, forged and where you are supported.

We are beginning to build a New Outreach Ministry that would support people in our church and community whose spouses have died. Come join us Sunday afternoon, January 17th, at 4 pm. Bring your ideas to share and let's get started.

UMWomen and New Day Circle are combining. We will have our first meeting of the year (soup & salad luncheon along with our normal monthly meeting), Thursday, January 21, at 11 am. All women are invited!

UMWomen is starting a new circle group for young women who are interested in helping improve the lives of women, children & youth locally and worldwide. Our first meeting is Thursday, January 21, at 7 pm (Room A in Fellowship Hall). Bring an umbrella if you have one and a friend! Contact the church office with questions.

Dr. Mike will present a Lenten Study, “The Gospel of Mark,” Mondays, beginning February 15 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Sign-up at “Sign-up Central.”

New Member Dinner - Saturday, January 30, at 6 pm for anyone who has joined the church in the last 18 months. Please RSVP to the office by January 27-28.

The Church Office and Preschool will be CLOSED on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Food Pantry Needs - We need Jelly (no glass jars, please) and boxes of cold cereal.

Non-Smoking Campus - The Executive Team has voted to make Cornerstone a non-smoking campus, beginning in February 2016. There will no longer be a designated smoking area outside the building.

Monthly Newsletter - The Monthly Newsletter has been transitioned to an email version, which will save on postage and printing costs. We will still have a limited amount of print versions available in the brochure rack in the Lobby (3rd row, pocket on the LEFT) and will send the print version to our homebound. If you haven't already signed up to receive the Monthly Newsletter by email, and would like to be added to our email list, please sign-up on the green insert available in the bulletin, OR email Stacy at

Join us online through our social media sites or follow along in the monthly newsletter and read the whole Bible in a year. There will be daily postings on the sites and monthly postings in the newsletter. We hope that you will join us in this endeavor.

Please pick up your 2016 offering envelopes on the table in the Lobby. If you don’t have assigned envelopes and would like them, please leave a note for Stacy in the office or email

Community Life...For more information on any of today's announcements or upcoming events - visit our website: Or call us at 636-379-5334.


  • Janet - Gail Wilson’s sister-in-law Donna’s cousin - massive stroke
  • Robert Schwartz - Lucie Phillip’s brother-in-law - prostate cancer
  • Julie Hartman/Lindguard - cancer is spreading
  • Luke & Debbie Ritten - daughter/son-in-law of Donna Quinlan - personal concerns
  • Judy Johnson - Linda Trautwein’s sister - recovering from surgery
  • Darlene Bruns - Judy Phipps' mother - final stages of life

On Going Requests

Michelle Boyer, Brenton Hudelson, Klem Kalberer, Carolee Patek, Jean Rapert, Julie Rodriguez, Shirley Spradley, Vurn Stilgenbauer, 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


Reminder to Committee Leaders & Small Group Leaders: Please make sure your meetings & events for the year have been communicated to the office. Click on the link below the weekly calendar to view the Monthly calendar on our website. For any changes or additions, please contact Stacy in the office at

Sunday 1/17

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

11:45 am Confirmation Class

4:00 pm Support Group

Monday, 1/18


Preschool CLOSED

6:30 pm Monday Nite Ladies

7:00 pm Boy Scouts

Tuesday, 1/19

9:30 am Quilting

1:00 pm OLIO Bible Study

5:30 pm Handbell Practice

7:00 pm Choir Practice

Wednesday, 1/20

9:30 am Food Pantry

11:45 am Bible Readers

5:30 pm Electrified Faith

6:30 pm Youth Dinner

6:30 pm Finance Meeting

6:45 pm Praise Team Practice

7:00 pm Youth Group

Thursday, 1/21

11:00 am UMWomen-New Day Circle

5:30 pm TOPS Group

6:00 pm Circle of Companions

6:30 pm Broeker Study

7:00 pm UMW-Young Women

Friday, 1/22

9:00 am Operation Backpack

9:30 am Moms & More

7:00 pm Disciple 1 Class

7:00 pm NA

Saturday, 1/23

7:30 am UMMen

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 ~ Cameron Graham
  • Accompanist ~ Joan Oliver