Cornerstone's Weekend Update

November 16 & 23, 2018

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The JoyFM Blood Drive will be at Cornerstone on Friday, November 23, from 10 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment to donate blood go to All presenting donors will receive a specially designed JOYFM / Boost t-shirt, while supplies last!

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Join us for our Advent Study!

Ebenezer Scrooge is a man in need of a second chance. Is redemption possible for such a greedy, dark, and sad character? Find out here, during our Advent Study. Four Sundays from 1 pm - 2 pm starting November 25 in Fellowship Hall!

Youth Group & Electrified Faith are moving to Tuesday nights!

Remix Youth Group & Electrified Faith are moving to Tuesday nights! Grab your friends and meet us for some fun, fellowship & faith formation!

Christmas Poinsettias

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” pot is $10. Make checks payable to Cornerstone UMC and mark “Poinsettia” in the memo line. Orders are due by Sunday, December 9.

Cornerstone Christmas Dinner

The Cornerstone Christmas Dinner, hosted by the UMM, will be Friday, December 7th, at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $15 each, 2 for $25, or a table of 8 for $75. Tables are encouraged to participate in our "Decorate Your Table" contest. Come dressed in your Christmas finest, or take your best shot to win our Ugly Christmas sweater contest! Musical entertainment will be provided by our own Debbie Kahler! Come join us for an evening of food, fun and fellowship! Purchase your tickets in the Lobby or from any UMM member.

Other News...

Please bring your Estimate of Giving pledge form for 2019 this Sunday. You may place it in the offering plate, or turn in to the church office.

Our special “Thanksgiving Offering” this year will be divided: half will go toward the Cornerstone building project, & half will go for hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico. Please use the Thanksgiving envelope in your box of offering envelopes, or pick up one from the ushers.

UMW Special Event Reminder: Only a few seats remain to see Away In the Basement @ West Port Plaza on Thursday, December 20th, at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $27.50 per person. Checks payable to Clifdel Dowler. Deadline for sign up is November 18th.

Hanging of the Greens - Monday, November 26 at 9:00 am to decorate Sanctuary and Saturday, December 1 at 9:00 am to decorate the Stage. If you would like to help, please sign up at sign up central!

Operation Backpack needs fruit cups, pudding cups and individually wrapped snacks. We are currently serving 30 students in the Fort Zumwalt School District at 3 different schools!

The Food Pantry needs toilet paper. Thank you for your generosity.

Don’t forget to order your produce from First Fruits Co-op today! A portion of the proceeds will go to the Dewey Wofford Shoe Project! For more information, go to, or pick up an order form in the Lobby.

Do you go out to eat after church on Sundays? Texas Roadhouse in O’Fallon will give 10% of your total food sales back to our church if you present your bulletin to them!


  • Katie Stroder - health concerns
  • Caylee McGlasson - recovering from vocal surgery
  • Gene Kotthoff - severe pain in leg
  • Nancy Jean Heckenkamp - prayers for college application


    Lyle Allen, Gary Ballowe, Lou Broeker, David Broeker, Brian, Annie & Ellie Dickerson, Rebecca Dunivan, Carol & Buzzy Fairchild, Helen Figueroa, Shirley Horton, Barb Judd, Mary Kotthoff, Patsy Langston, Patti Okai, Jean Rapert, Bob Scherer, Sean Scott, Vurn Stilgenbauer, Helen Voege, Amanda Whitecotton, Margaret Yates, Steven Strauch ~ friend of Dr. Mike, 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

    Congregational Care Needs: Do you have a care need, or know of someone who does? Contact Dr. Mike Gillen: Church: 636-379-5334, ext. 7001, or e-mail: Reminder: Dr. Mike is off on Fridays.


    Sunday 11/18

    830 am Classic Worship

    9:30 am Connections Class

    9:30 am Kids JAM

    10:15 am Adult Bible Study

    11:00 am Modern Worship

    Nursery care is offered during all services

    4:00 pm Thanksgiving Dinner

    6:30 pm Thanksgiving Dinner

    Monday, 11/19

    12:00 pm Yoga

    5:30 pm American Legion Dinner

    Tuesday, 11/20

    9:00 am Operation Backpacks

    10:30 am Finance Meeting

    5:30 pm Electrified Faith

    6:30 pm Youth Dinner

    6:45 pm Praise Team Practice

    7:00 pm Youth Group

    Wednesday, 11/21

    Thursday, 11/22 Office CLOSED

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Friday, 11/23 Office CLOSED

    10:00 am JoyFM Blood Drive

    Saturday, 11/24

    7:30 am Men Living in Christ

    You can see our monthly calendar by clicking here:

    Cornerstone Staff

    • Pastor ~ Dr. Mike Gillen
    • Director of Administration & Communications ~ Stacy McGlasson
    • Director of Faith Development & Outreach ~ Greg Evans
    • Director of Classic Worship ~ Kerry Hartsoe
    • Director of Modern Worship & Media Ministry ~ Brandon Salter
    • Assistant Director of Modern Worship ~ Carina McGlasson
    • Media Coordinator ~ Mike Cochran
    • Treasurer ~ Jon Woodrum
    • Accompanist - 1st service ~ Ren DeShong, Joan Oliver, Dee Stilgenbauer
    • Custodian ~ Brian Cole