Happenings for August 18


As we welcome our new Director of Children’s Ministries, Dianna, she needs your help. A new year of Sunday School and Karpenter’s Kids will be starting soon and Dianna is asking for your help. Please email her, diannathompkins@yahoo.com and let her know you will be able to volunteer for one of these programs. We all know that our programs thrive with volunteers, so please help our new director out and contact her.


Preschool is back in full swing and will have their first Spirit night of the year on August 29th from 5 to 8 pm. Stop by and enjoy dinner and help the preschool at the same time. Be sure to mention Cornerstone Kids for them to get credit for your purchase.


Be on the lookout for information coming soon about our next children’s evangelism events! This ministry takes our elementary-aged children out into the community to serve God and tell others about Jesus Christ. If you would like to be involved, contact Ann Warren at childrensevangelism@cornerstoneumc.com, and stay tuned for our next mission!


The Men of Cornerstone will be singing at Southwest Christian Care’s senior center on Thursday, August 24 1:30-2:30pm. Please come and join us at 7225 Lester Rd., Union City.


Cornerstone United Methodist Church Bar-B-Que Committee in conjunction with the Trustee’s and all of the other committee members are having a Chair-B-Que (Bar-B-Que) on the weekend of Labor Day September 1 to September 2.  We will have two pick up times, one on Friday Night between 5 – 7 pm  and the other on Saturday Morning 10 am – 12 pm.

The purpose of this is to raise funds to replace the chairs in the Sanctuary, secondly to assist with Technology upgrades. Chair Replacement is going to be between $12, 000 to $15,000 depending upon style and quantity.  Tickets will be available and handed out to everyone to sell, we will set up in the Narthex from 9:30 am – 11:00 am and again at 12 – 12:30 to collect names and money to schedule the pick-up.

What we are selling:

Pork Butts:

1/2 pans approx.     2.5 lbs – 3 lbs  –         $25.00

Whole butts             5 – 6 lbs                      $38.00

Whole Butt Pulled     5-6 lbs                     $40.00

Donations are welcomed!!!


Ladies, come join Miss Nelle’s Bible Study as we study the book The Christ-Centered Woman: Finding Balance in a World of Extremes by Kimberly Dunnam Reisman.  “Women respond to many callings – those of family and home, work and colleagues, and ministry and discipleship. Kimberly Dunnam Reisman, a working mother of three, explores how to respond from a calm center rather than from frustration and exhaustion.”  Our study group meets each Wednesday during the school year at 10:00 am until 11:45 am in room 112.  Some of the group goes out to lunch afterward.  If you want to order a book, please contact Cindy Schnable at cschnable@bellsouth.net by Monday, August 28.


We all dream of being happy. If we could just lose the extra weight, get the job, buy the house, we could truly be happy. But over time, it begins to seem as though lasting happiness is unattainable. Despite our best efforts, true happiness will never be a reality for us. So how do we find lasting happiness and contentment in our lives? Maybe the answer isn’t in our own lives at all.  Matt Miofsky connects the existential question, “Am I happy?”, with basic theology and unexpected biblical texts. Starting with the book of Ecclesiastes, considering if any “thing” can make us happy, he explores the value of relationships, a forgiving lifestyle, living in the present, feeling gratitude, and learning to release control.


Ladies, it is not too early to mark your calendar for our annual Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch on October 7.