HOPEFEST 2017 - AUGUST 19

Hopefest will take place at the Old Gym by PHS on Saturday August 19th. Last year over 1000 people showed up for this amazing event.  Our hope is that we bless hundreds of kids with backpacks, binders, clothes, shoes, and haircuts.  Back to school items can be expensive for families, especially those with multiple children.  There is a great need and we want to make sure we do our part to help better our children’s educations. For $25 we can get a child everything he/she needs to start the school year.  We are hoping to sponsor 500 kids. Would you sponsor a child or multiple children?

Designate on your check or offering envelope “Hopefest” if you can help.

 

MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Leadership Team Highlights...

Prayer is the foundation of Cornerstone and all we do with leadership.   We are praying that God's miraculous power would break through this church and community as we reach out to the lonely, the broken, and the lost.  Please continue to pray daily for Cornerstone and its many ministries as we strive to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Other highlights

· New cameras for the worship center are on the way.  Two of the old ones were broken and parts were no longer available.  

· New Speakers have been installed in the Worship Center.

· The handbells have been refurbished.

· A new Honeywell computer that monitors the heating and cooling for the building has been installed. The old computer no longer worked.

The team leading Cornerstone for 2017 is pictured.   Members of the team are Jeff Browne, Jackie Scott, Jennifer Morgan, Jennifer Johnson, Chris Guilliams, Dean Wray, LindaToleman, Bruce Kalb, Steve Rader, Becky Nichols, Julia Basham, and Tom Covert.

 

HAITI MISSION TRIP 2017 -- October 14th-21st

We will be serving people who live in tent cities, building four 12’x12’  tin houses. It will be relational as we get to know the families, and life changing for anyone who goes. Cost is approximately $1300.   

1) Reminder a non-refundable deposit of $100 plus trip application is due May1st (available in the church office)
2) The first team meeting will be held Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 pm.
3) Please be sure to apply for a passport if you don't already have one as soon as possible.
4) Spots are limited. If you are interested in going to Haiti, your application and deposit is what secures a spot. Maximum number that can go on this trip is 20.  Go to www.sifministries.org for information about our Haiti partners.
5)  The Costa Rica trip has been re-scheduled for 2018 if there is enough interest.

Contact Beth Rice for more information 740-250-1236.

 

DARRYL STRAWBERRY COMING TO CORNERSTONE

Daryl will be at Cornerstone on April 30th to share his powerful testimony!   Daryl is a former Major League Baseball player who played in the 80's and 90's.  He was one of the most feared sluggers in the game, known for his powerful home runs and intimidating presence in the batters box. During his 17-year career, he helped lead the Mets and Yankees to four world series championships and consistently made the All Star Team. 

He was also suspended three times for substance abuse which led to a downward spiral in his life. Addictions, abuse, divorce, cancer, jail time, and other issues are a few things that led him to lose it all in 2003.  However, God's plan was not to be undone.  Daryl is now an ordained minister who will share a powerful story of God's grace.  Join us on April 30th and invite a friend or family member!

 

      Darryl           Strawberry

      Darryl           Strawberry

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FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN MOBILE-PACK EVENT

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN - A HUGE SUCCESS!!

Cornerstone participated in a Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack event.   This was the largest outreach undertaking ever attempted at Cornerstone and it exceeded all expectations.  Some numbers that tell that story.  3 Shifts with over 150 people  483 total volunteers  541Boxes  22 cents the cost of a meal  116,856 meals  1,000,000smiles  320   The number of starving children that will be fed for                an entire year.  “Please can we do this event again?!!!”   This was a question that was really a comment we heard over and over again.  Stay tuned for the Feed My Starving Children date in 2018.     

Cornerstone participated in a Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack event.   This was the largest outreach undertaking ever attempted at Cornerstone and it exceeded all expectations.

Some numbers that tell that story.

3 Shifts with over 150 people

483 total volunteers

541Boxes

22 cents the cost of a meal

116,856 meals

1,000,000smiles

320   The number of starving children that will be fed for     

         an entire year.

“Please can we do this event again?!!!”   This was a question that was really a comment we heard over and over again.  Stay tuned for the Feed My Starving Children date in 2018.  

 

JESUS PROM APRIL 21

On April 21st, Cornerstone of Portsmouth is hosting an event called Jesus Prom for physically and/or mentally challenged people ages 5 to 105!  Fashioned after an event at Southland Church in Central

Kentucky, Jesus Prom is an elaborate party. It's going to be a huge event and we need your help!  We'll roll out the red carpet, provide hair and makeup, a photo booth, great music, and refreshments! And....there will be dancing. Lots of dancing! Sign up to help in the Welcome Center!

Contact Laura Womack for Details at 740-821-6700.

 

Jesus Prom

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN EVENT - MARCH 17-18 2017

Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack event offers volunteers a one-of-a-kind experience. We will hand-pack rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals into bags which are then sealed, boxed, placed on pallets and shipped to the neediest children around the world. Through volunteering at FMSC, you’ll get the chance to impact hundreds of kids in just two hours per packing shift.

It is important you register early!!!   Five hundred volunteers are needed and we expect the shifts will fill up fast.  Check this link on February 10th. This will be one of the most amazing things you do this winter!

Register Here:  https://give.fmsc.org/events/-/e106187

 

 

 

FMSC

Family Blitz Live Sunday, January 29th 5:30 P.M.

Invite your friends and family to FamBlitz Live! FamBlitz Live is a crowd participation show with the theme of inspiring families to think like a team.  With lights, fog, a unique sound track and loads of action, families will experience Biblical truths communicated through high octane games and challenges. Parents and kids will participate on stage and from their seats in this high energy event.  There is never a moment where the crowd is asked to simply sit and listen.  

The primary message of FamBlitz Live is that there are no perfect families, even in the Bible.  God uses imperfect people and imperfect families to carry out His plan.  Throughout the games and challenges an inspiring message about Team Family is woven in.  FamBlitz Live is a high-energy way to remind families that working together can be fun.

We are expecting a large crowd.  Tickets will be handed out on Sunday mornings to assure you have a seat.

 

Operation Christmas Child

We are once again excited to be preparing for our Operation Christmas Child Packing Party on November 6th.  Each November thousands of churches prepare and collect shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, personal items, and other small gifts around the United States.  There have been over 120 million boxes delivered through the years.  We will be packing 1000 boxes doubling the number from last year at our packing party!

This year we will be collecting

1) Unused matchbox cars

2) Small stuffed animals

3) Flip flops for kids

4) Monetary donations to help cover the cost of shipping   Simply make your check payable to Cornerstone UMC and write “Operation Christmas Child” on the memo line.

Bring any of these items to the hallway across from the church office and look for the area marked Operation Christmas Child.   Thank you!  Rachel Perry and Missy Ankrom