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Coats United

Methodist Church

288 East South Street

P.O.Box 388

Coats, NC 27521


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Current and Upcoming Events



  9:45 AM     Assembly

10:00 AM     Sunday School

11:00 AM     Worship Service

  5:00 PM     Youth Meet



 7:00 PM     Choir Practice


First Monday:

 7:00 PM     Women Meet

Second Monday:

 7:00 PM     Men Meet



HIS Daily Bread Community Soup Kitchen every Thursday 6-7:30pm a loving community that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to our door. NEEDED NOW: Male helpers for van transportation to the soup kitchen and back home, supervision of children during the meal and for games after the meal. 


The Community Food Pantry providing food boxes for hungry people in the community.   NEEDED NOW: Contributions of canned goods and non-perishables are greatly appreciated. Look for the big green bucket in the narthex or drive-through. 

Mission Trip for Hurricane Sandy Relief on NC coast, June 23-29

A group of adults from CUMC teams up with some good friends from other local churches to do post-Sandy cleanup and repair.

Youth Mission Trip to Lake Junaluska, June 27-29

The youth are traveling west to Lake Junaluska (near Waynesville) for a Surge Youth Event June 27-30. The event will include mission work, worship, small groups and free time activities in a beautiful mountain setting.


Harnett Woods Adopt-a-Grandparent every third Monday 6-7:30pm to relieve the loneliness of seniors with visits, music, games and fellowship. NEEDED NOW: Volunteers who care about seniors. 


5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Coats-Erwin Youth meet at Coats UMC to assemble backpacks for the Buddy Backpack program, designed to provide nutritious food to school children who have little or nothing to eat over the weekend, since study is not the primary concern of a hungry child. See




The Messenger

Week of March 8, 2015 – Foolishness

COATS United Methodist Church

 SUNDAY MARCH 8 is the third Sunday in Lent, the season of the lengthening of days and the season of repentance and preparation for the great celebration of resurrection, Easter! But first, THE CROSS.  

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 18For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Reflect: When have you found God’s foolishness to be wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness to be stronger than human strength?

Message: Wise Foolishness

Music: We sing “Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know,” the choir sings, “In Christ Alone,” and Melissa sings, “Come As You Are.”

Want to give flowers for the Altar and/or Narthex? Contact Mary Forrest at  or 910-893-2282.

Want your child to serve as an acolyte? Contact Jane Wilson at 910-893-3888 or Jennifer Mitchell at 910-891-1760.

 TODAY we welcome Kristy and Kyle Cashwell tell their inspiring story during worship. Last Oct 20 Kyle was doing what he loved, farming, when his foot got caught in an auger while picking corn. He has significant injuries and will have many surgeries. He will have thousands of dollars in medical expenses and will not be able to return to work for some time. Let us support them with our love offering.  See more at

12:15 p.m. the Trustees meet in the adult classroom to set the insurance policy for the coming year.









MONDAY 6:30 p.m. UNITED METHODIST MEN meet for dinner together at the Cornerstone Café.

Men, be sure to sign up for Men’s Mission Team to Camp Rockfish to be rescheduled. Sign up at the bulletin board or contact Anthony Williams or Buster Stone to get on board.

8:30 p.m. Wesley Fellowship at the CU Oasis. For all local college students, no matter what college they attend.

TUESDAY 7:00 p.m. Cub Scout Pack 779 and Boy Scout Troop 779.

WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice in the sanctuary. The choir wants to grow, and needs YOU to do it! Come join the choir.

THURSDAYS 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. His Daily Bread Community Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry in the Fellowship Hall. Help wanted. Sign up at the bulletin board or talk to Shirley Allen, Gale Penny or Tom Fite.





COATS LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall


STORIES OF FAITH. One of the best ways for us to encourage one another as we seek to live our faith as we face the challenges of this world, is to hear one another’s stories. We’d like to hear yours.


Sunday March 15 the Administrative Council will meet right after church in the adult classroom to approve the insurance policy recommended by the Trustees.