Our Next Service Opportunity is Tuesday, April 23, at 4PM

We always need 7-8 individuals to serve dinner at this United Methodist Outreach Ministry (UMOM) event and we welcome families with teenagers 14 years old or older to join us. We leave CCOV at 4PM and are usually back around 7:30 PM.

“Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.” 

This is your invitation to live and love as our faith calls us to do.

Plan to meet at CCOV and then carpool to Halle Women’s Center, 3424 East Van Buren.

Contact: Janet at 480-391-3905 if you have any questions or need more information.



Cleaning House

Dear CCOV Family and Friends,

Here we are almost at the end of Lent, and I find myself wondering, how is this church season going for you?  Did any of you adopt a Lenten discipline this year or adopt Sandi’s “helpful household hint” (and her own 2019 Lenten discipline) of going through closets and donating to charity things no longer used or worn anymore?  I challenged myself to find one article of clothing for each of Lent’s forty days but ended doubling that so far.  I’ve made three trips to Goodwill and will make one more before Easter.  My closets look great and I don’t miss anything!

One of the greatest themes of the Christian life is that we are blessed in order to bless.  We are healed in order to heal.  We are restored in order to restore.  In fact, Jesus’ miracles in the gospels follow this pattern.  The multiplication of the fishes and the loaves made sure everyone ate.  When Jesus’ healed the bleeding woman, he ended her isolation and she was restored to community.  When Jesus opened the eyes of two blind men, they went out and spread the news about him.  When we are gifted with abundance, it is for sharing.  Some even rise to the highest challenge of giving sacrificially.

Two Sundays ago a woman came by the church during early-morning choir practice.  She was in tears and on the way to visit her father, who was suffering from cancer.  She needed gas money.  I was so heartened to see choir members who had cash in their pockets give to her.  One hugged her and comforted her because she too knew what it was like to battle cancer.  What joy it is to belong to such a deeply Christian family marked by generosity!

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday and hearing Pastor Dick preach Part III of his sermon series, “Seeking a Better Way to be Christian, from Lost to Found” (Jonah 3:1-2; Matthew 4:18-22).  The following week I will be in the pulpit for Palm Sunday.  The scripture will be Luke 19:28-40.  In the meantime, prayers for the remainder of a meaningful Lent!  It’s not too late to clean house and give, whatever that may look like for you.

Peace,

Pastor Sandi

Jill Marderness will be our guest soloist on Sunday, November 4th

Jill’s musical journey spans over 30 years with Quintessence Chamber
Ensemble and Michigan’s Bay View Music Festival plus concerto performances
with orchestras across the country. She performed with Chamber Music
Sedona and Red Rocks Music Festival, for children at Matsumoto Gakuen in
Tokyo, Japan and as orchestral musician with Flint Symphony, Duluth
Symphony, Colorado Philharmonic and more. Her awards include Silver Medal
of the Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition presented by Neville
Marriner and both Fischoff Competition Best Wind Group prize and Munich
Competition semi-finalist selection with Quintessence.

Renowned as an artist teacher, Ms. Marderness addressed “The Performer as
Educator” at Chamber Music America and Music Educators National
Conferences. She taught on the faculties of Saint Cloud State University,
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Grand Canyon
University and for 25 years Arts in Education Roster Artist with the
Arizona Commission on the Arts. At Bay View Music Festival she is resident
bassoonist, private teacher and ensemble coach for college students from
across the nation plus Youth Music Coordinator overseeing the Music &
Munchies family concerts plus Behind the Scenes and Rising Stars Recital
for the Bay View Association summer community.

Ms. Marderness joined Arizona Opera Orchestra as second bassoon in 2000
and is regularly engaged by the Phoenix Symphony, Tucson Symphony and
Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra. She is Co-Founder and Director of
Operations for Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place and resides in
Scottsdale with her husband Fred Marderness, percussionist with the
Phoenix Symphony.

Tuesday, October 24th, at 4PM, UMOM visit

We always need and welcome 7-8 individuals to serve dinner at this United Methodist Outreach Ministry (UMOM) event (Serving dinner to the homeless).

Families with teenagers 14 years old or older are welcome to join us. We always have fun when we go and there are many learning and teaching opportunities after being at UMOM. We leave CCOV at 4PM and are usually back around 7:30 PM.

This is your invitation to live and love as our faith calls us to do.

Plan to meet at CCOV and then carpool to Halle Women’s Center, 3424 East Van Buren.

MARVELOUS BROADWAY LIVE!

calendarOn Friday, July 22, all are invited to a wonderful production of MARVELOUS BROADWAY LIVE! featuring some of the most talented kids in the area and led by our own Larry Loeber as Music Director and Tina Khalil as Director/Choreographer. It’s our yearly tribute to the music of Broadway featuring some exciting new songs from today’s Broadway hits. If you haven’t seen one of our shows before, you will be amazed by the talent of our performers who put the show together in only 9 days.

The Music Theater Camp Performances are at 1:30PM & 7PM in our sanctuary. All are welcome.

Music Theater Camp Performances

movieOn Friday, July 1, all are invited to a wonderful production of THE FRANKENSTEIN FOLLIES featuring some of the most talented kids in the area and led by our own Larry Loeber as Music Director and Tina Khalil as Director/Choreographer. It’s Hallowe’en in July! Dress up in your favorite costume to enter the spooky and scary world of Funkytown! If you haven’t seen one of our shows before, you will be amazed by the talent of our performers who put the show together in only 9 days.

The Music Theater Camp Performances are at 1:30PM & 7PM in our sanctuary. All are welcome.