Continuing the work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.
Around the world, many individuals and families struggle for food and shelter. You can help them achieve a sustainable living by volunteering at the Brethren Service Center in Windsor.
Volunteers will unpack, sort, and prepare for sale the hand-made crafts and other items created by artisans of developing countries. Proceeds from the sale of those crafts provide the artisans and their loved ones with income necessary for food, clothing and shelter.
Volunteers leave from the church parking lot at 7:00 am and return by 4:00 pm.
For questions, or to volunteer and make a lunch reservation, call Robert Delauter at 301-293-2720.
Fall Clothes Drive
Christian Ed meeting after worship.
Parish Hall reserved for personal event.
Fall Food Pantry Drive
This mid-week group for children currently in Grades K through 5 meets Wednesday evenings during November through the end of March from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. In addition to hearing Bible stories from Mrs. Glessner, children enjoy a variety of activities, games, music and crafts that teach children about God and the life of Jesus.
A closing celebration will be held during the last session and will include special activities.
For more information contact the church office, 301-293-9516.
Congregational Business Meeting
Our Annual Congregational Business Meeting will be held Thursday evening, November 8 at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary.
In remembrance of our Lord, our Fall Love Feast will be observed Sunday evening, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. We can begin by opening our hearts to the Lord, by seeking forgiveness from God and others, and by inviting others to share in the wonderful blessings that come from being obedient to Jesus’ commands and accepting His invitation to the Table.
The evening will start with a time of reflection and repentance. Then we will follow the example of Jesus by washing one another’s feet and sharing a simple meal of beef and broth and bread (with a vegetarian option available also). The service concludes with the Bread and Cup communion.
There will be child care for the youngest of our church family, but interested children of any age are welcome to come and participate in the meal and observe the feetwashing and communion.
Our church practices open communion, so baptized Christians of any tradition are welcome to join us and participate fully, regardless of where you hold your church membership.
The Love Feast is one of the most beautiful things that Brethren do. Great blessings are received by those who participate. Generations ago Brethren traveled for miles to attend Love Feast with other congregations, often held in barns. Our church records show that 129 years ago, Love Feast was held at the Grossnickle German Baptist Church on October 23, 1880 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. “Ministering Brethren present from abroad were as follows, names Solomon Stone, Pipe Creek; George A. Hoover and T.J. Kolb, Monocacy; and Samuel K. Utz, Bush Creek.” We hope that Brethren today will make such an effort so that Love Feast is a priority for this generation as well.
Centennial Meal Prep
Four times a year we prepare and serve a meal at Centennial UMC (Frederick) for the less fortunate. To volunteer to help cook and/or serve the meal, contact Pam Jouannet, 301-293-3629. Your time and assistance is greatly appreciated!
The Music and Worship Commission is planning an All-Church Caroling Party on Sunday, December 9. All are welcome – participants will meet at the Parish Hall at 4:00 pm and go sing carols for shut-in members and friends of the church.
We’ll return to the Parish Hall for refreshments, including Christmas cookies! Everyone is welcome, because together, all of us can "make a joyful noise" to celebrate the birth of our Savior!
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 24, 2018 ▪ 7:00 pm
Come and join in as we sing the music of the season,
receive the gift of a visitor and form a circle of light.
Church Board Meeting
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