Continuing the work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.
This mid-week group for children currently in Grades K through 5 meets Wednesday evenings during November through early-April 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 begin at 6:00 pm.
For more information contact the church office, 301-293-9516.
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.
2018 LENTEN STUDY GROUP
Our 2018 Lenten Study Group will meet Thursday evenings, February 15 through March 22. We gather at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Our study this year will be, “Plenty Good Room.”
This study combines Scripture, a bit of American history and six African American Spirituals – “Every Time I Feel the Spirit – A Mountaintop Experience,” “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley – A Time of Temptation,” “Bow Down On Your Knees – A Time of Repentance,” “Plenty Good Room – Preparing the Guest Room,” “Ain’t A Dat Good News – Shouldering the Cross,” “Were You There? – A Collective Memory.”
Each evening will involve the playing of these songs, Bible study, sharing, video, music, Power Point and reflection. These evenings are open to anyone and all are welcome!
Please watch for registration info in the bulletin and take time to register for purposes of ordering books and preparing. Pastor Tim leads these evenings, so questions may be directed to him; firstname.lastname@example.org. Come join in!
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!
In remembrance of our Lord, our Spring Love Feast will be observed on Thursday evening, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. 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.
EASTER EGG HUNT
Grab your Easter basket and join us for the 2018 Easter Egg Hunt. Come to the Parish Hall and join in group games such as “musical chairs” and craft activities for all children through 5thgrade. And, gather round and listen to the Easter story as it is being read. The morning’s activities will also include a “Cake Walk.”
Children are reminded to please bring their own containers for the Egg Hunt. Light refreshments will be served.
Workers are needed for Woodcutting Day, Saturday, April 7, beginning at 8:00 am. Volunteers are reminded to bring their wood splitters and other appropriate tools. Good fun and fellowship, refreshments and lunch are shared by all.
To work with the woodcutting crew, or if you know of someone who may need some assistance with firewood for the winter, please call Robert Lee.
Senior Service Circle
Senior Service Circle would like to welcome all seniors to join our monthly Tuesday morning meetings from 9-11am in the Parish Hall. Our mission is to be of service to those in need in our local community. Please join us for monthly fellowship and service opportunities. For further information please call Wanda Rudman or Pattie Hughes. We hope to see you there.
James Gang meeting
Our Meals on Wheels team will be cooking up a specialty meal for our folks who have diffculty getting out.
You are invited to volunteer to help prepare, package and or deliver meals for our homebound seniors. To help and for information, please contact Kathy Gaver or Debbie Bussard.
Also, check our monthly newsletter, The Dunker, for additional information.
The 2018 Meat Canning Project trip to Ephrata, PA will be Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18.
Volunteers will leave each day from the Parish Hall at 7:00 am to arrive for the 9:00 am-2:30 pm shift.
If you are interested in going, please speak with Marion Leatherman, 301-293-4266.
Church Board Meeting
Sub Sale preparation
Proceeds will benefit the "Field of Hope" Growing Project.
Christian Ed meeting
Spring Food Pantry Collection
Growing Project's Blessing of the Seed
Bring your family and friends to the "Field of Hope" Growing Project Farm for the Harvest Festival. Gathering music and a hayride will begin at 2:30 pm. A service of thanksgiving begins at 3:00 pm followed by other activities. Join in the fun as we gather to celebrate and thank God for another bountiful harvest.
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