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James Gang meeting
Church Board Meeting
Woodcutting lunch (prep and meal)
Workers are needed for Woodcutting Day, Saturday, May 11, 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.
Growing Project's Blessing of the Seed
Sub Sale preparation (Growing Project)
Sub Sale Pick-up
Proceeds will benefit "Field of Hope" Growing Project.
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.
In remembrance of our Lord, our Fall Love Feast will be observed Sunday evening, November 10 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 139 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.
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