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.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2018
For the closing program on Friday evening, July 20, the children will sing some of the VBS songs they have learned. Parents are encouraged to stay with their children Friday evening, as classes will be dismissed from the sanctuary to load onto hay wagons for the traditional closing hayride. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate in the hayride. After the hayride, everyone will meet back at the parish hall to view the wonderful crafts children have worked on and enjoy an ice cream social.
SAVE THE DATE and watch for additional information regarding registration and to discover what this year's adventure will be.
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!
Join us immediately after church for this event sponsored by the Deacons. See our newsletter, The Dunker, and weekly bulletin for more information.
Parish Hall reserved for long-standing reunion
Disaster Response Trip
Our Grossnickle Church disaster relief team will travel to Lumberton, NC to assist with Hurricane Matthew recovery.
Crop Walk (Wolfsville Area)
- Registration begins at 1:00 pm
- Walk begins at 1:30 pm.
- Walk is 5 miles and begins and ends at Salem United Methodist Church, Wolfsville, MD
Church Board Meeting
World-Wide Communion Sunday
The first Sunday of October is World Communion Sunday—a call for Christians around the world, of all backgrounds and theological traditions, to remember that we are, in fact, all one in Christ and that the table from which we receive is God’s table, not our own.
During the 10:30 am worship service on World-Wide Communion Sunday, we will receive the Bread and Cup.
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.
Fall Clothes Drive
Fall Food Pantry Drive
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.
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.
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