Choir Rehearsal: Choir Rehearsal is held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Bible Study: The Bible Study group meets every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the parsonage. We invite all who are able to come and join us for an enjoyable hour of discussion. See the Bible Study Group page, accessible from the home page of our website, for more information.
Carpenters Table: Our next date to serve the Carpenters Table meal is Thursday, March 21st. A sign-up sheet for needed food items and volunteers will be in the Good Shepherd Room as the date approaches. Our remaining dates to serve in 2019 (all on Thursdays) are as follows: May 2nd, June 13th, August 1st, September 12th, October 24th, and December 12th. Please contact Kathy Cromwell at KathleenCromwell@comcast.net, 443-331-3160 (home), or 410-456-7672 (cell) if you are interested in helping or have any questions.
Taneytown Caring & Sharing: We will be hosting the Caring & Sharing meeting on Tuesday, February 19th, at 7:00 p.m. Help is needed in supplying light refreshments. Also, Caring & Sharing is looking for people to form a committee to work on the community Vacation Bible School for 2019. They welcome any new ideas to help jumpstart this vital community outreach program. Anyone able to help with the meeting on February 19th or interested in contributing to the 2019 VBS program should contact Jane Rodkey at email@example.com or (410) 984-0648.
Annual Reports: All committee or group reports for 2018 are due to Helen Miller by March 1st.
Sub, Sandwich & Pizza Sale: Beginning today and running through March 19th is our annual sub, sandwich, and pizza sale. Order forms are placed at both church entrances and are to be given to Susan Hardinger once completed. Orders can be picked up on March 27th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Baust Literary Society: The selected book for February is The Bishop’s Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison. Linda Wallheim is a devout Mormon, mother of five boys and wife of a bishop. But Linda’s daily routine of church-going, Relief Society meetings, and visiting church ward members is turned upside down as a disturbing situation takes shape in her seemingly idyllic neighborhood. Young wife and mother Carrie Helm has disappeared. Carrie’s husband, Jared, claims that she has abandoned the family, but Linda doesn’t trust him. As she snoops, trying to learn more about the Helms’ circumstances, Linda becomes convinced Jared murdered his wife and painted himself as a wronged husband. Inspired by a chilling true crime and written by a practicing Mormon, The Bishop’s Wife is both a fascinating peek into the lives of modern Mormons and a grim and cunningly twisted mystery.
For March, the group has selected A Falcon Flies by Wilbur Smith. In 1860, a man and woman approach the coast of Africa aboard a swift clipper in the command of an American who knows no law. Robyn Ballantyne and her brother Morris have waited years for this moment: to return to Africa to search for their missionary father who had disappeared somewhere in the wilderness. Traveling north from Cape Town, they follow a map left by a madman into an uncharted world of waterfalls and jungles, teeming wildlife, murderous disease, and the ghastly ruins of an astounding city. Uncovering their father’s trail, Robyn and her brother are in the midst of a slave trade that pours out of Africa like a bloody wound. Now, to survive what they have found, they must make their separate ways out through pitched battles on land and sea… and through the pride, passions and fury of their hearts.
In April, we will be reading One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. The gutsy heroine introduced here is Stephanie Plum of Trenton, New Jersey, a recently laid-off lingerie buyer who has no job, no car, and no furniture. She does have a hamster, a deranged grandmother, two caring parents, and several pairs of biking shorts and sports bras. Finding work with her cousin Vinnie, she becomes a bounty hunter and scrounges up enough money to buy a gun, a Chevy Nova, and some Mace. The rest is up to you to find out!
Sunday School Leader: Cindy Osborne has retired as the Youth Sunday School Leader. We are sad to see her go and thankful for all her devoted time and effort. Anyone interested in stepping into this now vacant position and taking on the responsibility of the Sunday School Leader should talk to Jane Rodkey or Pastor Jeff. For more information on the responsibilities, speak to or call Cindy Osborne at (410) 756-4152 or (443) 340-3107.
The Prayer Chain: The Prayer Chain has been reactivated. If you have someone who needs prayers, please email Jane Rodkey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-984-0648.
EBUCC Facebook Page: Check out the church’s newly updated Facebook page. Beth Raver does a fantastic job running and updating the page, so refer to it often. You never know whose picture you may see! Beth is requesting that if any of you are taking pictures that would be nice for the FB page, please send them to her.
Taneytown Caring and Sharing Food Bank: Each church participating in Taneytown Caring and Sharing has been asked to donate certain food/necessity items for each month. EBUCC has been asked for donations of instant mashed potatoes or boxed potatoes during the month of February. There is a box located in the Good Shepherd Room for collecting these items. Please note that they can always use tuna fish, peanut butter and jelly, or any kind of cereal if you would prefer to donate those items. Jane Rodkey will take EBUCC’s collection to the Food Bank at the end of each month.
Altar Flowers for 2019: Would you like to honor, celebrate, or remember someone or something which is important to you or to our church family? Order forms for the 2019 placement of flowers on the altar or the piano are available at each church entrance. The forms show reserved and remaining dates to reserve altar flowers. We will take care of ordering fresh bouquets from The Cutting Garden for $40 (cash or check payable to “EBUCC”) or you may supply and deliver your own flowers. Once you have completed your information, please give or mail the form to Susan Hardinger.
Please see Bob Miller if you would like to serve as a liturgist or acolyte. Pastor Jeff encourages both youth and adults to volunteer as liturgist.
Prayer Shawls: Kathy Dull and the Sewing Club have been making prayer shawls that are blessed and then given out to those in need of prayer. If you would like to help Kathy and the rest of the Sewing Club to create more prayer shawls see Kathy Dull or Pastor Jeffry Dull.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE BULLETIN ARE DUE TO HELEN MILLER BY 9 AM EACH THURSDAY.