Up Coming Events and Meetings

Choir Rehearsal: Choir rehearsal is held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary.


Adult Sunday School: We have resumed meeting at 9:00 a.m. in the Good Shepherd Room each Sunday. Join us for inclusive and insightful discussions about the world and our faith.


Bible Study: We are currently in our “Paul the Apostle” Bible Study and we meet every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the parsonage. See the Bible Study Group page, accessible from the home page of our website, for more information.


Decorating the Sanctuary: Volunteers are needed to help decorate the sanctuary on Tuesday, November 26th, starting at 6 p.m. Due to Thanksgiving being on the 28th and Advent beginning on December 1st, this is the only date available to get everything set up for Advent. Please do your best to attend and help us transform our place of worship.


Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Caring & Sharing will be hosting the annual Thanksgiving Dinner again this year at the Taneytown American Legion on November 28th. Volunteers are needed for Wednesday, November 27th, beginning at 8 a.m. to peel potatoes and bake and slice up turkeys. Thanksgiving Day volunteers will be needed to prepare the meal starting at 8 a.m. and to serve the meal from 11 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. Help with clean-up will also be needed. Donations of homemade desserts would also be greatly appreciated. You don’t need to be available from start to finish, but if you have time and can help support this community outreach project in any way, we would be extremely grateful. 


Annual Congregational Meeting: The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 8th, immediately following morning worship. All necessary information and materials will be made available to the congregation by Sunday, November 17th. Please do your best to attend.


Christmas Cookie and Fudge Sale: Our Annual Christmas Cookie and Fudge Sale is underway and orders must be in by December 8th! The Pick up date for orders is Saturday, December 14th from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at the church. Order forms are accessible from the home page of our website or can be picked up at either entrance to the sanctuary. Don’t miss your chance to stock up on our delicious Christmas treats!


Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards: The church is again selling Texas Roadhouse gift cards during the month of November. These make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers so don’t miss out! See Bob Miller to purchase your card at a value of your choice.


Poinsettia Orders: It’s that time of year again and we are once again selling poinsettias for Christmas. Order forms are located at both sanctuary entrances. Give your filled out forms to Susan Hardinger to receive some beautiful Christmas flowers and brighten your holiday season.


Carroll Singers Christmas Concert: This year’s Carroll Singers Christmas Concert will be held at Westminster High School’s auditorium on Monday, December 2nd, and Tuesday, December 3rd. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. both nights. See Carolyn Dutterer for advance ticket purchases.


Carpenters Table: Thanks to all for your variety of contributions to Carpenters Table, whether it be food donations, food preparation, manual labor, kindness, a good sense of humor, etc. Every contribution is appreciated! Our next and final date to serve the Carpenters Table meal in 2019 is Thursday, December 12th. A sign-up sheet for needed food items and volunteers can be found in the Good Shepherd Room. 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.


Baust Literary Society: The book selection for November is The Paradigm by Jonathan Cahn. Is it possible that there exists an ancient blueprint that holds the secret behind the events of modern times? Prepare to be stunned, shocked, and amazed as the author takes you from ancient Middle East to news of the modern world on an unforgettable journey. This book ranked #5 on NYT Bestseller’s List, #5 on Wall Street Journal, and #6 on Publisher’s Weekly lists. Please Note – This book is highly controversial but is not intended to be a political statement by the one who chose it. It deals with a number of emotional, delicate, political, and controversial subjects, and we advise that if you plan on reading it you join us for our discussion of the book at the end of November to better process the information inside. Interested yet?

In December, the group will be reading Triple, another Ken Follett adventure. Although it was published in 1979, the plot could certainly exist in modern times. As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the Mossad’s number one Israeli agent is given an impossible mission: beat the Arabs in the nuclear arms race by finding and stealing one hundred tons of uranium. This is a devastating game in which the price of failure is a nuclear holocaust.  


Baust Family Contact Information: It’s time to update our “Baust Family Contact Listing.” Please give Susan Hardinger any changes or additions to the information you want to share with your Baust family. Susan also has information sheets for you to give to others in the Baust community who were not included in the original contact information list. We will compile these changes and additions and plan on distributing new lists in November.  


The Prayer Chain: The Prayer Chain has been reactivated. If you have someone who needs prayers, please email Jane Rodkey at farodkey1@verizon.net or call 410-984-0648.  


EBUCC Facebook Page: Check out the church’s regularly 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 pancake mix and syrup during the month of November. 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: Our appreciation, as always, goes out to all who provide altar flowers for worship each week. We ask all those who have sponsored flowers during 2019 to check your records and recollections to be certain that you have paid the church for your weeks. Our altar flower fund is running a shortage and we need to catch up! Also, please return the green vase inserts by the next Sunday after you take your flowers home. Please be sure that payment for flowers is given to our Altar Flower Coordinator, Susan Hardinger, so that records will be up to date before deposit into the church operating fund.


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.