Choir Rehearsal: Choir Rehearsal is held every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Adult Sunday School Class: Our Adult Sunday School Class is in full swing on Sunday mornings at 8:45 a.m. in the Good Shepherd Room. We are currently involved in a Devotional Bible Study. Come on out and join us for a lively discussion!
Bible Study: The Bible Study group meets every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the parsonage. We have been participating in a special Lenten study, which includes a light serving soup and bread (austere for Lent). Every week during this Lenten study, meetings feature a 30 minute segment from the movie “The Gospel of John,” which presents the word for word gospel of John based on the Good News Bible. See the Bible Study Group page, accessible from the home page of our website, for more information.
Carpenters Table: Thanks for all donations made towards our last Carpenters Table on Thursday, March 22nd! For your information, here are the remaining dates (always on Thursday) that EBUCC will be hosting Carpenters Table in 2018: May 3rd, June 14th, Aug. 2nd, Sept. 6th, Oct. 25th, and Dec. 13th. 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.
Travel Group: The On-The-Road Travel Group has planned a trip to the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. on Saturday, May 5th. We will carpool to Shady Grove Metro Center and take the metro to the museum in D.C. With 1,150 items from the museum’s permanent collection and 2,000 items on loan from other institutions and collections, the museum claims to have amassed one of the largest assemblies of biblical artifacts and texts in the world. Each of the six floors in the museum contain a different exhibit which emphasizes different aspects of the Bible’s history or impact. This includes three permanent exhibit floors. Cost of the ticket is $10 for adults plus the cost of the metro. Call Sandy at (410) 857-0416 by April 20th to reserve a ticket.
Spring S.O.C.K. Sale: Clean out your closets and donate spring and summer clothing and books to our spring S.O.C.K. (Supporting Our Community’s Kids) rummage sale. Don’t forget, we are also collecting books to sell. We will start taking donations as of April 1st in the Parish House. Sale dates are April 27th (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and April 28th (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.). You can help by donating, volunteering before or during the sale, or just by stopping by to shop! For more information, please contact Susie Lawrence at (410) 984-2780 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Flyers may be found at both church entrances).
Book Group: For April, the Book Group has selected The Shack by William P. Young. After suffering a family tragedy, a man spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, he journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, he finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
In May, the group pick is My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. This New York Times Bestseller is about a teen who was conceived as a bone marrow match for her sister. She begins questioning who she really is and decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body. It is written with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.
New Monthly Luncheon: We have changed our monthly breakfast to a monthly luncheon! In order to make it convenient for more folks to attend, we are now having a monthly get together for lunch instead of breakfast. This pay-as-you-go luncheon is open to all and is held on the first Sunday of every month right after church, unless a holiday or event interferes with the date. Our next luncheon will be held on Sunday, May 6th, at Flick’s Pub (attached to Lorien), 100 Antrim Blvd., Taneytown. There is no program, just fellowship and fun. If you have questions or a suggestion on where our next luncheon should be held, please speak to Pastor Jeff.
Mother’s Day Bulletin: Honor your mother, grandmother, mentor, etc. by placing their name in the Mother’s Day bulletin. For $1.00 per name, either in memory or in honor, you can help the Sunshine Committee of the church. Names and money are due to Norma Smith or Dotty Smith by May 6th.
Spring Tea: Please pick up your flyer regarding the Spring Tea scheduled for May 19th. Please see Cindy Osborne to make reservations or if you have any questions. Cindy could also use volunteers on the day of the tea. You can contact Cindy at (410) 756-4152 or email@example.com.
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.
Mission Trip for 2018: A group of members from our congregation has found a mission activity to look into and are finalizing details for a trip to be made this coming Summer of 2018. If you are interested or even curious about the mission program for 2018, please contact Pastor Jeff by text (304-886-1218) or email (email@example.com). We will have meetings intermittently after church on Sundays to stay on track with our mission focus. Stay tuned for more information!
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 toothpaste, toothbrushes, and deodorant during the month of March. 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 2018: Would you like to honor, celebrate, or remember someone or something which is important to you or to our church family? There are still many open altar flower dates for 2018! 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. Please let Susan Hardinger (410-876-6507) know if you would like to reserve one or more of these dates. There are forms headed “Altar Flowers for 2018” at the sanctuary entrances that you may fill out and turn in to Susan Hardinger as well.
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.