Up Coming Events and Meetings

Choir Rehearsal: Choir is on its Summer hiatus and will resume in the fall. 


Bible Study: The Bible Study group meets every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and will be in the Sanctuary this week. We are currently in our “Paul the Apostle” Bible Study. See the Bible Study Group page, accessible from the home page of our website, for more information.


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 date to serve the Carpenters Table meal is Thursday, September 12th. A sign-up sheet for needed food items and volunteers can be found in the Good Shepherd Room. Our remaining dates to serve in 2019 (all on Thursdays) are as follows: 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.


Annual Antique Car and Tractor Show and Peach Festival: Interested in spending an afternoon looking at antique cars and tractors, playing some corn hole toss, and eating a tasty lunch topped off with a peaches and ice cream sundae? Then come out and join us on Saturday, August 24th, for our annual Car, Tractor, and Farm Equipment Show and Peach Festival! This event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with all activities and refreshments located on the church lawn and in the Parish Hall. This will be a family fun day for all as there will be games and fun for all ages. Activities include corn hole toss, face painting, and other games for children and youth. Vendors will be selling their products in the upstairs of the Parish Hall and food will be available during the entire event. Show day registration is $8.00 for unlimited items. For more information on the car and tractor show, call Eddie Dutterer at (410) 848-8638, and for more general event information call (410) 857-0416 or email sandys46@netscape.com.


“Pre-Planning Funeral Arrangements” Presentation: Michelle Reichart from the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home will be giving a presentation on “pre-planning funeral arrangements” on Sunday, September 8th, in the Parish Hall directly after our church service. A light lunch will be provided. A sign-up sheet for this event can be found in the Good Shepherd Room, or you may contact Kathy Cromwell at (443) 331-3160 if you are interested and able to attend. 


Baust Literary Society: The book selection for August is The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury. In 1921, a young Templar knight flees the fallen Holy Land in a hail of fire and flashing sword, setting out to sea with a mysterious chest entrusted to him by the Order’s dying Grand Master. The ship vanishes. In present-day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar knights stage a bloody raid on the Metropolitan Museum of Art during an exhibition of Vatican treasures. The investigation that follows draws us into dark hidden history of crusading knights and a race across three continents to recover the last secret of the Templars.

In September, the group will be reading Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. As a scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journal, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. 


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 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 pancake mix and pancake syrup during the month of August. 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. Only 6 dates remain open for the rest of the year! 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.