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.


Consistory Meeting: The first regular Consistory meeting of 2020 will be held on Tuesday, January 7th, at 6:30 p.m. in the parsonage. 


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.


Carpenters Table: We will once again be working with Caring & Sharing’s Carpenters Table program in 2020. As our dates to serve the meal approach, 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 December is Triple, another Ken Follett adventure. The group will meet to discuss the book on Monday, January 6th, at 6 p.m. in the parsonage.

In January, the group will be reading The Abbott’s Tale by Conn Iggulden. In the year 937, the new king of England, a grandson of Alfred the Great, readies himself to go to war in the north. His dream of a united kingdom of all England will stand or fall on one field over the passage of a single day. At his side is the priest Dunstan of Glastonbury, full of ambition and wit. His talents will take him from the villages of Wessex to the royal court, to the hills of Rome – from exile to exaltation. Through Dunstan’s vision, by his guiding hand, England will either come together as one great country or fall back into anarchy and misrule. From one of our finest historical writers, The Abbott’s Tale is an intimate portrait of a priest and performer, a visionary, a traitor, and confessor to kings – the man who could change the fate of England. The group will meet to discuss this book on Monday, January 28th, at 6 p.m. in the parsonage.

In February, the selection is Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Guilded Age opulence of the 19th century with a 21st century battle over a $300 million inheritance. This is a true story about a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark.


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 canned tuna, chicken, salmon, and meats during the month of January. 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.