Up Coming Events and Meetings

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. on the parsonage. 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: Our next date to serve the Carpenters Table meal is Thursday, June 13th. A sign-up sheet for needed food items and volunteers will be placed in the Good Shepherd Room as the date approaches. Our remaining dates to serve in 2019 (all on Thursdays) are as follows: 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.


All articles for the June Newsletter are due to Helen Miller by May 26th.


Memorial Day Field of Flags: The Baust Church Cemetery Board is going to have a Field of Flags for Memorial Day. For $5.00 we will place a flag in Honor or in Memory of someone of your choice to be represented. There will also be a list of names to represent these people. Contact Dotty Smith or Bob Miller if interested.


“On the Road Again” Travel Group: We will be going to see Elva Hurst’s Chalk Talk in Lilitz, P.A. on May 21st. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Parish Hall and go to The Brickerville House for lunch. The cost of the talk is $12.00 per person. Anyone interested in attending may contact Sandy at (410) 857-0416 or sandys46@netscape.com.

Also, we will be going to see “Smoke on the Mountain” for the 2:00 p.m. show on Saturday, June 22nd, at the Totem Pole Playhouse. We will stop in Gettysburg for dinner. The story is of a Saturday night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. Between songs, each member of the performing Sanders Family “witnesses,” telling about an important event in their life. Songs include “No Tears in Heaven,” “Wonderful Time Up There,” “I’m Taking a Flight,” and “I’ll Fly Away.” Tickets are $25.00. Contact Sandy if you are interested.


Mission Trip 2019: An organizational meeting will be held after worship on Sunday, May 26th. We will be returning to Deep Roots at Clairvaux Farm in Earleville, MD. Our week is from August 11th-17th. If you have an interest in supporting this event, even if you are not able to participate in the mission itself, please come join us at the meeting. For more information please contact Brian Edwards or Pastor Jeff.


Sunday Brunch: The June 2nd Sunday Brunch will be held at Flick’s Pub in Taneytown. After brunch, all are invited to the Taneytown Museum to learn how World War II impacted Taneytown. Peggy Keeney has placed brochures at both sanctuary entrances.


Mature Christians Luncheon: The Mature Christians will hold their luncheon on Thursday, June 13th, at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall


Baust Literary Society: The selected book for May is The Bishop’s Pawn by Steve Berry. On April 4th, 1968, in Memphis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered, but by whom and for what reason? Cotton Malone, a young Navy Lawyer, is contacted by the Department of Justice to investigate a stolen rare coin that has the FBI and the Justice Department pitted against each other. It also involves secret files that contain information that could change the history of what happened on that fateful day in April of 1968. Steve Berry has written an exciting and fast-paced action/adventure novel that is thought provoking and full of twists and turns! Give it a try and join us in May to review the book.

In June, the group will be reading The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. Anna Fox lives alone, a recluse who spends her days drinking wine, watching old movies, reminiscing about the past and spying on her neighbors. From her window, she watched as her neighbors moved in — a perfect little family, or so it seemed. She witnessed something that would make her question her own reality and her life would never be the same. 


Caring & Sharing VBS: Taneytown 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 interested in contributing to the 2019 VBS program should contact Jane Rodkey at farodkey1@verizon.net or (410) 984-0648.


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 dish soap, bar soap, and shampoo during the month of May. 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.