Up Coming Events and Meetings
*COVID-19 Update: As a necessary precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, EBUCC is cancelling all in-person church events and worship services until further notice. Regular weekly groups such as the church choir and Sunday discussion group will not meet. The Bible Study group will continue to meet online through the Zoom video-calling app (contact Pastor Jeff for details). Our Spaghetti Dinner, scheduled for Saturday, March 28th, has also been cancelled. For any new church updates, please check out our church FaceBook page accessible from the Home Page of our website.
Sunday Discussion Group: Our Sunday morning discussion group is back! We will meet in the Parsonage this Sunday before worship at 9:00 a.m. Our topics change weekly and can be about anything under the sun! Our current focus is the opioid crisis in our county and abroad. Join us for inclusive and insightful discussions about the world and our faith.
Bible Study: Bible Study is held every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the parsonage. We are just about to begin our 6 week long Lenten study. 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.
On the Road Travel Group: Keep the evening of April 7th open if you are interested in going in a group to see “Jesus” at the Regal Theater in Frederick. The show was recorded live last year at the Sight and Sound show. Other shows we plan to attend are “Grumpy Old Men” in March at the Dutch Apple Theater, “Saturday Night Fever” in October at the Dutch Apple Theater, and “West Side Story” in August at the Totem Pole Playhouse.
Baust Literary Society: The book selection for March is The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani. Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past. Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture. But it is Ravi, her grandmother’s former servant and trusted confidant, who reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jaya’s pioneering grandmother during the British occupation. Through her courageous grandmother’s arrestingly romantic and heart-wrenching story, Jaya discovers the legacy bequeathed to her and a strength that, until now, she never knew was possible.
In April, the group will be reading The Whole Town is Talking by Fannie Flagg. This is a fun-loving novel about what it means to be truly alive. With her wild imagination , great storytelling, and deep understanding, the author tells and unforgettable story of life, the afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. Her book reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies.
The Prayer Chain: The Prayer Chain has been reactivated. If you have someone who needs prayers, please email Jane Rodkey at email@example.com 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 soups, canned fruits, and canned vegetables 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 2020: Our appreciation, as always, goes out to all who provide altar flowers for worship each week. Our remaining Sundays still available in 2020 are as follows: May 17th and 31st, June 7th and 14th, July 19th, August 16th and 23rd, September 6th and 13th, and December 27th. Please consider honoring, celebrating, or remembering someone or something important to you and our Baust family while adding some beauty and significance to our blessed sanctuary. Also, please return the green vase inserts by the next Sunday after you take your flowers home. Let Susan Hardinger know if you would like to sponsor flowers for one or more of the open weeks. Pick up an order form at either church entrance.
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.