August 12th News and Notes

 
 
Pastor Chris’s last day
 
Chris has answered the call to serve Northwood Presbyterian Church as their pastor.  His last Sunday at UPB will be September 25th.  For more details, see his letter here.
 
Baptism
 
Join us this Sunday as we will celebrate the sacrament of Baptism as we baptize Ian and Jonas Wahlberg-Painter.  There will be a Chat & Chew afterwards.
 
Listening Sessions
 
The Board has received the results of the CAT.  We are organizing a series of listening sessions (no longer meals!) to ask the congregation some questions about who we are and where God is calling us in the future!  We have organized three in person sessions and three via Zoom.  You can sign up in person or through this link or on the sign up sheets in the Narthex.  Please add your voice to this valuable conversation!
 

Food Pantry

The Mission and Service committee will be collecting school supplies and back packs until August 21st.
 
Greatest Needs at the  Bowie Food Pantry now are:
Soups
Canned Vegetables (NOT green beans or corn)
Canned Meats (e.g., beef stew, chili, corned beef hash) Peanut Butter (18-ounce size)
Condiments (e.g., mustard, salad dressing, ketchup, spices)
 
Please note: REGULAR ITEMS ARE PREFERRED. The Pantry has a few large families, but most households consist of 1 to 3 members.
 

Trivia

Trivia  and happy hour will return via Zoom at 7:00 on Thursday, September 8th.  Mark your calendars!
 
Prayer Service

Join us each Tuesday evening at 7:30 for our weekly prayer service via Zoom using this link

YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

August 3rd News and Notes

 
 
Art & Music Camp
 
We had a great time at Art and Music Camp last week.  Thank you to everyone who helped out!  If you want to see what we were up to, check out this video!  
 
Special Services
 
This Sunday,  August 7th, we will celebrate the sacrament of Communion.  On August 14th, we will celebrate the sacrament of Baptism as we baptize Ian and Jonas Wahlberg-Painter.
 
Listening Meals
 
The Board has received the results of the CAT.  As part of our follow-up, we want to meet with people and facilitate discussions about where UPB is being called in the future.  We have set up a series of potluck meals,  Each meal will be up to 8 people, 2 board members, and pastor Chris.  Please sign up through the sign up sheets in the Narthex or through this link.  
 
Vacation Interfaith School 
 

The Interfaith Coalition of Bowie is having a Vacation Interfaith School this year, where children 8-12 years old will have an opportunity to visit houses of worship of different faiths and learn about them.  It will begins tonight and will run through the 5th from 6:30-8:00.  UPB will be hosting a night, Friday, August 5th.  You can register here.  If you would like more information or would like to help out, please see Chris.

Food Pantry
 
Its back to School time for the Bowie Food Pantry.
The Mission and Service committee will be collecting school supplies and back packs until August 21st.
 
Additionally, the Pantries highest demands at this time are Soups, Peanut butter, low sugared cereals, canned vegetables, condiments and spaghetti sauce.
 
 

Prayer Service

Join us each Tuesday evening at 7:30 for our weekly prayer service via Zoom using this link

YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

July 28th News and Notes

 
 
Art & Music Camp
 
Art & Music Camp wraps up tomorrow.  Thank you to everyone who had participated and helped out!
 
Special Services
 
This Sunday, July 31st will be Art and Music Camp Sunday!  You will get a glimpse into what we have been doing this week and we will have ice cream sandwiches after worship!  On August 7th, we will celebrate the sacrament of Communion.  On August 14th, we will celebrate the sacrament of Baptism as we baptize Ian and Jonas Wahlberg-Painter.
 
Listening Meals
 
The Board has received the results of the CAT.  As part of our follow-up, we want to meet with people and facilitate discussions about where UPB is being called in the future.  We have set up a series of potluck meals,  Each meal will be up to 8 people, 2 board members, and pastor Chris.  Please sign up through the sign up sheets in the Narthex or through this link.  
 
Vacation Interfaith School 
 

The Interfaith Coalition of Bowie is having a Vacation Interfaith School this year, where children 8-12 years old will have an opportunity to visit houses of worship of different faiths and learn about them.  It will be August 3-5 from 6:30-8:00.  UPB will be hosting a night, Friday, August 5th.  You can register here.  If you would like more information or would like to help out, please see Chris.

Food Pantry
 
Its back to School time for the Bowie Food Pantry.
The Mission and Service committee will be collecting school supplies and back packs until August 21st.
 
Additionally, the Pantries highest demands at this time are Soups, Peanut butter, low sugared cereals, canned vegetables, condiments and spaghetti sauce.
 
 

Prayer Service

Join us each Tuesday evening at 7:30 for our weekly prayer service via Zoom using this link

YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

July 21 News and Notes

 
 
Art & Music Camp
 
Art & Music Camp will be July 25-29th.  If you are interested in helping out, please see Diane Eades or Sue Kennedy.  To register, click here
 
Decorating
 
We will finish decorating for Art and Music Camp this Sunday, following worship.
 
Listening Meals
 
The Board has received the results of the CAT.  As part of our follow-up, we want to meet with people and facilitate discussions about where UPB is being called in the future.  We have set up a series of potluck meals,  Each meal will be up to 8 people, 2 board members, and pastor Chris.  Please sign up through the sign up sheets in the Narthex or through this link.  
 
Vacation Interfaith School 
 

The Interfaith Coalition of Bowie is having a Vacation Interfaith School this year, where children 8-12 years old will have an opportunity to visit houses of worship of different faiths and learn about them.  It will be August 3-5 from 6:30-8:00.  UPB will be hosting a night, Friday, August 5th.  You can register here.  If you would like more information or would like to help out, please see Chris.

Food Pantry
 
Its back to School time for the Bowie Food Pantry.
The Mission and Service committee will be collecting school supplies and back packs until August 21st.
 
Additionally, the Pantries highest demands at this time are Soups, Peanut butter, low sugared cereals, canned vegetables, condiments and spaghetti sauce.
 
Presbytery Going-ons
 

The Presbytery releases the Thursday mail every other week to keep people up to date on what is going on.  To check out the latest issue, click here.

Prayer Service

Join us each Tuesday evening at 7:30 for our weekly prayer service via Zoom using this link

YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

Summer Board Corner

 
 

Board Corner – Summer, 2022

It is important to the Board that our congregation is kept informed on discussions that are taking place and decisions that are being made for the good of the United Parish of Bowie.  Minutes of the board meetings, along with agendas, monthly financial statements, and the pastors report, are kept in a binder in the church library.

In the past few months, the Board has been at work in several different areas including:

  • HVAC unit on nursery side of the church was replaced
  • Sign – donation made towards sign but will need feedback from congregation to see if it is a priority due to cost above the donation amount
  • Christmas in April – held at the church to spruce it up and did some needed maintenance. More maintenance issues were brought to light and board/pastor working on getting estimates for some of those repairs
  • Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT) was completed by approximately 85% percent of people it was sent to and results were presented to the Board. Decision made to offer listening sessions to small groups within the congregation so results can be reviewed and questions answered.
  • New banner was purchased for sanctuary for Easter
  • Worship Services were held in collaboration with Village Baptist Church for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
  • Art and Music Camp to be held in coming week
  • Board is re-examining committees and how to better serve the church and the community

 

 

 

 

& Music Camp
 
Art & Music Camp will be July 25-29th.  If you are interested in helping out, please see Diane Eades or Sue Kennedy.  To register, click here
 
Decorating
 
We are looking for people to help decorate the sanctuary for Art and Music camp on Wednesday, July 20th and after worship on Sunday, July 24.
 
Vacation Interfaith School 
 

The Interfaith Coalition of Bowie is having a Vacation Interfaith School this year, where children 8-12 years old will have an opportunity to visit houses of worship of different faiths and learn about them.  It will be August 3-5 from 6:30-8:00.  UPB will be hosting a night, Friday, August 5th.  You can register here.  If you would like more information or would like to help out, please see Chris.

Food Pantry
 
Its back to School time for the Bowie Food Pantry.
The Mission and Service committee will be collecting school supplies and back packs until August 21st.
 
Additionally, the Pantries highest demands at this time are Soups, Peanut butter, low sugared cereals, canned vegetables, condiments and spaghetti sauce.
 
Presbytery Going-ons
 

The Presbytery releases the Thursday mail every other week to keep people up to date on what is going on.  To check out the latest issue, click here.

Prayer Service

Prayer services will resume this Tuesday, July 19th at 7:30 PM.  Join us each Tuesday via Zoom using this link

YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

 
 
Art

Board Corner – Summer, 2022

It is important to the Board that our congregation is kept informed on discussions that are taking place and decisions that are being made for the good of the United Parish of Bowie.  Minutes of the board meetings, along with agendas, monthly financial statements, and the pastors report, are kept in a binder in the church library.

In the past few months, the Board has been at work in several different areas including:

  • HVAC unit on nursery side of the church was replaced
  • Sign – donation made towards sign but will need feedback from congregation to see if it is a priority due to cost above the donation amount
  • Christmas in April – held at the church to spruce it up and did some needed maintenance. More maintenance issues were brought to light and board/pastor working on getting estimates for some of those repairs
  • Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT) was completed by approximately 85% percent of people it was sent to and results were presented to the Board. Decision made to offer listening sessions to small groups within the congregation so results can be reviewed and questions answered.
  • New banner was purchased for sanctuary for Easter
  • Worship Services were held in collaboration with Village Baptist Church for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
  • Art and Music Camp to be held in coming week
  • Board is re-examining committees and how to better serve the church and the community

 

 

 

 

& Music Camp
 
Art & Music Camp will be July 25-29th.  If you are interested in helping out, please see Diane Eades or Sue Kennedy.  To register, click here
 
Decorating
 
We are looking for people to help decorate the sanctuary for Art and Music camp on Wednesday, July 20th and after worship on Sunday, July 24.
 
Vacation Interfaith School 
 

The Interfaith Coalition of Bowie is having a Vacation Interfaith School this year, where children 8-12 years old will have an opportunity to visit houses of worship of different faiths and learn about them.  It will be August 3-5 from 6:30-8:00.  UPB will be hosting a night, Friday, August 5th.  You can register here.  If you would like more information or would like to help out, please see Chris.

Food Pantry
 
Its back to School time for the Bowie Food Pantry.
The Mission and Service committee will be collecting school supplies and back packs until August 21st.
 
Additionally, the Pantries highest demands at this time are Soups, Peanut butter, low sugared cereals, canned vegetables, condiments and spaghetti sauce.
 
Presbytery Going-ons
 

The Presbytery releases the Thursday mail every other week to keep people up to date on what is going on.  To check out the latest issue, click here.

Prayer Service

Prayer services will resume this Tuesday, July 19th at 7:30 PM.  Join us each Tuesday via Zoom using this link

YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

July 14 News and Notes

 
 
Art & Music Camp
 
Art & Music Camp will be July 25-29th.  If you are interested in helping out, please see Diane Eades or Sue Kennedy.  To register, click here
 
Decorating
 
We are looking for people to help decorate the sanctuary for Art and Music camp on Wednesday, July 20th and after worship on Sunday, July 24.
 
Vacation Interfaith School 
 

The Interfaith Coalition of Bowie is having a Vacation Interfaith School this year, where children 8-12 years old will have an opportunity to visit houses of worship of different faiths and learn about them.  It will be August 3-5 from 6:30-8:00.  UPB will be hosting a night, Friday, August 5th.  You can register here.  If you would like more information or would like to help out, please see Chris.

Food Pantry
 
Its back to School time for the Bowie Food Pantry.
The Mission and Service committee will be collecting school supplies and back packs until August 21st.
 
Additionally, the Pantries highest demands at this time are Soups, Peanut butter, low sugared cereals, canned vegetables, condiments and spaghetti sauce.
 
Presbytery Going-ons
 

The Presbytery releases the Thursday mail every other week to keep people up to date on what is going on.  To check out the latest issue, click here.

Prayer Service

Prayer services will resume this Tuesday, July 19th at 7:30 PM.  Join us each Tuesday via Zoom using this link

YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

July 6 News and Notes

 
 
Pulpit Supply
 
We are glad to welcome Le Quan Turner to our pulpit this Sunday while Chris is on vacation.
 
 

Art & Music Camp

Art & Music Camp will be July 25-29th.  If you are interested in helping out, please see Diane Eades or Sue Kennedy.
 
Vacation Interfaith School 
 

The Interfaith Coalition of Bowie is having a Vacation Interfaith School this year, where children 8-12 years old will have an opportunity to visit houses of worship of different faiths and learn about them.  It will be August 1-5 from 6:30-8:00.  UPB will be hosting a night, Friday, August 5th.  You can register here.  If you would like more information or would like to help out, please see Chris.

Food Pantry
 

The Mission and Service committee would like to remind yo that we are still collecting food for the Bowie Food Pantry.  The need is as great as ever!

Presbytery Going-ons
 

The Presbytery releases the Thursday mail every other week to keep people up to date on what is going on.  To check out the latest issue, click here.

Prayer Service

There will be no prayer service on July 12th.  We will resume our prayer service on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 on July 19th.

 
YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

June 15 News and Notes

 
 
Poor People’s Campaign
 
The Poor People’s Campaign will be holding a march in Washington this Saturday from approximately 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Both the UCC and the PCUSA will be participating.  If you are interested in attending and would like more information, please contact Pastor Chris.
 
Summer Sermon Series
 

Join us this Sunday as we continue our Summer Sermon Series, “Peter Pain Scriptures”

Art & Music Camp
 

Art & Music Camp will be July 25-29th.  If you are interested in helping out, please see Diane Eades or Sue Kennedy.

Food Pantry
 

The Mission and Service committee would like to remind you that we are still collecting food for the Bowie Food Pantry.  The need is as great as ever!

Presbytery Going-ons
 

The Presbytery releases the Thursday mail every other week to keep people up to date on what is going on.  To check out the latest issue, click here.

Mars Hill

Unfortunately, UPB will not be participating in Mars Hill this year.  Prayers that we return next year!
 

Prayer Service

Join us at 7:30 on Tuesday evenings on Zoom for a brief prayer service.  You can join us using this link each week.

 
YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

June 8 News and Notes

 
 
March for Our Lives
 
This Saturday, the Interfaith Coalition of Bowie is hosting a “March for Our Lives” rally at Allen Pond this Saturday, June 11th from 3-5 pm.  Plan on joining us.
 
Summer Sermon Series
 

This Sunday, we will begin our Summer Sermon Series where we will be exploring “Peter Pan” passages.  What does that mean?  Join us Sunday at 10:00 to find out!

Art & Music Camp
 

Art & Music Camp will be July 25-29th.  If you are interested in helping out, please see Diane Eades or Sue Kennedy.

Mars Hill

Unfortunately, UPB will not be participating in Mars Hill this year.  Prayers that we return next year!
 

Prayer Service

Join us at 7:30 on Tuesday evenings on Zoom for a brief prayer service.  You can join us using this link each week.

 
YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

April 27 News and Notes

 

 

Christmas in April
 
Christmas In April will be held this year at United Parish of Bowie this Saturday, April 30th. Some of the projects that will be tackled will be
    Yard Doors – Prep and paint exterior doors of kitchen and Day Care. 
    Exterior Pole – Paint pole outside of rear entry to the sanctuary.
    Shed – Repair or replace double doors and trim of the shed. 
    Narthex – Paint water stained ceiling. 
    Ladies rest room – replace sticking fill-valve to commode in smaller stall.
    Exterior Siding – Secure where loose  
    Electrical Outlets – Replace as needed
    Interior Painting – Touch up where needed (i.e. narthex ceiling)
    Lawn & Gardens – Clean up, prune, edge, and plant where needed
Work will start at approximately 9 AM (or whenever you can show up).  People of all skill levels are welcome.  For more information, email Herb Sheppard – herbshep@aol.com
 

Mars Hill

We are currently in conversation with Shadyside Presbyterian Church to see if our Mars Hill mission trip will happen this summer! This is a mission trip to Mars Hill, NC.  People 12 years and older go and rehabilitate homes during the week.  Some adults stay on campus and lead a children ministry for our children 11 and under.  Volunteers can do either! The mission trip will take place July 10-16. If you are interested or would like more information, please let Chris know!
 
Trivia

Trivia/Happy Hour will be next Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00.  A link will be sent out next week.

Electronic Sign

An anonymous donor has made a donation towards an electronic sign at the street.  We are putting together a team to explore what this might entail, how much it cost, and how to best utilize the donation.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Diane Eades.

 
YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

 

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