May 6th News and Notes

 
 
 
 
Worship Schedule
 

The next three Sundays, May 9th, 16th, and 23rd, we will have outdoor worship behind the church, weather permitting.  Please bring a blanket our chairs.  Everybody must wear a mask and sit with members of their own household.  Outdoor services will also be broadcast on Zoom.

Survey
 
The board is trying to “take the temperature” of the congregation to help in deciding when in how to return to in-person, indoor worship.  We are asking everybody to fill out this survey by Sunday, May 9th to assist in this.
 
Setting up Chairs
 
We are looking for some vaccinated people to help set up the sanctuary chairs.  They were moved when they and the carpets were cleaned.  We would like to set them up in socially distanced clusters so that we can see what the capacity of the sanctuary is with social distance limitations.  If you are willing, please email ckdeacon@yahoo.com
 
Giving

Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  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 28th News and Notes

 
 
 
 
Worship Schedule
 

We will worship and celebrate Communion on Zoom this coming Sunday, May 2nd.  May 9th, 16th, and 23rd, we will have outdoor worship behind the church, weather permitting.  Please bring a blanket our chairs.  Everybody must wear a mask and sit with members of their own household.  Outdoor services will also be broadcast on Zoom.

Trivia

Mark your calendars.  The next Trivia night will be Wednesday, March 5th at 7:00!  A zoom link will be sent out next week.
 
Setting up Chairs
 
We are looking for some vaccinated people to help set up the sanctuary chairs.  They were moved when they and the carpets were cleaned.  We would like to set them up in socially distanced clusters so that we can see what the capacity of the sanctuary is with social distance limitations.  If you are willing, please email ckdeacon@yahoo.com
 
Giving

Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  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 21st News and Notes

 
 
 
 
Drive-in Service
 

This Sunday we will worship at the church with a Drive-In service.  We will worship at the church at 10:00, weather permitting!    The service will be transmitted on 104.5, so you can listen on in your car.  We ask that you park with a space between each car, if possible.  If you want to bring a chair and sit on the driver side of your car, you are welcome to!  We will also be broadcast via Zoom, but will not be as interactive as most Sundays.

Trivia

Mark your calendars.  The next Trivia night will be Wednesday, March 5th at 7:00!  Use this zoom link to join us 
 
Food Pantry
 
The Mission and Service committee will be collecting food again for the Bowie Pantry in the church parking lot on Wednesday April 28th between 10 and 11:00 a.m. 
Their greatest need is canned meats, canned fish, peanut butter and Spaghetti sauce.
 
Giving

Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  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.

 

March 31st News and Notes

 
 
 
Holy Week
 
Tomorrow, Thursday, April 1st, we will have our Maundy Thursday service at 7:00.  It will be a service of poetry and elements and we will celebrate Communion as part of it, so bring whatever bread and cup is common to your table.
 
Friday, April 2nd, our Good Friday Tennebrae service will be at 7:00 on Zoom.  
 
Both services can be accessed through Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/159967508?pwd=VFlySnpyc2xZb3ZQUkdaZ0w5ZU5rZz09
 
Easter Drive-in Service
 

This Sunday we will celebrate Easter with a Drive-In service.  We will worship at the church at 10:00.  The service will be transmitted on 104.5, so you can listen on in your car.  We ask that you park with a space between each car, if possible.  If you want to bring a chair and sit on the driver side of your car, you are welcome to!  We will also be broadcast via Zoom, but will not be as interactive as most Sundays.

Instead of Easter lillies, we are asking that people bring flowers to decorate and then take home with them!

Trivia

Mark your calendars.  The next Trivia night will be Wednesday, April 7th at 7:00!  Use this zoom link to join us  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86922939190?pwd=K3JhQmdMbkJwcGVkek8xN0FHMWVNdz09
 
April Services
 

Chris will be on vacation and study leave the two weeks following Easter.  Le Quan Turner will be filling the pulpit on Zoom in his absence.  On April 25th, we will have another Drive-in service, weather permitting.

 
Giving

Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  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.

 

March 24th News and Notes

 
 
 
Holy Week
 
Holy Week begins Sunday with Palm Sunday!  The schedule for Holy Week will be:
Monday, March 29th:  Final Lenten Bible Study, 8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 30th:  Evening Prayer Service, 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 1st: Maundy Thursday Service, 7:00 PM
Friday, April 2nd: Good Friday Service, 7:00 PM


Food Pantry
 
Thank you to everybody who contributed to the Food Pantry and easter baskets today.  As always, it was an excellent turn-out!
 
Easter Bags
 

The Children, Youth and Family Committee will be delivering Easter bags to all our UPB and  SEEDS families the week before Easter.  We are asking for help from the congregation in  providing items for the baskets.  In addition to candy, suggested items include crayons, colored pencils, or markers; bubbles, play dough and sidewalk chalk; Easter stickers and sticker or activity books; word search, Sudoku or crossword puzzle books.  Be creative!!  We need all  donations by tomorrow, March 25.  We have 17 families and 36 children and youth, ages 2-17. 

We are also looking for people who are willing to help assemble them on Monday, March 29th or deliver them on Wednesday, March 31st.

 If you have any questions, talk to Sue Kennedy or Diane Eades.

Trivia
 
Mark your calendars.  The next Trivia night will be Wednesday, April 7th at 7:00!
 
Giving

Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  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.

 

March 10th News and Notes

 
 
Daylight Savings
 
Don’t forget to “Spring Ahead” this Saturday night!
 
Lenten Bible Study
 
Every Monday, during Lent, we are meeting at 8:00 for a Bible Study.  It will be based on “Seven Words” by Susan Robb, exploring the seven words from Christ on the Cross.  The book is not necessary for the class (but it is a good read!)
 
Good Friday
 
We are looking for 8 readers to read for our Good Friday service.  We would schedule a time to meet at the church in the evening to record your reading.  If you are interested, please email ckdeacon@yahoo.com
 
Holy Week
 
Holy Week is fast approaching.  The schedule for Holy Week will be:
Monday, March 29th:  Final Lenten Bible Study, 8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 30th:  Evening Prayer Service, 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 1st: Maundy Thursday Service, 7:00 PM
Friday, April 2nd: Good Friday Service, 7:00 PM
 
Food Pantry
 
The Mission and Service Committee will be collecting food for the Bowie Pantry on March 24th from 10 to 11 at UPB.
The need for this month is:
☆Dry goods, (not Mac & Cheese or Spaghetti)
☆juice boxes
☆travel size personal care items
☆paper products 
Additionally the Bowie Pantry is accepting Easter Baskets this year for their families in need.
We will provide the baskets. 
If the congregation could please bring candy, pencils, puzzles, books, etc to fill the baskets, that would be greatly appreciated.
We’ll collect and deliver all food and basket goodies on March 24th.
This is a direct quote from the Pantrys newsletter, ” Words cannot express the depth of gratitude we feel for all those who have supported us since Covid 19 took over our lives last March.  Donations continue to pour in at unprecedented rates, and we are truly grateful and humbled by the compassion and generosity shown by the community”.
 
Easter Bags
 

The Children, Youth and Family Committee will be delivering Easter bags to all our UPB and  SEEDS families the week before Easter.  We are asking for help from the congregation in  providing items for the baskets.  In addition to candy, suggested items include crayons, colored pencils, or markers; bubbles, play dough and sidewalk chalk; Easter stickers and sticker or activity books; word search, Sudoku or crossword puzzle books.  Be creative!!  We need all  donations by Thursday, March 25.  We have 17 families and 36 children and youth, ages 2-17. 

 If you have any questions, talk to Sue Kennedy.

 
Giving

Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  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.

 

March 3rd News and Notes

 
 
Lenten Bible Study
 
Every Monday, during Lent, we are meeting at 8:00 for a Bible Study.  It will be based on “Seven Words” by Susan Robb, exploring the seven words from Christ on the Cross.  The book is not necessary for the class (but it is a good read!)
 
 
Trivia
 
Join us for trivia tonight at 7:00!   You can join through
 
Seeds
 
Seeds returns today and for the next few weeks will explore the week between Palm Sunday and Good Friday.
 
Communion
 
We will celebrate Communion during worship this, Sunday, March 7th. 
 
Food Pantry
 
The Mission and Service Committee will be collecting food for the Bowie Pantry on March 24th from 10 to 11 at UPB.
The need for this month is:
☆Dry goods, (not Mac & Cheese or Spaghetti)
☆juice boxes
☆travel size personal care items
☆paper products 
 
Additionally the Bowie Pantry is accepting Easter Baskets this year for their families in need.
We will provide the baskets. 
If the congregation could please bring candy, pencils, puzzles, books, etc to fill the baskets, that would be greatly appreciated.
 
We’ll collect and deliver all food and basket goodies on March 24th.
 
This is a direct quote from the Pantrys newsletter, ” Words cannot express the depth of gratitude we feel for all those who have supported us since Covid 19 took over our lives last March.  Donations continue to pour in at unprecedented rates, and we are truly grateful and humbled by the compassion and generosity shown by the community”.
 
Easter Bags
 

The Children, Youth and Family Committee will be delivering Easter bags to all our UPB and  SEEDS families the week before Easter.  We are asking for help from the congregation in  providing items for the baskets.  In addition to candy, suggested items include crayons, colored pencils, or markers; bubbles, play dough and sidewalk chalk; Easter stickers and sticker or activity books; word search, Sudoku or crossword puzzle books.  Be creative!!  We need all  donations by Thursday, March 25.  We have 17 families and 36 children and youth, ages 2-17. 

 If you have any questions, talk to Sue Kennedy. 

 
Giving

Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  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.

 

February 24th News and Notes

 
 
Lenten Bible Study
 
Every Monday, during Lent, we are meeting at 8:00 for a Bible Study.  It will be based on “Seven Words” by Susan Robb, exploring the seven words from Christ on the Cross.  The book is not necessary for the class (but it is a good read!)
 
Bowie Speaks
 
The city of Bowie will be hosting Bowie Speaks online tonight, February 25th, starting at 7:00.  The program will speak to the role organized religion plays in social justice.  Pastor Chris, as well as representatives from Village Baptist, Faith Works, and Temple Solel will be panelists.  You can register at https://bowie.fyi/bowiespeaks
 
Trivia
 
Mark your calendars!  We will have another trivia night on March 3rd at 7:00.  You can join through
 
Seeds
 
After today, Seeds will be taking a two week break before beginning again on March 3rd where they will explore the week between Palm Sunday and Good Friday.
 
Communion
 
We will celebrate Communion during worship on March 7th.  
 
Easter Bags
 

The Children, Youth and Family Committee will be delivering Easter bags to all our UPB and  SEEDS families the week before Easter.  We are asking for help from the congregation in  providing items for the baskets.  In addition to candy, suggested items include crayons, colored pencils, or markers; bubbles, play dough and sidewalk chalk; Easter stickers and sticker or activity books; word search, Sudoku or crossword puzzle books.  Be creative!!  We need all  donations by Thursday, March 25.  We have 17 families and 36 children and youth, ages 2-17. 

 If you have any questions, talk to Sue. 

 
Giving

Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  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.

 

February 17th News and Notes

 
 
Lent in a Bag
 
We are preparing a “Lent in a Bag”, which is a collection of different items and instructions designed to help you have weekly at home Lenten devotional time.  They are available in the CE room of the church.
 
 
 
Lenten Bible Study
 
Beginning February 22nd, we will have a Lenten Bible study at 8:00 on Mondays through Lent.  It will be based on “Seven Words” by Susan Robb, exploring the seven words from Christ on the Cross.  The book is not necessary for the class (but it is a good read!)
 
Bowie Speaks
 
The city of Bowie will be hosting Bowie Speaks online on February 25th, starting at 7:00.  The program will speak to the role organized religion plays in social justice.  Pastor Chris, as well as representatives from Village Baptist, Faith Works, and Temple Solel will be panelists.  You can register at https://bowie.fyi/bowiespeaks
 
Trivia
 
Mark your calendars!  We will have another trivia night on March 3rd.
 
Seeds
 
After today, Seeds will be taking a two week break before beginning again on March 3rd where they will explore the week between Palm Sunday and Good Friday.
 
Giving

Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  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.

 

February 7th News and Notes

 
 
Lent in a Bag
 
We are preparing a “Lent in a Bag”, which is a collection of different items and instructions designed to help you have weekly at home Lenten devotional time.  Email ckdeacon@yahoo.com if you would like one
 
 
Ash Wednesday
 
Due to Covid, we will not have an Ash Wendesday service this year
 
Food Pantry Collection
 
We will collect food for the Food Pantry on February 17th from 10-11 at the church.
 
Lenten Bible Study
 
Beginning February 22nd, we will have a Lenten Bible study at 8:00 on Mondays through Lent.  It will be based on “Seven Words” by Susan Robb, exploring the seven words from Christ on the Cross.  The book is not necessary for the class (but it is a good read!)

Seeds
 
After today, Seeds will be taking a two week break before beginning again on March 3rd where they will explore the week between Palm Sunday and Good Friday.
 
Giving

Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  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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