December 7th News and Notes




Congregational Meeting

On December 10th, we will have a Congregational meeting following worship for the election of officers for the coming year.

Committee Chair Meeting

On December 10th, there will be a committee chair meeting following Sunday School.

Gingerbread Houses

Remember, if you signed up, we will be decorating Gingerbread Houses this Sunday at 5:00.  Each house is $5.00 and a bag of candy to be shared for decorating.  Feel free to bring more candy!  Pizza will be provided for dinner!

Childrens’ Christmas Program

The children of UPB have been hard at work practicing the Christmas play since October!  They will present the story of Christ’s birth during worship on December 17th.  Come and support our kids and hear the Christmas story in a new way!

Christmas Open House

Pastor Chris and his family invite you to a Christmas Open House at their home on December 17th from 3:00-6:00.  Stop by or stay for the whole thing!

Men’s Night Out

The men of the church will be gathering for food and fellowship at the new restaurant by Bowie Towne Center, Bj’s Restaurant and Brewhouse on December 21st at 6:30.

Christmas Movie Night

On December 22nd, the CYF committee will be holding a Christmas Movie Night.  We will have dinner and watch “Elf”.  This is a perfect opportunity for parents to do last minute shopping!  Dinner will be at 6:00 with the movie starting at 6:30.

Christmas Eve

On Sunday, December 24th, we will have two services.  At 10:00, we will have an interactive family activity telling the Christmas story!  We invite you to bring breakfast breads and casseroles to share!  At 7:00, we will have out traditional, candlelight service.  We need 8 readers for the candlelight service, if you are available, please email

Two Week Outlook

Friday, December 8th

  • Book Club

Saturday, December 9th

  • Christmas Play Practice, 9:30am

Sunday, December 10th

  • Second Sunday of Advent
  • Worship, 10:00
  • Congregational Meeting, immediately after worship
  • Sunday School, following worship
  • Chat & Chew, following worship
  • Committee Chair meeting, following Sunday School
  • Gingerbread House night, 5:00

Tuesday, December 12th

  • Board Meeting, 7:00

Wednesday, December 13th

  • Christmas Play practice, 5:45
  • Choir rehearsal, 7:30

Thursday, December 14th

  • Men’s Breakfast, 7:45 am, Nautilus Diner, Crofton

Sunday, December 17th

  • Third Sunday of Advent
  • Worship, including Children’s Christmas Program, 10:00
  • Deacons’ Christmas Open House, 3:00-6:00

Wednesday, December 20th

  • Choir rehearsal, 7:30

Thursday, December 14th

  • Men’s Night Out, 6:30, BJ’s restaurant and brewhouse

Looking Ahead

  • December 10th: Gingerbread Houses
  • December 17th:  Children’s Christmas Program
  • December 24th: Christmas Eve
  • January 28th: Annual Meeting

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