January 31st News and Notes



Mars Hill Chili and Dessert Cook-Off

Thank you to everybody who contributed to the Mars Hill Chili and Dessert Cook-Off last Sunday.  Congratulations to Jan Barbato, who won the chili category, and Hannah Deacon, who won the dessert category.  We raised $619 to go towards our Mars Hill mission trip!

Soup-er Bowl Sunday

It is the New England Patriots versus the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl this Sunday!  There is a basket for each team in the sanctuary!  Bring canned goods to vote for the team that you think will win!  The team that wins the Super Bowl will have it’s basket matched with all food items going to the Bowie Food Pantry!

Mission Giving

We will take up our Mission Giving offering this Sunday.  This month, our mission partner is the United Campus Ministry from the University of Maryland.  Remember, if you have a non-profit or ministry you would like to invite, please let Chris or one of the board members know!

Year End Video

In case you missed our year end video, you can see it here.  Special thanks to Dina Bickel for putting it together.

Ash Wednesday

Lent begins on Wednesday, February 14th with our Ash Wednesday service at 7:00.  Plan on joining us!

Lenten Dinners and Devotions

Our Lenten Dinner and Devotions will begin on Wednesday, February 21st and continue every Wednesday until Holy Week.  We will begin dinner at 6:00 and have an inter-generational devotional activity afterwards.


Two Week Outlook

Wednesday, January 31st

  • Seeds, 6:00
  • Choir rehearsal, 7:30

Friday, February 2nd

  • Book Club, 7:00

Sunday, February 4th

  • Worship, 10:00
  • Soup-er Bowl challenge
  • Sunday School following worship
  • Committee Chair meeting, 12:00 (or after Sunday School)

Wednesday, February 7th

  • Seeds, 6:00
  • Choir rehearsal, 7:30

Thursday, February 8th

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

Friday, February 9th

  • Ladies Luncheon, 11:30 AM, First Watch

Sunday, February 11th

  • Worship, 10:00
  • Sunday School following worship

Wednesday, February 14th

  • Ash Wednesday Service, 7:00 PM

Looking Ahead

  • Ash Wednesday, February 14th
  • Lenten Studies begin, February 21st
  • April 1st, Easter
  • May 6th, Church in the Park
  • Mars Hill Mission Trip, July 8th-14th
  • Art and Music Camp, July 23rd-27th