April 25th News and Notes

LIFT

We have been selected to be a pilot church for “LIFT” – Living in Faith Together.  Our second LIFT section will be this Sunday, with Mary Bird and Diane Eades leading us.  I hope adults and children alike will join us!

Christmas in April

Christmas in April is this Saturday, April 28th.  This is a longtime mission project of UPB where we spend one day working on and repairing a home for someone in need.  If you didn’t sign up and would like to help, please email Herb Sheppard.

Spring Warm Nights

On  Saturday May 5th the Mission and Service committee will be partnering again with the Spring Warm Nights at All Saints Lutheran Church. This is Cinco de Mayo so any Mexican dish is welcomed as well as tacos, as we’ve done in the past. Please sign up in the Narthex for donated food items or if you plan to serve.

The drop off and serving time will be determined soon.

Church in the Park

Church in the Park will be early this year!  On May 6th, we will worship at Allen Pond and have a picnic following worship.  We are looking for people to help set up before worship.

SMA Walk-N-Roll

The SMA Walk-N-Roll will be Saturday, June 9th.  We are taking orders for this years T-shirt until May 21st.  They will be $15.00 and if there are any proceeds, it will go towards cure SMA.  You can order in the Narthex or online here.

Sermon Series

From now until Pentecost (May 20th), we will be looking at Post-Resurrection appearances of Jesus.  After Pentecost, we will be looking at the heroes of the Bible?  Who do you consider a hero from the Bible?  Email your answer to ckdeacon@yahoo.com

Multi-lingual?

Do you speak a language other than English?  Would you be willing to play a small role in worship on May 20th?  If so, please let Chris know!

Stitch-In

On June 16, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., we will co-host a Stitch-in with the Prayer Shawl Ministry of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to knit and crochet chemo caps for a local chemotherapy clinic in Lanham.  We hope to make at least 25 hats.  Yarn, patterns and light refreshments will be provided.  The Stitch-in will take place in the Historic Rectory of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 13106 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD 20720.  Please bring size 7 or 8 straight or circular knitting needles and/or a size H or J crochet hook.

Donations to defray the cost of the yarn would be greatly appreciated; yarn to make one hat costs about $3.00..

If you have any questions, please contact  Joey Drown:  301-249-1454,  tmdrown@verizon.net

Mars Hill Mission Trip

Our Mars Hill mission trip will be July 8th-14th.  If you are considering going, please let Chris know (you do not need to commit yet)

Two Week Outlook

Thursday, April 26th

  • Men’s Breakfast, 8:30, Nautilus Diner, Crofton
  • Ladies Night Out, 6:30, Old Bowie Town Grill

Saturday, April 28th

  • Christmas in April

Sunday, April 29th

  • Worship, 10:00
  • LIFT following worship

Wednesday, May 2nd

  • Seeds, 5:45
  • Choir Rehearsal, 7:30

Sunday, May 5th

  • Warm Nights

Sunday, May 6th

  • Church in the Park, 10:00

Wednesday, May 9th

  • Seeds, 5:45
  • Choir Rehearsal, 7:30

Looking Ahead

  • April 28th, Christmas in April
  • May 6th, Church in the Park
  • June 2nd, Bowie Fest
  • June 9th, SMA walk
  • Mars Hill Mission Trip, July 8th-14th
  • Art and Music Camp, July 23rd-27th
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April 18th News and Notes

LIFT is Almost Here!

We have been selected to be a pilot church for “LIFT” – Living in Faith Together.  This is an intergenerational Sunday School program designed for all ages – children and adult!  We will be testing it for four weeks, starting an April 22nd with a potluck after church!  For more information, see last week’s e-votional.  I hope adults and children alike will join us!

 

Christmas in April

Christmas in April is April 28th.  This is a longtime mission project of UPB where we spend one day working on and repairing a home for someone in need.  Please see Herb Sheppard for more information or you can sign up in the Narthex.

Spring Warm Nights

On  Saturday May 5th the Mission and Service committee will be partnering again with the Spring Warm Nights at All Saints Lutheran Church. This is Cinco de Mayo so any Mexican dish is welcomed as well as tacos, as we’ve done in the past. Please sign up in the Narthex for donated food items or if you plan to serve.

The drop off and serving time will be determined soon.

Church in the Park

Church in the Park will be early this year!  On May 6th, we will worship at Allen Pond and have a picnic following worship.  We are looking for people to help set up before worship.

Sermon Series

From now until Pentecost (May 20th), we will be looking at Post-Resurrection appearances of Jesus.  After Pentecost, we will be looking at the heroes of the Bible?  Who do you consider a hero from the Bible?  Email your answer to ckdeacon@yahoo.com

Multi-lingual?

Do you speak a language other than English?  Would you be willing to play a small role in worship on May 20th?  If so, please let Chris know!

Stitch-In

On June 16, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., we will co-host a Stitch-in with the Prayer Shawl Ministry of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to knit and crochet chemo caps for a local chemotherapy clinic in Lanham.  We hope to make at least 25 hats.  Yarn, patterns and light refreshments will be provided.  The Stitch-in will take place in the Historic Rectory of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 13106 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD 20720.  Please bring size 7 or 8 straight or circular knitting needles and/or a size H or J crochet hook.

Donations to defray the cost of the yarn would be greatly appreciated; yarn to make one hat costs about $3.00..

If you have any questions, please contact  Joey Drown:  301-249-1454,  tmdrown@verizon.net

Mars Hill Mission Trip

Our Mars Hill mission trip will be July 8th-14th.  If you are considering going, please let Chris know (you do not need to commit yet)

Two Week Outlook

Wednesday, April 18th

  • Seeds, 5:45
  • Choir Rehearsal, 7:30

Thursday, April 19th

  • Men’s Night Out, 6:30

Sunday, April 22nd

  • Worship, 10:00
  • LIFT following worship

Monday, April 23rd

  • Art & Music Camp meeting, 4:00

Wednesday, April 25th

  • Seeds, 5:45
  • Choir Rehearsal, 7:30

Sunday, April 29th

  • Worship, 10:00
  • LIFT following worship

Wednesday, May 2nd

  • Seeds, 5:45
  • Choir Rehearsal, 7:30

Looking Ahead

  • April 28th, Christmas in April
  • May 6th, Church in the Park
  • June 2nd, Bowie Fest
  • June 9th, SMA walk
  • Mars Hill Mission Trip, July 8th-14th
  • Art and Music Camp, July 23rd-27th

April 12th E-votional

LIFT is coming!  We have been chosen to be a pilot church for LIFT and we will being on April 22nd, following worship. This will be the first of four LIFT sessions.  LIFT stands for living in faith together!  Doesn’t “living in faith together” sound lovely?  But, what is it?  Lift is an cross generational Sunday School program.  Building off of Acts 2:42, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers,” LIFT is composed of Bible study (the apostles teaching), cross generational interaction (fellowship), a snack or meal (breaking of bread), and worship (prayers).  These four elements will be featured in every LIFT session.

In case you haven’t noticed, I am a big fan of inter-generational or cross generational activities.    I think there are many benefits to cross generational activities.  I think it is one way we learn generational literacy.  It seems every day there is a new articles about what the “Millennials”, or the “Gen-Xers”, or the “Baby Boomers” are or aren’t doing.  Instead of labeling people, lets get to know them.  Cross generational activities help us learn how to act.  Think of it this way, if you put ten 14 year old boys in a room together, you get “Lord of the Flies!”  If you have ten 14 year old boys in a group of 50 people ageing from 3-80, a natural hierarchy will form.  You can find all sorts of articles about the benefits here.

Theologically, we have to remember the words of Jesus, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.”  There are several instances in scripture of households and communities coming together for learning, but I cannot think of any instance of being separated out by age.  It is also important to remember the promises we make at every baptism.  We promise to uphold and support the child being baptized in their life in Christ.  We make these promises on behalf of the church universal and they are made elsewhere on our behalf.  It all boils down to it being our responsibility as Christians to help raise the children among us, as we were raised.  It is also our responsibility to let the children come to us and to teach us how the Kingdom of God works.

I hope you will join us as we try out LIFT April 22nd, 29th, May 6th (in the park), and May 13th.  Each week will be a little different as we try different things.  Your feedback can help shape LIFT for our church and for the greater church as we offer our feedback to the program that designed it.

Matthew 19:1-5:  “At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”

April 11th News and Notes

LIFT is coming!

We have been selected to be a pilot church for “LIFT” – Living in Faith Together.  This is an intergenerational Sunday School program designed for all ages – children and adult!  We will be testing it for four weeks, starting an April 22nd with a potluck after church!  Plan on joining us!

SEEDS

Seeds will resume April 18th.  If you are interested in providing part of the meal (main course, bread, or salad), please see Sue Kennedy or Diane Eades.

Christmas in April

Christmas in April is April 28th.  This is a longtime mission project of UPB where we spend one day working on and repairing a home for someone in need.  Please see Herb Sheppard for more information or you can sign up in the Narthex.

Spring Warm Nights

On  Saturday May 5th the Mission and Service committee will be partnering again with the Spring Warm Nights at All Saints Lutheran Church. This is Cinco de Mayo so any Mexican dish is welcomed as well as tacos, as we’ve done in the past. Please sign up in the Narthex for donated food items or if you plan to serve.

The drop off and serving time will be determined soon.

Church in the Park

Church in the Park will be early this year!  On May 6th, we will worship at Allen Pond and have a picnic following worship.  We are looking for people to help set up before worship.

Mars Hill Mission Trip

Our Mars Hill mission trip will be July 8th-14th.  If you are considering going, please let Chris know (you do not need to commit yet)

Two Week Outlook

Wednesday, April 11th

  • Choir Rehearsal, 7:30

Thursday, April 12th

  • Men’s Breakfast, 8:30 am, Nautilus Diner, Crofton

Sunday, April 15th

  • Worship, 10:00
  • Sunday School following worship

Wednesday, April 18th

  • Seeds, 5:45
  • Choir Rehearsal, 7:30

Thursday, April 19th

  • Men’s Night Out, 6:30

Sunday, April 22nd

  • Worship, 10:00
  • LIFT following worship
  • CYF Committee meeting

Wednesday, April 25th

  • Seeds, 5:45
  • Choir Rehearsal, 7:30

Looking Ahead

  • April 28th, Christmas in April
  • May 6th, Church in the Park
  • June 2nd, Bowie Fest
  • June 9th, SMA walk
  • Mars Hill Mission Trip, July 8th-14th
  • Art and Music Camp, July 23rd-27th

April 5th News and Notes

 

Neutral Pulpit

We will be hosting a neutral pulpit on April 8th.  A neutral pulpit is when a pastor nominating committee invites a candidate to preach at a neutral location and is one of the final steps in the pastoral search process.   We will welcome a PNC and the Rev. Gloria Yi that morning.

SEEDS

Seeds will resume April 18th.  If you are interested in providing part of the meal (main course, bread, or salad), please see Sue Kennedy or Diane Eades.

LIFT is coming!

We have been selected to be a pilot church for “LIFT” – Living in Faith Together.  This is an intergenerational Sunday School program designed for all ages – children and adult!  We will be testing it for four weeks, starting an April 22nd with a potluck after church!  Plan on joining us!

Christmas in April

Christmas in April is April 28th.  This is a longtime mission project of UPB where we spend one day working on and repairing a home for someone in need.  Please see Herb Sheppard for more information or you can sign up in the Narthex.

Spring Warm Nights

On  Saturday May 5th the Mission and Service committee will be partnering again with the Spring Warm Nights at All Saints Lutheran Church. This is Cinco de Mayo so any Mexican dish is welcomed as well as tacos, as we’ve done in the past. Please sign up in the Narthex for donated food items or if you plan to serve.

The drop off and serving time will be determined soon.

Church in the Park

Church in the Park will be early this year!  On May 6th, we will worship at Allen Pond and have a picnic following worship.

Two Week Outlook

Friday, April 6th

  • Book Club, 7:00

Sunday, April 8th

  • Worship, 10:00
  • Chat & Chew following worship
  • Sunday School following worship
  • CSF committee meeting after Sunday School

Monday, April 9th

  • Worship Team, 8:00

Wednesday, April 11th

  • Choir Rehearsal, 7:30

Thursday, April 12th

  • Men’s Breakfast, 8:30 am, Nautilus Diner, Crofton

Sunday, April 15th

  • Worship, 10:00
  • Sunday School following worship

Wednesday, April 18th

  • Seeds, 5:45
  • Choir Rehearsal, 7:30

Looking Ahead

  • April 28th, Christmas in April
  • May 6th, Church in the Park
  • June 2nd, Bowie Fest
  • June 9th, SMA walk
  • Mars Hill Mission Trip, July 8th-14th
  • Art and Music Camp, July 23rd-27th