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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