October 17th News and Notes

 

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is October 20th from 4:00-6:00.  We invite the congregation to bring their car out, decorate if they choose, and pass out candy to the children from the community.  If you don’t want to hand out candy, we can use help in other areas!  Come out, support the community, give out some candy and have some fun!!  The more people we have, the bigger a success it will be.  We could really use some more cars to hand out candy, whether decorated or not!

CrossGen

Our next CrossGen will be this Sunday, October 21st.  Join us after worship for our intergenerational Sunday School!  Please plan on bringing some finger food to share!

Stewardship Update

Thank you to everyone who came to Celebration Sunday and made a pledge for next year.  We received 27 pledges.  Of those, 4 were new and 13 showed increases.  Our pledges were up 3.6% over 2019.  If you were not able to be here and would like to pledge, please contact Gene Barbato.

Navy Vs Tulsa

On Saturday, Nov 17th, we will have a group go to the Navy/Tulsa game in Annapolis.  The game starts at 3:30 and tickets are $35.00.  You can sign up in the Narthax or signing up here.

Warm Nights

UPB will be providing dinner Thursday November 15th for the Warm Nights program held at All Saints. We have decided on Chili Night. Mary Jo will put a sign up out in the Narthex. They also always need extra hands with serving the families.

Thanksgiving Baskets

The Mission and Service Committee will begin collecting the following items to pack up five Thanksgiving Baskets for the Bowie Food Pantry: Cranberry sause, gravy, stuffing, canned corn, yams, sweet potatoes and green beans, boxed mashed potatoes, corn muffin mix. Please place these items in the container labeled “THANKSVING BASKETS”. The baskets will be delivered on November 16th in the am.

Love, Factually

We are taking a group to the Kennedy Center on Thursday, December 6th at 8:00 to see Love, Factually.  Love, Factually is a holiday satire from the twisted minds at The Second City, which gets to the truth of December life, love, and romance. Whether you love or hate the movie Love, Actually, you’re going to fall in love with this mashup of parody, original comedy, music, improv, and audience participation.

Tickets are 56.00 including all fees.  If you are interested in attending this show, please email ckdeacon@yahoo.com by Sunday, November 4th.

Be warned, this is probably not “PG” rated!

Sermons Online

Did you know that our sermons are posted on our website, usually a week after worship?  You can find them here.

Two Week Outlook

Thursday, October 18th

  • Men’s Night Out, 6:30, Red Robin

Saturday, October 20th

  • Trunk or Treat, 4:00-6:00

Sunday, October 21st

  • Worship, 10:00
  • Cross-Gen, following worship

Wednesday, October 24th

  • Seeds
  • Choir rehearsal, 7:30

Thursday, October 25th

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

Sunday, October 28th

  • Worship, 10:00
  • Carolyn Tilley filling the pulpit

Looking Ahead

  • October 20th, Trunk or Treat
  • December 2nd, First Sunday of Advent
  • December 9th, Congregational Meeting
  • December 9th, Gingerbread Houses
  • December 16th, Kids Christmas program
  • December 25th, Christmas
  • July 7th-13th 2019, Mars Hill Mission trip
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October 4th News and Notes

Mars Hill fundraiser

We will be hosting a fundraiser for next year’s Mars Hill mission trip at Texas Roadhouse on October 9th.  If you bring in a flyer (which will be sent out as soon as we get them), UPB will receive 10% of the proceeds from your meal.  We will have a raffle there to win four tickets to see the Washington Redskins vs the Carolina Panthers on October 14th! It is also kid’s night, so there will be face painting and balloon twisting.  Tell a friend and come out and eat for a great cause! 

Celebration Sunday

Celebration Sunday will be October 14th.  On this day, we will bring our pledges for 2019 forward in the church in celebration of all that we have been blessed with!  What is a celebration without ICE CREAM!  Join us after worship on Celebration Sunday for an ice cream social!

Love Does

Our book study on the book “Love Does” by Bob Goff meets Monday nights at 7:00 this fall until October 15th.  You do not have to have read the book and each session is independent, so if you miss a class you will not be lost the next week.  Join us next Monday!

Seeds

Seeds started back earlier this month.  We had 15 children come and learn about Noah and the rainbow!  If you would like to help provide the meal for Seeds, please sign up here! 

Navy Vs Tulsa

On Saturday, Nov 17th, we will have a group go to the Navy/Tulsa game in Annapolis.  The game starts at 3:30 and tickets are $35.00.  You can sign up in the Narthax or signing up here.

Sermons Online

Did you know that our sermons are posted on our website, usually a week after worship?  You can find them here.

Buddy Program

The CYF committee is looking to build relationships between the children and the adults of our church.  They are exploring putting together a “buddy” program.  We sent an email out a couple of weeks ago, if you need a copy of it, please let Chris Deacon or Sue Kennedy know.

CrossGen

Our next CrossGen will be Sunday, October 21st.  Join us after worship for our intergenerational Sunday School!  Please plan on bringing some finger food to share!

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is October 20th from 4:00-6:00.  We invite the congregation to bring their car out, decorate if they choose, and pass out candy to the children from the community.  If you don’t want to hand out candy, we can use help in other areas!  Come out, support the community, give out some candy and have some fun!!  The more people we have, the bigger a success it will be.

Two Week Outlook

Sunday, October 7th

  • Worship, 10:00
  • World Communion Communion

Monday, October 8th

  • Love Does Book Study, 7:00

Tuesday, October 9th

  • Texas Roadhouse fundraiser 4:00-8:00

Wednesday, October 10th

  • Seeds
  • Choir rehearsal, 7:30

Sunday, October 14th

  • Worship, 10:00
  • Celebration Sunday
  • Ice Cream Social after worship

Monday, October 15th

  • Love Does Book Study, 7:00

Wednesday, October 17th

  • Seeds
  • Choir rehearsal, 7:30

Looking Ahead

  • October 14th, Celebration Sunday
  • October 20th, Trunk or Treat
  • December 2nd, First Sunday of Advent
  • December 9th, Congregational Meeting
  • December 9th, Gingerbread Houses
  • December 16th, Kids Christmas program
  • December 25th, Christmas
  • July 7th-13th 2019, Mars Hill Mission trip

Board Corner

It is important to the Board that our congregation is kept informed on discussions that are taking place and decisions that are being made for the good of the United Parish of Bowie.  Minutes of Board meetings, along with agendas, monthly financial statements, and the pastor’s report, are kept in a binder in the church library.

In the past few months, the Board has been at work in several different areas including:

  • Pastor Chris and the Board continued a discussion of the Acts of the Apostles during the July, August, and September Board meetings. Also, individual Board members led a discussion on a sermon or scripture passage from a worship service from the previous month at the July and August Board meetings.
  • Pastor Chris introduced the plan to hold a FUNdraiser at Texas Roadhouse during a monthly family night there. The restaurant returns 10% of the food cost to the organization using special coupons
  • Another plan to complement the coupon donation was to hold a raffle at the same time and place. Further inquiries yielded four donated tickets to the Washington NFL team’s local game.
  • Future possible Mission Giving opportunities include Wider Circle and Chrysalis House in Silver Spring
  • The Barber Shop across Mount Oak was interested in using our facilities for a post-repairs celebration of sorts  using our parking lot and yard.
  • Celebration Sunday (formerly known as Consecration Sunday) will be on October 14th.
  • The Board continues to review and update existing UPB policy documents, including identifying those that have not yet been developed. Some policies that still need to be developed are: Recordkeeping by the Treasurer, Disaster Preparedness, Communications, and Receiving Gifts.

The Board is meant to represent the membership of the United Parish.  Please feel free to contact any Board member or Pastor Chris with your ideas, suggestions and/or concerns. Board members for 2018 are Gene Barbato, Mary Bird, Sharon Doughty, Terry Drown, Sue Kennedy, Cathie Lambert and Nancy Snyder.