May 27th News and Notes

SEEDS

SEEDS has begun meeting digitally, Wednesday afternoons at 4:00.  If your child would like to participate, please reach out to Chris Deacon, Sue Kennedy, or Diane Eades for the link.

Midweek Children’s Sermon

With the virtual return of Seeds, the midweek children’s sermon will be going on hiatus and Chris will only be recording one children’s book a week for the forseeable future.

Worship Opportunities

Until we are able to worship together, we will worship through Zoom on Sunday mornings at 10:00, You can sign in with this link – https://zoom.us/j/159967508 or call  in at 1-301-715-8592, using meeting ID 159 967 508. When it prompts you for a user id, simply hit the pound sign.  A video of Sunday worship will be sent out shortly after it is completed.

Food Pantry

We will be doing another collection for the Bowie Food Pantry on May 27th from 10-11.  There will be a car parked with the trunk open an dyou can deposit the food in the trunk.  This will allow for safe social distancing whiel providing for those in need.  We will also be collecting for the Summer Fun Baskets!

Summer Fun Baskets

We have collected items for the Summer Fun Baskets and are in the process of assembling them.  If you are interested in helping to deliver them, please contact Chris Deacon or Sue Kennedy.

Prayer Services

We will continue with prayer services on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 and Thursday afternoons at 1:00.  This is a brief time of scripure, devotion, prayer, and a little catching up!  Services last approximately fifteen minutes and we would love to have you join us at https://zoom.us/j/159967508

Giving

Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

Assistance

If any of our members who are “at risk” do not feel safe running errands, we have put together a team to help you out.  Please email me at ckdeacon@yahoo.com and I will put you in touch with them.

 

 

May 20th News and Notes

Zoom Issues

We are sorry for eveyone who were affected by the Zoom issues last week.  They all seem to be cleared up.  If you missed worship, you can watch it here – https://youtu.be/53pehEKEht0

Midweek Children’s Sermon

With the virtual return of Seeds, the midweek children’s sermon will be going on hiatus and Chris will only be recording one children’s book a week for the forseeable future.

Worship Opportunities

Until we are able to worship together, we will worship through Zoom on Sunday mornings at 10:00, You can sign in with this link – https://zoom.us/j/159967508 or call  in at 1-301-715-8592, using meeting ID 159 967 508. When it prompts you for a user id, simply hit the pound sign.  A video of Sunday worship will be sent out shortly after it is completed.

Food Pantry

We will be doing another collection for the Bowie Food Pantry on May 27th from 10-11.  There will be a car parked with the trunk open an dyou can deposit the food in the trunk.  This will allow for safe social distancing whiel providing for those in need.  We will also be collecting for the Summer Fun Baskets!

Summer Fun Baskets

The Children, Youth and Family Committee will be delivering Summer Fun Buckets to all our UPB/SEEDS families in June.  We are asking for help from the congregation in providing items for the buckets.  For those who are not comfortable with shopping and would like to make a monetary donation, checks should be made out to United Parish of Bowie, with Summer Fun Buckets on the memo line.  Donations need to be at church by Wednesday, May 27.  Suggested items include:

  • Coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, markers
  • Construction paper and drawing paper
  • Other art supplies such as water colors, finger paints, or tempera paint stickers
  • Chalk, sidewalk chalk, play dough, stickers and sticker books
  • Bubbles, “cool” sunglasses, water balloons, beach balls (uninflated please!), and frisbees
  • Jigsaw puzzles, small games such as travel size Trouble, Connect Four, Checkers, playing cards, word search, sudoku, or crossword puzzles books
  • Magnetic letters and new books
  • Individual bags of pretzels, popcorn; freezer pops
We are looking at 13 families and about 25 kids.  Oriental Trading and Amazon are good places to order from.   If you have any questions, talk to Sue

Streaming Worship

We are looking to put together a team to explore what equipment might be necessary to stream worship once we are back in person.  If you are interested in helping with this, please let Russ know.

Prayer Services

We will continue with prayer services on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 and Thursday afternoons at 1:00.  This is a brief time of scripure, devotion, prayer, and a little catching up!  Services last approximately fifteen minutes and we would love to have you join us at https://zoom.us/j/159967508

Giving

Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

Assistance

If any of our members who are “at risk” do not feel safe running errands, we have put together a team to help you out.  Please email me at ckdeacon@yahoo.com and I will put you in touch with them.

 

 

May 13th News and Notes

Worship Opportunities

Until we are able to worship together, we will worship through Zoom on Sunday mornings at 10:00, You can sign in with this link – https://zoom.us/j/159967508 or call  in at 1-301-715-8592, using meeting ID 159 967 508. When it prompts you for a user id, simply hit the pound sign.  A video of Sunday worship will be sent out shortly after it is completed.

Sermon Help

In preparation for an upcoming sermon, I would like your help.  I would like to know where you have seen Jesus during this time of Covid.  Please film a short video and tell me where you have seen Jesus during this time.  The easiest way to do this is to put your cell phone on selfie mode and hit record.  You can text them to 309-357-0132 or email them to ckdeacon@yahoo.com  Please send any videos by Wednesday, May 6th.

Food Pantry

We will be doing another collection for the Bowie Food Pantry on May 27th from 10-11.  There will be a car parked with the trunk open an dyou can deposit the food in the trunk.  This will allow for safe social distancing whiel providing for those in need.  We will also be collecting for the Summer Fun Baskets!

Summer Fun Baskets

The Children, Youth and Family Committee will be delivering Summer Fun Buckets to all our UPB/SEEDS families in June.  We are asking for help from the congregation in providing items for the buckets.  For those who are not comfortable with shopping and would like to make a monetary donation, checks should be made out to United Parish of Bowie, with Summer Fun Buckets on the memo line.  Donations need to be at church by Wednesday, May 27.  Suggested items include:

  • Coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, markers
  • Construction paper and drawing paper
  • Other art supplies such as water colors, finger paints, or tempera paint stickers
  • Chalk, sidewalk chalk, play dough, stickers and sticker books
  • Bubbles, “cool” sunglasses, water balloons, beach balls (uninflated please!), and frisbees
  • Jigsaw puzzles, small games such as travel size Trouble, Connect Four, Checkers, playing cards, word search, sudoku, or crossword puzzles books
  • Magnetic letters and new books
  • Individual bags of pretzels, popcorn; freezer pops
We are looking at 13 families and about 25 kids.  Oriental Trading and Amazon are good places to order from.   If you have any questions, talk to Sue

Streaming Worship

We are looking to put together a team to explore what equipment might be necessary to stream worship once we are back in person.  If you are interested in helping with this, please let Russ know.

Stay at Home Order

Maryland, DC, and Virginia have issued stay at home orders enforcable by fines and/or jail time.  If you need to be out on essential business, please let Chris know and he can send you a letter to protect you while out.

Prayer Services

We will continue with prayer services on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 and Thursday afternoons at 1:00.  This is a brief time of scripure, devotion, prayer, and a little catching up!  Services last approximately fifteen minutes and we would love to have you join us at https://zoom.us/j/159967508

Giving

Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

Assistance

If any of our members who are “at risk” do not feel safe running errands, we have put together a team to help you out.  Please email me at ckdeacon@yahoo.com and I will put you in touch with them.

 

 

May 6th News and Notes

Worship Opportunities

Until we are able to worship together, we will worship through Zoom on Sunday mornings at 10:00, You can sign in with this link – https://zoom.us/j/159967508 or call  in at 1-301-715-8592, using meeting ID 159 967 508. When it prompts you for a user id, simply hit the pound sign.  A video of Sunday worship will be sent out shortly after it is completed.

Sermon Help

In preparation for an upcoming sermon, I would like your help.  I would like to know where you have seen Jesus during this time of Covid.  Please film a short video and tell me where you have seen Jesus during this time.  The easiest way to do this is to put your cell phone on selfie mode and hit record.  You can text them to 309-357-0132 or email them to ckdeacon@yahoo.com  Please send any videos by Wednesday, May 6th.

Communion

We will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion on Sunday, May 10th.  Each of us will provide our own bread and cup.  Remember, during communion, we use bread and grape juice or wine, because these were the elements common that Jesus had on hand.  Do not stress if you do not have grape juice or bread, use wine, coffee, water, whatever is convenient!

Zoom Seeds

Seeds will return May 13th via Zoom at 4:00.  If your children are interested in participating, please email Sue Kennedy or Diane Eades.

Streaming Worship

We are looking to put together a team to explore what equipment might be necessary to stream worship once we are back in person.  If you are interested in helping with this, please let Chris know.

Stay at Home Order

Maryland, DC, and Virginia have issued stay at home orders enforcable by fines and/or jail time.  If you need to be out on essential business, please let Chris know and he can send you a letter to protect you while out.

Prayer Services

We will continue with prayer services on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 and Thursday afternoons at 1:00.  This is a brief time of scripure, devotion, prayer, and a little catching up!  Services last approximately fifteen minutes and we would love to have you join us at https://zoom.us/j/159967508

Giving

Several people have asked how they can continue to make their tithes and offerings while we are not meeting in person.  There are several ways.  You can mail a check to the church.  You can give online through paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KJTC62AUPNWCE&source=url   You can also set up a payment through your banks online bill pay feature.  Paypal charges the church approximately 3%, so please consider either consider giving through one of the other two ways or adding 3% to your offering to offset the fee.

Assistance

If any of our members who are “at risk” do not feel safe running errands, we have put together a team to help you out.  Please email me at ckdeacon@yahoo.com and I will put you in touch with them.

Mars Hill

Mars Hill University will not be open to hosting conferences or mission trips this July.  This means that the Mars Hill mission trip is canceled for 2020.  We look forward to returning to Madison County in 2021.