April 27 News and Notes

 

 

Christmas in April
 
Christmas In April will be held this year at United Parish of Bowie this Saturday, April 30th. Some of the projects that will be tackled will be
    Yard Doors – Prep and paint exterior doors of kitchen and Day Care. 
    Exterior Pole – Paint pole outside of rear entry to the sanctuary.
    Shed – Repair or replace double doors and trim of the shed. 
    Narthex – Paint water stained ceiling. 
    Ladies rest room – replace sticking fill-valve to commode in smaller stall.
    Exterior Siding – Secure where loose  
    Electrical Outlets – Replace as needed
    Interior Painting – Touch up where needed (i.e. narthex ceiling)
    Lawn & Gardens – Clean up, prune, edge, and plant where needed
Work will start at approximately 9 AM (or whenever you can show up).  People of all skill levels are welcome.  For more information, email Herb Sheppard – herbshep@aol.com
 

Mars Hill

We are currently in conversation with Shadyside Presbyterian Church to see if our Mars Hill mission trip will happen this summer! This is a mission trip to Mars Hill, NC.  People 12 years and older go and rehabilitate homes during the week.  Some adults stay on campus and lead a children ministry for our children 11 and under.  Volunteers can do either! The mission trip will take place July 10-16. If you are interested or would like more information, please let Chris know!
 
Trivia

Trivia/Happy Hour will be next Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00.  A link will be sent out next week.

Electronic Sign

An anonymous donor has made a donation towards an electronic sign at the street.  We are putting together a team to explore what this might entail, how much it cost, and how to best utilize the donation.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Diane Eades.

 
YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  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.

 

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Holy Week News and Notes

 
Maundy Thursday
 
This year we are observing Holy Week with Village Baptist.  Maundy Thursday will be at Village Baptist at 7:00 PM.  Masks are required for this service, regardless of vaccination status.  Village Baptist is located just up Mitchellville Road from us (1950 Mitchellville Road).  You can also stream at https://vimeo.com/villagebaptist (click on live video) or through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/villagebaptistbowie
 

Good Friday

We will observe Good Friday in coordination with our friends from Village Baptist.  Our service will be at UPB at 7:00.  Masks are require for this service.  If you cannot make it and would like to view online, visit our YoutTube page -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg
 
Easter Sunday
 

Join us this Sunday as we observe the empty tomb and celebrate the resurrection.  Join us at 10:00 for worship.  We are inviting everyone to bring flowers to help decorate the sanctuary.

Guest Preacher
 

Pastor Chris will be on vacation from April 18th to the 24th.  We welcome Rev. Dottile LaPenta back to our pulpit on April 24th!

Christmas in April
Christmas In April will be held this year at United Parish of Bowie on Saturday April 30th. There are many projects both inside and outside that can be addressed that day. The formal Christmas in April for PG County that we customarily participate in is being held this year but they are limiting the numbers and only conducting outside projects on the chosen residences. This was not a good fit for us so addressing the needs at UPB will give Members an opportunity to contribute their volunteer time closer to home. It is hoped that the PG program will return to normal by next year and we can resume our customary participation with them. In the meantime mark you calendars and start thinking of items you think should be added to the “to do list” for the 30th. Sign-ups and more info will be coming at a later time.
 

 

Mars Hill

We are currently in conversation with Shadyside Presbyterian Church to see if our Mars Hill mission trip will happen this summer! This is a mission trip to Mars Hill, NC.  People 12 years and older go and rehabilitate homes during the week.  Some adults stay on campus and lead a children ministry for our children 11 and under.  Volunteers can do either! The mission trip will take place July 10-16. If you are interested or would like more information, please let Chris know!

Electronic Sign

An anonymous donor has made a donation towards an electronic sign at the street.  We are putting together a team to explore what this might entail, how much it cost, and how to best utilize the donation.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Diane Eades.

 
YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  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.

 

April 6th News and Notes

 
Easter Egg Hunt
 
We will have an activity for the kids and an Easter Egg Hunt following worship this Sunday!
 

Holy Week

This year, we will be celebrating Maundy Thursday and Good Friday with Village Baptist Church.  Both churches will coordinate services with Maundy Thursday being at Village Baptist and Good Friday being at UPB.  Services will be at 7:00 each night. We need four readers for Maundy Thursday and three readers for Good Friday. If you are available to read, please let Pastor Chris know.
 
Palm Sunday
 

This Sunday is Palm Sunday.  The choir will be singing, and the children of the congregation will share a song in American Sign Language.  Come and celebrate Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem!

Christmas in April
Christmas In April will be held this year at United Parish of Bowie on Saturday April 30th. There are many projects both inside and outside that can be addressed that day. The formal Christmas in April for PG County that we customarily participate in is being held this year but they are limiting the numbers and only conducting outside projects on the chosen residences. This was not a good fit for us so addressing the needs at UPB will give Members an opportunity to contribute their volunteer time closer to home. It is hoped that the PG program will return to normal by next year and we can resume our customary participation with them. In the meantime mark you calendars and start thinking of items you think should be added to the “to do list” for the 30th. Sign-ups and more info will be coming at a later time.
 

Presbytery Happenings

Every two weeks, our presbytery releases the “Thursday Mail” to keep up to date on what is going on.  To read the most recent Thursday Mail, click here – https://thepresbytery.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/March-24-2022-TM.pdf
 

Lenten Bible Study

During Lent, we will have a Monday night Bible study. We will be looking at the witnesses to the crucifixion.  You can join us here.

Mars Hill
 

We are currently in conversation with Shadyside Presbyterian Church to see if our Mars Hill mission trip will happen this summer! This is a mission trip to Mars Hill, NC.  People 12 years and older go and rehabilitate homes during the week.  Some adults stay on campus and lead a children ministry for our children 11 and under.  Volunteers can do either! The mission trip will take place July 10-16. If you are interested or would like more information, please let Chris know!

Electronic Sign

An anonymous donor has made a donation towards an electronic sign at the street.  We are putting together a team to explore what this might entail, how much it cost, and how to best utilize the donation.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Diane Eades.

 
YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqDRraxyFzFTQNz9ppOuWg

Giving

If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to continue to make your tithe or offering, there are several ways to do so.  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.