Summer Board Corner

 
 

Board Corner – Summer, 2022

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 the board meetings, along with agendas, monthly financial statements, and the pastors 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:

  • HVAC unit on nursery side of the church was replaced
  • Sign – donation made towards sign but will need feedback from congregation to see if it is a priority due to cost above the donation amount
  • Christmas in April – held at the church to spruce it up and did some needed maintenance. More maintenance issues were brought to light and board/pastor working on getting estimates for some of those repairs
  • Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT) was completed by approximately 85% percent of people it was sent to and results were presented to the Board. Decision made to offer listening sessions to small groups within the congregation so results can be reviewed and questions answered.
  • New banner was purchased for sanctuary for Easter
  • Worship Services were held in collaboration with Village Baptist Church for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
  • Art and Music Camp to be held in coming week
  • Board is re-examining committees and how to better serve the church and the community

 

 

 

 

& Music Camp
 
Art & Music Camp will be July 25-29th.  If you are interested in helping out, please see Diane Eades or Sue Kennedy.  To register, click here
 
Decorating
 
We are looking for people to help decorate the sanctuary for Art and Music camp on Wednesday, July 20th and after worship on Sunday, July 24.
 
Vacation Interfaith School 
 

The Interfaith Coalition of Bowie is having a Vacation Interfaith School this year, where children 8-12 years old will have an opportunity to visit houses of worship of different faiths and learn about them.  It will be August 3-5 from 6:30-8:00.  UPB will be hosting a night, Friday, August 5th.  You can register here.  If you would like more information or would like to help out, please see Chris.

Food Pantry
 
Its back to School time for the Bowie Food Pantry.
The Mission and Service committee will be collecting school supplies and back packs until August 21st.
 
Additionally, the Pantries highest demands at this time are Soups, Peanut butter, low sugared cereals, canned vegetables, condiments and spaghetti sauce.
 
Presbytery Going-ons
 

The Presbytery releases the Thursday mail every other week to keep people up to date on what is going on.  To check out the latest issue, click here.

Prayer Service

Prayer services will resume this Tuesday, July 19th at 7:30 PM.  Join us each Tuesday via Zoom using this link

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.

 

 
 
Art

Board Corner – Summer, 2022

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 the board meetings, along with agendas, monthly financial statements, and the pastors 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:

  • HVAC unit on nursery side of the church was replaced
  • Sign – donation made towards sign but will need feedback from congregation to see if it is a priority due to cost above the donation amount
  • Christmas in April – held at the church to spruce it up and did some needed maintenance. More maintenance issues were brought to light and board/pastor working on getting estimates for some of those repairs
  • Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT) was completed by approximately 85% percent of people it was sent to and results were presented to the Board. Decision made to offer listening sessions to small groups within the congregation so results can be reviewed and questions answered.
  • New banner was purchased for sanctuary for Easter
  • Worship Services were held in collaboration with Village Baptist Church for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
  • Art and Music Camp to be held in coming week
  • Board is re-examining committees and how to better serve the church and the community

 

 

 

 

& Music Camp
 
Art & Music Camp will be July 25-29th.  If you are interested in helping out, please see Diane Eades or Sue Kennedy.  To register, click here
 
Decorating
 
We are looking for people to help decorate the sanctuary for Art and Music camp on Wednesday, July 20th and after worship on Sunday, July 24.
 
Vacation Interfaith School 
 

The Interfaith Coalition of Bowie is having a Vacation Interfaith School this year, where children 8-12 years old will have an opportunity to visit houses of worship of different faiths and learn about them.  It will be August 3-5 from 6:30-8:00.  UPB will be hosting a night, Friday, August 5th.  You can register here.  If you would like more information or would like to help out, please see Chris.

Food Pantry
 
Its back to School time for the Bowie Food Pantry.
The Mission and Service committee will be collecting school supplies and back packs until August 21st.
 
Additionally, the Pantries highest demands at this time are Soups, Peanut butter, low sugared cereals, canned vegetables, condiments and spaghetti sauce.
 
Presbytery Going-ons
 

The Presbytery releases the Thursday mail every other week to keep people up to date on what is going on.  To check out the latest issue, click here.

Prayer Service

Prayer services will resume this Tuesday, July 19th at 7:30 PM.  Join us each Tuesday via Zoom using this link

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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