September 8th News and Notes

Trivia  and happy hour is tonight at 7:00.  Join us on Zoom through this link.
Chat and Chew
Join us this Sunday as we celebrate the baptism of Herb and Janice Sheppard’s granddaughter, Isla Owens. There will be a special Chat and Chew after worship!

Interfaith Council of Bowie is hosting its first fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, from 3-4 p.m. at the Sycamore Club, 12600 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie, MD. We are partnering with the Bowie Supportive Housing Corporation to raise funds to assist an Afghan refugee family settle into their new Bowie home.  It is free to attend, but donations will be appreciated!

Congregational Meeting
Chris has answered the call to serve Northwood Presbyterian Church as their pastor.  His last Sunday at UPB will be September 25th.  We will have a brief congregational meeting following worship on the 25th for the dissolution of the pastoral relationship.
Power Point Help
The board is in process of lining up people to help out with the power point for worship.  If you are able to help or have any questions, please contact Cathie Lambert.
Buddy Program

The Children, Youth and Family Committee is looking for adult volunteers to be buddies to the children in our church family by checking in on them once or twice a month with a card or note.   We hope this will build and strengthen relationships between our children and adults.   With all the challenges our kids are dealing with, we think it is more important now than before that our children know we love them, are there for them, and they are an important part of our church family.  

Buddies will be assigned for 3 months:  October-December, January-March, and April-June.  The number of buddies each adult has will be determined by the number of participating adults and kids.  As Chris mentioned on September 4, the buddy program helped to increase the sense of community during COVID.   We can only imagine what it will do now, as we start to get back to some sense of normal.

If you are interested in being a buddy, please let Sue Kennedy know by Tuesday, September 20.   In addition, if you have any questions or concerns, talk to Sue.

Power Point Help
The board is in process of lining up people to help out with the power point for worship.  If you are able to help or have any questions, please contact Cathie Lambert.

Listening Sessions

The Board has received the results of the CAT.  We are organizing a series of listening sessions (no longer meals!) to ask the congregation some questions about who we are and where God is calling us in the future!  We have organized three in person sessions and three via Zoom.  You can sign up in person or through this link or on the sign up sheets in the Narthex.  Please add your voice to this valuable conversation!
Junior High help wanted
The CYF committee is exploring creating a group for 6-8 graders who have aged out of SEEDS. If you are interested in helping out with this ministry, please contact Sue Kennedy.
Prayer Service

Join us each Tuesday evening at 7:30 for our weekly prayer service via Zoom using this link

YouTube Channel

We are posting our virtual worship to our YouTube channel each week in case you miss worship –


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   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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