September 22nd News and Notes

 
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.
 
Gap Pastor
 
The board has come to agreement with Dean McDonald to become our gap pastor as we search for an interim.  Dean will be with us from September 26th through the end of the year.  Dean’s husband, Jim, filled in while Chris was on sabbatical and Dean provided pulpit supply for us this past summer.  Come, welcome Dean on October 2nd.
 
 
Mission and Service needs
 
Please remember the Mission and Service Committee is always collecting food for the Bowie Food Pantry.
This month their greatest need is Spaghetti, tuna, low sugar cereals, canned beans and fruit. 
 
They will again be collecting only gift cards for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This allows the families to do their own personal shopping.
Our committee will begin collecting those cards in October.
 
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.   suepiano49@gmail.com

 
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 – 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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