20: Women's ministry gathering. Saturday at noon. Elections for Women's Ministry Council. Please bring a friend, and a refreshment to share.
20: Work and Witness organization meeting at Severn Grace Pointe Church of the Nazarene in Severn, MD. Strongly encouraged for all who are participating in the July mission trip. We will meet at the church at 8:45 a.m. and carpool. Initial deposit is due January 20th.
21: Sanctity of Life Sunday: Let life shine in our community. Volunteer, donate, pray. Our congregation partners with CareNet to help share God's love and meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those who walk through their doors.
4: Annual SOUPer Bowl: Sunday, immediately after Worship Celebration, bring your favorite kind of soup or fixin's and join us for a meal together.
4: Deadline for submitting deposit for Work and Witness trip in July
8: Last day to register for Mid-Atlantic District Layperson's Retreat without paying late fee.
10: Men's Prayer Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
10: Baltimore Auto Show Trip. We’ll leave the church at 11am. Admission is $12, plus you’ll want to bring money for food.
11: Annual Church Elections: Sunday following worship.
13: Shrove Tuesday
14: Ash Wednesday: We will have an Ash Wednesday service to open the Lenten season of prayer, fasting, and repentance. The service will begin at 7:00 p.m. This will be followed by Bible studies for adults, youth, and children at 7:30.
14: Valentine's Day
17: "Spring" Cleaning (in the middle of winter.)
19: Washington’s Birthday (Federal holiday)
21: Midweek Choir Rehearsals Resume – Wednesday, February 21st, 6:00 p.m. in preparation for Easter. “Come, Christians, join to sing!”
23: Teen Ice Skating at Skate Frederick. Depart Church at 7:45 p.m. through 10:15 p.m.
23-25: Mid-Atlantic District Layperson's Retreat, in Ocean City, MD. Wonderful time of inspiration, fellowship, and renewal. Click here for additional information and registration. Register by February 8 to avoid late fee.
24: Easter Choir Rehearsal at 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
24: Women's Ministry Baby Shower at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a light snack to share and shower gifts for Jackie Yatich.
25: Semi-Annual Alabaster Offering: Begin collecting your pocket money, search your cushions for loose change, and be ready to march your Alabaster box to the wooden church on the altar during our Sunday worship service. It’s fun to hear the change jingle as it is placed in the wooden church. If you need an Alabaster box, some are available in the Welcome Center or see Clara Swengosh. Cash and checks are also gladly accepted. Remember 100% of giving to Alabaster Offering goes to building schools, churches, clinics, and other Nazarene buildings around the world. In 2016, nearly $2.5 million was donated through various Nazarene churches for Alabaster Offering. Thank you and bless you for giving.
Feb 25- March 3: World Week of Prayer
1: Evangelical Minister’s Fellowship Luncheon: Thursday, March 1st at noon. We’re partnering with Arn Bjorndal and Youth for Christ to host the March luncheon in our fellowship hall. Would you be able to help with setup, serving or clean up? We’re also looking for 4 folks to prepare crockpots of soup, if you might be able to do so. It’s an honor to partner with and serve the community. Let us know if you can help.
2: Church Board Meeting: Friday, March 2nd, 6:30pm.
3: Calendar Meeting: At 11:00 a.m. in the library. All ministry leaders are welcome.
3-10: Emergency Family Shelter at FredNaz. Our church will be hosting the shelter March 3- 10. Your help is needed to clear rooms for these families to sleep in and to share God’s love by providing meals and being present. Sign up on the bulletin board in the lobby to help with this ministry.
24: Care Net’s Celebration of Life Banquet – scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, MD. Doors will open at 5:00 with light hors d’oeuvres; seating will begin at 6:00 pm. There will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board for those who are interested in attending. Individual tickets are $35, or ten of us could go together and a table would cost $325. Read this flyer for additional details.
31: Easter Choir Rehearsal at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1: Easter: Join us for a special service in celebration of Christ's Resurrection. Our choir and musicians will lead our time of worship along with a special message from Pastor Merki. Everyone is welcome. Stay afterwards for our potluck Easter lunch and Easter Egg hunt. 6:30 a.m. - Sunrise Service at Lake Whittier with Brook Hill UMC.
(Note: No Sunday School classes are scheduled this Sunday.) 10:30 a.m. - Easter Celebration Service 12:15 p.m. - Crockpot Potluck! (Meat will be provided.) Bring a crock pot, a salad, or other side or dessert to share. 1:15 p.m. - Easter Egg Hunt for toddlers through 5th Grade