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Following are events and activities planned for this year. For regularly scheduled weekly worship, Sunday school, Bible studies, paryer, and other recurring events, please see our Worship Times.

2019

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Note: Events are at the Frederick First Church of the Nazarene unless otherwise specified.

January

  • 1: New Year's Day
  • 4: Church Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 12: Church Clean Up Day from 8:30 a.m. until 11:59 a.m. Focus on classrooms and kitchen.
  • 12: Calendar Meeting: At noon in the library. All ministry leaders or representatives are welcome.
  • 13: Luncheon for families with young children. In fellowship hall following worship service (about 12:15 p.m.)
  • 19: Men's breakfast at 8:00 a.m. 
  • 19: Church Website meeting at 10:00 a.m.
  • 19: Women's ministry gathering at noon. Please bring a friend, and a refreshment to share.
  • 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • 20: 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.
  • 26: Community Prayer Walk: Saturday at 1:00 p.m.  
  • 26: SDMI Meeting: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 (Children's and Youth Ministry planning)
  • 27: Child Sponsorship Sunday. A table will be set up in the lobby with information on how you may sponsor a child. This event is sponsored by Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM).

February

  • 2: Great American Outdoor Show. Meet at the McDonald's in Emmittsburg at 7:45 a.m. to travel with the group to Harrisburg, PA.
  • 3: Annual SOUPer Bowl Sunday, immediately after Worship Celebration in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for some soup or bowl of salad, chili, or whatever you'd like to bring. We look forward to having you 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.
  • 8: Church Board meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 9: NYI Bible Quiz at Dundalk Church of the Nazarene at 9:00 a.m.
  • 9: Baltimore Auto Show Trip. Baltimore Convention Center.  We’ll leave the church at 10 a.m. Admission is $12, plus you’ll want to bring money for food.
  • 10: Annual Church Elections, Sunday immediately following morning Worship Celebration.
  • 14: Youth Group Activity, Monday at 1:00 p.m.
  • 16: Men's prayer breakfast at 8:00 a.m. 
  • 16: Church Website meeting at 10:00 a.m.
  • 16: Women's ministry gathering at noon. Please bring a friend, and a refreshment to share.
  • 17: Annual Church Elections: Sunday following worship.
  • 18: Teen Event​​​
  • 18: Washington’s Birthday (Federal holiday)
  • 23: Choir Workshop Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
  • 23: Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Children's Winter Party. There will be igloos, "snowball" fights, hot chocolate, cookies, crafts and if there's snow, we'll go sledding down the little hill by the parking lot. (Bring your own sleds.)
  • 24: 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
  • 27: Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

March

  • 8: No Church Board Meeting  (Committees only)
  • 6: Ash Wednesday
  • 6: Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • 8-10: Youth Retreat
  • 10: Sunday All Church Fellowship
  • 10: Daylight Savings Time starts (set clocks ahead one hour)
  • 13: Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • 16: Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Saturday, March 16th, 8:00 a.m.
  • 16: Church Website meeting at 10:00 a.m.
  • 16: Women's ministry gathering at noon. Please bring a friend, and a refreshment to share.
  • 16: NYI Bible Quiz
  • 20: Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • 23: Missions Breakfast
  • 24: Palm Sunday
  • 27: Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • 29: Good Friday - Communion Service at 6:30 p.m.
  • 30: Choir Workshop at 10:00 a.m.
  • 30: Community Prayer Walk at 1:00 p.m.

April

  • 3: Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • 6-7: Mission Advance: The Mid-Atlantic Nazarene District is sponsoring a Mission Advance, Saturday through Monday, at the Turf Valley Conference Center,  2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042. The agenda includes Saturday sessions for Nazarene Missions International (NMI) and Nazarene Youth International (NYI). 
  • 10: Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • 12: Church Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 13: Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Saturday, March 17th, 8:00 a.m.
  • 13: Church Website meeting at 9:30 a.m.
  • 13: All-Church Work Day beginning at 9:30 a.m.
  • 14: Palm Sunday
  • 14: Teen Event
  • 17: Choir Rehearsal: Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • 19: Good Friday Service: 7:00 p.m.
  • 20: Choir Workshop at 10:00 a.m.
  • 21: 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. 
         (Note: No Sunday School classes are scheduled this Sunday.)
         10:30 a.m. - Easter Celebration Service
         12:15 p.m. - Crockpot Potluck! 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​​​​
  • 27: Children's Festival at Baker Park, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
  • 27: Community Prayer Walk at 1:00 p.m.

May

  • 2: National Day of Prayer
  • 3: Church Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 12: Mother's Day Luncheon following Worship Service
  • 18: Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Saturday, March 17th, 8:00 a.m.
  • 18: Church Website meeting at 10:00 a.m.
  • 18: Women's ministry gathering at noon. Please bring a friend, and a refreshment to share.
  • 19: All Church Fellowship
  • 25: Prayer Walk at 1:00 p.m.
  • 27: Memorial Day

June

  • 10: Graduation Sunday: Come celebrate our graduates with dessert following Sundary worship.
  • 14: Church Board Meeting Friday at 6:30 p.m.
  • 16: Father's Day
  • 22: Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
  • 22: Church Website meeting at 10:00 a.m.
  • 22: Women's ministry gathering at noon. Please bring a friend, and a refreshment to share.
  • 30: Prayer Walk at 1:00 p.m.

July

  • 1-6: District Family Camp 
  • 4: Independence Day
  • 10-13:  NYC in Phoenix
  • 12: Board Meeting
  • 20: Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
  • 20: Church Website meeting at 10:00 a.m.
  • 20: Women's ministry gathering at noon. Please bring a friend, and a refreshment to share.
  • 22-26: Mid-Atlantic Teen Camp
  • 27: Prayer Walk at 1:00 p.m.

August

  • 5-9: Children's Camp
  • 9:  Board meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 17: Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
  • 17: Church Website meeting at 10:00 a.m.
  • 17: Women's ministry gathering at noon. Please bring a friend, and a refreshment to share.
  • 17-24: Work & Witness Mission to Peru
  • 20-24:  Vacation Bible School (VBS). Join us Tuesday through Friday evening from 6:00-8:30, and concluding Saturday morning following by a picnic.
  • 24: All Church Picnic following VBS
  • 30: Teen All Nighter
  • 31: Prayer Walk Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

September

  • 1: All-Church Labor Day Weekend Cookout. Join us this Sunday, September 1 at 6:00 p.m. for a cookout at the Merki's. Meat and drinks will be provided. If your surname begins with A-K, bring a salad or side dish; L-Z should bring a dessert.
  • 3: Labor Day
  • 13: Church Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 14: Christmas Choir Workshop. Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
  • 21: Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
  • 21: Church Website meeting at 10:00 a.m.
  • 21: Women's ministry gathering at noon. Please bring a friend, and a refreshment to share.
  • 22: Itzel's in worship
  • 28: Teen Event
  • 28: Prayer Walk Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
  • 29: Alabaster Offering - 100% of giving to Alabaster Offering goes to building schools, churches, clinics, and other Nazarene buildings around the world.

October

  • 11: Church Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 14: Columbus Day
  • 12: Christmas Choir Workshop. Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
  • 13: Pastor Appreciation Dinner, immediately following worship service.
  • 19: Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
  • 19: Church Website meeting at 10:00 a.m.
  • 19: Women's ministry gathering at noon. Please bring a friend, and a refreshment to share.
  • 19: Prayer Walk at 1:00 p.m.
  • 26: Harvest Fest
  • tbd: Annual Talent Show 
  • 31: Halloween

November

  • 2:  Team Day: Location: Grace Pointe Community Church61 Gambrills Rd, Severn, MD
  • 3: Daylight Savings Time ends (set clocks back an hour)
  • 5: Election Day
  • 8: Board Meeting, Friday at 6:30 p.m.
  • 11: Veteran's Day/Veteran's Luncheon
  • 16-17: Faith Promise Weekend
  • 23: Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
  • 23: Church Website meeting at 10:00 a.m.
  • 23: Women's ministry gathering at noon. Please bring a friend, and a refreshment to share.
  • 28: Thanksgiving Day
  • 30: Prayer Walk at 1:00 p.m.

December

  • 1: First Sunday of Advent
  • 6: Hanging of the Greens
  • 7: Choir Workshop
  • 8: All-Church Fellowship
  • 14: Choir Workshop
  • 14: Christmas Parent Practice and Party
  • 15: Children's Christmas Pageant
  • 22: Christmas Worship Celebration with Adult Christmas Choir
  • 24: Christmas Eve
  • 25: Christmas Day
  • 26: Teen Christmas Party
  • 28: Prayer Walk at 1:00 p.m.
  • 31: New Year's Eve

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