Mark Your Calendar for the Valentine Spaghetti Supper

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Saturday, February 11
5-8pm

Come share in the work and the fun of hosting friends and neighbors for a special evening of delicious food, live music by Kindred Spirits, and great fellowship with one another.

Invite your friends and neighbors!

All proceeds from the dinner go to support local needs in our community through the programs of Help by Phone, the PG Plaza Day Center (CUCE), and others.

There’s lot of ways to help! Make sauce, help set-up, serve, clean-up. Call the church office to sign up or learn more.

Faith Imagination: Healing Prayer

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“Faith Imagination is a way of praying in which we specifically invite God to enter into our experience in a way that we can perceive God’s work in us. We do this in the faith that God want to meet us at our growing edge, or where we are most vulnerable, hurting or scared.”  (Consenting to Grace, Tilda Norberg)

Mini – Retreat

Saturday, October 1, 2016
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Leader – Darlene Meyers, Gestalt Pastoral Care Minister Intern
Complimentary lunch will be provided
Retreat will be held at University Park Church of the Brethren
4413 Tuckerman Street, University Park, Maryland

Please RSVP to
upcob2@verizon.net or call 301-864-4328

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What will happen at the Retreat?

An introduction to faith imagination healing prayer

An exercise in increasing awareness

A guided meditation drawing upon our faith imagination

An exercise in identifying our individual preferred modalities of perception

Discovering our symbols for the Holy One

Time for silence, sharing and writing about your experience

An opportunity to “work” using faith imagination healing prayer

Join us!

Mulch Sale: April 2

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We’re selling and delivering shredded hardwood mulch to neighbors and friends again this year. Orders can be made by calling the church office (as long as supplies last) at 301-864-4328 or better yet stopping by the church parking lot early Saturday morning! We’ll be delivering by 8am.

Proceeds from the mulch sales go to various church projects. In recent years, these have included:

*sponsorship of Rwandan university student Venuste Gatabazi

* assistance for children attending camps and conferences

Christmas Sharing Fair: Alternative Gift-Giving for the Holidays

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Saturday, December 5
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A marketplace of craftspeople, non-profits, and artists supporting justice, peace, and the good of the earth:

SERRV – global handcrafts
HEIFER INTERNATIONAL – passing on the gift of food
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE – helping refugees around the world
ON EARTH PEACE – building justice and peace
ECO CITY FARMS – promoting sustainable local agriculture
NEW COMMUNITY PROJECT – supporting women and girls
EQUAL EXCHANGE – offering fairly traded coffees, teas, and chocolates
KOINONIA PARTNERS – cultivating community (and pecans)
CHEETAH CONSERVATION FUND – protecting life in the wild
…and more


JOIN US TO

Find creative gifts…
Sample the grilled brats or burgers…
Take something home from the baked goods table
Savor some roasted almonds…

Cookie-baking and decorating for children will also take place throughout the day!

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Valentine Spaghetti Supper

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Invite Your Friends!
Bring Your Sweetheart!
Join Us as We Transform Our Social Hall into an Italian Bistro for the Evening
for the annual Valentine Spaghetti Supper

Saturday, February 14, 2015
5 – 8 pm

Our menu includes
Delicious Meat Spaghetti Sauce and Vegetable Sauce
Regular and Gluten Free Spaghetti Noodles
Never Ending Salad Bar
Warm and Buttery Garlic Bread and Gluten Free Garlic Bread
Assorted Cookies and Ice Cream Sundaes!

All donations received will benefit crisis services in our area.

 

 

 

Do Police Stops Define Race In America?

2015_Pulled_Over0001Join the discussion with Political Scientist Charles R. Epp, PhD, as he explains why they do. Epp will present findings from his recently published book, Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citzenship. Click here for a pdf of the picture to the right.

The discussion will take place at the Hyattsville, Maryland Busboys and Poets (check the link for address & directions) on February 17, 2015 from 7-9pm (with Q & A)