Mark Your Calendar for the Valentine Spaghetti Supper


Saturday, February 11

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.

ALL CHURCH RETREAT: Feed Body and Soul April 15-17



April 15-17

Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry Center
(Sharpsburg, Maryland)

Enjoy time away with friends…

Savor God’s presence…

Stretch and grow…

Revel in the beauty of the outdoors…

Friday evening 8 p.m. –  Sunday 1 p.m.

Beds are available in the lodge or in cabins (call the church office 301-864-4328 for rates)

The church is covering half the cost for every attendee,
and has additional funds available for anyone who might need them.

Explore growing edges around multicultural awareness

We will worship, play games, sing, and walk,

Delight in good food cooked for us

Gather around the campfire, and just have fun!

Valentine Spaghetti Supper

Plate of spaghetti

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.




Grateful Giving and Pie!

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Sunday, November 23rd we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving week together with a simple meal after church. Bring bread, rolls, or pies to share! Some tasty soups and salad will be provided.

You’re also invited to bring a Metro Smartrip pass, grocery, gas, McDonald’s or other gift card ($10 or $15 cards are ideal) to add to the stash from which we can draw when people come to the church looking for help. Or bring quick-prep food to save for sharing with those in need.

Following the meal you’re invited to join in some community service as we drive over to the stretch of Kenilworth Avenue for which we’ve taken responsibility and pick up litter and trash along the road. If you have gloves, bring those, too!

Photo by Flickr user jeffreyw

End of Summer Picnic Memories!


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We had a great time of fellowship and fun in a different setting, the Moratayas’ house.  The food was great, and we enjoyed some chocolate desserts in honor of Kim’s birthday this weekend.  All ages played together in the pool, what a fun way to connect!  The weather was hot, but even those who stayed dry had a nice time socializing and eating, watching the swimmers and the boys playing basketball.  As this beautiful busy summer comes to a close, it was nice to reconnect with each other this weekend.


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Peace Sunday – September 21



We’re joining many others across the country and the world on this day in a focus on the things that make for peace. Come be a part of sharing dreams and visions that may enliven our work!

In the context of a world marked by conflict, we’ll celebrate the call to shalom…
…in worship, as we hear the challenge once again to join in active peacebuilding
…in a short prayer service around the peace pole outside (11:50)
…in a potluck and special art projects following the service (noon)

Bring a salad or dessert, and a sandwich for each person that you’re willing to divide and share. Kids will begin working on a mural project featuring their own art and visions for peace. Adults will be invited to help or to create their own work of art, as we fold cranes together like those that stand as a prayer for peace in Hiroshima, Japan.

Youth Host Pancake Dinner


The youth are hosting a fundraising pancake dinner for Shrove Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 pm. There will be pancakes with surprise toppings, a short program to mark the beginning of Lent and the pancake relay race for everyone!

The pancake dinner will support the efforts of the youth that are raising funds to go to the Church of the Brethren National Youth Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado this coming July.

Mark your calendar now! Tuesday March 4 – Pancake Dinner – Bring a friend!

Valentine Spaghetti Supper


Mark Your Calendar Now!

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Dinner will be served from 5pm to 8pm
Live music by Free Range
Candlelight and Good Company
Great Food

Everyone is invited! This is one of UPCOB’s wonderful events for the community. Invite your neighbor! Bring a friend! Come join us for our annual spaghetti dinner. We’ll be serving up spaghetti with our own special meat or veggie sauce, garlic bread, salad bar and ice cream sundaes. We transform our social hall into an Italian Bistro and have live music for all to enjoy.

If you’d like to join us in an even bigger way…feel free to sign up for one or more of the fun jobs like set-up, clean-up, serving or even washing dishes.  The sign up sheet is on the doors at the back of the sanctuary.

All money donations from the dinner will be split between Help By Phone and Community Crisis Centers – both of whom provide assistance to neighbors in need here in University Park and Hyattsville.