Community Service & a New Worship Time!

ash street gardenWe have two important things to tell you.

#1- This Saturday, April 26, at 10am, is our next community service project. Join us at the Baltimore Free Farm’s Ash Street Garden to help weed, plant, dig, and whatever else they need us to do. We always have fun there, and it’s right around the corner from where we meet for church. Wear old clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. You in? RSVP to Heather.

#2- Starting this Sunday, April 27, our worship services are no longer at noon! We’re meeting at 10:30am! Mark your calendars, write it on your hand, set your alarms – see you at 10:30am this Sunday and every Sunday after!

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Join Us for Easter this Sunday, April 20!

jesus-will-brbIf you’re looking for a church for Easter Sunday in Baltimore, we’re here for you. Join us for Easter service at noon this Sunday, April 20! We’d love to have you!

Dress is casual, so don’t worry about having to look fancy on a major holiday. You’re welcome just as you are!

Any questions? Email Pastor Amy!

(And just a reminder, April 20 is the last time we’ll worship at noon! We switch to a 10:30am service time starting Sunday, April 27).

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April Community Service – Get Outside!

desoto park

This month we have two community service projects meant to get you outside and to help the environment. First up, Saturday, April 12 from 9am to 1pm we’ll be planting trees in the Baltimore neighborhood of Morrell Park – specifically in DeSoto Park. Wear old clothes and boots or shoes you don’t mind getting dirty! Tools and gloves and things are provided by the group we’re working with, Parks and People. There’s parking at DeSoto Park at 1600 DeSoto Road, Baltimore, 21230. Then after we’re done with the trees, come on over to Pastor Amy and Heather’s house for pizza! They live just around the corner from the park.

ash street gardenOur second outdoors project this month will be on Saturday, April 26, from 10am – 1pm at the Baltimore Free Farm’s Ash Street Garden in Hampden very close to where our church meets at Mobtown Theater.

We’ve been to the Ash Street Garden many times to help weed and prune and do whatever else they may need help with, and it’s always fun.

For both events, please let Heather know if you can make it!

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Thank You!

march lunchesA huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated supplies and/or helped assemble lunches and health kits for our homeless neighbors yesterday, March 23. We handed out more than 100 lunches and more than 25 health kits!

Our next community service projects are in April, when we’ll be helping plants trees around the city. Stay tuned.

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Help Us Feed Our Homeless Neighbors This Sunday, March 23

The last time the six:eight crew distributed lunches in June, we had a great crowd!

We always have a great crew help us out when we distribute the lunches!

Our March community service project is on Sunday, March 23! We’re is once again making lunches and health kits and distributing them to our homeless friends staying along The Fallsway in Baltimore. As usual, we need many supplies!

Bread – 8 loaves (136 slices)
Mayonnaise – 2 medium jars
Tuna – 6 big cans
Peanut butter – 2 medium jars
Jelly – 3 medium jars
Fruit – 68 pieces
Water – 150 bottles
Granola bars – 68 bars
Brown paper lunch bags – 68
Ziploc sandwich baggies – 68
Napkins – 68

We always end up making more than 68 sack lunches because there’s extra, but that’s just the number we shoot for as a minimum. We make PB&J sandwiches and tuna sandwiches, but if you want to bring lunch meat and cheese, just email!

Here’s the page where you can sign-up to bring certain items: http://vols.pt/FxEAye

We’ll also be gathering supplies to make health/survival kits, if you’d like to donate some of those items. This is what Health Care for the Homeless suggests for the kits:
Socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, bar soap in a plastic bag, wet wipes,hand sanitizer, comb, poncho, (in winter: hat, gloves, scarf)

We’ll be making the sandwiches and kits from 11:30am into the church service that day. Then after church we’ll carpool down to The Fallsway to meet in front of HCH to hand out everything.

Please donate even if you can’t come to church that day, we can arrange to pick up supplies – just email us. See you Sunday!

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Lenten Discussion Group: Talking About Race

racism discussionThis Lenten season we’re having a discussion group every Wednesday night. The topic is “A Sacred Conversation About Race.” We’ll be talking about racism, white privilege, how to be an ally, and much more!

We had our first meeting last night and enjoyed dinner and then a challenging and excellent conversation about this first reading, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack.”

Want to join us next week and beyond? Email Pastor Amy!

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Ash Wednesday!

March 5 is Ash Wednesday! Pastor Amy and colleagues from two other Hampden churches will be distributing ashes to people on their way to work, or wherever they might be going, starting with the morning rush at the Woodberry Light Rail stop, and going from there to a few other sites in Hampden. Here’s the schedule:

6am – 8:30am: Near the Woodberry Light Rail Stop
11am – 12:30pm: Corner of Roland & 36th Street, outside of Cafe Hon
2pm – 2:45pm: 3838 Roland View Towers (inside)
2:45pm – 3:30pm: 3939 Roland View Towers (inside)

Want to join in the fun for a shift? Or, want to be sure you get ashes, but can’t make the 7pm service? Send Amy an e-mail.

Then at 7pm on March 5, we’ll have an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at Good Shepherd United Methodist, which is at 3800 Roland Ave. Please join us for this holy time, commemorating the beginning of Lent.

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six:eight – celebrating two years!

Here’s the sermon from last week – on 2/12/14 we marked the second anniversary of our launch date.

Enjoy!

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February Community Service Project – Bingo Night!

Our February Community Service Project is once again leading a Bingo Night at Keswick Multicare Facility (nursing home) in Hampden. Join us on February 19 at 6:30pm to play bingo with some awesome senior citizens. We’ll be done around 8pm. Email Heather if you can make it!

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Join Our Online Discussion Group

We’ve started an online Bible study for the next four weeks, and here’s the first video we’re discussing. It’s Pastor/Author Rob Bell discussing finding ways of understanding suffering and struggle in our lives, especially in light of God’s goodness and love.

Did you find his story moving? Have you had similar experiences of feeling close to God in the midst of trouble? Do you agree with his take on it? Then join our online discussion! Email Pastor Amy to get added to the private Facebook group!

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