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.
Here’s the sermon from last week – on 2/12/14 we marked the second anniversary of our launch date.
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!
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!
Here’s Pastor Amy’s sermon from this past Sunday. Please excuse (or enjoy?) the cameo by our daughter Anne.
We’re back to meeting at noon on Sunday, February 9, which is our two year anniversary! Join us for the celebration – and cake!
Mark your calendars, folks – the worship service time for this Sunday, February 2, is 10:30am, NOT noon!
We’ll return to our regular noon worship service time on February 9. See you Sunday!
Thanks to the team who came out to help sort food at the Maryland Food Bank this past Saturday!
Our next community service project is Wednesday, February 19, at 6:30pm. We’ll be hosting a bingo night at Keswick Nursing Home in Hampden. The seniors love having us there and we love to play bingo with them. If you want to help out, email Heather to sign up!
Thanks to Ryan Heemann for guest-preaching on Sunday, January 12th. Please enjoy his sermon!
Our folks sorting food at the Maryland Food Bank!
Happy New Year! Our January community service project will be Saturday, January 25, from 8:30am til noon at the Maryland Food Bank. We’ll be helping sort food donations once again. It’s always a fun time and they very much appreciate our help!
In 2013, the Maryland Food Bank distributed nearly 29 million meals through a network of 600 soup kitchens, pantries and shelters across the state. They count on volunteers to make this happen!
If you can make it, please email Heather. We need to bring 15 volunteers.
Here’s the sermon from December 1st – enjoy!