Creativity and Calling

"Glassblowing - Tokoname" by AnnaNakami

“Glassblowing – Tokoname” by AnnaNakami

Join us in May and June as we explore the intersections between faith, calling, and creativity. Church is on Sundays at 5pm. Walk with us on the journey!

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Stream Cleanup a Success!

Despite the rain our small group still showed up to clean up trash along the Mill Run stream in the Hampden/Woodberry neighborhood. We made a big difference – thanks to everyone who helped out!

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Stream Cleanup this Saturday, April 2!

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Our April community service event is this Saturday, April 2, from 9:30am til noon. We’ll be helping do a stream cleanup as part of Project Stream Clean 2016! Meet in the lobby of the Millrace Building (2007 Clipper Park Rd – diagonally across from Woodberry Kitchen) and then we’ll head out to clean up the Mill Run stream in the Hampden/Woodberry neighborhoods. All ages welcome and you can stay as long as you like!

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March Tree-Planting A Success!

A huge thanks to the folks who helped us plant trees in the Ellwood Park neighborhood of Baltimore this past Saturday. Our group and all the others that joined the Baltimore Tree Trust Saturday planted a total of 63 trees along the streets. We had a blast – enjoy these photos and save the date for our next community service event: the morning of Saturday, April 2, we’ll be doing a stream clean-up.

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March and April Community Service Events

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Our March and April community service events will have us outside!

First, join us Saturday, March 12, from 9am to noon to help the Baltimore Tree Trust plant trees in the Ellwood Park neighborhood of Baltimore. RSVP to Heather if you want to come help!

And on Saturday, April 2, we’ll be doing a stream clean-up in the morning – most likely in the Hampden / Woodberry area of Baltimore. More details to come!

If you want to keep up with all our upcoming events – from community service to book group meetings, join our MeetUp Group!

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Thanks to the Maryland Food Bank volunteers!

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We had a great time volunteering at the Maryland Food Bank this past Saturday. Thanks to our small but hard-working team for helping sort thousands of pounds of donated food.

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You never know what kind of donations you’ll see come around on the sorting conveyor belt – as evident by Ryan and his shopping cart of salad dressing above. If you can believe it, the shopping cart was about half-full before packed much of it away and took this pic.

Stay tuned for details on our February community service project!

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Church Online and by Phone ONLY this Sunday

Shelfstars by Zach DischnerThis Sunday, January 24, 2016, six:eight will not meet for an in-person church service.

We will, however, have the chance to catch up with each other, reflect on this week’s scripture reading, Mark 5:21-43, and pray together in a phone call at 5pm.

Call in number: (641) 715-3580

Access Code: 224-898

Can’t make it, but have a person or a situation you’d like us to lift up in prayer tonight? Leave a comment on our Facebook page, or send an e-mail to pastoramy (at) sixeightucc.org. Thank you! Stay safe and have fun in the snow!

 

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Volunteering at the MD Food Bank on 1/30

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Our folks sorting food at the Maryland Food Bank!

Our first community service project of 2016 is volunteering at the Maryland Food Bank on Saturday, January 30, from noon to 3pm. We always have a great time and they really appreciate our help. We’ll be helping sort food, and our help adds up to thousands of pounds of food donations sorted every time we visit.

Please join us – RSVP to Heather.

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Christmas Eve service at 5pm

Please join us for our Christmas Eve service tonight at 5pm at our usual location, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church on the Avenue in Hampden, across from the Charmery.

All are welcome!

And please give yourself extra time to deal with traffic and parking in the area, since so many are also in Hampden to see the lights on 34th Street.

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Upcoming Events: Donations Needed, and Caroling!

We’re gathering winter clothing donations for the International Rescue Committee’s Baltimore resettlement center. Bring them to church on Sunday, December, 13, at 5pm. If you want to donate but can’t make it that day, email Heather to arrange a pick-up! IRC is asking for:

Winter Clothing Needs (Children and Adult Sizes):
Winter Coats **Men’s and Women’s Small Sizes Especially Needed**
Boots
Long Pants
Long Sleeve Shirts
Sweaters/Sweatshirts
Hats/Ear Muffs
Gloves/Mittens
Scarves
Closed-toed Shoes
Socks
Winter Pajamas/Long Underwear

In addition, IRC is seeking sweaters, jeans, and professional clothing, particularly in men’s and women’s small sizes.  IRC also needs children’s clothing, ages 2-12. All donations must be clean, gently used and in good condition. If you wouldn’t buy an item in the same condition from a thrift store, then please donate elsewhere.

Also this month, join us on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 6:30pm to again go Christmas caroling at the Keswick Multicare Facility (nursing home) in Hampden! Email Heather to RSVP – all ages welcome!

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