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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#GivingTuesday is today!

It’s a huge day for non-profits to receive donations to support their great work – and we’re included in that! It’s been a busy year for us. We’ve been worshiping together in our new home at St. Luke’s on the Avenue in Hampden at 5pm on Sundays, trying out potlucks and fun activities for building community, and volunteering and speaking out with a variety of our partners.

Will you take a few minutes to support our church’s mission of putting faith into action by connecting people with each other, with God, and with making a difference? You can donate online right here!

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Tree-Planting Success!

Thank you to the great crew of volunteers who joined us to plant trees with Blue Water Baltimore on November 21!

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Help Us Plant Trees This Saturday, Nov. 21!

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Heather and Garrett dig holes

Our November community service project is a morning of tree-planting with Blue Water Baltimore!

Join us from 9am til noon this Saturday, Nov. 21, as we plant trees in Harford Park in NW Baltimore. Details and directions here.

Please email Heather if you can make it – all ages are welcome!

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A Night of Music and Comedy

October 10, 2015 at 7:30pm six:eight is having a night of entertainment to support our mission of connecting people to each other, to God, and to making a difference.

Location:
United Evangelical Church in Canton
3200 Dillon Street, Baltimore, MD 21224

Tickets:
$10 suggested donation, free to full-time volunteers
To buy a ticket using paypal, click on Buy Now.

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Or, can’t make it, but still want to support our work? Click on Donate.


Thank you for supporting six:eight and our mission to connect people with each other, with God, and with making a difference!

 

 

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September Community Service: Bingo at Keswick Nursing Home

bingo-cardOur September Community Service event will be on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 6:45pm. We’ll once again be helping out with a bingo night for our friends at the Keswick Multicare Facility (nursing home) in Hampden at 700 W. 40th Street, across from The Rotunda.

Please join us! It usually lasts til 8:15pm and it’s always a fun time.

Email Heather if you’d like to come. All are welcome!

And save the date: Our October service event will be helping sort food at the Maryland Food Bank on Saturday, October 3 from noon to 3pm.

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