Volunteers Needed on 9/10; Flood Bucket Supplies Needed for 9/18

We have two community service events coming up in September! Mark your calendars!

Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10:30am til 1:30pm: We need six people to come help us sort and distribute school supplies at the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap facility! They’re a great non-profit that lets teachers and educators “shop” through their school supplies and take whatever they need for their students and classrooms for FREE! Please RSVP to Heather via email or on meetup.

Flood bucket supplies needed for Sept. 18! Did you see the devastating recent flooding in Ellicott City or Louisiana or elsewhere and you’re not sure how to help? Help us make disaster relief flood buckets! They are distributed by disaster relief agencies and contain important supplies to help people clean up their homes.
Please donate supplies! Here’s the list of supplies needed for each bucket (via Church World Service):
  • One five-gallon bucket with resealable lid (If bucket has been used, clean well, but do not use if it has held chemicals of any kind.)
  • Four scouring pads
  • Seven sponges, including one large
  • One scrub brush
  • Eighteen reusable cleaning towels (e.g. Easy Wipes)
  • One 50 oz. or two 25 oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent
  • One 16-28 oz. bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap
  • One 12-16 oz. bottle of household cleaner that can be mixed with water (no spray bottles)
  • One package of 48-50 clothespins
  • Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
  • Five dust masks
  • Two pairs non surgical latex gloves
  • One pair work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather
  • 24-28 heavy duty or contractor type 30-45 gallon trash bags on a roll and removed from carton
  • One 6-9 oz. bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent

All cleaning items must be new – all liquid items must be capped and securely tightened. Place all items into the bucket, making sure they are packed securely to avoid damage during shipment. Snap the lid on tight and seal with packing tape.

We’ll be assembling the buckets on Sunday, Sept. 18 right after church. Email Heather if you want to donate supplies and/or come help assemble the buckets!
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Upcoming Community Service Events for August & September

Our August community service event is on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 6:30pm til around 8:15pm. We’ll once again be heading back over to Keswick Multicare (nursing home) in Hampden (700 W. 40th Street)  to help the senior citizens play bingo. All ages welcome! Please RSVP to Heather.

And save the date for our September community service event. On Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11am to 2pm we’ll be helping sort and distribute school supplies at the Teacher Supply Swap. They’re an awesome non-profit that helps teachers get the supplies they need – for FREE! Again, RSVP to Heather.

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March with us during Baltimore’s GLBT Pride Parade this Saturday, July 23

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This Saturday, July 23, we’ll be marching with many other communities of faith in the Baltimore gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender pride parade! We’ve marched the past few years and it’s always a blast. All ages welcome!

The parade starts at 2pm, but we’ll be meeting around 12:00 or 12:30pm. Come march with us! Email Pastor Amy for more details. See you Saturday!

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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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