Upcoming Events
NEW SERMON SERIES: ‘JESUS REVEALED’
As our 7-week journey groups continue to meet, the Sunday sermons will be based on the “Jesus Revealed” discussions taking place in those small journey groups during the week. We are taking a “fresh look” at Jesus as he is presented in the Gospel stories.  This Sunday’s sermon topic is: “Jesus the Revolutionary.”


FALL RUMMAGE SALE
THIS SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 6:30AM-12:  Come pick up some bargains for yourself or others, with all proceeds supporting the projects of United Methodist Women.  YOUR DONATED ITEMS (no clothes please) may be brought to the church FRIDAY, OCT. 5 from 10AM-7PM. 


BLUE BAG FOOD DONATIONS
Communion Sunday (this week!) is a great time to return those BRIGHT BLUE HOPE BAGS you picked up last Sunday. (Any other time is fine too). Needed: canned fruits or vegetables, some jelly or pasta sauce in non-glass jars, (NO PB needed right now), canned ravioli, spaghettios, etc. Grocery carts are in the halls - just drop ‘em in.


ADULT SUN. MORNING CLASSES
9:30AM: "BIBLE STORIES THAT CONFUSE PEOPLE"
Meets each Sunday in the Chapel.  Led by Dr. Lee Brewer, Professor of Theology. Come learn what these stories are about and what they have to teach us.

11:00AM: NEW ON SUNDAY, OCT. 7
WHAT DO WE REALLY BELIEVE?
This 12-session class is based on Adam Hamilton’s book which uses the Apostles’ Creed to look at basic Christian beliefs. Will also include material from the traditional Articles of Religion & Confession of Faith of the United Methodist Church.  No need to attend all 12 sessions, please join us when you can. A great opportunity to learn some faith basics with some fellow disciples! Led by Jim Wright, jgwright@olg.com


JUNIOR YOUTH-IN-SERVICE
SUN. OCT. 14, 4:00-5:30PM.
For 3rd-8th graders who want to plan & carry out hands-on service projects. This group will meet the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Fellowship Hall.  Parents, if your child is new to the group, please contact Laura Berryman for a description of how this group works & important info to share with your child.  Leaders:lauramberryman@gmail.com and Emily Carter, emily.j.carter9@gmail.com


DISASTER RELIEF GIFTS
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) goes wherever there is a need for disaster relief, working in the U.S. and around the world to bring hope and help. Monetary gifts may be made for “U.S. Relief” (such as Hurricane Florence), or for “International Relief” (such as the tsunami disasters in Philippines & Indonesia). To give by check thru our church, make payable to “LPUMC” but write in the MEMO LINE either “UMCOR U.S.” or “UMCOR International” or give on-line at www.umcor.org


MARRIAGE WEEKEND EVENT
Family Life Today offers a “Weekend to Remember” at Solomons Holiday Inn (Nov. 9-11) for married couples who want to strengthen their marriage (even if it’s already strong!). Hear engaging talks from marriage experts; private time with spouse; powerful communication tools to take home and use. Use our Group Name – FreytagFriends – to save $100 per couple. https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/  Info: Melissa Freytag, freytagm@calvertnet.k12.md.us

 
MUSIC GROUPS INVITE YOU!
If you enjoy singing or playing an instrument, here are several ways you can help bring the joy of music to our worship services.  For info, contact Music Director, erindtennyson@gmail.com

Chancel Choir: Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00PM
Rehearses each Wednesday, and brings music to our 11AM worship service each Sunday. This group includes both adults & middle/high school youth; a wonderful mix of very skilled singers along with less experienced singers who enjoy learning & growing musically. Come be a part of the music.

Worship Orchestra, plays 4th Sun. of each month.
Various instruments are welcome. Members rehearse individually then as a group prior to worship on 4th Sun

Christmas Cantata Rehearsals
All singers are invited to join us as we prepare for the Christmas Cantata, which takes place Sun. morning Dec. 16. Rehearsals begin Wed. Oct. 3, 7:30-8:15pm but practice DVD’s are available for individuals who can’t make all rehearsals. For info, contact:
erindtennyson@gmail.com


SUNDAY MORNINGS FOR FAMILIES
9:30AM Sunday School: for Age 3 thru High School. Children/youth begin with their families in worship; dismissed to classes after opening part of worship. On Communion Sundays, middle & high youth remain in worship.

11AM Children’s Church: for Age 4 thru 2nd grade. Children are dismissed during sermon time, then return to conclude the worship with their family.

Staffed Nursery for children 3 & younger is available at both hours.