Our Annual Northeast District Night at the Iron Pigs will be Thursday, June 18, as the good guys host the Buffalo Bisons with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch. Tickets are $11.00 ($1.00 goes towards district mission projects, and you get a $2.00 food voucher with each ticket). Deadline for ticket orders is April 20. The sign-up sheet is on the table in the lower narthex.
If you’re looking for a good primer for beefing up your knowledge of how the United Methodist Church works, a review of our history, polity, and mission, consider signing up for the on-line course, United Methodism 101.
Deadline to register for the next session is March 31, and the course runs through May 13. Cost is $9.99. Go to:http://www.umcom.org/learn/united-methodism-101 for complete information and to register!
On Monday, April 6, we’ll be taking on a 5 week study on the oft-criticized Letter of James. The early Christians laid claim that its author was James the Just, the brother of Jesus. It was included in the canon of the New Testament despite its emphasis on works as well as faith. At the time of the Reformation, Martin Luther, was openly critical of the value of the letter, terming it a “straw epistle.” Is “faith without works dead,” as James testifies? Or, was Martin Luther correct in his criticisms? We invite you to join us at 7:00 p.m. and decide for yourself.
Please join us this coming Sunday as we continue to move through our Lenten pilgrimage. We will be recognizing all present and past Girl Scouts. The choir will be singing Pepper Choplin’s moving anthem, “Once Upon a Tree.” Pastor Dave will be preaching on overcoming the fear of moving forward, and our message for young people will focus on how we go about attaching ourselves to the path God invites us to take. Among our hymns will John Newton beloved hymn, Amazing Grace. See you in church!
We’re going to be receiving new members this Spring. Please see Pastor Dave if you would like to discuss becoming a full member of East Bangor United Methodist Community Church.
As a part of our Holy Week pilgrimage we will be remembering the Last Supper as we celebrate Holy Communion on Thursday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. Please come and join us. We will not be serving communion on Easter Sunday.
Our Annual Northeast District Night at the Iron Pigs will be Thursday, June 18, as the good guys host the Buffalo Bisons with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch. Tickets are $11.00 ($1.00 goes towards district mission projects, and you get a $2.00 food voucher with each ticket).
We will be having a number of people away on Easter Sunday and have concluded that we will not be able to staff our monthly Free Community Dinner. However: We would like to see if we can gather up a crew for a March 29 meal. The meal is pretty much cooked (Ziti), so we have a little less work to do, but certainly could use as many hands as possible. We’d like to be able to decide on doing/or not doing this dinner within the next few days. Please contact Pastor Dave if you can make yourself available on March 29.
Our Bangor Area Lenten Lunches continue on Tuesdays through Holy Week. We meet at noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, 404 Broadway, Bangor, for a light meal, fellowship, and a short devotion. Everyone is invited to come out and gather with folks from other churches as we walk the Lenten path together. A nominal donation is requested for the luncheon.
Our “Give it Up!” study continues on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. or Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. through Easter Week. Even if you hadn't planned on participating, there is room at the table for you! So come on out and consider all that we can gain when we put some of life’s desires on the back-burner.
Holy Thursday Communion will be held on April 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Note: We will not be having communion on Easter Sunday this year.
A Good Friday “Procession of the Cross,” will be held in Bangor on April 3. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
We will be celebrating our congregation’s 150th Anniversary in worship on October 11. Bishop Peggy Johnson will be our guest preacher for the day, and we hope you’ll be present for our celebration. There is much to be done in preparing for our sesquicentennial and your help is needed. PLEASE volunteer your time to help with such things as promotions, updating church history, creating keepsakes, and our after-church luncheon. Let Pastor Dave know of your willingness to help, and we’ll be sure to include you in the process! A sign-up sheet is on the table in the Narthex if you would like to join the Committee.
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