This month, Membership will hold a "Come & Consider" for people who are not ready to join the church, but want to learn more about the membership process. Come & Consider is Sunday, September 24 at 12 noon in the Library Parlor (children welcome). For those who would like to join, the next New Member Class is Sunday, October 29, 3:00-5:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. Child care is available with advance request. Contact Bruce Bell, Membership Chair.
Worship, Education Hour & Coffee
Rwanda Connect: September 24, Noon
Join Steve Hays and the LeBlancs in Fellowship Hall at noon on Sunday, September 24, to hear about their adventure in Rwanda on the Teacher Exchange program (summer 2017). See the video HERE.
Sunday School: Children & Youth
IAF: September 28
Interfaith Community Organizing Gathering Thursday Sept 28, 2017 7:00-8:30pm: Join your pastors and leaders from FPC Action for an evening at Asbury United Methodist as we begin to build a multifaith, multiracial coalition for Annapolis and Anne Arundel Count. Together with 16 other faith communities, we are building power to ensure opportunities for all our neighbors to live and thrive. Featuring choirs from First Christian Community Church and Asbury Broadneck. Free parking in the Whitmore Garage and childcare is available. Contact Jenny Davids, Cathy Shultz, Becky Davis, Bill Hathaway, or Heather Shortlidge for more information.
Worship on October 8: Two Options
On October 8, join us for worship!
- In the Sanctuary, 8:30 and 11:00 am with Dr. Hathaway for traditional worship.
- At the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 9:00-11:00 am, Bay Ridge, Annapolis, with Dr. Shortlidge for a creative worship experience. We will gather outside on the beach; dress appropriately! (Children and youth are invited to join us at the Bay Foundation as this event will replace regular Sunday school for kids and youth.)
New Church Photo Directory
To be included in the updated photo directory, email or text (443.223.5434) the church office your household selfie. Coming soon! Don't miss out! One picture per member household. Square, close-up and highest density pictures yields best results.
Women's Retreat: October 28
See the attached flyer for details on the Saturday, October 28 Women's Retreat in Fellowship Hall from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. $15 per person (breakfast and lunch included). Confidential scholarships available; contact Rev. Shortlidge (email@example.com). Limited on-campus parking. Questions? Contact Gundel Bowen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kay Black (email@example.com).
Wednesday Bible Study with the Pastor
Join the pastor each Wednesday from 4:00-5:00 pm this summer in the Courtyard for bible study and conversation. The scripture explored will be the upcoming sermon text announced each week in the bulletin under "LOOKING AHEAD IN WORSHIP" (also announced in the monthly newsletter.) The study meets rain or shine and shifts inside to Kinhart Center 1a if inclement weather. Open to friends and members. Contact the office with questions.
Rev. Hathaway Announces Retirement in May
"Last night I informed the Session of my plans to retire in 2018. Our Staff Committee suggested that I give the congregation a nine month notice thus the timing of this letter; my last Sunday in worship will be May 20, 2018..." To read Bill's full letter, please click RETIREMENT.
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