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The people of God, who are the Church made visible in the world, must convince the world of the reality of the gospel or leave it unconvinced. There can be no evasion or delegation of this responsibility; the Church is either faithful as a witnessing and serving community, or it loses its vitality and its impact on an unbelieving world.
-- The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church-- 2008


Every Sunday

8:00-10:00 am  Comforter's House Chapel -- Rm 8
8:00-10:00 am  Messengers of God -- Nook
9:00 am  Adult Sunday School -- in Parlor
10:30 am  GSUMC Standard Worship Service
2:00-3:00 pm   Latino Service
4:00-6:00 pm  Full Gospel Believers -- in Parlor
Agape Fri  10-11 pm  Sat 7:30 - 12 pm; Wed 6-9; Sun 6-9

     
  

                
                             March 2019

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Tue  05  Spanish Prayer   6pm  (Sanct')

Wed  06  ASH Wednesday Worship  7:30 pm
         ESL Registration  5:30 - 9 pm  (moved from Feb 20) 

Thu  07  Choir practice   7:30  

Sat  09  K.D.U.   Parlor   6-8 pm

Sun  10  New Member Class  9-10 am  (Library)
         Tabitha Circle
         --After Service--  Finance committee  (Parlor)

Mon  11  ESL classes  6-9 pm
         Deborah Circle  1pm
         Bible Study  7:15-8:30 pm

Tue  12  Spanish prayer   6pm  (Sanct')

Wed  13  ESL classes  6-9 pm

Thu  14  Rachel Circle  10 am
         Choir practice  7:30 pm

Sat  16  'Sew What'  10 am  (Parlor)
         B/W Conf' Leadership Day   Registration = $45 (deadline 3/10)
           Go to www.bwcumc.org Click on Events / Leadership Days

Sun  17  PRAISE Worship scheduled 
         --After Service--  Leadership team  (Parlor)
         New Member Class   9-10 am  (Library)

Mon  18  Bible Study  7:15-8:30 pm
         ESL classes  6-9 pm
         LOVE Notes articles due (deadline)

Tue  19  Spanish prayer  6pm  (Sanct')

Wed  20  Day of Prayer and Fasting
         ESL classes  6-9 pm

Thu  21  Choir practice  7:30 pm

Sat  23  Meals to the Neighborhood    Lewis Hall  9am

Sun  24  New Member class  9-10 am  (Library)

Mon  25  ESL classes  6-9 pm
         Bible Study  7:15 - 8:30 pm

Tue  26  Spanish prayer  6pm  (Sanct') 

Wed  27  ESL classes  6-9 pm
         Greater Wash DCOM  9-3 pm  Contact Church office for location

Thu  28  Choir practice  7:30 pm

Sun  30  New Member Sunday   10:30 am Worship
         --After Service-- UMM Mtg.  (Parlor) 



Looking Ahead         
 
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April  14  Palm Sunday   10:30 am
April  16, 23   Food Pantry OPEN 10am (every 3rd, 4th Tue ea Month)
April  18  Holy Thursday Worship   7:30 pm
April  19  Good Friday Service   7:30 pm
April  20  Easter Caroling  Info TBA
April  21  EASTER Services  Sunrise: 6:30am;  Reg: 8:30am and 10:30 am
April  22  'Seeds of Hope' Golf tournament  (contact Church office)
April  26  'Seeds of Security'  Gala (contact Church office) 
April  27  Christmas in April   Contact Janice Taggart to sign up. 



** the Food Pantry is constantly in need of replenishment. You can help.
  -- Buy one or more $10 food cards next time you grocery shop
  -- Buy extra of these (Just one grocery bag a month can help!)
     - dried beans and/or rice, coffee, flour, corn meal
     - Dried foods, Mac'n Cheese or 'just add water'
     - canned soups, sausages (Vienna), corn, beans (red and black)
     - crackers, peanut butter, cookies, cereals
     - ready to heat:  Chef Boyardee, Spaghettios, chili, heat-n-eat
     - nothing perishable, nothing out of date
     - NOTE: tend towards Latin American staples to make entire meals or
       extend a family meal: things like the beans, rice (2-lb bags),
       cornmeal (2-lb), canned tomatoes, flour (2-lb), soup stock, etc.
  -- Better-yet, if able, push a second cart for the food pantry.
     - Pay separately at checkout, keep receipt for tax purposes. 

  -- Most Costco and Sam's bulk items of canned and boxed food stuff still tends to be too big, even after breaking down the multi-packs. (e.g., commercial sized and 'value' sized portions of peanut butter, canned chili, et al, wherein, the cans or jars are the size of footballs and are really meant for businesses, buffets, picnics and bulk preparations.) It is best to shop at Safeway, Giant, Shoppers, Wal-Mart, Aldi, etc. for family or single-portion sizes. -- Try to use weekly coupons or discounts to save even more money on individual sized cans and jars, portions, and boxes.