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
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
11:00 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 is 'Women's History Month.' During Sunday services we will celebrate the roles of Women in American History as well as the history of Methodism.
Sun 01 First Sunday in Lent
Mon 02 Shepherd's Table (1st Mon and 3rd Fri each month)
Thu 05 "MD Legislative Advocacy Day 2020" Call office for info.
Choir practice 7:30pm
Sun 08 Second Sunday in Lent
Praise Band scheduled today
Tabitha Circle meets After Service
Mon 09 Deborah Circle meets (Time and location TBD)
No Praise Band practice
Wed 11 Registration opens for the May 27-29 236th Session of
the B/W Conf at Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore
Thu 12 Rachel Circle at McConnell home 10:30 am
Choir practice 7:30 pm
Fri 13 "12 Hours of Famine" event 11am to 11pm. Youth are asked to
learn about core teachings of Christianity, beginning with
(being asked to) voluntarily fast during these hours.
Tue 17 Tabitha Pantry open 10-11 am (3rd and 4th Tue's each month)
Thu 19 Choir practice 7:30 pm
Sun 15 Third Sunday in Lent
Fri 20 Shepherd's Table (1st Mon and 3rd Fri each month)
Sun 22 Fourth Sunday in Lent
UMCOR Sunday Please consider to give to UMCOR
"Lunch with the Pastor" 12:30 pm (or After Service) is a
90-minute new member class.
Tue 24 Tabitha Pantry open 10-11 am (3rd and 4th Tue each month)
Thu 26 Choir practice 7:30 pm
Sun 29 Fifth Sunday in Lent
Former Pastor Joye Jones (2004-16) will preach
Thu 02 Choir practice 7:30 pm
Sun 05 Palm Sunday (Sixth Sunday in Lent)
Mon 06 Shepherd's Table (1st Mon and 3rd Fri each month)
Thu 09 Maundy Thursday (Lent ends today)
No Choir practice
Fri 10 Good Friday 7:30 pm Tenebrae Service
Sun 12 EASTER Sunday
Thu 16 Choir practice 7:30 pm
Fri 17 Shepherd's Table (1st Mon and 3rd Fri each month)
Tue 21 Tabitha Pantry open (3rd and 4th Tue each month)
Thu 23 Choir practice 7:30 pm
Sat 25 Christmas in April (See Janice Taggart)
Tue 28 Tabitha Pantry open (3rd and 4th Tue each month)
Thu 30 Choir practice 7:30 pm
May 27 Wed the 236th Session of B/W Conf meets May 27-29 at
Waterfront Marriott Hotel in Baltimore. Registration opens
on March 11
May 31 PENTACOST
All Children and Youth are invited to participate
on "Jubilee Market Place" day during fellowship hour.
** 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.