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Emmanuel UMC in Laurel, MD

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

10755 Scaggsville Rd. in Laurel, MD 20723
www.EUMCLaurel.org // 301-725-5200 // office@eumclaurel.org

Emmanuel Preschool can be reached at 301-725-5178 or www.emmanuelpreschool.com.
THIS SUNDAY AT EMMANUEL: OCTOBER 31, 2021

You can find our 9am Online Worship Service Live-Stream HERE, with our bulletin HERE (available on Saturday), and read HERE about the current sermon series!

Emmanuel is happy to welcome fully vaccinated adults & accompanied children back into the Sanctuary for 9 AM & 10:45AM worship! All attendees must wear masks that cover both mouth and nose and be safely seated.
(The 9am service will still be live-streamed.)

Questions? Contact Becky at office@EUMCLaurel.org.

If you would like a joy or concern shared publicly during Sunday worship, please fill out a digital joys & concerns card HERE. Don't forget to mention your name and whether you want them shared with just staff, during the service, or on our prayer list below. Alternatively, you can email Rev. Kim at RevKim@eumclaurel.org.
 
For Prayer List,
Birthdays,
Anniversaries >>>
HALLOWEEN PARTY - SUNDAY, OCT. 31ST DURING SUNDAY SCHOOL!

Sunday, October 31st
During Sunday School! 9am – 10:15am
Wear your costume if you want!
Games, treats and fun provided!
Event is outside, weather permitting!
Please dress accordingly!

 

THIS SUNDAY (10/31) IS THE START OF INDOOR SERVICES AT 10:45AM!
SPECIAL STEWARDSHIP MESSAGE

Dear Friends,
 
I hope you can join me in worship in November for a church wide study and worship emphasis titled Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity.  We live in a society that tells us “you deserve it now,” whether or not we can afford it or really even need it.
 
I’m sure we’ve all struggled with these issues at one time or another. I know that I have. Beginning on Monday November 1, and Sunday November 7, we are going to explore what the Bible teaches us about financial management. We’ll look at what others have learned by working through financial challenges. Each week in November I’ll be providing you with some tools you can use to assess your financial situation and develop a financial plan with a biblical foundation.
 
These are important issues that we cannot ignore. I hope you will join me as we look at how we can manage our financial resources and truly experience that God is “Enough.”
 
In Christ,
Pastor Edgardo
 

*Our 2022 Stewardship campaign "Enough" launches November 7th with Consecration Sunday taking place on November 21st. We will focus on "discovering joy through simplicity and generosity" together. Keep an eye out for more information and announcements.*

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR SUNDAYS!

We are looking for teachers & assistants for Sunday School! You can sign up and serve a week here or there as your schedule allows. Click here view the schedule and sign up.

Also, we need a new coordinator for 10:45 liturgists! Volunteers only need to work on this once each quarter of the year. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Becky at office@eumclaurel.org.
 
STYROFOAM WRAPS UP SUNDAY 10/31!

Fall Styrofoam Collection

Sunday, October 10 - Sunday, October 31
on the carport of the Ministry Center


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

  • Please check events calendar to avoid carport during outdoor events
  • We are NOT accepting packing material items (peanuts, bubble wrap, air pillows). Please take these items to Post Office or UPS Store.
  • Please review ALL procedures HERE.

Please carefully follow these new procedures
so we can continue to recycle Styrofoam.

Please email Liz at eumcgreenteam@gmail.com with any questions or if you can volunteer to drive to Crofton.

FALL HIKE @ PATUXENT RESEARCH REFUGE

Join the young adults and young at heart (all are welcome!) for a fall hike at Patuxent Research Refuge on November 6th at 12pm. We will do the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge Loop Trail (3.4 miles).  Pack a lunch  for after the hike!  Contact Mallory Row mallory.row@gmail.com) for parking details.
 

EMMANUEL IS BACK AT ELIZABETH HOUSE SATURDAY NOV. 6TH!
Emmanuel is once again serving as the host for Elizabeth House in Laurel on the first Saturday of each month!

You can sign up for a shift to help out by clicking here.
If you have questions, contact Patricia at Pldelkmercer@yahoo.com.

A huge thank you to our wonderful coordinators who continue to serve: Ray Mercer, Patricia Delk-Mercer, and Tina Armstrong!

Our upcoming dates to serve at Elizabeth House are:
November 6th, December 4th
RAIN GARDEN MAINTENANCE

   

The Green Team is looking for some volunteers to help with the fall maintenance of the rain garden. Interfaith Partners of the Chesapeake and EcoWorks have offered free plants for our rain garden but some weeding is needed before installing these free plants. If you are interested in helping, please contact Liz at eumcgreenteam@gmail.com.
We are hoping to schedule a Rain Garden Maintenance day in mid to late November, but in the meantime, please let Liz know if you can help.

 CLASSES & GROUPS NEXT WEEK @ EMMANUEL

Monday 11/1: Monday Book Study "Enough" with Pastor Edgardo @ 9:30am & 7:00pm

Wednesday 11/3: Zoom Lunch w/ Rev. Kathleen Charters @ 12:15pm. This week's featured question: What would you do with the money if you won the lottery?

Wednesday 11/3: Caregiver Stress Workshop w/ Mary Jo Neil @ 7:00pm


Wednesday 11/3: Prayer Line Call w/ Emmanuel Prayer Ministry @ 7:30pm - For information on how to join the Prayer Line, click HERE.

Visit www.eumclaurel.org/online-gatherings for a full list of classes and links to the Zoom meetings!
EMMANUEL BLOOD DRIVE - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18TH

Thanks to all those who donated blood at our most recent drive on September 28.  Thanks to the stellar efforts of Carolyn Taylor, who managed the drive for Emmanuel, the drive was another success.  The Red Cross collected 28 units of lifesaving blood. This could help save the lives of 84 individuals.  Donors can check on the progress of their donations through the Rapid Pass app.

Our next blood drive is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  To schedule a donation:
1. Go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results... or
2. Go to RedCrossBlood.org and enter Sponsor Code: Emmanuel UMC.

Please contact Chris Bryant at 240-460-8536 with any questions.

THANK YOU FOR A SUCCESSFUL VAX CLINIC!

Emmanuel, in partnership with Giant Food, had a very successful Vaccine Clinic on Sunday, October 24. Thirty people came to receive vaccines, and many folks got more than one shot! Special thanks to Matt Upshaw, Donna Meoli, Karen Collins, Carol Sheets, Pete Meoli, and Rosemary Robinson for helping to make the clinic such a great success!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED AT HOCO PRIDE!

Our presence at Howard County Pride was a success! But it was only possible because of numerous Emmanuel volunteers. Thank you to everyone who helped out! In case you missed it, here's a "Letter to God" that someone who came by the tent wrote:

Dear God,

This is what religion should be.  Love everyone and let everyone be happy.  I feel like everyone is so worried about politics or being outspoken in their beliefs, but this is what happiness and God should be.  Let everyone be happy and be supportive of that.  If everyone saw the loving and accepting side of Christianity, I feel like everyone’s life would be a little better.

WE ARE EMMANUEL
 
Emmanuel UMC embraces Jesus’ message that God loves everyone and we affirm that all persons are of sacred worth. We believe that every human being is created and gifted by God; therefore every human being is invited to be part of our church.

We welcome into our fellowship, membership, and leadership, all people, regardless of age, economic reality, education, ethnicity, faith history, family structure, gender identity, nationality, disability, race, sexual orientation, and life experience.
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