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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 10, 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!

*Imporant Note*
This Sunday, October 10th, will be Rev. Matt's last Sunday in-person at Emmanuel. So be sure to say goodbye and send the Upshaw family off with well wishes!

Emmanuel is happy to welcome fully vaccinated adults & accompanied children back into the Sanctuary for 9 AM worship! All attendees must wear masks that cover both mouth and nose and be safely seated.
(The 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 >>>
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.
HOWARD COUNTY PRIDE CELEBRATION - TOMORROW,SATURDAY OCTOBER 9TH!

On October 9th, from 11am to 6pm Emmanuel will be hosting a booth at the Howard County Pride Celebration where we will be offering communion, support, and encouragement to Pride participants. We will also have games, face-painting, and interactive elements.

Sign up HERE to volunteer for a shift to help set up, manage, or take down the booth. Volunteers will be asked to welcome and engage visitors to our booth! We hope we will see you there!

Merriweather Post Pavilion at Symphony Woods, 10431 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

HELP EMMANUEL WIN THE GOLDEN LADLE!

Help Emmanuel support Bridges to Housing Stability's Virtual Chili Challenge! We are among the finalists to win the Golden Ladle, so help us win by donating TODAY. Visit bit.ly/eumcchilichallenge to learn more or donate.

STYROFOAM RECYCLING BEGINS OCT. 10TH

Fall Styrofoam Collection

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

(Please do not drop off before Oct 10)
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.

 CLASSES & GROUPS NEXT WEEK @ EMMANUEL
Monday 10/11: Monday Book Study "Who Are We?" with Pastor Edgardo @ 9:30am & 7:00pm

Wednesday 10/13: Zoom Lunch w/ Rev. Kathleen Charters @ 12:15pm. This week's featured question: What is your favorite Hispanic food or music or dance?

Wednesday 10/13: Prayer Line Call w/ Emmanuel Prayer Ministry @ 7:30pm - For information on how to join the Prayer Line, click HERE.

Thursday 10/14: LGBTQIA+ Support Group with Paul Evans @ 7:00pm


Visit www.eumclaurel.org/online-gatherings for a full list of classes and links to the Zoom meetings!
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - OCTOBER 17TH

Join us on Sunday, October 17th @ 10:45am in the lower parking lot for our annual blessing of the animals service. Don't forget to bring your furry friends on a leash or in a carrier for this special service. And for kids who don't have pets, bring your favorite stuffed animal to blessed!

EMMANUEL VACCINE CLINIC COURTESY GIANT PHARMACY - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24TH

Emmanuel, in partnership with Giant Foods, is hosting our second annual Vaccine Clinic on Sunday, October 24 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The clinic will be held in our lower parking lot, and will be moved inside to the Fellowship Hall if the weather is inclement. Masks will be required and social distancing is encouraged.

The following vaccines will be available: Flu, Pfizer Covid-19, Pfizer Covid-19 Booster, Shingles, Pneumonia, Tetanus

Many doctors recommend getting a maximum of two vaccines at the same time, one in each arm, in case of reactions.

Most insurance plans are accepted, with the exception of regular Kaiser.

Walk-ins are welcome, but we would prefer that you to sign up for an approximate time and which vaccine(s) you would like, so we are sure that enough of each vaccine will be available. You can sign up by clicking here.

You can access and download forms for the vaccine clinic by visiting Emmanuel's website: www.eumclaurel.org/clinic

Questions? Contact Becky at office@eumclaurel.org or call her cell, listed in the Church Directory.

ALL SAINTS DAY PICTURES REQUESTED!

On October 31st, the Sunday before All Saints Day (Monday, Nov. 1) we want to honor our loved ones who have died in the past year with a montage of photos.
 
Please send a clear, JPEG photo of your loved one (along with their name, your name, your relationship, and the date of their death) to Becky at office@eumclaurel.org.
 
The person honored does not need to be from EUMC -- but connected through you to our EUMC family. It is especially important, since we can't be together in our normal ways right now to be sharing our grief and loss with one another.
 
It is our tradition to also celebrate new life on All Saints Day, so we will end our photo montage with pictures of babies born to EUMC members and friends.  Please send a JPEG photo of a new baby born to you or someone you love (along with their name, your name, your relationships, and the date of their birth) to Becky at office@eumclaurel.org.
 
The photos need to be emailed to Becky by October 25th so we have plenty of time to get the presentation ready. Thank you!

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!
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
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.

MISSIONS UDPATE FROM NAN & MIGUEL
We've received the most recent newsletter from United Methodist missionaries Nan & Miguel, whom we have supported for years. You can read all about what's going on with them in the newest edition of "Give Ye Them to Eat" here: Nan & Miguel's Newsletter
THANK YOU FROM IRC
Emmanuel recently received a thank you letter from International Rescue Mission for our $1500 donation towards aid for the crisis in the aftermath of the US troop withdrawal in Afghanistan. You can read the letter here: IRC Letter
 
FREE FILING CABINET!
In our recent updating of the Vernon Brown Ministry Center, we found ourselves with an extra 3-drawer filing cabinet. If you want it, come and get it. Pick it up anytime at the ministry center carport.
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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