DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Genesis 1 Wed. – Acts 27:21-26 Fri. – Luke 6:17-45
Tues. – John 15:1-11 Thur. – Acts 10:1-43 Sat. – Luke 8:40-56
Today: January 29, 2017
12:00 p.m. Youth Group (6th-12th grade) Fellowship Hall
7:00 p.m. UMW Executive Board Room 102
This Week: January 30 – February 4, 2017
Mon 7:00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
Tue 9:45 a.m. Bible Study & 11:00 a.m. Angel Gang Room 126
7:00 p.m. Membership Team Room 126
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Worship Service Sanctuary
7:30 p.m. Bible Study for Health Room 123
7:30 p.m. Theatre Troupe Fellowship Hall
Thur 9:15 a.m. Christian Believer at the home of Irene Schneider
9:30 a.m. Agapa Circle Room 102
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 p.m. SpiritMove Room 124
Fri Various ROCK 2017 – Youth Group in Ocean City
7:00 p.m. Theatre Troupe Fellowship Hall
Sat 9:00 a.m. Theatre Troupe Room 124
All Day Rock 2017 – Youth Group in Ocean City
Mark Your Calendar
Sat, Feb 18 5:00 p.m. Family Movie Night Fellowship Hall
Mon, Feb 20 CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS’ DAY
Fri, Feb 24 6:00 p.m. “Visioning” Church Retreat Fellowship Hall
Sat, Feb 25 9:00 a.m. “Visioning” Church Retreat Fellowship Hall
COOKIE BAKING EVENT CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT, January 29, at 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Linda Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org). The UMW Executive Board will meet tonight as scheduled.
CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES
YOUTH GROUP – It’s time for football! Before the professionals take the field for the Pro-Bowl, youth and friends will take the field! All youth, families and church members are invited to stay after the 11:00 a.m. service TODAY for pizza in Fellowship Hall and then football at Acorn Hill Park from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Church members are invited to play or just come and watch.
YOUTH IN 7TH GRADE and older are invited to join the Confirmation class this spring. If you were unable to make the meeting last Sunday but would like to join, send an e-mail to Chelsea (email@example.com).
SAVE THE DATE FOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT – Saturday, February 18, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Get your vote in! This week’s Family Matters email you were given the option to vote for the movie. Let your voice be heard! The movie will be announced next week.
APPALACHIAN SERVICE PROJECT – Each summer St. Matthew’s youth entering 9th grade and older and adults travel to the Appalachian Mountains to partner with ASP. This summer is no different. The trip this year is scheduled for July 16 – 22. Youth and adults interested in attending a week of service centered on home repair ministry are invited to an information session on Sunday, February 12, from 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. in Room 222.
THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE – On the yellow piece of paper in your bulletin, share where YOU saw the light of GOD this week; then place that slip in the offering plate during the offering. These slips will be displayed in the main hallway as we celebrate the many ways that God’s light is revealed to us!
AFTERNOON AT THE FOOD PANTRY – Saturday, February 18, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Have you always wanted to volunteer at the Bowie Food Pantry but couldn’t because of work? Join us as we help clean the pantry from top to bottom. Get a tour of the space and learn more about the impact the Pantry is having in our community. Email Chelsea (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are able to come and help! Children are welcome but those under 12 should have a parent with them.
CHURCH WIDE RETREAT – Join us on February 24 and 25 for our church wide vision retreat. Extra registration forms can be found in the narthex, or you can fill it out online. Come and share your dreams for St. Matthew’s and learn how we all can partner together.
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS – The Baltimore-Washington Conference will once again be offering college scholarships for the fall 2017 semester. Students can apply January 3 – March 1, 2017 through an online application system. For additional information and to apply, visit http:www.bwcumc.org/administration/finance/local-church-resources/scholarships/ or contact Cheryl Cook, email@example.com or 410-309-3446 with questions.
CONFERENCE LEADERSHIP DAY – Register now (ends January 31) at hhtp://www.bwcumc.org/events/leadershipdays/ for this two-part event planned to encourage, inspire and prepare you for a new year of ministry. The first session will be held on Saturday, February 11, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at either Good Shepherd UMC in Waldorf or Glen Burnie UMC. Classes will be for all ministry interests including various church committees, special ministries and community ministry. A full day workshop with Dr. Phil Maynard, author of “Membership to Discipleship” will be held on Saturday, March 4, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Come as a team with your pastor to learn effective ways to “grow disciples,” not just church members.