September 6, 2018

Dear Congregation:

I am really looking forward to this weekend at Bethany Beach. There is no agenda that includes painting or moving things. Our program is to have fun, be present with one another and give God thanks for our church community.                                                                                                         

One of the reasons why I like our mission trips and fellowship trips to various places is that it gets us away from our daily routines in life. We have the time and the space to just be with each other, chat with each other, and gain new insights as we explore God’s world together.

These activities and those that we’ve previous held like the hoe down, family camping, snow tubing, everybody’s birthday party, game nights, etc. are all ways to not just have fun but to develop close relationships with one another. Now, we have great space for a whole variety of activities. I invite all of you to think about what we might want to do together.

What kind of fellowship activities would you like to see? Plan? Lead?
Rev. Dr. Barbara Kershner Daniel, Senior Pastor
Evangelical Reformed Church, United Church of Christ
15 West Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-2762 e-mail:

Food for Thought  

Sunday Worship
  September 9
Isaiah 35:4--7a begins with a brief instruction to exhort the people not to fear (verse 4). The lectionary emphasizes the great reversal that comes about through the LORD's presence. Both the people and the desert land will be transformed (verses 5--7a).                                                                   

The Senior Choir will be singing. Our pastoral intern, Joseph Michael, will be leading worship.
A dult Education, Sunday, September 9
 (West Classroom of Trinity Chapel)            
There will be no adult education classes this week due to so many participating in the Bethany Beach retreat.
Eagle Scout Project Assistance
I am Ethan Kline, currently a life scout with Troop 279 in Point of Rocks, MD. For my Eagle project, I am landscaping the front of the Parish House. I am currently looking to raise funds in order to complete the project. You can donate directly through the church website at  or by mailing your donation to the church.   When entering your gift amount, please indicate it is for the EAGLE project. If you have any questions about my project please feel free to ask me or send questions to . I thank you for your support.
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Chairs: $6,600               Tables: $6,800
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Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ
15 West Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701