January 24, 2019
        
Dear Congregation:
  
Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

We can certainly testify to that statement after our weekend at Franklinton Center. 61 people traveled to Franklinton last weekend to live in community, work and learn together, and be a living witness to hope and healing. We were ERUCC, Congregation Kol Ami, and the Congregational UC of Pinehurst, NC. Lots of work got done as adults and youth worked in small teams. More importantly, adults received hope and energy from the youth. The youth received valuable mentoring and skills from the adults. 

I’ve said it many times, but the strength of this weekend is the inter generational sharing that is experienced and I am grateful for adults who see that beyond the work that can be completed, sharing the experience with the younger people and teaching them is even more important.

Since many of you have asked, “Exactly what did you do?” Here you go:
  • Power washing of the picnic tables (all done under the tree in front of Hospitality #1)
  • Replacement of new countertop in Hospitality #1 and replaced all the cabinet hinges
  • Repaired sagging floor in entrance hallway of Hospitality #1 replaced all rotted wood and floor tile
  • Replaced ramp by chapel
  • Restructured ramp and installed hand rails on long at Ad Min building
  • Restructured ramp and installed hand rails on ramp behind Hospitality #1
  • Replaced damaged ceiling tiles in Admin office
  • Removed carpet and damaged papers in Admin office
  • Installed plastic wall board on the stall walls in bathroom in Admin
  • Remounted shower door in Hospitality #1 bathroom
  • Repaired ceiling in living room of Hospitality #1
  • Sorted books in room next to chapel – saved historical books and shared some with Good Will
  • Cleaned and painted cabinets in the room next to the chapel
  • Two coats of stain painted on pews in chapel
  • Painted men’s bathroom in Hospitality #2
  • Repaired flat roof over admin building 
  • Repaired rubber adjacent flat roof on admin building
           
You may ask, “Wow. You guys must have been exhausted!” The response will be, “We have tired bodies but we are energized.”

Thanks for all your prayers and support.      
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: bkdaniel@erucc.org

Food for Thought    
By your Spirit, Almighty God grant us love for others, joy in serving you, peace in disagreement, kindness toward all people, goodness in evil times, faithfulness in temptation, gentleness in the face of opposition, self-control in all things. Then strengthen us for ministry in your name. Amen.  
(United Church of Christ)
Sunday Worship
Paul, in 1 Corinthians 12:12–31a, acknowledges that the combined gifts from God allow wholeness in community. Jesus returns to his hometown synagogue in Nazareth in Luke 4:14-21, where he is handed a scroll. He reads and interprets the faith of Israel - and the congregation responds with anger.                                                                                                                             

 This morning’s service will include healing prayers. The Senior Choir will be singing.
Adult Education
 
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.       Sunday, January 13
Let’ s Talk              9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Meets in the North Room of the Parish House
Through March 3
Exploring the Concept of Gratitude through Diana Butler Bass’s book, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks . Led by Rev. Richard Leslie. This class is also being presented on Tuesday evenings.  Copies of the book are available for $10 each.
From Dale Bonds, the Chair of the Franklinton Center Board

I think I speak for the staff when I say, it is hard to put into words how grateful we are to you and your congregation for the enthusiasm and love you bring to the work you do at FCAB. Without you all, we would not be able to move towards sustainability. With you we see the light more clearly. It sounds like a cliché, however it is truly heart felt, thank you for all you do for FCAB and the community.
May God continue to bless your ministries!
Monday Mess Hall Resumes on Monday! Please sign up for Pie Pot Luck!
Monday Mess Hall will resume on January 28 th .
At Mess Hall on January 28 th  we will have a Pie Pot luck https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E4AAAAB2AA13-piepot  
YOUTH SUB SALE
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
ERUCC youth will be making delicious submarine sandwiches again this year! For only $7.00 you can get a submarine sandwich of your choice of turkey, ham or Italian cold cut with your favorite toppings. This is a major fundraiser for the youth as they work to raise money for their trip to the National Youth Event in Wisconsin and their trip to Germany to continue our partnership with our friends there. The youth are thankful for the continued support of the congregation that enables them to pursue these wonderful experiences. You may complete the order form electronically and email it to erucc@erucc.org ; fax it to 301-695-2578 ; or turn it in to one of the youth or the church office. All orders are due by February 4th. The sandwiches will be available for pick up on Saturday, February 9th beginning at 5:30 pm or on Sunday, February 10th. Thanks again for your support! CLICK HERE for the form.
SING-A-LONG WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Saturday, February 9
6-9 pm
ERUCC Community Room
Pot luck supper – bring a dish to share
(Beverages and popcorn will be
provided by the church)

Let’s start at the very beginning.  This is your chance to sing-a-long to the most successful movie musical of all time.  We’ll watch the movie on the “big” screens in the Community Room and sing along with cast.
                                                                                           
This is a fellowship event for the whole family. Invite your family and friends to join us.
Everybody's Birthday Party
Saturday, February 23rd
5 to 7 p.m.
Downtown Community Room at ERUCC
Everybody has a birthday so this party is for you!

The Community Room will be decked out for a birthday party complete with party hats and birthday cake.  We will have 12 separate party tables, (one for each birth month) each decorated in its own unique party theme. You’ll be invited to sit at the table of your birthday month.
 
Please bring a main dish, side dish or salad to share. 

After supper we will play some games. The evening will end as we sing Happy Birthday to one another and then cut into the birthday cake!
We hope to see you there!

If you are interested in decorating a table for your birthday month, please contact Starr Schaeberle or Pastor Daniel.  
Yellow Rose Sponsors for 2019
Now seeking sponsors for the yellow rose placed on the altar each Sunday in honor of those who are serving or have served in the military. Sponsorship is $6 per week. Contact Amy at aaguilar@erucc.org or drop a check in the offering. Please indicate that it is for yellow roses on the memo line!
Gift Cards Make Great Thank You's!
Consider giving a gift card that will also support the building project. For several years, ERUCC has offered this opportunity. Shop with gift cards in everyday categories including groceries, gas , restaurants and more . A percentage of each gift card purchased goes directly to ERUCC. Maybe you can even purchase these cards for yourself!
A complete list of available gift cards is found on the church website. Alert Barbara Barry [ ebbarry1@gmail.com ] or call the church office to indicate exactly what gift cards you want.  Buy your gift cards from us by writing a check to the church and writing Scrip in the memo line. 
Winter Weather
When winter weather hits, we may be uncertain about what will take place at church and what won’t. To take some of the uncertainty out of the quandary, here’s our winter weather policy:

You decide whether a drive or walk to the church is safe enough. We do not encourage you to risk life and limb to get to church at all costs, but we expect to hold services for those who can plan to arrive safely, unless the Frederick roads are closed. Our Pastors and Organist can walk to the church, so they will always be present for Sunday morning services.

Evening activities are generally governed by the public school schedule; for instance, if schools are closed on a Monday, there will be no Monday Mess Hall, Children’s Choir, or bell choir rehearsal. The same policy applies to committee meetings and any other regularly scheduled church activities.
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Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ
15 West Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-2762