May 2, 2019
Dear Congregation:

Our next Let’s Talk series for Sunday mornings at 9:30 is Healthy Lives and Conversations. One of the areas of interest identified in last fall’s adult education survey was to offer more classes or opportunities to discuss and explore mental health issues, specifically how to lead healthier lives. 

Healthy Lives and Conversations is a response to the request that we utilize the gifts of our own members who have experience in a variety of areas related to health and wellness. The series begins this Sunday with Susan Kulp leading a discussion on how we can cope with a cancer diagnosis. The weeks thereafter include conversations about end of life decision making, anxiety, self-care, mindfulness, and supporting youth with mental health issues.                                        

I am grateful for our members who are so willing to share their expertise. I hope you will plan to join one of these conversations.
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 
Security meeting — Tonight
Interested in security and safety? Do you have experience in writing grants? If so and you are available, a small group of us are meeting tonight Thursday, May 2nd at 7 p.m. in the church offices.
Sunday Worship
Youth Sunday and Congregational Meeting
Today the youth of our church will be leading worship. The theme for this service is “Dream God’s Dream.”  Come and be blessed by the voices and spirits of our young people.                  

Following worship, we will be holding our annual congregational meeting in the Community Room.
Adult Education
Let’s Study the Bible                       9:30 – 10:15 a.m.  
Meets in the Liz Coffey Room, basement of the main sanctuary building
In this class, we will seek to draw out the major themes found in the Lectionary scripture texts on which the sermon will be based. Exploring the lectionary Scriptural texts before the Sunday morning worship (10:30 a.m.) service will help prepare participants to more fully involved and more present in worship.  Facilitated by Rev. Lee Thomas.

Let’s Talk               9:30 – 10:15 a.m. in the Community Room
  Healthy Lives and Conversations
May 5             Susan Kulp   Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING – Sunday, May 5 th  following the 10:30 service.  Please plan to attend. Nacho luncheon after the meeting.

NACHO SUNDAY?? Yes, this is your Sunday! Join your fellow church goers at our ERUCC Annual meeting on Sunday 5/5/19. Bring your favorite dip, your favorite chip or any variation of Mexican food or drink you would like to share on Sunday for fellowship after the 10:30am service in the Community Room. ALL are invited to attend this potluck and annual meeting. Questions? Contact Julie Clark, 301-305-8181 or
Family Shelter HOST WEEK: 
MAY 4, 2019 - MAY 10, 2019
Site Coordinator: Rebecca Shillingburg
Spring Foyer Duty
Foyer Volunteers sit in the foyer during the 10:30 worship service to welcome late comers, direct visitors and redirect anyone who is not entering for the worship service. The goal of having foyer volunteers is to provide a welcoming atmosphere while maintaining a safe and secure environment.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

Please plan to join us on Monday, May 13th from 4:00-9:00 for our annual ovarian cancer awareness fundraiser at La Paz Restaurant- 51 South Market Street. Dine in, carry out or purchase a gift card and a percentage of the proceeds go to our 2019 walk. Just remember to tell your server you are there to support ovarian cancer awareness. Graham Baker, owner of La Paz, has been very generous over the past 5 years with the percentage he has donated to our walk. Everyone has to eat so this is a win-win (and no dishes to wash :-)!)  
Please let me know if you are interested in a gift card. They are $25 and $5 comes back to the NOCC. I have already sold 50 and may purchase more if there is interest. You can use them on the 13th or any other time.  
Also, I would love to have you walk with me on June 15th in Baker Park. If you are interested or would like to donate, please go to
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Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ
15 West Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701