Activities/Opportunities

  • EVERYONE INVITED!

     

    Fried Chicken & Country Ham

     

    PICK-IT-UP PICNIC

     

    Saturday, August 13, 2016 4pm – 7pm

     

    Pick-up your meal & go! Or stay and eat outside

     

    $12 CARRY-OUT MEAL ONLY

     

    Fried Chicken, Ham Potato Salad, Cucumber Salad,

     

    Pickled Beets and Rolls

     

    Delicious baked Goods for Sale

     

    The Browningsville Band will perform at

    5pm at the Church Pavilion.

     

    Bring your lawn chairs!

     

    Picnic tables for use also available


  • Annual Yard Sale PUMC will be holding its annual Yard Sale on Saturday, September 10th!! Please start setting items aside to donate for the sale!! Donation drop-off nights will be September 7th and 8th from 6-8pm in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Angie Dodson (301-865-4311 or angie1434@verizon.net)





  • Assistive Listening Device  This church has an Assistive Listening Device which consists of an low power transmitter which transmits an FM signal to a standard FM radio receiver.  The transmitter was built by our UMYF group several years ago and is now operational.  It is connected to the church's sound system so that whenever the sound system is on, we transmit a low power signal on 96.7 Megahertz. To enable our parishioners to hear the transmitted signal, we have provided four FM receivers with earphones.  Two of the radios are by Radio Shack and have earbud type earphones.  the other two radios are by Sony and have more conventional over-the-ear type earphones.  All of the radios are pre-tuned to 96.7 MHz. Select the one that suits you best. Please return it when you leave the church.  If you need assistance, please see one of the greeters when you enter the sanctuary.   


 


  • Coffee Hours   The Evangelism/Missions Committee and Adult Sunday School Class are jointly sponsoring coffee hours for the congregation every Sunday, after the 9:30 A.M. worship service. On Sundays when we do not have special coffee hours, we will have mini-coffee hours. These will consist of cookies and either vegetables or fruit, along with coffee. From time to time, we will call on congregation members for assistance. Every Sunday coffee hours should add to the enjoyment of your social time in the Fellowship Hall.

 


  • COOKBOOK  The UMW will be updating the current cookbook with inserts of additional recipes.  There have been many requests for recipes that appeared in previous Providence cookbooks.  Please submit to Julie Thompson any new recipes, or ask to add a previously printed recipe, or drop recipes in the box on the shelf at the entrance to the church.  Recipe forms are also on the shelf if you choose to use them; or recipes can be submitted in any format.  The deadline is September 4th



  • FLOWERS IN FRONT OF OUR CHURCH

    Are you admiring the beautiful flowers in front of our church?  Crystal Hand is a member of our church, and she is the Troop Leader of the Daisy Scout Troop No. 81794.  The Daisy Troop (five and six year olds) purchased and donated the flowers ($ 71.90), and planted them.  Crystal’s daughter, Ava, is a member of the Scout Troop and helped plant the flowers. 

              Crystal remarked that the Troop sells Girl Scout cookies to our church members, and that this is a way that they can give back to the church.  What generosity!!

              Thanks so much to Daisy Scout Troop 81794.  Blessings to everyone. 




  • GROCERY CARDS FOR SALE - GIANT, SAFEWAY AND WEIS

    Since 2011 this church has netted a profit of $19,104.00 from the sale of grocery cards. We can thank those church members who buy grocery cards at Safeway, Weis, and Giant for these additional funds for the church. How it works is really pretty simple.  A church member purchases a grocery card from the church for $100, $50, or $25 dollars.  The church member shops at Weis, Giant or Safeway and buys groceries, flowers, prescriptions, even Starbucks coffee at some stores.  Your card is worth exactly what you paid for it.  At Safeway you may purchase gift cards from their gift mall.  You will receive double gas rewards in the amount of your purchase.  For example, if you buy a gift card for $50 your gas credits will be double or $100. Giant also allows you to purchase gift cards with your grocery card.  They have gas credits as well. Weis stores do not allow you to purchase gift cards with your grocery card.  However everything in all stores may be purchased with your grocery card. So how does your purchase help the church? These three stores allow us to purchase the grocery card with a 5% discount and as you can see it does pay off. Unfortunately sales are falling behind what we have sold in the past.  There are several holidays during the summer, picnics, and lots of socializing due to summer time.  Please consider purchasing gift cards to pay for your groceries at these stores.  It is a painless way to help the church.


  • NEW @ PROVIDENCE

    At the entrance to the church and the exit door of the fellowship hall, there are boxes to put your "gently used" bulletins and sermon copies in.  We will use these to send to our shut-ins each week.  But, absolutely, feel free to continue taking them home if you like.



  • Remember someone with flowers!

    A "flower calendar" is located in the sanctuary near the stairs to the balcony.  This calendar is for placing orders for flower arrangements on the altar for the church services on Sundays.  The flowers are placed to honor or remember loved ones or special events like weddings and birthdays.  The cost to provide the two arrangements is $31.00 and the arrangements may be taken home following the 9:30 AM service.  Please contact Sue Everhart if you have any questions.




  • Sunday Children's Time Schedule 3rd Sunday of each month

    Please consider volunteering for a 3rd Sunday Children’s Time message. It’s only 4 to 5 minutes. Be a part of our church and bless our children.

     

    June 19—Melody Smith, July 17, Kelly Moore, August 21—Clair Mixon, September 18—Julie Thompson                   

    Thanks for volunteering! Your help is greatly appreciated. Pastor DD prays they’ll be many more volunteers in the Spring!

                                                                                                                                               


  • United Methodist Women (UMW)  This church is in the Central Maryland District. Click on The_Buzzzz to view the BWC UMW Newsletter.  The UMW meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  The Incredible Edible IV 175th Anniversary Cookbook went on sale July 17,2011.  The cookbook is a hardcover, 3 ring binder style.  There is a color photo of the church on the cover and over 130 reciipies from members and family of the church.  The cost of the cookbook is $15.00.


  • WE DID IT! 

    We Are 100% To Our Goal!

     

    Church Organ Fund Update

    Organ Cost                                              $41,200

    Memorial Fund Donations                         -   9,495

    Donations received as of 6/19/16             - 30,355

    Remaining Pledges to be paid                  -    1,350

        through 2017                                      _______

    Remaining Cost to be Recovered             $      0

     

    Thank you to everyone who made donations to the organ fund.  Within 14 months, we were able to wipe out the debt.*  Sing praises to the Lord!  Amazing!

    *This is only true if the remaining pledge commitments are honored.

     

    The Church Organ will be dedicated during our 9:30 A. M. worship service on the last Sunday of August, which will be the 28th. There will be a hymn sing that Sunday, and special music will be played on the organ by Sharon Warfield, our Music Director and Organist.  Please pass the word.