Wear red for Pentecost - On Pentecost Sunday (June 5), we remember the day the
disciples received the Holy Spirit in a special way. The story in Acts 2 describes a
powerful wind and tongues of fire as the Holy Spirit was poured out on people from all
over the world who came to Jerusalem to celebrate a Jewish feast. At the first Pentecost
over 3000 people were baptized, creating the first church. This is why Pentecost is
known as the birthday of the Christian church.
The word Pentecost comes from a Greek word meaning fiftieth. The Jewish
Festival of Pentecost (called Shavuot, meaning "weeks" in Hebrew) falls on the fiftieth
day after the original Passover. On that day, God gave the Torah to Moses on Mount
Sinai. The Christian festival of Pentecost falls on the 50th day after the resurrection of
Red is a visual reminder of the “tongues of fire" that empowered the apostles and
others to proclaim the good news of Christ's resurrection in many languages to the
crowds of pilgrims from many lands (Acts 2:3).
Summer Camp - The summer camps at West River and Manidokan have released their schedules. You can find this schedule and the online address for applying to these camps in the narthex and in the Preschool lobby of the church.
The R. Wayne Feezer Memorial Scholarship offered by Ward’s Chapel United Methodist Church honors the memory of Wayne, an active lifetime member of the Church, and is awarded annually to church members pursuing a post-secondary education. Applicants are not limited to first-year students, yet when funds are limited, first-year applicants will be given priority. Scholarships of up to $5,000 per academic year will be awarded based on the following: church involvement, community service, academic record, letters of recommendation, and financial need. Applications will be available at the church office and on the website at: http://www.wardschapel.org/R--W--Feezer-Scholarship.html by February 15. Applications and all supporting documentation must be submitted to the church office no later than May 1. The number of scholarships and the amount will be announced on the first Sunday in June.
The annual BWC College Scholarship application period is open. Students who are enrolled in college or who are high school seniors are encouraged to apply. There are several scholarships sponsored by the BWC. Find out more information and apply online by March 24.
Food Pantry Donation Drop-off - Items can be left in the bin inside the double, white, street-level doors on Sunday mornings or during office hours.
WCUMC Food Pantry - Third Saturday of each month @ 9 am - 11 am. If you have questions, please contact Wendy Reisberg Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-756-0665.
Weekly Wednesday Morning Bible Study - Will reconvene March 2 at
10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We have decided to start our study in Jeremiah because "we are all less acquainted with the Old Testament than we are with the New Testament."
Online Prayer Meeting - First Thursday of the month @ 7:00 pm on Zoom.