April 2 thru April 30 — Fill the Ark project

  Deer Park Church Fundraiser,                                           

                                              “Reaching Out To Church & Community “

Goal:  Together we have power over hunger and poverty.

Objective:  A  4-week project seeking donations of animals to fill the ark.

Living Market Opens:  April 2          Living Market Closes:  April 30

What can we do to meet the wish of peace on earth, an end to hunger, preservation of the environment and education for a child?  “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”  MICAH 6:8

This “living gift” is a chance for us to reach out to people in need, both near and far.  This market will be for DPUMC members, our community, family and friends, everyone.  You are encouraged to form a group to accept donations to purchase a “farm” animal that is sent to various places in US and around the world.

Animals available for purchase are:

$20Chickens (a flock): Plucky Producers    $120 — PigThat’ll do

$20Ducks (a flock)Fly Together               $120 — SheepWooly Wanderers

 $20Geese (a flock)Golden                        $150 — LlamasHardy Highlanders

 $30 — HoneybeesBusy Bodies          $250 — Water BuffaloPowerful Providers

 $60 — Rabbits (3)Rascally                       $300 — Fish (3 schools)Aquaculture

$120 — Goat: Scrappy Survivors                  $500 — CowGentle Giants

Other Items:      $60 — Tree SeedlingsWonders of the World

                         $150 – Irrigation PumpTapping the Possibilities

                         $300 — Clean Water:  Treadle Pumps

 

On Sunday, April 2nd, each family/participant will receive:

A “Giving Bank” to deposit collected “IOU’s or Money”

4-Week Calendar with daily ideas to fill the “Giving Bank”

On Sunday, April 30th, all funds will be collected to send to Heifer International.

These are gifts you can be proud of.  It feels great knowing that when you give a Heifer gift, you’re making a lasting difference.  It’s easier than ever to spread that feeling of pride and joy while helping struggling families.  Please consider giving a hand up, not a handout.

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March 1st — Ash Wednesday Services

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES

March 1

Deer Park UMC at Noon

Trinity Lutheran Church.at 7:30PM


Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count).

Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a  period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.

During our Ash Wednesday service, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of  worshipers.


 

 

April 16 — Easter Sunrise Service

“From firelight to SonLight”

  April 16th, 2017 in our pavilion  at 6:00a.m.

With Communion open to all

Hot drinks and pastry served following service

DEER PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Rte. 32 at Deer Park Road, Westminster (Smallwood), MD

410-848-2313         www.dpumc.net

Co-sponsor: TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

Come to the fire—Come to the light

 

 

 

April 30 – Holy Humor Sunday

HOLY HUMOR SUNDAY  

Sunday, April 30, 2017

10:00AM

  “Don’t Miss the Boat!” 

You are invited to celebrate the joy of the resurrection with laughter and fun!

Many American churches have resurrected an old Easter custom begun in the early centuries of Christianity: “Bright Sunday” was a laughter-filled celebration of Jesus’ resurrection on the Sunday after Easter. The custom was rooted in the musings of early church theologians that God played a practical joke on the devil by raising Jesus from the dead.

Deer Park UMC continues the tradition (two weeks after Easter) this year with the theme “Don’t miss the boat!” Think Noah…Ark…Rainbow…

Ways to join the celebration:

  • Wear rainbow colors
  • Bring your favorite stuffed animal
  • Invite a friend…or two
  • Just come & wear your brightest smile!
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