Every week, we are rediscovering "The Real Purpose of Christmas" based on Rick Warren's book and a daily devotion from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book, "God is in the Manger." Books will be available in the Narthex and teachers will have the devotions to share with all of the Bible Study classes. Also, join us weekly on Sundays at 11:00 am for soul-stirring invitations to experience greater hope, love, joy, and peace in Jesus Christ and in the world. It will be an advent to remember!
12.1- "A World Aids Day with Hope"
12.8- "The Power of Love" and New Consecration Sunday Luncheon
12.15- "A Superhero Christmas" Play and The Joy of Christmas
12.22- "Living with Peace: Stories of Overcomers"
12.29- Christmas Service
Join us for our annual Christmas Celebration with special guest appearances, egg nog, friends and family! Take photos with friends and enjoy the fellowship. We hope to see you there!
Worship with us on the last night of the year, Dec. 31, 2013 as we celebrate the blessings of Christ the King. At 7:00 pm, we will have a night of worship and thanksgiving at Good Hope Union UMC and at 10:00 pm we will join with our First Hyattsville UMC church family at their location for a joint night of CELEBRATION and WORSHIP! Both churches will participate in the 10 pm service for a night to remember!
The Baltimore-Washington Conference prayer line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 800-936-6893. Sponsored by the United Methodist Men of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.
Registration is open: ROCK will be Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2014 at the Roland E. Powell Ocean City Convention Center. The purpose of the retreat is to "ROCK" the lives of our youth and help them into a new or deeper faith in and personal relationship with the ROCK of our Salvation, Jesus. The Guest Speaker this year is Preston Centuolo with praise and worship music by Mandisa and Unsearchable Riches! Bible Verse on which ROCK is built is Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. For more information go to www.bwcumc.org/rock. To register with GHU, please contact Dr. Ruth Boyd-Okogun.
If you are interested in joining Good Hope Union United Methodist Church, please visit our "Get Plugged In Now" table located in the Narthex to sign-up for our next New Members Introductory Class or contact our New Members Coordinator, Bro. David Marston at email@example.com for more information. Blessings!
Beloved, we want to celebrate the gift of God's salvific love (salvation) with you! If you have professed Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior for the first time this year, please let us know. We are excited about God at work in You! If you are uncertain, we are here for you as well. God loves all people and desires for all to live in the abundance of God's life-giving power. As people of faith, we want to stand with you, to encourage you, and to equip you for the journey ahead. Please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information or call the church office so that we can share the next steps with you. We praise God for your decision and look forward to our time together!
To assure the inclusivity and diversity of our congregational leadership, the Nominations Committee seeks your voice in our 2014 Nominations Process. Criteria for a GHUUM church leader or committee member is located in our Leadership/Committee covenants available in the church office and on our website under church leadership. If you discern God's voice calling you to serve in a ministry/committee of Good Hope Union UMC, please contact the church office (301-879-8100) or email email@example.com with the following information: Name, contact information, ministry of interest, and any other pertinent information that you would like to share. An informational session will be held immediately after church on June 2, 2013 in the Media Center for all interested persons. All submissions must be received by June 30, 2013 and selected persons will be notified via telephone/email by July 31, 2013.
Let's Get Moving Together!! Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm for a fitness workout with Personal Trainer Harry Tarrain! The cost is $5.00 per session. Come with your sweats on and a mat (or we will provide a mat for you). Regardless of your age or fitness ability, you will enjoy a workout tailored to your level of readiness, great music, and folks who are ready to laugh and move with you! Contact Dexter Watts or Tracey Powell for more information.
Can you sing? Do you want to learn to sing? Come join the youth or children’s choir. See Ruth Boyd or Jennifer Putney. There is a place for you!
Colesville Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver meals in the North-Eastern Silver Spring area to those who, due to an ailment are unable to cook. Anyone who has some spare time and would like to help our fellow citizens, please call Mrs. Day at 301-384-5735. Your help will be greatly appreciated.