Men’s Bible Study

This new Bible study will be on Tuesdays beginning January 9 at 7 p.m. The class will kick off with the book of Job from the Old Testament. For more information, contact Jeffrey Zalatoris at ajszalatoris@verizon.net or 240-529-7562.

Winter Olympic Games

On Sunday, January 28 from 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m, Brook Hill will be hosting the Winter Olympic Games in the Life Activities Center. Recommended team size is 5-6 people (ages kindergarten and up). Each team will choose a country to represent. The evening will begin with a potluck dinner (make a dish your country is known for). Teams will compete in synchronized figure skating, bobsled racing, team skiing, and curling. Child care will be available for newborns through kindergarten. Children are also welcome to stay with their families and cheer for their teams. Sign up online or at the table in the narthex. Questions? Contact Rebecca Dean at rdean@bhumc.org.

ASP (Appalachia Service Project) Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction

The 2018 ASP team is ready to serve you dinner on Sunday, February 11 at 5:30 p.m. Items will also be available for purchase through a silent auction. If you have something you would like to donate to the ASP team to auction off, please contact Ashley Kight at akight@bhumc.org before February 4. Tickets will be on sale between services on Sunday, January 28 and Sunday, February 4. As always, the support of the church family is greatly appreciated.

Frederick School of Religion

Brook Hill will once again host the Frederick School of Religion, now in its 35th year. Classes for laity and clergy will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays afternoons and evenings beginning February 12 and 13. Brochures listing the classes and registration forms are in the narthex. Visit the Frederick School of Religion website or call 240-490-5657 or 240-651-1865 for more information.

Children’s Lock-In

Join your friends for a night of games, movies, and fun on Friday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, February 17 at 9:00 a.m. All first through fifth grade students are invited to come and spend the night. Preschool 3- and 4-year-old and kindergarten students are invited to attend on Friday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to participate in the fun. Younger children are welcome to spend the night if a parent stays with them. (Please be sure your children eat dinner before arriving.) Each child spending the night should bring pajamas, pillow, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, and personal hygiene
items. They may also bring a favorite game to play and a snack to share. A light breakfast will be provided on Saturday morning of bagels, cream cheese, muffins, fruit, milk, and juice. If you are interested in chaperoning, please let Rebecca Dean know at rdean@bhumc.org.

Church-wide Lenten Study

Prayer is a crucial way for us to experience God’s grace. Jesus used The Lord’s Prayer to teach all disciples about how to communicate with God. Christians also order their lives around their relationships with each other, and these relationships are strengthened through personal and corporate prayer with God. The Lord’s Prayer is a template for how to bring our needs, concerns, and challenges to God, who cares for each of us. The Lenten Study is for 6 weeks beginning Sunday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. The evening will begin with a potluck followed by break-out groups for adults, children, and youth. Workbooks are $8.50 each.

World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine

The goal of this event is to raise awareness of the hunger crisis in our world today. From Friday, March 2 through Saturday, March 3, we will learn about hunger at the global and local level, and will be raising money to help starving children around the world. We will also be asking for donations during the month of February to help with our local mission through blessing bags and the Frederick Food Bank. During the weekend we will not eat for 30 hours and will spend our time in worship, learning, and serving our local community. Please pray for this event, that we would reach our financial goal for World Vision, have enough items to make 100 blessing bags, overfill the pantry at the food bank, and that students and leaders would gain a greater understanding of serving God and loving everyone.

Stephen Ministry Training

Stephen Ministry Training will begin on Sunday, March 4 as we partner with several area churches to provide the 50 hours of training needed to become a Stephen minister. This is a caring, one-on-one ministry for those going through difficult times. Those interested in training need to complete an application as soon as possible to register for this training. Please contact Pastor Dana at dwerts@bhumc.org if you are interested or have questions.

Brook Hill Men’s Retreat

The men’s retreat weekend is set for Friday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Claggett Center in Adamstown, Maryland. Cost: $178 (2 nights, 5 meals); checks payable to Brook Hill UMC with “Men’s Retreat” in the memo line. A $50 deposit with the registration form secures your spot. Pick up a registration form in the narthex or talk to Jeffrey Zalatoris at ajszalatoris@verizon.net or 240-529-7562 for more information. Registration deadline is Sunday, January 28.