A weekly publication of Towson Church — January 1, 2021

Welcome to a brand-new year! May it be fun, festive, fearless, and filled with the light of Christ!

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* www.towsonchurch.org * YouTube  * Facebook

MAIN ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Week’s Schedule

  • January 3: Worship Service, 10:15 AM in the Sanctuary (in-person, livestream, and recorded) To attend in-person worship, save your seat HERE. Or, stop at the Welcome Desk upon arrival. Wear a facemask and bring a jacket; the church windows are open! You may also worship from home at 10:15 AM or another time on YouTube HERE.
  • January 5: Church Office Re-Opens 10:00 AM
  • Together for Joy 2021 Stewardship Cards return cards during worship, through U.S. Mail or by fillable PDF online HERE
  • Weekly Offering Donate any time by using our easy, secure donation site HERE. Or, send contributions through U.S. Mail to Towson Church, 501 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286.

Save the Dates

  • Youth Retreat — ROCK(ish) February 5-6, 2021 — a FREE interactive online event that replaces the in-person youth event in Ocean City, MD this year. Registration required. More details from Pastor Christine SOON. Sneak peek at www.bwcumc.org/ROCK

Click HERE to view the full church calendar.

MISSIONS

January Moment on a Mission

Christ Deaf Church worships in American Sign Language with tactile and voice interpreting, and captioning so that all  God’s children can accept the Word of God in their hearts and lives. The congregation’s All-Deaf Choir enhances the service with hymns of praise and thanksgiving. People of all faith traditions, or none, are welcome to join. In Fellowship Hall on Sunday afternoons, attendees share a free meal and a variety of social activities. The church is located at 1040 S. Beechfield Ave, 21229. Click HERE to learn more about Christ Deaf Church.

To give now, click HERE to use a credit card or online payments. Or, make a monetary donation via check payable to Towson Church and indicate it’s for the communion offering. Mail your check to Towson Church, 501 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286.

Reminders

The Save-A-Seat link is the SAME link each week, so you may consider setting it as a bookmark in your browser or on your desktop for easy access.  Or, simply connect from the main page of our website. To reserve your seat for in-person worship, follow this link each week: Save-A-Seat.

CARE NOTES 

  • KUDOS TO Cocoa & Carols Performers  Thanks to the folks who pre-recorded some fabulous holiday carols; and to Sue T for playing LIVE from home last weekend. Attendees had a BLAST listening, singing, answering trivia and sipping hot beverages via Zoom!
  • KUDOS TO Christmas Eve Volunteers   To the dedicated group of folks who “worked” Christmas Eve services by running the technology, hosting the Welcome Desk, ushering visitors, pre-recording music, and much more — thanks for braving the rainstorm and sharing your talents to serve others this holiday season!

Towson Church Cares About YOU!

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing hardship or hospitalization, then please contact our Church Office ASAP to notify the pastors and Congregational Care Team. During this time of physical distancing, we are doing our best to stay connected with everyone – which is definitely a challenge! Also, our Congregational Care Committee will confidentially help with prayers and any other individual needs as coronavirus physical-distancing guidelines allow. Note: we are not visiting any members at this time. CALL 410.823.6511 (select option #3) and we will respond promptly.

EDUCATION

Call the Church Office at 410.823.6511 for information.

Children/Youth Classes and Meetings  

  • Religious Education Grades Pre-K to Kindergarten. Monday nights 6:30-7:30 PM via Zoom.  See you on the evening of 1/4/21.
  • Religious Education Grades 1-5. Tuesday nights 6:30-7:30 PM via Zoom. See you on the evening of 1/5/21.
  • Youth Group Grades 6-12, Sunday nights at 5:00 PM

Adult Classes and Meetings

  • Tower Class, Sunday mornings at 8:30 AM via Zoom.
  • Christians Under Construction, Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM via Zoom.
  • Women’s Read & Relate, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month at 7:30 PM via Zoom.
  • Coffee & Conversation with a Pastor, Wednesday Mornings at 9:00 AM Join the weekly gatherings via Zoom.
  • Men’s Bible Study, Thursday mornings at 7:00 AM via Zoom.

GIVING 

Help us spark and sustain the missions and ministries of Towson Church with these easy ways to GIVE.

  • Shop Online at Amazon SMILE  
    When you shop at Amazon Smile and select Towson UMC at checkout, our church receives a donation from Amazon for every single purchase. This passive income significantly contributes to our church’s general fund. Click on the link and try it today!
  • Mail Your Offering, Fundraiser Payments, and Other Checks
    Send your offering checks and other financial correspondence to the Church Office at Towson Church, 501 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286 and we will process them swiftly.
  • Donate Online 
    Visit the new Shelby online giving site HERE. Select from the named options or choose “Other” and write the activity/donation/event name you want to support in the memo line next to the amount.

Thank you for making Towson Church your church home. We’re glad you’re here! 

Welcome Statement: Towson United Methodist Church is a community of Christ-followers growing in love of God and neighbor. This is what we, at Towson UMC, believe Christian discipleship is, what we are to be, and what Jesus meant when he sent his followers to “make disciples”— We believe every person is of sacred worth and created in God’s image. We commit to Jesus’ example of inclusive love, care, and intentional hospitality with persons of every race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, faith story, physical or mental ability, economic status, or political perspective. We respect our diversity of opinion and expressions of faith. Therefore, as God loves us, so let us love and serve in the name of Christ. — adopted by the Towson UMC Church Council February 2, 2015

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