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Rev. Carissa helped us consider how “Grace Breaks the Rules” in her powerful sermon on the reluctant prophet Jonah, the call of the “B”Team disciples by Jesus and the persistent, “annoying” forgiveness of God. She shared with us a great quote from Father Gregory Boyle (Barking to the Choir), who has been doing redemptive work with gangs in LA for the last 30 years: “Human beings are settlers, but not in the pioneer sense…We settle for the illusion of separation when we are endlessly asked to enter into kinship with all.”

We’ll be hosting another week of Winter Relief February 5-12. This mission allows our church to shelter 45 homeless men and women and offer them the love of God. We’re in need of people of all ages to cook, do laundry, provide transportation, serve as hosts (including overnight) and much more. Sign up online or in Fellowship Hall to be part of this effort.

Are you looking for a caring an creative environment for your 3 or 4 year old son or daughter this fall? SPUMC Nursery School registration for current students and church families for the 2018-2019 school year begins this Tuesday, January 23 at 10am. Visit the website or call the Nursery School office (410.987.8339) for class schedules, tuition information, to schedule a tour and more.

Our Young Adult Group asks deep questions as we do life with one another as Christ intended. This week, we ask “Why and how do I pray?” Join us on Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30-8pm. Childcare is provided. Want to know more? Contact Rev. Carissa.

In celebration of MLK weekend, we assembled 250 UMCOR cleaning supply buckets on Sunday, January 14 that will be donated to victims who have experienced catastrophic loss in their lives. Many thanks to Jeff & Sue Gerberich and their team of helpers for organizing this major outreach effort. Thanks to everyone who participated and to the Volunteers in Mission (VIM) group who purchased the supplies for the cleaning buckets! You can see the action on our Facebook Page.