The Congregational Meeting
Thanks to all who were able to attend the Congregational Meeting last Sunday. A quorum was achieved, the 2018 budget was approved, two members of the current board had their "temporary" appointments validated (Drew Curtis, Vernessa Wilson) and two members were elected for 2-year terms beginning in 2018. Congratulations to Drew Curtis and Curt Judd on their election!
THIS SUNDAY - Homecoming
Please stay after service this Sunday to attend our annual Homecoming event. There will be food (we aren't called Oven Door for nothing!) and companionship - and a tree trimming!
Choir - Special Music - coming soon!
An Early Reminder that our choir will be participating in the Carols & Lessons service on Sunday, December 10th. If you would like to participate as a member of the choir, please contact Jolene Capozzi and let her know.
If you would like to provide special music during one of our Sunday services, please reach out to a Board member to let them know. We will work with you to schedule your special music with our cast of musicians, and will be thrilled to share your musical gifts
IMPORTANT - NOW IS THE TIME! Please be sure to bring your contributed items THIS Sunday 11/19, so that we can assemble the baskets and distribute them before the holiday.
Food Gift Cards
As we approach the holiday season, there are some in our community with need for assistance to be able to afford healthy, nutritious food. This is something that we should never take for granted. Thanks to those who continue to support our WUMCO food drive. In addition to collecting for the WUMCO food bank, Open Door tries to keep a supply of grocery store gift cards available at church for those with immediate need. Please, if you can, add to that supply with a gift card from any local chain grocery store in any amount. When you give a card, please attach the receipt with the activation code to the back of the gift card. Open Door has always been a place of generosity and caring for each other and our community. If you are able, please continue to help us help others.
IMPORTANT - please be sure to bring your contributed items THIS Sunday 11/19, so that we can assemble the baskets and distribute them before the holidays
November 20th is the "official" National Transgender Day of Remembrance
Here are three local Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) commemorations. Please consider attending one or more of these ceremonies and stand in solidarity with our Trans Sisters and Brothers:
Montgomery County TDOR (secular) - Sunday, November 19th, 4-6pm
County Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St, Rockville
Montgomery County TDOR (faith-based) - Monday, November 20th, 7pm
UCC of Seneca Valley, 13421 Clopper Rd. Germantown
Frederick TDOR - Monday, November 20th, 7pm
Marx Center - Hood College - Frederick