Events at Long Green Valley COB
during the Year 2000

Things that "happened" Each Month

1st Sunday - "Dundalk Food Pantry" offering of non-perishable goods to be distributed by the our sister church in Dundalk
3rd Saturday - "Christian Menís Breakfast"
twice (April & October, women invited, with work day at church following)
church Newsletter
M-W-F - YMCA Exercise & Aerobics class
Wednesdays - Quilters
meetings of various commissions and committees
Alleuia (childrenís) Choir practices most every Sunday during latter portion of worship
Gospel Singers & Chancel choir (latter Shalom!) practice periodically

January

Bread & Cup Communion
"The Magi" Meal
Carpenterís Kitchen
Wedding (Darren & Sharon Weagly)
Young Adults meet in Fellowship Hall
Sr. High Youth Ice Skating

February

Auditions for the upcoming Play
Adult Sunday School classes combine for viewing "Hope for a New Millennium" video

March

Play Practice begins and continues each Saturday and Sunday
Heifer Project Emphasis Sunday
Baby Shower for Karen & Darren Gonzalez
Pastor Pete begins posting his sermons on the internet
Lent Video Viewing by small groups (Jesus of Nazareth)
Junior Youth Retreat @ church with Dave Miller- Guest Leader
            he also preached that Sunday
            and Pastor Pete preached at his church, Richmond (VA) COB

April

On April 1, Pastor Pete began his 11th year at LGV
Palm Sunday - Planting a "J2K Tree," a Dogwood
Love Feast
Easter Sunday
Sunrise Service led by Jr Youth followed by breakfast
Worship Service at 10 AM with Chancel & Alleluia Choirs
Play practice continues
Beef Canning at Ephrata
"Exploring the Spiritual Disciplines" small group began meeting,
            continued every other week through September.

May

Carpenterís Kitchen
Youth Sunday - Youth led our worship
Covered Dish Meal followed by Spring Council meeting
Play: Godís Favorite (with Dinner at all shows except one)
Picture taking for Pictorial Directory
Golf Tournament/Shepherdís Spring (we had participants)
Annual Conference Briefing at Frederick which our delegate (Sue Ellen) attended
Mid-Atlantic District COB Disaster Response Auction @ Westminster

June

Habitat for Humanity Work Day
Farewell Service for Grubbs during Morning Worship
Graduate Recognition Sunday
            (Cori Gervais, Josh Pinkas, Ian Raistrik, Sean White from High School,
                                Pam Bryant from community college)
Patrick Bugu, Bethany Seminary student from Nigeria - speaker on Fatherís Day
1st of planned Intergenerational Summer Celebrations
Board Reorganization Mtg.
Mtg: Planning Mtg for Youth Ministry

July

Celebrating the 4th at Oregon Ridge sponsored by Adult Fellowship
concert by Baltimore Symphony & Chorus (involving Ron Webb) with fireworks
2nd Intergenerational Summer Celebration
Bread & Cup Communion
Sr.Youth Trip to Kings Dominion
Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO (17 from LGV attend)
Covered Dish Meal to welcome Baptist Youth "World Changers" group we sponsored
Guest Speakers: 13th - Tom Hurst; 30th Norman Bollinger
Valley Fellowship Players
officially organize and plan for 2001

August

Chicken Canning at Ephrata
Crab Feast at Chris & Zermain Breidenbaughs
"Camp Sunday" - 16 young people went to camp at Shepherd's Spring or Mardela,
                    4 adults directed a week, & 7 served as counselors, staff assistants, or cooks
Guest Speakers: 13th - Don Booz; 20th - Zermain Breidenbaugh (Music Celebration)

September

Covered Dish Meal & Program - "Fiestra Miestra" Teacher Appreciation
COB National Older Adults Conference at Lake Junaluska, NC (5 from LGV attend)
Spaghetti dinner + Rent a Teen Auction
2001 Annual Conference (here in Baltimore) Planning meeting
many of our people are involved!

October

Dedication of Deacons & Prayer Chain
Love Feast
Work Day at SERRV
Chancel Choir and Gospel Singers combine to form Shalom!
District Conference in Easton, MD (Junior Youth as well as adults attending)
Carpenterís Kitchen
Farewell Service for Maggie Wolfe
Baby Shower for Gayle & Mark Lane
Child/Parents Dedication - for Madelyn Pachilis & John Gonzalez
Community CROP Walk
Covered Dish Meal followed by Fall Council meeting
Junior Youth Activity
Began sending joys and concerns & sermon to those who missed worship
                    via email and USPS

November

Junior High Youth Sunday
MAD Youth Lock-in here
Worship Leaders Training Sessions - with new worship materials written
Thanksgiving Meal
Work Day @ SERRV

December

Adult Fellowship Bus Trip to Radio City Music Hall (New York)
Christmas Parties - Kanner House and Jentry MacDonald House
Junior Youth Christmas Party
Adult Fellowship Christmas Party/Progressive Dinner
Carpenterís Kitchen
Christmas Eve Service with Shalom! and Alleluia Choir
former member Melanie Jones shares of her pilgrimage to the Holy Lands


return to January 7, 2001 sermon