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A weekly resource provided by Frederick Church of the Brethren


January 10, 2020




Bread & Cup Communion
Sunday, January 12, 2020
During the worship services
Bread and Cup Communion will be offered, lifting up Christ’s great love for everyone.


ASL Sunday Worship
 in the Chapel
All are welcome.
The service is done in American Sign Language and is voice-interpreted for the hearing.   


Deaf Elementary Sunday School
Room 120
Offered to deaf and hard of hearing students in Pre-K to 5th grade.


January Prayer Meeting
Monday, January 13, 2020
Room 209 (The Chapel)
Join us to pray together for HIS direction, FCOB, and Frederick City. Hosted by the Ministry Commission. Group meets second Monday of every month.
Contact Dave Hubner for more information.


Women’s Guild Workday
Room 128
Help make comforters, etc. for local, district (Disaster Auction), national and international relief events. Bring a bag lunch for a time of fellowship.
Contact: Mary Zimmerman at 301-473-8792.




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Sermon Series
“This is Us”

This Sunday's Sermon
Speaker: Pastor Kevin King
Title: “Love in Action”
Scripture: Romans 12:9-21


This Sunday's Music:

8:15AM: Celebration Ringers
9:45AM: Living Water
11:15AM: Celebration Ringers 
Basement (11:05AM): Living Water




Sermon Archive

Search our online archive for past Sermons and Sermon Notes.



Mid-Atlantic District Disaster Response Auction Support

The Mid-Atlantic 40th District Disaster Response Auction Booklet is coming soon. You can be a part of this tremendous effort to raise funds to help in responding to Natural Disasters. When disaster strikes, we are there.We send teams again and again until the job is done. In support of this effort, COB sponsors an annual Mid-Atlantic Disaster Response Auction. Mark it on your calendars and show support by being there on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Until then, place an ad either as a Patron Ad starting at $10.00 or a Business Ad (cost is dependent on size of ad), or Sunday School Group in the booklet. Please see the FCOB Coordinators stationed in the Hallway before all 3 services on Sundays January 19, January 26, and February 2. If you have any questions, contact Alice Stup at 301-695-7467.


Stewardship Team Volunteers

Stewardship is an important aspectin the work of our church, ministries and outreach. As an act of worship, we are called to communicate God’s plan for the church body and provide options to participate in the mission. The Operations Committee is seeking individuals interested in being part of the charter and formation of a Stewardship Team.  The commitment would be short term for the development of a vision, charter and team. Please prayerfully consider this important task and reach out to Ruth Earp if interested.


Women's Ministry Magazine Collection

The FCOB Women’s Ministry is collecting used magazines for their upcoming January 18 Vision Board Potluck event. Any unwanted magazines (women’s, travel, finance, health, etc.) would be appreciated. Please drop off your magazines in the boxes in the Sanctuary hallway and the MPR entrance until January 17.






















 Year-end Offering Statement


It’s time for you to review your Year-end Offering Statement before the printed copy is sent to you. Please login to your MyFCOB account and check your ‘Giving Statement’ in the Financial tab. If you need assistance, contact Ruth Earp at 301-662-1819, ext. 10. If there are errors on your statement, please be in touch with Lisa Myers ( at your earliest convenience. Printed statements will be mailed to all donors before January 31, 2019. Thank you for your generosity!

2020 Offering Envelopes
2020 Offering Envelopes will be available this Sunday (January 12). If you have an assigned envelope number the box should be in the hallway for your pick up. If you wish to use offering envelopes, please contact Ruth Earp ( or 301-662-1819, ext. 10). Ruth will be happy to assign you a box

Do you have a desire to share with the world your decision to follow Jesus and be baptized? We will be holding an indoor baptism during worship before the end of April and an outdoor baptism on June 28 at the Miller Farm. Please contact one of our pastors at 301-662-1819 for more information or write it on a welcome card and we will be in touch with you.



The FCOB History update "Into Our Next Century" has arrived and is available for purchase in the church office during weekdays; see Ruth Earp to buy a copy. The books are $20 each and checks should be made to FCOB, with History book in the memo line. Proceeds go to the General Fund and may be used to purchase additional printings of the book if needed. The book includes the history of our congregation from our founding in 1880 through 2018, and has many photographs, old and new. Please enjoy reading the story of FCOB.


If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to go deeper into the Word—we have a resource for you.  A new devotional resource will be inserted in the Sunday bulletins and will also available at fcobconnect. Download the Bible Plan Booklet here: 2020BibleReadingBooklet.pdf. Download the Bible Reading Guide here: 2020BibleReadingGuide.pdf.  The Bible Reading Plan is 365 daily readings that lead you through scriptures in a chronological order.  Get your copy today and begin the new year spending some time in the Lord’s Holy Word.   

LOVE PERU 2020: We will once again be taking a team to the community of La Florida, Peru to help build houses with the Fuller Center for Housing Global Builders. Trip dates are July 18-25. Space is very limited. Please contact Brad Hallock for more information or call 301-662-8591.

Church of the Brethren Learning Center provides a high quality, Christ-centered pre-school experience for children ages 2-5—right here at FCOB! Fall 2020 registration for preschool begins this week on Monday, January 13 and FCOB members receive first priority for placement. Call our office at 301-662-4730to schedule a tour or for more information.

As we enter the season of colds and flu, the Safety and Security Team would like to encourage everyone to greet each other with a “fist bump” or “elbow bump” to minimize our sharing of flu and cold germs.

Bulletin Announcements are due by noon on Tuesday for that Sunday's bulletin. Please email them to Debbie Crum at or call 301-662-1819, ext. 15.

Our Lost and Found Box is located at Multipurpose Room coat rack area. If you have lost something, we may have found it. Please check this area and remove your items by Monday, January 13. What has not been picked up will be donated. Thank you.



Upcoming Events


FCOB Men's Monthly Breakfast
Saturday, January 18, 2020
7:00 AM
FCOB Multipurpose Room
Speaker: Pastor Greg Jones
Donations will be collected to offset breakfast costs.

FCOB Women's Ministry Vision Board Potluck
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Multipurpose Room
11:00AM -1:00PM 
Please bring a dish and magazines to share. Drinks will be provided.
RSVP here.
For questions, contact Susie McConnell or call 301-536-2452.

Youth Lock-In Spring Kick-Off
January 19-20, 2020
Meet: 4:00PM in the Multipurpose Room, Sunday, January 19
Pick-up: 9:00AM, Monday, January 20
Bring sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, etc. Girls- bring a snack to share. Guys- bring a drink to share. We’ll do a scavenger hunt through Frederick, watch movies, play games, and have a lot of fun!
Register here.
Contact for more information.

Saints Alive Luncheon
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Multipurpose Room
Program: Oasis Senior Advisors, offering help for senior living plans.
Sign up in the Sanctuary hallway. Donations will be collected to offset the lunch costs.

Women's Ministry Overnight Women's Retreat, “Inspirational Women of the Bible”
March 6-7, 2020
Arrival: Friday, March 6, 4PM
Departure: Saturday, March 7, 3PM
Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center
Speaker: Britnee Linton
Cost: $75 (includes 3 meals, overnight accommodations and complimentary book The Remarkable Women of the Bible) Space is limited to 24 ladies, so please sign up as soon as possible here
For questions, contact Susie McConnell or call 301-536-2452.

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