Upcoming Events at EP
Two Opportunities for Women to Study God’s Word Together
The summer is a great time of year to dive into Scripture with a group of women. The first is with Pam Polk, who will facilitate a discussion about Susan Tyner’s video series, “What’s SHE Doing Here: The Messy Women in Jesus’s Genealogy.” This group will meet in Pam’s home and on Zoom on various nights throughout the summer. The second opportunity is with Cheryl Mullis, who on Sundays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. is reading Jen Wilkin’s book Ten Words to Live By: Delighting in and Doing What God Commands. If you are interested in learning more about how to join one of these groups, please email Cheryl Mullis.
On Monday, June 28, we will again be hosting an AAMC Blood Drive to assist in supporting our larger community. If you are between the ages of 17 and 74, a minimum of 110 pounds, and in good health, you are eligible to donate blood. Available time slots will be between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Please plan to arrive in the Portico area five to ten minutes prior to your time to sign in. Plan for the whole process to take less than one hour. Masks must be worn if unvaccinated. Please sign up for a time using this online form. For questions or more information, please contact Nanci Hulting, 410-507-0660 or [email protected].
Picnic for Read Through the Bible 2021
Let’s Celebrate! Calling all Read Through the Bible 2021 ladies to meet us for a Picnic Supper to celebrate reaching the Halfway point in our Bible Reading. We will gather Wednesday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. on the Field at EP. Please bring your own brown bag supper. Drinks and dessert will be provided.
Victory Jam for Middle Schoolers
We are inviting our middle schoolers to sign up to attend Victory Jam June 24-28. Located at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference in New Jersey, this five-day camp is full of exciting activities, church group times, worship, gospel-centered teaching, team competitions, and of course, plenty of time at the beach!
Sowing Hope Summer Camp
Sowing Hope is an outgrowth of our ESL ministry and a way for our church to share the love of Jesus with elementary kids impacted by a tough school year. Teens and adults are invited to help with this twice-weekly tutoring program in English Language skills, reading, math—and fun! Camp runs June 29 to July 29 and sign-up is now open for tutors and helpers. For details contact Theresa Doolan.
Created for a Purpose
Created for a Purpose is a week-long creative arts program that teaches 3rd-8th grade girls that they are a unique masterpiece created by God. Each day is packed with hands-on activities and Biblical teaching emphasizing that God has made everyone with different talents and skills to be used for His glory and His purposes. Cooking, painting, sewing, and sculpture are just a few of the creative arts we will be doing July 12-16. Your girls will walk away with tangible reminders of the God who has made them, loves them, has saved them, and desires a relationship with them! Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today.
VBS for Kids and Families
VBS sign up is Open and we are ready for families and volunteers to join us July 24, 2021 for a one-day “Best of VBS” Olympion event! We’ve designed this year’s VBS to be a fun, family day hearing the gospel through the story of Joshua. We plan to have stories, crafts, music, and recreation time and invite families to participate together And stay for lunch afterward.
Pray First Monthly Meeting
Join us on Sunday, July 11, to pray for our church and God’s leading for our Senior Pastor search. This is a wonderful opportunity to join as a church family and lift our voices to our Lord. Questions about how to participate? Contact Brian and Leigh Miller.
Big Beach Weekend for High Schoolers
On July 30 to August 2, out high schoolers head to Harvey Cedars for Big Beach Weekend—three days full of music, games, speakers and more. You can visit the Big Beach Weekend website for more information and to register.
Find Help and Give Help
Whether you need financial or food assistance or you want to serve our community, find the information you need on our Find Help page. There you’ll see information on the West Annapolis and Woodside Garden Pantries, financial assistance, and a prayer request form.
Middle and High School Bible Studies
Join us Wednesday nights for student Bible studies. The Middle School Ministry meets in the Cove from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Drop off by the awning right off Ridgely Avenue. We have socially distanced games and Bible Study. Contact John Cavallaro. The High School Ministry continues to meet at 7 p.m. outside at the fire pit on the back field, after which we go into the Sanctuary for Bible Study in the book of Acts. Contact John Cavallaro.
Joining a Renew Group is one of the best ways to engage in the life of our church. In a group, you will be encouraged to learn more about Jesus and live out your faith. Renew pairs our sermon series with our small group study guides. Each week, our pastors preach through Acts and Renew Groups discuss the passages when they meet. Registration is open, and you can join a group anytime.