While Learning


Vacation Bible School will be August 3 rd to the 7th from 9 am to Noon. Bible School is for children 4 years old through 6th grade.

God’s Kids Club
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m.

Fellowship and Learning.
Questions, contact Kim Sexton at ksexton@erucc.org.

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God’s Kids club and Tiny Tots Schedule 2020

5/18                    Tiny Tots Final Music Mess Hall
5/31                    Last day of Sunday school
6/15                    Tiny Tots Theme: Outside fun**
7/20                    God’s Kids Club Reading Day 9-2*
8/3-8/7                VBS***

* God’s Kids Club activities are geared towards children in kindergarten thru sixth grade. Time and day vary based on activity. Watch the newsletter and bulletin for further details and how to sign up.
** Tiny Tots activities are geared towards children birth thru Kindergarten. Tiny Tots meets on the 3rd Monday of the month from 4 to 4:50 in the Nursery.
*** Birth thru sixth grade activities



During these days when we are practicing social distancing, the Youth Group will meet via Zoom Call. Please check the Group Me chat and ERUCC Youth Group Facebook page for updates.

Connect with Pastor Daniel each Wednesday at 4 p.m. via ZOOM!

ERUCC is fortunate to have several scholarship programs available to our members as they seek educational opportunities to develop knowledge and skill in realization of their full potential. The McCardell Scholarship Fund was established by Mr. Robert McCardell in honor and memory of members of the McCardell family. The Kieffer Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Henri L.G. Kieffer, pastor of this church from 1910-1946. The Liz Coffey Scholarship Fund was established in memory and honor of our beloved youth Liz Coffey.Contributions to these Scholarship Funds by members and friends of the church are always welcomed.These scholarships are gifts to church members for post-secondary undergraduate education and are awarded by the Scholarship Committee. The awards are based on the quality of the candidate’s plan for use of the funds, the ability and promise of the applicant, and the need for financial assistance. The aid may continue for subsequent years after an interview with the Scholarship Committee, submission of intent to reapply, and a transcript of grades for the current year.Scholarship applications are available through the Church Office for new applicants (301-662-2762) or aaguilar@erucc.org.

Students wishing to renew scholarships must also contact the Church Office providing the information requested. All application materials must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee through the Church Office by the April 30 deadline. Any further questions can be directed to Sandra Trout, Chairman of Scholarship Committee, at troutsandra@aol.com


September 25-28, 2020
November 20-21, 2020



Let’s Talk (meets in the Community Room)


***Please look for updates as we may be offering some of these classes online via Zoom or Facebook Live
Let’s Talk from 9:30-10:15 am

April 5 275th Anniversary Presentation “The Role of the Churches in the Founding of Frederick” with Mary Mannix, Maryland Room Manager
April 19 The Frederick Community Foundation with Elizabeth Y. Day, President &CEO
May 3 Dr. Susan Moxley and Dr. Sarah Howeing will do a presentation on, “ What to expect with an aging pet.” We will discuss ways to manage an aging pet and hopefully reduce anxiety over aging pets.
May 17 Nancy Jones will share her experience of living with Lymphedema Day. Lymphedema affects over 250 million people worldwide.
May 24 Laura Rhoderick will lead us in a discussion on practicing mindfulness
May 31 Part 2 discussion on practicing mindfulness



Let’s Study the Bible and Prepare for Worship
(meets in the Coffey Room) 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

In this class, we will seek to draw out the major themes found in the Lectionary scripture texts on which the sermon will be based. Exploring the lectionary Scriptural texts before the Sunday morning worship (10:30 a.m.) service will help prepare participants to be more fully involved and more present in worship. This group is facilitated by clergy members of the congregation.



TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. The group watches a TED Talk and then discusses the ideas raised in the presentation.

Tuesday, April 14, 6-7, TED Talk,
Sebastian Junger, “Our Lonely Society Makes It Hard to Come Home From War” Sebastian Junger has seen war up close, and he knows the impact that battlefield trauma has on soldiers. But he suggests there’s another major cause of pain for veterans when they come home: the experience of leaving the tribal closeness of the military and returning to an alienating and bitterly divided modern society. “Sometimes, we ask ourselves if we can save the vets,” Junger says. “I think the real question is if we can save ourselves.”



March 4-April 8 7-8:30 PM in Trinity Chapel During Lent the Wednesday Evening Study Group will take a break from studying the book of Genesis to spend six weeks engaged in reading and discussing the book Entering the Passion of Jesus—A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Levine focuses on the history and literature surrounding the last days of Jesus’ life with the intent of deepening the student’s understanding of the risks involved in each day of Holy Week as well as the ethical and spiritual challenges these passages continue to raise. In addition to the material found in the chapter we will read each week to prepare for class, the study includes a DVD lecture by Professor Levine who writes and speaks with wit, wisdom, and deep compassion. A significant portion of the 90-minute session is spent in group discussion, but note that the title is A Beginner’s Guide so don’t feel you need to be a Biblical scholar to participate. The church has purchased books for the class and they are available in the church office.

The topics will be:

April 1          The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends
April 8          Gethsemane: Risking Temptation

The class meets in Trinity Chapel at 7 PM in the classroom to your right as you enter the chapel. It is facilitated by Esther Ziegler; please contact her at estherrziegler@gmail.com or Amy Aquilar in the church office if you plan to attend.


***Please note that the April meeting of the Book Group may meet via Zoom Call

(The book group meets once a month at various members’ homes. Depending on the time of year and the book read, this group usually includes 8-14 people.) Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. For more information about ERUCC’s book club, write Pam Shepp at pam@vitalsources.org or call/text her at 301-524-5223..


       April 28: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
With 6 pm pre-discussion on the concentration camp at Ravensbruck
Manhattan, 1946. Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs – each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.

Grace soon learns the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor, and betrayal.

Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times best-selling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood, and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.

May 26: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing is a novel “following the parallel paths of two half sisters born into two different villages in 18th century Ghana and the paths of their descendants through 8 generations: from the Gold Coast, to Mississippi plantations, through the Civil War, to Jazz Age Harlem.” “It illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed–and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.”

June 23               Soul of a Thief by Steven Hartov
July 28                 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
August 25            The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
September 22      Any book by Toni Morrison
October 27           Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
November 24       The Overstory