Online Gatherings

EUMC COMMUNITY ONLINE GATHERINGS WEEKLY SCHEDULE:

Upcoming Online Gatherings:  Click the different invitation links below to access directions for joining each gathering.

For information about Zoom Gatherings (Zoom How-To’s), click HERE!


MONDAY BOOK STUDY WITH PASTOR EDGARDO:
Mondays at 9:30am-11:00am & 7:00pm-8:30pm

Who Are We? from the Baltimore Washing Conference.

Rev. Edgardo will lead this new study from the Baltimore Washington Conference. You join on Monday mornings at 9:30am in-person in the ministry center or on Zoom. You can also join us on Zoom at 7 p.m. on Monday evenings and share with anyone else who might be interested. You can watch a brief preview here. Contact Pastor Edgardo (pastoredgardo@eumclaurel.org) for more information.

Click here to view/download materials for the class.

For Monday Mornings at 9:30am:
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking HERE.
Meeting ID: 833 2367 8865, Password: 895572

For Monday Evenings:
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking HERE.
Meeting ID: 868 3129 2204, Password: 598060


WEDNESDAY ZOOM LUNCH WITH REV. KATHLEEN CHARTERS:
Wednesdays at 12:15-1:00 PM

No sign up, no study or knowledge necessary, but good funny stories are encouraged! 

Discussion questions include:

October 20 – “What is your favorite experience from your youth?”

October 27 – “What is your favorite Halloween costume or candy?”

November 3 – “What would you do with the money if you won the lottery?”

Rev. Kathleen Charters served in-person at EUMC from 2013-2018. She now lives in Sequim, WA. Rev. Kathleen has a passion for ministry of word, service, compassion and justice. She is excited about virtually getting to know new people and to renew her connections with friends at EUMC. 

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking HERE.
Meeting ID: 992 7859 1786, Passcode: 148997


WEDNESDAY CAREGIVER STRESS WORKSHOP W/ MARY JO NEIL
Wednesdays 10/20, 11/3, 11/17 @ 7pm

There is no beating around the bush.  Being a caregiver is one of the toughest jobs you’ll ever have.  I know from my own experience that there are many ups and downs in a single day while caring for my mom.  And then there are situations in which I never thought about handling let alone managing on her behalf.  Being a caregiver is emotionally and physically exhausting.

What about you?  Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with stress and frustration from being the caregiver for your loved one?  Would you like to find new strategies to handle this life challenge with a positive outlook and share some fun together?

Join me at 7pm on Wednesdays 10/20, 11/3, & 11/17 for a free online course to increase your resiliency through playing with visuals and improve exercises. No skill is needed! Research shows that humor and play are simple and effective ways to rewire our brain to help us cope with life’s challenges.  In addition to taking some time for yourself, you’ll be with other who are facing similar issues. We will be creating a supportive community as we share and laugh together.

Each week we will meet for 75 minutes to learn, share and play with improv and visual exercises.  The hope is that you are present in the moment and find humor in our experiences.  Hopefully, you discover some tools that will help you in your caregiving role (and maybe in other areas, too).  Hint – watch out for the “yes, and” exercises that we’ll be playing!!

Please register with me and I will send you the link.   Mary Jo Neil – maryjo@drawndialogue.com

Proverbs 17:22 “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”


THURSDAY LGBTQIA+ SUPPORT GROUP W/ PAUL EVANS
2nd & 4th Thursdays 7pm – 8pm
Begins Thursday Oct. 14th

Join Paul Evans on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month for an online support group for LGBTQIA+ people.

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking HERE.
Meeting ID: 860 5712 7373 Passcode: 134043


FALL BIBLE STUDY SATURDAYS WITH REV. LEO & REV. KATHLEEN
3rd Saturdays at 12pm Eastern – next class is Oct. 16th

The focus will be on Belonging by Deborah Meyer Abbs. There will likely be a Saturday or two we’ll need to miss, but this will start on Sat, Sept 18th. Here’s the registration link.

Here are the notes from the session on Saturday, September 18th.