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Divinity is now on SignUp Genius. 
This is a quick and easy way for you to volunteer to assist with Worship.  There are slots available for acolytes, ushers, readers, and communion set up/clean up. Click the link below to sign up.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c48a9ae2da5f49-worship
 

Adult Education Forum- Sunday mornings at 9:45 am!

In preparation for the Easter Vigil service where we recount our origin stories as a faith tradition,  on Sunday mornings (9:45 – 10:30 am) and Wednesday nights (6:30 – 7:30 pm), we will spend some time exploring a wide variety of origin stories that have formed and shaped us in our personal lives and in various cultures/faith traditions.  As a source of inspiration, we will be pulling from the book Inspired, by Rachel Held Evans, which explores some of the rich, challenging, and confusing narratives in scripture. Attendees are encouraged, but certainly not required, to read the book themselves to enrich and support the learning experience (available in book stores/online/audiobook platforms).


The Lenten Dinners and Discussions will be held in the Sanctuary Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm, beginning March 13th.  In conjunction with our Sunday Forum, we will explore a wide variety of origin stories. As a source of inspiration, we will be pulling from the book Inspired, by Rachel Held Evans, which explores some of the rich, challenging, and confusing narratives in scripture. Attendees are encouraged, but certainly not required, to read the book themselves to enrich and support the learning experience. Some simple food and drink will be provided, but bringing food and drinks to share is highly encouraged! Sign-up sheets can be found on the large bulletin board in the Narthex Hall.


Divinity Book Lovers meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11:30 am on the upper level. For our April  11th meeting, we are reading “Snap” by Belinda Bauer. Come and bring a friend for an interesting discussion. All are welcome.


Days for Girls Service Project was excited to send 55 more reusable, feminine hygiene kits to Swaziland. This brings our total to 136 kits. Thanks to all who helped make it possible. We will  meet on Wednesdays from 10 am until noon to make the drawstring bags that hold the kits. There are jobs for sewers and non-sewers. Please join us in this worthwhile project and bring a lunch if  you want to stay for lunch.


Volunteers Needed 
The Surprise Shop is in need of volunteers for their front desk. They are a consignment shop at Trinity Episcopal Church that works with ACTC to provide those in need with clothing.  This is a customer service role that entails greeting and checking out customers, answering calls, and assisting consignors. The Shop is open Monday- Friday from 10 am - 4 pm and Saturdays from 1-4 pm. Volunteers work one of tow ships(10-1 or 1-4) either a designated day of the week or to fill in when available. For a volunteer application please visit them at 122 Allegheny Ave, or call Erin Woodward, Director of Volunteers at 410-823-9343. For more information about the Surprise Shop check out their website www.SurpriseShop.org.


Community Garden – Rockrose City Garden in the Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore is a community garden that is split between individual plots for rent as well as multiple plots for growing produce to donate. Some Divinity members have partnered with Rockrose for years and are looking for others who might be willing to help out with planting, maintaining, and/or harvesting & distributing throughout the summer. If interested, please contact Pr. Chris (pastor@divinitylutheran.net) and for more info, check out www.aboutwoodberry.com/amenities/woodberry-city-farm/.