Calendar week of June 18



Sunday 18:

          9:15 – Contemporary Worship Service – Sanctuary

          9:15 am – Sunday School through 3rd grade

          9:15 am – Infant and Toddler Care – Nursery

         11:00 am – Traditional Worship Service – Sanctuary

         11:00 am – Infant and Toddler Care – Nursery


Monday 19:

          Nothing Scheduled


Tuesday 20:

          9:30 am- Tuesday Morning Prayer Group – Memorial Room

          6:30 pm – Manorwood – Sanctuary, Connecting Place, Covenant Room, Rooms A&B,
                           Choir Room, Parlor, Library


Wednesday 21:

         7:00 pm – Praise Band – Sanctuary


Thursday 22:

          7:00 pm – VBS Workshop – Outback

          8:30-9:30 pm—“Iron Dome” Men’s Bible study—Memorial Room


Friday 23:

          Nothing Scheduled


Saturday 24:

         7:30 pm – AA – Memorial Room

         9:00 am – Knit/Crochet Group- A/B


Sunday 25:

          9:15 – Contemporary Worship Service – Sanctuary

          9:15 am – Sunday School through 3rd grade

          9:15 am – Infant and Toddler Care – Nursery

         11:00 am – Traditional Worship Service – Sanctuary

         11:00 am – Infant and Toddler Care – Nursery

 Food Basket Items Due Today


**Katelyn’s Office Hours** 9:00 am- 2:00 pm – M  W  and Th





The Moms Group bible study program for mothers meets two different times of the week. Monday morning meetings are from 9:30-11:00 in the memorial room. Childcare is provided at the church during this meeting. A second class has been added on Wednesday evenings to accommodate working parents. The Wednesday night mom’s group meets at 7pm in the Library (on the Sunday school wing). No childcare is provided at this time for the Wednesday meeting. All are welcome at either meeting. Any questions may be directed to Lorraine Evans viar email at




Sisters In Faith presents She Laughs Women’s Conference – we’re changing things up!


Hello… we have great news about our Fall 2017 conference and YOU are invited!

We are changing things up! Instead of a one-day event, this year we are excited to host a two-session event called the She Laughs Women’s Conference on October 20 from 6:00 to 10 pm and October 21 from 9 am to noon.

Katy McCown, wife of New Orleans Saints backup quarterback, Luke McCown, Lisa Allen, Executive Director of Ministry Training at Proverbs 31 Ministries and Shari Braendel, President of Fashion Meets Faith, unite their unique messages to encourage women to position their hearts under God’s hand and prepare their hearts for His plan. Through Biblical teachings and everyday examples, they guide women to discover God’s passions planted in their hearts and make an impact on their world for His glory.

She Laughs is for women of all ages – to embrace exactly who they are in Jesus Christ. At the conference, a woman can expect to:
Connect her personal plans to God’s purpose
Learn to avoid burnout and maximize God’s provision
Reveal her inner beauty and revel in her outer beauty
Ignite a Spirit of power to fuel the future
… and of course, we will laugh! A lot!

Please take a moment to watch the brief video below that explains more about this event, then click on the button to register. The cost is $40 for both days (non-refundable). We will still feature our wonderful praise band and inspirational dance team along with an offering of light refreshments.


We’ve had a great response and many women have already signed up… don’t miss this chance to reserve your spot.

Looking forward to seeing YOU in October!

Your Sisters In Faith

Register here for She Laughs Women’s Conference
Our mailing address is:
Sisters In Faith Ministries
312 S. Main Street
Mt. Airy, MD 21771




The Manorwood Café meets weekly on Tuesday evenings at Montgomery United Methodist Church.We have room for you! Our group is a safe place where women are encouraged to be who they really are. There are no masks allowed! Come just as you are. Within the circles of Manorwood women, you will find acceptance, authenticity, affirmation and accountability. We are a group of Christ-followers who are committed to applying God’s Word to our lives in order to experience growth and change. We would love for you to join in! Email us at


Youth Ministries News



VBS Registration at MUMC opens soon! Save the date!


          VBS:     July 10- 14

          Time:   9:00am- 12:15pm

          Cost:    MUMC members: $10 per child*/ $30 max

                       Non-members: $15 per child*/ $45 max

                       Cost is free for children of volunteers

                       *Ages 3+, potty-trained, and preschool experience


          Registration Opens: 

          MUMC members: May 1, 2017

          Non-members: May 8, 2017


          Interested in volunteering? 

                    Contact: Tiffany Warner or Nancy Polansky


          Questions about VBS?

                    Contact : Margy Herod or Kristin Winston



Youth Soccer Clinic Announcement

We will be starting up a new opportunity for young children at MUMC with a 5 week soccer clinic held here on the church campus. It will be open for ages 4-7 on Saturday mornings from 9-10am. The cost is $20 and covers basic equipment costs. The clinic starts May 6 and runs until June 3. Signup information can be found on the website and at church.  Questions can be sent to Tim Bratt (







DATE              TIME                             EVENT                                                                       LOCATION

Jan 22             2:00-5:00 pm              Ice Skating ($10 plus snack $)                             Skate Frederick

Jan 29             6:00-8:00 pm              Movie Night (Inside Out)                                       Outback


Feb 05                                                  No Meeting (Superbowl)

Feb 11 (Sat)   4:00-9:00 pm              Tubing – White Tail ($30/carpool)                      Outback

Feb 19             6:00-8:00 pm              Meeting – Compassion International-Lora         Outback

Feb 26             TBD                               Outreach – Nursing Home                                   Lorien Mt. Airy


Mar 05             6:00-8:00 pm              Meeting                                                                 Outback

Mar 12             3:00-6:30 pm              Germantown Swim Center ($5/carpool)          Outback

Mar 19             6:00-8:00 pm              Meeting – Letters to Soldiers                             Outback

Mar 24-26       4:00/4:00 pm              Impact – Senior High (carpool)                        Ocean City, MD


Apr 02             2:00-6:00 pm              Zabba Zone ($40/carpool)                                Outback

Apr 09             6:00-8:00 pm              Meeting – Plan Youth Sunday                           Outback

Apr 16                                                   No Meeting (Easter)

Apr 23             TBD                              Service Opportunity                                           TBD

Apr 29             6:00-8:00 pm              Youth Sunday Rehearsal/Dinner                      Sanctuary

Apr 30             9:15 am                       Youth Sunday                                                      Sanctuary


May 07            TBD                              End of Year Blowout                                           Outback



Attention College Bound Students!
The Baltimore-Washington Conference will once again be offering college scholarships for the Fall 2017 semester.
Students can apply January 3 – March 1, 2017, through an online application system.  Please visit for more information





Youth Group Participant Agreement

2017 Winter Basketball League Sign-up is open now. For more information or to sign up, please Click here.


New News

MUMC Keys Game in July

 Our Together-In-Life team has planned a church night out at the ballgame. Please plan to join us July 22nd at 6:00 PM for a Frederick Keys vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball game. It will be great fun! Pick up your ticket order form at the welcome center.  Deadline for ordering is July 2nd.


Senior Center Program

Join Damascus Senior Center for its Spring Program: “Horsin’ Around With Songs of the West.” The program will take place Tuesday June 13, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM. There will be various musical performances and group sing-alongs! You may even see some guest appearances from members of the Montgomery Church Community. Damascus Senior Center is located at 9701 Main Street in Damascus.


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Many of you joined us for the Damascus Days Parade last year and once again we are hoping to fill the wagon. The parade date is Friday July 7. We will meet at Damascus Activities Building at the end of Lewis Drive at 6:00 to ride over to Damascus High School. You can also meet us at the High School. We will decorate the wagon and organize for the parade. The parade begins at 7:00, This activity is for the old and young! The wagon has seats and we will also need others to walk and hand out candy and flyers about Montgomery Church (who we are and where we are) along the route. This is an excellent way to represent Montgomery Methodist in a community event. The theme is Halloween in July so you may want to dress in a favorite costume. You will see hundreds of community members along the way. If you would like to bring a large bag of candy for hand out that would be helpful. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer to fill the wagon.


Have you ever wondered about the Seven Mile Walk With Jesus (formerly known as The Walk to Emmaus)? To get involved in the Seven Mile Walk With Jesus, each person must have a sponsor who has already attended the Walk.   If you have a friend who has made their Walk, ask your friend to tell you about his or her experience with the program.  You can also contact Joyce Rhinehart or visit the website


The June Community Get-together is Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from 5:00 to 6:45 PM

The June dinner will feature fried chicken and picnic sides followed by, starting at 6:00 PM, the return of the magician providing fun an amazement for the whole family.

The next Community Get-together is scheduled for September 13. Have a fun and safe summer!



Knit/Crochet Group    

The normal fourth Sunday knitting/crochet meeting in May falls on Memorial Day weekend so we will NOT meet on Saturday May 27. Our first meeting in June will be June 10, which will be our first workshop meeting where newcomers are welcome to learn how to knit or crochet and experienced hand workers will share different stitches and techniques. We look forward to see all who are interested!



Vintage Music Available

There are various pieces and books of vintage music in the choir room that are available for re-homing. The church is no longer in need of these items and anyone who may be interested is asked to see the Music Director Dana Carpenter or Joyce Rhodes. Thank You.



Attention all Sunday Servants

We will begin to create a schedule up through May for all the Scripture Readers and Worship Leaders. If you are currently serving and no longer wish to serve, or if you are not and would like to be added to the schedule or would like more information please contact the church office via email at: or Via phone at: 301-253-4460. All currently serving scripture readers and worship leaders will be put onto the new schedule unless we are otherwise notified.





Volunteers needed:

The audio-visual team is looking for help operating the sound system during Sunday morning services.  You can choose the service to work and training will be provided.  Please contact Dennis Babb at 301-524-0314.

Volunteers are needed to help with the nursery during the 11:00 service. If you can help, please contact Amy Burkey ASAP. Thank You.














Sunday School for Children and Youth


9:30 – 10:45 am

Click on the link below to download our Sunday School Registration Form:


2016-17 Sunday School Registration


Classes available for toddlers, preschoolers, each elementary grade, middle school and senior high



Adult Education


  • Ongoing classes and a variety of short-term electives are offered each week.
  • Topics include such things as: studies on individual books of the Bible, faith issues (spiritual gifts, discipleship, contentment, etc.), and life issues (marriage, stress, parenting, etc.).
  • Current class listings are posted in the lobby of both the sanctuary and education wings.


Confirmation Classes

  • Youth in grades 7 and up are invited to join in the Confirmation Journey in preparation for full membership within Montgomery United Methodist Church.
  • Confirmation classes begin in February and continue through May.
  • Confirmation activities are coordinated by the Pastor, the Youth Coordinator and the Christian Education Director.


Youth and Adult Small Groups

  • Various small study and discipleship groups are available, meeting at different times throughout the week.
  • Some meet in the church building, some in homes
  • Some are for women only, some men only, youth or couples.
  • Study groups meet for a few months up to a few years – depending on the needs and interests of the group.


Vacation Bible School

  • VBS is offered during one week each summer, usually in July
  • This half day program features worship, age level classroom activities, drama, music, crafts and recreation
  • VBS is open to the entire community, with registration beginning in April.
  • 2016 VBS Registration

Montgomery Methodist Children’s Center

An accredited Christian preschool for children ages 2-5.

  • Sessions of 3 or 4 hours are offered in combinations of 2, 3, 4 and 5 days a week. Tuition is charged.
  • For information or to register, contact the school directly at (301) 253-4884 or click below to access the school’s website.



4th of July Holiday Food Baskets

Summer is almost here and the 4th of July is not long behind. The Holiday Food Basket program is collecting food and monetary donations for a 4th of July picnic basket for our families. Because school is out for the summer many of the food assistant programs stop for the summer. Our picnic basket is a welcome relief for these families. Please bring items by Sunday June 25th and place in classroom “B” or the coat room. Monetary donations can be placed in Rosa Mandich’s box, please mark it is for the Holiday Food Baskets. Below are the suggested items for donation. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Rosa Mandich or Sue Lake by putting the insert below in one of our boxes in the coat room. Thank you all.

In Him,

The Holiday Food Basket Committee

Donation List:

Nursery                                          Cans of fruit and a bag of sugar
2 and 3 years-                                Condiments (catsup, mustard, relish and/or pickles)
4 years-                                          A jar of spaghetti sauce and a can of baked beans
Kindergarten and 1st grade-          Peanut butter and jelly
2nd and 3rd grade-                        A bottle of juice
4th and 5th grade-                         A box of cereal and/or cereal bars
Middle High-                                  A box of pasta, rice and/or mac and cheese
Senor High-                                   Cans of soup, meat or meals
Adult Classes-                               $5 or more monetary donation for perishable items

Phone #:______________________________Email:_______________________________________
I can help by:
Making phone calls______ Sorting______ Shopping______Delivering_____
Donating hamburger or hot dogs_______ Donating a Grocery Store Gift Card ($25)_______

Faith Connections School Supply Drive

Faith Connections is looking for volunteers for the school supply drive. This project runs from May-August each year, to collect and then distribute new school supplies to needy students in the Damascus-Clarksburg area schools. Volunteers are needed to contact churches, businesses and organizations to request donations, work with school counselors, enter recipient names into a database, distribute collection bins, collect and sort supplies, and then pack and deliver supplies to local schools. We are in need of 2-3 adult volunteers to manage the project as well as teen and other adults to assist with collection, sorting and packing. Please contact Jill Ochs at if you are able to help.

Caregiver Support Group

Started in 2008, the group is open to members and non-members of Montgomery UMC.

The group discusses difficulties as well as positive experiences while caring for a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, cancer or any other illness that renders their loved one incapable of caring for themselves. Each member receives valuable feedback that is helpful to all in attendance. The group also invites outside speakers to come and speak about topics related to caregiving for a loved one.

If you have a family member or friend for whom you are a part-time or full-time caregiver, please plan on joining us. We would love to have you join us whether you want to participate or just listen to the helpful discussions that take place during each meeting!

For more information, please contact the group’s facilitator, Bill Bugg at 301-831-9779 or call the church office at 301-253-4460.



Outreach Ministries that we support:


Damascus HELP provides assistance to needy persons and families in the upper portion of Montgomery County and adjacent areas in the form of emergency food, holiday food baskets and gifts.  Transportation, furniture and emergency financial assistance are also available.



Faith Connections with the help of a part-time community social worker and partnering with Damascus HELP, area churches, organizations and individuals, is providing assistance to area families facing homelessness by helping to prevent evictions and foreclosures. Faith Connections also provides mentoring and life skills training to single mothers and after school programs for at-risk youth in the community.



Youth for Christ as a part of the body of Christ, vision is to see every young person in every people group in every nation have the opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and become a part of the local church. In the Frederick area, YFC engages with Middle and High School youth in addressing the problems and concerns facing today’s teens.



Good News Jail and Prison Ministry attempts to meet the spiritual needs of both inmates and staff through ministry that includes evangelism, discipleship, and pastoral attention, while facilitating other religious faiths within the guidelines established by law and the individual correctional facility.



Chinese Outreach Ministries is giving Christ to China’s future leaders through committed staff and volunteers sharing Christ’s love and truth with Chinese scholars and researchers at universities in North America.



Grace Covenant International Ministries with Ken and Cathie Metz, are partnering with local churches in Peru and are helping towns and villages gripped by drug and violent cultures transform into healthy and productive societies.



Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. This program is supported by the offerings received in the children’s Sunday school program.

Since our founding in 1846, the people of Montgomery United Methodist Church in Damascus, Maryland have sought to be faithful followers of Christ in the community and around the world. We believe that the heart of the community has been, is, and will be – the Church.

We welcome all people in search of God’s teaching and love to visit and become part of our church family. We hope to build upon our great heritage of the love of God and service to our community and the world. Please join us for one of our celebration services.