Calendar week of September 18-

 

Sunday 18:

          8:30am – Adult Sunday School

          9:15 and 11:00 am – Worship Service – Sanctuary

          9:15 am – Sunday School for all ages

          11:00 am – Children’s church and Adult Sunday school

          11:00 am – Sisters in Faith Planning Meeting – Parlor

          10:30 am – Moxley Reunion – Fellowship Hall

           6:00-8:00 pm – Youth Group Meeting – Outback

 

Monday 19:

          9:30-11:30 am – Mom’s Group – Memorial room

          6:30 pm – Finance Meeting – Memorial Room

          7:15-8:30 pm – Troop 738 Meeting- FH

 

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:

          6:15-7:15 pm – Handbell Practice – Classrooms A& B

          7:00pm – Mom’s Group – Library

          7:30-8:30 pm – Choir Practice – Choir room

 

Thursday 22:

         8:30-9:30 pm – Iron Dome- Mens bible study- Parlor

 

Friday 23:

          Nothing Scheduled 

 

Saturday 24:     

          9:00-11:00am – Knit/Crochet group – Classrooms A/B

          7:30pm- AA – Memorial Room

 

*Katelyn’s Office Hours Week of 9/18/16:

 (m 9/19 9-2) (w 9/21 9-2) (th. 9/22 9-2)

 

 

Sunday 25:

           8:30am – Adult Sunday School

           9:15 and 11:00 am – Worship Service – Sanctuary

           9:15 am – Sunday School for all ages

          11:00 am – Children’s church and Adult Sunday school

          1:30pm- 3:00 pm – Youth Group Ice Cream Social with Pastor John –
Jimmie Cone Damascus – Carpool at 1:30 from church or meet at 2:00 there.

 

Monday 26:

          9:30-11:30 am – Mom’s Group – Memorial room

          12:00 noon – Heritage Circle Luncheon – Rhodes Cabin

          7:00 pm – Worship Work Group Meeting- Memorial Room

          7:15-8:30 pm – Troop 738 Meeting- FH

 

Tuesday 27:

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

          7:00 pm – TLT Meeting – Open to the Congregation – Fellowship Hall

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

 

Wednesday 28:

          6:15-7:15 pm – Handbell Practice – Classrooms A& B

          7:00pm – Mom’s Group – Library

          7:30-8:30 pm – Choir Practice – Choir room

          7:00 pm – Caregivers meeting – Memorial Room

          7:00- 8:00 pm – 3rd-5th graders Meeting – Fellowship Hall

 

Thursday 29:

          8:30-9:30 pm – Iron Dome- Men’s bible study- Parlor

          7:00 pm – Leadership and Communications Meeting – Memorial Room

          SIF Band Rehearsal – Sanctuary

 

Friday 30:

          Nothing Scheduled

 

Saturday October 1: 

          7:30pm– AA – Memorial Room

 

*Katelyn’s Office Hours Week of 9/25/16:

 (m 9/26 9-2) (w 9/28 9-2) (th. 9/29 9-2)

 

MOMS GROUP

The Moms Group is starting up their new year.  The special bible study program for mothers will begin meeting at the church again in September. This year there will be two different times of the week the group will meet. The regular meeting on Monday mornings from 9:30-11:00 will resume on September 12th 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 will begin meeting Wednesday September 14th 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 via phone or email at 240-344-5228 and mimilorraine13@gmail.com.

 

 

MANORWOOD CAFE BIBLE STUDY

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 manorwoodcafe@gmail.com.

 

 

SISTERS IN FAITH MINISTRIES

FALL EVENT – CINDY FOOR – October 15 from 9:00 to noon

We hope you can join us for our fall event as we welcome Cindy Foor to speak to us. It will be a morning filled with praise and worship, a dynamic and inspirational message and a delicious light brunch for you to enjoy.

When our culture is constantly telling us “it’s all about you,” living humble lives and putting others before ourselves can be unpopular and seem impractical, irrational, or even impossible. Living humbly requires focused, intentional choices to align our lives with God’s will and Word. Choosing to put others before us isn’t about neglecting or belittling ourselves, or being self-deprecating; it’s about striving to imitate the example Jesus set for us.

Cindy will be speaking on “from #SELFIE to self-less”, sharing what’s at the root of the selfie movement and what God says we can and should do about it. The key verse for the morning is Philippians 2:3-8.

Doors will open for Sanctuary seating at 9:00 am. The cost for this event is $25 (non-refundable).

Please click on this link to register: https://sistersinfaithfall2016.eventbrite.com

 

Sisters In Faith exists to help draw Christian women together from across every denomination for relationship with each other and to grow closer to the heart of God. sistersinfaithministries.org

In January 2001, we began as a small day retreat for 75 women and have grown to welcome 400 women from over 150 churches. Not simply a Christian women’s event, we are an intentional ministry to women. It is our prayer that each guest will be able to remove themselves from their day-to-day activities and become refreshed from God’s Word. We are excited that so many women attend our events, but more than that, we are energized to join with girlfriends under one roof for one day, worshipping and sharing the faith together.

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE FOR 2016

DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION
11-Sep 7:00-8:30 pm Parent & Youth Orientation Meeting Outback
18-Sep 6:00-8:00 pm Meeting Outback
25-Sep 1:30-3:00 pm Ice Cream with Pastor John Jimmie Cone, Damascus
2-Oct 6:00-8:00 pm Meeting Outback
9-Oct 2:00-4:00 pm CropWalk – Service Project Damascus Regional Park
16-Oct 6:00-8:00 pm Planning Meeting for Youth Service Outback
22-Oct TBD Gaver’s Farm Corn Maze Gaver’s Bonfire
23-Oct No Youth Group Meeting
29-Oct 6:00-8:00 pm Youth Service Rehearsal & Dinner Sanctuary/Fellowship Hall
30-Oct 9:15-11:00 am Youth Sunday Services Sanctuary
6-Nov 6:00-8:00 pm Meeting Outback
12-Nov TBD Rake & Run Service Project TBD
13-Nov No Youth Group Meeting
18-Nov 4:00 PM Alive/Middle High Outback/DC
19-Nov TBD Senior High Bowling Terrace Lanes
20-Nov No Youth Group Meeting
27-Nov No Youth Group Meeting
4-Dec 10:30 AM Parent/Youth Advisory Meeting Outback
4-Dec   6:00-8:00 pm Meeting Outback
11-Dec TBD Youth at Woodworking Event Fellowship Hall
17-Dec TBD Christmas Caroling/Party Outback
18-Dec No Youth Group Meeting
25-Dec MERRY CHRISTMAS      /No Meeting
27-Dec No Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Participant Agreement

Something new for 3rd-5th graders!

Coming this fall! Follow Him!!! To fun, fellowship, fitness and fine arts (including music, drama and dance) for kids in grades 3-5.

 

Time: 7:00-8:00

Dates and Program:

      Sept 14 – Sports

      Sept 28 – Art

      Oct 12 – Music

      Oct 26 – Sports

      Nov 9 – Art

 

For more information contact: Karen Skidmore 240-446-2118

 

 

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

 

 

Special Meeting of the Transitional Leadership Team and all Work Groups

There will be a special meeting of the TLT and it’s Work Groups on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Urgent Need!!!: Sunday School Superintendent for 9:15.

Mostly administrative responsibilities but must be present most Sundays from 8:45-10:45 AM. See Pastor Mary to apply, or email rev.dennis@montumc.org.

 

NEW!

Would you like to start a new Sunday School Class or small group? See Pastor Mary to discuss the possibilities and resources to support your ministry. rev.dennis@montumc.org.

 

 

The Leadership and Communications Team

would like to remind YOU, the congregation that you have an opportunity to review the following documents either available in print at the Welcome Center OR on the MUMC website:
The Organization Chart
Leadership Directory
The Covenant
Communications Guidelines

 

Feedback to is Sept 18! Either in writing placed in Tim Parris or Jessica Warnick’s mailbox in coat room OR online to the Team MUMCCANDL@GMAIL.COM
 

 

NEW SEASON for the NATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHOIR!

Nancy Hood and Sandy Day invite you to the first concerts of this new season – they are local!    The first one is in Westminster – Sunday, September 18, at 6:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 65 Washington Road, Westminster, 21157.  The NCC’s Second Edition ensemble of 36 or so singers will present a full concert of the new music of the season, “Glory, A Celebration of God and Country.”  The new CD of this music is available to order NOW, online at www.nationalchristianchoir.org, or by calling 301-670-6331, or from one of us.

 

The second local concert will be presented by the full Choir, all 175+ members, at Redland Baptist Church on Saturday, October 1, 5:00 pm, 6922 Muncaster Mill Rd., Derwood, MD.  We will be part of the 50 years of service celebration and those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to the church at 301-977-1000, free admission

 

Heritage Circle Annual Luncheon

The Heritage circle will meet Monday, September 26 at the Rhodes Cabin. A luncheon will be served at 12:00 noon. Hosting the event this year will be Joyce Rhodes, Linda Thompson, Debbie McCracken, and Nancy Hood. Andrea Haynes will be assisting with the decorating and Pastor John will be providing the program. If you plan to attend, please contact Kate Warfield at 301-253-4292 or Gloria Warfield at 301-253-2628.

 

The CROP Walk

This is your chance to fight hunger. To show the world you care.

CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide – including here in the U.S. – to have food for today, while building for a better tomorrow. CROP Walkers, volunteers and sponsors put their caring into action, raising funds to help end hunger and poverty at home and around the world.  25% of your donation stays right in the Damascus area.
Helen Mahylis has been promoting and participating in this Mission project since it first came to Damascus over 30 years ago.  Many of us will be walking in the Damascus CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday October 9thstarting at 2pm at the Damascus Regional Park and we would like to invite you to join our team – Team Montgomery United Methodist Church.

 

Just go to http://www.crophungerwalk.org/damascusmd, then click the big blue “Register” button.

 

If you would refer to donate, just go to https://www.crophungerwalk.org/damascusmd/Team/View/27404/Montgomery-United-Methodist-Church, donate to the team or to a specific person and then click on the gold button. 

Please let this opportunity to help others go by.
Together we can be part of the solution!

 

Get to know Pastor John

Pastor John would like to begin get-acquainted sessions with the church family. These will be in-home sessions where different families have agreed to host a group of 8-10 people.  Please sign-up in one of the already established host groups any Monday from 1-3pm or Thursday 7-8:30 pm between September 12 and October 27 (only 10 slots are available for each session).  If you would like to host your own session in your home, please contact the church office atmumcoffice@montumc.org or 301-253-4460. Pastor John is looking forward to getting to know our church family in these casual settings! 

 

Click the link below to view and sign up for the Get-Acquainted sessions.

 

Sign Up!

 

 

 

HISTORY

The history of the Montgomery congregation dates back to 1846 when an acre of ground was purchased from Nicholas Watkins for the construction of Brown’s Chapel, a log cabin near the border of Montgomery and Howard counties. Laymen conducted on-denominational Christian services, with occasional visits by circuit riders. In 1860 Brown’s Chapel was deeded to Brown’s Chapel Methodist Protestant Church.

 

At the site of the chapel on Brown Church Road a stone bearing the words “Brown’s Chapel – Founded 1846” was dedicated at the site in 1903. The stone represents the historical location of a log cabin church that served a rural community of dedicated Christians as the center of their religious, cultural and social lives during Civil War times.

 

A building to replace Brown’s Church was dedicated in 1871 at the intersection of Buffalo and Quaker Roads, now known as Route 27 or Ridge Road, and Route 80 or Kemptown Road, respectively. The church was renamed Montgomery Chapel Methodist Protestant Church.

 

In the early 1940’s Sunday school rooms were added to the renamed Montgomery Church, along with brick facing. In 1960 the steeple was replaced with a bell tower and in 1962 the church became a station church. With the merger of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church, the church took on its current name of Montgomery United Methodist Church.

 

During the 1960’s the church’s plans to build a new facility on the opposite side of Route 27 were stymied by a proposed Damascus bypass due to be built in the next 10 years.  The road was never built but because of this setback the church changed its course and purchased land on Route 80, where ground was broken in 1972 for the first section of the current structure.

 

In 1973 special services were held to consecrate the new Educational Building and Fellowship Hall, where services and other church functions were held. In 1979 the church at the intersection was sold to the First Church of God.

 

A new sanctuary was added and dedicated in 1992. As the congregation of Montgomery United Methodist Church moves and grows, the traditions of Christian love and service continue as they began so long ago in a simple log cabin.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

 

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

 

New Adult Learning Opportunities on Sunday Morning:

Adult SS

We are sad to say the two 11:00 course offerings have been canceled do to low enrollment

 

 Additional Adult Classes

  • 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.

www.mmchildrenscenter.org

MISSION & OUTREACH

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The CROP Walk

This is your chance to fight hunger. To show the world you care.

CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide – including here in the U.S. – to have food for today, while building for a better tomorrow. CROP Walkers, volunteers and sponsors put their caring into action, raising funds to help end hunger and poverty at home and around the world.  25% of your donation stays right in the Damascus area.

Helen Mahylis has been promoting and participating in this Mission project since it first came to Damascus over 30 years ago.  Many of us will be walking in the Damascus CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday October 9thstarting at 2pm at the Damascus Regional Park and we would like to invite you to join our team – Team Montgomery United Methodist Church.

Just go to http://www.crophungerwalk.org/damascusmd, then click the big blue “Register” button.
If you would refer to donate, just go to https://www.crophungerwalk.org/damascusmd/Team/View/27404/Montgomery-United-Methodist-Church, donate to the team or to a specific person and then click on the gold button.  Please let this opportunity to help others go by.

Together we can be part of the solution!

 

Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets

 

The Holiday Food Basket Committee is in the process of collecting non-perishable foods (see below for possible donations) for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We will provide a basket of food for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and Gift Cards for Christmas presents at Christmas to a minimum of 12 families.  Please bring a non-perishable item to donate each Sunday during September, October, November and December, and place in the box in the coatroom or classroom “B”.  We will also need monetary donations to supplement the baskets with perishable food items.  Monetary donations can be placed in the offering plate or placed in Rosa Mandich’s box in the coatroom, please note that it is for the “Holiday Food Baskets. If you feel inspired to help, please fill out the form located on the welcome center, place in Rosa Mandich’s box in the coatroom and a committee member will be in contact.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rosa Mandich or Sue Lake.

 

Items to donate:

Apple Sauce                Cake or Muffin Mix           Canned Fruit

Canned Meals             Canned Meat                   Canned Sweet Potatoes

Canned Vegetables     Cereal                              Cereal Bars    

Flour                            Frosting                            Hamburger Helper

Juice                            Mac and Cheese             Mayonnaise 

Pancake Mix                Pasta                               Rice   

Salad Dressings          Soups                              Spaghetti Sauce

Sugar                           Syrup                              Tuna Helper 

Vegetable Oil                                        

 

The Christmas Cottage Project

This Christmas, Montgomery UMC will be sponsoring a cottage of 10 youth who are residents at the Board of Child Care in Baltimore. These are children who have been unable to be cared for in their own homes for various reasons, so the BCC provides them with a safe, structured and caring environment at a time of need.  

The BCC is a Methodist organization that provides residential care at several facilities throughout Maryland and West Virginia. The Baltimore campus houses as many as 110 youth, ages 9 to 20 in cottages of 10 or less. We are collecting donations now through September with the hope of raising $1000 so that when we receive each child’s wish list in October, the Missions Team will be ready to purchase, wrap and deliver them in time for Christmas. You can help make a difference by providing some joy to these children during Advent, the season of Jesus’ birth.

Checks should be made out to MUMC with “Christmas Cottage Project”on the memo line and mailed to our church office or placed in the offering plate.

 

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.


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