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


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Church Picnic 

The Community Get-together Planning and the Together-in-Life Teams invite you to attend the annual MUMC picnic. The date is August 26, 2017, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

There is no cost!

Each attendee will receive a package with items exemplifying the picnic theme “God Bless America and MUMC”.

There will be hamburgers and hot dogs with all the compliments, potato chips, iced tea, lemonade and water provided. Also provided will be popcorn and cotton candy.
We ask each attendee to please bring a side dish or a dessert.

The food will be available at 11:00 for self service. Tables and chairs will be setup outside and inside.

The activities will include a moon bounce, a dunking machine and hayrides.
The Browningsville Coronet Band will provide entertainment from 10:30 to 11:30. They will be followed with background music to enjoy the remainder of the time.

We need help setting up for the MUMC Picnic which is on Saturday, August 26 from 10 am to 2 pm. We need the help to set up canopies, tables and chairs on Friday, August 25 starting at 6:30 pm. The teardown will start after the picnic at 2:20 pm. There is a sign-up sheet in the connecting place outside the sanctuary.



Casting Crowns Tickets

Teresa Cooley has tickets available to the Casting Crowns concert at the Great Frederick Fair, Friday September 22nd at 7:30 PM. The tickets are $40 and include admission into the fair as well as a seat in the center grandstand. Please email ( if you are interested.



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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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





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.













We still need teachers, helpers, and substitutes for our children’s Sunday school this fall. Please contact Margaret Olsen at



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.



Crop Walk

Hunger is one of the greatest injustices facing our world today, but it doesn’t have to be… you can feed our neighbors here and around the world! Join Team-Montgomery United Methodist Church, Sunday October 8th at 2:00pm for the Damascus Crop Walk located at Damascus Regional Park, 23723 King’s Valley Road. It is a very fun, family friendly walk to raise funds and awareness. Clink on the links below to register to walk or to sponsor a walker. Every donation helps end hunger and save lives! Help us reach our goal of stopping hunger.




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.