Calendar week of May 21



Sunday 21:

          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 22:

          9:30 am – Moms Group – Memorial Room

          1:00 pm – Heritage Circle Luncheon

          7:00-8:30 pm – Troop 738 Meeting- Fellowship Hall & Parlor



Tuesday 23:

          MMCC Chapel Time

          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 24:

          MMCC Chapel Time

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

          7:00 pm – Mom’s Group – Library

          7:00 pm – B.S. Meeting – Parlor

          7:00 pm – Caregivers – Memorial Room

          7:00 pm – Praise Band – Sanctuary

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


Thursday 25:

          MMCC Moving On Ceremonies – Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall

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


Friday 26:

          MMCC Moving On Ceremonies – Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall


Saturday 27:

          11:30 am – MMCC Picnic

           7:30 pm – AA – Memorial Room


Sunday 28:

          8:45-9:15 am – Children/Youth Sunday school teacher appreciation brunch –
         Fellowship Hall

          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



**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 via phone or email at 240-344-5228 and




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


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!



Attention Followers!!!

Have you attended Walk to Emmaus or Seven Mile Walk with Jesus? We would like to hear from you. Please contact Joyce Rhinehart.



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.



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.