• Crop Hunger Walk: October 14th

    It is a two for one!  On October 14th we are rethinking Service in the morning and we can walk to end hunger in the afternoon.  Please join Team- Montgomery United Methodist Church, Sunday October 14th at 2:00pm for the Damascus Crop Walk located at Damascus Regional Park, 23723 King’s Valley Road.  To register online go to  https://www.crophungerwalk.org/damascusmd/Account/Register   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!  It is a very fun, family friendly walk to raise funds and awareness.

    Can’t walk on Sunday, October 14th, Sponsor our team at https://www.crophungerwalk.org/damascusmd/Donate.

    Three generations of Mahylis’s walked last year. Helen has walked every CROP walk since Montgomery joined 32 years ago.  This will be her 33rd year walking! 

     

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  • Rethink Service – Coming October 14th

    On Sunday, October 14, Montgomery Church will do just that – with our first-ever Sunday of Service.

    We will meet in the parking lot at 8 a.m. for prayer and sending forth.  Then, teams from the church will be going forth to serve in a variety of settings.  It may be serving meals at a shelter; it may be home repairs, landscaping, or visiting with a home-bound member of our congregation.  The possibilities are endless – and the only limit is our imagination.

    We foresee families working together, and persons of all ages utilizing their gifts to bless others in our community.

    There will be no Sunday morning worship, and no Sunday School on that day. We will, however, come back together on Sunday evening, for a covered dish dinner, and a celebration of our day.

    This is a unique opportunity – so set aside that time, and begin to think about what you might be willing to contribute.  More details will be coming as we get closer to the date.  This will be a very exciting time, so make sure that you do not miss it!

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  • HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS THANK YOU

    Thank you to everyone that contributed to the Holiday Food baskets this year Fall 2017 to Summer 2018.  The families appreciated your loyalty to the mission.  When we delivered the last baskets Saturday, June 30th there were many hugs to go around.  The Lifeboat Men’s group went even further and provided a small refrigerator to a family in need.  Thank you Lifeboat men for your generosity.  The committee will receive a new group of families in October.  God bless you all for your devotion to this mission.

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  • Samaritan Women Projects

    The Samaritan Women (TSW) is a Christian rehab home for victims of human trafficking.  Their mission is to glorify GOD by seeking justice, reconciliation, and healing for these women. They help the women rebuild their lives and their spirits so that they can hopefully re-enter society.  It takes a lot of volunteers and funds to support these ladies.  Montgomery Church has come along side TSW to help with two different projects.  One is the biscotti project.  The ladies are learning about making biscotti and learning about running a business at the same time.  During the month of April, Montgomery will be selling the TSW biscotti Sunday mornings.  The cost is $3/$4 depending on the flavor for a bag of 3 biscotti.

    The 2nd project is to help the ladies learn to help others.  They will be helping a youth group of a Baltimore church to make blankets.  Each youth will make one for themselves and one for a homeless person.  Montgomery Church will be collecting either fabric (2yds of fleece) or a $10 donation.  Our goal is to collect enough for 50 blankets by April 29.

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  • Used Bicycle Collection

    The Missions Team will be doing a bicycle collection during the month of April.  The box truck will be in the church parking lot accepting bikes of any size, condition, or age. You may drop them off at Jeff & Tina Bruland’s residence if that’s easier for you. Or, if you need someone to pick one up, please contact Jeff Bruland, Gib Warnick, or Tom Rhinehart. Repairs and preparation for shipping will be done at the Brulands’ home. If you wish to help with that, please let them know.

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  • Holiday Food Baskets

    It is Fall! Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. It is so exciting that due to the excellent response from the congregation last year the committee will be provide for more families this year. Thank you all. We are already starting to collect non-perishable food and monetary donations for the Thanksgiving Holiday Food Baskets. Food can be placed in the Coat room or Classroom “B”. Monetary donations can be placed in Rosa Mandich’s mailbox in the Coat room, please mark that it is for the baskets. Please see insert for requested items and to sign up to help.

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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.