- 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.Continue reading →
- 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.Continue reading →
- 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.Continue reading →
- Christmas Shoeboxes
Fearless YG is asking for your help. Look for us collecting donations for Operation Christmas Child. We as a Youth Group have a goal of doing 100 shoe boxes. We don’t want to interfere with what you are doing as a family. However, we’d appreciate both your monetary donations as well as items for our shoe boxes. We are focusing on Boys 10-14 and Boys 2-4. Did you know these two age groups get the least shoe boxes of all? Let’s send a message with a 100 boxes to the boys. Look for us in the Connecting place between services. We’ll have a list of items for these two groups. We’ll have a special surprise for the church on October 22! Get your taste buds ready!!!!Continue reading →
- We Are Collecting Gently Worn Coats
Look through your closets because for the month of November, we will be collecting any extra coats, any size, adult and children as long as they are in good shape. It’s that time of year when coats become a necessity for school children and adults. Last time we collected coats we received 300 that were distributed to families and individuals unable to purchase new ones. You can bring your coats to the “Coat” Room or place in the HIM truck, parked in the parking lot, when it is open. Any questions can be directed to Jeff Bruland or Gib Warnick. Thank you for contributions.Continue reading →
- Please Help us with Disaster Relief
Many persons have been asking how they might help in providing relief for the victims of flooding in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean.
This is particularly critical, since our United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a place where 100% of your contributions go to help persons in affected areas. NOT ONE PENNY goes to administrative costs. (Your conference apportionments provide all UMCOR’s administrative budget.) One more reason to be pleased to be a United Methodist.
If you would like to give directly to UMCOR, you can do so at their website (umcor.org). You may also give through Montgomery Church. Please designate “Disaster Relief” on the memo line of your check.
Please remember in your prayers those families who have been affected by flood damage and evacuation.
We are also collecting materials to build cleaning buckets and health kits. Items needed for these kits can be placed in the overflow room at Montgomery church through September 17th before being taken to the centralized conference collection site.
Cleaning Kit Items: 5-Gallon bucket with resealable lid, Liquid laundry detergent, Liquid household cleaner (no spray cleaners), Dish soap, 50 Clothespins, Clothesline, 7 Sponges, 24-Roll heavy-duty trash bags, 18 Cleaning wipes, 1 Can air freshener, 1 Insect-repellant spray, 2 Pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves, 1 Pair work gloves, 5 Scouring pads, 1 Scrub brush, 5 Dust masks
Hygiene Kit Materials: 1 Hand towel, 1 Washcloth, 1 Toothbrush, 6 Adhesive bandages, 1 Bath-size soap, 1 Comb, 1 Metal nail file or nail clippers, 1 plastic bag, $1.00 to purchase toothpasteContinue reading →
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.