The Optimist Club of Frederick welcomed new member Peggy Forsythe. The Optimist Club was formed by people who wanted to reach out to help youths and the community. Chartered in March 1947, the Frederick Optimist Club is Maryland’s second-oldest Optimist Club. The club works as a “Friend of Youth” in Frederick County. The club’s next program is the 28th Talent Show at Urbana High School on April 13; curtain time is 2:30 p.m. The program highlights the talent of Frederick County middle-school children in the categories of dance, instrumental, vocal and dramatic monologue. From left are Earl Gamber, club president; Forsythe; and Craig Taliaferro, membership chairman.
Daisy Scouts Troop 81478 members sell Girl Scout cookies recently at the LDS Convenience Store in Middletown. From left are Piper Robinson, Olivia Thompson and Jessica Thompson.
We are a group of people united together through our faith in Jesus. This faith in Jesus gives us a great desire to love God, love others and serve the world. Come spend time with us and you will experience the love of God in a powerful way! Worship Service: Sundays at 10 a.m. Prayer Meeting: Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 AM Historic Church, 10:30 AM Great Hall with Contemporary Worship Music, 10:30 AM Historic Church with Classic Music; 6 PM - Historic Church with Holy Eucharist Wednesday 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing in Chapel; Tuesday and Friday 8:00 AM Morning Prayer in Chapel; We have four different Eucharist experiences each weekend, as well as a mid-week Eucharist and a few other worship services. More than four hundred people attend one of these services each week. Please visit our website for additional information.
Calvary United Methodist Church seeks and invites all to become disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community and our world. We are located in historic Frederick, Maryland, on the corner of Second Street and Bentz Street. We hope that you will join us at Calvary United Methodist Church as we grow as disciples in authentic community. Please check out our website to learn more about our ministries, and don't hesitate to contact our office or our pastors and staff if you have specific inquiries. Thinking of visiting us for the first time? Check out this information before you come! Many people make Calvary UMC what it is--and enable our many ministries to occur. From those who have given today's congregation a wonderful legacy to the lay, staff and clergy leadership to work together with the entire Calvary family. The best way to get to know Calvary is to join us for worship and our ministries. This website also provides a great deal of information to introduce you to Calvary and to keep you aware of the latest news at Calvary. Please don't hesitate to contact the office, our pastors, staff or congregational leadership if you have any additional questions.
Regular Sunday Morning Schedule 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 9:00 A.M. Christian Education for All Ages 10:15 A.M. Holy Eucharist w/ Music & Hymns 11:30 A.M. Hospitality
Worship With Us Come and worship with us in downtown Frederick. Traditional services are Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 8 and 11. Our contemporary service is Sunday at 9:30. Everyone is welcome! All are welcome. Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELC) is located in historic downtown Frederick, MD across from Winchester Hall, the county seat. We have programs and events for all ages. Our website allows you to find the programs and events that fit your age and lifestyle.Please check our website for regular updates… or come visit when you can.God Bless!
Our Mission: To be a worshipping community of grace impacting Frederick and the world with the transforming message of the grace of Christ. Faith Church believes God would have us to be: I. Reformed – Faith is a “reformed” body of believers seeking to live out the Christian life mindful of God’s sovereign grace. To that end, we hold to the tenets of the protestant reformation: Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, and Soli Deo Gloria. The Bible alone (Sola Scriptura) is our only rule for faith and practice. We recognize the Bible to be God’s holy and inspired word and therefore it has authority over our lives as individuals and as the church (John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 21). Grace alone (Sola Gratia) is the means by which God brings us to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. As sinful and helpless human beings, there is nothing we could do to earn God’s favor toward us. No amount of good works on our part could merit salvation (Romans 3:23; 6:23). Faith alone (Sola Fide) is the only way anyone comes to salvation as it is freely offered to us in the Bible. Saving faith itself is a gift from God (Romans 3:22; Ephesians 2:8-9). Jesus Christ alone (Solus Christus) is the only means of salvation. Jesus came to give His life as a ransom to redeem sinners from their condemnation and to bring them into a reconciled relationship with God (John 14:6; Acts 4:12). The glory of God alone (Soli Deo Gloria) is our highest and best purpose. Man was created in the image of God in order to bring glory and honor to God. We will never be truly happy or have abundant life until we are following Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31; Psalm 73:25-28). II. A Covenant Family – Faith is a “covenant family” in that God has made a bond in Christ’s blood promising to be our God and adopting us as His children by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We actively fulfill this role by: Worshiping – Faith is a body of believers actively seeking to encourage the earnest worship of God, in every aspect of life both private and corporate, through joyful, vibrant and weighty engagement with God in a gracious, life-changing communion. The worship of God is a whole life endeavor. To that end our corporate worship seeks to glorify God and to equip believers to glorify Him in every area of life by: being Christ-centered, which means we seek to make the person and work of Jesus Christ our focus (1 Corinthians 1:23-24). allowing the Bible to rule the scope of our worship (2 Timothy 3:16). seeking to be accessible to all through a “contemporary reformed” worship style that is historic with integrated contemporary elements. seeking simplicity of form in order to avoid worship becoming an entertaining spectacle or sentimentally focused on the one hand or liturgically focused on the other. fostering a sense of gathering before the face of God, to intimately experience His presence. seeking to offer our best in every part of the service (1 Corinthians 10:31). seeking to come together with hearts that are filled with delight and awe. seeking to grow in grace through the proper observance of the sacraments (Acts 2:42). Praying – Faith is a body of believers seeking to say with the disciples, “Lord, teach us to pray…” (Luke 11) in order that we would grow in intimacy with Christ and each other, fostering fervent, fruitful and consistent prayer both privately and corporately. To that end we: seek to pray at every gathering of the church. seek to encourage prayer through weekly prayer sheets. maintain an email prayer chain. make prayer a substantial part of corporate worship. seek to provide opportunities for small group prayer during the week. teach total dependence on the Holy Spirit to do any good through us, which is most often accomplished through prayer. pray. Discipling – Faith is a community of saints seeking earnestly to be faithful to the Lord’s command to make disciples (Matthew 28:19). Discipleship is the progressive process of being transformed into the image and likeness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:9-10; Romans 12:1-2). This process includes: the sacrament of Baptism becoming a member of the visible church hearing expository preaching participation in Christian Education: Sunday school, Bible Studies, and small groups pursuit of individual Scripture study participation in the ministry of the church mutual accountability instilling in our members a love for those who do not know Jesus and a sense of urgency so they will long to personally share Jesus with others Fellowshiping – Faith is a community of saints that come together to encourage, strengthen, admonish and build one another up in order to contend for the Faith and be a faithful witness (Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 2:44-47; Jude 3; 1 Corinthians 12). We fellowship as we gather: for corporate worship. to partake of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. for various after-church functions and dinners. for shepherding groups. for small group studies. to support and participate in mission trips. for focused men’s, women’s and youth ministries. Serving – Faith as a body desires to help every one discover and use their gifts to help meet the spiritual and social needs both inside and outside the Church. We do this by offering our time, treasure and talents to love, accept, and care for others locally and around the world. Following the example of the elders and deacons, members are encouraged to minister to the needs of “the whole person,” spiritual, emotional, and physical. The Lord requires us “to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). We do this by sharing Christ’s love: Locally through Counseling, encouragement, teaching, and prayer ministries Adequately equipping every member to confidently share the Gospel. Partnerships with local mercy ministries Creating avenues to share Jesus with others through special services and events Regionally through Short-term urban and rural missions trips Internationally through Short-term mission trips in support of the PCA’s Mission to the World and other agencies Welcoming – Often people are reticent to enter a church because they believe it is filled with folks who think they are better than anyone else. The truth is all have sinned (Romans 3:23) and no one has any room to boast (Ephesians. 2:9). Christ died for all, not just for those who seem to have their act together! We desire for everyone to feel welcome in our church, knowing that we all come to God in the same state – as sinners incapable of rescuing ourselves and in total need of a Savior. Attitude of grace We readily welcome all – it is for sinners Christ died Warm and Friendly It is our desire that you not only feel welcomed the first time you come but that you will sense the warmth, love, and fellowship of this congregation such that you will want to become members of this church and fully participate in our covenant family Physical plant Realizing first impressions are lasting impressions we strive to make our building and grounds clean, comfortable, and adequate Caring – As a Presbyterian church we seek to care for our members through the oversight of elders and the service of deacons. Care is love in action. We love one another by caring, nurturing, and encouraging one another toward maturity in Christ. We do this through various avenues: Oversight by the Elders The Session consists of ordained men of the church called elders who have oversight over the members. All members and regular visitors are assigned to an elder. Each elder strives to know and minister to those under his care. Diaconal ministry Our Diaconate consists of ordained men of the church called deacons who are actively involved in organizing help for our members and friends of the church. Our Diaconate strives to minister spiritually while also addressing physical needs.
Frederick Presbyterian Church (USA), located in downtown historic Frederick at 115 West Second Street, is a congregation committed to alive, participatory worship; local and world-wide missions; and opportunities for all ages to grow. All are welcome. Sunday Services: 9:30am Sunday School 10:30am Worship 11:30am Coffee hour in Fellowship Hall
Adults, Children and Youth are warmly welcomed to experience worship,service, Bible study, spiritual development, and social activities. Visit us soon. Pastor Lerry Fogle Worship Sundays 10:30 AM
Grace Episcopal Church in Brunswick, a welcoming and affirming parish, invites you to come and worship with us. Our regular worship services are: Healing Vespers on Wednesdays at 6:15PM - a contemplative prayer service with anointing for healing Holy Eucharist on Sundays at 10:00AM Christian Formation for Youth and Adults is offered Sundays at 8:30AM. Children's Church is offered for our younger members (pre-school - 5th grade) on the first Sunday of the month at 9:45AM. We are located at 114 East A Street, Brunswick, MD 21716 (at the corner of East A Street and 2nd Avenue). Phone: 301-834-8540 Priest-In-Charge: The Rev. Anjel Scarborough, SCP For more information, visit us online: Web site: GraceBrunswick.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/GraceBrunswick Twitter: @GraceBrunswick
Service Times: 8:15 a.m. (Morning Prayer) 10:00 a.m. (Holy Eucharist) Welcome to the website for Grace Church in New Market, Maryland. Our new location is at 5740 Green Valley Road, just north of exit 62 from Interstate 70. There is a great deal of excitement here at the present time as a result of realizing the dream of moving into our new church home. At long last our church and Sunday school classes will be in the same building, one that offers many amenities that were not possible in our old church. These include bathrooms, hot and cold running water and modern heat and air conditioning, and ample parking. Additionally, our offices and worship space are side by side. Join us Sunday mornings!Service Times:8:15 a.m. for Morning Prayer10:00 a.m. for Traditional service with EucharistEnjoy fellowship/coffee hour following the 10:00 a.m. service in the Parish House. Where to Find Us:5740 Green Valley Rd., New Market, MD 21774 Interim Rector: Father Timothy Kroh Sunday School:9:45 am for grades K-5, and Nursery for babies and toddlers. Parish Office:Ph.: 301-865-3270, FAX: 301-865-4670 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 17 New Market, MD 21774 Historic Church Site:6 E. Main Street in downtown New Market
Grace Rocky Hill Lutheran Church is a community church that has been in Frederick County for over 250 years. We are located approximately 20 minutes north of Frederick City. Worship Sundays 9:30 AM, Sunday School 10:30 AM. Pastor Ann Schlossnagle
Service Time: Sunday at 10 a.m. Grace Christian Fellowship is here for you. It is a fellowship of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord and celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn, and in the process grow together. Our vision is “to build a family of believers who bring pleasure to God as we love Him completely, love each other unselfishly, and reach out with Christ’s love to the world.” From its earliest days, Grace Christian Fellowship has chosen a style of ministry that seeks to share the truth of Christ in genuine and meaningful ways. We’re working to present a life-changing message through the Holy Spirit’s power in ways that people can relate to. It’s our desire to pour our energies into what Jesus says really counts in life: Loving God and Loving People.Our mission is “to influence people to find and follow Jesus.” Our church exists to help make a difference in people’s lives. We want to point people to Jesus Christ and help them grow to love Him more. We want to nurture our relationships with each other and be a source of encouragement and support. And we want to introduce others to Jesus Christ so they might experience joy, fulfillment, and God’s forgiveness.We have Bible Study every Sunday at 4:30pm.We have a free Fellowship Meal every 4th Sunday at 11:30am. All are welcome!Check out our website at www.gcffrederick.org for more information.
Lewistown United Methodist Church is a Christian Communitythat Worships, Learns and Serves God and our Neighbors.
welcome to Monocacy Valley Church a place where you can meet some real people and start to make sense out of what God has to do with real life. Monocacy Valley Church is as real as your morning commute and a whole lot friendlier. we're a come-as-you-are church come in jeans or business casual. Bring your own coffee or have a cup on us when you get here. Come if you've been a Christ follower all your life; come if you barely heard of him. Come if you know where you're going; come if you're feeling lost. Wherever you're coming from, we've been there too. Come as you are! what mvc is like Our focus will always be beyond the walls of our church. That calls everyone at MVC to be involved in ministry to the community. Our building buzzes Monday through Friday with parent groups, non profit workshops, county events, blood drives, color guards, basketball, indoor soccer, and a coffee house on the last Friday of each month. what about the kids The kids at MVC have a blast! When you come in the front doors you will see signs directing you to the registration tables. We want you to relax during the service knowing that your children are safe, having fun and learning God's Word in a creative and loving way.
Worship: 9:00 AM, Sunday School 10:00 AM 301-898-8922 Rev. Dr. Michelle Holley Carlson, Pastor
Parkway Community Church is a growing group of believers who acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior. Founded in 1930, Parkway is a member of the Church of God conference but prides itself on the diversity and love of our members. We have a diverse congregation from many different backgrounds who not only love the Lord, but have grown to truly love each other. Parkway Community Church provides an opportunity for blended worship in which we share both hymns and choruses and allow the freedom to express worship through the leading of the Holy Spirit. Sunday School begins at 9:20 am for all ages. Sunday Morning Worship begins at 10:30 am. Please go to our website for additional services and events.
A congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod-Divine Service with Rev. Daniel Quiram. Sunday School 9:00 AM - Worship with Holy Communion 10:30 AM. www.peaceinchrist.org Our Vision We see God's people gathered together, growing up and going out by God's grace. Our Mission We are God's family united to celebrate and share Christ's love with the world. Christian Education - Sunday School is held for children and adults at 9:00 am prior to worship at 10:30 am. Children participate in a worship service prior to going to classes that includes music, vocals and instrumentals. Youth Confirmation Ministry - Classes usually meet Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. Our youths explore the basics of our faith, the Bible and life's deepest questions. Those entering the 7th and 8th grade this Fall are eligible for instruction. Please contact the church office to register your child. Labyrinth - Walking a Sacred Path. Our Labyrinth is dedicated and consecrated to the glory of God as a part of our community outreach project. For more information about our Labyrinth Adult Choir - Our Traditional Choir performs selections at various Services each month. A Gathering Worship Service (a Blended Worship Service format) is held the second Sunday of each month. We welcome all who enjoy making a joyful noise to the Lord. Handbell Choir - Anyone who wants to ring some metal in praise of the Lord is welcome. Please contact Aaron Jansen if you have any questions.
We are a community church serving Kemptown and the surrounding area since 1836. Our church is growing and active, yet small and friendly enough that everyone seems like family. We are an inclusive congregation that welcomes you to join in our fellowship. Providence United Methodist Church 3716 Kemptown Church Road Monrovia, MD 21770 Morning Worship 8:00 a.m. - Contemporary 9:30 a.m. - Traditional Rev. DD Adams, Pastor 301-253-1768 www.kemptownumc.org
Get to Know the Original. A Western Rite Mission of the Antiochain Orthodox Christian Archdioces Father James K. Hamrick, Pastor Sunday Matins: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass: 10:00 a.m. www.stjohnbaptistorthodox.org www.gettoknowtheoriginal.net We endeavor to bring the ancient Faith of Christ and the Apostles to the people of Frederick County and beyond. Nearly all of our members are former Protestants who have discovered the treasures of Holy Orthodoxy and the richness of a sacramental life in Christ. The word “orthodox” comes from the Greek language and literally means “correct worship and belief.” In Orthodox Christianity worship and belief are inseparable. As we worship so we believe. The Orthodox Church is neither “Protestant” nor “Roman Catholic” but constitutes a unique reflection of the historic Christian faith. Orthodox Christianity traces its roots, both historical and spiritual, from the time of the Apostles.
We, the people of St. Paul's, are a community for spiritual health, centered in Christ. We challenge ourselves to share and live Christ's love within the congregation, within the community and to the larger world. Services: Saturday Evening Spoken/Communion – 6:30 pm Sunday School 10:40 AM Sunday (1st and 3rd Sundays – Communion) – 9:30 am Bible Study – Monday Mornings (Parish Hall) - 9:30 am
Welcome to St. John’s ELCA Lutheran Church 15 N Church St.,Thurmont, MD! We are a welcoming community of people, living out our baptisms as we are “loved by God to love others.” Whoever you are--whether you are established in faith, a seeker or a doubter--there is a place for you here. We have a rich history and tradition, and at the same time we are looking to the future and discovering what it means to live out the love of Christ in the 21st century. We worship on Sundays at 8;30 AM with a liturgical service and at 10:45 AM with a casual contemporary service. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:40 AM. The first Sunday of each month we have ONE service at 10:45 followed by a lunch. This Easter Sunday, we will have ONE service at 10:00AM. We have an active preschool and are the home of the Thurmont Thespians drama company. You can find information about us on our website: www.saintjohnlutheran.org, or by calling the church at 301-271-7877. Or, just drop in on Sunday for worship or the first Thursday of the month at 7:00PM in the Cozy Pub for Bible Study. We’re here for you!
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church 8619 Blacks Mill Rd. Thurmont, Md. 21788 (Church is located in Creagerstown off of Rte. 550) (301) 898-5290 Pastor Gordon Narvesen - Vice Pastor Worship at 9:00 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Directions: • (Take 15 N. or S., get off at Thurmont exit and follow Rt. 550 to Creagerstown.) • (Take 194 N. or S., turn onto Rt. 550 at Woodsboro to Creagerstown.) Join us for: Sunday Service – 11:00 AM Sunday School – 10:00 AM
Come and worship with us in Frederick 1202 East Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21701 Wed. Bible Studies 7:30-9:00 Fri. Prayer Meeting 7:30 - 9:00 Sun. Service 9:30 - 11:30 For more info please contact: Samuel Asante, 301-662-6204
Regular service schedule: Sunday School 9:00 AM Worship 10 AM Pastor Linda Lambert
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick Minister: Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Circle of Life Preschool
Unity is a worldwide Christian organization more than a century old. It teaches and emphasizes a new way of thinking and a new way of living. Unity has been described as a common-sense religion or as practical Christianity. The Unity teachings have broad appeal to people of all faith, Christian and non-Christian. Unity recognizes the value in all the world's great religions and we celebrate the richness of diverse religious beliefs and expression. Our centers attract people of all faiths, and it is not unusual to find Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists all worshiping together, celebrating God and life. Unity accepts the Bible as its main textbook of truth and we interpret it spiritually, literally and metaphysically. Unity explains the Bible and its lessons as they relate to you today and to your spiritual growth and life experiences. Unity also accepts and reflects statements of truth from many different avenues, for we believe that God is too great to be contained in just one book or one concept or one philosophy. We believe that God is absolute good, and that God is present in all creation. Unity proclaims the divinity of Jesus but assures us that like Jesus we are each a child of God. Unity acknowledges Jesus as teacher, way-shower, and elder brother, but we worship the Christ, God's spirit in humankind, rather than the man Jesus. Unity is most unique in that it has no creed or requirements, little concern for dogma or ritual and allows us the freedom to grow spiritually at our own pace and to evolve to our own working philosophy of ideas and beliefs. Unity is an open-ended search for truth where people of all races, religions, social and economic backgrounds are welcomed with love and dignity. We accept individual responsibility for growth and that requires commitment. All of our teachings at their deepest levels are designed to show the way to the source of all good, which is unselfish service to humankind, our brothers and sisters. Unity is an extremely positive approach to life. We emphasize health, joy, peace of mind and prosperity, seeking to accept and accentuate the good in all people, in every area of life. Unity also emphasizes joy in everyday life. As a result, we are happy and enthusiastic about living. Unity believes and teaches that each one of us is responsible for becoming the very best human we can be, the very best Me that I can be. Unity believes that as we develop individually with a consciousness of self-esteem we can then give more of ourselves to others, as from an overflowing cup. Unity states that the connection between God and us is direct, that communion in unity between us and God is only awaiting our discovery, a personal relationship within us, with the God of our being. Unity is a beautiful way of life. If you are looking for a place that will accept you and challenge you to be the very best that you are, then come grow with us.
Here at Valley Baptist Church we believe in the Bible as the inerrant, divinely inspired Word of God, and that Jesus Christ is, “ …the way the truth, and the life;” (John 14:6).Our desire is to be disciples and make disciples; to follow His way, live in and share His truth, and rejoice in the life He gives both here and now, and in eternity.If you are searching for a church home, I invite you to give us a try. We have a caring, loving fellowship and welcome visitors with open arms. We offer an age graded Sunday School Program, Children’s Worship, and a place of service for everyone.We live in difficult times and Jesus Christ is our hope and our strength. If you currently do not have a church home, I would like to invite you to join with us to worship and grow in the Risen Lord.Sincerely,Michael Knight, Pastor Bible Study All Ages - 9:45amWorhsip - 11:00am