Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We will strive to be a community of faith guided by God’s light and generous with our lives.
To accomplish our vision, we will be a church that…
• Glorifies God by proclaiming and teaching the Word to bring people closer to Christ.
• Responds to the physical and spiritual needs of all people through service to and fellowship with our community and our world.
• Courageously addresses injustice with love, compassion, and respect through our bold actions and our commitment to the dignity of the human spirit.
Follow the links to learn more about HUMC.
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
We believe the Church exists for one purpose: to share the love of Christ with all.
Therefore, we try to be a church focused on our community and our world by sharing all
that we have with those around us. We want to be a church that reaches out to the last,
the least, and the lost with the same enthusiasm and humility as Jesus Christ Himself.
Follow the links below to learn more about Missions.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
And let us consider how to provoke one another to love
and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some,
but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
We gather often to study, serve, explore and fellowship. We gather in age-specific groups,
gender-specific groups and interest-specific groups. We gather at the church, in our homes, at
restaurants, and schools. Whenever and wherever we meet, Jesus Christ is in the midst of our gathering.
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And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.
For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.
In Scripture, we are taught that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord
our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. For us, that describes worship. As a congregation,
we come together to celebrate who God is, to announce our love for Him, and to acknowledge what He is doing in our lives. Although we recognize worship as a way of life, we also acknowledge that when the people of God come together in worship, the Holy Spirit moves and renews in mysterious ways.
Follow the links to learn more about our
Music, Arts and Worship Support Ministries.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into his presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us,
and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
If members of the church family are hospitalized, confined to home, or in a nursing home, lay members of the church will visit on a regular basis. Communion is provided on at least a quarterly basis to those who are homebound for an extended period of time.
Point of Contact:
Whenever a member of our congregation passes on to new life, we are blessed to host a reception for the family and friends in Celebration Hall, at no cost to the family.
Point of Contact:
The Parish Nurses are available every Sunday morning to:
- Check blood pressures
- Discuss medical concerns
- Provide resource information
- Offer words of prayer & encouragement.
Point of Contact:
Marcia Monnett 410.414.7252
The story of Moses begins where the story of Joseph ends: in Egypt. There are some interesting parallels between the two:
…and were tempted to buy one?
Last Saturday I noticed several signs on Route 2. With bright bold red letters they announced a hot tub expo taking place that weekend. Hot tubs were being sold at a sharply reduced price. These small square white signs communicated a sense of urgency, as the sale was a one time opportunity.
A successful career. A successful church. A successful life. Who doesn’t want success?
Joseph (in the book of Genesis) was successful. He became second in command of the most powerful empire in the world, and saved an entire civilization from certain destruction. However, these are not why he should be considered a success. In fact, one could argue that Joseph did not pursue success at all – he only pursued God.
“The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you.” James 5:4
Ten years ago I joined a Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA), and members were given the opportunity to meet the farmers growing the produce. I’ll never forget what one of them said: “Whenever you save money on food, you are probably costing someone somewhere.”
We live in a world that breeds discontent. We are bombarded with the message that to be happy we need more things, fewer wrinkles and better vacations. We also live in a world of sin, violence, sickness and death.
Jesus calls us to constant prayer (Luke 11:9-10), but what about our complaints?
We associate the words “rock bottom” to describe disgraced politicians, drug addicts, alcoholics or anyone who experiences the consequences for their actions. The words can also describe anyone experiencing disappointment, frustration or depression. Stephen Covey names two things that motivate people to make dramatic changes in their lives: inspiration and desperation. There is tremendous power in hitting a low-point in life, because it can force us to consider serious changes.
Whether it be in the classroom, the business world, the ball field or the mission field, success can be exhilarating. There is satisfaction from knowing that your hard work has paid off, your goals have been met and the outcomes have met (or even exceeded) your expectations. Just ask LeBron James, Mark Zuckerberg or the pastor of a 5,000+ member church.
Consider the 72 people sent by Jesus on a risky mission.