Hello Frederick District!

Please note that starting this Friday, July 7, the offices of the Baltimore-Washington Conference will be closed every Friday through Labor Day.

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Please keep in mind that some of these require pre-registration!

July 8 – Second Saturday Serve (Smithsburg)
July 16 @ 6:30 pm – Vesper Service (War Memorial Park, Martinsburg)
July 21 – A.I.M. UMCOR Project
July 22 – Mission u
August 22-24 – Clergy Living Well Retreat (Camp Pecometh)
September 9  Second Saturday Serve (Germantown)
September 23 – Church Interpreting Academy for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
September 26-28 – Clergy Living Well Retreat (Camp Manidokan)
September 30 – Day Apart for Youth
October 5-8 – Earth Keepers Training
October 9 – Church Planter’s Discernment Academy
October 14 – Second Saturday Serve (Silver Spring)
October 1923 – 2023 Immigration Border Immersion
October 2426 – Clergy Living Well Retreat (Ocean City, MD)
November 4 – Fresh Expressions Academy
November 11 – Second Saturday Serve (Upper Marlboro)
April 23, 2024-May 3, 2024 – United Methodist General Conference

2024: Bishop Easterling is hosting a pilgrimage to the Holy Land click here.


Annual Community Block Party!
July 15 from 11 a.m. to 3  p.m.
Asbury UMC, 100 Block of West All Saints Street, Frederick, MD
Day of fun, food, and fellowship! Face Painting, Crafts/Games, Balloon Art, Free Food, School Supplies, Health Screenings, Community Organize Resources, and more.
Twists and Turns VBSJuly 17 – 19 from 6 -8:30 p.m.
Jackson Chapel UMC, 5609 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick
Must register to attend.
Spaghetti DinnerJuly 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Stone Chapel UMC, 1448 Stone Chapel Road, New Windsor, MD
Golf Tournament
July 31 at 8 a.m.Mt. Carmel UMC in Frederick will hold a Golf Tournament on July 31 at Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The fee is $150 per golfer or $550 per foursome. Learn more and register.
Sight & Sound Bus Trip to see Moses
August 3 at 11 a.m. (Departure 7:30 a.m. from Martins parking lot, Edwin Miller Blvd in Martinsburg)
Greensburg UMC is hosting and the cost is $120/person
(bus, show & meal)
Please email questions to gumc2203@gmail.com.
Fall Fling Rummage Sale & Vendor Fair
September 22 – 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pikeside UMC, 25 Paynes Ford Road, Martinsburg, WV
Christmas Bazaar
November 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pikeside UMC, 25 Paynes Ford Road, Martinsburg, WV


A.I.M. (Administrators in Ministry) – UMCOR ProjectA.I.M., (Administrators in Ministry) is participating in UMCOR’s Feminine Hygiene Kits Assembly project. On July 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., A.I.M. members and other volunteers will assemble much-needed “Period Packs,” which provide necessities to support vulnerable women.
If you would like to support this ministry, purchase the items needed from the Amazon Wishlist. Items will be shipped directly to the Conference Center. If you prefer, you can also drop off items at one of the designated drop sites. For more information on the items needed, drop sites, or to register to participate, visit https://www.adminsinministry.org/umcor-project.

How the Faith-Science Relationship Impacts Faith Formation (Free Hybrid Workshop)

October 18 from 10 a.m. to noon
Online and at Trinity UMC, 703 W Patrick Street, Frederick, MD

Led by author Jennifer Secki Shields from Discovery & Faith
Perceptions of conflict between faith and science have long been known to contribute to the loss of 60% of our youth from the both the church and the Christian faith. This workshop will discuss how those perceptions of conflict impair faith formation in children and youth. We’ll explore practical approaches and solutions to this challenge that can be implemented within your existing ministries and budget. Participants will be equipped and resourced to help their students experience a better, healthier understanding of the faith-science relationship. This workshop will be offered in a hybrid format, in-person and via Zoom. Click here to register.

EarthKeeper Training

The BWC has 20 commissioned EarthKeepers and is seeking more United Methodists to lead grassroots environmental projects that are action-oriented, antiracist, bold and entrepreneurial. EarthKeepers is a training program that equips the laity and clergy to launch and grow environmental projects in their communities. The next in-person Global Ministries EarthKeepers course is Oct. 5 – 8 in Birmingham, Alabama; Denver, Colorado; and Hartford, Connecticut. The cost of the program is underwritten by the Board of Global Ministries (except your transportation the location). Learn more.

Day Apart for youth at Camp Pecometh

Save the date for a day of fun, fellowship and talent on Sept 30 at 11 a.m. at Camp Pecometh. Youth and youth leaders of the BWC and Pen-Del will spend the day together at Pecometh enjoying games, inspirational talks, music, and a talent show. All youth are invited to attend, performing is not a requirement. Youth interested in performing must fill out this virtual audition form. The cost is $5 per person for lunch, snacks, games and more. Registration coming soon

Certificate in Congregational Leadership (CCL) Program

A newCertificate in Congregational Leadership (CCL) program uses online learning to provide a comprehensive approach to developing leadership excellence in the local church. The courses, which take about 10 hours to complete, may be taken for personal enrichment or certification.
The courses focus on church administration, sacraments, pastoral care, Wesleyan theology, time management, and United Methodist history and doctrine. To access the core courses, you will need an account in Assembly, the conference’s online learning portal. If you do not have one, you can register directly on the site.



This course is foundational for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their discipleship.
Hybrid Maryland Location in Spanish
Instructor: Jennifer Mauras-Rivera
Date: October 5 – November 2 (Five Thursdays); 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $35
Location: Zoom and at Brook Hill UMC, 8946 Indian Springs Road, Frederick, MD
Required Text: Lay Servant Ministry Basic Course Participants Course – 9780881776799
Deadline to register is September 18, 2023!


Church Office Administrator
New Hope UMC in Brunswick has need for a part-time Church Office Administrator to begin work in August 2023. Learn more or apply at brunswickumc.com/hiring