Pastors Pondering

We know that the cost of living in Frederick County can be a stretch for even working families. Many of the people in this county worry that they are one emergency away from financial disaster.  The United Way has come up with a way of determining a basic household...

Pastors Pondering

A few weeks ago, we held a meeting to consider the future of the United Methodist Church. After years of division and argument over the church’s position on human sexuality, same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy, the General Conference of the denomination created a group...

Community of Hope

Centennial Community of Hope will offer new ministries to the Frederick community through Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church (CMUMC) located at 8 West Second Street, Frederick MD.  For many years, CMUMC has been the host facility for Second Street & Hope...

Pastor Ponderings

Sometimes there really are no words.  There are no words to explain.  There are no words to lessen the pain.  There are no words to make things better.  Instead, the most appropriate response is to tear. When the Pennsylvania Grand Jury reported its findings on child...

A Sense of Community: The Wesleyan Way

A Sense of Community: The Wesleyan Way Henry H. Knight III and Douglas Powe, Jr., in their book Transforming Evangelism: The Wesleyan Way of Sharing Faith, spoke of what John Wesley might have called the relationship journey.  Central to that journey, of course, is...