Calvary United Methodist Church | 131 West Second Street | Frederick, MD 21701 301-662-1464 office@calvaryumc.org

Pastor Ponderings

A group of 18 persons from Calvary Church is headed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week as a youth mission service project. I will be leading the group as we travel together and meet up with other church youth groups to spend a week serving vulnerable homeowners and...

Pastor Ponderings

With the start of July, we are most definitely in the summer. This is a perfect time to make a list of books to read or articles to peruse. I have several books that I plan to read over the summer. One of them is Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of...

Pastor Pondering

As I shared on Sunday, Christian hospitality takes many forms. This week, it takes the form of opening up the church buildings to 100 plus children and many teenage and adult volunteers for Vacation Bible School. From 9 to noon each day, we have busying signing songs,...

Pastors Pondering

Tips for Living Jean Vanier died last month. He was a Catholic philosopher, humanitarian and author of many books. His father was the Canadian ambassador to France and Vanier served as an officer in the Royal Navy in WW II. His greatest contribution to the world came...

Pastors Pondering

(This week I want to give our new Director of the Calvary Weekday School a chance to introduce herself. – Pastor Steve) Dear Calvary Church Community, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is Patty Lockard and I am so excited to be the new...

Pastors Pondering

Update on Recent Annual Conference Session Annual Conference is a time when clergy and lay members from each of the 600 plus United Methodist congregations in our region gather for worship and business.  This was the first time our Annual Conference was in session...

Pastors Pondering

I love Vacation Bible School.  What is the most hectic week of the year at the church? It’s not Holy Week. It’s the week of Vacation Bible School! The buildings are full of energy and excitement as over a hundred children and many youth and adults come together for...