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

Pastor’s Ponderings

Pastors Pondering

One of the most depressing times of the year, for me, is the weeks that follow after Christmas. The decorations in the house come down. The lights in the neighborhood are turned off and put away. There is no big day to look forward to being with loved ones and...

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Pastors Pondering

Last Friday, the Council of Bishops the United Methodist Church released a statement to the churches and the media. A proposal has been put forward by a select group of people representing various interests within the United Methodist Church called the “Protocol of...

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Pastor Pondering

We tend to think that Christmas is particularly meaningful for children. Certainly, children look forward to the holiday with excitement and anticipation. They enjoy the sweets and cookies, the twinkling lights, and the gifts under the tree. Its children, not adults...

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Pastors Pondering

Here are some words to consider as you share with others on Thanksgiving Day. “Thanksgiving Song”   by  Mary Chapin Carpenter Grateful for each hand we hold Gathered round this table. From far and near we travel home, Blessed that we are able. Grateful for this...

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This week we are wrapping up the intensive portion of the Renew and Rejoice Capital Campaign. I want to offer a word of heartfelt thanks to those who offered their time and talent to make this campaign happen. It’s been a big effort and these volunteers have made a...

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I took a few days off last week and headed for the hills of West Virginia. The leaves were still lovely hues of orange and yellow as they hung on the trees. I visited Dolly Sods Wilderness, about three hours west of Frederick. I took my backpack and some food and...

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IT'S ALMOST HERE!!!!  The 2019 Christmas Bazaar is just around the corner - November 9th, 9:00-3:00.  The elves have been working hard to make it happen.  Now we need your help.  In the coming weeks, we need: Baked items for the baked goods table Donations for the...

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Pastors Pondering

At the September meeting of the Church Council, I brought up the possibility of changing our Sunday morning worship schedule. We’ve done this over the past several summers so it’s not entirely new, but making such a change would come with some upsides as well as some...

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Pastors Pondering

In preparation for this week’s worship services, I did a search on the internet to see the most popular hymns. The particular hymns on the list vary depending on the particular site you visit, but most of the lists include very well-known and beloved hymns. Here is...

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Pastor Pondering

It’s almost here. This is the weekend the church is planning a volunteer service blitz. Our goal is to engage all sorts of people in giving service during the weekend with two big events. These are open events for children, youth and adults. Anyone who shows up is...

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Verse of the Day

“[Ask, and It Will Be Given] “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” — Matthew 7:7-8 Listen to chapter The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (ESV® Text Edition: 2016) Copyright ©2016 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Powered by BibleGateway.com.