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

Pastor’s Ponderings

Pastors Pondering

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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Pastor Pondering

Fred Craddock opens his commentary to the Book of Hebrews with the following words: “The Christian faith grows out of and is sustained by the conversation between the church and its Bible...To be sure, other voices enter into the conversation invited and uninvited,...

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Pastors Pondering

As you may know, the church is putting together a picture directory for the members and friends of the congregation. This is a fun time to see how the young children have grown since the last directory as well as the addition of new members.  Karen Dobbs is helping to...

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Pastor Pondering

Last week I learned about someone that regularly walks by Calvary Church on the way to work. She’s not a member of the congregation and probably has never been inside the building, but she’s seen the message on the stone sign that sits on the corner of North Bentz and...

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Pastors Pondering

Last Sunday, I talked about how we might find more room in our schedule for those things that are fulfilling. We are all busy, but it often feels like there should be more to life than just busy-ness. Although I didn’t get to touch on it in the sermon, we heard Exodus...

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Pastor Pondering

I heard a presentation just this morning about a county-wide effort called “Frederick County Goes PURPLE” to address the opioid epidemic in Frederick County. There is not a family or circle of friends that have not been touched in some way by this crisis. We can feel...

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Pastor Pondering

Its begun! Last Sunday we launched the “Renew and Rejoice Campaign” with a kick-off event in the Fellowship Hall. On Monday morning we went live with a new website page about the campaign and a special video about what the campaign is all about. Take a look at it....

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Verse of the Day

“For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” — Romans 13:9-10 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.