BUILDING LIVES & A COMMUNITY AROUND CHRIST

BROTHER TO BROTHER
The First Sunday of the month, the men of the church sponsor a fellowship breakfast for the community. The purpose of the event is to engage in dialogue that leads to actions to improve the community.  Breakfast and dialogue take place from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. 

CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRIES
Still in development but will be ready in October / November. STAY TUNED. We average about 10 individuals on Sundays as of September 1, 2016.

HEALTH AND WELFARE MINISTRY
Your body is a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. Being unhealthy can lead to unhealthy thoughts and take your focus off of God's plans and purpose for your life. This ministy provides health education, health literacy, healthy nutrition and health awareness and can have a direct impact on the health of the church and the disparities that exist among children of God. 

MEMBERSHIP CARE
Our VISION / MISSION is to provide encouragement, nurture and support for the entire congregation with emphasis on growing relationships, new believers, and discipleship. Our goal is to maintain church membership at 85%-90%.

___ Bible Study: Tuesdays at 12 noon at the church.
___ Bible Study:  Wednesday Evenings Only 
  • 7 PM / EST: singles, retired and empty nesters
  • 9 PM / EST: parents with small children (and those for 8 PM / CST and 7 PM / PST).
  • Taught by Rev. Marlon B. Tilghman. Bible study will include occasional video, a study guide and course interaction. 
  • If joining the online study, connect from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS
  • or Android -- https://zoom.us/j/571443830
  • or Phone: US: +16465588665, Code: 571443830#
  • or +16699006833, Code: 571443830#

AMES PRAISE SIGN MINISTRY (PSM)
Our purpose is to worship and to serve God through sign language and music accompaniments. MINISTRY GOALS: We set a goal of two community outreach events each year. In addition to our scheduled 3rd Sundays of ministry to Ames, we will minister for in- home visits as well. Some of our musical accompaniment include "Worth Fighting For" by Brian Courtney Wilson and "Bless Me" by JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise. The Praise Sign Ministry does not call members for this ministry.  It is  our Lord, Jesus Christ, who chooses his disciples for this ministry. 

RACING TO FEED THE HUNGRY - May 2018
For 8 years we have sponsored a 5K race to raise funds and to aid the homeless community in Harford County. We raised thousands of dollars with over 30 sponsors over the years.


SENIOR ADULT MINISTRIES
​We meet to provide an outing amongst the 65+ community. Activities include movies, luncheons, community college activities, etc. We also share resources needed for the 65+ community, including Bible Study, Basic Bible Study Literacy and Guest speakers on grieving, caregiving, advance directives, dealing with illness etc.
Our United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Our Mission is providing opportunities to grow spiritually; Equipping women & girls to be leaders; Providing transformative educational experiences; Organizing for growth & flexibility; and working for justice through service and advocacy.

UNITED METHODIST MEN
The ministry of men in the local church is defined as a core group of men, partnering with their pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church.  To offer opportunities to grow through prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops, seminars, small groups in the Wesleyan tradition, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday School classes, youth ministries, mentoring and assisting in leading worship service.

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES (still in development, stay tuned)
We meet to provide an outing amongst the 65+ community. Activities include movies, luncheons, community college activities, etc. We also share resources needed for the 65+ community, including Bible Study, Basic Bible Study, Literacy and Guest Speakers on grieving, caregiving, advance directives, dealing with illness etc.