Hearts, Heads, and Hands for Christ.
Join us for Worship at 9:00 am  •  Church School at 10:30 am
"Together we are called to worship and witness, grow and give, love and live for the glory of God."

Serving Our Community

We strive to live out the gospel through giving and serving in Christ's name. We partner with several helping agenies to serve our neighbors near and far, helping with food and household goods, shelter, education, encouragement, and spiritual support.  Our church motto is "Hearts, Heads, and Hands for Christ", and we always welcome new volunteers!   Contact Outreach/Mission Chair, Kathy Witman.

Katie's Cupboard

We accept ongoing donations of non-perishable food, cleaning & paper supplies, personal hygiene products, as well as, new and gently used clothing. On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 4-6 p.m. we open Katie's Cupboard to those in need. Patrons may choose needed items from each of the above categories, along with fresh produce and meats as available.

We're able to serve  households in the following zip codes:  21713 - Boonsboro; 21715 - Brownsville; 21733 - Fairplay; 21756 -  Keedysville; 21779  - Rohrsville; 21781  - St. James and 21782 - Sharpsburg. Please provide verification of residence and a picture ID.

Free Community Breakfast
We open our Spiritual Life Center (SLC) the second Saturday of each month by offering a free hot breakfast, fellowship, and spiritual support to any member of our community who wishes to attend. The hours are 7 – 10 a.m. Free will offerings are optional.


REACH Cold Weather Shelter
We support the seasonal homeless shelter through financial gifts, donations of needed supplies, and volunteering directly at the shelter during the Thanksgiving holiday.  During the 3-5 days of service our volunteers prepare and serve the evening meal, provide breakfast, pack and dispense lunches, and supervise laundry & shower schedules for the residents. 

Care  Packages for our Troops

We send goodie boxes occasionally throughout the year to members of our church family & community friends who are in the military (US or overseas). Donations of magazines, hard candy, gum, chap stick, snack crackers, and  puzzles for example are collected in our red/white & blue military box in the vestibule of the church.


Samaritan’s Purse

We support the “shoebox” project to provide needy children throughout the world with Christmas gifts.  We collect and delivery the donated boxes filled with goodies to the designated county site for distribution.

South County Food Pantry
& Micah’s Backpack

We partner with the SC food bank & Micah’s Backpack to provide financial support and to donate items as needed.  We volunteer the fourth Thursday of each month during the school year to pack food items into backpacks to fight hunger for low-income students.  We volunteer one day a month at the food pantry during their business hours to provide for those in need.

Casserole Ministry

We prepare and freeze family and smaller size casseroles occasionally throughout the year for our sick and shut-ins.  If you know of a church family member who could use a prepared meal you are encouraged to take one from the freezer and give it to them.  We ask that you use the sign-out sheet so we can track when we may need to resupply the freezer.

Salvation Army Bell Ringers

We volunteer to man the Salvation Army kettles on three days during their annual fundraiser at Valley Mall


Angel Tree Project

We coordinate with the south county area elementary, middle and high schools guidance counselors to provide Christmas gifts to children of low-income families. Each child may request a needed and a wished-for gift that is identified on an Angel Tree mitten.  Only the age & sex are known by the church member who “adopts” the mitten to purchase the requested items. The gifts are delivered to the respective schools for the families to pick up.

Mission Trips

We offer opportunities to church members to participant in United Methodist Volunteers in Mission trips and community church-sponsored mission trips. We hold fundraisers from time to time and allocate the funds to support those who would like to volunteer their time and talents to mission work in the US and overseas.  Specific guidelines/policies dictate how these monies can be used.

Local Partners

The Hagerstown Areal Religious Council is a coalition of faith communities building relationships and sharing resources to improve our community.

Moving people from crisis to thriving through mentoring, spiritual support, life-skills training, and crisis relief.

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