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GREETING MESSAGE

Hello and welcome to our church website, it’s always a real joy for us to meet visitors and have new members in our church family. Here you will find useful information about our church, including what you can expect when you visit as well as what we believe and how we live out those beliefs.

We make no excuses about the fact that our mission is leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.  We have found this way of living life to be the best life to live. We invite you to take a next step into new life.

The next step for each of us is different.  It depends on where you are coming from.  For some, it will mean visiting a church for the first time, for others it will be becoming a regular part of the church family, still others are moving into membership, and others are becoming multiplying leaders.

However, no matter what your next step is, it will be a bold step of faith to go out of your comfort zone and discover what relationships and blessings God has waiting for you. We believe that you can’t go with God and stay where you are at the same time; God is on the move.  That’s why we are called followers.


TAKE A NEXT STEP

IT’S ALWAYS A REAL JOY FOR US TO MEET NEW PEOPLE

Our mission is leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.


WHAT TO EXPECT

We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us! You’ll find answers to commonly asked questions here on our website. Please don’t hesitate to send us a message through email or social media or give us a call at (410) 639-2144

Raum Chapel

5272 Skinner Neck Road, Rock Hall, MD

Our worship at Raum begins at 8:30 am.  Services here are pretty casual yet in keeping with what you would expect in a UMC church.  We offer bible studies for kids and adults after worship each week and on the first Sunday of the month we share in Holy Communion.  Our worship utilizes hymns and is led most Sunday’s by our choir.

We would love to have you with us.

Wesley Chapel

6065 Rock Hall Rd, Rock Hall, MD

Wesley Chapel begins worship at 9:30 AM on Sunday’s.

We are what you might understand as a liturgical church.  We practice worship as it has been done for generations, however we do add a modern touch to it with modern praise and technology.  You will find many of our folks dress up for church, but many others are pretty casual in the mornings.  For your family we have a Children’s church and nursery available, and on the first Sunday of the month we share Holy Communion.  Everyone is welcome to join us for an adult small group bible study that begins at 8:45 am on Sunday morning.

Rock Hall UMC

5730 N Main St, Rock Hall, MD

Rock Hall Church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual as they just came in off their boat.  We have relaxed worship beginning at 11 am on Sunday’s, but you are welcome to come earlier and join us for coffee and snacks.  We are led in worship by a live band  each week.  During church we have a nursery available so parents with children can worship free from their “little” distractions.


Raum Chapel


Wesley Chapel


Rock Hall UMC



QUOTE OF THE DAY

Our prayer problem isn't prayer; our prayer problem is how we understand God.

Pastor Gary BeBold: In Prayer


WHAT TO EXPECT

We are what many of our people call a traditional Methodist church.  We hold to Orthodox Christian beliefs in light of a Wesleyan understanding of grace and holiness.

We believe as we live our lives in a way that brings glory to God we will have a positive impact on our community. We are committed to standing for justice and with those who need help.

We believe it is impossible for us to be a Christian community without having an impact on our neighbors, community, or town.

We are your church in Rock Hall.

How exciting!

We would love to have you join our church family.  Your first step is to contact the pastor or attend one of his Pizza with the Pastor.

He goes out every month on the 2nd Sunday to a local restaurant for lunch and invites anyone from the congregations to join him.  This is a perfect time to find ask questions about where our church is headed and how you can be a part of it.

There are lots of questions about baptism because different churches practice it differently.  As Methodists, we strive to hold to the ancient orthodox understanding of the sacrament.  We are always excited to baptize new members and their children into our faith family.

You can read about the Methodist understanding of the sacrament in the blog post “It’s just the beginning, Baptism”

Our churches are excellent venues for weddings.  We have ample parking and beautiful sanctuaries.  We would love to help you start your marriage off well.

If you are interested in getting married in one of our churches, your first step is to contact our pastor.



CHANGE

Nothing stays the same.  In this world, it’s impossible not to change.  So why not let God, the one who created you, do the changing, instead of just leaving it up to happenstance, gravity, and father time…all of which are very unforgiving.

God wants to do things in you that will bless your life and the generations that follow after you.  He begins this work when we simply yield ourselves to his will, it’s that simple.  Jesus has done everything for you to be able to live in a relationship with God.

But I didn’t say it was easy.  It takes dedication, perseverance, and intention to live the life that God has created you for; it simply won’t happen by accident.

I tell my kids that if they want the life that everyone else has, then they can do what everyone else does; but if they want a truly remarkable life, then they are going to have to live differently.  This different life requires a relationship with God.  That’s why change is necessary.

This change comes about by taking a series of small steps, focusing on just the next one in view of the goal; not looking at how far we have to go before we arrive.  Just focus on the next step.

For many people, the first step is admitting their rebellion to God.  Asking God for forgiveness, and surrendering their life to following Jesus.  Those may sound like big steps, but Jesus makes it all possible.

I’ve written a blog post that describes our process for experiencing life change and spiritual maturity, you can READ IT HERE.