During the month of January, we will be collecting winter clothing and shoes for men, women and children and nonperishable food for the Frederick Rescue Mission, including Faith House. Faith House is for homeless women and children. The clothing and shoes do not have to be new. Good used clothing and shoes are acceptable. All kinds of winter clothing are needed.  Some suggestions are: winter coats; socks; hats; gloves; shirts; slacks; scarves; and lap robes. In addition to collecting for the residents, these items are provided to everyone who is in need.  There are two large boxes at the front of the Sanctuary for collection of winter clothing, shoes and nonperishable food. The most urgent non-perishable food items needed are:  canned vegetables and fruit; canned soup; cereal; tuna fish; peanut butter and jelly; spaghetti sauce and related products. Also, toiletries are needed, especially soap and toilet tissue.  Financial help is urgently needed for the Frederick Rescue Mission to buy fresh food items. You can use an envelope on the back of the church pew, mark it: "Frederick Rescue Mission” and place your donation in the offering plate.    Checks should be made payable to:  Providence U. M. Church.  You can also mail your contribution to our Financial Secretary, Julie Thompson, 3716  Kemptown Church Road, Monrovia, Md. 21770.  With God's Blessings.


    The following quote is the first paragraph of a letter from Operation Gratitude thanking our church and others for Christmas cards written and sent to the troops:

    “On behalf of Operation Gratitude and the heroes who receive our care packages. I thank you for your generous donation of 464 Christmas cards and your dedication to our mission.  Your contribution will enable us to send over 200,000 ‘chock full’ Care Packages this year to the tens of thousands of brave men and women still deployed overseas in harsh and remote areas; to their children anxiously awaiting their return; and to Veterans, New Recruits, First Responders, Wounded Heroes, and their Care Givers. Signed by  Kevin M. Schmiegel, CEO”

    We had a second shipment of 50 cards for a total of 514.  In 2018, we hope to get an earlier start on this project and our goal is to write 1,000 Christmas cards for the troops.


Grace Bag Ministry
Care and Concern
Local Mission
VIM Trips
Nursing Home Visitation
Sick and Shut-in Visitation
Chancel Choir with instrumental support for local  Nursing Homes
Local school support to Kemptown Elementary,  Base Damascus School, and Urbana School  Supply Drive
Urbana Food Drive
Board of Child Care Support
Mission of the Month for Children and Adults
Frederick Rescue Mission
Native American
Heifer Project
Imagine No Malaria
Heartly House
Pennies for Potatoes
Board of Child Care
Damascus Help
Toys for Tots
Red Bird Mission
Kemptown Christmas Project
Vacation Bible School-free to the community
Support Ministry to Troop 1023, Pack 369, Adventure Crew
Welcome Visitors
UMYF Local Mission to Community