University United Methodist Church - College Park, MD
Monday, July 22, 2019
We are seeking to be like Christ


University United Methodist Church

A Reconciling Congregation

3621 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740 

301-422-1400 -




Office Hours – Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm  





Mission Statement

To make disciples for Christ for the transformation of the world 'by uniting the two so long divided - knowledge and vital faith'.


Worship Schedule

  9:15 a.m. Spiritual Growth Small Group (parlor)

10:30 a.m. Worship (sanctuary) and Fellowship (parlor)

10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School (parlor)

FYI – If you are unable to make it to worship, you can watch us on Facebook.  We live stream the sermons on Sunday mornings. All sermons are archived on Facebook for future viewing.



Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month during morning worship.  As United Methodists, we have an open table. There are no conditions for church membership or completion of a class required.

The baptized present are all invited, even if they belong to a different church. Those not baptized are not barred from receiving, but “should be counseled and nurtured toward baptism as soon as possible. In addition, there is no minimum age. Even baptized infants are invited to whatever degree they’re able to participate in the Great Thanksgiving—even if that’s simply being held in their mother’s arms while they sleep. They are part of what we are all doing together, so they are welcome to receive.”


Children’s Sunday School/KidsUniversity (KU)

KidsUniversity is our Children’s Sunday School Program.  Parents can give their undivided attention to participating in worship while their children learn in a safe environment.  KU is held at 10:30 a.m. in the parlor. 


Fragrance Allergies

Please be respectful of persons in the congregation with fragrance allergies and strive to limit the amount of fragrances you bring into the sanctuary.  Fragrances can be found in lotions, perfumes, hand sanitizers, shampoos, and many other items.  Persons extremely sensitive to fragrances may want to consider sitting near the front of the sanctuary or in the sections just to the left or right to try to prevent an allergic reaction.


Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer is available in the sanctuary and parlor to help prevent the spread of germs. 


Building Accessibility

There are three main entrances if you are visiting UUMC – the white double doors, and two sets of glass doors.  The white double doors serve as the main entrance to the church. During the week, when the doors are locked, please use the buzzer/intercom system to gain entry to the building. The Office Manager will direct you where to go based on the reason for your visit. These doors are unlocked during worship.  If visiting for worship, turn immediately to the right and walk down the long hallway to the sanctuary. The middle set of glass doors are the handicap accessible entrance. It is best to call the church, in advance, to ensure there is someone to assist with entry into the building. The set of glass doors closes to Campus Drive are only used when there are services in the sanctuary.


Handicap Parking and Accessibility

There are handicap parking spaces as you turn into the main drive away near the handicap accessible entrance.  There are additional handicap parking spaces in the main parking lot near the steps to the main entrance. The handicap accessible entrance is through the middle set of glass doors at the front of the church. It is best to call the church, in advance, to ensure there is someone to assist with entry into the building.


Prayer Line

UUMC has an electronic prayer line.  Persons wanting to share a prayer request or praise report can send a message to  You can also send a message to the same email address with the subject notation “ADD ME” if you would like to receive prayer line messages. 


Go Electronic

You can stay informed and financially contribute electronically.   

-       Get your announcements, reminders, and notifications electronically.  All you have to do is send an email to

-       Give electronically through your bank or by using Vanco.  It is as simple as 1, 2, 3.  Step 1 – Go to your banking website. Step 2 – Sign up for bill pay. Step 3 – Add University United Methodist Church as a payee (no fees apply). Another option is to use the Vanco bill pay by going to the church’s website ( and clicking the “donate online” button on the home page. (Vanco charges a nominal service fee.)


UUMC Recycling

There are blue PAPER recycle bins around the inside of church.  ALL paper recycling, including cardboard, poster board, etc. can be placed these bins.  Cardboard boxes must be broken down before putting them in the bin. Large quantities of paper recycling can be placed in the large bin in the parking lot next to the dumpster.  Please recycle and encourage others to do the same, so we do our part to reduce our carbon footprint and help the environment.


Flower Chart

The flower chart is posted on the large bulletin board (to the left) as you enter the church through the white double doors. Flowers are $53 per week for two arrangements.  Flower payments may be placed in the offering plate or sent to the church office.  Please remember to make your payment at least one week before your sign up date.


Coffee Hour Hosts

Do you enjoy the refreshments and the fellowship each Sunday after worship?  Do you know how easy it is to serve as a host for coffee hour?  All you have to do is sign up for the Sundays you desire to host. The sign-up sheet can be found in the parlor or on the main bulletin board (near the kitchen) next to the flower chart. Maybe you want to host during your birthday month or anniversary month?  You can even host to celebrate or honor a special occasion in your life.


TNB – Tuesday Night Basketball

The gym is open Tuesdays between 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. for co-ed, pick-up basketball games for persons 18+. No charge. For more information, contact Tim Snyder (


Wednesday Yoga

Yoga is being offered in the gym on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.  Bring your yoga mat and water bottle. Classes are open to persons 14+ and are free of charge.  For more information, contact Rev. Rochelle Andrews (


Thursday Zumba

Zumba fitness classes are held every Thursday at 7 pm in the gym. Classes are free and open to the community. All fitness levels are welcome! For more information, contact Rev. Rochelle Andrews (


Staff Contacts

Dr. Sherri E. Wood-Powe: Pastor,

Rev. Rochelle Andrews: Minister of Community Engagement,

           Stephanie Brewer: Director of Nursery School,

                               Millicent Scarlett: Interim Director of Music,        

Stephen Wright: Interim Office Manager,

Kenny Miller: Building Engineer,

Beverly Babcock: Musician,   

Prayer Request Line: