University United Methodist Church College Park, MD
Thursday, August 17, 2017
We are seeking to be like Christ

Christian Formation


We have a variety of Christian Formation opportunities for

  • We consider Christian Formation to be the lifelong journey of growing in faith. Through prayer, worship, study, fellowship, and mission we can experience spiritual growth in our lives.
  • We recognize that Christian Formation is the continual process that gives purpose and meaning to our lives as followers of Christ.  UUMC strives to offer opportunities for learning and growth and support for one another as we seek to be like Christ.
  • In addition to the age-specific opportunities below, we have events throughout the year for all ages, such as our Fall Fest and seasonal workshops, e.g., during Lent. 


We recognize that our Christian faith journey continues throughout our lives. Our church offers adults a variety of opportunities for learning and growth.

Sunday Morning at 9:30 a.m.:

Chapel Class

The Chapel Sunday School Class is led by Mary Norman.  It meets in the chapel every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. except during the summer it meets at 8:30 a.m. Come grow in the knowledge of God and His will for you.  You don’t know what you are missing if you are not in a Sunday school class.  No one is too old to learn more.

Pastor’s Small Group Class

Pastor Sherri leads a small group class on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor, except during the summer.  

The Study of Ephesians (October 23-November 20)
Paul Schwobel will be leading a study of the Epistle of Ephesians.  All are welcome to attend the study on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor.  No prior experience necessary.  This class is open to beginner and advance bible students.
Cluster Disciples Classes 

For additional information or questions about the Disciple classes contact Douglas A. Mangum of College Park UMC by email ( or by phone (301-474-7874). You can also speak with Candy Fosta, Carla Clemons, or Frances Notley of UUMC who participated in the Disciple Classes last year.


Disciple I 

Disciple 1 Class (the red book) meets Monday nights at 6:30 p.m.



Disciple II 
Disciples II Class meets at UUMC (parlor) on Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. 


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Youth Activities

United Methodist Youth Fellowship - Our young people in grades 6 through 12 get together for a range of activities that focus on:

faith + fellowship + fun!


 Sunday School

Children’s Church 

It is just as important for our young people to be living out our mission as it is for our adults; therefore, we are bringing back Children’s Church on the Second Sunday of each month.  After the passing of the peace, the children (ages 2 and up) will be dismissed to the chapel for Children’s Church.  This will be a time for the children to sing, learn Bible stories, and have crafts associated with the lesson for the day.  The children should be picked up from the chapel after worship.  

The nursery is available for children who are potty-trained children up to 4 years of age.   Parents are welcome to take their children to a safe, loving environment while they worship.  Children must be signed in and out by their parent or authorized adult. The nursery is open from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.