University United Methodist Church - College Park, MD
Monday, May 20, 2019
We are seeking to be like Christ

Monthly Announcements

University United Methodist Church

A Reconciling Congregation

3621 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740 

301-422-1400 -



Twitter: @UUMCCollegePark

Instagram: uumc_collegepark


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




Mission Statement

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




10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Theme – Fall into Fitness

October 7 – Communion

Physical Nourishment and Spiritual Nourishment

October 14 – UUMC/UMD Homecoming Sunday

Spiritual and Physical Conditioning

October 21

It Hurts to Stretch

October 28 – Birthday and Anniversary Recognitions

The Spirit Is Willing, but the Flesh Is Weak

Homecoming Sunday (October 14)

In conjunction with Homecoming Weekend at the University of Maryland, we will have Homecoming at UUMC on Sunday on October 14th.  Just as alumni, current staff and students, along with prospectives, show up at a college homecoming game, we are inviting UMD alumni of staff and students, as well as family and friends of UMMC members, and all persons interested in UUMC to join us in worship with a time of fellowship immediately following in the parlor. UMD alumni, faculty, and students are invited to wear school paraphernalia.

Spiritual Growth Opportunities

Pastor’s Small Group Class  

The Pastor’s Small Group Study convenes every Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the parlor.  Come and engage in conversations that supplement our sermon series, “Fall into Fitness.” The focus will be spiritual and physical fitness.

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. 

Fellowship Opportunities

Potluck Meal (October 14)

DUE TO THE SET UP FOR THE RUMMAGE SALE THERE WILL NOT BE A POTLUCK THIS MONTH.  Please gather in the parlor for refreshments and fellowship.

UMD Football Parking

UUMC is looking for football parking volunteers. NO EXPERIENCE is necessary (instructions are provided). Come out and fellowship, make a positive difference in the community, and show some Maryland pride! Any amount of time you can volunteer is appreciated. You can sign up through the link on the church’s website.  For more information, see the parking insert in your bulletin or on the table in the narthex.  You can also contact Kenny Theodos (203-437-5610 or

Mission/Outreach Opportunities

(1)   Loaves and Fishes Café (October 21)

On the third Sunday of each month, after worship, we enter into a time of service as we share a hot meal with the community.  Volunteers are always welcome to visit with our guests, help serve, or assist in the kitchen.  Set up and clean up assistance is needed also.  Questions? Contact Ellen Brown (, Susan Howley (, or Sarah Wakefield ( 


(2)   Help-by-Phone Food Bank

Help by Phone, Ltd. serves seven food pantries, open five days a week, to meet the needs of large numbers of people who simply do not have enough food on any given day.  Let’s support these food pantries by donating the following canned or dried food items in the original unopened packaging. Please confirm that the expiration dates have not passed. 


grits                 pancake mix & syrup              baby food                    beef stew        pudding & Jell-O

dry milk           coffee & tea                            cocoa                          cold cereals     macaroni & cheese

rice                  peanut butter                           jelly                              tuna                 pork and beans

pasta               canned fruits & veggies          pasta sauce                 oatmeal           soups              

      Donations can be placed in the wooden box in the narthex. 

Upcoming Events

Rummage Sale (October 19-20)

Now is the time to fill a bag or box with items you no longer want or need.  Please place your donations on the stage in the gym.  Contact Sarah Wakefield (301-262-7262) or Bob Roberson (301-779-0623) to schedule large item donation drop-offs or drop-offs outside of normal office hours.  Set up for the Rummage Sale will be Sunday, October 14th, in the gym.  Volunteers are needed to assist with set up all week.  Sarah Wakefield and Bob Roberson can provide daily set up times.  The sale will be 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, October 19th, and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 20st. Volunteers are also needed on Saturday after the sale for break down and clean up.

Pit Clean Up (October 28)

Immediately after worship starting around 12pm, volunteers are needed to clean up the pit area.  All you need is a pair of gloves. To celebrate our good work, we will end with S’mores.

Young Adult All Hallows Eve Pit Event (October 31)

Young Adults are invited to gather at the pit beginning at 8 p.m. for a safe alternative to Halloween activities.  The event is free and open for all to enjoy a time of fellowship.

Looking Ahead

All Saints Sunday (November 4)

Thanksgiving Meal (November 22)

Conversation on A Way Forward (November 29)


General Announcements

Tuesday 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 will be held every Thursday at 7 pm in the gym, beginning Thursday, September 6th.

Classes are free and open to the community. All fitness levels are welcome! For more information, contact Rev. Rochelle Andrews (


Go Electronic

It is always a good time to go electronic.  Just think, you can stay informed and financially contribute.  

-       Stay informed by getting UUMC reminders and announcements 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.)


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: