A Message from Pastor Kathy

From Pastor Kathy – January 4, 2020
Below you will find a link to a recent agreement released by a group within the United Methodist Church. This agreement refers to a separation within the denomination. Understand that no official ruling has taken place. This will occur in May of this year  at the general conference to be held in Minneapolis Minnesota. 
 I know many of you will have some great concerns about what this means for Sandy Mount United Methodist Church. The traditional plan, that was put into place effective January 1 of this year, requires more stringent adherence to language that excludes clergy from conducting same-sex marriages, and does not allow for the ordination of those who self-identity as  LBGTQIA+.  As a result of this impasse, the United Methodist Church very well may be heading towards a separation. 
 Again, I emphasize that nothing has been put into place as of yet. Only the general conference can make legislative decisions on behalf of the United Methodist Church. Once that conference convenes we will determine our next steps as a denomination, as an annual conference, and as the church known as Sandy Mount United Methodist Church. 
At this point I ask two things. First, please be in prayer for the United Methodist Church. This is a time of serious transition, a time of uncertainty, and a time that could easily be plagued with fear. Please pray.
 Second, if any kind of voting needs to occur within our individual church, only those who are members of this church will have voting rights. If you would like your voice and your vote to be heard, I ask that you prayerfully consider joining the church. I want as many voices to be counted, considered, and appreciated. 
This is a critical juncture for the United Methodist Church, and yet as Sandy Mount United Methodist Church, we will continue to share the gospel message of Jesus Christ in every way that we can. As I’ve said before, we will continue to feed the hungry. We will continue to provide clothing for those who need it. We will continue to help meet the needs of our neighbors and beyond, because that is what we are called to do as followers of Jesus Christ.
 Each of us was called for such a time as this. I am truly honored to be serving as your pastor even during these times of uncertainty. We are the church, and we will continue to share God’s love to all we meet in every way that we can. May God be with each of us as we continue to search our hearts and to seek ways to share the love of Jesus Christ. Amen.

United to Love: Praying Our Way Forward

This past Saturday, Bishop Easterling and other leaders from across the BWC gathered for a town hall meeting following the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. The 3-hour meeting was recorded, and is now available on our website.
Visit https://youtu.be/d0v6VZjo1iQ to watch. In addition, a series of PowerPoint slides from Tom Starnes, BWC Chancellor, that was shown during the meeting, is also online

Amazon Smile

Sandy Mount UMC is now on Amazon Smile! Shop on Amazon and have .5% of purchases coming back to Sandy Mount to support our church!
Steps to set up:
Type in Sandy Mount United Methodist Church as your designated charity.
Every time you shop on Amazon, begin by going to smile.amazon.com and your donations will automatically be made to our church!
If you forget and go straight to Amazon.com, a question will pop up asking if you still want to support SMUMC – say yes! and you will be transferred to the correct location.
Or, click our unique link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1174222

Summer Worship

Summer Schedule

June 25th through September 3rd 2017

Summer Worship Schedule at Sandy Mount United Methodist Church. Each Sunday will have
opportunities to worship at 2 services, 9:30-10:30 am, and a Chapel Service from 11-11:30 am.
Styles of worship will alternate at the 9:30 service.
9:30 service schedule:
June 25 – Traditional
July 2 – Traditional
July 9 – Prayer and Praise
July 16 – Prayer and Praise
July 23 – Traditional
July 30 – Traditional
August 6 – Prayer and Praise
August 13 – Prayer and Praise
August 20 – Traditional 
August 27 – Prayer and Praise
September 3 – Prayer and Praise
On September 10, 2017 there will be a combined service at 10 am to begin the Sunday School Year.
The Sunday School Picnic will follow the service. House of Blessings will be invited to attend worship with Sandy
Mount on this Sunday.

Confirmation Class 2017

Important Documents:

Current Employment Opportunities @ SMUMC

Posted August 28th:

SMUMC is seeking a part time Custodian. The work days and hours are Monday through Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The hours can be flexible.

We know there are individuals in the community who are seeking part time employment. We also know the most effective way to locate the right individual is through word of mouth. We are asking for your assistance. Please share this information with members of your church community, family members, neighbors or anyone else who may have contacts.


Performs custodial and basic maintenance duties of the church facility in order to maintain a sanitary, physically safe environment for Church and YMCA Chipmunk Pre-School activities.

  • Clean, Set-up and prepare classrooms, sanctuary, fellowship hall, kitchen and other areas. Includes sweeping, vacuuming, dusting floors, windows and furniture.
  • Empty trash containers
  • Replace light bulbs and perform general maintenance
  • Inspect entrance areas and outside perimeter areas
  • Work with Trustees on maintenance projects

For application or additional information:

            Sandy Mount UMC

            2101 Old Westminster Pike

            Finksburg, MD 21048



An Invitation to Serve in Praise and Thanksgiving:

Every Wednesday at 7 pm in the choir room beginning September 16, 2015.

The Chancel Choir will begin rehearsing general anthems for the fall season on Wednesday September 16, 2015. Most of the members are returning but we have several voices in the Alto and Tenor sections that should be filled. It makes it easier for each section to have 4-5 voices so that we can support the music and praise Him with confidence. Please consider serving in this vital music ministry. We welcome all who have a heart to serve. Each choir member has experienced God taking hold and straightening out the crooked places when we sing on Sunday morning.

We will start working on music for the Advent/Christmas season so that we will be able to offer a mini-concert prior to the Christmas Eve Traditional Service again this year. Please consider lending your voice to the mix. We are a friendly joyful bunch, expressing our gratitude attitude through music. Do not fret about reading music many current members do not. We look forward to praising Him on Sunday, September 20th with a combined effort from One Accord and the Chancel Choir on “I’ll Fly Away.” So come and prepare!

If you are being led to sing for the Glory of our Lord contact: Connie Clarke 410-861-8774


We have received your registration. Please remember that registration is not complete until payment is made to the church office.
Cash/Checks can be made payable to Sandy Mount UMC and dropped off to the church office or mailed to 2101 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, MD 21048

Women’s Retreat

Reflections: The Woman That God Sees

2018 Women’s Retreat at SMUMC

April 21, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sandy Mount United Methodist Church

Please complete this registration form and return it with payment to the Church office by: April 14, 2018

Space is limited to first come first served. Sandy Mount Church is handicapped accessible.
Registration on is not complete until payment is received.
The registration on fee is $20.00 per person, which includes two meals and supplies for the day.
Any questions please contact Terri Pittinger (410-218-6423)

VBS Registration


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