Volume 121 | Issue 6 | December 2019/ January 2020 -

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The Carillon


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Member News

Second Saturday  Dinner

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Sunday School!

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Mission News

Give Ye Them To Eat

An integrated development program

Dear Covenant Friends,
The work with GYTTE the Give Ye Them To Eat Ministry in the state of Puebla Mexico is going great. We thank you so much for your prayers as we begin work with this ministry!

Today we are writing to remind you that #GivingTuesday is coming up. In case you are new to this, it is a time when United Methodist’s join together to give for ministries and missionaries. So, it’s a great opportunity to make your annual gift for Nan McCurdy #10801Z and/or Miguel Mairena #12877z. And you can also make a gift of love to GYTTE #07629A.

To Donate put Donate Now Global Ministries Give Now into your search engine. When the page comes up it will have places for your information. In the box for Project/Partner put the information for Nan or Miguel or GYTTE. Thank you so much!

GYTTE is doing well and helping others feel God’s love and have a better life, especially rural people of the state of Puebla.


We have helped six families have straw-bale homes since the September 2017 earthquake. They are cooler and more resistant and we will help more families build homes before the year is over. Various groups have worked on houses and next week we will have a group from Pennsylvania and a group of Mexican pastors including the bishop, who is from Tlancualpican where the Tree of Life Center is. She is amazing and the first woman Bishop in this conference.

We planted corn this year and the harvest was good. Most of it went for the goats and sheep that are eventually sold at inexpensive prices to farm families.

In September we had a Training Course for 20 Health Promoters. Veronica Palacios is the very talented women who designs and facilitates the courses. The women ultimately serve their families, churches and communities. There are US medical groups during the year and the Promoters travel to impoverished areas to help them out.

The week of the training in Tlancualpican at the Tree of Life Center they had a Health Fair in a neighboring town. They taught about Diabetes and checked glucose levels; Heart health and took blood pressure; basic hygiene; taught all about dental care and more.

And the most interesting part was that we had a group from Brentwood UMC in Tennessee with us. They participated in the Training, encouraged the women and formed friendships with them. It was a marvelous week. They also visited families with straw-bale homes, they painted a building, learned about the farm and spent time with the staff. One member is a Pastor at Brentwood and she was asked to preach – she was great!

We hope to host you here sometime in the near future.
                            In God's Love,
                                    Nan & Miguel

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Calm & Bright. 200 Years of Silent Night

As I pondered how we would gather in worship during the coming Advent and Christmas season, I was drawn to a series from Marcia McFee which is based in scripture and the beloved hymn “Silent Night, Holy Night.” I’ll share with you some of her words.

The classic hymn, “Silent Night,” first made its debut on Christmas Eve, 1818 at the St. Nicholas chapel in Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. The melody by composer Franz Gruber is instantly recognizable from the first few notes, and the original text by Joseph Mohr has been translated from the original German into over 140 languages. In 1914, just four years shy of the 100th anniversary of “Silent Night” [some] soldiers fighting in World War I along the Western Front held a ceasefire…out of mutual respect for the holiday. Members from the opposing sides…sang Christmas carols together, including the beloved hymn “Silent Night.” Today, churches all over the world gather together each year on Christmas Eve to light candles, sing “Silent Night,” and participate in a timeless tradition.

At the time of this writing in 2018, our communities, our churches, and our world  are torn and divided about many issues…Families fight, politicians argue, ignorance and hate are widespread on the Internet, and sometimes we feel that hope, peace, love, and light are missing from our lives. Perhaps this Christmas could be a time of ceasefire from our own sources of conflict. Perhaps this year, we will raise our voices in song to celebrate the birth of Christ with a spirit of peace and love that transcends all barriers…perhaps the silence will help us to listen, hearing the voices of others more clearly and drawing us to hear Jesus’ cry in them. 

Brothers and sisters, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not let them be afraid.” I pray that in worship and prayer, God will help you in this Advent and Christmas to claim Christ’s promise. Let’s make this a season of “calm and bright” so that we may become agents of Christ’s peace, joy, love and light. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pastor Martha

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 Birthdays & Anniversaries here

Upcoming Worship

December-January Worship


"Silent Night" Advent Series

In this season of waiting we sing "Silent Night," a beloved hymn

which is 200 years old this year.

December 2

First Sunday of Advent: Peace

"Heavenly Peace"

Isaiah 2:1-4, 9:2, 6-7

December 9

Second Sunday of Advent: Joy

"Glories Stream"

Psalm 86:9-11, 2:8-20

December 16

Third Sunday of Advent: Love

"Redeeming Grace"

John 1:1-18

December 23

Fourth Sunday of Advent: Hope

"Let Us Sing"

Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 2:1-12

December 24

Christmas Eve

Family Worship: 5:00 PM

Evening Worship: 8:00 PM

"Calm and Bright"

Luke 2:1-20

December 30

First Sunday of Christmas

Lessons and Carols

Journey through the Gospel of Mark

This series will continue until Easter

January 6


Beginning of the Good News

Mark 1:1-20

January 13

First Sunday after Epiphany

He cured many who were sick...

Mark 1:21-45

January 20

Second Sunday after Epiphany


Mark 2:1-22

January 27

Third Sunday after Epiphany

God's Crop

Mark 4:1-34

Upcoming Group Meetings

December-January Group Meetings &

Bible Studies

Young Adult Group

For more info

Contact rumcyoungadultgroup@gmail.com

New Day Circle

Thursday, December 13 at Lorraine Sparrow's home & January 3 at 9:30 am

For more info

Contact Judy Nierman


Mary Martha Circle

Wednesday, December 12 & January 9

at 11:45 am

For more info

Contact Suzanne Everly


Evening Women's Group

Wednesday, January 23

at 7:30 pm

For more info

Contact Ann Potteiger


Men's Mastermind Group

Tuesday, December 11 & January 8

at 7:00 pm | Conf Room

For more info

Contact Brent Gulick


Second Saturday

RUMC Dinner

Saturday, December 9 from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm (right after church) &

January 12 from 5:00-7:00 pm

For more info

Contact Keshika Dias


Adult Fellowship

Sunday School

Every Sunday at 9:15 am

Room 104

For more info

Contact Julian Sparrow


Upcoming December Events

Second Saturday RUMC Dinner

SUNDAY, December 9 | 11:30 am- 1:30 pm (right after church)

Angel Tree Deadline

December 9

The Angel Tree project is a success. 30 children will have a wonderful Christmas because of our generous church members and friends. Everyone had fun shopping and the act of giving to others. Cub Scout Pack 928 joined the project adopting  6 angels, The gifts will be delivered to The Salvation Army to make ready for the Christmas Holiday.

Christmas Eve Services

December 24 | Family service at 5:00 pm & Candlelight service as 8:00 pm

Upcoming January Events

Second Saturday RUMC Dinner

January 12 | 5-7 pm | Wesley Hall

Connections Lunch

January 27 | 11:30 am | Wesley Hall

Mark Your Calendars!

Pancake Breakfast

February 17 | 11:30 am | Wesley Hall

For more information on any of the above events, please reference the Online PDF link/download below

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Dear God, thank you for sending the angels to proclaim the good news of Christ’s birth to come. Help us to focus on the meaning of their message    

                                                                                                   In Jesus’ name,                                                         Amen.

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Rockville, MD 20850


Rockville United Methodist Church

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