F A Q
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
Rockville United Methodist Church is located in downtown Rockville, Maryland, in the
Historic District, at the intersection of W. Montgomery Avenue and Jefferson St. on
Montgomery Avenue. We are two blocks down from the Rockville Police Department and
one block from the Bombay Bistro.
What are your office hours?
September through May: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
June through August: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
How do I get in touch with the pastor?
Call the church office during office hours: 301-762-2288
What is your Sunday morning schedule?
8:30 a.m Worship
10:30 a.m Worship
Where can I park?
There is guest and handicapped parking in the main parking lot right next to the church,
with entrances off both W. Montgomery Avenue and Jefferson Street. There is a larger
overflow parking lot across from the church on the Jefferson Street side.
When I arrive, where should I go?
The best entrances are right on the parking lot next to the church. The entrance facing the
Jefferson Street side of the church leads right into the entry way and sanctuary. The
entrance closest to Inter Faith Works is the office entrance, but will also lead you to the
sanctuary. If you are coming to the 8:30 service, the Chapel is located on the W.
Montgomery Avenue side of the church, under the breezeway to the left, as you face the
Are children welcome in the services?
Of course! Children are welcome at all of our services and are encouraged to worship with
Are the worship services different?
Our 8:30 a.m., 1/2 hour service, is held in our chapel and is for those who
like an intimate worship experience. Communion is shared with adults, children, and
guests every Sunday. The 10:30 a.m., held in the Sanctuary, is family worship
for all ages. It provides a mix of worship styles and music. On the first Sunday of the
month, Communion is shared with adults, children, and guests.
May I take communion?
Yes! Our communion services are open to all those who believe that Jesus is the Risen
Savior. Children are encouraged to take communion at the discretion of their parents.
Infants may be brought to the altar for a blessing. We serve non-alcoholic juice and bread.
What do I wear to services?
Your presence is appreciated and your worship honors God. You will see a mix of clothing,
from suits to casual. Come and help us worship!
What is the makeup of the congregation?
Rockville UMC is a diverse congregation made up of people of all ages, backgrounds, and
economic levels. Besides people from the U.S., our membership and constituency
includes families from: Africa, Sri Lanka, South America, and Asia.
What do you do during bad weather?
During the week, the church follows the schedule for Montgomery County Schools. If the
schools open two hours late, the office will open at 11:00 a.m. If the schools are closed the
office will be closed for the day and evening activities will be cancelled. Snow will be
removed at the end of a storm to reduce costs. Call the church voice mail for further
announcements: 301-762-2288 On Sundays check: WTOP Radio 103.5 FM or 820 AM; ABC
Channel 7 (27 on Comcast); or News Channel 8 on Cable.