Walkersville United Methodist Church
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Walkersville UMC - Mt. Pleasant UMC - Mt. Zion UMC

22 Main Street, Walkersville, Maryland 21793

301-845-9860 (OFFICE)              301-845-9863 (FAX)


 Reverend Mike Henning, 240-313-8861, revmikehenning@gmail.com
Pastor Richard Gibbs, 301-606-5008 or, mypastorrich@aol.com
Pastor Gibbs Office, 301-898-5292
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Our Sunday Service Schedule
8:15 Communion
9:30 Traditional w/Sunday School
11:00 Praise Worship

·         November 25:  Christ the King Sunday “Christ, No Ordinary King.” (****Poinsettia Orders due.)

·         November 30:  Friday, “Hanging of the Greens” @ 1 PM (help decorate Sanctuary.)

·         December 1:  Saturday, Christkindlmarket @WUMC 12-6 PM. music, food, and crafts.

·         December 2:  1st Sunday in Advent; “Mary of Nazareth.”


·         December 5:  Wednesday, @ 7:30 PM, Town’s Annual Tree Lighting at Creamery Park.  WUMC choir to sing.

 ·         December 9:  2nd Sunday in Advent; “Joseph of Bethlehem.” 

·         December 15:  Saturday, Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 – 10:30 AM in Georgetown Hall. Contact Paula Brockman.

·         December 16: 3rd Sunday in Advent; Erin Hogan to speak of her Missionary work in Uganda.

·         December 19: Wednesday, Children’s Christmas Pageant @ 7PM at WUMC’s Georgetown Hall.

·         December 23:  4th Sunday of Advent: “Christmas Cantata Service.” ****ONE SERVICE SUNDAY @ 10AM.

·         December 24:  Monday, Christmas Eve Services; “Anything But a Silent Night!”

o   Children’s Worship @ 7 PM – bring family and friends.

o   Spirited Traditional Service @ 9 PM, (Trans-Siberian Orchestra Concert @ 8:30).

o   Candlelight @ 11PM, (English Hand Bell Christmas Concert starts @ 10:15).

·         December 30:  Lessons & Carols   ****ONE SERVICE SUNDAY @ 10AM.


·         January 6, 2019:  Communion, Epiphany Sunday  ****ONE SERVICE SUNDAY @ 10AM.

o   Fellowship brunch for all follows in Georgetown Hall, (Sponsored by the Worship Committee.)



Next deadline for your announcement, or news

getting into the next Saddlebag is November 15th.

Bring it to the church office, or email it to secretary@walkersvilleumc.org


If you would like to receive the SADDLEBAG by e-mail, please send your e-mail address to secretary@walkersvilleumc.org 






Upcoming Dates


Sunday, 11/18 HS Youth Group 6:30-8:30 pm

Monday, 11/19 MS Youth Group After school until 5 pm.


THANKSGIVING - Enjoy your friends and family


Sunday, 11/25 Both MS and HS Youth Group 6:30-8:30 pm.


Sunday, 12/2 This is a Youth Group Fundraiser (Painting Class Event).  Working to help subsidize the cost of our Youth Group Christian Retreat.  I hope everyone can come and participate, spread the word and help out!  Doors open at 2:30 and the painting starts at 3:00.  This will be our Youth Group gathering for the weekend!  Info is on the church and youth group Facebook pages.


Retreat Reminder is "Ignite" March 22-24th at River Valley Ranch.



Contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Rhonda Ramsburg

Director of Youth Ministries

Walkersville United Methodist Church

(240) 409-1984 Cell





We are requesting that each Sunday, our families bring in non-perishable food items (cereal, soup, etc.) for our local food bank.  This summer, the Food Bank is in need of peanut butter, spaghetti sauce and toilet paper.  Egg cartons are needed to re-package bulk eggs for the families.  

All donations will be brought up to the altar and blessed prior to being delivered to the Glade Valley Food Bank.



The Women's Group of WUMC would like to invite all women of the church, young and old, to join us this Monday, November 19th at 6pm in Georgetown Hall for fellowship and support before the craziness of the holidays begin. We will be serving a light supper of soup, salad, bread and dessert. Please consider taking time out of your busy schedule to spend time with friends and get spiritually centered before the start of the holiday season. Just think of it as a night off from cooking and a time to recharge. We can all use more laughter in our life and I am sure there will be plenty of that. Please RSVP via email to Sharon Whitmer at whitmerfamily@verizon.net so we can be sure to have enough food.

Adult Fellowship & Fun Time
We are looking for ideas/hosts for Fall Events.  
Please e-mail Leslie Baker, labbaker@gmail.com
 with your suggestions and offers to host.  
(Shows, dinners, pot lucks, special activities etc., are all welcome ideas.)


The following items are needed:

Donations Due TODAY, November 18.

Twin sheets (New);     Towels, washcloths (New);     New or Gently Used Blankets

New or Gently Used Kitchen Supplies (pots, pans, dishes);                Gas gift cards.



Come be a part of something really cool.

 We are in need of helpers for Sunday School. It's easy & fun...assisting with the children. Contact Paula Brockman, Nancy Jones for more info.

   We have great children here at WUMC, so come over and join us.

Sunday School is ongoing, See ya there!




A second coordinator is needed to order altar flower requests every other month.


We also order and arrange the Poinsettias and Lilies for the holidays.

Contact Kim Slawter kimlynnann@comcast.net, or call 301-639-6517.




The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry, Inc. is to bring Christ's Love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen.


Psst... You don't have to come to the church to pray.

Pray for these folks in your own sanctuary as necessary.


Thank you and God bless!


Angela Kleimola



Think about it...what if you were the one in prison, alone?  Wouldn't you want some to pray for you?



Every Sunday 10:30 am in Georgetown Hall.
Come join our Team.
You can be the Host, or Hostess of this event.


If you would like to join us, please e-mail Leslie Baker, labbaker@gmail.com.

The job consists of arriving about 20 minutes early to start the coffee and 'prep' the snacks and then leaving the service just before the final benediction to set the coffee and snacks out.




Outreach Opportunities in our Community

Many people have expressed an interest on how to serve others in our community.

Here is a list of programs that welcome help...


GVCS Food Bank

Located in basement of Walkersville Town Hall. Food Bank is open Monday evenings and Thursday afternoons, but volunteers are also needed throughout the week for food pickups and unloading.  

Contact Juan McCoy, volunteer coordinator, at Juan.McCoy@comcast.net or call the Food Bank at 301-845-4229.

Food Bank Wish List

Canned soup, Peanut butter, Toilet paper, Hamburger Helper, Canned pasta, Spaghetti and other pastas, Spaghetti sauce, Baked beans, and Canned fruit.

Walmart Gift Cards are also welcomed


GVCS Thrift Shop

Located in basement of St. Paul’s Assembly Hall in Walkersville.

Volunteers are needed for a couple of hours or regular weekly schedule Saturdays.

Contact Maryanne Schouw at 301-788-7472 or 301-845-4126.


Alan P. Linton Shelter

Located at 22 Degrange Street in Frederick. 

Contact Kim at Kim@affordablechoicevacations.com to arrange a training session


 Hospice of Frederick County 


for more info please call


Frederick Community Action Agency

Provides many agencies such as Food Bank, Soup Kitchen, Community Health Center, Housing First Program .

Contact Mike Spurrier at 301-600-3955


Questions?  Contact Julie Zebroski, Missions Coordinator.




This month The Missions Committee is asking for donations for the GVCS Toy Shop and the ARC.  Please take an ornament off the tree, located in Georgetown Hall, and return it along with the item(s) being donated.

Donations are due Sunday, December 2nd.


Be a part of a Leadership Team Today.

Contact our church office for more information.


We will contact you with info to get started.

Get Involved and make a difference. It's a great way to be a part of something great.


2018-2019 WUMC Weekday School is enrolling students Now!

Contact Vicky Wilson, Weekday Director at (301) 845-4282.

Registration forms on this site. Click the link








We're Back. Come on over.


-WUMC Connection Directory-

Here at WUMC we are striving to make it easier to know everyone.

We are in the process of updating our Directory information.

Please fill out the attendance pads during any of our services,

or contact the church office with your new info at 301-845-9860, or

email us...secretary@walkersvilleumc.org


Check out the directory-





ALL members and groups holding events or meetings need to fill out a Building Usage form.

A hard copy is also available in the church office. Please fill it out and hand it in to the church office.

If you are a ‘key holder’, please make sure the door you are exiting is locked behind you.

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Baker.


" Can I Get an AMEN?"

Amen itself is an interjection used to agree with, affirm, approve, or emphasize something else that has been said.

Thus when Jesus begins certain sayings by declaring "Amen, amen, I say to you . . . "



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In the Event of an Emergency, Please Contact:
Pastor Mike Henning

@ 240-313-8861