Calvary serves and supports a variety of missionaries and mission organizations to meet the needs of people in other parts of Maryland and in the U.S., including:

Latino Initiative/Hispanic UMC: This ministry is housed at Trinity United Methodist Church in Frederick, Maryland and serves the growing Latino population in Frederick, Maryland and the surrounding communities. The fruits of this initiative include training for new Hispanic church leaders, events for Hispanic youth, Spanish A.A. meetings, worship, Sunday School and Bible Study conducted in Spanish, English classes, and health care training. This initiative has helped forge relationships between Hispanics and non-Hispanics in Christian love. 

YOUTH MINISTRIES: Calvary supports two ministries that reach out to middle and senior high school students in Maryland.

Young Life-West Mont
 County: Young Life's mission is to introduce adolescents in middle and high schools to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith. Calvary is blessed to be able to support Chris Eckard, a Calvary UMC member and a young man who grew up in our church, who is now in full-time ministry at the West Montgomery County Young Life located in Laytonsville, Maryland. For more information, go to

Central Maryland Youth for Christ: 
Part of the larger worldwide Youth for Christ organization (see, their vision is to see every young person in every people group in every nation have the opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and become a part of the local church. Calvary's UMYF (youth fellowship program) participates each year in Youth for Christ's Alive Conference for middle school students and the Impact Conference for senior high students. Providing ministries, activities and services for youth in middle and high schools in Maryland, Calvary primarily supports the ministries of Arn Bjorndal, Executive Director of the Central Maryland chapter, and Rebekah Davis, who oversees Student Clubs for youth in Frederick County. For more information on how to support this youth ministry, visit

COLLEGE CAMPUS MINISTRIES: Calvary supports several ministries reaching out to college students – our future leaders.

DiscipleMakers is a Pennsylvania-based Christian mission organization ministering to college students. DiscipleMakers seeks to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ on college campuses through Biblically based training in evangelism and discipleship. Calvary is blessed to be able to support Andy & Melissa Dorrance Cimbala, a member of Calvary who grew up in our church, who is now in full-time ministry at DiscipleMakers. For more information on DiscipleMakers, go to

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA: Tracing its roots back to British university students in the 1870s, the first InterVarsity chapter in the United States began in 1938 at the University of Michigan. IVCF is an interdenominational organization providing Christian ministries and activities for college students throughout the United States. Calvary specifically partners with Natalie & Justin Tibbels, who serve at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Carrie Haslbeck, who serves at Hood and McDaniel Colleges. For more information on this outreach ministry, visit

China Outreach Ministries: This campus ministry reaches out to Chinese students on college campuses throughout the U.S. Their goal is to share the Gospel in a way they can understand and to train and equip transformed Chinese leaders to return to China as indigenous ambassadors for the Gospel to their own people and culture. Calvary has been in partnership for many years with Rev. Earnie & Ruth Hummer; Ruth is on staff at the COM headquarters in Pennsylvania and Earnie is President Emeritus of the Board of Directors and a retired United Methodist Pastor. Calvary also supports the ministry of Simon Shi and his wife, Maggie Zhang Shi, who serve on the campus of the University of Maryland at College Park. For more information, visit

" . . . and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth." – Acts 1:8

Just As I Am - Special Needs Ministry

All child
ren, including those with special needs, are encouraged to join us. Our staff is trained and ready to meet their individual needs. We will provide a one-on-one volunteer for your child once it has been determined how we can best accommodate his or her needs.  

Contact:  Vicki Kretschmer at or 301-829-0358
Calvary Missions Team 

Mission Statement:  Calvary Missions Team equips and engages the congregation so that all may be involved in direct service to our neighbors near and far.

We are ALL called to serve God and neighbor.  The Missions Team works to organize new opportunities to equip the entire congregation and community to live out that calling!  We are committed to providing opportunities for local, regional, and international mission.  

Learn more!  Get involved!

2017 Projects: How Can I Get Involved?

This information will be updated throughout the year and will include links to sign up as necessary.  

1. Cuba Mission:  Calvary Missions Team successfully collected 100 pounds of donations for Rev. Angela to take with her to Cuba March 3-12 as she serves on a Volunteers in Mission team with young adults from around the region.  While we cannot collect any more items, through the end of February financial gifts can still be made to support the Cuban Methodist Churches.  Make checks out to Calvary UMC with "Cuba Mission" in the memo.

2. Habitat for Humanity: Come this spring and participate in a Saturday work day with Habitat for Humanity.  Details and sign up coming soon.

3. Weekend of Caring:  During this October weekend our goal is to engage EVERYONE in some opportunity for community service.  We will have a Stop Hunger Now food packing event that is a great opportunity for folks of all ages and skills.  There will be many other opportunities in the community to serve.  Sign ups will begin in September.

4. Nicaragua Mission Trip:  We will be partnering with Damascus United Methodist Church to send a team to La Danta, Nicaragua.  The trip will be held early January 2018.  Interested in this mission opportunity?  Contact Fran Roth at  Fundraising efforts will be underway beginning late spring.  

5. Christmas projects:  As we prepare for the Advent/Christmas seasons, the Missions Team will be encouraging the congregation to support special projects.

Want to give financially?  

1. By giving to the General Fund, you ARE supporting Calvary Missions.  

2. There will also be opportunities to support special fundraising efforts for specific mission trips/projects--stay tuned for more information.  

3. While the Missions Team is committed to focusing on engaging folks in hands-on service and mission, we recognize that there are a lot of great organizations out there reaching all kinds of needs.  As you consider your giving Above & Beyond what you give to the general fund of Calvary, the team has prepared a guide to ten reputable organizations that serve our neighbors near and far for your consideration:  

Above and Beyond Giving
9:20 a.m.
Mid-High Sunday School
Grades 6 to 8
Room 207

Sunday School for middle school youth meets during the 9:20 a.m. worship hour.  The focus of this time is centered on Biblical teachings with relevance to our youth and their culture.  Promotion of open discussions and fellowship are encouraged and most welcome.  Please come in and join us!


MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, a program led by mothers themselves and designed for mothers with children ages birth to 5. These mothers all have a shared desire … to be the best mothers they can be!

We begin our meeting with breakfast and socializing, usually followed by a speaker. We then take time to enjoy a fun creative activity or project to take home. We also meet in small discussion groups where moms have a chance to share ideas, thoughts, and experiences with other moms.

Speaker topics include issues such as women’s health and nutrition, strengthening relationships, discipline, organization,  as well as time and money-saving tips.

Where and When are the meetings?
Calvary MOPS meets usually on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning in September. Our meetings will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. Enjoy breakfast while listening to informative speakers on topics that matter to you.

2017-2018 Meeting Dates
September 19th
October 17th
November 14h
December 12th
January 16, 2018
February 20th
March 20th
April 17th
May 15th
June 5th

What happens at A MOPS Meeting?
At our MOPS group, you will the chance to enjoy breakfast and socialize with other moms, hear from some great speakers, discuss important topics in mothering, participate in creative activities...and even enjoy a cup of coffee while it’s still hot!

Is Childcare provided?
We have a wonderful program for children called MOPPETS! Childcare fees are per meeting- $3 for first child, $2 for second, and $1 for third child.

Small babies are welcome to attend the MOPS meeting with their mothers. Those children two years old and younger are cared for in a loving nursery setting. Older children are divided into age groups which allows each child to interact with children of similar levels. Their classrooms are filled with stories, games, songs, crafts, projects, and playtime.

To sign-up for MOPPETS, complete a MOPPETS Registration Form

How do I sign up?
To sign-up for MOPS, complete a MOPS Registration Form.

There is a $65 annual registration fee. Checks should be made payable to Calvary MOPS and must accompany your registration form in order to hold your place. Scholarships are available.

Mail or deliver your completed registration form and payment to:
Calvary MOPS
403 S. Main Street
Mount Airy, MD 21771

MOPS Open Gym for PreSchoolers
Open gym costs $2 per child and 100% of the profit benefits MOPS. We start with a Bible story and then kids are free to run around in an unstructured environment for the duration.  Time and dates coming soon.

How can I get more information?
Please contact Robin Cooney at