Cedar Grove UMC
Monday, May 21, 2018
Reaching Out, Growing Close, Changing Lives



~ Help Needed on Sundays. Are you interested in getting to know your Cedar Grove Church family better? How about helping Jesus spread His word or performing some of His works? Sign up to provide support before or during church services. The Sanctuary/Sunday Committee was established to provide an opportunity to show your support for your Church and to let people get to know each other better. The following group leaders are available to help you fulfill the following duties:

  • Greeters-Alice Rohrer;
  • Nursery-Debbie Huffman;
  • Ushers-Randy Smith;
  • Sanctuary-Ida Mae Williams, Marjorie Johnson, & Sandy Burns. 

Signup sheets will be located in the church narthex. Please contact Sandy Burns, committee chairperson, if you have any questions either by email at sandraburns87@gmail.com or by phone at 410-867-7897 or 301-792-9091. 

~ The last day for Sunday School for kids is May 27.  It will resume in September.  The Nursery will remain open during summer break.  Pastor Glen and Bill Kline's adult Sunday School will combine for the summer months.
~ The Wednesday Night Dinners have been a great ministry here at Cedar Grove UMC for many years. Recently, attendance at the dinners has declined and unless we see more people showing up and making it clear this ministry should continue, there is the chance it will not return in the Fall.  So, if you want to see the dinners continue in the Fall come out for a time of great food and fellowship. (Note:  The last dinner before Summer break is on May 23rd. 


~ The Blue Ribbon Project "Backpacks of Love" Donation List supporting children within our community who are victims of abuse, neglect, and child sexual abuse. Needs: CLOTHING (new) - any size from birth to 17 years, boy or girl (shirts, pants (stretchy or elastic waist); underwear; socks; and pajamas. **MOST NEEDED CLOTHING** = ALL size pajamas- birth to 17 years, boy or girl; Boys Pajama's- sizes  7/8, 12/14, 14/16, and 16/18; Girls Underwear- Size 16 and over; Boys Underwear- Size 2/3, 3/4; Boys Pants (elastic or stretch waist)- Size 8 and over; Boys Shirts- Size 8 and over;   Girls Pants (elastic or stretch waist) - Size 10 and over. An Amazon wish list is also located on their website. Please bring all donations to church by Sunday, June 10th.  If you are interested in delivering the donations to the Crownsville headquarters on June 10th and participating in the Volunteer Day, please sign up on the sign up sheet in the Narthex. Contact Kristen Wood at kcrohrer@gmail.com or (301) 873-4669 with questions.


~ New Members Class.  If you are interested in joining the church please let Pastor Glen know.

~ The once a month Bible Study will study the Book of Revelation during September 2018 thru May 2019. This class will study every chapter of the book, look at all the various ways of understanding it including how it has been understood through the history of the church, learn the meaning of words like pre-millennial, eschatology, apocalyptic, mid-tribulation, rapture, and other such words that get bantered about in discussions of this book.  We will also look at what Jesus says in the Gospels about His return, the impact of the Old Testament on the Book of Revelation, and other important topics.  Look for a signup sheet in the new few months and you can sign-up to attend either the Monday morning 10am class (always held on the Monday the day before the third Tuesday of the month) or the Tuesday evening class at 7pm (always the third Tuesday of the month).  If you have any questions about this class, please contact Pastor Glen. Note: If Christ returns before the first class, the class is cancelled!


~ The Women’s Bible Study meets weekly on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm in the Parlor (after the Wednesday Night dinner). Please join us!


~ The Tuesday morning Bible study continues. All are invited to join us at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays.

~ Our new live streaming is a real blessing at Cedar Grove!  If you know of anyone that can't make it to church in person on a Sunday, then please invite them to visit online via cgumc.org/live.


~ Have you noticed that the Scripture reading on Sunday mornings is now often done by lay people?  If you would like to read the Scriptures on any given Sunday please let Pastor Glen know.  If someone has not already taken that day, the office will send you an email with the text so you will be ready on Sunday or the pastor always has a printed version of the text at the pulpit.
~ If you would like offering envelopes, please contact the Church office at 410-867-7417 or by email at office@cgumc.org.

~ If your address, phone number, or email address has changed recently, please notify the church office.  Thank you.



Tuesday Morning Bible Study – Pastor Glen has a 10am bible study on Tuesday mornings. The group meets in the Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome to attend. Just stop on by the study or contact the office.  

The Women of the Bible Once a Month Study. This study meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm and the Monday prior at 10:00 am thus enabling those who prefer daytime or evening to come to the study. The first class will be January 15 or 16 depending on which one you will attend.  In this class we will look at a number of the important passages/stories in the Bible where women play a prominent roll. The stories are usually fairly straightforward and are very important in the Bible’s message to us. At this point we will have a class on the mothers of our faith, women of faith, the not so good women of the Old Testament, a look at the important un-named women, and the women of the New Testament.  At the end of the five classes we will discuss how fair or unfair the Bible is in terms of its treatment of women as compared to men.  If you have any questions please contact Pastor Glen.