The goal of the joint Missions Team of Fairview Chapel, Mt. Carmel, and New Market United Methodist churches is to maximize our time, talents and resources to serve and impact lives with Christ-like compassion in our local, national, and global communities.
The parish churches – Mt. Carmel, New Market and Fairview Chapel – have a joint Missions Team. The team schedules, coordinates, evaluates, and communicates missions within the churches to ensure that we are maximizing our time, talents and resources as we serve our communities.
In the United Methodist Church, a mission is sending or taking resources, aid or services to people in the community – local to global.
The team’s goal is to have opportunities to support missions locally, nationally, and internationally as needed, physically and financially, by providing resources, through acts of service, or by sponsoring individuals to minister.
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2nd Street & Hope – Soup Kitchen
This outreach ministry, located at Centennial UMC on 2ndStreet in downtown Frederick, provides meals, clothing, recovery and housing support for the homeless and struggling. Our parish provides a meal at the Soup Kitchen on a Saturday evening, four to six times a year. We supply the food and volunteers to set up, serve and cleanup. For more information, contact Jim Stanker, or Susan Stevens, Susan_B_Stevens@mcpsmd.org
Hope4Kids – Backpack Food Program
This is a food mission project of our parish, where we provide a package of food each weekend of the school year to children in our community. During the 2017-2018 school year, Mt. Carmel provided packs to 83 children at Spring Ridge Elementary, New Market Elementary and Middle schools, and Oakdale Elementary School. Volunteer opportunities include shopping, packing one evening a month, delivering packs to schools, communications and bookkeeping. For more information, contact Andrew Hodgkins at or Caryn Gilbert,
Religious Coalition Scattered Shelter Host Site
Mt. Carmel participates in providing shelter to homeless families with children for two week sessions at various times of the year. Volunteers help set-up, host and provide hospitality, and load out, giving these families a warm, safe and loving place to call home for two weeks.
One-Time Seasonal Projects/Mission Trips
Lucas Village Summer Reading Program
Each summer we offer a reading program for Lucas Village children. Volunteers read with a group of children weekly Thursday mornings. For more information, contact Lynne Stanker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each fall, our team supports our local teachers by serving them a hot breakfast at the beginning of the school year. It's just one more way Mt. Carmel reaches out and supports our community. For more information, contact Jim Stanker,
Our mission team has made several trips to Puerto Rico to help rebuild after the devastating storms which have hit the island. Team members with construction skills lead youth and young adults in home repair missions. Team members camp and share evening worship and fellowship after serving during the day. Watch our team at work during the summer of 2018. We also made a trip to nearby Camp Joy.
Our mission team at work in Puerto Rico during the summer of 2018.