Per Bishop Easterling's request to all UMC churches in the Baltimore-Washington Conference, Mt. Carmel UMC has assembled a "Home Safe Team," to discern and recommend to Church Council the best ways we can gather, fellowship, & do mission as a church in light of this global pandemic. They take into account guidelines from the CDC, Bishop Easterling, and Governor Hogan so that Mt. Carmel UMC can do its best to minimize the impact of COVID-19. 


Despite these precautions and limitations, we are still the church! We are thankful for the creative ways we have found to allow us to continue worship, discipleship, and mission. See below where we have been, where we are, and where we're headed. Interested in joining the Home Safe Team? Contact Pastor Laura.

































Reflecting Back

  • Our last indoor worship was mid-March. Since then, we have worshipped together online every week

  • We've had virtual Sunday School, Bible Studies, & meetings. See our YouTube Channel for worship

  • From May 31-Oct 25, we worshipped outside

  • We safely provided food for the Religious Coalition, had outdoor Vacation Bible School, & our youth group met

What's Happening Now

  • Our last regular outdoor worship was Oct 25. Since then, we are continuing to worship together online every week

  • As of Oct 1, our Preschool re-opened under strict MSDE Guidelines

  • All groups, church-related & others, (except preschool & online worship recording) are meeting online or somewhere off campus

  • Children'sYouth, and Adult 
     continue to gather online

Visioning Ahead

  • In addition to pre-recorded online worship, we are beginning a live Zoom worship in the coming weeks

  • Youth Ministry has moved to online only starting in November

  • We are fervently praying for the health and healing of this virus on a global level

When we gather in person again, for special outdoor services, we ask all to following the guidelines listed below: 

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church

Safe Community Guidelines

  1. Before coming to church, please take your temperature at home.  If it is registering out of your normal range, please stay home.  If you have fever, feel ill or feel you are at high risk for COVID-19, please stay home and worship with us online.

  2. Please wear a mask from the moment you leave your car until you return to your car. This applies to everyone above age 3.

  3.  Please maintain 6 feet of physical distance from all those that do not live in your home.

  4. Please refrain from all physical contact including handshakes, hugs, etc.  Air hugs are great!

  5. Please wash your hands with soap and water or utilize hand sanitizer every time you enter the building.  

  6. Please ensure that children 5th grade and younger are always accompanied by an adult who is mindful of their physical distancing and hand/face hygiene.

  7. If you need to come inside, only one person (or family) in each bathroom or elevator at one time.

  8. To facilitate social distancing, please park in the open parking spaces (every other space is closed).

We know that each family has developed their own guidelines for their family based on their needs.  While on our property, we appreciate everyone’s cooperation following these precautions to keep our community safe.  Please know these guidelines may be stricter than mandated.  Our priority is your health. We love you and stay safe!

   A snapshot of our journey through this pandemic  


9411 Baltimore Road

Frederick, MD 21704


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