Christ's Carpenters

 Christ's Carpenters is a parish minor home repair team. This team has replaced screen doors, floating floors, bathrooms, roofs, painting gutter cleaning and many other home maintenance items for those who are unable to do them themselves or cannot afford to pay someone to perform the repair for them, If you or someone you know could benefit from this ministry please contact Anthony Bishop 240-405-2378. There is a minor application process that is required for final approval from the CC Board 


Stephen Ministry


Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry. Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. Anyone struggling through a difficult time in life – experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, retirement, financial setback, empty nesting, or some other life crises can receive care from a Stephen Minister.

A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education. 


Men's Bible Study

The Parish Men's Bible Study Group invites men of all ages to join a new study on the Synopic (see together) Gospels (Mathew, Mark and Luke). The group will delve into when the gospels were written, the theological thrust of each different book and the nuances of each gospel as they are presented side by side. We meet every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Education Building's kitchen located at the New Market Campus.


Hope 4 Kids

 Hope 4 Kids: This school year’s first quarter has been an exciting one for Hope 4 Kids. Each month, volunteers at Mt. Carmel UMC prepare 63 packs of food for students at Spring Ridge Elementary and Oakdale Middle School, while New Market UMC prepares 21 packs of food for students at New Market Elementary, New Market Middle, Deer Crossing Elementary, and Oakdale Elementary. That is 84 students in our local community that are being blessed by our Hope 4 Kids program! Behind the scenes, more than 50 volunteers help each month to manage inventory, fundraise, order food, shop for additional items, deliver items to the schools, and, of course, prepare the packs. If you are interested in learning more about this local mission, please contact Christy Renken at or join us at one of our monthly packings. If you would like to donate to Hope 4 Kids, simply drop a check or cash into the offering with H4K on the memo line. Donations can also be mailed directly to either church. At Mt. Carmel, packing immediately follows the 11:00 a.m. service, in the basement, on Sunday 1/5/20 and Sunday 2/2/20. At New Market, packings are held on Tuesdays 12/17/19 and 1/21/20 in the Schoolhouse at 6:00 p.m. This is a great time of prayer, service, and fellowship and all ages are welcome. Thank you not only to our wonderful volunteers, but to all of the donors that allow us to spread Christ throughout our beloved community through Hope 4 Kids. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! 


United Methodist Women (Circle of Friends)


Second  Tuesday of Each Month 12:30pm -  Join the UMW for food, fun and  fellowship. The Tuesday meetings consist of prayer, a program, support  for missions such as Board of Childcare, Call to Prayer and Self Denial,  and World Thank Offering and local church projects.

UMW  Game Day   Wednesdays 12:30pm - Alternate homes of the UMW are opened  up every Wednesday for card and board games. Light snacks are shared as  the ladies get competitive.

UMW  Game ON Third Wednesday of every month 1:30pm - Game day is offered to  the New Market community at the Schoolhouse located at the NMUMC campus.  Join us for senior co-ed fun laughter and snacks 


LIFT (Ladies In Faith Together)


7:30  p.m. in the Education building kitchen. At each gathering there is time  to share our joys and concerns, then one of the ladies will present a  short program.

In  the past we have talked about prayer, grace, shared books and music  that touch our lives, played a fun game to get to know each other  better, done a craft and always have a yummy snack.

Presenting a program is completely voluntary! It is not mandatory that each lady do a lesson or bring a snack.

LIFT  stands for Ladies In Faith Together and that is just what we are! A  group of ladies walking our faith and lift journey together. If you have  never been to LIFT we hope you will try it this month. Our meetings  normally last an hour and a half and are always full of joy!

Mark Your Calendars: LIFT meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Ed. Bldg Kitchen

For more information contact Kathy Ginsburg ( or Donna Clawson(


Fellowship with a Purpose (FWAP)

Crafting group that creates gifts for the homebound or fundraising for NMUMC missions.