Groups and Activities

Adult Bible Studies – Classes meet between services (9:45 – 10:45am) in several areas of the education building. Now would be a wonderful time to join us, so bring your coffee and attend as often as you can.

Chancel Choir – Sings at traditional 11:00am service, ranging from traditional to contemporary music. Ages range from teens to senior citizens. Choir sings from September to May and only on special occasions during the summer months.

Children’s Christian Education Classes – Children from 2 years to high school age enjoy the warm and inviting atmosphere. Children actively participate in learning about Christianity interactively with messages, Bible games, and songs. From 9:45AM to 10:45AM.

Children’s Plays/Skits – Regularly scheduled children’s events especially at Easter and Christmas where children of all ages perform, recite, and sing the glory of God’s Word.

Country Christmas Bazaar – Fall and Christmas crafts sold along with food. Craft vendors display their handiwork also. Lots of fun for the entire family — including pictures with Santa and children’s Christmas gift buying room. Free admission and church crafts are tax-free.

Flea Market/Yard Sale – Held on the lawns of the church in the spring. Tables are available for anyone who wishes to participate. Breakfast, lunch, and bake table are available.

Deer Park Men’s Group – Our Men’s Group wants to meet the needs of Christian men for fellowship, service and devotion through the Gospel, God’s transforming and vital force for men, the Church and local community.

Rummage Sale – Held every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The congregation gets a chance to clean out their closets and donate treasures to the church to sell. There is glassware, holiday decorations, dishes, clothes, etc., etc., — anything goes. Delicious homemade soups and sweets are sold for lunch.

Sisterhood – This group is designed to allow women of all ages to unite in fellowship and benevolent service for the Lord.All women are welcome to attend and be a part of the Sisterhood.

Stephen Ministry – Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. You do not need to be a member of a church. For more information contact pastor John Dean at or contact the church office at 410-848-2313.

United Methodist Women – United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders, and advocating for justice. Members combined across the UM Church raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children, and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world. The Women’s Division of the United Methodist Church is the national policy-making body of this group.

Vacation Bible School – Children from pre-school to 12 years learn about special topics each year. Children go from one creative center to the next – Bible lesson, storytelling, music, arts and crafts, snacks, outside activities — each activity follows the theme of that year.