Maryland Defense Force Band Concert May 31

FREE CONCERT THIS SUNDAY – MAY 4th at 3:00 PM

The Maryland Defense Force Band will be performing at the Dundalk United Methodist Church in the Sanctuary on May 31st at 3PM.  The concert is free!

Jari Villanueva will lead the band as usual.  Jari was also the Assistant to the Music Director for the Civil War movie, “Gods and Generals.”
Come join us!
Parking at the rear of the church as well as on street parking.
For more information please call Dundalk United Methodist Church at 410-284-4818.

Maryland Defense Force Band Free Concert May 4

FREE CONCERT THIS SUNDAY – MAY 4th at 3:00 PM

The Maryland Defense Force Band will be performing at the Dundalk United Methodist Church in the Sanctuary on May 4th at 3PM.  The concert is free!

Jari Villanueva will lead the band in a tribute to twin anniversaries:  the 60th anniversary of the Orioles and the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.
Jari  was also the Assistant to the Music Director for the Civil War movie, “Gods and Generals.”
Come and celebrate our National Pastime and the role that Dundalk played in preserving our nation during the War of 1812 with Jari and Maryland’s Musical Ambassadors.
Parking at the rear of the church as well as on street parking.
For more information please call Dundalk United Methodist Church at 410-284-4818.

2013 Lenten Services

Lenten Schedule
Dundalk / Graceland Cooperative Parish, “Ready to Serve.”
Dundalk United Methodist Church “Feeding the Spirit.”
Graceland United Methodist Church, “Meet the REAL King at Graceland.”

Wednesday Lenten services:
fellowship begins at 6:00 pm – Service at 7:00 pm
Feb 20 Graceland United Methodist Church
Feb 27 Dundalk United Methodist Church
Mar 6 Graceland United Methodist Church
Mar 13 Dundalk United Methodist Church
Mar 20 Graceland United Methodist Church

Holy Week Services:
Mar 28 Dundalk United Methodist Church Maundy Thursday with Communion 7:00 pm
Mar 29 Graceland United Methodist Church Good Friday Tenebrae Service 7:00 pm
Mar 31 Easter Services:
*Dundalk/Graceland Sunrise Service in the HEART OF DUNDALK at Heritage Park gathering at 6:30 am…Sunrise at 6:42 am

*Dundalk United Methodist Church 9:45 am
*Graceland United Methodist Church 11:15 am

Baby Jesus Missing

To All-

On Christmas Eve, we noticed that the Baby Jesus in the manger scene in the front of the church went missing.  We suspect that someone took the statue.  This also occurred last year and we had since replaced the Baby Jesus.  Anyone with information is requested to contact us.  If you know the person who has the statue and wish to return it, we won’t hold it against you if you return it in the condition it was in to the church.

Thank you for any assistance in resolving this matter.

Streets of Hope

There has been some negative press from the community ([1] [2] [3]) regarding the Streets of Hope shelter that Dundalk United Methodist Church has planned.  Dundalk United Methodist Church had full intentions of letting the community know before this occurred.  At the current time, we are working with Streets of Hope to provide the parsonage for men who have been screened and fallen on tough times with the economy and are without shelter.  This will occur between October 2011 and April 2012 and is only on limited nights per week (currently 10 days/nights a month).

Allow us to elaborate briefly on the issue. This is not a halfway house nor are any of the residents criminals as has been brought up.  The residents are all screened for drugs and have background checks performed on them.  Curfews are set for the men to be in the house by a certain time and out of the house at a certain time.  Failure to abide by the rules and they will be asked to leave the program.  Strict rules are in place by the Streets of Hope organizers to prevent any activity the neighborhood would frown upon.  They want their residents to be good neighbors just as much as the neighborhood residents want to be good neighbors to their community. These men all have a job of some sort and must report to that job.  Grounds for not doing so are dismissal by the Streets of Hope program.  The program aims to provide the men with shelter while they get back on their feet.

We understand that residents of Dundalk and the community have questions and concerns.  It is entirely reasonable of the community to ask questions and know what is going on in their neighborhood and we certainly encourage it. Anyone who has questions or wants to make their voice heard should plan to attend the HOA meeting at the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society at 7PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.   Representatives from the Streets of Hope program as well as representatives from the church will be there to answer your questions.  If it is seen fit, we will try to post a FAQ on the website after the meeting this week to answer some of the common questions.  We do ask for the time being that you do not call the church office for comments and rather ask you to attend the meeting Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 7PM.

Thank you.

Update as of October 10, 2011 – Dundalk United Methodist Church will not be able to acquire the proper zoning in time for the October move in of the residents. As a result, other churches who participate in the program have graciously come forward to hold those men at their existing locations.