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MUMC Strives to be W.I.S.E.

Worship, Invite, Serve, Equip

• Worship the Lord with joy and thanksgiving

• Invite all to have a relationship with Jesus Christ

• Serve in love to reach the highest good for all

• Equip ourselves to be and to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world

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Severn Center Grand Opening – Saturday, May 13, 2023

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Time: 11AM-2PM
Location: 1160 Reece Rd, Severn, MD 21144

11th Annual Annapolis Film Festival: African American Features & Documentaries

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March 23-26, 2023

Are you a movie buff or simply enjoy a good film? Check out this year's Annapolis Film Festival! 

Each year there are films featured in an “African-American Showcase” that premiere at venues in the immediate area such as Asbury United Methodist church. 

This year’s African-American films are listed below.

Opening Night Film – Chavalier

Inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner who rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette and her court. 

The Black Experience Showcase – Invisible Beauty

“Black is beautiful” – Bethann Hardison already knew this well before the fashion industry acknowledged it. Working with some of the top designers of the era, including Calvin Klein, and Oscar de la Renta, she became one of the first Black models to achieve international success. As a runway model she was part of the American team that participated in the historic fashion faceoff against French designers at the Palace of Versailles in 1973 where the American designers presented a new, diverse style that celebrated African American models and impressed the French audience. After winning the “Battle of Versailles,” Bethann was emboldened to win the War on a racist industry that systematically excluded models of color. She founded the Bethann Management Agency and represented a diverse roster of supermodels. She mentored Naomi Campbell and others. With her model friend Iman, she co-founded the Black Girls Coalition to promote the visibility and advancement of Black models. In 2013, she co-founded the Diversity Coalition, which held fashion brands and designers accountable for their lack of diversity and provided support and resources to models from underrepresented communities.

Butterfly In The Sky

A nostalgic journey into the world of the beloved children’s television show Reading Rainbow that ran for 26 years on PBS, Butterfly in the Sky tells the inspiring story of a handful of broadcasters, educators, and filmmakers who believed television could inspire a lifelong love of reading. It also tells the origin story of how LeVar Burton (known for playing the role of “Kunta Kinte” in the TV mini-series Roots) became the show’s iconic host.

Little Richard: I Am Everything

From the Black queer origins of rock n’ roll to the whitewashed canon of American pop music, this explosive documentary reveals the true innovator—the originator—Richard Penniman. Through a wealth of archive and performance that brings us into Richard’s complicated inner world, the film unspools the icon’s life story with all its switchbacks and contradictions, careening between God, sex and rock ‘n’ roll. In interviews with family, musicians, and cutting-edge Black and queer scholars, the film reveals how Little Richard created an art form for ultimate self-expression. The world tried to put him in a box, but Little Richard was unabashedly everything.

Move When the Spirit Says Move: The Legacy of Dorothy Foreman Cotton

A bold, highly effective civil rights movement leader, Dorothy Foreman Cotton inspired generations of activists through powerful freedom songs and eye-opening life lessons through her Citizenship Schools. Charismatic, courageous, and the only woman on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 's executive staff, Dorothy motivated waves of young people to stand up against pervasive injustice and racism. Move When the Spirit Says Move illuminates Dorothy’s incredible work, her legacy, and her lasting influence across generations.

The Right to Read

When a child can’t read, their chances of incarceration, homelessness, and unemployment increase. That's why Oakland-based NAACP activist Kareem Weaver believes literacy is one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time. “What good is winning the right to vote if we can’t even read the ballot?” The Right to Read shares the stories of those who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read.

Volunteers Needed to Live Stream Worship Services

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Metropolitan United Methodist Church is looking for volunteers to live stream its Sunday Worship Services. Volunteers will be trained to use state-of-the-art live streaming technologies. For example, Blackmagic Design, PTZ Optics SDI cameras, ProPresenter and Wirecast.

If you would like to join Metropolitan’s Media/Technology Team and is committed to streaming one (1) Sunday per month, please send an e-mail with your contact information to and state your desire to join the team. Someone from the Media/Technology Team will contact you.

In-Person Worship Service Reminders

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Please sign-up to attend worship service before 12:59 P.M. each Saturday.  This helps us gauge attendance and make necessary preparations.   Remember that masks are still required while in the building and we ask that you follow the direction of the Ushers and Greeters while entering, during service and exiting.   You may contact us with any questions at 410-768-5443.   The services will continue to be live streamed via Facebook Live and Zoom.

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We hold service at 10am every Sunday and would love to have you!
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We hold service every Sunday. Rain, snow, sleet, or hail, we’ll be here for you!

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Our Belief

We strive to grow in love of God and neighbor and self as disciples of Jesus Christ in the Wesleyan tradition.

Church History

The year 1917 marks the beginning of the church’s history.  A few members of the Queenstown community met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Gaither, for the purpose of organizing a church to serve the needs of the community.   The basic plans and programs were established and at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gaither on 4th Avenue in Glen Burnie, a church was organized.  The Reverend W. N. Holt was the first pastor of a small charge.  He named the church after the larger Metropolitan Methodist Church of Baltimore with hopes that it would become another dominant church.  The founders of the church were Augustus Travers, Charles Wallace, Charles Toogood, George Hall, Howard Gaither, and Rufus Harrod. Mr. Harry Donaldson built the original church and donated the bell.  A bell ringing service was held in 1918.

My wife Regina grew up in this church and I came in the summer of 1959, as her young husband, when I was discharged from the U. S. Air Force. In the fall of 1967, after much coaxing by the elders, I reluctantly accepted the position of Building Committee Chairman but through GOD’s grace, and the tolerance of the Metropolitan family, we moved into our new building in September 1976. I have served in a number of official positions since 1976 and as I approach the end of my 60th year as a member of this church and step down from the last official position I will hold I reflect on a faith journey which only GOD could have envisioned and thank HIM for delivering me to a wonderful place called Metropolitan United Methodist Church of Severn, Maryland.

Melvin L. KellyCongregation Member

Why Did You Join Metropolitan United Methodist Church (MUMC)?
Well, glad you asked, Let me count the reasons:
MUMC’s congregational family atmosphere, that was important being that I was raised in family-oriented church. MUMC’s commitment to ministering within the community. MUMC allowed me to grow spiritually, primarily due to close association with the Pastors. MUMC allows me to understand the business aspect of the church and how that integrates into the ministries of the church. Most importantly, MUMC’s commitment to making disciples of Jesus Christ.

Melvin GradyCongregation Member

I was content for years to just come to church to hear a sermon and enjoy the gospel music. But there came a time when I decided that God wanted more from me. I stepped out on faith to give my time and efforts to do work that I felt God would have me to do to the best of my ability. This has been so fulfilling and a blessing to me.

Jessica SnipesCongregation Member