First & Christ UMC Chestertown

At the Corners of High & Mill Street

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Get involved with the ministry of First & Christ United Methodist Churches.

4S4H Gospel Ukulele Group

On hiatus due to Covid-19.

Four Strings for Him is a gospel ukulele group that is open to all. They rehearse most Thursdays at 2:30 PM in the Sunday School room to the left of the Chapel on the first floor of First United Methodist Church. Accepting new members regardless of experience, the group has a few ukuleles that you can borrow to get you started. Since the group boasts members from various congregations, they perform weekdays, Saturdays, and Sunday afternoons as requested by nursing homes, retirement communities, churches, etc.

Bible Study

Click the link below to learn more.

https://firstandchristumc.org/bible-study/

Community Table

CANCELED until Kent County Public Schools resume normal operations.

This free dinner on Monday nights at 5:30 PM is a great opportunity for people to connect with their neighbors. Hosted in First United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, this dinner is open to all. Come and fellowship over a meal. Or, volunteer to serve in the kitchen or dining room. Support this ministry by your presence or your presents. We take food donations as well as monetary donations. This ministry is self-supporting through donations from the community and individuals like you. Sign up to help at the link below.

https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/999830/false#/invitation

Choir - Christ United Methodist Church

On hiatus due to Covid-19.

Ministering weekly during the 10:15 AM service at Christ United Methodist Church, the choir practices on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at Christ UMC. The choir takes a break every summer from the 1st Sunday in June through the 1st Sunday in September.

Food Pantry

The Community Food Pantry operates out of Christ United Methodist Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to Noon. Individuals and families are referred by Social Services to benefit from this community service.

Meet 'n Greet Gatherings

On hold due to Covid-19.

Christ United Methodist Church hosts these monthly after worship gatherings. Generally, these gatherings are on third Sundays, except for months with a fifth Sunday combined worship with First United Methodist Church. 

Parkinson's Support Group

On hiatus due to Covid-19.

On the first Thursday of the month, Parkinson’s patients as well as their caregivers meet to support each other in their journey. Information and experiences are shared to help with the day-to-day of living with a Parkinson’s diagnosis. As the first Thursday of July is the 4th, July’s meeting has been rescheduled for July 11.

Prayer Meetings

Monday Night Prayer is a ministry available for The Community Table guests.

It is also CANCELED until Kent County Public School resume normal operations.

Monday night following Community Table, you are invited to participate in a prayer time at 6:00 pm in the Chapel at First United Methodist Church. Prayer Line Meetings take place at Christ United Methodist Church every Tuesday at 11 AM.

Queen Esther Circle (United Methodist Women)

On hiatus due to Covid-19.

The Queen Esther Circle meets on the first Thursday of the month except for July and August. This group serves our community and the world through projects like collecting school supplies and packing UMCOR hygiene kits; through presentations regarding subjects such as Hospice (participants pictured above)  and yoga; through their support of “Trades of Hope;” and preparing a meal for the Community Lenten Service. They also encourage each other through biblical discussion and Christian fellowship. Check out their current schedule by clicking on “Queen Esther Circle” on the “Who We Are?” drop down menu.

Rise Against Hunger

Christ United Methodist Church hosts a Rise Against Hunger Packaging Event each fall. No packing event for fall 2020 due to Covid-19.