A few words about us

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Mission Statement

To Proclaim God’s Word
To Share God’s Love
To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ

As a community of the people of God in Winfield,
Ebenezer United Methodist Church exists
to give God’s love away. We believe in Jesus,
that he gives abundant and eternal life.
We are committed to creating
a joyful community of welcome and growth
for those who have chosen the Christian
life and those who would like to consider it.

To OUr visitors

Welcome to Ebenezer United Methodist Church! As you visit our church, it is our prayer that you will feel the warmth of our church family spirit, and that you will experience God’s presence in a mighty way as you worship with us on Sunday morning.  We offer a nursery during worship for infants through kindergarten. The nursery is located in our education wing. Our staff will certainly come and get you if your child needs you.  Please feel free to utilize this ministry of our church.  When worshipping with us, it would be helpful if you would sign the attendance roster on the end of the pew. We would like to keep in touch and help you learn more about Ebenezer UMC.

EBENEZER WORSHIP SERVICES

Worship services include prayers, hymns, Scripture readings, the sermon, an opportunity
for the congregation to ask for prayers for joys and concerns and collection of gifts. Holy Communion is offered the first Sunday of every month.  The Chancel Choir sings at the 11:00 AM service the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of each month and at the 8:30 AM service the 2nd Sunday of the month. The choir does not sing during the summer months, though soloists, duets, trios and instrumentalists often provide special music to enhance the worship experience.  The Children’s Choirs, which include a Handbell Choir, normally perform the 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month, at 11:00 AM and 8:30 AM respectively.  Special worship services are held throughout the year including Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday worship services. A Thanksgiving Eve worship is offered each year. For Christmas, the choir performs a cantata, the children’s Sunday School presents a Christmas pageant and two Christmas Eve worship services are held at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM

Ebenezer UMC Snow Policy

If both Sunday Services are cancelled – all evening events/activities are cancelled.
Evaluate the safety of your neighborhood.
Consider the conditions of Woodbine Road and the church parking lot.

Sundays
8:30 AM Worship and Sunday School updates will be posted by 7:30 AM.
11:00 AM Worship updates will be posted by 9:30 AM.

Weekdays
Evening meetings and rehearsal updates will be posted by 4:00 PM.

Hazardous Road Conditions
Stay home, stay safe, stay warm and pray for those who cannot!

Our Staff

REV. JUDITH A. EMERSON
REV. JUDITH A. EMERSON
LEAD PASTOR
Rev. Judy Emerson began her appointment at Ebenezer United Methodist Church on July 1, 2006. She
REV. CHUCK SHACOCHIS
REV. CHUCK SHACOCHIS
RETIRED PASTOR
Pastor Chuck Shacochis is a retired Associate Member of the Baltimore-Washington Conference and moved his charge
STEPHEN A. BERGMANN
STEPHEN A. BERGMANN
FORMER LOCAL PASTOR
Steve Bergmann was Baptized at First United Methodist Church Hyattsville, Maryland in 1953. He was confirmed
MINDY COATES
MINDY COATES
FORMER LOCAL PASTOR
Mindy Coates was a certified local pastor serving Bethel UMC in New Windsor from 2000-2004. Incidentally,
LINDA BANGE
LINDA BANGE
MUSIC DIRECTOR / ORGANIST
Linda was born into a musical family – her father played trumpet in the era of
CINDI ARNOLD
CINDI ARNOLD
CHURCH SECRETARY
Cindi has recently joined the staff at Ebenezer as church secretary. She brings with her years
SANDRA WEAN
SANDRA WEAN
TREASURER
Sandy assumed the duties of Treasurer on 6/1/14, but did not become paid staff until July
JESS MIDDLETON
JESS MIDDLETON
NURSERY COORDINATOR
Jess Middleton is a cafeteria assistant at Spring Garden Elementary School in Hampstead, where her two
OLIVIA WISNER
OLIVIA WISNER
NURSERY COORDINATOR
Olivia is a lifetime member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and became an employee of Ebenezer
DEBBIE PAULSGROVE
DEBBIE PAULSGROVE
SUBSTITUTE ORGANIST
Debbie has a degree in instrumental music education from Western Maryland College and a Master's of