Eastport United Methodist Church
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

United Methodist Men

The United Methodist Men serve Christ, our church and its members, and the Eastport community by promoting Christian fellowship and helping others to improve their lives.  The United Methodist Men provide leadership to the following churchwide ministries:
Men’s Winter Relief.  Participating churches open their doors for one week each year to provide shelter, meals and fellowship for homeless men in Anne Arundel County.  Each evening of this program, men of the church volunteer as chaperons, some staying the entire night, with our guests. Those taking part have been struck by the gratitude shown by the homeless men and by how extraordinarily ordinary most of them are.  
Prayer Partnership. Seventy members of the church have committed to offering prayers on a given day each week for a major concern at the church.  The idea is that by mobilizing the power of prayer in a concentrated fashion, our message cannot fail to reach God.  The first three prayer topics – the Cool Runnings Campaign,  leadership for the church’s youth ministries, and a volunteer for Vacation Bible School – resulted in positive outcomes!
Dignity for Veterans.  The men completed a campaign to collect suits for veterans.  The fact that many veterans have no decent clothes for burial was brought to the attention of the United Methodist Men, and the call went out for donations of good, clean used suits.  The response was heartening.  Many suits were collected and put to good use.
Christmas Gifts for Children. The men organize a gift collection for children in need at Eastport Elementary School, collecting, wrapping and delivering toys for those who otherwise would have had no Christmas.
 UMM Fall Retreat.  At a recent fall retreat the men of EUMC facilitated a seminar for the congregation featuring presentations from professionals on the subjects of banking and identity theft, and essential legal documents such as wills, medical advance directives, and durable powers of attorney.
Holy Week.  The men have presented powerful and moving skits during Holy Week, the "Living Last Supper," and "Remembering..."

To get more involved with the United Methodist Men,
contact Jim Wilcox at 410-268-7458 or Mike Keller at 410-263-7409 or mjkeller@att.net


The United Methodist Men coordinate an annual outing to a Navy football game including tailgating.  They hold an annual planning retreat featuring an inspirational speaker and the selection of projects and priorities for the coming year.  The men also have a Pizza Fellowship on the fourth Monday of each month, at which they discuss and make decisions about ongoing events and activities.