About Eastport United Methodist Church
Faith. Holiness. Inclusivity. Compassion. Social Justice.
If you are searching for a community of faith in which you'll grow in your love of God and neighbor, we hope you'll join us as we worship together, work for justice, and use our gifts to serve God.
Worship is at the center of our shared life at EUMC.
Our weekly Sunday service is at 10 am in-person, in the sanctuary.
Here are a few of our values:
We value meaningful worship, (preaching, prayer, sacraments, and music) that inspires people of all ages to love God and one another.
We value Christian faith formation through lifelong learning.
We value being a welcoming community that offers hospitality, care, and fellowship for all. Each of us, as the priesthood of all believers, have a role to play in welcoming and caring for one another.
We embrace individuals and families of all gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, races, and economic backgrounds.
We value good works to bring justice and comfort to our community especially addressing areas of food insecurity, education, and health.
We value our historic witness as a beacon in the community that helps make our worship and ministries possible.
Whether you are a lifelong Christian, from another faith tradition, exploring your spirituality, or just visiting, you are welcome here.
Eastport United Methodist Church began as a group who gathered for prayer and class meetings in the home a church member in 1887. Shortly after, the cornerstone of the Eastport M.E. Church on 3rd Street (now 4th Street); was laid May 5, 1898. In May 1914 the official Board decided to move the church to a lot on the corner of Chesapeake Avenue and Sixth Street. In 1957 ground was broken for the new building where Eastport United Methodist Church today stands as a beacon in the community of Eastport. In 1968 the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united and became the United Methodist Church. From this union the Eastport United Methodist Church evolved.
The congregation of Eastport United Methodist Church realizes that it has a proud history and a bright future. Presently, we are focused on the message of Good News: that in Christ, everyone belongs. We recognize that churches have sometimes been the place where people are denied access, kept out, or shamed for who God created them to be. However, we seek to center our work and worship around Jesus' message of radical welcome. We hope to be a church that ensure our community is more just, more equitable, and more inclusive of all people.
So please join us in this holy work as we grow closer together and to God.