Annual & Traditional Events

OPEN COMMUNION – 1ST Sunday of each month

PRAISE & TESTIMONY SERVICE – 5TH Sunday of any month with 5 Sundays

PRAYER GROUP – Every Monday at 9 a.m. on Baker Parlor

CRAFTERS – Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. September through May

QUILTERS – 3rd & 5th Mondays at 10 a.m.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN (UMW):  2nd Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. September to May.  Special events:  Ladies’ Tea, Cookie Exchange, Porch Picnic

UMW SUNDAY:  Mother’s Day in May.  UMW women serve in all the functions of church service.

UNITED METHODIST MEN (UMM)  3rd Thursday at 6 p.m. September to May.  Special guest speakers.  Special events:  Church Picnic, Shorebirds game, Sweetheart dinner.

JAMMING BY-THE-SEA – 1st & 3rd Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m.  Musicians sponsor a potluck social immediately after the 1st Friday jam session.

SONG SERVICE AT ATLANTIC SHORES REHAB – 3rd Thursday at 9:30 a.m. sponsored by UMW

ST. MATTHEWS BY-THE-SEA NIGHT AT PERDUE STADIUM – June Shorebirds game on the picnic deck sponsored by UMM

CHURCH PICNIC – 2nd Monday in September 4 to 6 p.m. at John West Park, Ocean View sponsored by UMM

YARD SALE – 2nd Saturday in May sponsored by UMW.  Hot dog & soup sales by UMM.  8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – 2ND Friday & Saturday in November sponsored by UMW.  Hot dog & soup sales by UMM.  Friday 4:30 to 8 p.m.  Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

BYKOTA SUNDAY SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP – 2ND Monday fellowship 5:30 p.m. at various locations

WOMEN’S RETREAT:  1ST weekend in March, usually at The Dunes Hotel in Ocean City.

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS – 3rd Sunday between services in the church office sponsored by SMBTS Health Ministry Team.

SUPERKIDS AT THE BEACH – Coordinated with Scripture Union this VBS is held on the beach at Dagsboro Street in Fenwick Island, usually in mid-July.

EASTER EVENTS

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE – 7 P.M. Imposition of ashes.

LENT BIBLE STUDY – Led by Pastor Bruce and usually the last four (4) Wednesday afternoons in Lent.

PALM SUNDAY SERVICE – Easter Cantata of chancel choir, bells and chimes.  One service only – 10:45 a.m.

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE – 7 P.M. Communion and meaningful portrayal of Last Supper.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE – 6:30 A.M. on the Fenwick Island beach at the Dagsboro Street dune crossing.

EASTER CELEBRATION – 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services of celebration

ADVENT EVENTS

ANGEL TREE - (gifts for needy) 1st Sun. in Dec.

HANGING OF THE GREENS – Sunday or Monday before Thanksgiving

CHRISTMAS CANTATA – 2nd Sunday in December.  One service only – 10:45 a.m. Chancel Choir, bells, and chimes.

SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGERS – Friday after Thanksgiving to December 23rd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at G&E Hockers in Ocean View.

SALVATION ARMY BOARD GAME DONATIONS DUE – 2nd Sunday in December

DIAPERS FOR JESUS – Diaper donations for Pyle Center due – 3rd Sunday in December – sizes 6 months to toddler.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE – 7 p.m. Family candle lighting ceremony.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION – Sunday before Christmas.  One service only –      10:45 a.m.  No 8:30 service.

MEMORIAL SUNDAY – Last Sunday of the year.  A service of remembering the Saints.  SMBTS remembers family and friends who have passed in the last 12 months.

SPECIAL DONATION EVENTS

PYLE CENTER FOOD BANK – Every Sunday – collecting Staples, canned goods, cereals, apple juice, healthy snacks, etc.

SHIRLEY GRACE PREGNANCY CENTER – Pick up a baby bottle piggy bank to collect spare change from Easter to Mother’s Day.

SOSA – SECOND HARVEST – Year round feed an END HUNGER box a quarter a day.  Empty the box and give to SOSA in September.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR NEEDY CHILDREN – UMW donations of school supplies in August.

CLEANING & HYGIENE KITS FOR DISASTER RELIEF VICTIMS – UMW donations of supplies accepted in July.

UMC STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS – Donations for scholarships received in November.