We are glad you are interested in visiting us at Harmony United Methodist Church. You are warmly invited to come and worship with us and experience God’s grace through our time together. Our mission is to show God’s love to each other, the community, and the world.
We recognize that people look for God and Christian community in many ways, and each of our three weekly worship services has a unique character. We also offer nursery care during both Sunday services, children’s church during the 9:00 AM service, Sunday School at 10:30 AM, and a youth group gathering two Sundays a month. We also value our relationship to the communities of northern Berkeley County, West Virginia and southern Washington County, Maryland and our opportunities to minister in these neighborhoods of God’s creation.
Whether you visit in person or online, we hope you discover something here to encourage you in your spiritual journey. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our Christian journey as servants and disciples of Jesus Christ.
In light of the events of the past week following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, if you are unsure why the protests have been continuing for so long, please go to these links (United Methodist Faith Leaders Respond to the Death of George Floyd and United Against Racism) to find resources and read thoughts from United Methodists that can help to frame the context of the protests, ways we can show Christian witness towards the end of racism, and why declaring Black Lives Matters is important right now.
The Upper Room ministries has assembled informative and spiritually engaging resources for this time: https://www.upperroom.org/resources/the-spiritual-work-of-overcoming-racism.
The National Council of Churches has prepared statements and resources to address and confront the evil, oppression, and injustice of racism and white supremacy at these websites: National Council of Churches Statement and National Council of Churches Resources
Overcoming the sin of racism and white privilege is spiritual work, not just civic work. It is not easy work, and it takes spiritually mature people to study, to pray, to have hearts moved, to be transformed, and to act as a Christian witness of loving all our neighbors. Only through God's help, as we pray in Jesus' name, can we do this work.
The prophet Micah put our spiritual task this way: what is good, and what does the Lord require of you - but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God! (Micah 6:8, NRSV)