Drive In

Worship Service

For Freedom

July 5, 2020


This Sunday, July 5, 2020


 Drive in to the Cheverly United Methodist Church parking lot to experience our Drive-In Worship Experience (The worship experience will be livestreamed on churchonline also)

Remain in Your Car

Listen to the Service on your radio

Have communion with the people in your car - bring your grape juice, (with a cup to serve it), a loaf of bread or some rolls. 

Please enter the parking lot through the Forest Road entrance. Cars will exit through on Parkway. 


"The Church in the Heart

of the Community with the Community in Its Heart"


July 5, 2020  

For Freedom

Galatians 5: 1-26

Join Us For Worship This


















Faith Formation 


Adult Sunday School

Bring Your Bible, a cup of coffee and An Openness to Discuss Issues of Race and Racism from a Faith Perspective

Lillian Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Let's Talk: Vital Conversations on Race
Time: Jun 7, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every 7 days, 5 occurrence(s)
        Jun 7, 2020 01:00 PM
        Jun 14, 2020 01:00 PM
        Jun 21, 2020 01:00 PM
        Jun 28, 2020 01:00 PM
        Jul 5, 2020 01:00 PM
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Join us for Wednesday Bible Study @ 7PM

The Authority of the Believer

Lillian Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: My Meeting - Bible Study - The Authority of the Believer 
Time: Jun 10, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Wed, until Jun 24, 2020, 3 occurrence(s)
        Jun 10, 2020 07:00 PM
        Jun 17, 2020 07:00 PM
        Jun 24, 2020 07:00 PM
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For more information contact: or call 301-773-1314

In Case You Missed Last Sunday's Worship Celebration.  Videos from previous Sundays can be found on the Video Page

or on our YouTube Page

Image by Rachael Henning

Photo by Rachael Henning on Unsplash 

Let Justice Roll Down Like Water, And Righteousness Like an Ever Flowing Stream -                Amos  5:24

As this reflection is being written, the world continues to reel in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis, Minnesota police officers. This area is experiencing the 8th day of protesting. Like you, I have been jarred by the images of that fateful 8 minute 46 second video, the mass protests, riots and burning cities. Like you, the images of similar videos haunt me. Like all of you, my emotions have run the full gamut, from tears and sadness to the disbelief that something like this has happened again. Like many mothers of sun kissed sons, I’ve prayed, ‘God, please protect my sons. Keep them safe.’  Like you, I’ve asked, ‘What’s going on- Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor? The list is just too long.

     The issue we currently face is not a Democratic or Republican issue. It is a sin problem framed in the hatred or mistreatment of individuals based on their color. The sin of hatred in the form and nomenclature of racism has threatened the fabric of this nation for a long time, really from its inception. There is only one race-human.  The construct of race was created to justify the dehumanization of others based on color.  Acts of the Apostles 17: 26-28, records,

“From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ [b]


     What would happen if we each were able and willing to honor every person as we would want to be honored? What would happen if we loved others as we love ourselves? What is God expecting God’s sons and daughters to do in interactions with others? What would Jesus do? As a person of faith, ‘what does the Lord require of you and me? To do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God. ‘ Micah 6:8  

The issue is not a Democratic or Republican issue. It is truly a sin problem.  The sin of racism has threatened the fabric of this nation for a long time, really from its inception. Beloved, there is only one race-human.

     As a multi-cultural church family, we have not shied away from open and hard conversations about racism, prejudice, implicit and explicit bias, white privilege, and internalized oppression. Cheverly United Methodist Church has hosted talks by the Rev. E. Michelle Ledder, General Commission on Religion and Race, Freedom Rider, Ernest “Rip” Patton, and studies including “Multi-Cultural Conversations.” The Police Chief’s Advisory Board, on which I serve, participated in a department implicit bias training. More work remains to be done. If true peace is to happen, the extra work has to be done. We will have to continue to work and pray to be the change we want to see. We have made great progress. We still have miles to go before we are done.


           A Reflection by Pastor Lillian 

CERT & Cheverly UMC Community

Food Give-Away

To Date:

More than 425 Bags of Groceries  Given to Families In Need 

Sandwiches/Meals Prepared for Distribution to Homeless Neighbors and DC Ministry Partners as Part of Coronavirus Outreach -  

1,473 Sandwiches

1,300 Lunches

To give to this effort, hit the donate button at the top of the page and designate Coronavirus Outreach: 

Sunday, July 5, 2020 1PM - A Discussion on Racism

Sunday, June 28, 2020
CUMC On-Line Worship Experience@ 10AM

Open Our Eyes: Love All the People



Jesus, while visiting the various villages and towns looked on the people and had compassion for them. Do we see others through the eyes of Jesus? Let's reason together...


At 10AM, please plan to join us on Churchonline at Through Churchonline we will be able to chat for 15 minutes before and after the worship service has concluded. We can connect for our virtual coffee hour after worship. 

If you are joining worship later in the day, please connect to worship through YouTube or on Facebook. Here are the links to access the worship experience:


CUMC On-Line  Sunday Worship Experience

July 5, 2020 @ 10AM

Please plan to watch on Church Online or Facebook Live This Sunday! 

To view the worship service visit:

or on Facebook

In Need of Food


Help-By-Phone Food Pantry Number


Hours: M, T, W, F from Noon-2PM

   Virtual Vacation Bible School 

June 22-24

UMC in Mission 

 Coronavirus Crisis

For more info visit the "Opportunities to Serve Page." 


Cheverly UMC continues to serve our neighbors through various feeding efforts. On Monday, April 27, 2020, the United Methodist Women provided food for 17 families of students who attend Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School. Each family received enough food to feed the family for one week. 

 In partnership with the Cheverly Community Emergency Response Team, (CERT), CUMC co-sponsored a food drive in the church parking lot on Saturday, May 2, 2020, from 1:00-4PM. In addition to the food that was donated by neighbors, numerous community organizations contributed items. The Gold Crust Bakery provided bread for the food distribution. Sweet Bobbie's also provided small cakes. Through this effort 55 families received food to feed their households for 2 weeks. 

The Help-by-Phone Pantry continues to serve individuals and families in need on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from noon-2PM.  If you or someone you know needs food, please call 301-699-9009.  

     Thanks to the generosity of the neighbors who have been donating non-perishable items and finances, many people have been served, including the University of Maryland Food Pantry. For more information on mission outreach opportunities visit the website page  "Opportunities to Serve."

  Below are some other photos from mission outreach.

   On Saturday, May 2, 2020, more than 55 bags of food were given to members of the Cheverly community. Each family received enough food to feed them for 2 weeks. More than 250 individuals were served. Thanks to the CERT who have so tirelessly given of their time and coordination to serve. More photos will be forthcoming. 

To Date - More than 1,473 sandwiches and 1,300 lunches have been made and distributed to help hurting individuals

     Lunches are still needed for homeless brothers and sisters on Fridays. People interested in helping to prepare lunches, please contact


The lunches are prepared on Thursday for Friday pick up.  On Thursday, July 9, 2020, we will need 180 lunches.  We will also prepare more sandwiches to give to two United Methodist Churches to be distributed in two Washington, DC neighborhoods.  

Cheverly UMC United Methodist Woman, Karen White, working with Mirna Castillo to help GNS families during the pandemic. 

Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary Staffer, Mrs. Mirna Castillo, works with CUMC to  ensure the families get what they need.  

Mr. Donald Whitehead, Program Manager of Outreach, PG County Department of Social Services, picking up lunches and hygiene bags for 50 homeless persons on Friday, April 17, 2020. Lunches were also packed and provided on April 24, 2020 and May 1, 2020.  CUMC continues to make more than 100 lunches each week for this effort. 

Volunteers from the Cheverly Emergency Response Team Collecting Items Donated from Community Members on March 28, 2020.  Donated items will go to people in need. 

Faith is a Lifetime Journey

Children are invited to grow as Christ followers each Sunday. Young and old alike, praise the name of the Lord. 


Worship with us


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Pastor Lillian Smith

2801 Cheverly Avenue

Cheverly, MD 20785


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