"The Church in the heart of the community with the community in its heart"

Virtual Worship Service

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Cheverly UMC YouTube, Churconline and Facebook pages @ 10AM

"Fully Consecrated...

Withholding Nothing...

Even That" 

     To live a fully consecrated life is to serve God with our time, talents and giving. It is a life filled with prayer and fasting. It is a life which encompasses sacrifice. This type of life is one that God can use to do mighty things. 


Each of us has hidden things in our lives that we are withholding from God. Those issues stand in the way of of us living out God's full destiny in our lives. God wants even that.....      




Ways to Connect with Worship





Ash Wednesday

February 17, 2021

The Lenten Journey has begun. 

This year we are invited into a life of prayer, fasting and sacrifice. Our Wednesday and Sunday faith formation opportunities are designed to help each Christ follower to grow in faith. On Fridays, every person is asked to fast and pray. For more information, please see the article, "Fridays of Fasting and Prayer," on this website.


Attached is a link to a Lenten Coin Calendar. Each day has a category of items for which to collect coins. Coins collected will be donated to our Conference supported missions. 


2021 Commitment to Mission and Ministry

Now is the time to sign up for ministry and mission. Please click on the links below to volunteer for ministry and pledge financial support for God's ministry. For more information, email pastor@cheverlyumc.org

Valentine's Day Zoom Cooking Class

Fridays of Prayer and Fasting

1. Repentance for personal, congregational, corporate and national sins and God's forgiveness

2. For God to destroy this Coronavirus - God, we thank you that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.  That includes this virus (plague) . A prayer: "Coronavirus, bow to the Christ and cease from your plan, in the name of Jesus. Heal our land Lord. Please heal our land."

3. Continued Healing for Michelle Harrison,  and (lift up others now) 

4.Comfort for those who mourn 

5. Comfort for the Intentional Campus Ministry Community that experienced the suicide of a student. Please pray for the student's parents, housemates and families, staff and ministers. 

6. Protection and salvation for family,

friends and loved ones. 

7. Strength and protection for all front line workers - Doctors, nurses, hospital staff, fire departments, police, etc. 

8. God to heal this land of violence, hatred, terrorism, racism, etc.  

9. Wisdom, Knowledgement and Discernment for all of our elected officials

10. Protection for this nation, our communities, our elected officials, our families

11. God's will be done in and through Cheverly UMC

12. Relief for Texas residents after the power outage and extreme cold. 


Closing Prayer: (by Dick Eastman, Pres. Evey Home for Christ.)


Father, I ask for open hands to minister the gospel. Father, I ask for open doors to spread the gospel. Father, I claim open minds to receive the gospel. Father, I claim open hearts to embrace the gospel. Father, I claim open heavens that the gospel may run swiftly. 

Cheverly UMC Presents
"A Taste of Cheverly  with Cheverly Chefs
Valentine's Day Meal 
February 14, 2021
Katie Enterline from "The Grateful Table

Seared Scallops with Lemon Butter Sauce  or Oyster Mushrooms w/ Lemon Butter Sauce (Vegan Option)  

Baked Risotto (Bacon, Pea, Parmesan)

Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Photos from the cooking class coming soon! We have a whole new class of new chefs who have learned from one of the best. Thanks, Chef Katie. 

Newly Released Book featuring a chapter written by Pastor Lillian

Conversations about Racism and the United Methodist Church
A book discussion about "I'm Black. I'm Christian. I'm Methodist"
January 19, 2021
To register: 

When Love Came Down Family Art Workshop - 

 "Light of Our World"

Family Advent Craft Workshop

 December 19, 2020

A New Year Begins....

     2020 will be a year that we will not quickly forget. It has been a hard year. COVID-19 has affected all of us. We have lost loved ones and know people who were, and are, affected by the virus.  COVID-19 affected all areas of our lives - church, school, family gatherings...everything. 

     Beloved, we have crossed over into a new year. Come what may, we have the opportunity to choose how we will face this year.  Beloved, please choose to trust God even in these challenging times. Everything depends on our trusting God. Things may or may not get better quickly. Yet, God still remains on the throne and everything, even the Coronavirus, has to bow its knee to Jesus our Lord. As Christ followers, we walk by faith and not by sight. Times like these remind us of our need to flex our faith muscles even more. 

As you enter into the new year I want to invite you to do the following:

1. Determine that Distractions Won't Interfere with Your Walk with God! 

2. Observe daily prayer. The following link contains information on Methodist Prayer, as practiced by John Wesley. Daily prayers are provided for morning, midday, evening and night sessions. There is also information for the Friday Fast. (Yes, historically, Methodists do fast.)


3. Observe a weekly fast day - Fasting is abstaining from something in order to give attention to God. During the time of the fast, we focus our attention on God in prayer and listening for God's voice and direction.  Fasting is a process of humbling oneself in order to hear God more intimately. Fasting can be observed in various ways. It can include fasting one or multiple meals for one day, or a type of food, or meat, time on personal devices,  social media, etc. Please do not begin fasting food without first checking in with your doctor. If you want to get closer with God and gain more spiritual power, fasting is highly recommended. Here is information about the Wesley Fast. (Again, Methodists do fast)


4. Worship weekly - Worship is every week at 10AM. Now that it is getting colder, virtual worship will be the way we connect.  

While I can't tell you everything that will happen in 2021, there is one thing I can say. With God, 2021, is going to be good. 


Pastor Lillian




Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence and Authority Eight Sessions Beginning 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021


To view the videos, go to: 


Stained Glass Candle Craft Activity

     Using the "stained glass" candle craft activity, we explored Hope, Joy, Love and Peace and the light of Jesus for the example for the world. The scripture was from Romans 8:24 "For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is not hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?"

     Families gathered together creating family candles while exploring how Jesus has brought light into their lives, and the encouraging meaning behind the apostles’ message "in this hope we are saved."  Ms. Marci Matthews, will lead the zoom session. She recently graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts Degree, with an emphasis in Arts and Theology. The suggested donation for the workshop is $10 per family. Participants can get their own craft supplies. Craft packets will also be available for pick up by participants located in or nearby Cheverly. 

Lillian Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Time: Jan 27, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every 7 days, until Mar 10, 2021, 7 occurrence(s)
        Jan 27, 2021 07:00 PM
        Feb 3, 2021 07:00 PM
        Feb 10, 2021 07:00 PM
        Feb 17, 2021 07:00 PM
        Feb 24, 2021 07:00 PM
        Mar 3, 2021 07:00 PM
        Mar 10, 2021 07:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Daily: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZMlceupqjwuG935Cgk6qOJ42sE0PvX2G3_8/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGvpj0oG9CStBiORpwEGo_oa-vwiGZbjfoOyTziCHZCTSmiZPFnYoJpKIr3

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 878 6214 7419
Passcode: 587154
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Dial by your location
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        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
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Meeting ID: 878 6214 7419
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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdCu9cwdVt

Ministry in Action in 2020
Your giving helped build affordable housing in Hyattsville, MD at Ager Road UMC
June 2020

Adult Sunday School 
Sunday, February 21, 2021


How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice

To connect to the zoom class, visit the link in the column to the right. 

Pastor Lillian Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey to Racial Justice
Time: Feb 21, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Sun, until Apr 4, 2021, 7 occurrence(s)
        Feb 21, 2021 01:00 PM
        Feb 28, 2021 01:00 PM
        Mar 7, 2021 01:00 PM
        Mar 14, 2021 01:00 PM
        Mar 21, 2021 01:00 PM
        Mar 28, 2021 01:00 PM
        Apr 4, 2021 01:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZIpc-GgpjIoHNBEWrGKBGboRh1eKqTkIIJq/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGuqj8iEtycsh-DRpwABo-gWfzxiFhBgo1_uSj3JAtxRQH5BOoTN5luJNP5

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Meeting ID: 864 4888 9264
Passcode: 184445
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+13126266799,,86448889264#,,,,*184445# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 864 4888 9264
Passcode: 184445
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdbJ7u4zeD

To see the additional videos that were  discussed in previous Zoom Adult Sunday School study classes on Racism, learn more specifics about Drive-In Worship or other activities, go to: www.cheverlyumc.org Conversations on Race page. 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors


On Saturday, November 21, 2020, the church parking lot was filled with activity as the Boy Scouts, Cheverly Emergency Response Team, Vice Mayor Kayce Muneyah, Town Administrator Dylan Galloway and Cheverly UMC gave out food to neighbors. Cheverly United Methodist gave out 12 turkeys, sandwiches, apples and sweet potatoes to neighbors. Thanks to Benny's Produce, Ann Barsi, The Gardenhours and Sheila Miller for their efforts in this ministry outreach. 

In the morning, the Boy Scouts picked up groceries donated by neighbors. They sorted and bagged the food for distribution in the afternoon. Over 45 families were served through this food give away. 

Never doubt what your giving makes possible. We are so blessed to have a parking lot and church building out of which we can do ministry. 

Life After the Flood - Let's Help Our Neighbors

Gift Cards and Flood Buckets

A view from Parkway

Neighbor Helping Neighbor Flood Relief

A flash flood caused major damage in the homes of numerous Cheverly residents. Cheverly UMC and numerous neighbors are coming together to help families recover. The Han and Hamilton Families each received funds on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. 

Each family received:

$500 in Lowe's Gift Cards

$100 in Grocery Gift Cards

$50 Target Card

The Squire and Randall Families received funds on October 6, 2020. They each received a mixture of grocery store and home improvement store $350 gift cards 

Additionally, meals were delivered to numerous flood victims. 

This effort continues. To help out, please donate gift cards to the church. To date, Lowe's gift cards have been purchased through Amazon and the Lowe's site. For more information call the office at 301-773-1314

Han Family

Cheverly UMC in Mission in Mexico

You can learn more about the ministry of 'Give Ye Them to Eat' by watching this video created by the Chapelwood UMC

Hamilton Family

Cheverly UMC in Mission Outside the Church Walls through Financial Support of Missionaries Miguel Mairena and Nan McCurdy who serve in Mexico. 

Randall Family


To view the recorded 8/30/2020 worship service go to: 


 Passcode: 56DL8=mL

Cheverly UMC & Cheverly Emergency Response Team Food Give-Away
September 16, 2020

CERT Chairperson, Marvely Nettles, being surprised by the Channel 7 recognition for her efforts and leadership. 

CERT & Friends celebrate the $2,000 check from Eastern's Automative Group to aid the CUMC/CERT food on-going outreach 

County Rep. & Pastor Lillian taking a break from passing out information. The Representative from the Office of Community Outreach distributed Census and Voter Registration information. 

Food for a Give-Away at Cheverly Village Apartments

December 2020

Squire Family
No Photo

Feeding God's People

CERT & Cheverly UMC Community

Food Give-Away

To Date:

More than 903 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 


5,306 Sandwiches

5,141 Lunches


1,102 Lunches 

Thanks to the United Methodist Men for their generous donation of meat, cheese and snacks to last a few weeks. Thanks to the CUMC  youth and their families  for preparing  peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for meals.  Thanks also to Ruth, Janet, Marvely,  and SachaJane 

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


Each week, donations of meat, cheese, chips are always needed and appreciated.  To donate, please contact pastor@cheverlyumc.org to coordinate drop off of supplies or leave the items in the refrigerator. 

Chris, Nigel and Pastor Lillian taking a photo after picking up 53 boxes of produce and multiple crates of milk from Community UMC in NE, DC. The three packed cars of food were distributed to the Cheverly Community on July 18, 2020 in the Church parking lot and at Cheverly Station. 

Songbird and Author, Doreen Vail leading worship in the parking lot on July 19, 2020

In Need of Food


Help-By-Phone Food Pantry Number


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

In Case You Missed Last Sunday's Worship Celebration.  Videos from previous Sundays can be found on the Chevery UMC YouTube and Facebook Pages

Cheverly UM Women feeding families at Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School

Sandwich Making Fall 2020

Summer Worship Series with Doreen Vail

July 19, 2020

UMC in Mission 

 Coronavirus Crisis

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

Cheverly UMC United Methodist Women, worked with Mirna Castillo to help feed Glady Noon Spellman Elementary families on July 22, 2020 

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



Pastor Lillian Smith

2801 Cheverly Avenue

Cheverly, MD 20785


© 2020 Cheverly United Methodist Church

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