This historical church was founded on May 12, 1855 and dedicated three years later in 1858 when volunteers finished…More building the wood-frame building in three acres donated by John Dufief.
Today the church offers Sunday service and regular small group Bible studies. Sunday school and youth group is offered for grades 6 through 12.
The congregation supports the mission of the Presbyterian Church at large and several local charities. The church also sends a group of adults and teens to Drift, Kentucky in August each year to host a vacation bible school for the community and conduct home improvements.
From September through mid-June the church holds two services on Sunday at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. In the Summer, there is one service at 9:30 a.m.
The church is listed in the Historic Sites Register of Montgomery County.
This church began with 18 faithful members who met in a small log cabin on this property. Baptisms were held at…More a creek that ran behind the church. In 1893 the church built the small wooden building that still stands and is Montgomery County designated historical site.
In 1998 the current tw0-story structure was built and includes seating for about 250 people a baptistery, choir loft, pastor's study, fellowship hall, classrooms and a kitchen.
The church offers a Sunday prayer service from 8:30-9am, an adult and youth church school and bible awareness at 9-9:45am and a morning worship at 10am. One Wednesday the church holds an intercessory prayer from 6-6:30pm, a prayer and meditation service from 6:30-7pm, and a children's, youth, and adult bible study from 7-7:45pm.
In 1968, at the height of the civil rights movement, two predominantly Caucasian churches merged with a predominantly…More African-American church to form Fairhaven Methodist Church. After 40 years, Fairhaven still prides itself on its racially and economically diverse congregation and inclusive atmosphere. Reverend Jong Woo Park has served at Fairhaven for 10 years.
Fairhaven offers both adult and children's Sunday school and child care during services. An adult Bible study is offered on Tuesday evenings. During the rest of the week, the church offers its space out to other groups and organizations, including the private school Thomas Jefferson Preparatory, which occupies part of the building during the week.
Fairhaven is active in the community and conducts several school supply and donation drives for local and international charities. The congregation supports Methodist missionaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a girls education program in Kenya.
Our Lady of the Visitation Parish 14139 Seneca Rd, Darnestown, MD20874 After 10 years of construction, this Catholic church opened its doors May 31, 2001. Ten years later, its parish of…More 900 continues to celebrate May 31 with a special Mass to recognize the church's annointment. Prior to having its own building, the Rev. Raymond Fecteau led the parish for more than 20 years with services in borrowed spaces around town. Today, the new building is set in the center of nearly 10 acres of land dotted with trees and corn fields. Stained glass windows were specially made for the church and honor the church's namesake, Mary, saints from the "Millenium Booklet," as the church was built in the year 2000, and other uniquely American liturgical calendar representations. Mass is offered Saturday and Sunday and during the week at the Thomas More Chapel located in the Parish Barn. Liturgy of the Hours is offered prior to the daily mass each weekday. Men's and women's Bible studies are offered each week, as well as faith programs for different age groups. The parish supports local charities through food drives and family collections, and supports a sister parish in Haiti. An annual Christmas Tree sale is held each winter along with a Christmas pageant.