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Bridge Building (Crossing) Workshop



When we build a bridge and cross it, we discover people we otherwise would count as strangers. We are no longer the same. We become someone different. Stepping across a bridge shifts how we see ourselves, how we perceive others, and how others view us. Building and crossing bridges helps us become part of more than one culture and so lean in to become citizens of the world.


This workshop is all about making connections. In a time when we have become focused on what keeps us apart, this workshop will offer practical helps for building relationships in the midst of our differences. Participants will be given a series of usable tools for building (and crossing) bridges in everyday life.


Facilitators: Rev. Dr. Elena Melnikova, Moscow United Methodist Seminary, Moscow, Russia and Rev. Dr. Roderick Miller, Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Baltimore.

Date(s) & Time(s): 

Friday November 8th at Glen Mar UMC

4701 New Cut Road

Ellicott City, MD 21043

8:30 AM to 8:30 PM

(food provided)

Saturday November 9th at Mt Vernon Place UMC

10 E Mount Vernon Place

Baltimore, MD 21202

9 AM to 5 PM

(food provided)

Join us one day or two.


Friday: $39 in advance, $44 at door

Saturday: $20 in advance, $25 at door

Both days: $59 in advance, $69 at door

Make Checks to: 




3701 St. John’s Lane

Ellicott City, MD 21042


MVPUMC Rekindles "Raising the Bar"

Once each month, we invite anyone to join us for Casual Conversation about Serious Subjects.  Typically we meet at a restaurant in the Mt. Vernon area of Baltimore to discuss burning questions of the day. Each question is proposed by that month's facilitator (we never disclose the topic in advance).

Join us for a rousing conversation. Our rules: 

1. this is a safe environment to share, therefore all ideas are appreciated, even if not agreed-upon.

2. be respectful of others' opinions.

3. have fun!

Typically, we meet the last Thursday of each month -- November proposes a problem with the Thanksgiving holiday.  Please keep checking our calendar for dates and locations.

Administrative Council Meeting


 Administrative Council meetings are scheduled for the second Sunday of each month.  This schedule is subject to change.  All church members are welcome to attend council meetings.  


Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.

~John Wesley