Reconciling Statement

We, the friends and members of the Havre de Grace United Methodist Church (HdGUMC), acknowledge that in the history of the United Methodist Church (UMC) people have been condemned and excluded from full participation in the Church based on race, nationality, culture, gender, economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. While some progress has been made for many of these groups, condemnation of the LGBTQ+ community, or tolerance of such, through silence still stands. As a congregation that believes everyone is a child of God, we pledge ourselves to reconcile and seek to eliminate all intolerance by The UMC directed towards anyone, especially members of the LGBTQ+ community. Furthermore, we declare ourselves to be an open and affirming congregation, welcoming into the full life and ministry of the HdGUMC people of all aforementioned groups. As a reconciling congregation, we commit to strive to become a community of faith and spirit that works towards unconditional inclusion, offering safety, justice, equality, healing, and wholeness of life for all people.




The Havre de Grace United Methodist Church, a congregation with a proud history and a bright future, invites you to worship and fellowship with us. Our beautiful facility, located at the intersection of Union and Congress Avenues in historic Havre de Grace, has served as a community cornerstone of faith for more than 100 years.


In-person worship continues, and masks are optional, but social distancing is still possible. We also livestream our services on our Facebook page every Sunday at 11:00 AM. If you aren't able to tune in, don't worry - the recorded sermon will also be uploaded on our YouTube channel every Sunday afternoon in addition to the livestream.


Watch the latest sermon below:


Church Nursery: The nursery is available for use by parents with their children during the 8:15 and 11:00 A.M. services. Worship may be watched on the TV provided in the nursery, just turn it on and adjust the volume to tune into the service.

Electronic Giving: It's fast, easy, and secure. Support the work of our church through a donation made electronically. Have your weekly or monthly contribution debited from your checking/savings account and transferred directly to the church safely and electronically. You'll never have to remember your checkbook again! Major credit cards are also accepted.

Clicking on the "Give Online" button below will take you to our online giving portal where you can make a one-time gift, or create an account to make regular automatic payments. An Estimate of Giving Card can be found on the Stewardship page along with an update from the Stewardship Committee.



Latest News


Please join us in wishing Pastor Norman a happy retirement! We will celebrate his faithful service and the difference he has made inn the lives of so many on May 1 at 6 pm at the Vandiver Inn. Details posted below, please contact Jamie Rickey to reserve your spaces and wish him well!



Learn more about the stained glass panels in our narthex:



Maundy Thursday: Come join us for worship on March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Havre de Grace United Methodist Church for our Maundy Thursday Service. All are welcome! What is Maundy Thursday? It is the Thursday before Easter believed to be the the day when Jesus celebrated his final Passover with his disciples. Hear the story of an extraordinary display of humility, when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, commanding that they to do the same for each other.


GriefShare: We are offering group meetings at the Church from February 20th to May 14th, on Tuesdays from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. At a GriefShare group, you'll find understanding, guidance, relief and a safe place to navigate the challenges of grief. Come join us!


Embracing Healing: Embracing Healing offers God-centered and spiritually inclusive services for the promotion of health and wellbeing of persons, communities and the environment. Saturday Sept. 30, 2023 from 2:00–6:00 p.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 3345 Charles Street, Fallston, MD 21047.


Walking with Spirit: On 1st & 3rd Sundays, 5:00 p.m. at Red Pump Elementary School, Bel Air, MD. All ages. First listen to a brief talk on spiritual health by a clergy person, then walk at your own pace!


COVID is still with us. Please be vigilant.


Grace Place & St. John's Cupboard need to stock their pantry (please no glass jars, outdated food or fresh bread or milk).

They would be grateful to receive the following CANNED ITEMS: Tuna fish, chicken, soups, spaghetti sauce, "Spaghetti O's," ravioli, chili, meat, baked beans, "Oodles of Noodles," fruit.

OTHER PRE-PACKAGED FOOD: Mac & cheese, peanut butter, jam or jelly, instant noodles, spaghetti or other boxed pastas, instant oatmeal.

OTHER ITEMS: Reusable cloth grocery bags, diapers in sizes 5 and 6, pull-ups in sizes 4T-5T (boy or girl), baby wipes (un-scented), toiletry items like toothpaste and toothbrushes (no razors, please).