Congregational Care

"This is my commandment: love each other just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than to give up one's life for one's friend." John 15:12-13

Find the Support You Need

Prayer Requests

Knowing that others are praying for you during a time of struggle, hardship or illness can truly alter your life journey. At Damascus UMC we offer a range of options so that your prayer request can be share with all the congregation or just a few depending on your confidentiality needs.

  • Confidential Prayer Chain - pastors and a select group of lay persons who have been trained and pledge to maintain confidentiality of all personal details
  • Weekly Prayer Requests - prayer requests printed in our weekly bulletin for 1 week at a time
  • Long-Term Prayer List - Need ongoing prayers? Let us add you to our prayer list in the Beacon (monthly newsletter) so that people know to keep holding you in their prayers

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Healing Service

Join us each month on the 3rd Sunday at 7 pm for our healing service. Participants are invited to come for any kind of healing including physical, emotional, mental, relational that they need for themselves or to "stand in the gap" for another person. Prayers, anointing with oil, and communion are offered in this intimate, informal service. All are welcome anytime!

Stephen Ministers

Stephen ministry is a ministry in our congregation in which trained and supervised lay persons, called Stephen Ministers, provide one-to-one Christian care to individuals facing life challenges or difficulties.

Stephen Ministers are there to truly listen and they have been carefully trained through a 50 hour course on Christian caregiving. If you need someone to talk to, someone who will actual listen to what you have to say, request a Stephen Minister today! Please contact Janet Cornelius, coordinator, at or 240-418-0516.

Want to learn more about Stephen Ministry? Visit DUMC's Stephen Ministry page or 

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