Wesley Freedom Worship:
Eldersburg Campus

Join us for worship at our Main Campus every Sunday! We know that the Christian tradition has many valuable expressions of worship, so find the one that resonates with the way that you most naturally communicate with God. 

Indoor Service with Holy Communion

Worship in our main sanctuary with scripture, prayers, and hymns in a traditional United Methodist worship service. Children are invited to hear a Children’s Message during service and worship with their family.

At this service we will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion every week

Indoor Service with Sunday School

Worship in our main sanctuary with scripture, prayers, and hymns in a traditional United Methodist worship service.


Grade Level Sunday School for children preK-High School is held indoors during the 9:30 service.

School Year: Children are dropped off to their teachers before service and picked up once service is completed. 

Summer: Children begin in worship with their parents and are dismissed to Sunday School after a Children’s Message during service.


Nursery care available for infants – preschoolers

11:00AM Indoor Contemporary Worship

Worship in our sanctuary in a music-driven service led by our praise band! Children are welcome to worship with their parents. Nursery care available for infants – preschoolers.

Eldersburg Campus & Sunday Worship FAQ

Masks are optional for all persons in following with the current CDC risk assessment for Carroll County.


Filtered masks are encouraged for those who are high risk or unvaccinated. If you have any symptoms of illness, please worship from home.


It is our intention to have our policies be in accordance with the CDC's guidelines for our county.


More information can be found here.
Our first two services (8:00am & 9:30am) are casual-traditional. They are in the sanctuary and the congregation sits in pews (long, cushioned benches). You will hear music from our organ and piano, and we mostly sing hymns. Sometimes the congregation will have some speaking parts (prayers & responses) that will be projected on our screens for you to read out loud.


Our contemporary service (11:00am) has music led by our praise band and sings mostly modern worship music. The feel to this service is more informal and you are more likely to see our youngest members moving around and playing during the service.
On Sunday Mornings, we have outdoor Children's Sunday School at 9:30 am for children 3 years old - 12th grade. Sign up each week at the welcome station on your way to the worship space. Indoor Nursery Care for younger children is also available during the 9:30am & 11:00am services. For more info on our Children's Ministry click here.


We also have programs for High Schoolers & Middle Schoolers that meet in the evenings during the week. Click here for more information on our Youth Ministries.


There is no fee for any of these ministries.
It really is the truth that you should wear whatever you are comfortable in. But, we know that for most people being comfortable also has an element of not sticking out.


For our indoor services, many people wear business clothes or business casual (slacks and a collared shirt or button-down). But you will also see members in jeans or leggings, and shorts at our Traditional Services in the summer, and year-round at our 11:00 am Contemporary Service! Really, you should wear what makes you feel most like yourself.


If we hold an outdoor service, please dress for the weather! During the hot summer months, wear your shorts and a t-shirt. If it's chilly, bring a sweater or blanket to wrap yourself in.
We celebrate Holy Communion every week at 8:00am and on the first Sunday of the month at the 9:30 & 11:00 services. We use bread and unfermented grape juice. Because of the COVID19 pandemic, we are currently celebrating using individually packaged wafer/juice kits. Gluten free kits are available.


All persons who are present are invited to receive Communion during our services. United Methodists practice an "open table." This means that you do not need to be a member of our church or any specific church to fully participate in Holy Communion.


Customarily, Holy Communion is a meal for baptized Christians. If you haven't been baptized yet, you can also participate in Holy Communion with us, but if God is calling you to receive this sacrament, you should talk to a pastor after the service so that you can be baptized as soon as possible.


Learn more about Sacraments at Wesley Freedom and check out our Sacraments FAQ here!
Wesley Freedom has lots of free parking in our parking lots. During the Summer, one of our Parking Lots will be closed so we can use it as an outdoor worship space, so you will see cones preventing cars from entering.


You can enter our main parking lot by going into our driveway entrance next to our large, black church sign on Johnsville Road. A map with our location can be found further down on this page, and the address of the church for your GPS is: 961 Johnsville Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784.
Wesley Freedom's main sanctuary, Community Life Center, Pre-School and Offices are fully accessible. The first floor of our north wing and Fellowship Hall are accessible from exterior doors.


For those with difficulty hearing, a radio receiver is available for use during worship services that can amplify readers & preachers during worship.


If you have more questions or concerns, feel free to email Pastor Ian.
Methodism began in the Church of England in the 1700s as a network of small groups that focused on practicing Christianity and applying it to the way we live everyday life. After the American Revolution, Methodists in America formed an organized church and today The United Methodist Church is one of the daughter-churches of that original movement.


United Methodists are committed to the historic Christian faith as found in the Nicene Creed & Apostles Creeds and the belief that God's love and salvation are available to absolutely everybody. On other questions, Methodists have a large diversity of opinions, and that's okay!


You can learn more about what United Methodists believe here.

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