Pasadena United Methodist Church has a rich history which drives us forward as we seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We are committed to be a faith community in which we INVITE each person into relationship with God in Jesus Christ, GROW as disciples ourselves through intentional commitment to the Christian spiritual disciplines, and BUILD God’s kingdom in our community and world through the grace and power of God.
Pasadena UMC traces its roots to 1875 when the Piney Branch Methodist Church was formed near the intersection of Benfield and Jumpers Hole Road. Through the years that followed, the congregation met in various locations, including a tent as well as a local school. During that time, two congregations merged to officially form Pasadena Methodist Church. The first building for Pasadena Methodist Church was erected in 1919 at the corner of Linden and Chestnut Streets.
The current church building, along Ritchie Highway, was completed in 1958 and necessitated by the continued growth of our community and congregation.
With the merger of the Evangelical United Brethren and Methodist Episcopal Church in 1968, we officially became Pasadena United Methodist Church.
As a congregation of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, we share the UMC’s Wesleyan focus on the activity of God through prevenient, justifying, and sanctifying grace, and we are committed to lives defined by both works of piety and works of mercy.
You can learn more about our beliefs HERE.