Cecil Memorial United Methodist Church
Meet our Pastor
Patricia Annette Turnage
Pastor Turnage is a native Mississippian. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University. She has studied at Johns Hopkins Bayview as a Chaplain Intern in their Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program. She was a Vigil Volunteer for Hospice of Chesapeake, a Service-Learning Volunteer for Alternatives to Violence at the Women’s Facility in Jessup, MD and a volunteer for Sara’s House supporting single young mothers.
Currently she resides with her husband
– Mr. Raleigh Turnage, Jr.
Pastor Turnage is from the humble beginnings of a deep southern life in a cotton field where her family loved God and taught her to love God. She never envisioned that she would be a shepherd for God’s people one day. That day has come – Thanks be to God!
The 1st Gentleman of CMUMC
Welcome to Cecil Memorial United Methodist Church
About Cecil Memorial
At Cecil Memorial United Methodist Church, our mission is to make disciples for Jesus Christ everywhere we go.
» Our Belief: With Christians of other communions we confess belief in the triune—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This confession embraces the biblical witness to God’s activity in creation, encompasses God’s gracious self-involvement in the dramas of history, and anticipates the consummation of God’s reign. (BOD 2016)
» Our Mission: Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ wherever we go. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of age.” Matthew 28:18-21
» Our Vision: Our vision is that the Gospel of Jesus Christ will save and transform lives. “You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.” 1 Peter 1:23
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontus Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic** church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the everlasting. Amen. (UM Hymnal, 881)
Most merciful Father,
Send our heavenly blessings upon this your Church, that all its members may dwell together in unity and love.
Keep far from us all self-will and discord.
Endue your pastors with righteousness, and enable them faithfully to fulfill their ministry, to bring again the outcasts, and to seek the lost.
And grant to us so to receive their ministrations, and to use your means of grace, that in all our words and deeds we may seek your glory and the advancement of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(The Book of Common Prayer, U.S.A., 20th CENT., ALT.
All Are Welcome
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in hm should not perish , but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Salvation from John Wesley’s perspective: He says in his sermon, The Scripture Way of Salvation, “that salvation is not simply “the soul’s going to paradise,” not simply “a blessing which lies on the other side of death.” He goes on, “It is not something at a distance: it is a present thing, a blessing which, through the free mercy of God, ye are now in possession of.” For Wesley, “the entire work of God,” from the first stirring in our souls telling us that we need God to our receiving of eternal life. (Wesley, J. (2013). The Sermons of John Wesley)
At Cecil Memorial, our Church is a non-profit organization that has been serving people throughout Maryland. For over 99 years, Cecil Memorial United Methodist Church has been warmly inviting people to come and worship with us and experience God’s grace through our time together.
We recognize that people look for God in many ways. Whether you visit in person after COVID or online, we hope you discover something here to encourage you in your spiritual journey.
Please visit us online every Sunday at 11:30am for a live experience.
Men of Cecil Choir
We love to worship, we love our community, and we love good gospel singing. Our men’s choir is awesome! Our music is comprised of guitar, drums, saxophone, and keyboard. We have a fantastic Mass choir on the 1st Sundays and we have a Youth choir that is dynamic!
Come Worship with Us or Contact Us
Come and worship with us!
Phone: (410) 266-5651
Fax: (443) 458-5230
Re-Entering Safely is our goal. Cecil Memorial will continue to request that attendees wear mask and practice social distancing. Capacity will be monitored. We will continue to monitor our worship gatherings as we expect attendance to increase. We will continue to follow recommended health and safety guidelines. We are praying and believing that God is inviting us into a new beginning. Despite all that is going on, we look forward with hope that the best is yet to come!
Restrooms: All restrooms, walls, doors, floors and fixtures will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly.
High-Traffic Areas: Increased frequency and scope of all cleaning services including enhanced disinfection of high-traffic areas such as the foyer, bathrooms, tables, chairs, doorknobs, floors, and other frequently contacted surfaces in the church.