1012 Old Joppa Rd Joppa, MD 21085

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Date: Sundays at 10 a.m.

We will be streaming our services live on our Facebook page

Recorded services can be found on Union Chapel’s YouTube Channel

We will be streaming our services live on our Facebook page

Recorded services can be found on Union Chapel’s YouTube Channel


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Our mission

Our mission is to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community.

Our Community

With God everything is possible.

Matthew 19:26

Church Beliefs

The United Methodist Church shares a great deal with other denominations. Explore what we believe about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and more.

We also have a unique heritage and areas of emphasis. Learn what we mean when we talk about grace, how we serve people around the world, and ways we grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Union Chapel United Methodist Church is following the directives of the local government officials and are not meeting on-site for worship, Bible studies, and other social gatherings through May 15.


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Lead Pastor

Pastor Dave Coakley is an Ordained Elder in Full Connection in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church and has served as the lead pastor of Union Chapel UMC in Joppa, MD since 2016. Prior to this appointment here he was the senior pastor of Linganore UMC in Unionville, MD and earlier, he was the pastor of Lewistown UMC near Thurmont, MD.  He has served the church as the Minister of Evangelism for Centennial-Memorial UMC, the Director of Christian Education for Calvary UMC, both located in Frederick, MD, the Director of Christian Education Programming for Peakland UMC in Lynchburg, VA, the Youth Minister for Emmanuel UMC in Scaggsville, MD, and he was the first Director of Protestant Religious Education for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Pastor Dave has been a Summer Camp Director at the United Methodist West River Center, a Religious Education Teacher at the Maryland School for the Deaf (Frederick and Columbia Campuses), and has worked at various jobs too numerous to mention.

Pastor Dave Coakley graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary with a Master’s in Religious Education in 1985 and a Master’s in Divinity in 2004.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland in 1976 and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, VA as part of the  Class of 1972.

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