Marvin Memorial United Methodist Church

Marvin Memorial United Methodist Church

Who We Are

An Oasis of Faith at a Busy Crossroad

We gather each Sunday to give praise and thanks to the One who has given us Christ Jesus, and through him all things. Our goal is to rejoice in the presence of the Lord before we begin a new week, to support one another in prayer, and to challenge one another to live as people of God in our homes, places of employment, schools and playgrounds. We believe the Christian life is the most rewarding, demanding and fulfilling life possible. Please join us. We look forward to worshiping with you. Marvin Memorial is a reconciling congregation.

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Our Services

Service Times

  • 09:30am - Service


Rachel Cornwell

Rachel Cornwell

Rev. Rachel Cornwell has been Woodside's pastor since July 2006. Rev. Rachel has a deep love of Christ and for all God’s people. She is passionate about the Gospel, the church, and our Christian commitment to social justice in the community, and has a particular interest in interfaith work. Rev. Rachel is excited by the great things happening at Woodside including our tremendous diversity, the growing programs for children and young adults, and our Cooperative Parish. Originally from Arkansas, Rev. Rachel was a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries in Okinawa, Japan and in Washington, DC from 1996-1999. Prior to coming to Woodside she served as the Associate Pastor at Bethesda United Methodist Church for four years. She is a graduate of Hendrix College in Arkansas and has her Masters of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta. She currently serves on the Baltimore-Washington Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. Rev. Rachel, her husband Marcus Meeks, their daughters Nora and Evelyn and son Graham enjoy living in the church parsonage in the Woodside neighborhood and going for long walks on the Sligo Creek Trail.

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  • Duane Quenzel
    I remember when the front of the church faced the Woodmore shopping center, with the Esso gas station across the street; Univ,Blvd. Rev. Ross was pastor, my mother was the organist, Finley Cheston, the choir director. Jane Palmer Was my Sunday school teacher. The church sextant name Was Elis. The pipe organ was a Moeller from Hagerstown, Md. Church members, Hutchenson’s, Swan’s, Hiltner’s, Brownley’s, Painter’s, Hardy’s, Faulver’s, Metcalf’s, Prince’s, We’re all in my memory from 1954- 1963. That is when we moved to Pa.
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