Church Life: Worship & Ministry

A Place for You

Lovely Lane is an active worshiping congregation committed to spreading the Good News of salvation and being a home to all. Whether in worship or in service, come find your place and experience God’s love for you.

Our diverse congregation comes from near and far, all income levels, all ages, all abilities, and a spectrum of backgrounds and opinions.

Lovely Lane is a Reconciling Congregation.

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The Latest at Lovely Lane

Sunday April 14 2024

LOVELY LANE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR B APRIL 14, 2024 11:00 A.M. † Stand as you are able Organ Prelude   Welcome and Announcements     John Strawbridge, lay leader   Choral Introït     “Christ is Risen, Alleluia!     Filmore...

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Sunday April 7 2024

LOVELY LANE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR B APRIL 7, 2024 11:00 A.M. † Stand as you are able Organ Prelude   Welcome and Announcements     John Strawbridge, lay leader   Choral Introït     “Christ is Risen, Alleluia!”     Filmore...

Sunday March 31, 2024

LOVELY LANE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH RESURRECTION SUNDAY,  YEAR B MARCH 31, 2024 11:00 A.M. † Stand as you are able Organ Prelude   Welcome and Announcements     John Strawbridge, Lay Leader   Choral Introït     “Christ is risen! Alleluia!     Maker Christ is...

Sunday March 24, 2024

LOVELY LANE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PALM SUNDAY, YEAR B MARCH 24, 2024 11:00 A.M. † Stand as you are able Organ Prelude   Welcome and Announcements     Benjamin Black, lay leader   Choral Introït     “Hosanna!”     Christian Gregor My heart, my mind, my...

Sunday, March 17th 2024

LOVELY LANE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT, YEAR B MARCH 17, 2024 11:00 A.M. † Stand as you are able Organ Prelude   Welcome and Announcements     John Strawbridge, lay leader   Choral Introït     “Lord, Take Control”     Anon., arr. Moore My...

Sunday, March 3 2024

LOVELY LANE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT, YEAR B MARCH 3, 2024 11:00 A.M. † Stand as you are able Organ Prelude   Welcome and Announcements     John Strawbridge, Lay Leader   Choral Introït     “Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord”     Mendelssohn...

Sunday, February 25, 2024

LOVELY LANE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR B FEBRUARY 25, 2024 11:00 A.M. * Stand as you are able Organ Prelude Welcome and Announcements John Strawbridge, Lay Leader Choral Introït “Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord” Medelssohn Cast thy burdens upon...

Sunday, February 18, 2024

LOVELY LANE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT, YEAR B FEBRUARY 18, 2024 11:00 A.M. † Stand as you are able Organ Prelude Welcome and Announcements Choral Introït “Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord” Mendelssohn Cast thy burdens upon the Lord, and He shall...

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

LOVELY LANE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE, YEAR B WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2024 7:00 P.M. † Stand as you are able   Words of Welcome Today, we embark on a journey of introspection and renewal as we enter into the sacred season of Lent. Whether you...

Sunday, February 11, 2024

LOVELY LANE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY, YEAR B FEBRUARY 11, 2024 11:00 A.M. † Stand as you are able   Organ Prelude   Welcome and Announcements      John Strawbridge, Lay Leader   Choral Introit     “Come and Let Us Sweetly Join”    ...

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Reconciling Statement

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, was excluded from churches of the Church of England because he welcomed people the church ignored or excluded, and preached that God’s grace is for everyone. (Edwin Womack, Another Choice, UM Insight, 10/31/16). We, the members and friends of Lovely Lane UMC: Baltimore City Station, the Mother Church of American Methodism, boldly follow in Wesley’s footsteps by declaring that our doors, table and altar are open wide to welcome all, including the ignored and excluded of our day.

We wish to be known as a reconciling church. We will always seek to work towards unifying rather than dividing our church family and try to encourage others to do the same.

In our unique role as the Mother Church, steeped in history, we proclaim that a mother loves all her children equally.

We believe that each person is of sacred worth. In response to Jesus Christ’s radical (non-traditional) teaching of hospitality towards all, we welcome and affirm all people regardless of age, race, gender identity, ethnic background, sexual orientation, physical appearance, physical or mental disabilities, socioeconomic status, educational background, political party or marital status into full participation in the life and ministry of Lovely Lane UMC. We commit ourselves to being inclusive of all who seek to join us in a faith community reflective of God’s love for all.

Book an Event

Lovely Lane’s historic building has many spaces available for sacred and community use. Use our request form to book weddings, funerals and other ceremonies and events.

Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Mount Olivet Cemetery is known as “The Resting Place of Methodist Bishops.” The “Bishops’ Lot” was given to the Baltimore Conference for such “traveling preachers and their wives” as they may wish to be buried there. On this lot, the Trustees of Lovely Lane erected the “Bishops’ Monument” which was dedicated June 16, 1854.