About Us

Members vs. Disciples

 At Union we focus on Christian discipleship not membership. We welcome people from all walks of life. If you want to hang around and stay great! If you are just passing through for a season great! We simply want to help you deepen your faith and equip you for your spiritual journey ahead. 


Let's grow together. If you live in the metro area, come visit us on Sunday morning or Saturday afternoon for worship. Join us for our next service project. We would love to see you!

Our History

Before the Civil War, local Black Methodists worshiped with the white community in a Methodist Church which stood on the west side of town, just west of the Washington Marlboro Pike.  Over a century ago, Union United Methodist Church had its beginning in the little town of Upper Marlboro, which is about fifteen miles East of Washington, DC. In October 1865, Freedmen at Upper Marlboro purchased five acres of land from Frederick Sasscer, a local planter.  The land, located just beyond Trinity Chapel, is known today as Valley Lane.  This land was deeded to three Black men:  Henson Greenleaf, Nicholas Greenleaf, and George Bowling.  They were trustees appointed by the Washington Conference.  This land was to be used for the establishment of a church and burying ground for the local black Methodist community.