pancake breakfast

Due to covid-19, all Pancake Breakfast events have been temporarily CANCELED. 

During normal operations, the Community Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by our United Methodist Men's group, is open to all! We usually serve regular, a featured specialty pancake, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, bacon, grits, fruit, and beverages on the first Saturday of every month, except for July & August. This is a big, longstanding community event that draws people from near and far. All are welcome!

Prior to covid-19, serving hours were 8:00-10:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall on the first Saturday of the month. Instead of charging a fixed price, families were asked to make a generous goodwill donation. (As a guide, the suggested amount is $8 for adults and $2 for children under 12, or $20 for a family of 4.) 

Proceeds are donated each month to different charitable organizations in our region and around the world. You can read more about each organization in the sections below.

Please note: All events are subject to schedule changes as our information about the corona virus outbreak evolves. Check back here for more details about future events, and use your own best judgment to minimize your risk of exposure to illness. Thank you for your understanding!

History of the pancake Breakfast

In 1970, Rev. Charles Kirkley "informed" then-UMM-President Jim Hobbs and his fellow officers that the Methodist Men should purchase a bus and finance it through the sale of pancakes and sausages.

The United Methodist Men agreed that a bus would be a good addition to support the growing St. Paul's ministry and programs. The men decided to begin raising funds by having pancake breakfasts on the first Saturday of every month except for July and August.  The first breakfast was held on October 3, 1970. The principal cooks were Jim Hobbs, Tom Huff and Jim Kessinger. Bill Sheaffer made the stainless steel griddle which is still used today. 

St. Paul's celebrated 40 years of pancakes in 2010. The pancake tradition continues today through the love and dedication of the United Methodist Men. They are proud to feed the community and support a variety of missions.


Eat Pancakes & Support Worthy Causes

Proceeds from the UMM-sponsored Pancake Breakfasts are donated to worthy charities that strive make the world a better place, both close to home and abroad. Here are some of the organizations who regularly receive support:

  • UMCOR - The United Methodist Committee on Relief, providing domestic and international emergency relief, disaster response, and long-term solutions to humanitarian crises (
  • Camping Ministries of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church, supporting West River Center, retreats for all ages, and youth camping opportunities (
  • Red Bird Mission Clinic, School, Community Store, and Work Camp providing vital services from the campus in Beverly KY and improving lives in rural Appalachia (
  • Society of St. Andrew, gleaning America's fields to feed America's hungry (
  • Wesley Theological Seminary and scholarships, educating Christian leaders in the greater Washington area since 1881 (
  • St. Paul's Hunger Ministry, feeding our neighbors in need living in the 20895 ZIP code (
  • Mid-County United Ministries (MUM), providing emergency assistance to those in the Kensington, Wheaton, Silver Spring, Aspen Hill, and Rockville areas, including food, utility cut-off prevention, prescription drug access, and eviction prevention services. (

Pancake Schedule

We hope you enjoy the Community Pancake Breakfast year-round! 

Here is the 2019-2020 schedule for specialty pancakes and the charities that benefit each month. 

(Schedule may be subject to change!)

September – Gingerbread (for the B/W Conference Camping Ministry

October – Buckwheat (for the Mid-County United Ministries)

November – Pumpkin (for Wesley Theological Seminary)

December – Chocolate Chip (for the St. Paul’s Improvement Fund)

January – Egg Nog (for the annual St. Paul’s youth mission work trip)

February – Corn Hoecakes (for the St. Paul’s Educational Awards Scholarship Program)

March – Orange Whole-Wheat (for the Red Bird Missionary Conference)

April – M&M's (for the West River UM Center)

May – Whole Grain (for UMCOR)

June – Blueberry (for the St. Paul’s Library)

July & August - no pancake breakfast