pancake breakfast

Join us for the Community Pancake Breakfast!

Dates for 2023-2024

September 9, 2023

October 7, 2023

November 4, 2023

December 2, 2023

January 6, 2024

February 3, 2024

March 2, 2024

April 6, 2024

May 4, 2024

June 1, 2024

Serving hours: 8:00-10:30 AM


Our popular Community Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by our United Methodist Men's group, is back after our traditional summer break! The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, fresh sage sausage, grits, fruit, and coffee, tea, hot chocolate and milk. There is also a specialty treat offered every month, such as French toast, burritos, corn hoecakes, etc. 

Join us in the Fellowship Hall! Please use the entrance at the corner of Mitchell & Fawcett Streets. 

Breakfasts are traditionally held September-June, on the first Saturday of each month, except for the Labor Day holiday weekend when the schedule may change.

Instead of charging a fixed price, families are 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 benefit community ministries at St. Paul's and charitable organizations across our region and around the world. You can read more about organizations to which we regularly contributed in the sections below.

We will not offer carry-out at this time.

All are welcome!

These events are only possible thanks to our volunteers. We have jobs for men, women, youth, and families! Contact the church office at to get in touch with the UMM leadership.

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. (