WELCOME TO BUMC! 

The pastors, staff and people of Bethesda UMC welcome all to worship, grow, connect and serve with us! Sundays are the busiest day around here, but you'll find that there's something going on just about every day of the year! Click here to see our full Sunday Schedule.


Feel free to poke around our website, check out the June edition of our newsletter, The Messenger, or contact us at BethesdaUMC@washmorefeet.org to be added to our email list for all the up-to-date information about what's happening at our church. 

 

We take your health and safety seriously: 

BUMC, under the guidance of our Re-Entry Team, has established a number of safety protocols designed to keep our congregants and staff healthy. We want you to feel comfortable knowing that these measures are in place and being rigorously followed. We also continue to closely follow the health guidance from the CDC and our local health department as to the level of risk in our community for COVID-19 infection.  For more information, we invite you to read a message from Rev.  Scott outlining the latest guidelines for worship and other activities at BUMC.  Where possible, we will continue to offer hybrid versions of activities for those who aren't ready or able to attend in-person. As always,  please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

 

HYBRID WORSHIP

Sundays at 10:00 am

We are officially back in the Sanctuary! You are invited to join us for worship on Sundays at 10:00 am, either in-person or online (be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel (BethesdaUMCMD).  Social distancing, masks and other safety measures are required. 

 

VBS CELEBRATION: Praise in the Parking Lot

Sunday, June 27 at 9:00 am

RSVP:  Praise in the Parking Lot Registration

You are invited to be part of our next outdoor worship experience on Sunday, June 27 at 9:00 am.  This service, specially designed to be family-focused and child-friendly, will take place in the Huntington Pkwy parking lot of BUMC.  Join us as we journey back to Adventure Island and celebrate a wonderful week of Vacation Bible School. Masks are required. Please bring your own chair(s) if possible.  Registration is encouraged to help us plan for the service.


 

Vacation Bible School: June 21-25

Registration for VBS has closed. If you would like to find out more about ways to be involved, email VBS@washmorefeet.org

In-Person Family VBS will take place outside in the evening with social distancing measures in place.  All participants must wear masks and be accompanied by at least one parent. Families will experience VBS together in a designated space in our parking lot while they enjoy music, Bible stories, crafts and recreation.  

Virtual VBS offers participants the opportunity to experience VBS from home with daily videos available for viewing at any time during the week. Supply pick-up for Virtual VBS is planned for June 13th, noon-1:00 pm.


RACIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY

BUMC’s Racial Justice Ministry is prayerfully working towards dismantling racism as a way of living out our faith in the liberating power of Christ. One of the ways our congregation has committed to that goal is by standing in peaceful witness alongside Old Georgetown Road every Sunday from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Bring your signs of support and come take a stand (don't forget to wear a mask and practice social distancing). We invite all to join us as we Listen, Learn, Act, and Advocate for racial justice.  Ready to get started? Check out the Racial Justice Resources that members of our congregation have found helpful in learning about these complex issues.


RE-ENTRY INFORMATION

BUMC is currently is Stage 2B of our Re-entry Plan that works towards the goal of resuming in-person activities at church, while ensuring the health and safety of our congregants. Masks and social distancing precautions remain in place for all gatherings and RSVPs are required to attend an in-person gathering. You can view more information about our Re-Entry plan here