We Are
UNITED
To Stop Gun Violence!

We, the congregation of Bethesda United Methodist Church, have continued to mourn for the victims and families of those that have been touched by gun violence.  We now come together to ACT to end the plague of gun violence in our communities.

Whether it is a public witness, on-going educational events, or interfaith gatherings, our Wash More Feet congregation is committed to ongoing participation in the effort to curtail gun violence and promote public safety, locally and across the United States. 

We ask you to join us in that effort!
Our Call to End Gun Violence 
This year, at the United Methodist Church’s General Conference, the church passed a Resolution issuing “Our Call to End Gun Violence.”  You may read a copy of the Resolution here.

Gun Violence Statistics
 
  • According to CDC data, on an average day 91 Americans are killed with guns, 7 are children and teens (age 19 or under). 
  • Nearly two-thirds of firearm deaths (64 percent) are suicides.
  • In an average month, 51 women are shot to death by intimate partners. 
  • America’s gun murder rate is more than 25 times the average of other developed countries. 
  • Black men are 10 times more likely than white men to be murdered with guns.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS



The Concert Across America 9.25.16
On Sunday, September 25, 2016, we will remember the forgotten victims of America’s gun violence epidemic with The Concert Across America, a series of live music events of all sizes from coast to coast. Places of worship across the country are encouraged to hold their own music event, be it humble or humongous, to raise the volume on the national effort to save lives from gun violence.

Join us in our Worship Services, Sunday September 25, 2016.  There will be a public witness to gun violence in conjunction with the Concert Across America.








 
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