We Are
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.

"Living for 32" Movie Screening
Join us on Sunday, October 23rd at 12:15 p.m. to view the 40-minute film, "Living for 32," about the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech, as told by a student who survived the shooting and is now active in gun violence prevention efforts. A brief discussion will follow on ways to get involved in efforts to prevent gun violence. Refreshments will be served. 

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