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 ScheduleWant to learn more about what's happening here at BUMC? For a quick overview, we invite you to take a look at the online versions of our ministry brochures.  And of course, feel free to poke around our website, check out the January 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: 

NEW COVID UPDATE (January 7, 2022): BUMC's Re-Entry Team met this week to review our safety procedures in light of the most recent surge of COVID infections. The Team believes that with our current measures (masks, social distancing, and increased building ventilation), along with a new vaccination recommendation, we are well-positioned to safely continue offering in-person worship and other gatherings. The new vaccination recommendation asks that those who are eligible, but not fully vaccinated (does not have to include the booster) refrain from attending in-person worship or other indoor gatherings and instead use the virtual options to join worship or fellowship activities. For a full description of our Re-Entry Guidelines, go to washmorefeet.org/reentry. And, as always, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 


For Families        

Questions about our Children's Ministry? Contact Beth Reilly.

Nursery care is available on Sunday mornings in Room 105. Our nursery caregivers are fully vaccinated and ready to provide loving, safe care for your infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Children ages 2 and up are required to wear a mask.

Kids with Purpose is available for children in grades 1-3 during worship (kids leave following the Children's Message and return to their pew during the final hymn). Younger children are welcome to participate when accompanied by a parent.

Sunday School is back! Our classes meet from 10:00 - 10:45 am, in-person and online. Click here for all the details about our Sunday School classes, including classrooms and how to get Zoom links.


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 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Bring your signs of support and come take a stand. 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.