Join us for online worship on Palm Sunday, April 5th at 10:00 am.

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Calendar of Online Activities

In addition to online Sunday worship, we have a number of ways that you can join with others in prayer, song, Bible study and more during this time of social distancing.  For a calendar of what's happening online in the next few weeks, click hereWe invite you to stay up-to-date on all BUMC activities by connecting with us on social media and subscribing to our YouTube Channel.



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BUMC Blessings

In the spirit of our Lenten Beatitudes series we have created a list of some of the ways you can be part of BUMC's blessings in this time. This is (of course) an ever-changing list but we wanted to keep you apprised of ways we can stay in community and support those in church and local community.  Check it out here and don't forget to share your signs of blessing and hope on social media with the hashtag #bumcblessings


Important Notice About BUMC's Response to COVID-19 virus


March 12, 2020 


Dear BUMC,

      In response to the most recent public health information regarding the COVID-19 virus and at the request of our Bishop Latrelle Easterling we have made the decision to cancel all in-person activities at BUMC for the next two weeks including Sunday worship services. This Sunday, March 15 at 10am we will host an online worship experience that will be available through our website. More information and instructions for online will be available shortly. We will also continue to monitor the information available in order to make decisions about further activities or worship services and support the ongoing work of medical professionals and health officials in their work to keep our communities safe. 

      We are deeply grateful for our BUMC community and are disappointed not to gather in-person as a church in the coming days. However, we know that our relationships are grounded in Christian love and we will make every effort to provide alternative opportunities for connection through Bible study, prayer and fellowship using the technology that is available to us. We also encourage you to continue investing in the relationships that make this community a vital and supportive space for all. 

      This is a time of high anxiety and difficult decisions but we remain people of hope who place our faith in the renewing power of Christ. Our Lenten study of the Beatitudes reminds us of God’s blessing for the most vulnerable and we continue in prayer and care for all those impacted in this time. BUMC will continue to be a place where we live into our mission of “growing together to love and serve Christ, our neighbor, our world.” Thank you for your faithfulness. 

Grace and Peace,

Rev. Jenny & Rev. Scott 


For more information from Bishop Easterling about the UMC's response, click here.





  • REGISTRATION UPDATE: Registration for VBS is currently on hold while we examine any potential impacts that prolonged school closures and/or extended health recommendations related to COVID-19 may have on the calendar.  Updates will be posted here. We also encourage you to stay connected to Bethesda UMC through email (, our YouTube Channel, and social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).  

VBS: June 22nd - 26th, 9:00 am - noon: Children ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to register as participants and youth (rising 6th grade and up) and adults are needed to serve as volunteers. A link to our online registration site for participants and volunteers will be posted here. 

 If you have any questions, email