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 with online worship at 10:00 am, Sunday School for all ages, youth group, and monthly young adult brunches, (click here to see our full Sunday Schedule), but you'll find that there's something going on just about every day of the year!


Feel free to poke around our website, check out the April 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.  Please note that most events are currently virtual and take place on Zoom or YouTube (be sure to subscribe to BethesdaUMCMD).   




"Created to Love" Bible Study & Small Group

Join us for our new “Created to Love” Bible Study and Small Group, which is paired with our concurrent sermon series of the same name. This study, written by our annual conference and our bishop, Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, invites us to draw in God’s sustaining breath as we come together into a rhythm of renewal. Using scripture, reflection and music and drawing on the UMC Social Principles, this study invites us to consider how we are created for one purpose above all others—To Love. Our small group will meet Tuesday nights , 7:30 pm, April 20th - June 1st. Please email Rev. Jenny or Rev. Scott for more information or to sign up.

A Disciple’s Path

Prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness...this is what we commit to when we become members of The United Methodist Church, and it’s a big step. Whether you are new to BUMC or a long-time member, A Disciple’s Path will help us look beyond membership, presenting an engaging approach to Christian discipleship from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective. We hope you will join us for this 6-week study beginning Tuesday, April 20th - May 25th at 7:30 p.m.  Please email Rev. Jenny or Rev. Scott for more information or to RSVP.



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.


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


Lenten Mission Calendar

Follow along on our Lenten Calendar which offers ways to learn, advocate and serve on each of the 40 days of the season.