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, and youth group (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 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. Please note that most events are currently virtual and take place on Zoom or YouTube (be sure to subscribe to BethesdaUMCMD).
MLK DAY OF SERVICE
Thank you to all the children, youth and adults who participated in our Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day. Through your efforts, we were able to collect 565 pounds of food for Bethesda Help, raise over $1,200 for Rise Against Hunger, and assemble and package numerous Hygiene Kits for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). We also had a great advocacy letter writing workshop, added lots of supplies to BUMC's Foster Care closet, and stood witness to Racial Injustice at our weekly vigil.
Though our current COVID statistics in Montgomery County are not conducive for returning to in-person worship at this point, our Re-Entry Team wants to hear from you so that we can learn more about your comfort level with different types of ministries (both in-person and virtual) and understand better how we can stay connected through this time. Please take a moment to complete our brief online survey and share your feedback with us. Responses can be kept anonymous if desired.
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 (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.
Bethesda United Methodist Church 8300 Old Georgetown Rd Bethesda, MD 20814 301-652-2990