Ways to Connect


Ways to Be in Community Here at BUMC During the COVID-19 Shutdown

During this time of social distancing, it is more important than ever that we find ways to connect with our church family.  In addition to online worship, we have lots of small groups and weekly gatherings that you can be part of.  The list below is organized by our four areas of ministry (worship, grow, connect & serve). We invite you to check out them out and find the places where you fit in. We'd love to have you join us!

Note: all groups will meet via Zoom unless otherwise noted. Please email the contact listed to the added to the Zoom group



You can tune into Sunday worship at washmorefeet.org/livestream or by going to YouTube.com/BethesdaUMCMD

Sunday Worship at 10:00 am

Join us for worship on Sundays for a service that includes a children's message, prayer time, music, scripture, and a message. Each week we are also including a slideshow of BUMC faces, so send us a picture of you and/or your family to bethesdaumc@washmorefeet.org.









Sunday School for Children

Children's classes are meeting on Sundays at 11:00 am by grade level. Click here to access online curriculum. Contact Beth Reilly

Sunday School for Youth

Middle High: Sundays at 6:00 pm 

Senior High:  Sundays at 6:00 pm 

Contact Rev. Scott


UMYF (Youth Group)

Sundays at 7:00 pm

All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to be part of UMYF. Come hang out with us on Zoom for this weekly time of games, fun, and the opportunity to catch up with your friends! Contact Rev. Scott

Mask Ministry

A gifted group of crafters from BUMC are creating cloth masks that are  designed to be worn while out in public and to fit closely over the mouth and nose during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to receive a mask please go to this link to complete the request form and/or to assist with the mask ministry. 

Young Adult Small Group

The Young Adults gather several times a month for fellowship and Bible Study.

Contact Rev. Scott

Sunday School for Adults

Beyond: Sundays at 11:00 am

Join us to go beyond the scripture lesson and the sermon and delve into deeper meaning and application of the day’s text. Contact Jack Fisher   

Philosophy, Theology & Religion (PTR): Sundays at 9:00 am

The Philosophy, Theology and Religion (PTR) class, led by Don Ross, continues discussion on the most passionately anti-religious Existentialist, Friedrich Nietzsche, before moving on to Heidegger and Sartre. Contact Don Ross 

Men's Group

1st Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 am for breakfast and conversation

3rd Wednesday at 8:00 pm for discussion.

Contact Jack Fisher

BUMC Connects

BUMC Connects is a ministry that connects volunteers to help with some of the short-term needs of the BUMC community. There are several ongoing teams of BUMC Connects volunteers that are focused on specific needs. Some of the ways you can help include:

Cards: Sending cards to members of the congregation who are unable to participate in services or who are ill or who are in any way in need of a bit of encouragement.

Phone Tree: Making regular check-in type phone contact with those facing difficult times (at the request of the pastors and participants). 

Grocery Support: Assisting with shopping or grocery delivery for those who are homebound or unable to shop for themselves due to health concerns. 

Contact Mary Ann Toomey


Women's Book Group

Select Wednesdays at 7:30 pm  Join us for discussion of our book selection for the month.

Contact Dawn Lowrie

Brown Bag Lunch Thing (BBLT)

Mondays at 1:00 pm  - Join Rev. Jenny for weekly Bible study focused around the scripture for the upcoming Sunday. Contact Rev. Jenny

Grief Group

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you are invited to be part of our Grief Group. Come be part of this regular gathering as we share, pray and find community in walking through the process of grief. Contact Rev. Jenny

Gun Violence Prevention Ministry

BUMC's Gun Violence Prevention Ministry continues its work to raise awareness about death and injuries related to gun violence in our community.

Contact Susan Bender


Daily Prayer Call 

Monday-Saturday at noon

Join us for a brief prayer time on Zoom led by BUMC's Prayer Team.  Rev. Jenny will join the call on Wednesdays to offer a short reflection and lift up prayer requests from the community.

Contact Shaw Brewer