Spreading the Word of God
Through Outreach and Ministries

Sunday Worship 9:30 am

Bethesda UMC offers a blended service starting with contemporary music

and ending with traditional hymns with an educational Bible-based message.

We invite you to worship with us every Sunday morning at 9:30 am.  During the worship service we offer a nursery for infants, toddlers and preschool children that is staffed by volunteers so that parents may attend worship.  The service includes a Sunday School class that is appropriate for children in kindergarten to fifth grade.  Bethesda offers a variety of activities, events and opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the local and global communities.  We invite you to attend services and become a part of our community, while deciding how to best use your time and talents to serve Jesus as a member of Bethesda’s congregation.

Our sanctuary is available by elevator for those who cannot climb steps.  Please use west door entrance.


Our Location

We are located at 116 E. Main St., Middletown

Directions to the church are below:

From Route 1: Follow Route 1 until you reach the Middletown/Odessa Exit (Route 299). After exiting onto the ramp, head towards Middletown (West). Follow Route 299 into town until you reach the intersection with Catherine Street, church will be on ahead on your left.

From 301/896: Follow 301 to Middletown until you reach the traffic light at the intersection with Route 71 south. Take 71 south to Main Street.  Turn left on Main Street and go one block.  Bethesda UMC is the church with the steeple on the right.


Our Vision

Bethesda United Methodist Church – Spreading the Word of God Through Outreach & Ministries.


Our Staff

Have a question? Need more information? The staff at BUMC is happy to help! The church office phone number is 302-378-2313. For questions regarding the preschool, kindergarten, summer camp program or Before and After Care programs that BCDC offers at the local schools, please call the BCDC office at 302-378-8435.

To e-mail a question, please refer to the addresses below:

John Hornberger, Pastor E-Mail:  pastorjohn@bethesdaumcde.org

Linda Sweetman, Business Manager  E-Mail: Finance@Bethesdaumcde.org

Mika Blackburn, Executive Assistant  E-Mail: mikab@BethesdaUMCde.org

Christine Poehlmann, BCDC Center Administrator  E-Mail: admin@bethesdapreschooldelaware.com 

Alfonso Alvarez, Music Director

To e-mail the Church office, please send an E-mail: mikab@bethesdaumcde.org

To E-mail the Child Development Center office, please send an E-mail to: bcdcoffice@BethesdaUMCde.org



Please contact us at mikab@bethesdaumcde.org or fill out the form below.