Events and News

We are livestreaming ourworship on Sunday morning. You can find our service live on our Facebook page:  and our Youtube page:  Bethesda UMCDE – YouTube.  Music begins at 9:15 am, service starts at 9:30 am.

We welcome your masked OR unmasked faces to worship…no judgment on the option that works best for you. You can Give Online using the link above. We offer Communion by intinction as well as still offering the option of receiving Communion using individual pre-packaged elements.  Nursery is also available.

If you are not feeling well, or if you have had a known exposure to Covid, we ask that you join us virtually.

Prayer Room is open for an hour after church on Sunday morning. Please feel free to stop in and pray before you leave to begin your week.

You can access different Bible translations at Bible Gateway:

New Adult Sunday School Offerings | Oconee Street UMC


We meet on Sunday mornings from 8:30-9 am in the Foundation Room in the basement.




Children & Youth Sunday Activities - The Gathering at Scott Memorial UMC

Kids in first to fifth grades will be meeting in the hall for their class, but will begin worship with the congregation in the Sanctuary.  If you have a child in elementary school, we ask that they go with you to the Sanctuary, as opposed to beginning their morning in the Nursery.  


Bethesda Choir

Note:  Choir will regroup on July 7th as we welcome our new pastor and celebrate the 4th of July.

Choir is on summer break but will meet again in September at 8:30 am on Sunday in the choir room as well as after worship for practice. 

Our Friday food distribution will be on Friday, June 28th, and we’ll be taking donations of your favorite snacks to supplement our food bags like individual size bags of chips, pretzels etc. Volunteers of all ages are welcome at the distribution, or at the Pack and Pray on Wednesday, June 26th 9-noon at Asbury UMC in New Castle. 


 In the fall, we will be piloting a respite program for caregivers who love someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. 

Our Respite for All Caregiver’s Group will meet again on Tuesday, June 18th at 10am. Everyone is invited to attend!


Ladies Lunch Bunch!  Join the ladies of BUMC at Ruby Tuesdays on the third Tuesday of the month at 12:30pm. No RSVP is needed.  Come join in for some fellowship time together.  For more information contact Sandy at:


Sunday, July 14:

Our 2nd Sunday Social in July will be a luncheon to welcome our new Pastor. A sign up sheet will be posted soon!


Wednesday, July 17th: 

BUMC is hosting a community event in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and Easter Seals of Delaware from 4-6pm on Living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. ( In August, the Alzheimer’s Association will be returning to present their program “The 10 Warning Signs of Dementia”, the date is tbd)




5 Helpful Church Volunteer Resources

Get involved; Volunteer opportunities are always available at BUMC! On Sunday mornings, there’s always an opportunity to serve with our Audio Visual Team,  assist with serving Communion, use your smile as a greeter, donate our altar flowers, sing in the choir, or play with our youngest friends in the Nursery or Sunday school. If you’re short on time, commit to volunteering once a month with our team at Our Daily Bread & The HOPP Pack & Pray and Food Distribution.  Please contact Mika if you have questions.  Experience is not needed and training is available

Our Little Library on our sidewalk is always accepting non-perishable donations of food- just place your donation directly into the Little Library and know that our neighbors are grateful!

If you would like to donate altar flowers in honor of or in memory of someone on a Sunday morning, or just to honor God, please let Mika know. Flowers are $50, and we just need to know the date that you would like to give them, if there is a specific flower you would like, and what you are giving them for – Mika will handle everything else for you.  If you do not take the flowers after worship they will either be used again or taken to one of our shut-ins so they can enjoy them.