We are livestreaming our worship on Sunday morning. You can find our service live on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.
We welcome your masked OR unmasked faces to worship…no judgment on the option that works best for you. We returned to passing the offering plates during the service, however if you prefer to use the donation box, it will remain in place at the entrance to the Sanctuary. You can also use the Give Online 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.
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.
September is Hunger Action Month – see Helping Hands for details.
Adult Sunday school
~ We meet on Sunday mornings from 8:30-9 am in the Foundation Room in the basement.
Ladies Lunch Bunch! The 2nd Tuesday of every month at Ruby Tuesdays in Middletown at 12:30 pm. Come join in for some fellowship time together. For more information contact Sandy at: email@example.com
Our September Free Food Friday will be the 22nd. To supplement the food bags we are collecting donations of peanut butter and granola bars.
Sunday, October 15 is New Member Sunday at BUMC. If you’ve been thinking about officially joining the congregation, Pastor Sam will be leading a New Member Group on 3 upcoming Sundays at 10:30 to prepare: 9/24; 10/1 & 10/8. The group will be reviewing the book “5 Marks of a Methodist” and discussing membership in the UMC. We’d love for you to participate, so please let me know if you’re interested or have questions.
The 2nd Edition of the National Christian Choir will be visiting on Saturday, October 7 at 4:00 pm. Want more information about the choir? Check out their website: Home • The National Christian Choir
Monday, October 16th Friendly’s is hosting a Dine and Donate night for us. 10% of all sales between the hours of 4 pm and 9 pm will go directly to BUMC.
Our next Congregational Meeting is on October 29th after worship service.
Annual Charge Conference is scheduled for November 18th at 1:00 pm at Dale UMC.
A trip to the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center in Philadelphia: coming this fall https://www.
Afternoon at Longwood Gardens in December. Plans are in the works, keep checking back for more details.
On the second Sunday in the month, Laurie Hall and Mika will be teaching a Sunday school class for kids in the 1st-5th grades during worship! We will be offering the elementary Sunday school class once a month, on the 2nd Sunday of each month until we have two additional volunteers to teach on an additional Sunday each month (we have a volunteer to assist on an additional Sunday, so we just need another volunteer to teach, and then we can offer two Sundays a month.)
Mika creates the lesson plans and assembles everything you’ll need, so our teachers are just presenting the info – there’s very little additional work involved!
Other opportunities to help: become a greeter, a nursery assistant, a Communion server, a liturgist, give our Kids at Heart Message, an Our Daily Bread team member, sing in the choir, be a prayer warrior, become a member of a committee or team. If you would like to learn more about any of these opportunites please contact Mika. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org