Events and News

We are livestreaming our worship on Sunday morning (just like we did before Covid-19). You can find our service live on our Facebook page:  and our Youtube page: (Beth2626esda UMCDE).  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. 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. We are once again offering Communion by intinction as well as still offering the option of receiving Communion using individual pre-packaged elements. In person Sunday School and Nursery is also available.

Our Sunday school program is in need of volunteer teachers and assistants to lead our Sunday school program this year. To  equip our SS team, Pastor Sam will be leading a “Sunday School Bootcamp” training opportunity beginning in September. The SS team will meet for training on a regular basis from September- December, and Sunday school for kids in the first-fifth grade will begin in January.  For more info on the training, please let Mika know you’re interested.


Helping Hands is again collecting money to support Society of St Andrew.  SoSA is a hunger relief ministry, salvaging and distributing nourishing fruits and vegetables for food insecure people across America.  In September we’ll be using the Calendar of Prayer and Action with daily scripture readings and related activities.  Coin boxes or checks (payable to BUMC with SoSA on memo line) are due on October 2nd. If you would like to download a copy of the calendar of prayer, you’ll find it using this link:

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Tuesday Fall Bible Study has begun at BUMC at  6:30 pm. Our fall study will begin with a deep dive into Paul’s letter  to the Ephesians. New members are always welcome to join us!

Sunday, October 9: Fall New Member Sunday.  We will officially be welcoming new members into our congregation.  Please contact us if you would like more information on joining Bethesda UMC.

Saturday, November 12: Charge Conference at BUMC 1:00 pm. This will be a connectional conference with our neighboring UMC churches. 

Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00 pm  – MOT Community Thanksgiving Service.  Join us as we celebrate Thanksgiving with congregations of Immanual and Connection UMC.  

Sunday, December 4: Cecil County Chorale returns to BUMC for their Christmas concert at 3pm


Georgia Anderson is leading a team that has been planning a celebration marking 200 years of ministry in Middletown.  An anniversary booklet has been made by the team and is available at the church.  If you wish to make a contribution for your booklet please put it in the Daily Bread fund box located on the altar.  Additional celebration information will be provided throughout the year.

If you would like to donate altar flowers in honor of or in memory of someone on a Sunday morning, 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. Thanks!