The Advent of The Next Church

The Advent of The Next Church

Advent is a new beginning in the Christian calendar. This Advent is more special than ever as we are emerging from the Pandemic and trying to reconstruct many aspects of our lives as the “next normal.” Indian author Arundhati Roy said in her article, ‘The Pandemic Is A Portal,’ that the pandemic is a gateway…

Bethesda United Methodist Church is a Reconciling Congregation

Bethesda United Methodist Church is a Reconciling Congregation

BUMC has received a number of new members since the church voted to affiliate with the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) in October 2019.  Many new members may not be familiar with the term ‘Reconciling Congregation’ in the context of the United Methodist Church (UMC). Moreover, the Covid Pandemic over the course of the last nearly…

Kick-Off Sunday, September 11

Kick-Off Sunday, September 11

We are excited to resume Sunday School on September 11 at 10:00 AM!  Please plan to walk your children to their classroom, so that you can complete a registration form for each child.  These will be available online, if you want to complete forms at home and bring them in, or they will be available in each classroom.

BUMC Canopy Groups: Watching Over One Another in Love

BUMC Canopy Groups: Watching Over One Another in Love

Rationale In our March 2022 church-wide survey, we asked, “How can we help you grow spiritually, helping you grow closer to God?” 45% of respondents wanted small group opportunities. We also asked, “What can we do differently for everyone to feel connected and cared for?” 56% of respondents said that checking in on those not…

Now Is the Time

Now Is the Time

BUMC 2022-2023 Ministry Focus AreasBy Rev. Dr. HiRho Park, Lead Pastor “Remember not the former things nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth; do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43:18-19a It has already been a year since I stepped into the lead pastor’s position at…