Grace UMC loves to welcome new guests! We invite you to join us for worship on Sunday! Here are some helpful things to know about worship this week following COVID-19 closures.


  • Wear a mask (worship leaders will not wear masks when speaking).
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Avoid physical contact.
  • Sanitize your hands before and after touching shared surfaces.
  • Keep six feet distance from others.
  • Contact Deacon Helen Ballew (301-661-1149) or Pastor Jim Miller (301-717-2644) if you test positive for COVID-19 within fourteen days after coming on site.

THIS SUNDAY | One service at 10:00am. It will be broadcast live on ZOOM and Facebook. All are invited to attend on-site worship.

ASBURY BUS | There is a bus that runs from Asbury Methodist Village to Grace UMC every Sunday!

PLEASE CHECK IN | Please arrive at the Fellowship Hall between 9:30 am and 9:50 am. You will need to check-in at the welcome desk by providing your full name and contact information.

PARKING | When parking, please consider reserving the spaces in the Grace UMC Church parking lot for those with mobility concerns. If you are able to walk longer distances, please try to find off-site parking, including the lot across the street from the Walker Avenue entrance.

USE THE COURTYARD ENTRANCE | Enter the building using the courtyard entrance only – all other doors will be locked. You will be greeted, checked-in, and seated by Wellness Guides. Seating in the sanctuary will be physically-distanced. Please remain in your seat before and during the service, except for emergencies, restroom visits, and caring for your children. If you need to leave the worship service, please use the doors in the back of the sanctuary.

GRACE UMC WECOME GIFT BAGS | Grace UMC has a Welcome Gift Bag for YOU!  Bags will be available at in-person services!

MASK USE DURING SERVICE | Masks are required during in-person worship services. Please be aware that worship leaders will not wear masks when speaking.

NO NURSERY CARE OR SUNDAY SCHOOL | Children will remain in the sanctuary with their families or caregivers – nursery care and Sunday school are not yet available. The Fellowship Hall will be available for those who need to leave the service to care for children’s needs.

CONGREGATIONAL SINGING | Congregational singing and responses has returned to on-site worship! Please continue to wear your masks.

HYMNALS AND BIBLES | Hymnals and Bibles are now available in the pews.

OFFERING PLATE | An offering plate will be available at the front of the sanctuary. You may also give your offering online or by mailing it to the church office.

Grace United Methodist Church is a member of the Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. You can visit the Baltimore Washington Conference website at You may also visit the United Methodist Church website at

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119 North Frederick Avenue Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
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