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.

Thank you for prioritizing your own health and the well being of those around you – including children under twelve and people who have compromised immune systems by following these wellness practices at Grace UMC:

  • Wear a mask that covers you nose and mouth (worship leaders will not wear masks when speaking).
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Avoid physical contact.
  • Sanitize your hands often and 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 | Two in-person services at 8:00am & 10:00am. The 10am service will be broadcast live on ZOOM and Facebook. All are invited to attend in-person worship.

ASBURY BUS | For the 10am service- there is a bus that runs from Asbury Methodist Village to Grace UMC every Sunday.

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 OR WALKER AVENUE ENTRANCE | Enter the building using the courtyard or Walker Ave entrance – 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. *8am service- please sit in the front half of the sanctuary.

PLEASE CHECK IN | Please arrive between 10-30 min prior to service start time and check in at the welcome station in the Narthex. A Wellness guide will help you find a seat in the sanctuary. Please practice physical distancing by skipping every other pew and sitting six feet apart from people who do not live with you.

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 that cover your nose and mouth 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. A children’s message will be offered during the 10:00am service.

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

TITHES AND OFFERINGS | can be placed in the plate at the front of the sanctuary, given online, or mailed to the church at 119 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

BULLETINS WILL NOT BE USED | Please follow the Order of Worship as displayed on the sanctuary screen. Order of Worship can also be accessed through the home page of our website.

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
Ph (301)926-8688