About Us

About Us

We are glad you are here.

Thank you for visiting us online. We invite you to also join us in Chevy Chase, MD for worship or for any of our church activities and programs.

We believe Jesus’ message is filled with hope, inclusion and purpose. For more than 100 years we have sought to fulfill that calling through Christian service in the DC area and around the world. But here is more than history in our church’s story. We remain committed to keep building a faith community where every person can fulfill the great commandment to love God and love people.

We hope by visiting us online you will find ways to belong, serve, claim hope and find purpose at Chevy Chase UMC.

What to Expect

You should expect a warm welcome when you join us for worship. Friendly people will be ready to welcome you and help you find your way to worship or to a classroom for our children or youth ministry groups. Whether this is your first time with us, your first time in a United Methodist Church, or your first time in a church, we hope you find the services are easy to follow and the teaching is meaningful and relevant. Join…

What We Believe

Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. – Romans 15:7 Before becoming an established denomination, Methodism began as a renewal movement. Our movement’s founder, John Wesley, believed God’s love is found with every person and that our response to God’s love is both personal and social. To this day, United Methodists are encouraged to follow John Wesley’s three general rules for living a Christian life: Do no harm Do good Stay in…

Our Story

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE. Chevy Chase United Methodist Church has reached out from the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Shepherd Street since 1912. Our community of faith seeks to be a welcoming beacon throughout the Chevy Chase neighborhood and around the world. We believe God calls us to be a welcoming outreach to every person. This is our welcome to you:   We seek to share God’s message of grace with all people. And we believe that Jesus Christ calls…

Welcoming Statement

At Chevy Chase United Methodist Church we seek to share God’s message of grace with all people. And we believe that Jesus Christ calls us to love one another without exception or exclusion.  No matter your race or ethnicity, age or abilities, sexual orientation or gender identity, marital or family situation, financial circumstances or faith history, we joyfully offer our hospitality and invite you to participate fully in the life of our church community.  You are welcome here. We are…

Staff

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Common Questions

Have questions about Chevy Chase United Methodist Church? Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.     What should I wear? You are welcome to come as you feel comfortable dressing for worship. The odds are there is someone in the congregation who is dressed in a similar style. Among the congregation you will find people wearing jeans, business casual, suits and dresses, as well as children wearing soccer uniforms. What opportunities do you have for…