What to Expect

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 us for worship on Sunday mornings-

Contemporary Service: 9:30 am in the Chapel (smaller building on the right looking from CT Ave). Come as you are! Attire is casual.

Traditional Service: 11:00 am in the Sanctuary (larger building on the left looking from CT Ave).

During the summer months (Memorial Day – Labor Day) we meet for a combined worship service at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary (larger building on the left looking from CT Ave).

Coffee? Yes! We offer coffee at each service and in between services in the Wesley Room.

Accessibility: All floors of the church are accessible using the elevator located at the main entrance from the parking lot. Worship services are on the second floor. A ramp, located adjacent to Shephard St. also provides access to the Chapel.

Where do I park?  There is a small parking lot behind the church accessible from Shepherd St. On Sunday mornings parking is available along Connecticut Ave in front of the church. Side roads surrounding the church offer ample parking with a short walk.

Can I use public transit? Chevy Chase UMC is completely accessible by public transportation. It is located on Connecticut Avenue about one mile north of the Chevy Chase circle. The bus stop is at Shepard St. and Connecticut Ave is right in front of the church. You may take either the L8 Metro Bus (or L8 Ride On on the weekends) or the Ride On 1.

From the Friendship Heights Metro Station (Red Line):
Simply board either the L8 or the 1 at Friendship Heights metro station. Get off the bus at the stop located at Shepard and Connecticut (about 5 minutes ride).
From the Silver Spring Metro Station (Red Line):
At the Silver Spring metro station, board the Ride On 1 bus. Get off the bus at the stop located at Shepard and Connecticut (about 16 minutes ride).
From the Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line); If you enjoy walking, you can take the J2 Metro Bus from Bethesda metro station. Get off the bus at the stop located at East-West highway and Connecticut Ave, and walk about 0.7 miles south to the church.
Remember, children under 18 ride for free on Ride On. For more information: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-transit/kidsridefree/index.html.
Ride On is the name of the bus system serving Montgomery County.
The bus fare is $2, which allows you to ride for 2 hours.

You may learn more about our worship services by viewing our worship services and times.