Please see our notice regarding audio/video recording and/or photography of services/events.


Out of the Heart of our community
we welcome ALL
into this safe {and sacred} space.

Out of the Heart of our community
we welcome ALL
to come and know the heart of God.

Out of the Heart of our community
we welcome ALL
to share their lives in service with us
into ALL the world.

It is out of the heart of our collective understanding of God’s complete and unconditional love that we invite, encourage support, love, and welcome ALL in our Bay View, Milwaukee community.



Your Accountable Leadership Board has been meeting every two weeks online to discuss, and monitor the concerns of the church. As the various Orders from the State and local governments change, we want to share guidance on how we plan to continue church, and provide for the safety and wellbeing for all that would use our space. 

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Returning to in-Sanctuary Worship

Hello Bay View, UMC Members and Friends,  We will begin in person worship on Sunday, April 25 at 9:45 AM. All are invited to join us. Online worship will still be offered through Facebook or YouTube.

At any point due to changing circumstances, the church may decide to return to online worship only. Failure to follow these guidelines might lead to being asked to leave the building. 

With the CDC announcement on May 13th, and subsequent changes from the Milwaukee Health Department, that masks are no longer needed for fully vaccinated people indoors or outdoors, we are removing the mask requirement for worship services beginning this Sunday, June 6th. Masks are still welcome but optional beginning this Sunday. Masks will continue to be worn by worship staff. 


We will still provide adequate socially-distanced seating in the sanctuary.
We will still ask that congregants exit the building to socialize.
We will still refrain from singing at this time.
For those who want to continue to wear masks, please do so. We want everyone who worships in-person to feel as comfortable and safe as possible. We understand we may be at different places in our comfort levels so we are trying to accommodate as many as possible.As conditions continue to change, we will be prepared to do so as well in our phased approach.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/participate-in-activities.html
“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” -Colossians 4:6


-Accountable Leadership Board

How to enter the church:
*Please use the front door (Clement/KK entrance) and maintain social distance while waiting in line if necessary.
*Please check in at registration table. Temperatures will be taken.
*You will be invited to fill out a connection card in the pews. Let us know you’re here!
*Wait for an usher to seat you in the sanctuary. Seating will be from front of church to back of church in marked pews.

What to expect during worship:
*As we have been doing already, prepare for a 45 minute worship service
*At this time, we will not be singing hymns. However, musical reflection will take place. You may hum along if you choose.
*When Communion is provided the first of the month, pre-packaged elements will be provided. 
*Please follow the ushers directions for both entering and leaving church.

What to do after worship/Exiting the church:
*There will be no fellowship time for coffee or food.
*Please exit the building the same way you entered. Maintain social distance.

How the church will be cleaned for our safety:
*The church would be sprayed each week with a Purerox Covid-19 EPA approved disinfectant.
*Doorknobs will be sanitized.
*Hand sanitizer will be provided at the front door and also by the entrance of the sanctuary.

If there are any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to the Accountable Leadership board through Contact_ALB@bayviewumc.org