this christmas, let's find community together

Please see our events page for our Holiday worship schedule.

We are worshiping live in the sanctuary. Come join us in person at Bay View UMC at 9:45am worship. Masks are required at this time.

If you can’t make it in, or are just here to check us out, see our links to our facebook and Youtube feeds for live broadcast of Sunday worship.

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 monthly 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 were thrilled to return to singing in the sanctuary last week with our Christmas in July worship. We shall continue to do so. 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. 

Per the Milwaukee County Statement released this week, we are requiring the use of face masks beginning this Sunday, August 1st. We will continue singing from our hymnals but ask that everyone continue to keep their masks on while in the building. We ask that all attendees please continue to wear a mask to church indefinitely until we have instructed otherwise.

We will still provide adequate socially-distanced seating in the sanctuary.
We will still ask that congregants exit the building to socialize.

Current CDC Guidance for wearing masks, updated July 28th 2021.

“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.
*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
*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