Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

The people of Bluffton United Methodist Church.

Celebrate Christmas with Us

Sunday Nov 29: 1st Sunday of Advent
Services: 8:30am, 11:00am
Family Night 5:30pm
The Journey to Bethlehem
Sunday Dec 6: 2nd Sunday of Advent
Services: 8:30am, 11:00am, 4:30pm
Sunday Dec 13: 3rd Sunday of Advent
Services: 8:30am, 11:00 am
Live Nativity Practice: 5:30 pm
Thursday Dec 17: Blue Christmas 5:30pm
A Service of Reflection
Sunday Dec 20: 4th Sunday of Advent
Services: 8:30am, 11:00am
Live Nativity: 5:30 pm
Thursday Dec 24: Christmas Eve Services
1:00 pm (outside), 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 10:00 pm Please Register to attend 



Sunday Schedule

Notice:  For Services starting July 26, 2020, the classes and Nursery availability shown below will not be available until further notice.


First Worship Service   Nursery Available


Adult Bible Study  Conference Room 1

Adult Men’s Sunday School  Conference Room 2

Children’s Sunday School  Pre-School-K, 1-3, 4-6 Grade


Second Worship Service  Nursery Available

Nursery care for ages 6 weeks through 5 years is available during each Service

Reset, Restart, Renew

The following safety measures are in place:

  • To protect yourself and others, masks are required and hands sanitized before entry (Hand Sanitizer and masks will be available at the entrance if you need)
  • Distance barriers will be placed between pews in the Sanctuary by blocking off every other row. For second service, the distance barriers will be moved to allow the other pews to be used.
  • Announcements and Bulletins will be emailed. No bulletins will be distributed on Sunday.
  • All items (pens, hymnals, bibles, connection cards, offering envelopes, attendance pads, etc.) in the pews have been removed until further notice.
  • Our cleaning service continues to sterilize frequently touched surfaces.
  • During in-person worship services, musical offerings will be limited to string, keyboard, and pre-recorded wind and vocal music. Singing of hymns will not occur.
  • Offering plates will be on the altar rail in front on both sides of the church. If you usually use offering envelopes with cash donations, please bring your own envelope from home. Checks do not need envelopes.
  • Please do not attend if you are feeling sick, have a fever, awaiting COVID test results, have been traveling to known high risk areas of exposure, or have knowingly been exposed in the past 14 days.

Not everyone is ready to return to in person worship,  Please watch on the YouTube channel:

We have also implemented the following policies and practices:

  • An outside 20×30 tent is available for small groups and meetings (until Dec 15)
  • Small groups and meetings inside will continue to be suspended until further notice; this includes Sunday school.
  • Continue online/video group chats and conversations with each other during the weekdays.

Welcome to our Church

Welcome!  We are delighted that you’ve found our website.  We here at Bluffton United Methodist Church hope that, at least, your interest is piqued by what you see here.  Our true desire however, is that your excited interest would lead to a visit.

Our central mission spirals outward from the center of our life here at Bluffton United Methodist – our two Worship Services.  We worship at 8:30 am and 11:00 am.  Both services are traditional, with the latter service having a more musical emphasis.  Majority opinion conveys that we are a warm and welcoming community of believers who worship in a small, intimate setting.

As you seek to live out Hebrews 10:25, we hope that you will join us at Bluffton United Methodist Church.  We would love to see you!

Rev. Scarlett Hester

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BUMC Ministries



Joy and Praise for All


Children's Ministry


Let the Little Children Come to Me




Helping Those in Need


Stephen Ministry


Christ Caring for People through People


BUMC Women


Local and Worldwide Missions Support


Youth Ministry



Growing in Christ
7th thru 12th Grade



Bluffton United Methodist Men



Helping Where There is Need


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