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Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age.



A Message from the Pastor


Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ,

Many of you know that we are at the waging war of the corona virus as it’s surging across the United States. This pandemic is killing more and more people around the world. Weeks ago, we surpassed over 1 million deaths worldwide, and we don’t know when the vaccines will be available. But let’s continue to:

• Wash our hands frequently and thoroughly.

• Avoid touching our nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

• Follow the proper protocol by wearing masks and keeping at least 6 feet of distance from other people.

This is to “make every effort” to protect ourselves and to stay safe. As we are overwhelmed by the chaos and difficulty of life, we can turn to God in prayer for peace and serenity. In this time of uncertainty and fear, let’s not try to handle it ourselves. God says, “Hold onto my hand.” So let’s hold onto the Lord’s hand, who will protect us and save us.

Peace be with you!

Pastor Jean Lee

Contact Information

Back River United Methodist Church

544 Back River Neck Rd.
Essex, Maryland 21221
Phone (410) 686-4195


  • Sunday Live Streamed Worship

    In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Back River UMC will offer a Live Streamed Worship Service on our Facebook Page, Sunday Mornings at 10:30 AM.  Please Join Us!

    To Access the Live Streamed Service on Sunday Morning, Click Here: https://www.facebook.com/Back-River-UMC-299519489909/?ref=page_internal


  • Girl Scout Cookies


    Cookies are $5 a Box, Except Caramel Chocolate Chip which are $6 a Box.

    Cookies will arrive November 10th

    Money is due at the time of order or at delivery

    For those that are not local, GSCM is covering 50% of the shipping cost for customers who choose to have their cookies shipped directly to them.

    🍪 Let's meet the cookies! 🍪

    Click Here


    TO PLACE AN ORDER CONTACT CHRISTINE at  girl.scouts@ymail.com



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  November 2020  
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