Welcome

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Welcome to Bethesda UMC!  Whether you’ve walked through the doors or are coming in through your computer screen, we’re glad you’re here. Like you, all of us at Bethesda are searching for meaning, for strength, for relationships, for hope, and for a place to make a difference.

We believe we find what our hearts are looking for in God’s love for us as demonstrated in Jesus Christ. Our mission is to love God and our neighbors with everything we are and everything we do. We live this out through our ministries of hospitality, study, worship, and hands-on service to others.

We invite you to explore who we are and what we stand for. We are a church that is open to all of God’s children. You’ll be warmly welcomed wherever you are on your faith journey, whether that means you want to take it slowly or jump right in. In fact, warm welcomes are one of the things we do best.

No matter who you are or what you have done or left undone, you are WELCOME at Bethesda!

We invite you to explore our webpage, worship with us on Sunday mornings, join us for Wednesday Night Suppers , sign up for our weekly email, or contact us to arrange a meeting with the pastor or other staff members by calling the church office at 770-921-3753 or emailing us chur897 {at} bellsouth(.)net

So one more time, welcome to Bethesda. We are glad you made it here.

Pastor Jessica

 

 

Latest News

Help Needed for Bethesda Elementary Shuttle

We are still in need of 2-4 assistants to help in the parking lots @ Bethesda Elementary on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:45-8:00.  Please contact Cheryl Miller if you are available.

Run For God – Pre-Class group runs – 7:30 a.m. Saturdays at Bethesda Park

For those wanting to get back into running/walking we will meet for run-only dates at Bethesda Park, 7:30 a.m. each Saturday leading up to the Sept 13 start of the Bible Study/challenge class. We will meet at the trail head next to the soccer fields at Bethesda Park on Bethesda Church Road.

Run For God 10k/Half Marathon 12 week challenge will officially begin on Saturday, September 13. These classes will meet in the Bethesda UMC Fellowship Hall and include a mix of Bible Study, Running Tips, and then outdoor running.

All levels and abilities are welcome…..walk, run, intervals. Invite a friend!

If you have questions please contact Joe Banas or Bev Hombroek.

Penny Pig War is in full swing!

WHAT IS THE PENNY PIG WAR?
Bethesda’s Penny Pig War and Kiss the Pig Challenge is a totally fun event designed to increase awareness of Conference Missional Giving aka Apportionments. The funds raised through the Kiss the Pig challenge will help to pay Bethesda UMC’s portion due for 2014.

 
WHY A PIG?
For the purposes of this fun challenge, the word “PIG” is an acronym meaning People Interested in Giving…..that’s YOU!

 

HOW DOES THE KISS THE PIG CHALLENGE WORK?

From August 3 – September 6, 2014 Team Jessica (Pastor Jessica Terrell) and Team Reid (Youth Pastor Reid Turner) have graciously agreed to be in a ‘friendly’ competition to help raise funds to be paid toward Apportionments with the loser having the ‘opportunity’ to pucker up and kiss a pig. Each coin helps raise your team’s total and each bill or check is subtracted from their total! The finale will be at the 59th Annual Fish Fry on September 6 and the team that receives the least amount of money by then will be puckering up to Kiss the Pig! Look for your team’s jar at Wednesday night suppers as well as on Sunday in the Narthex!


Bridal Shower

Ladies, you are invited to a Bridal Shower in honor of Justin Davis (Ann and Randy’s son) and Madison McEver (Madi) who will also be married in October.  Justin and Madi are registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target.

This Week at Bethesda

Ministries and Fellowship Opportunities

Monday – 6:30pm – Ladies Prayer Group

7:00pm – Tech Committee Meeting

Wednesday – 10:00am – Book Study

5:30pm – Supper (meatloaf, mashed potatoes, English peas, macaroni and cheese, fried okra, tossed salad, rolls, cakes – Cammie Jane’s red velvet, spice with citrus filling, Athel’s coconut, strawberry and chocolate with caramel filling)

6:30pm – Adult Bible Study

6:30pm – Pioneer Club

6:30pm – ESOL Class

6:30pm – Chancel Choir

8:00pm – Praise Band Practice

Saturday – 8:00am – Run for God

9:00am – BUMC Healthy Living Class

Sunday  – Home Coming – One Service – 10:45am – Reverend John Barnes Preaching

9:45am – Sunday School

12:15pm – Covered Dish Lunch – Bring plenty of food

5:30pm – Youth

5:30pm – Children’s Choir

Note change for Home Coming

CHANGE IN HOME COMING SUNDAY – WE WILL COME TOGETHER AND HAVE ONE SERVICE – 10:45AM IN THE SANCTUARY! We welcome Reverend John Barnes as our preacher.  We look forward to having John and Catherine with us.  Also our guest singer will be Logan Brooks.  The Chancel Choir will be doing several songs as well.   Invite friends and family and plan to attend.  We will have a covered dish lunch in the fellowship hall following the 10:45 service.  Please bring plenty of food so that we can feed our guests.

2014-08-10 Sermon – Asking for Blessings

Asking for Blessings – Pastor Jessica Terrell


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WANTED!

Wanted!

Looking for

Guitar, bass, and keyboard players, vocalists, drummers, etc. needed for 8:45 contemporary service rotation. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact Alisha Voutas, avoutas {at} bellsouth(.)net.

This Sunday is Promotion Sunday..Come Chill with Us!

All parents and children are invited to join us during the Sunday School Hour as we celebrate Promotion Sunday! Come chill out with your Sunday School teachers and Ms.Cheryl as we serve up snow cones , fun and fellowship!

Work Day at the Church

There will be a clean up day at the church with emphasis on the playground and yards.  Please come when you can in the morning on Saturday, August 23rd.  Let’s get things looking good for home coming and for the start of the preschool year.  There is always something for everyone to do!

BLOOD DRIVE

The next blood drive at BUM is scheduled for Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 2:30pm to 7:30pm. You can schedule an appointment at 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.org/100days. Also, they will work you in without an appointment. Blood is especially needed this time of year, so please schedule your donation today.

Annual Fish Fry – September 6 – 4:00 – 7:30pm

 

Fish Fry time is fast approaching and the Men’s Club is in need of your help.

 

1) Thursday, September 04, 6:00 PM at the Church.  We need men to clean the cooking equipment.

 

2) Friday, September 05, 6:00 PM at Bethesda Elementary School’s Cafeteria.  We need a lot of volunteers to prepare the coleslaw and chop the onions.

 

3) Saturday 06, 8:00am at pavilion – all hands on deck, especially fish cleaners!!

 

9:00am – Ladies meet in fellowship hall to wrap cakes for to-go boxes.

 

4) Saturday 06, 3:00pm – Cooking begin.  If you can help cook in any way, please contact Matt Retter (770-231-0652) or Wendell Cain (770)381-8984.

 

5) Saturday 06 – 4:00 – 7:30pm – Serving time begins.,  We can always use more servers in the fellowship hall.  To help with desserts call Wanda Davis (770-921-3722).  To help with beverages call David Rothmeier (770-861-3342).

 

Homemade Cakes – We need about 100 homemade desserts/cakes.  Please bring them to the fellowship hall on Friday, September 05.

 

Naturally we appreciate your time and effort!!  Wendell Cain,  UMM President

 

 

Run For God Information

Run For God 10k/Half Marathon 12 week challenge will officially begin on Saturday, September 13. Classes will meet in the Fellowship Hall and include a mix of Bible Study, Running Tips, and then outdoor running.

For those wanting a little extra, beginning August 16th we will meet for run-only dates at Bethesda Park, 7:30 a.m. each Saturday leading up to the Sept 13 start of the Bible Study/challenge class.

All levels and abilities are welcome…..walk, run, intervals. Invite a friend!

If you have questions please contact Joe Banas or Bev Hombroek.

Paint with a Purpose – Sept 18th – Register Now

Paint with a Purpose at Painting With a Twist in Lawrenceville.

Thursday evening, September 18th from 7-9 p.m

All supplies are included and the cost is $35 per person; register on-line at http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/lawrenceville/calendar/

The church will receive 1/2 of the ticket price and funds raised will support Conference Mission Giving.

Invite your friends, neighbors and everyone you know! Let’s fill the room and Paint with a Purpose!

(Photo used with permission; this is an example of what we will be painting.)

 

  178 E Crogan St, Ste 230, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, (678) 226-4970

If you have any questions just call or email Bev Hombroek: beverly {at} multiplebenefits(.)com

Some pictures to enjoy from the Luau

This Week’s Happenings

Join us this week at Bethesda UMC for the following events!  We have something for all ages.  Check it out!
Monday – 6:30pm – Ladies Prayer Group
Tuesday – 6:00pm – Agape Circle Pool Party at Margie Franklin’s
Wednesday – 10:00am – Book Study
5:30pm – Supper (Swiss Chicken, wild rice, green beans, born on the cob, rolls, layered salad,desserts – apple pie, peach cobbler, black berry cobbler, cherry crunch, blueberry crunch and ice cream).
6:30pm – Pioneer Club
6:30pm – ESOL Class
6:30pm – Chancel Choir
8:00pm – Praise Band Practice
Thursday – t:00pm – Bridal Shower for Logan Brooks and Will Nobles.  Logan and Will are registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Target, and Home Depot.
Friday – 7:30pm – Play and Snacks
8:30pm or dusk – Movie – hint – We will have frozen snacks.
Saturday – 8:00am – Run for God
9:00am – Heatlhy Living Club
Sunday – 8:45 & 11:00am – Worship
9:45am – Sunday School
12:15pm – Admin Council Meeting
5:30pm – Children’s Choir
5:30pm – Youth

Family Movie Night – August 15 – Come one, Come all!

 

Movie Hint: FROZEN sno cones for everyone! FROZEN Popcorn too! Brrrrr can you feel the chill in the air?

August 15 – Snacks and play begin at 7:30 p.m. the movie will start at dusk.

Bring the family and invite some friends for a fun evening at Bethesda UMC!

 

Noche de película familiar. Subtítulos Español.

Bring a chair or blanket for outside viewing. In the event of rain movie will be shown in the Chapel.

If you have questions please contact Cheryl Miller or Bev Hombroek.

Attention All Men

We need your participation and attendance at this month’s Breakfast, August 10th at 7:30am in the fellowship hall.  We promise you good food and fellowship.  This will also be our planning meeting for the Fish Fry which will be on September 6th.  Please plan to be with us.

2014-08-03 Sermon – Chutes & Ladders: A Tale of Two Brothers

Chutes & Ladders:  A Tale of Two Brothers – Pastor Jessica Terrell


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Chatter Wishes Kids “Happy First Day of School”

 

 

 

 

Cheryl Miller, Director of Children Ministries and Education, was here bright and early this morning to wave at the children as they were going to their first day of school.  The buses were loaded with children, children were walking, and some were being driven to school and they stopped to get a hug and pencils from Chatter.  What an awesome idea.  Kudos to Cheryl!!!!!!!

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