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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

 

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Children’s Events

November 9 – Children’s Sabbath at 8:45 and 11:00- Join us for a family focused service. If your child would like to participate please see Ms. Cheryl.

November 16 – Bible Blast 2014

12:30-2:30- 3rd graders will receive Bible during 11:00 service. Grades 3-6 will meet for lessons on using your Bible.

2:30-3:30 All families with children are invited to join us for the Family Devotion segment of Bible Blast. Our focus will be on helping your family to get ready for the Advent season.

December 7-Children’s Musical at 11:00 service.

2014-10-19 Sermon

Enough: Defined by Generosity, Part 2 – Pastor Jessica Terrell


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This Week at Bethesda

This Week

Monday – 6:30pm – Ladies Prayer Group
3:00pm – Staff Meeting

Wednesday – 5:30pm – Supper
Menu:  Tilapia (broiled or fried), sauteed Brussels sprouts with kale, green beans, baked potatoes or fries, hush puppies, rolls, layered salad, desserts: cheesecake with strawberries, key lime pie, lemon pie, gooey pumpkin cake, chocolate cake. Chicken available upon request, but I need to know today.
6:00pm – Club Bethesda
6:30pm – ESOL, Youth, Pioneer Club, Chancel Choir, Adult Bible Study
8:00pm – Praise Team

Saturday – 7:30am – Run for God
9:00am – BUMC Accountability Class
3:00pm – Logan Brooks & Will Nobles Wedding

Sunday – 8:45am – Gennie Bowles Preaching
9:45am – Sunday School
11:00am – Sunday of Hope – We will recognize everyone who has experienced a cancer diagnosis.  Whether you’re facing treatment, currently going through it, consider it a part of your past or have been a caregiver, we invite you, your family, friends and neighbors to attend the 11:00 service.  We want to celebrate the lives of these courageous people.  There will be special speakers, personal testimonies, special music, cancer information, and other treats.

5:30pm – Youth
5:30pm – Children’s Choir

2014-10-12 Sermon – Enough: Defined by Generosity

Enough: Defined by Generosity, Part 1


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2014-10-05 Sermon – Enough: Cultivating Contentment

Enough: Cultivating Contentment – Pastor Jessica Terrell


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Sunday of Hope, October 26, 11:00 am Service

Sunday of Hope Flyer, October 26, 11am

This Week at Bethesda

Monday – Office Closed

Tuesday – 6:30pm – Agape Circle

Wednesday – 5:3-pm – Supper – Pork Chops, mashed potatoes or rice, gravy, broccoli, creamed corn, tomato and cucumber salad, rolls, biscuits, pies – pecan, pumpkin, key lime, peanut butter, apple

6:00pm – Club Bethesda

6:30pm – Children’s  imagine No Malaria Walk

6:30pm – Youth, ESOL, Adult Bible Study, Chancel Choir 8:00pm – Praise Team

Thursday – NO BETHESDA’S BEST

Saturday – 7:am – Run for God

9:00am – Healthy Living Accountability Class

4:00pm – Fall Festival

Sunday – 8:45 & 11:00am Worship – Stewardship Commitment Sunday – Pastor Jessica Preaching

9:45am – Sunday School

5:30pm – Youth and Children’s Choir

 

 

 

United Methodist Men’s Breakfast

This Sunday, October 12th all men are invited to the UMM monthly breakfast at 7:30am in the fellowship hall.  Come join us for a wonderful breakfast (grits, eggs, biscuits, ham, juice and coffee) and enjoy the fellowship with the men of the church.

UMW Agape Circle Meeting – Tuesday, October 14 at 6:30

Agape Circle will be  meet on Tuesday, October 14th in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 pm.

Bev Hombroek will give the devotion. Donna Kay Mitchell and Marcia Drawdy are providing refreshments.

We will be writing “Thank You Letters” to our troops.

All ladies of the church are welcome.

Reminder – BUMC Children walk for ‘Imagine No Malaria’

Our BUMC children will be collecting money to support ‘Imagine No Malaria’ at Wednesday night dinner on October 8. They are also earning money at home by doing extra chores. Please support our Bethesda Children as they work and walk to support United Methodist Missions and the children affected by malaria. (If you would like to write a check please make it payable to BUMC and put ‘Imagine No Malaria’ in the subject line.)

The children’s Imagine No Malaria Walk (formerly Wesley Walk) will be 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 15 at BUMC on the softball field. Please come out to encourage and cheer them on or join in and walk with them!

Ignite Winter Retreat

Ignite Student Ministires will be going to Behold Conference on MLK weekend January 17-19th.  The cost of the trip will be 100 dollars and a 30 dollar deposit will be due on October 22nd.  This trip will be help at Camp Sumatanga in Gallent, Alabama.  Hope that everyone student at Bethesda will join us on this retreat.  If you have any questions just ask Reid Turner.

UMW Outreach Circle meeting October 8 at 11 a.m.

The Outreach Circle will meet on Wednesday, October 8th at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Wanda Davis is our hostess and will present the program. Cammie Jane Anderson will have devotions.  Please bring a covered dish to share.

It is Thank Bank month and our mission is PADV.  The supplies needed are:  Diapers sizes 4,5,&6, Diaper wipes, latex gloves, bleach, laundry detergent & dish soap.  If you are able, please bring extra supplies for PADV, it is Domestic Violence Month.

1 Shuttle Assistant Needed Tomorrow Morning 11:30-12:30

We need 1 person to ride along in the Bethesda Shuttle to return parents back home from Bethesda Elementary.

Please call Cheryl at 770-820-5501 or email to cherylmiller71 {at} gmail(.)com.

Thank you so much for your help. This is going to be a great outreach to our community!

If you can’t help this week, but would like to get involved in this mission outreach, sign ups will be available in the fellowship hall near the bulletin board.

 

 

Children’s Walk for Imagine No Malaria

Our BUMC children will be collecting money to support ‘Imagine No Malaria’ at Wednesday night dinner on October 8. They are also earning money at home by doing extra chores. Please support our Bethesda Children as they work and walk to support United Methodist Missions and the children affected by malaria. (If you would like to write a check please make it payable to BUMC and put ‘Imagine No Malaria’ in the subject line.)

The children’s Imagine No Malaria Walk (formerly Wesley Walk) will be 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 15 at BUMC on the softball field. Please come out to encourage and cheer them on or join in and walk with them!

 

 

This Week at Bethesda

Wednesday –5:30pm – Supper – Stir Fry with chicken or shrimp, fried rice, tossed salad, rolls, desserts (Carolyn’s pound cake and fresh strawberries, red velvet cake, brownies

6:00pm – Bethesda Club for Kids

6:30pm – ESOL

6:30pm – Youth

6:30pm – Chancel Choir

8:00pm – Praise Band Practice

Saturday – 7:30am – Run for God

9:00am – BUMC Healthy Eating Accountability Class\

Sunday – 8:45 & 11:00am – Pastor Jessica’s Sermon – “Cultivating Contentment”

9:45am – Sunday School

12:00Noon – Admin Council Meeting (30 minutes)

5:30pm – Youth/Children’s Choir

 

 

Enough: When Dreams Become Nightmares Sermon Podcast for 9/21/14

Enough: When Dreams Become Nightmares – Pastor Jessica Terrell


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General UMW Meeting – Sunday, Sept. 28, noon

All women are invited to the UMW General Meeting, Sunday, September 28.

Meal: Light lunch will be provided in the fellowship hall after the 11:00 church service.

Program: “ Imagine No Malaria”  presented by Rev. Jessica Terrell. Pastor Jessica went to Uganda last year and gave mosquito netting to families to protect their children.

 

 


Bethesda’s children will be walking and raising funds for this mission on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

This Week at Bethesda

Ministries and Fellowship Opportunities

Monday

1:30pm – Staff Meeting

6:00pm – Nominations Meeting

6:30pm – Ladies Prayer Group

Tuesday

6:30pm – Safe Sanctuary Training

Wednesday

5:30pm – Supper (Menu: Brisket, cabbage, butter beans, hash brown casserole, layered salad, rolls, cornbread, Oreo Delight, Key Lime Pie, Pecan Pie)

6:00pm – Bethesda Club for Kids

6:30pm – ESOL

6:30pm – Youth

6:30pm – Adult Bible Study

6:30pm – Pioneer Club

6:30pm – Chancel Choir

8:00pm – Praise Band Practice

Thursday

1:00pm – Safe Sanctuary Training

Saturday

7:30am – Run for God

9:00am – Bethesda Accountability Class

Sunday

Guest Speaker – Reverend Rodrigo Cruz, (PE) Coordinator New Hispanic Mission Field

8:45am Contemporary Worship (Chapel)

9:45am – Sunday School

11:00am – Traditional Worship (Sanctuary)

12:00pm – UMW General Meeting (Lunch provided by Outreach Circle)

5:30pm – Youth/Children’s Choir

Sunday, September 28th, Guest Preacher – Reverend Rodrigo Cruz

The Reverend Rodrigo Cruz, Coordinator New Hispanic Mission Field will be with us this Sunday, preaching at both the 8:45 and the 11:00am services. We hope that everyone will be here to welcome Rodrigo as Pastor Jessica introduces him to the Bethesda Congregation.

2014-09-14 Sermon – Out of Joint and in to Shape

Out of Joint and in to Shape


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