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

Family Movie Night – Friday, August 15

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

Movie Hint: The snacks will be FROZEN…Sno cones for everyone! Let’s cool down the summer and build a snow man!

Mark your calendar and come out for a fun family evening with us!

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.

Back Pack Sunday – August 3rd

This Sunday is Blessing of the Back Packs.  Everyone who uses a back pack for school, college, or work, bring it and Pastor Jessica will pray blessings on each of them to begin this new school year.  Join us at 8:45 for the contemporary worship or 11:00 for the traditional worship.

August – Camp Meeting Style Worship

During the month of August, we worship camp meeting style.  Casual dress, camp meeting style singing, special music and more great preaching from Pastor Jessica.  Come join us each and every Sunday at Bethesda.  Check out these:

August 3 – Communion and Blessing of the Back Packs – Pastor Jessica preaching

August 10 – Pastor Jessica preaching

August 17 – Pastor Jessica preaching

August 24 – Home Coming – Reverend John Barnes Preaching and Miss Logan Brooks Singing

August 31 – 5th Sunday Hymn Sing – Everyone is invited to the fellowship hall during the Sunday School hour for a Biscuit Bar and fellowship


Bridal Showers

Ladies, you are invited to two bridal showers this month in honor of two of our members who have grown up here at Bethesda. Please make plans to attend.

August 14th – In honor of Logan Brooks (Sandie and Andy’s daughter) and Will Nobles who will be married in October.  Logan and will are registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Target., and Home Depot.

August 21 – 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

Join us for the following activities this week.

Monday 6:30pm – Ladies Prayer Group

Wednesday –6:30pm – Youth

6:30pm – Chancel Choir

8:00pm – Praise Band Practice

Saturday – 8:00am – BUMC Fit Club

9:00am – BUMC Healthy Living Class

Sunday  – 8:45 & 11:00am – Worship

9:45am – Sunday School

6:30pm – Youth

STARTING SOON – Run For God Bible Study and 10k/Half Marathon Challenge

Run For God Bible Study and 10k/Half Marathon Challenge starting in August!

We will meet Saturday mornings.

This challenge is for all walkers and runners – any level. So lace up your shoes and join us!

Questions? Contact Bev Hombroek or Joe Banas

2014-07-20 Sermon – The Prepared Heart

Ashley Smith (summer intern)

Sermon Podcast

Family Movie Night – Friday, July 25

Family Movie Night – Come enjoy a free movie and snacks with us!

Movie Hint: You can come out and build friendships with us, but you’ll have to ‘Le’Go’ of the calories to eat the snacks.

Snacks and play 7:30 p.m. Movie will start at dusk.

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


444 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. Questions? Call the church office or contact Bev Hombroek at beverly {at} multiplebenefits(.)com


Be sure to add August 15 to your calendar for our next Family Movie Night! Watch for hints on that movie.

New Book Study to Begin August 6th

During the month of August we will study Adam Hamilton’s book, Christianity and World Religions. If you have ever wondered about the beliefs of other religions or how we as Christians can interact with them-this is a great study for you. Join us on Wednesday mornings at 10am in the Church Fellowship Hall. Books can easily be purchased from Amazon or Cokesbury online.

This Week at Bethesda

Monday – 6:30pm – Ladies Prayer Group

Tuesday – 7:00am – 7:00pm – Election

Wednesday – 6:30pm – Chancel Choir

6:30pm – Youth

6:35pm – Children – Gwinnett Braves (Bring your blanket and sit on the berm with us)

8:00pm – Praise Band

Friday – 5:00pm – Youth leave for beach trip to Laguna Beach

7:30pm – Family Movie Night

(Snacks and play – 7:30 – movie begins at dusk) If it rains, movie will be shown in chapel

Sunday – 8:45 & 11:00am – Worship Services

9:45am – Sunday School

Youth return from Beach Trip



The Penny Pig War is about to Begin!

Family Movie Night – Friday, July 25th


Welcome Miles Gaultney

I am so pleased to announce that we have hired a new Director of Music Ministries, Miles Gaultney.  Miles is originally from Thomasville, Georgia, but he and his lovely wife, Ashley, now live in Dacula.  Miles has been a very active church musician for a long time, having served Internships in Churches in Atlanta, Thomasville, and Valdosta. Miles graduated from Valdosta State University, with a degree in Music Education, and has served as a Choral Director in the Gwinnett County school system.  We are very excited to have Miles join us. He will begin his work at Bethesda by coming to rehearse with the choir on July 23rd. I know you will want to give Miles and Ashley a warm Bethesda welcome when he leads our 11:00 Church service for the first time on July 27th.

Cammie Jane Anderson

SPRC Chairperson

Kickball for Kids!

All kids are invited out for a game of kickball, this Wednesday, July 16th at from 6:30 to 8:30 on the church ball field!  Don’t miss out on the fun!




Youth Pool Party

This Wednesday, July 16th – Be at the church by 5:30pm.  We will leave and go to Charles and Peggy Alford’s for a pool party!  Don’t miss the bus, be on time!


This Week at Bethesda


Wednesday –6:30pm – Youth/Chancel Choir

8:00pm – Praise Band Practice

Saturday – 8:00am – BUMC Fit Club

Sunday  – 8:45 & 11:00am – Worship – Our Summer Intern, Ashley Smith is preaching

9:45am – Sunday School

5:30pm – Youth

Give your change to make a change! Get ready for the Penny Pig War!

Let’s ‘clean up’ our Conference Mission Giving.

The Penny Pig War will kick off August 3rd and the challenge will begin!

The finale will be on September 6th at the annual fish fry!

The losing team captain will ‘get’ to kiss a pig!

Will you give to TEAM JESSICA or TEAM REID???

Who will KISS THE PIG???

Stay tuned for more details, but start saving your change now!


Painting For a Purpose – Thurs, Sep 18th 7-9 p.m. – SAVE THE DATE!


Bethesda UMC will be hosting an evening of fellowship, fun and painting with a purpose at Painting With a Twist in Lawrenceville.

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

The cost is $35 per person; register on-line at http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/lawrenceville/calendar/

 All supplies are included.

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

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

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

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

2014-07-06 Sermon – Innocence of a Child – Reid Turner

Reid Turner (youth director)

Sermon Podcast

I’m sorry I took so long to get this sermon out.  The recording was bad so I had to extract the audio from the DVD.

Men’s Breakfast – July 13th – 7:30am

Eddie Staub, Founder and Executive Director of Eagle Ranch will be the guest speaker at this month’s Men’s Breakfast.  Eagle Ranch provides a Christ-centered home for boys and girls in crisis and in need of hope and healing. Partnering with their families, they pursue family restoration and reunification.  They seek to influence and equip others who share a similar calling to impact children, families and future generations.  All men are invited to join us for a time of fellowship, a good country breakfast, and a tremendous speaker.   Hope to see you all at 7:30am this Sunday.


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