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

Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night! Thursday December 18 from 5-8pm join us for Tacky Sweater Night!  The funds raised will go to the Children’s Ministry. We will be at the Chick-Fil-A at the corner of Sugarloaf Pkwy and Hwy 316. There for the Tackiest Sweater plus LOADS of FUN.   Remember we must get 75 signatures in order to receive the funds. Please come in and have some fun with your Bethesda Family!  Can anyone beat the reigning champs from last year’s competition – Reid and Hoyle?

This Week at Bethesda

Monday – 6:30pm – Ladies Prayer Group

Wednesday – 10:00am – Book Study

6:30pm – Youth,  Chancel Choir

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

9:45am – Sunday School

5:00pm – Youth Progressive Dinner

 

United Methodist Men’s Monthly Breakfast

There has been a change in plans and there will NOT be Men’s Breakfast this Sunday, December 14th due to several conflicts in schedules.  We look forward to seeing everyone on the second Sunday in January at the Father-Son Breakfast at 7:30am on Jan. 11th.

Youth Progressive Dinner – December 21

THIS SUNDAY…..BETHESDA’S COOKIE WALK!

Santa is Coming to Town!

Everyone is invited to the UMM Santa Supper this Saturday night, Dec. 13th at 5:00pm in the fellowship hall.  There will be hamburgers, chips, soda, ice cream for everyone.  Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be joining us to visit all the boys and girls (and any adults that would like to visit as well).   There is no cost for this event.  Bring your friends!

This Week at Bethesda

Monday – 6:30pm – Ladies Prayer

Tuesday – 11:30am – Bethesda’s Best goes to Delmar Gardens for lunch with Louise Wiley, compliment of Delmar.

Wednesday – 11:00am – Outreach Circle

5:30pm – Wednesday Night Supper

Beef Brisket, Asparagus, Corn, Salads: Potato, Broccoli, Bean, Pink Fluff,  Rolls, Desserts: Cakes: Red Velvet, Scotch Chocolate, Chocolate Layer, Coconut, Italian Cream.

6:00pm – Club Bethesda

6:30pm – Pioneer Club, Youth, Adult Bible Study, Chancel Choir Saturday – 5:00pm – Santa Supper Sunday – 8:45am – Worship 9:45am – Sunday School 11:00am – Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata 5:30pm – Youth

Outreach Circle meeting Dec 10 at 11 a.m.

The UMW Outreach Circle will have it’s Christmas meeting on December 10th at the home of Theresa Bullock at 11 a.m.

Bring a dish to share and a toy for a child at PAVD.

Join us for a wonderful luncheon and fun fellowship, we look forward to being with you.

Coming Soon!!! December 14th – Cookie Walk

Tummy grumbling for cookies and candy? We’ll have it all at the upcoming Cookie Walk!

Bethesda’s UMW will be sponsoring a Cookie Walk on December 14th so you can purchase your Christmas cookies, and candy  in the Fellowship Hall after each service.

Many kinds of homemade Christmas goodies will be available, you may choose one of a kind or a dozen.

We invite the entire church to participate and enjoy the cooking talents of the UMW women.

The proceeds will benefit Imagine No Malaria.

Reminder – Mother-Daughter Banquet – Dec 4th at 6:30

It is going to be a HEAVENLY Christmas celebration! There will be tons of angels…from the table decorations to the Icing Angel to YOU!

Calling all moms and daughters from Bethesda and beyond! Please come out and celebrate Jesus’ birthday with us at the UMW sponsored Christmas banquet. Bring a covered dish to share.

The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m, Thursday, December 4th in the Bethesda Fellowship Hall.

The program will be a cup cake ministry provided by The Icing Angel and is family friendly…with lots of surprises!

If you will need babysitting after dinner for your younger children (under 3 years old) please contact Martha Gordon at 404-314-7506.

To find out more about The Icing Angel check out her website http://www.theicingangel.com/

Bethesda’s Best – December 11

Bethesda’s Best has been invited to Delmar Gardens to visit Louise Wiley and others and their facility on Thursday, December 11th.   We will be their guests for lunch and celebrate Christmas with Louise and others.  So that we can let them know how many to expect, please call Shirley Tallent at 770-921-3683 and let her know if you are coming.  We will meet at the church at 11:30am.

This Week at Bethesda

Monday – 6:30pm – Ladies Prayer Group

Wednesday – 9:30am – Book Study

5:30pm – Supper – Salisbury Steak, gravy, twice baked mashed potatoes, steamed cabbage, pinto beans, layered salad, biscuits, cornbread, desserts: peach cobbler, black berry cobbler, ice cream, banana pudding, chocolate eclair dessert

6:00pm – Club Bethesda (for children)

6:30pm – Pioneer Club, Youth, Adult Bible Study, Chancel Choir

Thursday – 6:30pm – Mother/Daughter Banquet

Saturday – 3:30pm – Dress Rehearsal for Children’s Play

Sunday – 8:45 & 11:00am – Children’s Play

5:30pm – Youth

 

Are Visions of Sugarplums Dancing in Your Head?

If they are then the UMW can make that dream a reality!

Bethesda’s UMW will be sponsoring a Cookie Walk on December 14th so you can purchase your Christmas cookies, candy, and ‘sugarplums’ in the Fellowship Hall after each service.

Many kinds of homemade Christmas goodies will be available, you may choose one of a kind or a dozen.

We invite the entire church to participate and enjoy the cooking talents of the UMW women.

The proceeds will benefit Imagine No Malaria.

Mother Daughter Banquet – Dec. 4th at 6:30 p.m.

Calling all moms and daughters from Bethesda and beyond! Please come out and celebrate Jesus’ birthday with us at the UMW sponsored Christmas banquet. Bring a covered dish to share.

The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m, Thursday, December 4th in the Bethesda Fellowship Hall.

The program will be a cup cake ministry provided by The Icing Angel and is family friendly…with lots of surprises!

If you will need babysitting after dinner for your younger children (under 3 years old) please contact Martha Gordon at 404-314-7506.

To find out more about The Icing Angel check out her website http://www.theicingangel.com/

This Week

The office will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  However, if you have an emergency you may reach Pastor Jessica at 678-361-7275.  For any other information you may reach Athel at 404-452-5392.  Safe travels to those traveling and a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

 REMINDER – This Sunday at 10:45am will be our Hanging of the Greens Service.  We will have one worship service together.  Pastor Jessica, the Worship Team, Chancel Choir, Praise Band and Children have worked hard to make this a wonderful service with special music.  Immediately following the service everyone is invited to the fellowship hall for a soup and cornbread lunch.  Each family is asked to bring soup, cornbread, or dessert.

Cookie Walk sponsored by UMW – December 14

Mark your calendar and get ready to purchase your Christmas cookies and candy here!

The United Methodist Women of Bethesda will host a Cookie Walk in the Fellowship Hall after each service on December 14th.

Many kinds of homemade Christmas cookies and candy will be available, you may choose one of a kind or a dozen.

The proceeds will go towards Imagine No Malaria.

We invite the entire church to participate and enjoy the cooking talents of the UMW women.

 

2014-11-16 Sermon Podcast – Wise Choices and Wonderful Words

Wise Choices and Wonderful Words – Pastor Jessica Terrell


Sermon Podcast

This Week’s Opportunities

Bethesda’s Best will meet this Thursday at noon for a covered dish Thanksgiving Feast.  We invite everyone, 50 and up to join us for a great meal and time of fellowship.  If you have never been, please come and check us out.  We would love to have you.

 

Monday – 6:30pm – Ladies Prayer Group

Wednesday – 2:30 – 7:30pm – Red Cross Blood Mobile will be here for the Blood Drive

5:30pm – Supper Thanksgiving Meal – Chicken and dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, collard greens, English peas, corn casserole, rolls, desserts: Fruit Cake, Pecan Pies, Pumpkin Pies, Chocolate Cake w/Icing, Coconut Cake, Hummingbird Cake

6:00pm – Bethesda Club for Kids

6:30pm – ESOL 6:30pm – Youth/Pioneer Club

6:30pm – Chancel Choir

6:30pm – Adult Bible Study

Thursday – 12:00Noon – Bethesda’s Best

Saturday – 7:30am – Run for God

9:00am – Bethesda Accountability Class

Sunday – 8:45 & 11:00am Worship

9:45am – Sunday School

5:30pm – Children’s Choir/Youth

Custodian Needed

We are in need of a Church custodian. The position is open to non-church members, and is a 30 hour position. In general, the custodian is responsible for the regular cleaning and maintenance of all Church buildings, including the Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, kitchen, education facilities, Pavilion and Chapel. If you know of anyone who might be interested in this position, please let us know or share this contact info with them. Thank you.

Cammie Jane Anderson

SPRC Chairperson

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Cammie Jane Anderson

andersoncjay {at} gmail(.)com

(770) 963-9736

 

UMW Agape Meeting (Date Change) Nov 18 – 6:30

The Agape Circle will meet on the 18th of November at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Isabel Stafford will provide the devotion.  Refreshments will be provided by Isabel Stafford and Janice Williams.

All are welcome.  We will be discussing the Mother Daughter Dinner and our 2015 Calendar of Programs and Missions.  Please join us as we plan for the upcoming events.

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