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Jack and Charlie Kreider Baptized

Kreider family Baptism

Heather, Charlie, Jack and Damon Kreider with Pastor Jessica

Jack and Charlie Kreider, sons of Heather and Damon Kreider, were baptized by Pastor Jessica during the 11:00 service this past Sunday.  Please welcome Jack and his little brother Charlie into the family of Christ.

Aubree Elyse Brown Baptized

Aubree Elyse Brown was baptized at the 11:00 service this morning.  Aubree is the daughter of Scott and Bree Brown.  Please welcome Aubree into the Bethesda Church family.

Congratulations to this year’s Confirmands!

Let’s send out a big Bethesda congratulations to our two new confirmands, Brandon Gilliam and Nick Kitchen.  Both were confirmed during the 11:00 service this week.  Way to go, guys!

Welcome, Cary Beth Garretson!

Cary Beth Garretson

Cary Beth Garretson

On Sunday, December 15th, Cary Beth Garretson became the newest member of our church family.  Please give a warm welcome to Cary Beth.

Welcome New Members!


Nick, Jim, Brandon and Noel Kitchen

Let’s give a warm Bethesda welcome to the Kitchen family. They became members of our church at the 11:00 service on August 18th.

Picnic Pictures

What a day we had at this year’s picnic!  Lots of delicious food (as always), a huge waterslide, some horseshoes, a softball game, and of course, lots of fellowship with our brothers and sisters at Bethesda.  There were even a few new faces to be seen, including our brand new pastor, Reverend Jessica Terrell. I took a lot of pictures, so if you don’t see one of you here, check the slideshow on our picture page or go straight to our photostream on Flickr.  Enjoy!


Family Portrait

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Gastons Baptized


Jalen, Serena and Seth Gaston

Jalen, Serena and Seth Gaston were baptized at the 11:00 service on May 12.  Please welcome them into the family of Christ.

Welcome, Barbara Williams!

Give a big Bethesda welcome to our newest member, Barbara Williams!  Barbara joined our church on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the 11:00 AM service.


Eli Banas Baptized

Joe, Eli and Allison Banas

Joe, Eli and Allison Banas

Joe and Allison Banas’ son, Eli Banas, was baptized at the 11:00 service on September 23rd, 2012.  Please welcome Eli into Bethesda’s church family!

Program Update & Reminder – Agape Circle meets Tues, Sept 11 at 7:00 pm

All are welcome! You don’t want to miss this month’s speaker! Please come and hear Carol Smith speak about the Shoebox Ministry and what we can all do to support this wonderful ministry.

The UMW Agape Circle will have our next meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall at church at 444 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA  30044.

 Ice-breaker/game will be lead by Becky Mitchell. The Devotion will be lead by Claudia Dickens. Snacks will be provided by Debra Rogers and Sandie Brooks. Our program will be Carol Smith speaking to us about the Shoebox Ministry.

 The mission project for September is BUMC’s Mini Wesley Walk. Please bring a box of “Icey Pops” that come unfrozen for our young walkers. The prayer focus for September is:  Police and Fire (all first responders), UMW General Board of Global Ministries staff member – Brian G. Dugan

All women are invited to join our Circle. We hope you will drop in and join us in worship, mission, and fun! We always have refreshments to enjoy along with wonderful fellowship!

Leah Grace Waters Baptized

Pastor John, Adam, Sara and Leah Grace Waters

Pastor John, Adam, Sara and Leah Grace Waters

Leah Grace Waters, daughter of Sara and Adam Waters, was baptized at the 11:00 service on August 26, 2012.  Please welcome Leah Grace into Bethesda’s church family!

Congratulations, Hunter Mann

Mann Family

Hunter, third from right, and the Mann family

Hunter Mann was baptized on August 12th during the 11:00 service.  Please congratulate Hunter and welcome him to the Bethesda family!

Welcome, Confirmands!

Confirmation 2012

David Niles, Elijah Sestak and Calvin Pinchon

Please welcome this year’s crop of confirmands to Bethesda’s family.  David Niles, Calvin Pinchon and Elijah Sestak completed their confirmation classes and became full members of our church on June 24, 2012.  Congratulations to all three of them!

Welcome New Members

We are delighted to welcome the following new members:

Jason and Tara Vantroost and their three children: Maci, Matthew MacKenzie

Mrs. Connie Vantroost

Ken and Karen Fewell and their two children: MaKenna and Gavin

Mrs. Wyvanne Browne


Welcome New Members!

Sharon and Ray Crain

Please welcome Ray and Sharon Crain to Bethesda’s family.  They joined our church at the 11:00 service on February 19th.

Announcing our newest member!

Meet Leah Grace Waters born to Adam and Sara Waters, Sunday, January 15, 2012, 8 lbs 7oz and 21 inches long. Mommy, baby, and daddy are all doing well. Look at that beautiful head of hair! Congratulations Sara and Adam!

Cooper Echols Baptized and Echols Family Joins Bethesda

Erin, Cooper, Neal and Jackson Echols

Please give the Echols family a warm Bethesda welcome!  Neal and Erin Echols, and their children Jackson and Cooper, joined the church on December 18, 2011.  Cooper was baptized that morning as well.

Welcome, Pealock Family!

Steve, Michelle, Maddox and Hanna Pealock

Please give a warm Bethesda welcome to the most recent family to join our church.  Steve and Michelle Pealock and their children Maddox and Hannah joined during the 11:00 service on October 23rd.

Welcome, Khadijah Craig!

Khadijah Craig

Khadijah Craig

Khadijah Craig became a member of Bethesda on October 23rd at the 11:00 service.  Welcome, Khadija!

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