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VBS Kickoff Dinner – Wednesday, June 6th @ 5:30pm

All children, pre-school – 5th grade are invited to join us on a Rolling River Journey!  We will go on amazing adventures alongside Jesus, His disciples & friends. We will have Bible stories, music, crafts, outside games, snacks, science experiments and much more. Let’s all take a leap of faith to discover our strength in God and to give us courage in our faith to live His truth each day! VBS Kickoff Dinner! Wednesday, June 6th, 5:30 pm MENU: ribs, baked beans, roasted potatoes, slaw and s'mores for dessert! $3 for children (10 & under)  $5 for adults (11 & up) RSVP @ Athelmorris@bethesdaunited.org&...

Great Day of Service, Sat. April 28th 8:30 – 12:00

We need volunteers to help serve our community in the following ways: Passing out water bottles at Sweetwater and Bethesda Parks Food Drive - collect canned foods for Lawrenceville Co-Op Picking up trash along Bethesda School and Bethesda Church Roads Making Tutus for the Children's Hospital Baking cookies to be taken to the local Fire Stations Sign up sheets are available in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Jack Tuttle or Judy Wood.

Horn Lake High School Choir Concert, Friday, April 13th at 7:00pm

Bethesda Family, you do not want to miss the Horn Lake High School Choir Concert that will be on Friday, April 13th at 7:00pm here in our Sanctuary. We are the lucky church that is getting to host this talented group of young people who are touring the Southeast on their choir trip this spring. We shared their accomplishments in an earlier post, but now we are going to share some of their angelic voices. Make sure to invite your friends and family to this concert, and be sure to bring a side dish or two to the potluck dinner in their honor at 5:30pm before the concert.

Valentine Dinner and Dance on Saturday, February 17th

Make your reservations now for our Valentine Dinner and Dance. This is an event for the whole family to enjoy, with food prepared by John and Shannon Mangano and entertainment by Brock Derringer. The price is $10 per person. Children under 10 are $5. The dinner starts at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Reservations need to be turned in by February 14th. You may make your reservation here on our website form, or fill out a paper form in the church Narthex and turn it in during the church service,  email  our church office at church@bethesdaunited.org or call at 770-921-3753, or email Athel at athelmorris@gmail.com.   ...

No Fellowship Bible Study Tonight

Fellowship Bible Study will be cancelled tonight due to scheduling conflicts. We will resume next Monday night. Hope to see you then!

Matthew Middleton Underwood Baptized on Sunday, September 10th

Matthew Middleton Underwood was baptized by Pastor Dana in the 11:00 service on Sunday, September 10th. Matthew is the son of John and Dana Underwood and the grandson of Chuck  and Ruth Underwood. Welcome to Bethesda, Matthew! May God's blessings be upon you! 

UMCOR Cleaning Kits – You Can Help!

  Bethesda Family and Friends Thank you for your generous contributions to the United Methodist Committee and Hurricane Relief Fund! We raised over $600 for UMCOR -- 100% of your money will go to people affected by the storm. As relief efforts ramp-up for Harvey and Hurricane Irma bears down on the Southeast, we invite you to participate in tangible ways now by putting together a Cleaning Kit or a Hygiene Kit for those affected by these storms. We'll have Cleaning Kit and Hygiene Kit lists available here at Bethesda this Sunday morning. You can also check out the lists below or by going here. We'll be collecting relief kits through ...

Homecoming is Sunday, August 20th

Homecoming at Bethesda is Sunday, August 20th. We will be having one worship service at 10:30 AM with our amazing Homecoming Covered Dish Luncheon following the service. Our speaker this year is the Revered Dr. Thomas Elliott, Jr.  Thomas Elliott, Jr. is an Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University where he serves as Director of Contextual Education II, Teaching Parish, and Ministry Internships, and teaches “Polity of the United Methodist Church,” “Leadership in the Small Membership Church,” and “Contemporary Wesleyan Spirituality and the Means of Grace” in the area of ...

Welcome to Our Newest Member, Rose Skold

Rose Skold became our newest member of Bethesda on Sunday, July 9th. Rose joined Bethesda at the 8:45 AM service by profession of faith. You have probably seen Rose around Bethesda already, but make sure to give her a hearty welcome for joining the Bethesda family!

Sizzlin’ Summer Study: What Makes You Happy – Starting May 28th

Summer is a time to slow down. Relax in shorts, t-shirts and flip flops. Sip on some cool lemonade in the shade. It’s also a great time for a laid-back, come as you are, come when you can Bible study! You’re invited to join one of our small groups for the six-week study, “What Makes You Happy” by Andy Stanley. In this video-based series Andy reveals what makes us happy and explores the three things all happy people have in common. Study starts the week of May 28th at several different times and places: Tuesday evenings at 7:00 at Eric and Robin’s home led by Pastor Dana; Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, led by Carolyn ...

Trinity Soup Kitchen Sunday – March 26th

On Sunday, March 26th, Bethesda will be helping at the Trinity Soup Kitchen in Atlanta. This is a very special mission project and thought of as a Bethesda tradition.  It takes many hands to make enough sandwiches for that day. For that reason, we will all be pitching in during the Sunday School hour to make sandwiches to take down to the Trinity Soup Kitchen to serve the hungry on that Sunday. For more information, please contact Judy Wood.

Pictures from Mother-Child Dinner

Here are some pictures taken at the Mother-Child dinner last month.  Hope you enjoy them!

March Mission – Layette Kits for United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

The new mission for March is building layette kits for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).  Many women do not  have swaddling clothes with which to welcome their child into the world.  Layette kits provide basic supplies for their baby's needs.  This mission serves women in the United States as well as other countries.  Each Layette kit includes:  (all items must be new and unwashed): 6 Cloth diapers (prefolded or plain cloth diapers only), 2 undershirts or onesies, 2 washcloths infant size only, 2 gowns or sleepers, 2 diaper pins (must have protective plastic closures), 1 sweater or jacket (must open from ...

Give It Up! A Lenten Study for Adults Beginning March 8

Join Pastor Dana on Wednesday nights at 6:30 for this six-week study, Give It Up! by Dottie Escobedo Frank. This Lenten study looks at things like social media, phones, the noise of life and focus on the external that can hold our attention, occupy our minds and monopolize our time, isolating us from God and the world around us. Imagine taking on the challenge of giving up each of these for a week during Lent! Come and join us for the challenge and lively discussion on this journey of self discovery, where we experience how the power of release brings great gain -- a stronger relationship with Christ. Cost: $10 for study ...

Chili Cookoff This Sunday, January 29th, After the 10:30 Service

The Youth will be hosting the Annual Bethesda Chili Cookoff this Sunday, January 29th after the 10:30am service (one service this Sunday) in the Fellowship Hall. This is a fund raiser for the Youth for their upcoming retreats and summer camps. The Chili Cookoff will work a little differently this year than it has in the past. This year, instead of having a few judges, everyone will be judging the chili. You will choose your favorite chili by your donation. If you like a chili, put some money toward it. The chili with the most contributions will win the coveted Golden Spoon Award! As we all know, Bethesda has some terrific cooks, so bring a hungry ...

A Disciple’s Path: Church-Wide Study Starts in January

We will be starting a church-wide study of discipleship entitled "A Disciple's Path," which is a getting back to the basics of being a Methodist. This is for everyone in the church to be a part of, adults, youth and children. Workbooks for adults are available for purchase for $9, and Optional Companion Readers are $7. Classes begin on January 18th and 22nd. The study times are as follows: Sundays 9:45am - Adults Sundays 6:30pm - Youth Wednesdays 6:30pm - Children & Adults Contact the church office for more information at 770-921-3753 or church@bethesdaunited.org.

Santa Supper – Saturday, December 17th at 5:00 PM

Everyone is invited to the Santa Supper on Saturday, December 17th at 5:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Hamburgers with Santa are provided by the United Methodist Men. Santa will be making his annual appearance for all of the children to visit with him personally. 

Bethesda Chancel Choir Cantata is this Sunday, Dec. 11th at 11:00am

The Bethesda Chancel Choir, under the direction of Miles Gaultney and accompanied by Kayse Harshaw on piano, will be presenting their Christmas Cantata entitled "Invitation to a Miracle" by Joseph Martin on this Sunday, December 11th, during the 11:00am service in the Sanctuary. We invite you to come to this performance to hear the Christmas story presented in song and in dramatic reading. Come celebrate the third Sunday in Advent by listening to the Cantata!

Unfrozen Christmas Play – This Sunday at 11:00AM

Everyone is invited to join us this Sunday at the 11:00am service to see our very own Spread the Word Children's Choir perform "Unfrozen." The kids have been working hard. You won't want to miss this special Sunday in our Advent season!

Information for Those Planning on Walking with the Bethesda Float on Friday, Dec. 2nd – Lawrenceville Christmas Parade

If you are planning to walk along with the Bethesda UMC’s Gingerbread Church float in the Christmas Parade here are a few things you need to know/do. WALKER RESPONSIBILITIES: This event is for ALL ages. The route is approximately 1 mile Each walker needs to be dressed in holiday style – as crazy as you wish. Perhaps a Santa hat or an Elf hat or even a holiday sweater? Each walker need to have some kind of lights….as many as you wish! These can be battery operated Christmas lights, glow stick lights, flash lights, battery operated lanterns, etc. Walkers may hand out candy (please don’t throw it!) Please bring what you would like ...