Bethesda UMC is hosting the Atlanta-Emory District UMW Meeting this Saturday

All ladies are invited to join us at 9:30am in the fellowship hall for the District Spiritual Mission Meeting from 9:30-12:00 this Saturday, August 26th.  The UMW in our District Churches will bring their Mission Projects so that we all can have a visual of what each church is involved in for Missions.  Breakfast will be served.

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Safe Sanctuaries and Ignite Student Ministries Service Project

Safe Sanctuaries Volunteer Training- Sunday 8/27 This training is mandatory for all volunteers who wish to serve in Children’s or Student Ministries this upcoming year. 12-1PM. Food will be provided. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall.   Ignite Student Ministries August Service Project Student Ministries is collecting donated bags of dog food and powdered laundry detergent. Everyone is invited to participate in donating the needed items. Students will divide the bags of dog food into 1 cup baggies for the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter and the powdered ...

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This Week at Bethesda

Monday – August 21 – 10:00am - Prayer Group – Fellowship Hall 5:30pm – Fellowship Bible Study – Universal Joint in Lawrenceville Wednesday – August 23 – 5:30pm – Supper - If you do not have standing reservations, please contact the church office by noon on Monday to make reservations for this week.  If you are unable to keep your reservation this week, cancellations must be made by noon today.  Remember, your reservation is a commitment to pay. MENU - Meatloaf, mac and cheese, green beans, rolls, dessert 6:30pm – Student Ministry – Pavilion 6...

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Thanks for Clipping

The Children's Department along with the Preschool are raising money to update our playground equipment. By clipping Box Tops and bringing those in, you will be helping raise funds to replace our picnic table and benches. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents...if turned in by October 1st their value will double to 20 cents! There will be bright colored boxes placed throughout the church for your Box Top donations. See Lynn Moncrief for a list of products that support Box Tops Thanks for all of your support!

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Ignite Student Ministries August Service Project!

From today until next Wednesday, 8/23, Student Ministries will be collecting donated bags of dog food and powdered laundry detergent.  Everyone is invited to participate in donating the needed items. Students will divide the bags of dog food into 1 cup baggies for the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter and the powdered laundry detergent into smaller baggies for Village of Hope.   Donations needed: Dog food Powdered Laundry Detergent Sandwich Size Freezer Ziploc Bags   Please drop off your donated items to Elyse’s office located inside the ...

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Ignite Student Ministries – Sunday 8/20

Back 2 School Bowling Bash @ Brunswick Zone Lilburn Lanes 5:30-7:30 PM Bring $5 for shoes and money for food Drop off and Pick up at Brunswick Zone Lilburn Lanes Address: 3835 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30044

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Great Things Happening This Week!

DON'T MISS OUT ON THESE EVENTS! Wednesday night is the last of our summer "Hoe Down" programs.  Thank you so much to Bev Hombroek and the Action Committee for putting this great programs together for us.  Every Wednesday night supper and program will begin on August 23.  This week we have the Contemporary Gospel Choir from Mount Calvary UMC from Lawrenceville coming to enjoy dinner with us and do a 20-25 minute music program sharing some wonderful contemporary gospel songs.  If you do not have reservations, please call or e-mail the church office by noon TODAY ...

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Bethesda’s Best – September 14th – Day Trip to Jaemor Farms!

BETHESDA’S BEST Day trip and lunch – September 14th (2nd Thursday of the month) To:   Jaemor Farms and Orchards – Alto, GA then lunch at the Atlanta Highway Fish Market (great seafood, roast beef sandwiches, etc.) Drivers are needed for this outing (gas money will be provided). Please sign up on the list in the fellowship hall or email Brenda Falkler - BAF47@aol.com or Janice Williams - janicewilliams5011@yahoo.com to rsvp or with questions.

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United Methodist Men’s Breakfast

This is a reminder that this Sunday, August 13th all men are invited to Bethesda UMC Fellowship Hall at 7:30am for a delicious breakfast.  This is a great time to fellowship with the men of the church.  Hope that you will all attend.

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UMW Cookbooks are here!

Need to 'Feed the Flock'? No worries.....the UMW Cookbooks are here! They are only $14 and will be make a great gift for a friend and a wonderful addition to your kitchen! Please see Debra Rogers to pick one up today or if you would like it mailed please add $3.25 for shipping!

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Celebrating our new D.S. Rev. Dr. Mike Long!

Bethesda celebrates the appointment of Rev. Dr. Mike Long as the District Superintendent of the Atlanta-Emory District of the United Methodist church.  

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This Week at Bethesda

Monday – August 7 – 10:00am - Prayer Group – Fellowship Hall 5:30pm – Bible Study – Universal Joint in Lawrenceville Wednesday, August 9 - 6:00 - 7:00pm - Youth - Pavilion (Welcome social for our new Youth Director, Elyse Cooke) Saturday, August 12 - 8:00am - BUMC Fit Class - Chapel Sunday, August 13 - 7:30am - Men's Breakfast - Fellowship Hall 8:45am - "The Table" - Contemporary Worship -Chapel 9:45am - Sunday School for all ages 11:00am - Traditional Worship - Sanctuary 12:30pm - Finance Meeting - Fellowship Hall 5:30pm - Youth - Pavilion

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Rev. Dr. Mike Long – Atlanta Emory District Superintendent – Installation Service

Members and Friends of Bethesda: You are invited to attend the installation service for our new District Superintendent, the Rev. Dr. Mike Long. The service will be August 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary of Lawrenceville First UMC, 395 W Crogan St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 .

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This Week at Bethesda

Monday – July 31 – 5:30pm – Bible Study – Universal Joint in Lawrenceville Wednesday – August 2 – 3:30 – 7:30pm – Blood Drive – Fellowship Hall 6:30pm – Choir Practice – Choir Room Saturday, August 5 – 8:00am - BUMC Fitness – Chapel Youth Float Trip (you will be notified of the time) Sunday, August 6 – 8:45am – “The Table” – Rev. John Whatley preaching 9:45am – Sunday School 11:00am – Traditional Worship – Rev. John Whatley Preaching

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Backpack Blessing

  Don't forget that this Sunday, August 6 at the 8:45 and 11:00 services is our Backpack Blessing. Please bring school backpacks, computer bags, lunch bags or anything you can carry to work or school to be blessed. Through God's Love, Lynn Moncrief  

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Upcoming Events

It seems that Summer has flown by as school is scheduled to start on August 7th.  As school begins so does our regular activities. These are important dates to keep in mind... Popcorn and a Movie - Wednesday, July 26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Backpack Blessing - Sunday, August 6 at the 8:45 and 11:00 services. Please bring school backpacks, computer bags, lunch bags or anything you carry to school or work. Wonderful Wednesdays - Our programming will begin Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm. I look forward to seeing all the children this Wednesday in the chapel for ...

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July 30th – 5th Sunday Worship in Song Followed by an Ice Cream Social

On July 30th Fifth Sunday Worship in Song - combined service at 10:30 in the Sanctuary.  The Praise Team, the Chancel Choir, and the children's choir be singing some of your favorite songs, and Miles will be leading some of your favorite hymns. DESSERT BEFORE LUNCH!  That's right! Immediately following Worship in Song service. Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall! Everyone loves ice cream and this is the best time of year to enjoy it with friends.

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BLOOD DRIVE

The next blood drive is scheduled for Wed. August 2, 2017 in the fellowship hall from 3:30-7:30. All donors will receive a free $5.00 Target gift card. Thank you for giving the gift of life!

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

August 2nd will be our next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Bethesda United Methodist Church from 3:30 to 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.  All those who donate blood will receive a $5 Target gift card.

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This Week at Bethesda!

Monday – July 24 – 10:00am - Prayer Group – Fellowship Hall 5:30pm – Bible Study – Universal Joint in Lawrenceville Wednesday – July 26 – 6:30pm – Choir Practice – Choir Room 6:00pm – Youth Scavenger Hunt – Oakland Cemetery Saturday, July 29 – 8:00am - BUMC Fitness – Chapel Sunday, July 30 - 9:45am – Sunday School for all ages 10:30am – Worship in Song – Sanctuary Followed by a church-wide Ice Cream Social – Fellowship Hall 5:30pm – Youth – Pavilion

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