Little Free Library

Thank you all of your ongoing donations to our Little Free Library.  We have a good mix of fiction & nonfiction, secular & religious, ages & genres in the library.  Children's books are always the most popular and move the fastest.  Thank you for your continued support and donations.

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Bethesda’s Best – Gibbs Garden Trip – October 15th

Gibbs Garden Trip
Bethesda's Best will be going to Gibbs Garden on October 15th.  Tickets are $20, $18 for 65+.    Please sign up on the board in the fellowship hall so arrangements can be made for transportation.  We plan on leaving at 9;30 am, it is an hour drive to our destination.

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Agape Circle – October 13th @ 6:30PM

Agape Oct. 13
The Agape Circle will be meeting in the fellowship hall on October 13th at 6:30 pm.  Ruth Cabiness will be presenting our program about the Quinn House.  All are welcome.

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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hombroek

Nathan and Dani were married in Westminster, SC on Saturday, October 3rd. They will be living in Lawrenceville, GA.  Nathan is the son of Al and Bev Hombroek.  We pray God's blessings on Nathan and Dani as they begin their life together as husband and wife.

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Alex Bertram

Alex Bertram and Hanna Naukkarinen were married on September 18th in Finland.  Alex is the son of Scott and Kim Bertram.  Congratulations Alex and Hanna.  Their current address is Heikinkatu 2 A6,  Jyväskylä 40100 Finland >>

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UPCOMING CHILDREN MINISTRY EVENTS

Mark your calendars for these upcoming exciting events... October 11th. - Family Drive-in Movie Night October 25th. - Children's Sabbath (8:45 & 11:00 services), Cafe 45 5:30-7:00 p.m. October 29th.  - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (Costume Night), 5:00-8:00 p.m. October 31st. - Fall Fest/Trunk-or-Treat 3:00-5:00 p.m. November 8th. - JAM 3:30-5:00 p.m. If you would like to volunteer for any of these events please email Ms. Cheryl at cherylmiller@bethesdaunited.org  

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Family Movie Night – October 11th. 4 – 7 P.M.

It's only one week away. Check out all the details to our Family Drive In Movie Night by clicking the following link.....drive in movie night

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Thank You Scotty Scoggins

We are so grateful for the time that Scotty Scoggins has been on our staff and shared his gifts with us as Contemporary Worship Leader.  This past Sunday was his last official Sunday with us due to new responsibilities at his full time job.  Scotty, Bethesda loves you, thanks you and prays God's blessings on you.  

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Welcome Haase Family

The Haase family joined Bethesda at the 8:45 service this past Sunday.  They are transferring their membership to Bethesda from Cannon UMC in Lawrenceville.  Please give the Haase family a warm Bethesda welcome when you see them!

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Painting With a Purpose at Painting With a Twist – October 15, 6:45-9:00 p.m.

  • Painting with a Purpose
Everyone's invited! Bring a friend and a snack/drink to share. Let's get together for a creative evening of fun and fellowship! The cost is $35 per person with 1/2 of the proceeds benefiting Conference Missional Giving (Apportionments). Come for snacks and set up at 6:45 p.m. and painting will be 7:00-9:00 p.m. You can register on the Painting With a Twist (Lawrenceville) website. Let's start getting ready for the holidays! This is what we will be painting, but you can add your own creative touches!   Painting With a Twist 178 E Crogan St, Ste 230, Lawren...

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Heath Murphy Qualifies as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Heath Murphy National Merit Semifinalist
Congratulations to Heath Murphy for qualifying as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. Heath is a senior at Brookwood High School, is a member of the Bethesda Youth Group and sings bass in the Bethesda Chancel Choir. In their junior year of high school, students take the PSAT, and their scores determine if they will be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship. According the the National Merit Scholar Program: "In each annual National Merit Scholarship Program, about 50,000 academically talented high school students are honored, but only some 16,000 of them ...

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This Week at Bethesda

Thank you, Beth Tuttle for the nice comment and picture you made on the sanctuary altar this past Sunday.  Thanks to Brenda Falkler, our Worship Chairperson for setting this up.  Thought you would enjoy the picture.   The roses were in honor of our new babies: Caleb James Schwindt and Annabelle Frances Fewell. Tuesday - The Agape Circle will meet on September 8th at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Cathy Schulte from “Hugs for Soldiers” will be presenting our program.  All are welcome to join us for this presentation.  Our mission this month is Hugs for ...

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Ben Neilson’s Blog from Japan

Ben Neilson is spending the next year in Japan as part of a study abroad program. You can follow him by going to his blog http://ben-kun.com.  You can also subscribe to get daily e-mails when he posts that day.

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No Fellowship Bible Study This Monday Due to Labor Day Holiday

Fellowship Bible Study will not be meeting this Monday night due to the Labor Day Holiday, but we will be back at the Universal Joint on Monday, September 14 at our usual time of 7pm. We hope to see you then!

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Matters of the Heart: Lessons from the Life of David Sermon Series Starts this Week

David Series Finding Blessings
Pastor Jessica's sermon series on the life of David starts this Sunday, September 6 with Finding Blessings: 1 Samuel 15: 34-16:13. Be there! You won't want to miss any of this series.

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UMW Agape Circle Meeting, September 8th, 6:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall

Agape Circle Meeting Sept. 8
The Agape Circle will meet on September 8th at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Cathy Schulte from "Hugs for Soldiers" will be presenting our program.  All are welcome to join us for this presentation. Our mission this month is Hugs for Soldiers. Donations of any of the following items for the soldiers would be greatly appreciated. Canned food, meat, tuna, pasta.  Beef Jerky/Slim Jims.  Individual packets of powdered drink mix.  Band Aids.  Fingernail clippers.  Nuts/Sunflower seeds.   Individual serving size snack crackers.  Instant oatmeal packets.  Hot ...

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Christian Comedienne Chonda Pierce

Join us for an evening of good, clean comedy! Chonda Pierce along with Lindsey McCaul and Karyn Williams will be performing in Chonda's "Focus on the Funny" tour. Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, GA 30084 October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Contact Janice Williams for information about tickets. Group rates for 10 or more people! Christian music station 104.7 The Fish is sponsoring this fun event.

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Remember, no Sunday School this Sunday, instead hot biscuit bar in the fellowship hall!

Biscuit Bar This Sunday
  That's right, we invite everyone, all ages to join us in the fellowship hall at 9:45am this Sunday, August 30th during the Sunday hour (9:45am - 10:30am) for a Biscuit Bar.  What is a Biscuit Bar?  Biscuits, biscuits and more biscuits, Carole Martin's homemade jams, butter, gravy, bacon and sausage (provided by Jud Williams), chicken tenders, sliced tomatoes, sliced cheese (provided by Margie Franklin), orange juice and coffee and fresh fruit.

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Matters of the Heart: Lessons from the Life of David – Sermon Series Starting Sept. 6

David Sermon Series
More than any other character in the Bible, David shows us the highs and lows of human nature. Like us, David is a person who has both deep faith in God and deep flaws in his character. Over the next six weeks, we will look at some of the pivotal moments in this shepherd boy turned king's life and see what lessons we can learn from him and from other characters in his story. The series begins September 6. See you there!   September 6: Finding Blessings: 1 Samuel 15: 34-16:13 September 13) Facing Giants: 1 Samuel 17: 32-49 September 20) Fighting the ...

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Irish Methodist Peace Activist at Bethesda UMC This Sunday!

Pastor Gary Mason
Dear Bethesda UMC Family and Friends, This Sunday you have a unique opportunity to hear the Rev. Dr. Gary Mason, an Irish Methodist pastor and activist who’s played a central role in the Northern Irish peace process. Gary has been recognized by both the British and the American administrations for being at the forefront of efforts to end the violence in Northern Ireland and restore unity. He has hosted a number of groups caught up in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.  More recently he has been invited to work with groups in the U.S. around the complex topic of ...

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