Youth Ministries at Bethel United Methodist Church in Forest Acres SC

At Bethel, youth are important!  Special programs are offered, which give the youth the opportunity to have fun, socialize, and learn more about being a Christian.

REVOLUTION!

Revolution for Youth (6th-12th grade) is January 29-31, 2016!  Revolution is a weekend in Columbia, SC where 3,500+ United Methodist Church youth come together to worship our awesome God!  If you have any questions please contact Lucy Kelly in the church office at 803.787.3058.

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Bethel’s United Methodist Youth Fellowship welcomes youth in grades 7 – 12.  Please contact the church office at 787-3058 or office@bethelmethodistcolumbia.com for more information and meeting times.  The program includes great games and activities, refreshments, and a program that addresses the needs and problems of that particular age group, and how solutions can be found through a Christian approach.  Our youth participate in service-oriented projects and enjoy extracurricular outings throughout the year.

Youth Outreach

The youth of Bethel are involved in various outreach projects throughout the year such as food drives for Harvest Hope Food Bank, collecting, raising, and sending funds to the United Methodist Children’s Ministry and the South Carolina Youth Service Fund.  Each winter our youth take part in the Souper Bowl campaign against hunger.  They are encouraged to take part in Homeworks, the Salkehatchie summer work camps, and collect school supplies for the Cooperative Ministry.  Quarterly the youth visit retirement centers and homebound members of Bethel.

Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC.

Missions

The youth and children of Bethel are involved in various mission projects throughout the year such as food drives for Harvest Hope Food Bank, collecting, raising and sending funds to the United Methodist Children’s Ministry and the South Carolina Youth Service Fund.  Each winter our youth take part in the Souper Bowl campaign against hunger.  They are encouraged to take part in Homeworks, the Salkehatchie summer work camps, and collect school supplies for the Cooperative Ministry.  Quarterly the youth visit retirement centers and homebound members of Bethel.

Retreats

Many opportunities for retreats are available for our youth. Revolution is sponsored by the United Methodist Conference set for Spring annually.  Youth from all over the state come to Columbia at the Colonial Life Arena to sing, hear wonderful speakers, enjoy the music of The Spark band, and to praise our Lord.  Go to scmyp.org/revolution.org  or send an email to revolution@scmyp.org for more information.

Summer Activities

During the summer months, youth are invited to participate in Vacation Bible School.  Asbury Hills United Methodist Church Camp offers many great adventures for all who attend.  Our youth are also encouraged to take part in the Salkehatchie and Immerse experiences and attend the Youth Annual Conference at Wofford College.

 

Immerse

From July 9-12, 2015 members of our youth attended the SCYMP Immerse Retreat at Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg, SC.  Their weekend was filled with inspiring worship (led this year by Rev. Tiffany Knowlin and worship leader Robert McMichael), family groups that offer a chance to process the weekend in a safe community of peers, breakout sessions that deal head on with relevant topics where faith and life intersect, great recreation time for fun and fellowship, and much more.

 

Salkehatchie

Some of our youth worked at Salkehatchie Camp Lake Murray from July 18-25, 2015.  Salkehatchie Summer Service is a pioneering servant ministry at selected sites in South Carolina involving high school and college age youth, adult community leaders and persons of different cultures in upgrading housing, motivating community cooperative efforts by helping persons to help themselves, and providing all participants with opportunities for personal growth and service.

Winter Jam 2015

We attend Winter Jam where we get to hear ten bands in one night!  The ongoing 2015 tour may be found at jamtour.com or follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/winterjam.

Youth Sunday is each Spring at Bethel United Methodist Church.

Youth Sunday

Each spring our youth plan and lead a morning worship service.  Graduating high school seniors are recognized during this time. This is a very special worship service anticipated by everyone each year.

Sunday School for our Youth

Sunday School classes are available for youth with loyal and loving teachers.