Youth Ministries at Bethel United Methodist Church in Forest Acres SC

At Bethel, youth are very important!  There are special programs offered, which give our youth the opportunity to have fun, socialize, and learn more about being a Christian.  Please take a look at our Youth Programs below.

Youth will meet today 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. in The Zone.

Lunch Outing after Church on Sunday, October 21, 2018
Bring money for food and we will all go to eat for lunch as a group.

Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, October 28, 2018

For more information about activities at Bethel, contact Jason Barrs, Director of Family Ministries bjasonbarrs@gmail.com.

UMYF

Bethel’s United Methodist Youth Fellowship welcomes youth in grades 7-12.  Please contact the church office at 803.787.3058 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.

Some of our youth work at Salkehatchie Camp Lake Murray.  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.

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.