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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Dear Bethel, This morning in worship we begin a year-long journey through the Gospel of Mark. Each week we will look at a story from this ancient text and discover it’s meaning for our lives today.  My goal is for us to learn the details of the gospel and to find the ways our lives—being lived two millennia later—are already woven into these stories. …

Wednesday Spiritual Focus 05.06.2020

“The Lord goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8 Hello my friends, As our lives change from week to week, you all continue to be in my prayers!. Here are some resources to support you this week: Guided Meditation: Friendly Wishes is based on…

Update on Worship plans at Bethel UMC

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 Dear Friends, The last few weeks have been the most remarkable in my 12 years of ministry.  Our social media accounts and news stories are replete with people acting selfishly, empty grocery store shelves, frustration with government officials, economic ruin, and rising infection and death rates.  Nevertheless, it has been…

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

Dear friends,  The coronavirus pandemic has curtailed most plans for in-person Earth Day celebrations this week. But there are many ways to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day at home and in your neighborhood.  1. Observe and wonder. Begin a weekly ritual of settling into a circle of nature for a few minutes of observation, contemplation, and appreciation. Maybe your yard, or a green space during…

Worship at Home | First Sunday of Eastertide

Jesus said, “Do not doubt but believe.”Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”John 20:27-28 Blessings to you this first Sunday of Eastertide! You may find our worship service on YouTube and posted to our Bethel UMC Facebook page at 9am Sunday morning.  You will also be able to access it any time after. An order of worship is shared below.  Today’s…