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“The Advocate” June 2020 edition

We have received the June edition of The Advocate. If you would like a hard copy, please send a request to the church office (office@bethelmethodistcolumbia.com; (803) 787-3058). For a pdf of The Advocate, please see the link below.  https://mcusercontent.com/2015acf1d949cdb39e19bd2bd/files/f8ea6bd9-f793-4504-8171-21a550759743/Advocate_June_2020_web.pdf We also still have hard copies of the May-June edition of The Upper Room (regular and large print). If you would like a…

05.31.20 Sunday Worship at Home

Sunday Worship at HomeBethel UMC Columbia | Rev. Julie Songer BelmanMay 31, 2020 Preparation:  Find a spot in your home for yourself/your family to engage in worship. Include your Bible, a candle, and a lighter or matches (or battery operated candle or low wattage table lamp), if possible. You might consider a small cross as well. Welcome: Thank you for joining us! Please…

Pentecost

“When the day of Pentecost came, they… were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Holy Spirit enabled them.” Acts 2:1,4 Dear friends, It has been quite a week.  There is so much racial tension happening in our country right now, and historically, the church has often stayed silent, when it could have spoken up as a prophetic voice. …

Survey toward resuming in-person worship

My friends, as we consider returning to in-person worship we are looking to the guidance of our Bishop, the CDC, our Healthcare and Government officials — but ultimately we want to make a decision that will best serve God’s people at Bethel United Methodist Columbia.  Your voice matters.  Will you please click the below link and answer a few questions, giving us…

Overcome evil with good…

 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 Dear Friends,  Thanks to all the rain it’s gotten hot and muggy this week! In an effort to go to the store less, and to better care for God’s creation, I’ve made the switch from my (beloved!) Smartwater bottles to a reusable water bottle. Trying to decide if I…

Three simple rules…

Dear Friends,1.  Our church is not closed.  Bethel UMC’s part of the Body of Christ is active and working,  worshiping and praying and playing together every day of the week, albeit in a different way.  So many of you have found ways to stay connected – Praise God! We are growing in the faith, through worship, virtual Sunday School lessons, Zoom chats,…