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Celebrating Birthdays During COVID-19

Dear Friends,  July is my birthday month, and although I am sure with COVID-19 it will be unlike any other birthday, I am still looking forward to celebrating.  I believe tradition, spiritual practice, and ceremony can be a way to add meaning to our days, that we might capture them and engrave them on our hearts. I love hearing stories from church members and…

Sunday Worship

Good morning, friends! We invite you to join us for worship today! Due to the holiday weekend and our later-in-the-week decision not to hold in-person worship in the sanctuary this week, our virtual worship will look a little different than it has previously; however, we continue to give thanks that we are able to provide you with an opportunity to connect with…

Effective July 1, 2020: In-Person Worship Suspended

Beloved Friends, Each week, your pastors, staff, and leadership at Bethel read, watch, and prayerfully consider the most recent news reports regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus and its effects on our community. Unfortunately, the virus is not slowing down. The state of South Carolina has reported record numbers of positive cases for the last several weeks, with Richland County’s numbers continuing to rise.  Faithfully following…

Sunday Worship 06.21.20

Sunday Worship at HomeBethel UMC Columbia | Rev. Julie Songer BelmanJune 21, 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! We…

You’re invited to worship…

“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth!” 1 Corinthians 3:6 Good morning, friends, We invite you to join us for worship today! If you choose to worship virtually, you may find today’s service on YouTube, posted to our Bethel UMC Facebook page and shared on our Bethel website. Links to these sites and an order of worship are shared below.  If…

With what shall I come before the Lord?

“With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my…