Knowing, Loving, Serving…
So the World Will Know Christ’s Love

Fellowship through Small Groups

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Matthew 18:20

Bethel Fellowship Groups

Fellowship around the world and at Bethel United Methodist.

Neighborhood Groups meet regularly for spiritual transformation and fellowship.  You can call or email our church office to find a group that suits your time and location.

Together, let’s strengthen our connections with Christ and each other!”

Lois McNair’s Neighborhood Group

For information on this group, please contact the church office at 803.787.3058.

Kimberly Wilson’s Neighborhood Group

Contact the church office or Kimberly Wilson at 803.315.6578 for meeting dates and more information.

Bonnie Lutz’s Neighborhood Group

This new neighborhood group meets the third Saturday of each month at the Chick-fil-a on Decker Blvd.  Come enjoy a good breakfast and good fellowship.  Everyone is welcome.

Family Night Supper

Join us at Family Night Supper at Bethel UMC Columbia!Share a covered dish supper with family and friends.  We will enjoy a meal together followed by a brief program.  Check the calendar of events for specific dates and times as they are scheduled.

Bethel United Methodist Women

The UMW is an organization of women whose purpose is to be a community seeking to know God, to develop supportive fellowship, and to be in mission to others.  Activities and programs focus on women’s and children’s concerns, social issues, ecumenical relations, Bible Study, personal growth and caring interaction. Monthly meetings are held September through May and include either a social hour with refreshments, breakfast, supper or tea.  Please refer to the Calendar of Events for specific information.  Child care is provided.  Smaller groups called circles also meet monthly in members’ homes.  Any woman may join the UMW, and being a church member is not a requirement.

Bethel United Methodist Men

United Methodist Men's Fellowship working the kitchen 2023.United Methodist Men is a fellowship of men who seek to grow spiritually and who seek to bring Jesus Christ into all their relationships.  This group undertakes several service projects for the congregation and community.  They meet monthly – September through May – on the 2nd Saturdays at 8:30 a.m., for breakfast, inspiration, and a program.  The men host a fundraising barbecue in the spring (chicken) and in the fall (pork).


Walk to Emmaus

Walk to Emmaus in the Midlands.Many of Bethel UMC’s members have participated in the Walk to Emmaus, a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The 72-hour retreat weekend under the leadership of laity and clergy includes presentations, discussion groups, communion, meditation and prayer. Men and women attend separate weekends.

To participate in the walk contact Emmaus of the Midlands.

For more program information see the Emmaus website.

Bethel Youth Groups

Youth group had a great adventure zip lining!Youth groups are having great adventures throughout the year at Bethel Methodist Columbia. Come join in the fun and exciting events young people are discovering with our youth groups!

Christian Education

At Bethel, everyone is invited to our educational classes during Sunday School hours. Classes are in the Education Building and are intended for all members and guests.

If you are interested in finding out more, read about our educational offerings.

Outreach Makes A Difference!

As Christians, we will continue supporting outreach missions locally as well as around our world. There are many different missions we are working on. If you’re interested, please take a moment to find out about any outreach mission(s) you’d like to help support.

Let’s continue making a difference!

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts of AmericaBoy Scout Troop 324, which meets every Monday in “The Hut” behind the Pool Activity Building, has been an important part of Bethel UMC since 1953. Since that time, our troop has produced over 60 Eagle Scouts! Participants have fun in scouting’s many outdoor-oriented activities.

For meeting schedule information contact the church office at 803.787.3058.

Cub Scouts

Akela Cub Scout logo.Bethel UMC is excited to be hosting a Cub Scout Troop for boy’s 1st Grade or 7 yrs old through 5th Grade. The pack meets every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Scout Hut.

For meeting schedule information contact the church office at 803.787.3058.