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So the World Will Know Christ’s Love

Fellowship through Small Groups

Fellowship around the world and at Bethel United Methodist.

Bethel Fellowship Groups

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.

Bill Hulbert’s Neighborhood Group

Bill Hulbert’s Neighborhood Group is studying the book of Luke.  We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday at 7:00 p.m.  We meet at a different home each month and members share in leading the lesson.  If anyone who is not already a member is interested in joining, please call Bill Hulbert at 803.787.2077.  For information on this group, please contact the church office at 803.787.3058.

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 SupperJoin us at Family Night Supper at Bethel UMC!

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 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

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 GroupsYouth group had a great adventure zip lining!

Youth groups are having great adventures throughout the year at Bethel Methodist Columbia. Come and join in the fun and exciting events young people are discovering!

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 and 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.

Girl Scouts

Bethel UMC has a Daisy Girl Scout Troop for girls 5K through 1st Grade. For meeting schedule information contact the church office at 803.787.3058.Girl Scouts logo