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Youth Ministries at Bethel Methodist Columbia in Forest Acres SC

At Bethel Methodist Columbia, our youth are very special and vital to the growth of our future generations!

Our Youth Ministries offer special programs that give our children the opportunity to have fun, socialize, and learn more about being a Christian.

Please take a moment to look at our Youth Programs below. And join us as we continue growing with God!

Bethel Youth

For more information about youth activities at Bethel Methodist Columbia, contact —————
Director of Family Ministries at —————.

Children's ministries at Bethel Methodist Columbia.

United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF)

Youth Fellowship Group

Bethel’s United Methodist Youth Fellowship welcomes students in grades 7-12. Please contact the church office at 803.787.3058 or for more information and meeting times. The program includes great games and activities, refreshments, and a program that addresses the needs and problems of that group. A process for finding solutions are also taught through a Christian approach. Our young ones participate in service-oriented projects and enjoy extracurricular outings throughout the year.


Youth Outreach

Harvest Hope Food Bank logo.The children of Bethel are involved in various outreach projects throughout the year. Outreach activities include food drives for Harvest Hope Food Bank, collecting, raising, and sending funds to the United Methodist Children’s Ministry and the South Carolina Youth Service Fund.

  Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina.


There are various missions the young people of Bethel Methodist Columbia support throughout the year. Highlights include some of our outreach activities: Harvest Hope Food Bank, collecting, raising and sending funds to the United Methodist Children’s Ministry as well as the South Carolina Youth Service Fund.

During the winter, our young ones take part in the Souper Bowl campaign against hunger. Our youth ministry also continues to support Homeworks, the Salkehatchie summer work camps, and the Cooperative Ministry. Quarterly our youth visit retirement centers and homebound members of Bethel Church.


Many opportunities for retreats are available. Revolution is sponsored by the United Methodist Conference set for Spring annually. Youth from all over the state come to Columbia at the Colonial Life Arena to sing, hear wonderful speakers, enjoy the music of The Spark band, and to praise our Lord.

Go to  or send an email to for more information.

Salkehatchie summer serviceOur youth can also work at Salkehatchie Camp Lake Murray. Salkehatchie Summer Service is a pioneering servant ministry at selected sites in South Carolina. The service involves high school and college age students, adult community leaders and persons of different cultures.

Salkehatchie upgrades housing, motivates community cooperative efforts, and provides all participants with opportunities for personal growth and service.

Boy Scout Troop 324

Boy Scout Troop 324 at Bethel UMC in Columbia.

Interested in joining Scouts? At Bethel, Boy Scout Troop 324 is an exciting and active group of young men who love accomplishing great things together. There are many different activities and opportunities for youth to learn, grow, and have fun. From campouts to community service to gem mining, the Boy Scouts do a little bit of everything.

If you or someone you know is interested, send us a message anytime!

Youth Sunday

Youth Sunday at Bethel UMC columbia.Each spring our adolescents plan and lead a morning worship service. During this service, our graduating high school seniors are also recognized. This is a very special worship service you never want to miss!

Sunday School for our Youth

Sunday School classes are available year-round for youth with the support of loyal and loving teachers. Join us when your ready and continue “growing your faith” with us.