Knowing, Loving, Serving… So the World Will Experience Christ's Love

Youth Ministries at Bethel United Methodist Church in Forest Acres SC

The Youth Ministry of Bethel UMC exists, to bring youth to KNOW Christ personally, to share the LOVE of Christ with everyone, and SERVE Christ in our community.

At Bethel, youth are always very important! There are special programs offered, which give our youth the opportunity to have fun, socialize, and learn more about being a Christian. Please take a look at our Youth Programs below and let us know anytime you are interested.

Bethel Youth

We have a love/hate relationship with routines.  They can seem to provide order and peace of mind, but they can also become deep ruts from which we must fight to free ourselves.  So, what do we do?  During the month of March 2020, we will be examining the importance of being both mindful and intentional about how we live our lives and shape our spirituality.

Week 1:   Planning Ahead
Week 2:   Prayer
Week 3:   Preparation
Week 4:   Sabbath

UMYF

Bethel’s United Methodist Youth Fellowship welcomes youth in grades 7-12.  Please contact the church office at 803.787.3058 or office@bethelmethodistcolumbia.com 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 particular age group, and how solutions can be found through a Christian approach. Our youth participate in service-oriented projects and enjoy extracurricular outings throughout the year.

Youth Outreach

The youth of Bethel are involved in various outreach projects throughout the year such as 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. Each winter our youth take part in the Souper Bowl campaign against hunger. They are encouraged to take part in Homeworks, the Salkehatchie summer work camps, and collect school supplies for the Cooperative Ministry. Quarterly the youth visit retirement centers and homebound members of Bethel.

Missions

The youth and children of Bethel are involved in various mission projects throughout the year such as 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. Each winter our youth take part in the Souper Bowl campaign against hunger. They are encouraged to take part in Homeworks, the Salkehatchie summer work camps, and collect school supplies for the Cooperative Ministry. Quarterly the youth visit retirement centers and homebound members of Bethel.

Retreats

Many opportunities for retreats are available for our youth. Revolution is sponsored by the United Methodist Conference set for Spring annually. Youth from all over the state come to Columbia at The Township Auditorium to sing, hear wonderful speakers, enjoy music, and to praise our Lord. Go to South Carolina Ministries With Young People  or send an email to revolution@scmyp.org for more information.

 

Some of our youth work at Salkehatchie Camp Lake Murray. Salkehatchie Summer Service is a pioneering servant ministry at selected sites in South Carolina involving high school and college age youth, adult community leaders and persons of different cultures in upgrading housing, motivating community cooperative efforts by helping persons to help themselves, and providing all participants with opportunities for personal growth and service.

Youth Sunday is each Spring at Bethel United Methodist Church.

Youth Sunday

Each spring our youth plan and lead a morning worship service. Graduating high school seniors are recognized during this time. This is a very special worship service anticipated by everyone each year.

Sunday School for our Youth

Sunday School classes are available for youth with loyal and loving teachers.

 

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