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Youth Ministries at Bethel Methodist Columbia in Forest Acres SC

At Bethel Methodist Columbia, children are very important! There are special programs offered, which give our children the opportunity to have fun, socialize, and learn more about being a Christian. Please take a look at our Youth Programs below.

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 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 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, 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 young ones 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 our children visit retirement centers and homebound members of Bethel.

  Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina.

Missions

There are various missions the young people of Bethel Methodist Columbia support throughout the year. Highlights include: Harvest Hope Food Bank, collecting, raising and sending funds to the United Methodist Children’s Ministry and the South Carolina Youth Service Fund. During the winter, our young ones take part in the Souper Bowl campaign against hunger. Our young ministry also continues to support Homeworks, the Salkehatchie summer work camps, and the Cooperative Ministry. Quarterly they visit retirement centers and homebound members of Bethel.

Retreats

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 scmyp.org/revolution  or send an email to revolution@scmyp.org for more information.

Salkehatchie summer serviceSome of our youth 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.

 

Youth Sunday

Youth Sunday at Bethel UMC columbia.Each spring our adolescents 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.