Vacation Bible School God of Wonders!!

Hello Everyone!

I want to invite you to participate in this year’s VBS called “Unified Community VBS” with the theme “God of Wonders”.

This event will take place at the Walter Hill Elementary School July 29-August 2, 9am -1pm. God of Wonders is an epic 5-

day Vacation Bible School adventure where you and the kids will explore the exciting story of Moses and discover the

God of Wonders along the way!

One unique feature regarding this year’s VBS is that we are partnering with the First Baptist Church of Swedesboro. Not

only will this partnership demonstrate a wonderful sign of unity within our church communities, it also means we will

have the opportunity to combine our leaders, volunteers and resources which potentially should increase our outreach

potential as we seek to share the love of Jesus Christ with the kids in our community!

The fruits of this collaboration give our churches the ability to gain excess from a larger pool of people’s talents, gifts and

possibilities for outreach in our region.

So, do you want to join the team and make a positive difference for Jesus Christ?

If your answer is yes, please do the following:

1. Select the area(s) of ministry listed below that you think would fit you best and how much time you are able to invest within the week.

2. Please send a return email to Michele Blair

or sign up as a volunteer during our

worship services this week.

Volunteer Positions Needed:


Worship Leader

Bible story Leader or Assistant Small

Group Leader or Assistant

Craft Leader or Assistant

Recreation Games Leader or Assistant

Work with serving Snacks

Help with Media


Floater (help wherever I’m needed)

Time Investment:

1.  The whole week? Monday -Thursday

2.  Certain days? Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Thanks in advance for your investment with our VBS 2019!!!

Pastor Dan

Find out more

Regularly Scheduled Times of Services & Sunday school

Contemporary Service 9:30am-10:30am (in the Fellowship Hall)

Children's Church 10:00am-10:30am

Children's Sunday School 10:30am-11:00am 

Youth Sunday School (6th through 12th grade) gathering at 10:30am, class from 11am to 12pm in the Youth Room.

Adult Sunday School 10:30am-11:00am

Traditional Service 11:15am-12:00pm (in the sanctuary) 

Children's Church 11:30am-12:00pm

Nursery available 11:15am – 12:15pm

E-Giving Available!

Thank you for your continued financial support for Bethesda UMC.   Please follow the link provided for information on E-Giving.


Young at Heart Dinner

Our Young at Heart dinner is July 7th at 3:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Our monthly dinners are for seniors who desire a deeper connection with others,build close Christian friendships and enjoy delicious dinners.

 Invite your friends! (No cost)

RSVP Karen Watson-Sooy 609-805-7109 or Debbie Weil  225-588-668

Thanks for stopping by!  Please enjoy the music while you check out our website!

Donations and serving

Summer Giving

 Summer is just around the corner. We hope you enjoy some downtime, time off from work, and even time away traveling or visiting. The

Church will be up and running week in, week out. We encourage everyone to give consistently throughout the summer - even when you cannot attend Sunday services. When you will be away, consider placing 2 or more offerings in the collection plate in advance. Alternatively, use one of the E-Giving services listed below. E-Giving is an easy way to support ministry from anywhere, anytime. 

ON-LINE -- Go to Home Page, find E-Giving  (

MOBILE -- GIVEPLUS APP, download, find / select Bethesda

TEXT MESSAGE -- Send Text with Amount to 856-474-1958

Supporting Church Ministries

Bethesda Church ministries and operations are solely dependent on the faithful financial investment of people like you.  If you want to join the Bethesda Team by making a donation please do so by sending a check or money order to 

Bethesda UMC

1435 Kings Highway

Swedesboro, Nj 08085

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child: Please place the monthly requested donation items in

the Operation Christmas Child cubbies.

Any questions please call Jenn Mooney (856) 294-9862.

July – Flip Flops

You may also make a monetary donation that will be used to pay for the shipping costs in December.  Please mark your check Operation Christmas Child in the memo line.

Hospice Volunteers Needed

 We are in need of volunteers to visit patients in your community. Although visiting hospice patients isn't for everyone, for those who choose to give back in this way, it is a very rewarding experience for both volunteer and patient. Wouldn't we all want someone there for us when we needed the support. Angelic Health Hospice looking for volunteers For as little as an hour or two a month you can make a difference to a hospice patient in your community. Angelic Health Palliative & Hospice Care is asking you to share your time and compassion to those on their final journey. Your visits can mean so very much to hospice patients and their loved ones. Your volunteer service will fit your schedule and interests, and visit assignments are your choice. Volunteer activities can include: • Reading, playing music, card games, or crafts activities. • Listening to and documenting their memories for a life or memory journal. • Staying with patients to give family members a break to run errands, or take care of their own needs. • Certified Pet Visitors for pet lovers. • Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours. • Bereavement and grief support of family. • Military Veterans Visiting Veterans For your convenience volunteer training is provided online. Volunteer visitors must be 18 years of age. For more information visit our website at, email, or call 609-515-3041. Angelic Health Palliative & Hospice Care serve all South Jersey counties, providing clinical, social, spiritual, emotional and physical care to those with a life-altering or terminal diagnosis. Patients are cared for wherever they call home—private residence, nursing care facility, assisted living, or other facility. Margie Barham, MBA Director, Public Relations, Volunteers & Giving Angelic Health Cell: 609-515-3041 Office: 609-822-7979 Fax: 609-822-7980 802 Tilton Rd,. Ste 100, Northfield, NJ 08225 1050 Manuta Pike, First Floor, Wenonah, NJ 08090 “We’re by your side”

Mission of the Month

Our Mission offerings for July is on Cornerstone Women’s Resource Centers

with a main office located in Salem. The Center is a non-profit, non-denominational

ministry reaching out to women in pregnancy crisis. Their mission is to offer life-

affirming choices and hope through Jesus Christ. They uphold the sanctity of

human life in every aspect. They have an Ultrasound Mobil Unit with three

locations in Cumberland County and two locations in Salem County every week.

They provide pregnancy testing, ultrasound exams, parenting programs and

pregnancy loss recovery programs. They also sponsor a Get Real Healthy

Relationship program for schools in an effort to prevent pregnancy and disease

among our youth. They have a satellite Earn As You Learn office located in

Vineland and a Baby Boutique shop in Vineland and Salem where baby items are

supplied through caring individuals and groups to help new mothers. All of their

services are free and confidential. They hold a Fund Raising event each year in

March. It is a Gala live Auction Banquet. Vacation cards, sports activity cards and

restaurant cards are auctioned off to help raise funds for their work. Volunteers are

always needed. To volunteer, call 856-935-0304. To learn more go to Your support of this mission is appreciated. Keep this

mission in your prayers.

Fellowship Time

We encourage you to attend the Fellowship Times in the Fellowship Hall after 9:30 service, and then before and after 11:15 service in the Family Life Center.  Pease join us for coffee and refreshments.  We'd love to see some old friends as well as make some new ones!

Prayer Requests

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Bethesda United Methodist Church

1433 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro, New Jersey 08085, United States