Come to a Christmas Eve of candlelight, singing and a message of hope

Plan to join us for a joy filled evening! Everyone Welcome

Christmas at Bethesda

Worship Times for Christmas Eve:

Children's Service with Santa at 5pm in the Fellowship Hall

Traditional Candlelight Service at 7pm


Regularly Scheduled Times of Services & Sunday school

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

Children's Praise Party 10:00am-10:30am

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

 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

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 next Young at Heart dinner is January 5, 2020 at 3:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Our monthly dinners are free for seniors, 60+, who desire a deeper connection with others, build close Christian friendships and enjoy delicious dinners.  December's dinner is going to be a choice of soups, a salad and dessert!  Invite your friends! We hope to see you there!

RSVP Karen Watson-Sooy 609-805-7109, Debbie Weil   225-588-6688, or Kim Bock 856-289-7102

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

Donations and serving

Mission of the Month

Our Mission Focus for December is on King’s Things and helping the

needy in our own community at Christmas. Food items and gifts are being

collected from several groups and churches in our community. King’s

Things hopes to help over 200 families.

A Giving Tree will be placed in our vestibule with mitten tags

representing someone in need of a gift. Select a tag, buy a gift and return

the wrapped gift to the church by December 17 th . You may take the gift

directly to St. Clare’s of Assisi on 140 Broad Street by December 16 th .

The following food items are needed: (no glass please) Instant potatoes,

Stuffing mix, Cranberry Sauce, Gravy packets, Macaroni & Cheese,

Peanut Butter, Jelly, Applesauce, Cake mix, Yams, Fruit, Canned Peas,

Corn or Green beans, Baked Beans, Pasta Sauce, Pasta, Pancake mix,

Pancake Syrup and Cereal. Items may be brought to the church or

dropped off at King’s Things Thrift Store at 1402 King’s Highway by

December 15 th . Monetary donations are also accepted. Make check out to

King’s Things with Attention Treasurer on the memo line.

If you would like to volunteer to help their schedule is as follows:

Dec. 16 – 6:00pm – sorting of food

Dec. 18 – 6:00pm – packing of food

Dec. 19 – 6:00pm – sorting of gifts

Dec. 21 – 9:00am - Delivery of food and gifts

All work will be done at St. Clare’s of Assisi.

Remember Christmas is not about getting, but about receiving. Christmas

is a celebration of the gift God gave to us – His Son Jesus Christ, who

gave his life for the forgiveness of our sins because of their great love for


Baptismal Font Restoration

Our church baptismal font is in need of restoration.  If you are, or know of any one with the skill to restore wood furniture please contact Pastor Dan.

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.

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 


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”

King's Things

King's Things: The following items are needed at King’s Things for their food

pantry. Canned peas, cut green beans, mixed vegetables, corn, fruit cocktail, baked beans, soups, peanut butter, jelly, tomato sauce, pasta, cereal and instant mashed potatoes.  Many thanks to all who have contributed food to this ministry.

Fellowship Time

We encourage you to attend the Fellowship Times in the Family Life Center 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!

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Bethesda United Methodist Church

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