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Regularly Scheduled Times of Services & Sunday school

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

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

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-11:10am

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

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 April 7, 2019 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 225-588-6688

“Moses: In the footstep of the Reluctant Prophet”

 A Lenten Study entitled “Moses: In the footstep of the Reluctant Prophet” will be led by Pastor Dan starting March 13th. This will be a six week study held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00PM in the Adult Study Room. A sign-up sheet is available at the usher’s stands.

Prayer was the backbone of Jesus’ life and ministry. Throughout the gospels, we see Jesus as a man of prayer who deeply valued intimate communion with his Heavenly Father. 

 ”The Prayers of Jesus” is a 6 week DVD study intended to give us new insights into prayer, the character of God, and how to deepen our relationship with him. Please join us on Wednesdays from 1:30-3pm, beginning March 13, in the adult study room. All are welcome. Invite a friend! For questions contact Diane Goss at 856-430-8683.


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The Prayers of Jesus

This is a DVD study with discussion led by Diane Goss.  The study takes place on Wednesdays, (with the exception or March 27th)  1:30pm-3:00pm through April 24th  in the adult study room.  

The study is designed to give us an in-depth look at the prayers of Jesus, the character of God, and how to deepen our relationship with Him. It is a relaxed setting, feel free to bring something to drink.  All are welcome!  

Any questions contact Diane Goss:  856-430-8683 or

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Donations and serving

Sunday Night Soup Ministry:  Sunday Night Soup Ministry: We have the following night left for our Winter

Soup Ministry to Camden; March 17. Crossbridge Church will be serving. If you

would like to help serve, please meet at the Church parking lot at 4:45 on Sunday

afternoon.  We will car pool and return around 6:30 p.m.  Families are welcome to

join us. We are always in need of new men’s gloves and hats. Donations may be

placed on the porch of the annex.If you would like to help provide food, please visit

the church website and follow the ‘Sign Up Genius’ link to see what is needed and

to sign up.  Or, contact Dan Stephens directly at 856-956-9736 or .

soup ministry sign up

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.

March - Toothpaste and toothbrushes

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 April will go to The One Great Hour of Sharing, which is part of UMCOR – The United Methodist Committee for Relief. During Lent, the United Methodist Conference asks all Methodist churches to take a special offering on one Sunday for UMCOR. This month, all mission offering collected, not designated for a special purpose, will got to the One Great Hour of Sharing for UMCOR. These offerings provide a strong foundation on which all other UMCOR programs are built. Gifts to the One Great Hour of Sharing cover UMCOR’s administrative costs as well as training individuals who are sent to disaster areas to help. Where there are floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters UMCOR is there to provide food, shelter and emergency needs. UMCOR will be there as long as recovery takes. Their workers are known all over the globe for their compassion, leadership, expertise and guidance in recovery efforts. UMCOR is a good steward of God’s gifts. We can be assured the offering we send will be used wisely and well.

Fellowship Time

We encourage you to attend the Fellowship Times in the Fellowship Hall after 9:30 service, and then 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