40 Days of Prayer and Offerings

Forty Days of Prayer Events and Offerings

1.  Noon Time Prayer – Every Wednesday beginning February 21 in the Prayer Room adjacent to the Family Life Center.

2.  40 Days of Prayer Lenten E-mail Devotionals – Beginning on Ash

Wednesday, Pastor Dan will be offering a daily devotional for Forty Days.

If you are not on the church email list and want the devotions sent, please

email a request to bethesdaumc@comcast.net and you will be put on the list.

Wednesday Lenten Prayer Group

The Wednesday Lenten prayer group that meets at noon will not meet this Wednesday, March 14th.  It has been rescheduled for Friday, March 16th at noon. This change is for this week only.

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Our Common Prayer

  God save us from being self-centered in our prayers, and teach us to remember to pray for others. May we be so bound up in love with those for whom we pray that we may feel their needs as acutely as our own, and intercede for them with sensitiveness, with understanding and with imagination. This we ask in Christ’s name. Amen                                                                                                                                                                      

Easter Schedule

Easter Services

+Good Friday – 3/30/18 – 7:00PM

Easter Sunrise at Lake Park – 4/01/18 – 6:30AM

Easter Sunday at Bethesda – 4/01/18


I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken

Rise Up Bethesda!


In this year’s stewardship campaign, we are going to do things a little differently. We want each of you to share with the church what stewardship means to you. A short note which can include a reference to a Bible verse is best. Your note will then be texted to everyone’s smart phone for a periodic reminder of what stewardship means to Bethesda. 

How can you participate? To sign up to receive the messages, either text “@ekb97d” to 81010 or send your mobile phone number to RiseUpBUMC@gmail.com. Then send your messages to RiseUpBUMC@gmail.com for sharing with the group. 

Don't forget to take your spiritual gifts inventory assessment

Donations and serving

Lenton Boxes

This year’s Lenten Boxes will go toward the installation of the new air conditioner

and other church expenses. Thank you for your support.

Feeding of the Homeless in Camden

For more information and ways you can help please see Feeding of the Homeless

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child: Please place the monthly requested donation items in the Operation Christmas Child cubbies. Any questions contact Janice Fullmer at (856) 241-9064. 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.

Kings Things

Kings Things The following items are needed at King’s Things for their food pantry. Canned fruit, soup, small cans of baked beans, cereal, jelly and instant mashed potatoes. No peanut butter is needed at this time. Many thanks to all who have contributed food these past several months.

New Sensory/Quiet Room

The following items are needed for the new Sensory/Quiet Room that Becky

Elwell is creating as part of the Children’s Ministry. Please bring any donated items to the library or the church office.

Large Water Bottles (bigger than normal 16oz)

Gallon Milk Jugs

Cardboard Boxes

Old Pillows/Couch Cushions

Hula Hoops

Thank you!

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

Mission of the Month

Our Mission focus for March  - Billy and Joanna Coppedge. Billy and Joanna are missionaries serving with World Gospel Mission. They were in Uganda and South Sudan in Africa for training church leaders. Billy found Bible Storytelling to be a powerful tool within the African context for communicating the Gospel. He used storytelling for evangelism, discipleship, pastoral training and children’s ministries as his way of teaching the Bible in Africa. He felt God calling him to get further education in this way of teaching. 

Last year Billy and Joanna and their family transitioned from World Gospel Mission to serve under special assignment in the United Kingdom where Billy is working on his doctorate degree in Bible Storytelling.

They have four daughters (two are twins) and a son. They are involved in various kinds of children’s outreaches, both formal and informal. They look forward to returning to East Africa and how God will help them as a family to bring Jesus to these people’s lives.

Fellowship Time

We encourage you to attend the Fellowship Time in the Fellowship Hall after 9:30 service, and before the 11:15 service.  Fellowship time begins at 10:30.  Pease join us for coffee and refreshments.  We'd love to see some old friends as well as make some new ones!

Lost and Found!

Found:  A small gold ring with initials inside has been found in the church driveway.  If you think this might be yours please call Jean Sharp. (856)-423-2244

Prayer Requests

How can we pray for you?

Come Visit Us!

1433 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ 08085

We would love to have you join us for our weekly services.  Every Sunday we offer two services; 9:30 AM (Contemporary Service) and 11:15 AM (Traditional Service).  We also offer Sunday School for all ages and a professionally staffed nursery for both services. 

Bethesda United Methodist Church

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


Service Times

Sunday 9:30AM - Contemporary Worship

Sunday 10:30-11:10AM - Sunday School and Fellowship Time

Sunday 11:15AM - Traditional Service

Bible Study and Youth Group

Bible Study-1st & 3rd Friday of the month.  This group meets in the Reynolds' Home.  Please contact the church office for information. 

Bible Study every Thursday at 12:30pm in the home of Irv and Jean Sharp

Jr & Sr. High youth group meets every Wednesday 7pm-9pm in the downstairs youth room.