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
Advent Bible Study starting November 28 th
Join Pastor Dan every Wednesday at 7pm in the Adult Sunday
School Room as we journey along the road to Bethlehem through
the Scriptures. This study features teachings from Adam Hamilton,
best- selling author and teacher of the Church of Resurrection.
We will gather for a 5 week
ATTENTION BETHESDA FAMILY AND FRIENDS: On Sunday December 9 th
we will celebrate the Advent and Christmas Season with one service at 10am to be
held in the Sanctuary followed by an Advent Potluck Luncheon. If you have not
participated in the past please join together (adults and children) and bring your
favorite dish (i.e. main dish, salad, dessert) to share with all present. This
celebration is sponsored by the United Methodist Women of the Church as we
reorganize for the year ahead. No reservations necessary….. JUST COME!!!
Questions? Mary Nelson UMW Pres. 609-617-7707 or Kathy at the Church Office
Thanks for stopping by! Please enjoy the music while you check out our website!
Pastor’s Gift : As we approach the Advent and Christmas Seasons it seems an appropriate time to celebrate Pastor Dan's dedication to the vision for our church by presenting him with a monetary gift.
In that spirit the Staff Parish Relations Committee would like to encourage those who wish to contribute may do so for the next three Sundays - 12/2, 12/9, 12/16. Cash, Personal Check (made out to Bethesda UMC - pastor's gift on memo line), or a Gift Card may be placed in an envelope and put in the collection plate, or dropped off at the Church Office.
Should you wish to include other staff members as well a similar procedure may be followed. A personal "thanks" is also encouraged for their contributions throughout the year.
SPRC wishes everyone a Blessed Christmas and a Joyous New Year.
Lois Whiting-SPR Chair
The Youth Group is volunteering with City Team Ministries in Chester, Pa. on December 22nd. They go and pick up the toys and food and deliver them to families in need, often getting to talk and pray with them. The Youth Group is opening the trip up to the congregation if any one would like to volunteer. You would need to provide your own transportation but could meet up in the parking lot of the church and the car pool will leave by 8:30 am.
If you are interested in going please sign up prior to going
The Sandwich Ministry is 12/15 & 12/16. Winter Soup Ministry begins Sunday Nights 1/6/19.Also, we are beginning to collect the following items for our Winter Soup Ministry:New: Men's Winter Hats, Gloves & SocksGently Used: Hoodies, Blankets and Men's Winter CoatsAny further questions, you can reach Dan Stephens at SpiritDan@live.com or 856-956-9736. Thank you friends!
For more information and to sign up, please email SpiritDan@live.com or text Dan at 856-956-9736.
Poinsettias: If you’d like to purchase poinsettias to help decorate our sanctuary,
please fill out one of the order forms and drop it into the offering plate. The
deadline is today. Call Sue Bishop (856-467-8778 or Kim Bock (856-261-7496)
with any questions.
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
1435 Kings Highway
Swedesboro, Nj 08085
The Operation Christmas Child packing party will be November 11 th during the
Sunday School time.
Operation Christmas Child: Please place the monthly requested donation items in the Operation Christmas Child cubbies.
November - Hairbands, barrettes, combs
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
Many thanks to all who helped contribute to our Samaritan's Purse Operation
Christmas Child Mission. You may have donated financially, donated items
monthly as they were posted in the bulletin or helped pack the shoeboxes. A total
of 90 shoeboxes was packed.
Each box was packed with a bar of soap and
washcloth, a pair of socks, and a pack of tissues as well as other goodies to
delight children of all ages. Postage for each box was $9.00. Mission offerings
covered all expenses.
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 www.Angelic.health, email MBarham@AngelicHospice.net, 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 MBarham@AngelicHospice.net 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 www.Angelic.health “We’re by your side”
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
A Giving Tree has been 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 10 th . You may take the gift directly to St. Clare’s of Assisi on
140 Broad Street by December 13 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 11 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. 11 – 7:00pm – sorting of food
Dec. 13 – 7:00pm – packing of food
Dec. 14 – 7:00pm – sorting of gifts
Dec. 16 – 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 us.
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!