Ministry Roundtable

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to spur one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24  

Dear Partners in Ministry,  

Have you noticed God moving through the people in the ministries of the church and within the congregation? I have and I am very excited about it.

I believe we are just at the beginning point of a revival of involvement in ministries and God raising up great leaders to do incredible things for the kingdom at Bethesda. I am excited to see what the Resurrected One has in store for us through our ministries in the future.

In recent months, I have had the pleasure of talking with individuals who sought guidance from me because they’ve discerned that God was calling them to lead or serve in a new ministry. How exciting is this? This is a first in the seven years I’ve served as pastor of this church.

In response to this, I’ve felt moved in my spirit to offer a monthly gathering for those who are involved, lead or have a new ministry idea in mind.

I am calling this gathering, “The Ministry Round Table”. It will take place every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm in the fellowship hall. The purpose for this group is to spur one another to love and fruit-bearing ministries.

What should you expect from this?

  • It’s an informal fellowship not a meeting.
  • It’s an opportunity to break bread with one another and deepen relationships with one another.
  • You will find the support and encouragement you are seeking for you and your ministry.
  • It is an opportunity to brainstorm and share ideas with one another.
  • By meeting with others, it will help to keep you on track with the vision and goals of your ministry.
  • It will promote effective communication within our church.
  • Bring bag dinner or dessert for yourself.

Who? Anyone who is involved in an established ministry, is seeking involvement in a ministry or has a new ministry idea.

When? Our first gathering will be Wednesday. May 22 6:30pm.

Lastly, there is nothing official about this gathering. There are no expectations of when or if you come at any given month.

I must confess. I am very excited about the potential of seeing and sharing with you at this gathering. I hope you will feel welcome to give a try.

Cheering for you!

Pastor Dan

Young at Heart Dinners for Seniors

Bethesda UMC will be hosting monthly dinners for the seniors in our church, as well as in our surrounding community.  It is a free dinner, and will be held on the first Sunday of each month at 3pm in the Fellowship Hall at Bethesda UMC.  If you are a younger person wishing to serve, please call Karen Sooy 609-805-7109, email: or Debbie Weil 225-588-6688.    

**Please Note** June dinner is canceled.  Dinners will resume July 7, 2019.

Youth Group

The Youth Group will meet on Sunday evenings from 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the church. All youth who are in 6th – 12th grade are welcome.

This Week at Bethesda

Sun 7/07 Nursery available 11:15 – 12:15PM

Contemporary Service 9:30AM

Children’s Church 10:00AM

Sunday School 10:30 – 11:10AM (ages K-5 th grade)

Adult Sunday School 10:30-11:10AM

Traditional Service 11:15AM

Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group 6:00 – 8:00PM

Mon 7/08 No Bell Rehearsal 7PM (Family Life Center)

AA Meeting 7:00PM (Fellowship Hall)

Tues 7/09

Wed 7/10

Thu 7/11 Thursday Study Group 12:30PM (fellowship) 1–2PM (study)

The group meets at Jean Sharp’s house.

No Worship Band 6:00PM (Fellowship Hall)

AA Meeting 7:00PM (Fellowship Hall)

Fri 7/12

Sat 7/13 AA Meeting 7:30 & 9:00AM (Family Life Center)

Bell Chior

 If you have rang bells in the past or have ever had the desire to ring, you can contact Diane Dorrell via FaceBook: Diane Dorrell or email: , telephone: 609-202-7472, or in person at the Early Service. 

Please prayerfully consider joining or rejoining. Rehearsals on Monday nights at 7 starting mid-September.