Special Announcement from the Pastor:   Our Charge Conference has been set for Sunday, Oct 1st immediately following the 11 AM worship service in the Will Goodwin Classroom.  Rev. Thomas Pearson, our District Superintendent, will preside.  With the Conference beginning right after the service, this would be a convenient time for those who are not members of the Church Council to attend, since all members are invited.  Of course, if you are a member of the Church Council you are expected to attend and are allowed to vote on any proceedings.  It is at Charge Conference that we hear reports on the State of the Church, set salaries for the pastor and staff, approve our Budget, choose our church leaders, and set our goals for next year.  Please put this date on your calendar and plan to join us.  Let’s show our District Superintendent how much we love the Lord and Bethel! If you cannot make it to the Conference, then we ask for your prayers. May God’s will be accomplished in and through us as we seek to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” 
            Yours in Christ – Pastor B

Epworth Work Day Offering -- – It is not too late to give to our Epworth Work Day Offering. Make your check out to “Bethel UMC” and mark it “Epworth”. Since Epworth does not receive denominational funding, your gift is vital to its ministry to children in crisis.

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is now accepting donations to those impacted by Hurricane Irma. Please make your check out to Bethel UMC and mark the check UMCOR or place cash in a pew envelope and mark UMCOR on the front. Thank you in advance for your support of this ministry. Please remember that 100% of your gift goes to help storm victims.

Colleton County Memorial Library is hosting a 6-week course to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend who has a chronic illness. The class meets every Wednesday beginning September 20th from 10:00 to 11:30 and is free. Registration is required. To register please call Micky Styslinger, 843-670-3371 – noahproject@thearkofsc.org.

The BETHEL UMC 2017 LAY LEADERSHIP listing, can be found here.

volunteers-neededFood Pantry mission is in need of volunteers to prepare the food bags for the month of September. During the month of August, the program gave out 75 bags and we will need to have at least that many bagged ahead of our first distribution day in September. Several of our volunteers are unable to help during September so we are offering a “training session” on Sep 6 for anybody interested in learning what needs to be put into each food bag. Please come help us.  Thank you – Carol Armentrout


scholarshipEdwin W. Peurifoy Scholarship.

2017 Fall Semester is now closed.

The application deadline was June 15, 2017. 

Information and forms can still be found HERE.


Church Activities & Happenings


The last Sunday’s sermon can be found here.