Events and News

We are livestreaming our worship on Sunday morning (just like we did before Covid-19). You can find our service live on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MiddletownsHealingPool  and our Youtube page:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS5M5-A8fSmzwEjsTEFTiIQ (Beth2626esda UMCDE).  Music begins at 9:15 am, service starts at 9:30 am.

We welcome your masked OR unmasked faces to worship…no judgment on the option that works best for you. We returned to passing the offering plates during the service, however if you prefer to use the donation box, it will remain in place at the entrance to the Sanctuary. We are once again offering Communion by intinction as well as still offering the option of receiving Communion using individual pre-packaged elements.  Nursery is also available.

You can access different Bible translations at Bible Gateway: https://www.biblegateway.com/

 

 On Sunday, Pastor Sam will be preaching on Luke 22:14-20, and our worship will be themed around Communion.

Newsletter — Ohio Valley Chapter of the Hutchinson Bell

Adult Sunday School: Beginning in Feb of 2023 and meeting on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month from 10:45-11:15 in the hall. We will be using the book “Classic Christianity Illustrated” by Bob George. Please let Mika know if you are interested in joining, and be actively praying for the members of our congregation who have been invited to lead the group. 

 

Our next Congregational Meeting will be after worship on Sunday, Feb. 12. 

 

 

 

We will again be hosting our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner this year! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 21.  Pancakes will be served from 5-7pm in the hall. We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 New Member Group: Beginning in the spring of 2023, our  New Member group will learn what it means to be a member of Bethesda UMC, as well as a member of the greater United Methodist Church. Together, we’ll gain a clearer understanding of who we are as people of God, and then who we are as Methodists. While this is a group that will focus on new members, it’s open to anyone who would like to gain insight into the above-mentioned topics. Please let Mika know if this interests you.

Beginning this month, we will be offering the opportunity to be transformed through Baptism. If you desire to be baptized, please let us know. (Additionally, if you desire to be Confirmed, please reach out)

 

At the very beginning of the pandemic, Chris Mucha built our “Little Library” that is on the sidewalk, and we’ve managed to keep it filled with free food for our neighbors for 2 years now. We’ve heard many times over what a blessing that is from our neighbors, and so we would like to add on, and include a “Little Prayer Library”, which will be a space for people to leave their prayer requests. If you would like to help us bring this vision to life, please let Mika know

 

Beginning on the second Sunday in Feb, Laurie Hall and Mika will be teaching a Sunday school class for kids in the 1st-5th grades during worship! We will be offering the elementary Sunday school class once a month, on the 2nd Sunday of each month until we have two additional volunteers to teach on an additional Sunday each month (we have a volunteer to assist on an additional Sunday, so we just need another volunteer to teach, and then we can offer two Sundays a month.)

Mika creates the lesson plans and assembles everything you’ll need, so our teachers are just presenting the info – there’s very little additional work involved!

Other opportunities to help:  become a greeter, a nursery assistant, a Communion server, a liturgist, an Our Daily Bread team member, sing in the choir, be a prayer warrior, become a member of a committee or team.  If you would like to learn more about any of these opportunites please contact Mika.  Experience is not needed and training is available.

 

Our Little Library on our sidewalk is always accepting non-perishable donations of food- just place your donation directly into the Little Library and know that our neighbors are grateful!

If you would like to donate altar flowers in honor of or in memory of someone on a Sunday morning, or just to honor God, please let Mika know. Flowers are $50, and we just need to know the date that you would like to give them, if there is a specific flower you would like, and what you are giving them for – Mika will handle everything else for you.  If you do not take the flowers after worship they will either be used again or taken to one of our shut-ins so they can enjoy them.  mikab@bethesdaumcde.org