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Welcome from Reverend Susan Pennock
I want to personally welcome you to the fellowship of Bethany UMC on James Island, whether you live in the area or have come for vacation and respite. All are truly welcomed at Bethany! I was appointed to serve this congregation as of July 2021, so my journey here has just recently begun. I come to Bethany with great excitement as I have clearly heard God’s call in this move. The reputation of this loving congregation has proven true, and we welcome you to join us for in-person worship at 10 am on Sundays or online through our Facebook page.
It could be argued that we have all undergone some form of change through the events of the past year and the church is no exception. We will be, very prayerfully, working through our online presence over the next months and the reopening of programs and worship. It is a great time to join us as we seek God’s lead in the future direction of the church. It will be a joy to witness where and how God leads us through the gifts and the call of the church in this post- Covid environment.
I am committed to supporting an environment of unity, love, and inclusion as we seek God’s call of response in this community. Come join us or feel free to give me a call if you want to learn more about life at Bethany UMC. I look forward to hearing from you!
Reverend Susan Pennock
Old Fashioned October is almost here!
Pumpkin Patch Calendar
IMPT: Please contact Julie through the church office to volunteer for Pumpkin Patch shifts and to help with Movie Night and Trunk or Treat. Witness Ministries Team needs bags of candy donated (you can leave these in the church kitchen). Please join us for a light breakfast at 9am on Oct. 2nd before we work as a team to unload pumpkins, large and small. We need everyone to join the team! There are small jobs for those who cannot lift heavy objects! Come One, Come All! We have Pumpkin Patch shifts to fill throughout the month of October. Thank you for your help. It's one of those times when giving of yourself is super easy and lots of fun.
The Bill Davis Sunday School Class, The Jennings Sunday School Class & The Good Life
Adult Sunday School classes meet after the service service at 11:00 am weekly..
Children's Sunday School Postponed
Our children's parents and children's leaders have postponed Children's Sunday School until further notice. Pastor Susan is having children up front in church for our Children's Ministry Moment.
Our Nursery is Open during Church Service
We have immediate need for nursery volunteers. This is not a long-term commitment. Please consider giving one or two Sundays of nursery service over the next couple of months. Contact the church office to sign up.
One Sunday Service
We offer one service at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary. or join us by Facebook Livestream -- follow this link or click on the FB Icon above.
Welcome to Bethany UMC!
Whether you are a long-time member or a first-time guest,
we are glad you chose to worship at Bethany.
During these uncertain times our goal is “to do no harm”.
UMM are hosting their monthly men's breakfast. They will not be hosting fish frys or barbeques until January 2022.
The UMW has postponed all meetings until January 2022.
Tuesday Bread Giveaway, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
James Glover hosts a fun weekly gathering, socially distanced, at his James Island home. Please contact the church office at 843.795.3527 for details.
Resource Closet @ Bethany
Bethany Outreach Ministries opened an area Epworth Children's Home Resource Closet. Our closet provides children's clothing (elementary aged new or gently used clothes and gift cards for teens to purchase clothes), bedding, toiletries, school supplies, and other items to Epworth's foster/adoptive families in our area. For more information, please contact Trace Moser, Outreach Ministries Team Chair at BethanyJIOutreach@gmail.com
with your interest in serving communities surrounding Bethany Church.
Please keep Bethany UMC healthy & growing by supporting our ministries through tithes and special offerings. Please mail:
Bethany UMC James Island
1853 Maybank Hwy
or give Online Giving a try.