Welcome to Bethany UMC of James Island SC!
Whether you are a long-time member or a first-time guest,
we are glad you chose to worship at Bethany.
One Service at 10:00 a.m.
Greetings from Reverend Susan Pennock
Welcome to the vibrant, welcoming, and growing community of Bethany UMC on James Island! As the pastor of this wonderful church family, I am honored to serve alongside this group of believers.
Bethany is not only “the end of your search for a friendly church - but we are also a community of believers who are passionate about personal growth, community engagement, and making a positive impact in the world. We are committed to living out our faith in tangible ways, through our involvement in James Island Outreach and Reading Partners, care packages for the homeless, a resource center for foster families, and other community programs. We believe that the church is called to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world, and we are dedicated to serving those in need and sharing God's love with all whom we encounter.
Known as the "pumpkin church," we have added Christmas Trees and a seasonal market to our church campus. We are excited to announce that we have also recently constructed a new playground for our children and children in the community to enjoy!
If you are searching for a community of caring, active, inclusive, and growing believers who are having a good time "being the church," then Bethany UMC is the place for you! Come join us for worship on Sundays at 10 am, whether in-person or online through Facebook and YouTube. Please reach out if you would like more information. I look forward to getting to know you!
Blessings, Reverend Susan Pennock
Bethany's Pumpkin Patch: Opens Sat., September 30th, 2023.
Truck arrives at 9:00 a.m.
The patch is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. through October 31st. Come on by, and get your pumpkins!
Our pumpkins are grown on the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico. Sales support the Navajo and various Bethany activities and ministries.
For more information, please visit the Pumpkin Patch link found on our Witness Ministries page.
Fall Fish Fry: Sat., October 7th, 2023
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Nothing better on a fall weekend than to dine on some fried fish! Please plan to spend a Saturday afternoon with us at our Fall Fish Fry on Saturday, October 7th. Included with dinner are baked beans, coleslaw, and iced tea.
Trunk or Treat: Sun., October 22nd, 2023
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
in the lower parking lot; Ages 1 to 12
Have your children dress up in costume and spend an evening of fun at our annual Trunk or Treat. Enjoy games, jump castles, decorated trunks, prizes, and candy. Don't forget to bring a treat bag!
Bethany Market: Sat., October 28th, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Come out and enjoy shopping from our vendors. Get some lunch from one of our food trucks and have a picnic under our oaks while you're here! For more information, please visit the Bethany Markets link found on our Witness Ministries page.
Our Nursery is Open during Church Service and Sunday School
We have a wonderful and caring Nursery Worker that is on staff each Sunday for both Sunday Service and Sunday School. The nursery is available from newborn to four years old.
Children's Church is available for ages three through second grade during the worship service.
Adult Small Groups & Sunday School Classes
Small Groups & Sunday School Classes meet on Sundays immediately following the service - 11:00 a.m. For more information, please visit our Nurture Ministries page.
UMM gathers the first Sunday of every month at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. Please visit our Nurture Ministries page for more information.
The United Women in Faith also meet the first Sunday of every month at 8:30 a.m. Please visit our Nurture Ministries page for more information.
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.