Bethel United Methodist Church - Seymour

A House of God with A Place for All

The United Methodist Church:  Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Doors

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Safer at Home

Our closure is a preventive action against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This includes all activities on Church property.

Bishop Taylor and the Cabinet did not make this decision lightly. After consulting with experts and prayerful consideration, however, they chose the safety of their flock. 

We will return to regular in-person worship as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meanwhile, please join us here or on Facebook for worship online while we Shelter in Faith. 

Sundays 10:30 a.m.
5550 Sevierville Road (Rt 411)
Seymour, TN 37865

Fellowship Dinner
1st Sunday each month following worship
Fellowship Hall

Thomas Talks
2nd Tuesday each month at 7:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Shelter in Faith

Bethel’s worship service has moved online during this time. Each week’s worship video is available beginning at our regular worship time (10:30 a.m.) here on our website and on our Facebook page

Remember that church is not the building we meet in each week. We are the church wherever we are.  

Worship with those in your family or household. Worship with the friends and family you’re separated from by using Facebook’s “watch party” feature. Whatever else you do, don’t stop worshipping!

Eastertide

Eastertide is the season from Easter Sunday up to Pentecost. The news that Christ had risen from the dead was spreading through his followers reviving their hope. We’ll spend this season in the Gospels, Acts, and Epistles focusing on the activities of the Risen Christ and the early church and how we can apply those experiences in today’s world as we move closer to Pentecost and the arrival of the Holy Spirit. 

A Place for All

Maybe you doubt. Maybe you’ve been hurt. Maybe you feel like you won’t fit in. Maybe you feel like you won’t be accepted.  Maybe we should talk.

Room to Grow

There’s plenty of room to grow at Bethel, whether it’s small groups, bible studies, starting a choir, faith-based theatre group, Sunday School class, youth group, or some other faith-based activity. Or maybe you need a way to continue to shelter-in-faith even after the lockdowns are over.  We’ll find a way to meet your needs. If you’ve got an idea but no place to grow it, Bethel may be the place. Use the button below to contact our pastor.

LOOKING FORWARD:

 

June 7 begins Ordinary Time, that long season between Eastertide and Advent. It can also be an extraordinary time. June 7 – Peace with Justice Sunday; June 14 – Lessons Learned; June 21-28 featuring Guest Pastor Carmel Day; July 5 – A New Chapter.

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to serve God by sharing love and faith through the word of God.

With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, our purpose is to be living examples of God’s redeeming and transforming love for all creation as we carry the Good News Jesus brought and taught us out into our community and the world and to do good, do no harm, and love God always.

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Holy FIre

Pray. Act. Give.

Worship is only one hour each week. What are you doing the other 167?

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Break Bread with Us!

First Sunday of each month

Our monthly fellowship meals take place on the first Sunday of each month after worship service. The meals are potluck with everyone bringing their favorite dishes to share.  Come break bread with us!

 

Communion

Quarterly & Holy Days

At Bethel and all United Methodist Churches, the Lord’s Table is open to all who wish to receive communion. Currently, communion is offered as part of our regular Sunday worship on the first Sunday of each quarter and appropriate holy days.

 

Church-wide Planning Meetings

Third Sunday of each month

No voice goes unheard at Bethel. Monthly church-wide planning meetings to discuss church business and plan activities, events, projects, and outreach take place the third Sunday of each month immediately following Worship. All decisions are made by consensus. 

Outreach Programs

On-going collections

Bethel has two on-going outreach programs:

  • Hygiene Item collections for Prospect Elementary School
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Ministry: collections of non-perishable food items for Prospect Baptist Church’s food pantry
  • Wrapped in Love Blanket Drive for Kids in Crisis benefiting Seymour Volunteer Fire Department is an annual event running from the first Sunday in December to the last Sunday in January each year. Our collections this year netted 74 blankets and 3 teddy bears. We look forward to holding this drive again next winter!

For more information, contact us or visit the collection table in the Narthex.

 

Christian Education

Opportunities For learning to become faithful disciples, UMTV and more!

 

SErvices

We Gather Every Sunday

Sundays 10:30–11:30 am

Worship at Bethel is modified Traditional. We hear scriptures, sing hymns, share our joys and concerns, and spend time in prayer. The message each week is based on one or more of the scriptures read during the service. Dress is casual. All are welcome.

The Latest News & Messages

Weekly Announcments – May 31 2020

Weekly Announcments – May 31 2020

It's traditional at Bethel to open our Sunday service with greetings and announcements and to include announcements in the bulletin. For the time being and until we can resume public worship at our church, weekly announcements will be posted on our website. This...

Holy Fire – Online Worship for May 31 2020

Holy Fire – Online Worship for May 31 2020

This worship service premiered on YouTube at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, May 31, 2020. A transcript of the service is provided below  for those who are unable to watch the video. CALL TO WORSHIP One: Come! Let us bless the Lord who commands the wind! Many: Come! Let us...

Weekly Announcements – May 24-30 2020

Weekly Announcements – May 24-30 2020

It's traditional at Bethel to open our Sunday service with greetings and announcements and to include announcements in the bulletin. For the time being and until we can resume public worship at our church, weekly announcements will be posted on our website. This...