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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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

Current Series

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

The days between Epiphany (January 6) and Ash Wednesday (this year, February 26) are called the Season of Light. Our worship series for this period is “Son Light” – a study of Jesus’ life and ministry that will focus on the gospels, especially the Gospel of John.

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. 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. 



We’ll continue our journey through the life and ministry of Jesus during Lent (Feb. 26 through April 9) as we prepare ourselves for Holy Week (April 5 through April 12). From Easter through Pentecost Sunday (May 31), we’ll focus on the actions of Christ and the Acts of the Apostles as the early church began to form. 

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.

Latest Message

And So It Begins ...

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!



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.


Ministries & Programs

Opportunities outside sunday morning worship
  • Thomas Talks – a monthly gathering for anyone who has doubts. Because doubts are worth discussing.



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

And So It Begins …

And So It Begins …

Let’s go back over the last couple of weeks.  Jesus has been baptized by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. John the Baptist has witnessed the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus and has told his followers that the Son of God is among them. Jesus then goes into the...

Wrapping Up Wrapped In Love

Wrapping Up Wrapped In Love

Pictured above: Mike Dalton, Bethel-Seymour Administrative Board Chair, John Linsenbigler, Fire Chief, SVFD.   We want to express our deepest gratitude to community members who participated in our blanket drive by leaving blankets in our drop boxes, support from...

The History of His Story

The History of His Story

When we ended last week, Jesus was twelve and sitting in the Temple with the rabbis while Mary and Joseph were frantically searching for him. That’s also where the gospel accounts of Jesus’ life before he began his public ministry stop, leaving roughly eighteen years...