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

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“Place” can mean a particular location like the home place or a faraway place, or it can mean a space that we find ourselves occupying or setting aside for someone else to occupy. It can be physical … a house or a community, a seat at a table to share a meal, or it can be figurative … a place in society, in a family, in the church, in a faith community.  God, through Christ, gives us a place of peace, a place of hope, a place of joy, a place of love.

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. 

LOOKING FORWARD:

 

January-February:

Early Christians called the period beginning on Twelfth Night (January 5) and continuing on through Shrove Tuesday (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) the “Season of Light”, celebrating Jesus for bringing light into our darkness. Join us as we explore “Son Light”, Christ’s life and ministry, and celebrate the Season of Light.

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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A Place for Peace

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. 

New Outreach Programs

On-going collections

We’re excited to start three new outreach programs beginning in November:

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

 

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

A Place for Hope

A Place for Hope

 I don’t know anyone that doesn’t have a place for hope in their life, but I know of many who too often find in that place a nearly extinguished flicker of hope that seems to be gasping for oxygen. Hope can be so hard to hold on to when the world presses in on us. ...

A Place for Everyone

A Place for Everyone

God has a place for everyone and so does Bethel, but don't take our word for it.  We're inviting you to come and find out for yourself. Whether you doubt God has a place for you, you have a place in the church, or you just generally doubt God (and/or the church), we'd...

Loaves & Fishes Food Ministry

Loaves & Fishes Food Ministry

Matthew 14:14-20 (NRSV):  When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15 When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they...