Ministries of Bethel UMC

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7 ESV)

Amen.

Love Feasts

Love Feasts

Now is a good time to revive the Love Feast tradition. "The Love Feast, or Agape Meal, is a Christian fellowship meal recalling the meals Jesus shared with disciples during his ministry and expressing the koinonia (community, sharing, fellowship) enjoyed by the family...

Methodism’s Music Man, Charles Wesley

Methodism’s Music Man, Charles Wesley

March 8, 2020 Born on December 18,1707, Charles Wesley became famous for the hymns he wrote (think "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing") and the movement he helped found with his older brother which grew to become The United Methodist Church. Historians at the United...

General Rules

General Rules

March 1, 2020 When properly interpreted, the General Rules of the United Societies provide helpful guidance for the Christian life. According to these rules, one should: • Do no harm.• Do good.• Attend upon all the ordinances of God. The first two of these are fairly...

Doctrine

Doctrine

February 23, 2020 One of the textbooks I’m reading for my upcoming class is Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials by Ted Campbell, and I thought Doctrine might be a good place to start. In addition to his role as professor of church history at Southern Methodist...

Introducing Methodist Moment

Introducing Methodist Moment

At a recent event here in Holston Conference, one of the activities involved talking about what is needed in order to move the church to a place of Reconciliation and Grace. The group I was sitting with strongly feel that there is a significant need to educate,...

Thomas Talks

Thomas Talks

Do you have doubts? Doubts about your faith? Doubts about the faith of others? Doubts about the bible, religion, church, Jesus, God? Doubts about life in general? Don't worry. We all have doubts of some kind. What most of us lack is a place where we can discuss those...