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 and on Bethel’s Facebook group page.

Worship services and other activities on church property continue to be suspended until further notice. This includes activities such as next week’s scheduled fellowship luncheon. I’d like to suggest that you make a soup (the theme for the upcoming lunch) as if you were still meeting together and post pictures of it and your family/household here in the private group (and the recipe would be awesome, too!).

General Conference (scheduled for May 2020) has been postponed until some time in 2021 (dates have not yet been set).

At this time, Holston Annual Conference (June) is still on the calendar. If you’re a delegate or planning to attend, please keep an eye on Holston’s website for updates.


  • If you have an announcement for next week, please submit it through the “Contact Us” link at the top of this page.
  • Your announcement may be edited to exclude names of individuals here on the website out of respect for their privacy. We will do our best to otherwise honor and convey your announcements.
  • Announcements should be relevant to Bethel UMC, Holston Conference, and the communities around Bethel to be included here.
  • Prayer requests should be submitted using the form on the right side of this screen.