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e-Giving at Bethany

Giving is an act of worship and makes possible the many ministries and missions of Bethany United Methodist Church.  As believers, we know that obedient giving glorifies God and meets the needs of many in our church, community, and the world.  As we give to meet the needs of others God will also supply everything we need (Luke 6:38, Philippians 4:19).

There are many ways to give at Bethany!  You can support the ministries and missions of our church by:

  • Praying for our church
  • Actively serving in our church
  • Providing financial support in a number of different ways:
    • Traditional giving by check 
    • Giving through the bill payment service of your bank
    • And most recently, e-Giving through our website and via the mobile app 
    • Coming soon — Giving by text

 To donate online, click the button below:

Visit the App Store (for iPhones, Apple devices) or Google Play (for Android devices) to download the  mobile app.

 

Need technical help with online giving?  Call the church office at 804-642-2110 or email bethanyumc3@verizon.net.

SCOTT JOPLIN GALA BIRTHDAY CONCERT! NOVEMBER 24, 4 P.M.

To celebrate his 151st birthday on November 24th, Scott Joplin’s tuneful, rhythmic ragtime music will be featured in the annual organ and piano concert by Rudy Shackelford.

Opening with his breakout hit Maple Leaf Rag, the first ragtime composition to sell a million copies, we’ll enjoy such syncopated masterworks as The Easy Winners, Solace – A Mexican Serenade, Pine Apple Rag, and the lyrical waltz Bethena, all arranged for organ solo or piano-organ duet by Rudy Shackelford. Capping our concert’s first half is The Entertainer, made famous by the 1974 movie The Sting, which sparked the modern revival of Joplin and ragtime music.

After intermission, with an offering to benefit the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, we will focus on the legacy of Scott Joplin and the evolution from ragtime to jazz.  Kicking off with Golliwogg’s Cake Walk, Claude Debussy’s clever parody of an American dance craze, we’ll trace the influence of French impressionist music on the “novelty rag.”  This style is reflected in Rialto Ripples, an unjustly neglected rag coauthored by the teenaged George Gershwin, and in Zez Confrey’s chart-topping Kitten on the Keys.  Both composers performed in the historic 1924 Paul Whiteman concert that debuted Rhapsody in Blue, the work that made Gershwin a household name.  As arranged by Jesse Crawford, king of silent-movie organists, it’s a grand trip back in time to the jazz age of the “roaring 20s.”  Don’t miss it!

Admission to the concert is free.  Donations are accepted.  Other concerts planned for the 2019-2020 season include:

Sunday, March 22, 2020 — Bagels & Fraylox Klezmer Band
Sunday, April 19, 2020 — Norfolk Street Choir

For more information on the George Nelson Memorial Concert Series, click HERE.  

To download the 2019-2020 brochure, click HERE.

Job Openings at Bethany UMC

Director of Children’s Ministries – Seeking energetic, creative Christian individual who loves Jesus and children to develop and implement ministries for ages 5-11 (K-5th grade).  Must be a self-starter, recruit volunteers, and possess strong organizational and communication skills. This is a part-time position. Salary based on experience and proficiency.  Send resume to MikeDerflinger@vaumc.org or mail to Bethany UMC, P.O. Box 527, Gloucester Point, VA 23062.

Director of Youth Ministries – Seeking energetic, creative Christian individual who has a passion for Jesus and for youth to develop and implement ministries for ages 12-18 (6th – 12th grade). Must be a self-starter, recruit volunteers, and possess strong organizational and communication skills. This is a part-time position. Salary based on experience and proficiency.  Send resume to MikeDerflinger@vaumc.org or mail to Bethany UMC, P.O. Box 527, Gloucester Point, VA 23062.

Caregiver Support Group — 1st Thursday of the Month

A CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association meets the first Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Mary Lotsey Classroom.    The monthly meetings, conducted by trained facilitators, provide a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on care giving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, and learn about community resources. Do you know of someone who could benefit from this group?   Please let them know of this opportunity.  For more information, email aburner@cox.net or call the church office at 804-642-2110.

MISS A SUNDAY? CLICK HERE TO LISTEN ONLINE.

Life happens and sometimes we are unable to attend church but that doesn’t mean we have to miss a blessing!

If you are unable to attend worship on Sunday, you can still listen to Pastor Mike’s sermons by clicking HERE.   You can also read the bulletin on line by clicking HERE.  Even if you are on the go you can still be “in the know”!  

Hope to see you in church this Sunday.  Bring a friend!