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COVID-19 UPDATE (5/28/20)

Grace and peace to our Bethany family and friends,

All in-person worship services, activities, and meetings scheduled to be held at Bethany are canceled til further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.  We anticipate resuming in-person worship and activities in mid-June.  Please check our website often for future updates.  To read our monthly newsletter, Bethany Banner, click HERE.

While we are practicing social distancing, we invite you to join us for online worship on the Bethany United Methodist Church-Gloucester Point YouTube channel.   Click HERE or visit the Media/Resources page for the latest video messages and worship services.

If you know of someone who does not receive email or have access to a computer, please call to let them know.  

Although the church office will be closed during this time, phone messages and emails will be monitored during normal business hours.  Please let us know if you have a need or a prayer request that needs to be shared with our congregation.   (Phone 804-642-2110; email

For Pastoral emergencies, please contact Pastor Mike Derflinger (757-603-5193) or Lay Leader Judy  Burner (804-642-6016) .

In the event of a death, the church may re-open for funeral services if requested by the family.

If you or a family member are affected by COVID-19, please contact Pastor Mike directly to let him know.

God bless and keep you.
— Pastor Mike

Job Openings at Bethany UMC

Director of Children’s Ministries (1st -5th grades)  
We are seeking a joyful and enthusiastic individual with a deep love for God who has a passion to grow, organize and lead a cooperative ministry that loves, develops, and encourages children and youth in their journey with Christ, His Church and in life.   Let’s talk.   

To apply,  please send your resume to Pastor Mike Derflinger, Bethany UMC, P.O. Box 527, Gloucester Point VA 23062.