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Bible Reading Plan 2022

We invite you to join us on a journey through God’s Word in 2022.  Reading scripture is foundational for the believer, and a great way for seekers to get to know our great Savior, Jesus.  The Bible is our guidepost for living, revealing the truths we need in order to know the heart of God and grow in intimacy with him.  Never has knowing God’s Word been more important than in our present time.

Click HERE to download your copy of the reading plan and let God’s Word speak to you in the coming year.

 

Pastor’s Welcome Message

Hi,
My name is Moonsup “Paul” Song, pastor at Bethany United Methodist Church.

I am here to greet you, and welcome you to Bethany faith community where we are encountered by the life of Jesus Christ, life-giving, life-saving, life-restoring, and life eternal.

As we continue to grow in his love, as we love each other, love God and love our neighbors, also we grow into the full measure of Jesus Christ.

So if you have any questions, want to know more about Bethany United Methodist Church, please contact us.

We welcome you. We invite you to come so that we can be a part of our growing community together.

Thank you!

Bethany will have new Pastoral Leadership in July.

Note: The appointment for new Pastoral Leadership will be confirmed at the Virginia Annual Conference Meeting on June 18, 2021.

Name: Rev Moonsup “Paul” Song, 62.
Born in South Korea and became a US citizen.

Family: Married for 32 years to Mihwa Kim Song, Licensed
Pharmaceutical Technician, with three grown children:
Joseph, Physician in New York.
Timothy, Lead Engineer for GE, Atlanta, GA.
Daniel, Second year student at UVA, Bio-medical Engineering,
major, Computer Science, minor.

Education: Wesley Theological Seminary, Doctor of Ministry.
Wesley Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity. Seoul Methodist Seminary, Master of Theology.
Soongsil University, BA, Social Work major, English minor.

Ministry: Ordained Deacon in 1992 and Ordained Elder in 1994.
Since appointed to First Church in Hampton, associate, he has served the churches in the Districts of Ashland, Winchester, Arlington, Alexandria, Fredericksburg, and
currently serving St Paul UMC, Christiansburg, Roanoke
District, for six years.

Connectional Ministry: The Conference Board of Discipleship, Ethnic Local church concern, Board of Ordained Ministry, Former
President of Asian American Ministers’ Association, Current chair of Roanoke District Committee of Ordained
Ministry.

Guiding Scripture passage:
“The Greatest Commandment.”
(Matthew 22:35-40).

Gifts and graces, and passion for pastoral ministry: Spiritual
formation for discipleship, forming transformative spiritual leadership, discerning to be attentive to God and responding faithfully to the work of God, contemplative congregational life for mission and ministry.

Three Biblical models of mission and ministry of the local church:
Exodus 17:8-16— Collaborative Leadership.
Acts 2:42-47 —Spiritual vibrancy.
I Corinthians 12: 12-30 — Christ’s body in love.

Books frequently read for pastoral ministry and congregational life:
The Bible.
Experiencing God (revised and expanded), by Henry Blackaby.
The Presence Based Church, by Terry Teykl.
Becoming a Blessed Church (2nd edition), by N. Graham Standish.
Pursuing God’s Will Together, by Ruth Harley Barton.

A recent book to recommend for spiritual formation:
Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging, by
Brennan Manning.

e-Giving at Bethany Now Includes Text-to-Give Option

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
    • e-Giving options:
      1. Online giving through our website (click button below)
      2. Giving via  the mobile app (download from your device’s app store)
      3. Text-to-give —  Simply text the amount of your donation to 877-566-3409, then follow the prompt to set up your payment.  It’s quick and easy! You will receive a confirmation text and an emailed receipt acknowledging your gift.

 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.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Grace and peace to our Bethany family and friends,

Currently we have one 10:00 a.m. Sunday in-person worship service. Social distancing is required for the safety of all of our families and friends. Families may sit together. Masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status.  We will not ask for proof of vaccination and operate with an honor system. We will also be discontinuing temperature checks. If you have not received a vaccine, we ask that you mask.  Thank you!

We are scheduling committee meetings, ministries, and Bible Study groups. Please call the church office to schedule your event. The church office is open 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday through Friday. 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 admin@bethanyumc-gp.org)

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.

For Pastoral emergencies, please contact Pastor Moonsup “Paul” Song (703-625-8025) or Lay Leader Judy Burner (804-642-6016) .

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

God bless and keep you.