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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

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.