The Journey Ahead: Bethel and the UMC

Most recent information (June 6, 2024)

Sunday June 11th, 2023 4pm, Sanctuary

Where are we now?

In this session we presented the most up-to-date information that we had in relation to the United Methodist Church in South Carolina. It was a time for questions pertaining to the separation process. We asked that questions were submitted ahead of time so that we were prepared to give the most accurate information.

Sunday August 20th, 2023 4pm

Scripture, Human Sexuality and the UMC – Rev. James Ellis Griffeth
To read more from Rev. James Ellis Griffeth CLICK HERE (Google Drive)
To watch Rev. Griffeth’s presentation at Bethel UMC CLICK HERE

Sunday August 27th, 2023 6pm

Rev. Michael Turner, newly ordained in the GMC, gives us his view on Scripture and Human Sexuality
To hear Rev. Turner speak to Advent UMC about this issue in a sermon CLICK HERE
For access to Rev. Turner’s PowerPoint Presentation CLICK HERE
To watch Rev. Turner’s presentation at Bethel UMC CLICK HERE

Courageous Conversations (4 weeks)

Thank you to everyone who joined us for these important conversations in November 2023.

Survey Results

In the fall of 2023 we surveyed the church around some of their beliefs about the future of the United Methodist Church and the issues around human sexuality that are facing both Bethel and the UMC. The answers to that survey are only a snapshot of those who answered the survey in that moment of time. The reality of the survey shows us that we are a congregation of diverse beliefs. To see the report from the survey CLICK HERE.


UMC Local Church Discernment Process

Local Church Discernment Process FAQ

Paragraph 2549 in the Book of Discipline