Sunday June 11th, 2023 4pm, Sanctuary

Where are we now?

In this session we will be presenting the most up-to-date information that we have in relation to the United Methodist Church in South Carolina. It will also be a time for questions pertaining to the separation process. We are asking that questions be submitted ahead of time so that we can be as prepared to give you 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.

FOR REFERENCE

UMC Local Church Discernment Process

Local Church Discernment Process FAQ

Paragraph 2549 in the Book of Discipline