Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. The People of... November 2014 355 Hampton Street Walterboro, SC 29488

Bethel United Methodist Church
355 Hampton Street
Walterboro, SC 29488
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Walterboro, SC 29488
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Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. The People of the United Methodist Church.
Can we do it? I’m convinced we
can—and will—for we as God’s Word
reminds us, we “can do all things
through Christ” who strengthens us!
(Philippians 4:13)
November 2014
355 Hampton Street
Walterboro, SC 29488
(843) 549-7691, office
(843) 549-1214, fax
Minister
Rev. Ben L. Barnett
843-549-2627, study
E-mail:
[email protected]
Minister of Visitation
Eunice Howard
Walterboro District Lay Leadership Training
Chancel Choir Director:
Amanda Fulton
Organist:
Karen Hiers
Church Secretary
Linda C. Barnette
E-mail:
[email protected]
November 23, 2014
Sandhill UMC
and
December 7, 2014
TBA
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Web site
www.walterborobethelumc.org
Webmaster
Lea Huggins, e-mail:
[email protected]
Send Newsletter Items to:
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843-549-7691
Rev. Ben L. Barnett
November 2014--the month that
Thanksgiving, the Clemson-Carolina
Game, and the first Sunday in Advent
all fall on the same weekend. And then,
Christmas and the New Year will be
here before we know it! As we come
down the homestretch of 2014, I’m
calling us all to be faithfully engaged in
the Lord’s work through His Church.
During these last two months, let’s
dedicate ourselves to faithful attendance
in worship and catching up with, and
increasing, our giving for the year. This
is vital to finishing strong in 2014 and is
not too much to ask in light of all God
has done for us! After all, this is the
season of Thanksgiving, and one of the
purest and simplest ways to say “thank
you” to God for your blessings is to
give God your “first fruits”—your first
and your best!
If we will all do that, then
meeting the challenge of fully funding
our budget will be no problem. By
digging a little deeper and giving a little
more through the rest of the year we can
erase our deficit, fully fund our local
ministry, as well as pay our full, fairshare,beyond-the-local-church ministry.
And who knows, we may even have a
little “fun money” left over to do
something unexpected and exciting for
the Kingdom.
May God richly bless you as you
honor God!
Pastor B
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Nov. 2 All Saints Sunday
Nov. 3 UMW Exect. Com. Mtg.
Nov. 4 Glory Group
Nov. 4 “A Few Good Men”
Nov. 6 Discipleship Bible Study
Nov. 9 Veterans Sunday
Nov. 9 Agape Praise & Worship
Nov. 10 Ladies Circle Meetings
Nov. 11 Veterans Day
Nov. 11 Essie Loper Circle/Parlor
Nov. 11 5-8 Empty Bowls Soup
Nov. 11 Worship Committee.
Nov. 13 Food Pantry
Nov. 13 5-8 Empty Bowls Soup
Nov. 17 Finance Com. Mtg.
Nov. 17 Trustee Mtg.
Nov 18 Missions Comm.
Nov. 19 Family Night
Nov. 20 Discipleship Bible Study
Nov. 20 Food Pantry
Nov. 22 Bethel Turkey Shoot
Nov. 23 Bible Promotion Sunday
Nov. 25 Youth Thanksgiving Prog.
Nov.27 & 28Church Office Closed
Nov. 30 Hanging of the Greens
MINISTERS NEED PRAYER AND CARE TOO!
Does your pastor smile and give strong handshakes
as much as mine does? Does he mention how
wonderful his wife is as much as mine does? Does
your church love him as much as mine does?
Whatever your response or perceptions, do they mean
your pastor has it all together, vanquishes each
temptation, or needs any less prayer, encouragement
or time off as his flock? Chances are he needs you at
least as much as you need him.
Several years ago a survey was taken of over 1,000
pastors about their profession. Some of the
highlights, along with more recent studies and
interviews are listed below.
Every pastor stated they had close associates or
seminary friends who had left their ministry due to
burnout, church conflict, or moral failure. More than
half noted they themselves would leave their ministry
if they found a better job, religious or secular. And at
least three out of five pastors had been fired from one
or more churches, worked sixty hours each week, and
left the ministry entirely within their first ten years.
On relationships, at least 25% of pastors are
divorced, 30% have had sex outside of marriage.
Only 33% have a close friend or confidant, while two
out of five report serious conflicts with parishioners
on a monthly basis. 75% report studying the Bible
only when preparing sermons. A similar number feel
their spiritual nurturing is inadequate or irregular and
battle high stress or burnout.
Strategies for surviving ministry abound. Time off is
one. Since many pastors keep six-day work weeks,
providing themselves and their families a guaranteed
day off, barring crises, is crucial. Taking adequate
vacation time, including an occasional Sunday off to
worship at a different local church, and taking study
leave several weeks each year were also touted.
Other strategies include physical exercise,
recreational activities, personal devotions, good sleep
and diet, connecting with other pastors, saying “no”
as needed, and finding friends outside one’s own
church. Two retired pastors recalled the “wonderful”
and “fulfilling” nature of pastoral ministry, but both
of them underlined the importance of “self-care”,
which some felt needed to be stressed more heavily
in seminary.
One pastor commented that seminary students should be
told, “Church is that place where people’s hopes,
dreams, expectations, frustrations, anger, trauma, and
disappointments all come together at the same time, and
they’re often all focused on you . . . are you ready for
that?”
Suggestions for parishioners include, holding their
pastors accountable, but understanding that a lot of what
pastors do Monday through Saturday is invisible to the
congregation, which calls for forbearance, patience,
friendship, and of course prayer support. The president
of one Christian organization summed it up this way:
“One thing I do know. Pastors need our prayers more
than ever. They need our support and encouragement. I
am committed to pray for my pastor every day, even if
it’s only for a minute or so.”
In Memory of Mr. Klein Beach
By:Elizabeth Goehring, Julia Reece,
Mary Ann Drew, Stanley & Paula Hickman,
Joyce Gentry & Sons, Martha Woodard,
Moultrie & Mary Catherine Plowden,
Low Country Council of Governments
Tom & Judy Woodward, Dorothy Reeves,
Robert & Harriett Bonds, Jeanine Price,
Tony & DeLoris Hamilton, Laverne Sanders,
Gary & Charles Brightwell,
Peden & Mary Waite McLeod,
Eunice Howard, David & Debbie Collins,
Dr. & Mrs. Joe Flowers, Howard & Kay Speaks,
Walterboro Rotary, Carolyn Powers,
Leon & Bonnie Langley, Delores Crosby,
Doris Bone, Carroll & Jane Brown,
Edward & Charla Springer ,Charlie & Claire Wilson,
Jonathan & Linda Hoover, Jimmy Parler, Jr.,
Joe & Beverly Ritter,Pat Hilton,
Lucille Culpepper, Ellison & Marie Young,
Richard & Carol Slocum, Carroll Godwin,
Douglas & Jane Wright, Bill & Gail Howell
In Honor of Ruby Dodd
By: The Will Goodwin Class
ALL SAINTS DAY AT BETHEL UMC
We will be celebrating the life of all the Saints of
Bethel United Methodist Church who have passed
away during the past Conference year, Sunday,
November 2nd during the 11:00 AM Worship Service
Please place a bell on the All Saints Banner in
memory of your loved one.
POINSETTIAS FOR THE BETHEL SANCTUARY
It is time to order poinsettias for the sanctuary during
the holiday season. in honor or in memory of a loved
one. The cost is $22 for the large double poinsettias
used in the sanctuary. The deadline is December
11th.
The Sally Starr Circle is selling pecans and they will
be in about November 11th. We will sell halves or
pieces and the cost will be $10 per bag. You may
purchase your pecans from any member of the Sally
Starr Circle or from the church office.
Hanging of the Greens
Sunday, November 30th at the 11:00 Worship
Service. We will not have an 8:45 AM Worship
Service but will have Sunday school at 10:00 AM.
November 30th is the first Sunday of the Advent
Season.
Agape Christmas Concert
Bethel’s Agape Praise Band will have its Christmas
concert Sunday, December 7th at 3:00 PM in the
sanctuary. It isn’t too early to mark your calendars
and begin the Christmas Season with an upbeat
tempo of music, which is sure to put you in the spirit
to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Make
your plans now and be sure to invite your friends,
Jesus is the reason for the season!! Let us come and
celebrate His birthday together.
The Chancel Choir Christmas Concert
Bethel’s Chancel Choir cordially invites you to
our annual Christmas Concert. The program is
scheduled for December 14th at 5 o’clock in the
afternoon. A string quartet from Chamber Music
Charleston, our fine organist/pianist, Karen Hiers,
and Bethel’s talented flautist, Summer Nay, will
accompany the singers. Please join us as we
celebrate the birth of our Lord.
Due to the reorganization of Soles4Souls, we will
discontinue collecting shoes. Hopefully they will soon
be putting “Big Blue Boxes” in South Carolina and we
will have a place to put the shoes for collection. All
boxes that were in stores have been taken out and the
only way we could send the shoes ourselves is at the
rate of $10.00 for every 5 pairs of shoes. We will
continue to keep in touch with the organization and
hopefully we will have “Big Blue Boxes” in South
Carolina soon. Thank you for being so supportive.
We are changing the time for our Mission meetings to
the third Tuesday at 4:00 in the library. We will have a
meeting on November 18 at 4:00.
We sent off eight pounds of coupons this week. That's
a lot of paper!
The Food Pantry continues to provide for those in
need. The average number of bags given out has
been around 70 but at the last Food Pantry, 103 bags
were distributed. For the months of November and
December, the schedule will change because of the
holidays. The pantry will be open in November on the
second and third Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 and in
December on the second and third Thursdays from
2:00 to 4:00.
PANTRY SCHEDULE
November 13
November 20
December 11
December 18
EMPTY BOWLS….Mark your calendars for Tuesday,
November 11th and Thursday, November 13th. for the annual
Empty Bowls suppers at Saint Anthony's Parish Hall. The
proceeds are divided among the food pantries of participating
churches.. Last year our pantry received a check for $700.
There will be over 20 different soups and chili each night,
along with desserts, breads and drinks. You also get to take a
bowl home with you (maybe one made.by our Glory
Group).Tickets are available in the church office and cost
$10.
How can you support this worthy cause? You can make a
crock-pot full of soup, dessert or bread, or volunteer to help
on Tuesday or Thursday night from 5:00 to 8:00. Please
remember that anything you do will help our food pantry.
Just call Carol Armentrout at 538-4094
November 2
November 9
November 16
November 23
November 30
Sheri Stone
Gluinda Tucker
Mark Warren
Johnny Thomas
Sheri Stone
Allen Gustin, Michael Padgett,
Duncan Hunt, Buzz Benson, Tripp
Boseman
Receiving Usher: June Dyches
Chris Bickley, Leon Langley, Perry
November 9
Buckner, Lawton Huggins, Bobby
Bonds
Receiving Usher: Terry Walters
Roger Crook, Peden McLeod, John
November 16
Thomas, Jr., Mark Stone
Receiving Usher: Edward Culpepper
Edward Culpepper, Jamie Bunton,
November 23
Joey McLaine, Terry Walters
Receiving Usher: Jamie Bunton
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November 30
Scott Rizer, John (Bo) Hetrick,
Johnny Bell
Receiving Usher: Chris Bickley
November
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November
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November
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November
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November
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Glory
Group
Meets
Tuesday
November 4 at 12:00 noon with lunch
in the fellowship hall.
The program will be on Gratitude and
Thanksgiving.
November 2
8:45 am Ushers: Mike Kuszmaul and Ellison Young
PLEASE NOTE: NO usher list will be mailed out
this year. Please follow this list.
Date
8:45 am Service
11:00 am Service
Thomas &
Jeanette Berry
Donald & Wynona
Rizer
November 2
Pat Hilton
November 9
Howard Speaks
November 16
Carroll Godwin
Bill & Gail Howell
Bill & Betty Sue
Wilson
Richard & Carol
Slocum
Tom & Judy
Woodward
Ted & Gluinda
Tucker
November 23
November 30
Jackson Bell, Anne Mathis
Thomas, West Brown
Catherine Bunton, Faith Stephens,
Tyler Johnson
Huiet Rowe, Eli Rowe, Jordan
Slocum
Parker Tuten,Sean Fanchette, Rob
Boseman
Jackson Bell, Anne Mathis
Thomas, Tyler Johnson
The
United
Methodist
Youth Fellowship will have
their Thanksgiving Program
on Tuesday, November
25th at 6:00 PM at Bethel.
Please bring canned good
items for the Thanksgiving
baskets the youth will take
to the needy after the
Bethel Members, their
families, and others in
the
Bethel
extended
church family who need
your prayers:
Shut-ins and Other Health Concerns:
Ann Nettles, Bobby Jean Reed, Greg Bowen, Mary
Ellen Bryant, Timothy Crosby, Harry Cone, Ashley
Mangum, Jim Heaton, William Thomas, Elaine
Gauthier, James Brown, Kendra Crosby, Ed Robbins,
John David Brooks, Miriam Beach, Tinker Williams,
Dorothy Fuller, , Bebe Kemp, Margaret Hildebrand,
Caron Wilson, Ron Shoupe, Marjorie Hobbs, Paul
Rickenbacker, Eve Richardson, Mildred Drew, Jeff
Benson, Jody Lucas, Adrian Molinaroli, Margaret
Ruud, Horace Kinsey, Ralph Corbett, III (Trey)
Charlie Sweat, Joe Ritter,
Military Service:
Will Hilton Blasko, Taylor Benson, Reginald Lee
Benton, Blake Rhoden.
The 2015 Kathleen Wilkes Herring Scholarship
will be awarded early in the year to Bethel
students attending Columbia College, Wofford
College, Wesleyan College and Emory School
of Theology or Duke School of Theology. To
apply send a letter of interest to the church
office by December31, 2014.
The Bethel Men’s Group would like to thank all
of Bethel and the Walterboro community for
another very successful “Taste of Bethel”! We
would not be able to sponsor this event without
the support of Bethel.
Tinker Williams
Carolyn Powers
Joy Hoffman
Linda Sisk
Ashley Amundson
Holland Williams
Bill Stephens, Sr.
Johnny Thomas
Jennings Burrttram
Becky Kinard
Mike Kuszmaul
Gluinda Tucker
Charlotte Culpepper
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Sarah Anne Dean
Carol Simmons
Jamie Bunton
Patti Phillips
Melanie Ritter
Bill Wilson
Jackson Bell
Delores Crosby
Hannah Reugner
Austin Moore
Haskell & Jane Moore
Bobby & Harriett Bonds
Scott & Tammy Dean
Gerald & Pearl Beach
By Ann Bickley, Financial Secretary
As of 10/17/14
General Fund
Building Fund
2014 Budget
$376,963.
$38,400.
Needed to Date
$304,470
$31,015
Received to Date
$254,254
$23,986
service.
The United Methodist
Children’s Fellowship with
Jeff Slocum meets each
Sunday evening from 6:00
– 7:30 PM at Bethel.
Come join us and bring
your Friends!!
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Dear Bethel,
Thank you for your constant support while I have
been away at college. The pick- me- ups I have
received in the mail have truly brightened my days at
Carolina. Also, thank you for the support in helping
with the cost of college tuition.
Thank you again,
Austin Utsey
Dear Bethel UMC,
I sincerely thank you for your prayers, calls, and your
love and support during my recent flare-up of Crohns
disease and hospitalization. It is such a privilege to
be among you. May God truly bless you for you love
and concern to me and Ben. We love you all and
hope to be back soon.
Thanks be to God for His miraculous healing.
Sincerely,
Frankie Evans
Bethel Family Prayers
A good foundation scripture for learning to pray is
Philippians 4: 6-7 (New Living translation) “Don’t
worry about anything; tell God what you need, and
thank Him for all He has done, then you will
experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything
we can understand; this peace will guard your
hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Prayer is communication with God. We need to
have effective results and that is based on God’s
word. We need to be believing and receiving what
He has already given us in Jesus. (I John 5: 1415).
So, whatever needs to change in your life today,
go to the word and pray for the answer. Praying in
faith works. God has said so.
Your Prayer Team
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
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Keep Me Handy All Month!!
Don't forget on the back are volunteer lists.
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8:45 AM Sunday School
10:00 am Sunday School
11:00 am Worship Service
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9:00 am Ladies Exercise Class
12:30 pm AA Meeting (closed)
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9:00 am Ladies Exercise Class
10:00 am Discipleship Bible Study
12:30 pm AA Meeting (open)
12:30 pm AA Meeting
ALL SAINTS DAY
12:00 PM
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS
Fall Back
6:00 pm UMW Executive Committee
7:00 pm Praise Team practice
6:00 pm UMCF
6:00 pm UMY
6:30 pm AA Meeting (closed)
7:00 United Methodist Men
Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm Chancel Choir
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9:00 am Ladies Exercise Class
8:45 am Early Worship Service
10:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am Agape Worship Service
11:00 am Worship Service
Veteran's Day Celebration
Communion
12:30 pm AA Meeting (closed)
2:30 pm Lillie Glover Circle
Church Library
1:00 am Lula Strickland Circle
Church Parlor
11:00 am Essie Loper Circle
Church Parlor
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2:00-4:00 PM
12:30 pm AA Meeting (open)
6:00 pm to
8:00 PM
7:00 pm Missy Ackerman Circle
8:45 am Early Worship Service
10:00 am Sunday School
11:00 am Worship Service
12:30 pm AA Meeting (open)
6:00 pm Worship Committee/library
6:30 pm Sally Starr Circle/Church Parlor
6:00 pm UMCF
6:00 pm UMY
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9:00 am Ladies Exercise Class
6:00 pm to
8:00 PM
7:00 pm Chancel Choir
St. Anthony's Catholic Church
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St. Anthony's Catholic Church
6:30 pm AA Meeting (closed)
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9:00 am Ladies Exercise Class
12:30 pm AA Meeting (closed)
9:00 am Ladies Exercise Class
10:00 am Discipleship Bible Study
12:30 pm AA Meeting (open)
12:30 pm AA Meeting (open)
4:00 pm Mission Committee/library
2:00-4:00 PM
6:00 pm Church Council meets
Will Goodwin Classroom
6:30 PM
5:30 pm Finance Committee meeting
6:30 pm Trustees meeting
6:00 pm UMCF
6:00 pm UMY
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8:45 am Early Worship Service
10:00 am Sunday School
11:00 am Worship Service
7:00 pm Chancel Choir
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9:00 am Ladies Exercise Class
12:30 pm AA Meeting (closed)
6:00 pm UMCF
6:00 pm UMY
7:00 pm Praise Team practice
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
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8:45 am NO EARLY WORSHIP
10:00 am Sunday School
11:00 am Worship Service
Hanging of the Greens
No UMCF
No UMYF
355 Hampton Street
Walterboro, SC 29488
(843) 549-7691, office
(843) 549-1214, fax
Website: www.walterborobethelumc.org
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Youth
Program
6:00 PM
Bring
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6:30 pm AAS Meeting (closed)
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12:30 pm AA Meeting (open)
Church
Office
Closed
7:00 pm Chancel Choir
6:30 pm AA Meeting (closed)
Church Office Closed
12:30 pm AA Meeting (open)
6:30 pm AA Meeting
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