The Pathfinder’s Class
Are you in your 20’s, 30’s, or 40’s? This class is designed for young adults and the issues that affect their daily lives, families, and careers. Topics include marriage, parenting, and general Old and New Testament learning. Fellowship, prayer, and God’s word are the focus of the time together. They are always looking for new students to contribute to a great conversation during class!
The Foundations Class is about fellowship and sharing both praises and concerns. Using the Uniform Series International Bible Lessons that feature both Old and New Testament lessons, we enjoy a lively discussion of the lesson and how it applies to our lives today.
The Claud Bible Class
An adult class that uses the Uniform Series International Bible Lessons curriculum.
Sisters in Spirit Class
This class meets in the Bethia House and we is a women’s group that is doing a Women of Faith Series. We will be starting a 12-week study on Sunday, April 15 titled Living In Jesus. Members will be taking turns leading the class. We also do “field trips” on occasion like Christian Movies and Christian Concerts.
United Methodist Men
The United Methodist Men of Bethia is a group of men dedicated to the spiritual growth and health of all men of the Bethia Church family. The group meets on the third Wednesday night of each month at 6:30 pm for dinner, fellowship and a brief program. Each meeting features a devotional time and a short business and planning meeting.
Every male in the church family is a “member” of the BUMM and encouraged to attend any and all BUMM functions. Proceeds from fundraisers are used to fund ministry opportunities at Bethia, the community, and the world.
Annual activities include Brunswick stew sales, Christmas tree sale, Living Nativity, work projects and clean-up days.
United Methodist Women
(UMW) at Bethia exists as a local unit but is connected to the James River District, the Virginia conference, and the national policy-making body for UMW. Our local unit at Bethia is comprised of two circles. The Susanna Wesley circle, meets at 10:00 AM the second Tuesday of each month.
The Loretta Gruver circle meets the first Tuesday each month at 7:00 pm. We meet as a combined unit on the third Tuesday. All meetings are held in Room 10. Major annual projects include providing Valentine care packages for sick and shut-ins, Mother/Daughter banquet, Fall Craft sale, and bake sales throughout the year. Entire proceeds from fundraisers benefit mission projects. We welcome any woman who would like to join us.
Richmond Emmaus also offers Chrysalis Flights which follow the same structure and are for youth and young adults ages 15-24.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Care and love if knitting and crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort. The BPSM meets every 1st and 3rd Monday from 10:00 a.m. till Noon.
The prayer shawl ministry has evolved to include baby blankets and pocket prayer crosses. Over 1500 prayer shawls and baby Blankets have been sent around the world and over 100 pocket prayer crosses have been blessed for the military and others. The shawls after being blessed by the congregation are placed in a glass cabinet for selection.