Small Group Bible study is a major part of the life of the people of Bethia United Methodist Church.

It is the base of our understanding of God and our understanding of our salvation. Studying God’s Holy Word comes in many opportunities at Bethia.

    All Sunday School Classes are held at 10:00 am every Sunday. A nursery is provided for ages 0-2. Children’s classes are divided by age group/grade.




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    Spreading some LOVE

    Dinner Time


    JULIET’S – Just Us Ladies Intentionally Enjoying Togetherness

    The JULIET’s meet the first and third Tuesday mornings of each month for coffee at 9:00 am. The gatherings are held at The Art Factory, 4810 Market Square Lane, Midlothian 23112 (near Sergio’s.)

    They offer coffees, teas, juices, muffins, bagels, etc.

    Come enjoy meeting someone new, getting to know someone better, or just a few good laughs. We’re sure there will be plenty of that!




    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 Tuesday night of each month at 6:00 pm in the SEED Hall 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, in the community, and in the world.

    Annual activities include Brunswick Stew Sales, Christmas Tree sale,  work projects and Faith Night at the Diamond. Won’t you come join us??

    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 Marian Berry Circle and the Busy Ladies Circle.

    The Marian Berry Circle meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in Room 103.

    The Busy Ladies circle meets at 12:00 p.m. on the second Sunday each month in Room 103.

    Our Leadership Team meets at 5:00 p.m on the first Monday of each month in the Bistro.

    Major annual projects include providing assistance to Bellwood Elementary and Spring Run Elementary, The UMFamilyServices, Safe Haven, Vacation Bible School, Women’s Retreat, Ladies’ Tea Event in August, Trunk & Treat in October, and bake sales throughout the year.

    Entire proceeds from fundraisers benefit mission projects.

      We welcome any woman who would like to join us.


    Stephen Ministry

    Stephen Ministry is an international ministry that was developed specifically for expanding the care that churches can provide to the congregation. When a church enrolls in Stephen Ministry, they are provided the training tools that enhance the spiritual gifts of those called and the framework to supervise the Stephen Ministers in Christian Caregiving. This type of lay ministry follows the teaching of Christ as he taught his followers to care for others. Stephen Ministers are trained to respond to the requests for care of individuals who are in need or in crisis. You do not need to be a member of the church to request a Stephen Minister.


    The Walk to Emmaus is an enlightening 3-day journey with fellow Christian Believers. Participants experience in a fresh way the love of Christ through a retreat structure.

    Weekends start on Thursday evening and end Sunday evening. Monthly Gatherings are presently being held on the second Saturday of each month at Bon Air UMC starting at 4:00 pm.

    Brochures are available at the church for further information.

    EMMAUS offers TWO men’s and TWO women’s walks annually. 


    Prayer Shawl Ministry

    The Bethia Prayer Shawl Ministry began November 1, 2006, after Hearing about 2 graduates (Janet Bristow and Victoria Galo) of the 1998 Women’s Leadership Institute at the Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut from Dee McGonigle. Several ladies were interested and could knit and crochet prayer shawls.
    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.

    Heavenly Sunshine

    Heavenly Sonshine is a ministry that shares God’s love by caring for the needs of people who may be faced with difficulties. This may include meals to help during illnesses, surgeries, and accidents as well as celebrating the births into our Bethia family.

    If you know of someone who needs some love and support please contact Kathie Tharp at

    Adult Music Ministry Opportunities


    Sunday Praise Team:   This group of musicians and singers lead worship music at our 9:00 and 11:00 am service.  Most of the music sung at this service is more contemporary, incorporating current hits on Christian radio, but also occasionally includes old standards.  


    Sanctuary Choir:       Anthems are of varying styles, from contemporary to classic, southern gospel to Christian rock, and everything in between.  This group also offers special music programs throughout the year, including Christmas and Palm Sunday. 


    Other Ministries and Activities

    Art Ministry

    Grocery Ministry

    Weekly Bible Studies

    Sewing Ministry

    Boy Scouts

    Cub Scouts

    Men’s Open Basketball Nights

    Weekly Prayer Ministry

    Girl Scouts

    Men and Women’s Reunion Groups

    Kairos Prison Ministry