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        Prayer Vigil

The transfiguration story found in Mark 9 ends with Jesus and the three disciples descending the mountain where they find a man whose son was demon possessed and the disciples were unable to heal the boy.  Jesus rebuked the demon and the boy was healed.  Later the disciples asked why they were unable to drive the demon out of the boy.  Jesus later explained that this kind could only be made to come out by prayer.

In Jesus’ last meeting with the disciples following the Last Supper and before his arrest (John 14-17),  Jesus tells them to ask or pray and they would receive.  In 16:24 Jesus told them, “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name.  Ask and you will receive and your joy will be complete.”

As disciples of Jesus we can stand firm on the assurance of answered prayer by our Lord.  And in the midst of this pandemic, when we are called to stand down and self-quarantine, we may feel as if there is nothing we can do. But in the midst of these helpless feelings, let us stand firm in faith and in hope knowing that God does hear and God does answer our prayers!  The question then, is not will God answer, but rather, will we pray?

Like many of us, I want to “do” something to eradicate this virus.  But, for now, my best offense, is to be defensive by avoiding people, places and things where this virus might be lingering. However, as a disciple of Jesus I can “do” something … I can pray.  If prayer can change things, move mountains, heal the sick and inspire leaders, then prayer can stop a virus.  If John 16:24 is true, and I believe it is, then let’s claim that promise and become even more inspired and determined to “up our game” by praying even more than we are.  Let us continue our noontime prayer every day.  But let’s also add a 18-hour prayer vigil to our battling this virus from 6:00AM – 12:00 Midnight.  Many of us have been on a spiritual renewal weekend that was covered in prayer day and night.  What could happen if we did this at Bethia to ask God to heal our world from COVID-10 (coronavirus) every day?

In this frightening time prayer will be a place of comfort for all of us.  So, friends let us pray!

Here is how we can do this… 

Worship Service Times

Saturday Evening Service:
5:00 p.m. Contemporary and Casual Worship Celebration

Sunday Morning Services:
A nursery is provided for infants through 3-year-olds during all services and Sunday School.

8:30 a.m. New Beginnings Worship Service, led by the Morning Praise Team, provides joyful alternative praise and worship music.

9:45 a.m. Get Real Worship, provides traditional worship for those who like to attend worship a little earlier than 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Celebration

Children from age 4 through 5th grade enjoy Children’s Church during the 11:00 am service.

Wednesday Worship Service At 7 pm we have a casual mid-week worship service presented by a member of our church family and followed by an ice cream social. Come as you are and worship the Lord this summer.


Your generosity is making a difference. We believe in the power of generosity, what it does for the individual doing the giving, and for the purpose that the giving supports.

Throughout scripture, we are reminded of the importance of giving back a portion of what God has so generously provided. Giving is an act of worship and obedience, and should be done cheerfully with a spirit of thanksgiving.

Online giving not only allows you to give in a more convenient way but also to automate your faithfulness in giving.  Online giving permits you to schedule your giving of tithes and offering to correspond with frequency by which you are paid.

You may choose to give to the General Budget, Missions, Youth, Emmaus as well as Other. If you choose other you must include the area of ministry you wish your offering to be placed. During holidays or special events, you may see additional fund options from which to choose.

There’s more than one way to give.

Just place your check or cash in the offering during any weekend worship experience.
For your convenience, offering envelopes are available for your gift. You can place cash or checks (payable to BUMC) in one of these envelopes and put it in the offering. If you would like offering envelopes assigned to you, contact the church office at (804) 739-3459.


For many of you, carrying cash or your checkbook is a way of the past. You may give with either your debit or credit card immediately online. Click on the link to give immediately or to create an account where you can set up recurring gifts.  It’s quick and easy!

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The C.P. and Helen Claud Memorial Prayer Chapel

Dedicated in 2007 as a place for personal and corporate prayer at Bethia UMC.  Both Helen and CP were long-time members of the Bethia Church family and prayer was an important part of their faith journey.  Helen told the congregation (in what would be her final address to the congregation) just a few years before her death, that every brick in the Bethia Church building was prayed over and her final gift to Bethia Church was to be used to provide a place of prayer for all who woul and could come to pray.

It is located in the room across from the double entrance doors of the sanctuary and is open daily during regular church hours.  It is currently a place for a weekly prayer service on Wednesday mornings, and it is the place of prayer for all Intercessory Prayer Team members to come each week to pray for requests submitted from every worship service on the blue prayer cards located in sanctuary pew racks. The Prayer Chapel is also a place where persons can meet with a Stephen’s Minister following every worship service for personal prayer. It has also been used for small weddings and other special worship celebrations.

Outdoor Worship Location (OWL)

As an Eagle Scout project, Skylar Zunk organized and built a new Outdoor Worship Location (OWL) with amphitheater-style seating. The OWL includes seating for about 45 worshipers, a fire pit, a 12-foot wooden cross and a flat stone patio area that serves as the chancel. It was consecrated as the “OWL in the Julie Fuss Memorial Garden”. The project was dedicated to Bruce Copal while the cross was dedicated in honor of Charles Aardema (Skylar’s grandfather and long-time member of Bethia)