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More Than Just a Building

During our recent deployment to Golden Meadow, Louisiana, many of us learned a church is “more than just a building.” Hurricane Ida damaged the Golden Meadow UMC church building beyond repair. Upon arrival, the Louisiana Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, Bob Deich gathered our team and church members to deliver a message. He spoke of the…

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The Importance of Apologetics

“Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15 RSV) What is Apologetics? Apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia, which means a defense, as in a court of law. Christian apologetics involves…

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Discovering the Holy Spirit

In anticipation of her visit on October 7 and 8, we had the opportunity to ask the Rev. Dr. Carolyn Moore several questions related to her planned topics, “Hungering for the Holy Spirit” and “Come Holy Spirit.”   Please join us at either the Women’s Night of Encouragement or the Men’s Breakfast featuring Dr. Moore.   Question: If somebody…

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Always a Reason

Working with children and students, there is always a reason to celebrate something. There’s always a holiday, a birthday, a milestone, or a change in season that we’re working toward, and I love it! I love to celebrate, to laugh, and to have fun together. I think it’s part of the reason I’m so drawn…

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

Going on a short-term mission trip is a life-changing experience. In the weeks leading up to the trip, you work together with the other team members, preparing devotions, crafts, and sometimes songs. You are preparing yourself to step into an unknown land, sharing the Gospel with the people that you meet. But the amazing thing…

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What is a Prayer Walk?

Prayer walks are not a new idea. For years, Christian Believers have walked around Mt. Bethel praying over the property, each doorway and for all who enter to experience God’s presence, each classroom that God’s word and truth would be proclaimed, and over the sanctuary that our worship would be pleasing to the Lord and…

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Fulfilling God’s Vision

Dear Mt. Bethel Friends, After over 17 years at Mt. Bethel, with almost 14 of those being in missions, God is leading me to fulfill a vision he gave me a number of years ago. Quite a few of my friends in the Mt. Bethel community have been asking exactly why I am leaving and…

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Son Flowers

In 2011, my husband, Steve, and I went to Romania at the urging and invitation of another Mt. Bethel member. We arrived, met the girls, and began to take in the beauty of the surroundings. The vast fields of sunflowers, which are flowers always seeking the sun, reminded us of how the girls we were…

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