Care Ministry

You Are Not Alone: Care Nights

In a 2014 survey of 2,000 people, over one in three adults admitted that they fear being alone. While more people rank public speaking as their number one fear, I think the fear of being alone is experienced by almost everyone at some point in our lives. Being alone doesn’t necessarily mean single or not…

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You Asked For It: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

“Why do bad things happen to good people?” This is a question that has been asked down through the ages. In Romans 8, Paul talks about creation groaning because the original sin that cast it into utter disarray. Of course, Job’s friends did not understand this view and had a different answer to that question.…

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All You Need Is Love

I have a favorite movie entitled, “Love Actually.” I am not sure how many times I have watched it, but I can guarantee the number would be high. There are probably six different stories going on at the same time in the movie, and they eventually all revolve around love in the end. The opening…

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Making Sense of Tragedy

As I sit at my desk trying to sort out all the shootings that are happening in our country (the latest being the Waffle House shooting in Tennessee), my prayer is that God will intervene and we will enjoy peace in our world. He loves all of us, and our response to His love is…

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Have You Seen Him?

After His suffering, He presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. Acts 1:3 Each Easter, I look forward to sunrise service where we declare He has risen! I pray each year I…

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Fight to Win!

Growing up in America, we are often taught that if you fight, fight to win. No one likes to lose. I certainly don’t! Speaking of fighting–my wife, Kristen, and I have found a new favorite TV series to stream on Amazon Prime after the kids go to bed: Poldark. Maybe some of you have seen it.…

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What Are Thursday Care Nights?

The Care Ministry of Mt. Bethel UMC is the shepherding arm of our local church. We are concerned about the well being of our congregation at Mt. Bethel and the community in which we live and do ministry. Our calling for ministry is very simple and biblical: we are compelled to love like Christ to…

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Coming January 7, 2018…

KIDCITY – New for Kids K-5th Grade Sundays, beginning January 7 | 9:30 & 11am | Fellowship Hall At KidCity, children experience Christ’s love in the relationships formed with caring adults and leaders, community groups of peers, and hands-on application of God’s word and principles presented in the Bible. Mt. Bethel Children’s Ministry is excited to…

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