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We are exploring the Gospel of Matthew together right now at Bethesda. You can read some of the previous sermons on our pastor’s website:
We will be taking a break from the Matthew sermon series in Advent, 2015, but we will be continuing it until then, and we plan to pick it up again in 2016.
Please join us and discover God’s loving presence with us, in Jesus Christ, our Lord, our Savior, our Brother, and our Friend.
Applications are now available for the Gary Shawn Bias and Family Endowment Fund, 2015.
Established in loving memory of Gary Bias, who loved his church and had a passion and love for the well being of children and youth, these grants are especially meant for groups, activities, and ministries focused on the good of children, tweens, and teens.
We at Bethesda remember and are grateful for Gary’s life. He will always be a part of Bethesda. We are grateful for this good work done in Gary’s name.
The deadline is May 15.
You may download the application / cover letter below.
For the last couple of weeks at Bethesda, and for one week more, we are exploring the rich poetry, deep theologically, and profound sacredness of The Apostles’ Creed. You can read these sermons on my blog: www.jeffreykanode.wordpress.com
Right now at Bethesda, we are journeying together through a sermon series I am calling “God Heals Hearts.” Each week, we look at scripture from the Lectionary, and we look at the scripture specifically to find ways God makes whole our broken hearts; ways God restores our shattered dreams with God’s ultimate dream of us home in God’s heart;ways in which God journeys with us through suffering to find lasting hope through the promise of Christ’s cross, and Christ’s resurrection.
God heals hearts so that we can live redeemed, loved, and new, serving the God who loves us so, by loving each other, and this world, so.
You can read each sermon in the series by visiting my blog: www.jeffreykanode.wordpress.com
Hope to see you at church on Sunday very soon.
In Christ’s healing love,
Rev. Jeffrey C. Kanode
Pastor, Bethesda UMC
I became the pastor of the Bethesda United Methodist Church on July 1, 2013, and I am so honored and delighted to be serving God here! Church folk here are quickly becoming friends. They welcomed me with the best in Christian hospitality, grace, and love.
I can attest to how Bethesda treats strangers, because just a few short time ago, I came here as a stranger! I believe you will be welcomed here, loved her, and made to feel at home here.
Are you looking for a church home? We all need one! Come to Bethesda, and find your home in God’s family with us.
In Christ’s Love,
With welcoming arms,
Rev. Jeffrey C. Kanode,
Pastor, Bethesda UMC
This years VBS is Kingdom Rock! It will be held during the week of July 8th – 12th. Time TBA. You can preregister here.