United Methodist Men


  • Encourage spiritual growth and discipleship in Bethel men through regular fellowship
  • Provide financial support to Church activities focusing on youth
  • Engage in fellowship activities with Churches and other Church Organizations
  • Support increasing Church membership and strengthen our out reach

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United Methodist Women



The Bethel United Women's Group is happening and we need you to keep it happening at Bethel United Methodist Church. Come and join us at our monthly meetings or join one of our groups. Baby-sitting or Helping Hands.

Need a sitter or mother's helper around the house? Get a name from the the list in the nursery and see who is available in the area. Kids can still sign up if interested.




Junior (Middle School) United Methodist Youth Fellowship

For 5th through 8th Graders, this group meets in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday evenings at 4:30 pm; no meetings on the 4th Sunday of the month. Come join for an evening of Christian fellowship, games, support. Occasionally there will be special events off-site during the regularly scheduled meetings, such as a trip to Laser Quest.  

The Middle School and Senior High youth groups combine often, particularly for social events, or for working on projects. 

Senior (High School) United Methodist Youth Fellowship

For 9th through 12th graders this group meets Sundays at 4:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall; no meetings on the 4th Sunday of the month. Activities include athletics, open group discussions, service projects, fund-raising projects, field trips, and picnics.


Is the Youth Walk to Emmaus. It is designed for the youth with a desire to deepen their faith in their daily lives and discipleship. Learn more about Chrysalis at the The Upper Room web site.

Sunday School

Sunday School meets at 9:00 a.m. before the Sunday worship services. Middle School and Senior High School.

Acolyte Program

This program is open to children from grade 2 through grade 9. Younger children are chosen to light the candles; older children may be chosen to help with Holy Communion.



Stephen Ministry

Blessed Be Our God Who Comforts Us So That We Can Offer Others The Consolation That We Have Received. 

What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus' command to love one another. Through one-to-one caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and care they need to support them.

  • Is life more than you can handle alone right now?
  • Are your health, your attitude, or your relationships suffering?
  • Are you adjusting to a new job, a change in marital status, a serious illness, the death of a loved one, a recent move?
  • Would you like to have someone in your life who really cares?

Everyone goes through difficult times. Having someone to care, to listen, to share God's love with you can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness you may be experiencing.

How does the referral process work?

  • A person (either you, a relative, or a friend) is hurting and in need of Christian care.
  • The Stephen Ministry Referrals Coordinator can learn about this need for care from the pastor, the person, himself, or a friend.
  • The Referrals Coordinator meets with the person to talk about Stephen Ministry.
  • With the person's permission, the Referrals Coordinator assigns a Stephen Minister to meet on a weekly basis with the person.
  • The Stephen Minister provides distinctively Christian care for the person in strict confidentiality.

Stephen Ministers Are Called to Be Caregivers

    Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
    Encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Thessalonians 5:14


What is a Stephen Minister?

A Stephen Minister is...

  • a child of God who walks beside a hurting person;
  • a caring Christian friend who really listens;
  • a lay person who has received 50 hours of training in how to provide distinctively Christian care.

A Stephen Minister is NOT...

  • a counselor or therapist;
  • a problem-solver;
  • a casual visitor.

Stephen Ministry helps meet the needs of individuals who are hospitalized, terminally ill, bereaved, in a job crisis, new members of the church, disabled, homebound, lonely, in a spiritual crisis, or looking for a caring Christian friend.

Dear Friends; Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. - I John 4:11-12

God Is the Curegiver

Consider allowing a Stephen Minister to walk with you on your journey to wholeness.

  • Cast your cares on the Lord, and he will sustain you. - Psalm 55:22
  • Come unto me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28
  • Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. - Peter 5:7

How Do I Get More Information?

If you are in need of a Stephen Minister or know someone who is, or would like to learn more about the program to become a Stephen Minister, contact Bethel's main office at (703) 670-4929 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Shawl Ministry

What a great way to do random acts of kindness & love! Join Bethel UMC's Shawl Ministry. Meetings are the 4th Tuesday nights at 5:00 pm in Room 3. If you are interested in participating or want to recommend someone for a shawl, please contact the Bethel Church Office 703-670-4929. Donations of yarn and money for supplies accepted. See www.shawlministry.com for more information about the national ministry.