Family Ministries Blog

Thank you to all who helped with the Old Bethel Community Easter Egg Hunt. It was a beautiful time of connecting with our friends in this community; the turnout was great, as was the faithful service of you all.

During this Passion Week, and leading up to Easter Sunday, I am reminded of the relentless love of Christ for us. Also, and especially, I am reminded of the hope of resurrection. So, what valuable lessons can we teach our kids about the resurrection?

  • The resurrection means that Christ is in the business of making all things new. Therefore, when we are going through hard times, painful times and uncertain times, Christ’s resurrection of overcoming death means we can have hope (Orange theme of the month)

  • Also, the resurrection means that we can have hope for our friends, family and classmates to experience the love of God. This is because resurrection means that our sins have been defeated and we can have a living relationship with Jesus Christ.

As the kids have learned in Kids' Church this month, hope is believing that something good can come out of something bad. When they saw the empty tomb, those witnesses presumed something bad had taken place. But, one by one, when people experienced the risen Jesus, they realized that something good had come from what they thought was bad and the end. Resurrection = Hope

Have a Blessed week!

Pastor Matthew


Events and small groups:

There will be no Kids Church or College Connect/High School smalls groups Easter Sunday March 27th, enjoy the day with family and friends.

Middle school small group (grades 5-8): Tuesday nights 5:45pm -7pm at Old Bethel UMC

High school small group/study (grades 9-12): Sunday’s after the 11am service, lunch included

College Connect small group/study (for all college students): Sunday’s after the 11am service, lunch included

Coming Up:

FX: The next FX (Family Fun Night) will be Friday April the 8th 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Join us for a night of free fun, food, participation, and live presentation of the Orange theme of the month

Annual Youth Mission Trip: Spaghetti Dinner Dessert Auction & Bake Sale will be Sunday, April 24th from 4-6 PM. Join us as we fundraise for our upcoming Youth Mission Trip!

Staffing needs:

  • 11am Kids Church: We need assistants and lead teachers to rotate. Please contact Pastor Matthew to set up a time to drink coffee (or tea) and find out more.

  • Middle school small group: Tuesday nights we need small group leaders and assistants to rotate. Please contact Pastor Matthew to set up a time to drink coffee (or tea) and find out more.

Contact the Family Ministries team: We would love to hear from you :)

Pastor Matthew Phipps:

Bri Markland:

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