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Bethany United Methodist Church
 118 W. 3rd Street South r Summerville, SC r 29483 r (843) 873-1230

Bethany United Methodist Church
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Bethany United Methodist Church


Welcome to Bethany!
You'll find lots of information about our church and our pastors this site, as well as information about our staff. Visit the About Us section to learn more about our history, purpose and vision, our beliefs, hours of operation and contact information, and much more!

Sunday Worship
Join us for Sunday morning worship at 8 a.m. in Spell Chapel. In addition, we offer two traditional worship services in the Sanctuary at 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The worship bulletin for each service is posted on our website on the Friday prior to the worship service.

Bethany also offers a contemporary worship service on Sunday mornings. The "Word and Table" worship service is held at 8:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Holy Week Worship Opportunities
Join us on Maundy Thursday, April 17, for worship at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary with communion.
A nursery will be provided.

We also invite you to join us on Good Friday, April 18, for Passion at the Ponds at 8 p.m. at The Ponds Amphitheater. This outdoor event will include a viewing of the movie, "The Passion of the Christ." Please bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. In case of rain, we will move into the gym at YMCA at The Ponds.
Please note that this movie is rated R and may not be suitable for all ages.

Easter Worship
We invite you to celebrate Easter with us! Worship opportunities include:

  • 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service in Azalea Park Amphitheater.
    Please bring your own lawn chair. In the event of rain, we will move to Spell Chapel.

  • 8 a.m. in Spell Chapel.

  • 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. Contemporary worship services in the Fellowship Hall.
    A nursery and children's church are both available.

  • 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. Traditional worship services in the Sanctuary.
    A nursery and children's church are both available. Overflow seating is available in Spell Chapel.

Sunday School
Bethany UMC has 14 Sunday School classes for adults. We also have classes for children and youth.


Vacation Bible School, June 9-13
Join us for our Workshop of Wonders Vacation Bible School! Register now!
Children ages four through those who have completed sixth grade are invited to attend!


Visitor Information
Because your visit is important to us, we want to make it easy to find our church and find your way around. Click the links for information about worship services, nursery and child care, provisions for visitors with special needs and what to wear. You can also learn how to become a member and how to request information about Bethany.

News and Events
Bethany is a busy place! In addition to special events, a number of activities and meetings take place at our church every day. There's even more news in the current and past issues of our month newsletter, the Bethany Beacon, and our weekly email news, Bethany Links.


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