"Cultivating a new generation in Christ!"
2020 has been a year like none other! We have navigated our way through these wild times and are excited for what will come with ASCEND in this new year!
ASCEND’s large group Gathering will happen the first Sunday of the month. During this meeting we will follow the worship protocols of Bethany UMC’s Word & Table Service. We will gather for fellowship, play games, our Youth Band will lead us in Praise and Worship, and a message relevant to our Youth will be given.
The rest of the month ASCEND will gather in small groups. Where we will really dive into God’s Word together, lift each other up in prayer, and build lasting community to support one another as we make our way through this new normal. Please fill out ASCEND’s Small Group Survey so we can place you in a small group to best serve your needs.
Ascend Kick-off Event on Sunday, September 13th from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. This will be a night of shaping our new year, fellowship, worship, and of course…the Pelican Snowballs Truck!
We are incredibly excited to welcome you into the Ascend Youth Group.
If you have any questions, concerns, want to chat about something or grab a taco or coffee please feel free to reach out to me. I can be reached by email at mjeter@bethany-umc, cell phone at (843) 261-3766, or the office at (845) 429-1849.
I am so excited to get a chance to hang out with you as we embark upon this wild new adventure!
Every month Ascend seeks to serve the community by having a Mission Night during one of the Sunday evening programs. By giving back to the community, we believe that we become better committed disciples of Jesus Christ.
- Mission nights have included:
- Packing Thanksgiving Baskets
- Community Thanksgiving Dinner Servers
- Writing letters to natural disaster victims
- Volunteering at Bethany Fall Festival
- Help with the annual Easter Egg Hunt
- Flowertown Festival Parking
- Serving at Home of Hope
- Volunteering at Living Christmas Story
- Serving at Bethany Tea Room
We believe that, as followers of Jesus Christ, that we are to live on mission at all times. It is important to give our students mission opportunities to create a mission minded culture.
The first Sunday night of each month are ASCEND GATHERINGS! We come together to play games, spend time in fellowship, worship the Lord through song, pray, and receive a message relevant to students today is offered.
The rest of the month, ASCEND will meet in small groups, lift each other up in prayer, and dive deeper to the message together.
ASCEND will also have special events through-out the year to provide mission opportunities, fellowship activities, and community building.
During this time of COVID-19 we recognize as people of God we still need to come together in praise and worship our Savior Jesus Christ as we look forward to doing so each week, while at he same time following social distant protocols and wear masks to care for the safety and well being of all participants.
Small groups are the backbone of ASCEND, the “micro-church” home for our youth and young adults! Our small groups meet throughout the weeks to suit the needs of the individuals and families of each group. If you would like to be in a small groups, please fill out the form below HERE.
If you have any questions about ASCEND SMALL GROUPS please reach out to Mike Jeter (854-429-1849)
This area is still under construction, but we’re hard at work planning out the most awesome year of ASCEND ever!!!