Friday, February 26, 2021
Livestream Worship
Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Join us on Church Online Platform or Facebook Live as we gather together
for worship this Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
Invite others to join us this Sunday and on the Sundays to come!

This Sunday Rev. Matt Bates will be preaching.
His sermon is titled Did You Read the Fine Print.

Note about our livestream: We are aware of some issues with our Facebook livestream. We have checked and our video feed is strong and uninterrupted. If you are having issues with Facebook, please use Church Online Platform, as that is more stable. Although you don't have to register to watch the service, can enter your email address, create a password and a Chat name, then you will have full access to the live stream, bulletin and chat. You will only need to sign up the first time. You can also access Church Online Platform from our webpage. Please click on the "Watch Now" button. Thank you for your patience.
Confirmation Class Begins
We have seen these “sensational six” grow from toddlers to confirmation time. From Children’s Church to confirmation, George, John S, John T, Stella, Thomas and Whit are entering a 3 month series of classes, retreats, service projects and spiritual growth to prepare for confirmation. They are working to live the vows of their baptism and membership covenant. In May (and hopefully in person) these young people will become professing members of Centenary.

We will come to know these pre-teens and teens better along their journey. If you would like to share words of welcome and encouragement their snail mail addresses are included.
John and Thomas Stottlemeyer
11532 Birchill Lane
Glen Allen, 23059
John and George Thrower
500 Waveny Road
Richmond 23229
Stella and Whit Vetrovec
311 North 32ond Street
Please join
The Personal Finance Ministry of Third Street Bethel AME Church
on Zoom February 27th at 11 am. 
Our guest speaker will be Sister Gwen Carney, CPA. 

The topic will be Questions, Questions, Questions: Are you ready for tax season? Did you get your stimulus check? We look forward to you bringing your questions to this discussion. Please contact Zelda or Randall Johnson, Jr. for more info,

Meeting ID: 821 8185 0127 -- Passcode: 648228 Audio 301 715 8592
Melissa Martinez, our church children’s director since 2010 welcomed September TWINS into her family.
Kenzo and Kemina Elise joined their siblings Kyria(13), Karisia(7) and Edwin (5).
Our church family offers warmest congratulations. We know that “Miss Melissa” has been busy during this time away from our church nursery and youth Sunday School.
Registration Deadline March 19, 2021
Please use this link to register:
Thanks to the Dream Like Jesus team
and to everyone who attended the Zoom reception on February 14 for the presentation of a new vision of ministry in Richmond. If you're interested in joining the next phase of our work together as we align our church to the vision and set the stage to realize the dream, please email Drew Willson at

You can watch the Dream Like Jesus team's presentation by following one of these links. (Same meeting, different views.)

How did we get here? 
Please join us for an exploration of Richmond’s history using the Rev. Ben Campbell’s book, Richmond’s Unhealed History.  This study will be guided by Pat Shipley, Karen Daly Junker and Barrett Brown -  with guest appearances by the author. 

 An Online Book Study - Monday Evenings at 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
To register, please email: Barrett Brown - 
or telephone: 804-651 -1560. 
Weekly Bible Study
Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
Please join us as we look at the scripture for the upcoming Sunday. We meet together via Zoom for study and fellowship. The Zoom link will be sent via email on Tuesday. We look forward to seeing you there.
UMW - Smethie Circle
March 17, 2021 - Show and Tell About 2020

Be thinking of what you learned about yourself in 2020.
What has been the worst part and the best part
of the forced Covid shut down.

Zoom Link. -- Meeting ID - 892 1490 8470. -- Passcode: 519402.
Offering Envelopes
We know you may be wondering about how to get your offering envelopes. If you would like your envelopes, please email the church office or call 804-648-8319 and leave a message. While the office is closed, we are at the church on Thursdays and can make arrangements for you to pick them up. If that is not convenient for you, we will make other arrangements when you contact us. Thank you for your patience while we find new ways to get the business of church done!
Upcoming Birthdays

February 29 - Ina Wilson
March 2 - Eric Roper
March 4 - Jane Chasse
Passcode 375556
March 3 @ 10 a.m. Bible Study - Passcode 275151
March 3 @ 10 a.m. Reconciling Task Force - Passcode 578309
March 17 @ 4:00 p.m. UMW - Smethie Circle
Passcode 692253
All events are on Zoom unless otherwise noted.
Ka Cheng - friend of Vicki and Phyllis Stump diagnosed with breast cancer.
Ronnie Clements
Shannon Conway - requests prayer for the Charles Sherman, Peter 
Oxborrow, Leon Beale and family.
AJ Crick 
Bush Enos - brother of Rebecca Enos, recovering from knee replacement.
Jeff Hatch
Alex Hundley - as he deals with life in the Army in Korea. Notes and cards would be appreciated. His address is: PFC Alex Hundley, CMR 374, Box 709, APO, AP 96273.
Sally Jordan - recovering from surgery at Sheltering Arms in Short Pump
Mikey - recovering from surgery to correct some complications from donating a kidney to his Dad.
Patti Oman - health concerns - friend of Beth Hensley.
Wayne Panton - undergoing tests.
John Seyfarth - John is doing well but we think he would appreciate a note or card from his church family. His address: Dr. John Seyfarth, The Hermitage Richmond
Red Bud Section—Room 214, 1600 Westwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227.
Rev. Pat Shipley - recovering from surgery.
Phyllis Stump - at Lakewood Manor.
Peggy Thomsen--recent breast cancer diagnosis
Richard Vigil - cousin of Carri Toro, in Colorado, undergoing a lot of tests.