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News and Current Events for January 11, 2022
Thoughts from David
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Worship ONLINE!
Order of Worship for January 2
Reckless Love, Sunday Morning Book Study
Join in for a new Sunday morning book study on Reckless Love, by Tom Berlin, pastor of the largest UM church in Virginia.
The study is facilitated by Bill Hamilton.
Books are available online through Amazon.
Class is 9:45 am on Sundays in Room 112.
Our Wonderful Wednesday Night ministry is still happening!
We will NOT be serving dinner at this time.
Hopefully, dinners may resume when it is safer to do that.
Classes will start TOMORROW, January 12, at 6:30 pm!
Join us for a great time of fellowship and learning!
Read about classes being offered here.
Potato Drop This Saturday, January 15
Trinity Ecumenical Parish's winter potato drop will be on
Saturday morning, Jan 15th, starting at 10 a.m. in the church's lower parking lot Volunteers are needed to rebag potatoes into
10 lb. bags before they are delivered to our four area food pantries. Work generally takes about an hour.
Please email Geoff Orth if you are able to help
UMW Meeting - January 20
Join us on January 20, 1:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Our mission project will be stuffing teddy bears for patients at Carilion’s Franklin Memorial Hospital. Our program will be "A Polar Bear Adventure Special Event." We will also have the Installation of Officers for 2022 who are willing to "Bear" the responsibility of leadership for the UMW in 2022. (get it?)
HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US THERE!!
Chili Fundraiser - January 23
Back by popular demand! Pick up your chili lunch after either worship service on Sunday, January 23. Suggested donation is $5 to support the UMW local missions funding.
January Green Team Tips

It’s time for New Year’s Resolutions! Challenge yourself to add new actions in the coming year to your faith commitment to care for God’s creation. Take stock of your energy usage. Contact your utilities to see if they will do an energy audit of your home. Usually, those are free and helpful. Then calculate your carbon footprint at The Nature Conservancy or from Carbon FootPrint website.

Plastic pollution threatens so much of our lives and especially our oceans. Check out the bill that is before Congress now: Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.

According to Project Drawdown, the #3 effective solution for dealing with the climate crisis is to minimize food waste. Plan meals carefully, buy less, buy in-season, store food well, use the freezer, reduce the intake of beef and other meat, grow veggies, eat leftovers, make soup and smoothies with smaller amounts of leftovers, compost peelings and ends, share with others.
Every day 27,000 trees lose their lives to make toilet tissue. Some companies clear-cut virgin forests for their products. Switch to a sustainable TP alternative—bamboo, which can be harvested every three months. Recycle old denim into new insulation. Check out the Blue Jeans Go Green Program.
Volunteers still needed!
The Franklin County Warming Shelter is a community effort to provide a warm place to sleep during the coldest of months for those experiencing homelessness. Volunteers are needed to provide meals, register guests, and sleep overnight.
Email Susan Hughes with questions or to volunteer.
Thanks for your ongoing support!!
United Methodist Men - Update for January
Because of the recent surge of COVID Cases, the United Methodist Men will not meet during January. We will keep you posted regarding our February meeting. Thanks! Stay Safe.
EvANGELism Cards
Encouragement and other occasion cards available for your use!
Bethlehem UMC Calendar
  • Wednesday, January 12, 4:00 pm PSPRC Committee Zoom
  • Tuesday, January 18, 7:00 pm , Council on Ministries Zoom
Class Schedule
  • Sundays, 9:45 am, Bible Study Class, Room 106
  • Sundays, 9:45 am, Reckless Love Book Study, Room 112
Recurring Events
  • Sundays 8:30 and 11:00 am In-Person Worship
  • Sundays after 1:00 pm or anytime Worship via YouTube
  • Tuesdays 9:30 am Pastor's Bible Study,
  • Tuesdays 10:30 am Prayer Time Zoom - Email for link
  • Thursdays 8:00 am Upper Room at My Way Bakery, Moneta
Contact our Staff:
Pastor, David Lord, 540-292-2312
Associate Minister, Susan Hughes, 540-493-8715
Director of Preschool and Family Ministries,
Maegan Mitchell, 540-243-6291
Administrative Assistant, Karen Carter, 540-297-7957