All About Bethlehem UMC

Our Mission & Vision

Our vision…

To share God’s Word and God’s love with our community;

To worship God regularly;

and to give all thanks and praise to God.

Our mission…

is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our Church History

Bethlehem UMC was recognized as an active Methodist congregation in 1789, becoming the first Methodist church in the southern part of Gloucester County. A “great revival” was said to have resulted upon recognition, with many new members “struggling into life.”¹ The first meeting house was constructed in 1808.

We have been “The heart, hands, and feet of Christ to the community” for over 230 years.

For Our Visitors

Frequently Asked Questions

What do United Methodists believe?

As a part of the worldwide United Methodist Church family, we follow a set of Bible-based, God inspired beliefs set forth by our denomination. To learn more about our beliefs, CLICK HERE.

Where should I park? Is there handicapped parking available?

We have plenty of parking around our church building. Our building is fully handicapped-accessible.

What should I expect?

We gather in our sanctuary for traditional worship each Sunday morning at 11:00am. We are blessed to have both a pianist and an organist who together provide meaningful music and hymn accompaniment for our services. We welcome all visitors to join us in our worship experience.

Do you serve Communion?

We celebrate Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of each month. 

What should I wear?

Dress is casual. 

Is there Sunday School?

We have a prayer group that meets every Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. You are welcome to submit a prayer request on our Contact Us page or join us in prayer at that time.

Is there Children's Church or a Nursery?

Children are always welcome in our worship services. We do have a nursery available but it is not staffed at this time. Parents who need to take their children out of the service for any reason are welcome to use this facility.

How do I become a member of the church?

To discuss becoming a member or moving your membership to Bethlehem UMC, please contact our pastor, Rev. Chuck Winner.


Phone: 804-642-5141