Living LIFE

Opportunities for Spiritual Growth

Bethlehem UMC enjoys a small group ministry called LIFE (Love–Instruction–Fellowship–Example) Groups. These are small groups–usually 6 to 8 people–who gather regularly to engage in worship, to study God’s word, to pray for lost souls, and to plan for providing service to others.

The purpose of these groups is to help those who participate grow spiritually by helping to deepen their personal relationship with God, to help build and strengthen God’s connected community, and to share in outreach and mission work to our local community.

New: Women’s LIFE group

This new spiritual formation group for women is now meeting at the church on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

M&Ms–Men in Mission LIFE Group

The “M&Ms” gather at 8 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month in the church fellowship hall for breakfast, Christian fellowship, and spiritual growth. The group also adopts work projects to provide needed maintenance and repair work to benefit those in our community who require assistance. Facilitators are Pastor Chuck, Ronnie Powell, and David Craft.

Co-ed LIFE Group

This group welcomes men and women who seek a fuller relationship with God through the process of spiritual formation. Meetings are on Wednesday evenings at the church from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The facilitator is Virginia Sherrod.

Women’s Ecumenical Bible Study Group

Women of all faiths are welcome to this group. Participants gather to pray and to study and discuss God’s word. Meetings are each Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Facilitators are Opal Brown and Mindy Hardee.

If you have any questions about any of the groups or need more information, please contact Pastor Chuck by phone at 804-384-7678 or by email at