Our time for Fellowship and Sunday School now has new times continuing through September 28th. Our new Sunday School time 9:45 to 10:25 a.m., followed by Fellowship Time from 10:30 to 10:55 a.m., and Worship Service at 11:00 a.m.
Faith Commander Study, Season of Faith Sermon Series, and our first Camo Sunday!
The Faith Commander Bible Study continues in September with classes on September 2nd, 16th, and 23rd at 7 p.m. We meet in the Fellowship Hall.
In conjunction with the study, our sermon series “Season of Faith” continues in September with lessons on prayer, obedience, and kindness. The study and the sermon series all come to a conclusion with a “Camo Sunday” on September 21. Following the 11 a.m. service, we will have an old fashioned church cook out with burgers, dogs, side dishes, and even some offerings from the wild!
It’s a great time to say so long summer, and welcome to the new season of fall. So plan to come, and bring a friend!
New Beth Moore Women's Bible Study: Children of the Day
This eight-week Beth Moore Bible Study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, will begin September 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Bellamy's Fellowship Hall. All women of faith, or those yearning for fellowship, relationship, or direction, are invited to join the study.
World Communion Day
Sunday October 5, 2014 (3-4:30pm)
The York River District Youth (UMC) are hosting a communion service for World Communion Day at the old Methodist Tabernacle in Mathews County. People of all ages are invited and there will be light refreshments after the service. The communion service will be officiated by Rev. Seonyoung Kim, the new District Superintendent of the York River District. In addition to Communion, there will be music, prayer, testimonies and a brief message.
The Tabernacle is a historical site and home to many campmeetings, revivals, and outdoor services over the years. The Tabernacle is located on Route 611 (Tabernacle Road) near Mathews Court House in Mathews County. Take Routes 17 and 14 to Mathews Courthouse and turn left on Route 611 (at the Riverside Convalescent home) just south of Mathews Courthouse. Take Route 611 for about a mile and the Tabernacle will be on your right.
Come one and all to worship and celebrate Jesus!
For more info go to www.yrdyouth.org or contact Jonathan Diggs (Youth River District Youth Coordnator)
KidPraise on Sunday evenings is over for this school year and will begin again on Sunday, September 28th with a new series.
An Evening of Fun and Magic for All!
Come join us as the KidPraise Team presents Joe Pescador in an amazing magic show the evening of Saturday, September 27th.
Mr. Pescador is a world-renowned magician who has performed in many special venues, the most amazing being in Honduras on his last mission trip. His interactions with those he worked with helped spread God’s love and helped the children communicate with others.
This presentation is a joint venture with proceeds going to support both KidPraise mission projects and Joe’s outreach missions in Honduras and here at home! Come and enjoy Joe’s amazing God given talents and be blessed by his family orientated, fun filled show!
Every Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. There are many varied activities planned for youth including Bible study, fellowship, recreation, spiritual retreats, youth rallies, and mission outreach.
We will offer a Confirmation class beginning in October. The class is open to middle and senior high students. Please see Pastor Ken or Barb Joyner for details. This year the class will be offered during the Sunday school hour to better fit with school and youth schedules. Confirmation is a chance for our youth to examine their faith journey, and prepare them to “confirm” their baptismal vows if they were baptized as infants. For the youth that have not been baptized, it is an opportunity to confirm their acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and proclaim their faith. The class will conclude in April, and at this time we are anticipating a Confirmation celebration Easter Sunday.
Bellamy is not currently hosting a grief support group. However, click this link for grief support groups and resources in this area.
Every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Open to women of all ages. Childcare is provided.
The XYZ Club is a group of older young people who enjoy life. Anyone from the community, 55 or older, is eligible for membership. On the third Wednesday of every month we have a covered dish meal with lots of good food and good fellowship.
X.Y.Z. Club will have a luncheon on Wednesday, September 18th at 10:30 a.m. in Bellamy's fellowship hall.
Every Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. for dinner followed by Bible study at 7:15 p.m.
Rehearsals for the Adult Choir are every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
The Chancel Choir sings weekly at the 11:00 a.m. worship service and other special occasions. This choir is open to anyone who wishes to share their gift of music. Please contact music director, Randy Joyner, for more information.
Rehearsals for the Bell Choir are every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Every Thursday evening from 7:15 to 8 p.m. This group is a mixture of teens and adults with a minimum age of 13. They enjoy a wide variety of music covering an extensive range of technical levels and actively performs in the community and other churches as well as at Bellamy. We are always looking for new members to help us glorify God through His gift of music.
Den meetings are every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Bellamy's Fellowship Hall. Pack meetings are the last Thursday of every month also at 7:00 p.m. at Bellamy. Boys in first through fifth grade (or 7 through 10 years of age) are invited to join.
A vibrant and enthusiastic group who support local and global missions. The United Methodist Women of Bellamy Church consists of two groups of ladies who together form the Bellamy Unit. The meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7 P.M. for the Virginia Robins Circle, and the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 P.M. for the Fannie Robinson-Lola Bland Circle.
UMW Sunday - September 28th
Bellamy’s own Nona Merrill and Melanie Thompson will be our speakers this year. Nona Merrill will speak about UMW and its mission - oriented focus, and Melanie will speak about the YRDYC’s recent trip to help victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. What a mission and blessing to be able to help where help is so needed! You can be sure their message will be one that each congregation (both 8:30 and 11:00) will enjoy and appreciate. These two ladies are so spiritual and will be a blessing to each of you. A special surprise pinning will take place to honor an outstanding member who works diligently for UMW and Missions. Our UMW will also host Fellowship Time on this Sunday.
We would welcome any and all Bellamy women to either of our Circle meetings. Come as you can, and if you cannot make a meeting, you can still participate. We’d love to have you!
The United Methodist Men (UMM) meet the third Saturday of every month for breakfast at 8:00 a.m. All men are invited to join the Bellamy United Methodist Men in service, fellowship and discipleship.
UMM Chili & Chowder Sale
The Bellamy UMM will hold their annual Chili/Chowder sale on Oct 18 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
The menu will include Mild Chili, Hot Chili, Smokin' Hot Chili, Guinea Clam Chowder, and New England Clam Chowder, each for only $8.00 a quart. If you would like to pre-order please fill out the forms that will be inserted in the Church Bulletin on Sep 28, Oct 5 and Oct 12. Completed pre-order forms may be placed in the collection plate or given to any member of the U.M.M. The proceeds will be used to support local mission projects. Pre-orders and purchases may be picked up between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the day of the sale (Oct 18). Orders that have not been picked up by 12:00 noon on Sunday (Oct 19) will be offered for resale.
For the month of September, Health and Welfare is collecting for the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic. The pantry wish list can be found on the table in the Adult Wing or at the Health and Welfare webpage.
Walk to End Alzheimers
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014; Registration-8:30 a.m.; Walk-10:00 a.m.
Where: Bethpage Camp-Resort, 679 Brown’s Lane, Urbanna
Why: Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the 6th leading cause of death and should no longer be accepted as a “condition” of old age--there are no survivors. Please join the Bellamy & Friends team as we show care and support for the ongoing programs and research that provide hope for a brighter future—it could be yours! Sign up at alz.org or contact Dana Kohlhorst @ 804-815-6882 for further information. A family/friends day at Green Hand Farm Park Corn Maze in October is being planned—stay tuned for details.
Bellamy was blessed to send a member of the congregation , Bob Dickie, to Honduras the last week of July 2014. His team assisted a local clinic in providing medical and dental care, as well as giving out Bibles and spreading the good news of Christ. He is planning on presenting his mission team's work to the congregation in the near future.