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BETHLEHEM
United Methodist Church

Fishers, Indiana

A Continuing Faith Community since 1844

Welcome to Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Here you will find a unique church family growing together in faith through worship, service, and fellowship. We are a congregation of mostly older adults, many of whom have been transplanted from other parts of the country to be near grandchildren and retire in this area, sharing friendships and community rooted in faith in Jesus Christ.  

WORDS OF NOT SO MUCH WISDOM 

February 3, 2023
Message from Pastor Jean

Well, it’s official, the ground hog saw his shadow, so there will be 6 more weeks of

Winter. Or, as I like to think of it, 6 more weeks to lose the 5 pounds of holiday weight

I gained. It is cheaper to lose weight than to go shopping, but not nearly as much fun.

Shopping usually includes calling a girlfriend to go along, looking at the new styles (that this year

look like what we wore in the early 70’s. I didn’t look good in that then either.), complaining that all of the new clothes are cut small, 

(or maybe it is the 5 lbs.), and then going out to lunch. Or I could go to the gym, eat a salad and not buy bread this week. 

Since several of my friends go to the same gym, we could go out for lunch after. I would just need to order a salad rather than a burger with fries. 

It seems that to get healthy I will have to make sacrifices that require time, energy and commitment.

Ya know, getting healthy and happy takes effort. I think that is one of the gifts that God gives us: the opportunity to participate in our own health and wellbeing. 

God is there is help us, but we have to put in our efforts as well. Faith is not magic. It requires time, energy and commitment.

I need to add lettuce to my grocery list and see what time Patti wants to meet me at the gym.

See you in Church.

Pastor Jean

  WORSHIP WITH US  

Join us at 10am Sunday for Family-friendly Worship!
Adult Sunday School at 9:15am.

Bible Study is held on Wednesday evenings at 6pm.

For more information, contact pastorbethlehemumc@gmail.com.

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