United Methodist Church
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
September 30, 2022
Message from Pastor Jean
This has been an eventful week, to say the least, and at the same time, a week of so many blessings. I guess that is the way it is.
Blessings are so much more obvious in the midst of trouble. I’ll tell you all about it when I have more than 2 paragraphs. The biggest part is that we ran from hurricane, “Ian” from Naples, Florida. This was not my sister Beth’s first hurricane. They rode out one about 4 years ago, and swore at the time, never again.
I guest one is enough. We began to prepare. Monday morning we started looking for gasoline. We found a station that was a little out of the way and were successful after only trying 2 others. We loaded the car Monday night, got the shutters closed, and were out of there by 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning,
just before the evacuation orders were issues. WE WERE OUT OF THERE!!! We stopped in Tifton GA, (450 miles north) for the night and ask the lady at the hotel if they had availability and she said “Yes, they are all about an hour behind you. You just got here in time.” We were just enough in front of the storm,
we really didn’t have much trouble. We were blessed in so many ways. We were able to read the signs, were proactive in decision making, and had the resources to get to safety. We will be back in Carmel on Saturday evening, and in worship on Sunday. We were so blessed! God is good. God is good. God is good.
See you in church on Sunday.
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