A Beacon in the Bay


Our Vision                              

To be the Christ-centred, welcoming “Beacon in the Bay” that cares for and grows its family, has a generous heart for the community and is rooted in God’s word.

Who are we?

Set on the west coast of the beautiful island of Jersey, we are an enthusiastic evangelical church.  Bethesda Family is a welcoming church for people of all ages.  We have a heart for the whole church family and our lively, informal style embraces all who join us.  Our vibrant children and youth church offers creative and messy ways for children, young people and their families to connect with God.  Our mid-week children and family groups offer a place for people from the community to connect and paddle their feet in the beginnings of faith.

Online: www.bethesda.org.je;

Facebook – Bethesda Methodist Church, Sunday Make & Bake, Create@Bethesda, BusyFingers

Leadership Team: 9 and total of 6 stewards

2 Part-time lay workers

Our diverse weekly timetable:

10.30 Sunday Service including Make & Bake children’s activities We currently have 15 - 25 children who are  split into 3 groups aged 0-14 years.  Hot Chocolate for the 9 - 14 years, Bush Bible Group for 5 to 8 years and Tiddlers for 0 - 4 years.  All our sessions are fun and creative involving games, crafts, bible stories and singing.

Our worship leaders, band and singers of all ages help to lead worship.

Create: on alternate Fridays in term time we have a group for children aged 4-16 (up to 40 children  currently attend). Create is a lego/create club with Bible input, we have lots of different activities including heaps of lego to build with, messy crafts, stop frame animation. The club has grown so big we use the Church and Hall to divide the age groups.

Busy Fingers: A new playgroup starting Sept. 2017 (Monday term time) for 0 – 4 year olds and their carers.  This is a warm, friendly, welcoming environment for little people and grown ups to enjoy creative play and wiggly stories, songs and snacks.

Families@4 – once a month at 4.00 pm, with family friendly service, activities and shared meal afterwards

1 x Housegroup – meeting each week

Pastoral: there are opportunities to take part in social events, sharing skills - crafts/cooking/etc.

Giving: In addition to giving, we aim to develop engagement with our chosen local and international charities each year.

. Social Events: We run regular ad hoc events open to the whole community, eg pop-up pancake café, scavenger hunts, walking group, car washing/coffee mornings etc.

Prayer: there are opportunities to pray with the Church family, e.g. Houegroup, prayer groups, prayer chain etc.

 A busy and successful Pre-School is also run from the Church Hall during term time