Welcome to Bethel!

Connecting people with Christ

Caring for the World

Changing Lives

We're so glad you decided to stop by and get aquainted with us! After you have browsed through these pages, we invite you to come and meet us in person. You will always be welcome.

We think you'll find a vibrant small church with a big heart. A place where people care about each other. A place where people care about the world we live in.  A place where you are encouraged to discover and become all God wants you to be.

Being a part of Bethel is like finding a second family. So, welcome to Bethel. And welcome home!



Now Available: Electronic Giving!

We are pleased to offer you a convenient way to make regularly scheduled donations, one-time contributions, and special offerings. Click the words "Electronic Giving" below to go directly to our electronic giving page:

 Electronic Giving



Information at a Glance:

Sunday Morning Worship: 10:00 a.m.

Third Sunday Contemporary worship: 10:00 a.m.

Christian Education for children and adults: 11:30 a.m.

Contact Us:

Church office: 856-589-1745

Email: bethelumcnj(at)comcast.net


Bethel Cemetery: 856-630-9975

Email: bethelcemeterysewell(at)comcast.net



We are a Family Promise Host Congregation!

Volunteer opportunities abound with Family Promise. See how you can make a big difference in the lives of families in transition by volunteering with us.

Check out the Family Promise info on our Service Opportunities page, then give us a call!



Peter's Pantry Donor's Corner

Special thanks to the following donor businesses and  supporters:

South Jersey Community Impact

The Jon Martin family

Ladies' Sweet Escape of Camelot

Taylor's Salon

Congregation B'nai Tikvah-Beth Israel

Boy Scout Troop #123, Washington Township

Bank of America

Bottino's Shop Rite, Washington Township



Coming Soon! 

Holy Humor Sunday

Bring your funny stories, good clean jokes, and wear funny clothes, if you like, as we join with many other congregations around the world in celebrating God's gifts of joy and laughter.

Following the tradition established by the early church, where the first Sunday after Easter was designated as "Bright Sunday," now known as "Holy Humor Sunday," the day is set aside to remember "God's supreme joke played on death" when Jesus was resurrected from the tomb. 

There will be funny songs, a time for telling jokes and funny stories, and most of all, lots of laughter! Then we'll move to the fellowship hall for a luncheon to celebrate the joy of being on the faith journey together.

Bring a friend and come experience the joy of knowing and serving God!


Sunday, April 27, 2014   10:00 a.m.


Peter's Pantry

Bethel is home to Peter's Pantry, a ministry serving residents of Gloucester County who are eligible as recipients of:

  • TANF
  • SNAP
  • WIC
  • Medicaid
  • SSI

And those who are unemployed, or experiencing a temporary food emergency.

The Pantry is open the 4th Saturday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We gladly accept donations of unexpired non-perishable food, including canned fruit, vegetables, tuna, chicken, and soup; bottled apple and orange juice; boxed cold cereal; peanut butter, jelly, pasta, tomato sauce, Jello and pancake mix .

Next Pantry day:

April 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Schedule of Upcoming Events

The Wired Word for Adults, Faith Quest for childen, and Faith Trek for youth meet weekly on Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m.

Faith Builders small group for adults meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.


4/17 - Maundy Thursday service, 7:00 p.m.

4/18 - Good Friday service, 7:00 p.m.

4/20 - Easter service, 7:00 p.m.

4/22 - Church Council, 7:30 p.m.

4/24 - Book Club, 7:30 p.m.

4/26 - Peter's Pantry, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

4/27 - Holy Humor Sunday and Spring luncheon, 10:00 a.m.

4/29 - Trustees meeting, 7:00 p.m.