About Our Church
-- Its history and a message from Pastor Scott
Bedington Church History:
Methodism dates back to 1790 in Bedington. The first church was built of stone in the early 1800's, located close to the old Bedington school on the north west side of the Sulphur Spring. "The Old Stone" church served the community until 1869 when it was torn down and replaced by the "Southern Methodist Church." In 1908, our present church building was built and dedicated.
In 1979 the present church was renovated and expanded to meet the growing needs of the community. After much planning and prayer the groundbreaking was held on October 29, 1978. Almost a year later, the first service was held in the new sanctuary on September 30, 1979.
Always growing, we are now the church you see today!
We are all learning Psalm 46:10 in a deeper and more personal way:
"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
As we wait on God, I pray many of you are growing in your personal spiritual disciplines; prayer, bible reading, fasting (this is a hard one when stuck at home), solitude, simplicity, fellowship (at a safe distance, of course). We will all come through this stronger if we lean into God during this time.
Not being able to gather as the body of Christ is a tangible loss for many. As pastor, I find it is a huge loss to me. So please continue to stay in contact with other Christians. This is the time to encourage your small group, or create a small group to stay in contact with and to pray for. If you have any interesting God stories during this time, share them with others. I would love to heat them. Call or email me.
Hebrews 3:13 reminds us, "encourage one another daily, as long as it is called 'Today' so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness."
Be blessed and be a blessing,