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!
The psalmist writes, "My body and my heart fail, but God is my rock". Notice the psalmist has not changed his circumstances, has not had intervention from a friend, a doctor or political leader. The psalmist is bemoaning his problems and then simply by choice, the psalmist lifts his eyes from his failures and inadequacies to say "But...God..." This is a good role model for the Church when discussing any problem. Talk about how bad the problem is. Discuss your fears about how much worse the problem can become. Get angry or cry about how badly your life is affected. You can even experience hopelessness and depression for a time, don't stop there - CHOOSE to add "But...God..." as the conclusion of your discussion.
* Our budget is tight, But God is our provision.
* Americas enemies are many, BUT GOD is our shield and deliverer
* Our sin and shame is always with us, BUT GOD in Christ has washed us clean and made us pure
Yes, we are in a world that doesn't want to hear about God in the public arena - BUT GOD is the one that makes everything better. So next time you catch yourself in a negative conversation, even in our own head, don't stop there. Choose to add the words, BUT GOD! You will be glad you did!
Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,