Green Creek Bethel United Methodist Church is a place for people of all ages and experiences. Some have grown up in the United Methodist Church, some come from other denominations, and some are part of a church family for the first time. Our members’ views range from conservative to liberal, politically and theologically. All are treated with mutual respect. We believe that judging people is God’s job, our job is simply to love them. While our primary gathering time is 9:00 am on Sunday mornings, our doors are open throughout the week for Bible studies, meals, service projects, activities just for the fun of it and more. Our worship style is traditional, but very casual. While some of the people like to dress up for church, many wear jeans or shorts. We serve our community and beyond through our food pantry, the Our Part Ministry, which provides weekend meals to local school children identified as having this need. If you are looking for a place where you can be yourself, grow in your faith, help make the world a better place and make meaningful friendships, we invite you to become part of the Green Creek Bethel family.

 
Meet Our Pastor– Gerri Ridings was licensed as a Local Pastor in 2009, and has served several churches in Cape May County, including here at Green Creek Bethel from 2010 until 2019, when she was re-appointed to a church in another part of the state. In 2021, she requested to be moved back home to Cape May County and was thrilled to be once again assigned to Green Creek Bethel. She and her husband Chris have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. They reside in Dias Creek with Ralphie, a Boston terrier. In her spare time, Pastor Gerri enjoys reading, gardening, baking, listening to music and spending time outdoors enjoying God’s creation.

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HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT LUNCH WITH FRIENDS? OUR MONTHLY GATHERING IS FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

There’s no cost, no reservations to make, no formal agenda- just a chance to enjoy a meal with old friends and maybe make some new ones. Everyone is welcome. Upcoming Dates are: Dec. 18, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 18. We begin at noon.

Upcoming Events

Blue Christmas –

December 21, 2023, 7:00 pm

This service is not like any other Christmas event; it is a time of restful quiet, designed to bring peace to the hearts of attendees. There are several reasons you may wish to be part of this experience. You may be feeling loss at this time of year, the loss of relationship through death, divorce, disagreement or addiction. You may be feeling alone or lonely. You may be worn out from trying to create the “Perfect Christmas”. You (or your child) might have sensory issues. All the glitz and glitter might be overwhelming, and you need a place to slow it all down.
No matter what your reasons for coming, you are welcome to join us for this time of quiet worship and reflection. You may participate as much or as little as you as you wish. This is a safe place to bring your fears, doubts, sorrows and even tears. Following worship, our Pastor will be available to talk and pray with you if you wish. Light refreshments will also be served following worship for those who want to linger and talk.
This event will also be livestreamed on Facebook and recorded for later viewing

Breakfast Church – Dec. 24, 2023, 9:00 -10:00 am

. Enjoy a homemade breakfast, followed by a celebration of the last Sunday of Advent as we worship around the table Although we will have a shortened worship time, we will still have plenty of carol singing, prayer and scripture, plus a short reflection by our Pastor.

Christmas Eve Worship-Dec. 24, 2023, 7:00- 7:45 pm

Be there as we gather for Green Creek tradition: Christmas Eve Church Family worship service with something for all ages. There will be the traditional carols , the reading of the Christmas story from the Bible and an inspirational reflection by our Pastor. There will also be a special participatory story time for All youngsters (and young-at-heart folks) The evening will end with singing “Silent Night” by candlelight (glowsticks will be available for smaller children).

The Christmas season doesn’t end on Christmas day. Join us as for a sing-a-long of favorite seasonal songs and hear some of the stories behind the carols we all know and love, There will also be a time of prayer and scripture reading as well.

Coming in January: Who is This Mystery Man?

In the Gospel of Mark , Jesus is somewhat mysterious, often telling his followers, not to share what they have seen until after his death and resurrection. Join us Sunday mornings at 9:00 as we uncover the Messianic Secrets contained in the scriptures. Worship Services are also available on our Facebook page.