Lights Before Christmas – 2017

christmas lights

Our Haas Buddies at Epworth Children’s Home have experienced many challenges in their lives and sure enjoy times that “light up’ their surroundings. The followers of Jesus are called to be lights in the darkness.

Let’s treat our Epworth Friends to the million twinkling lights at “The Lights at Riverbanks Zoo” event on Saturday, November 18th. The cost of a ticket is $11. They go on sale November 1st. If you would like to join this beautiful fun with our buddies, please let April in our church office or Fran Lewis know by October 30th.  Tickets will be ordered November 1st.

Many Thanks,



Epworth News


November is here! That means many of us are busy making lists for the approaching Christmas season. Our Haas Buddies are no different. Each Christmas our Haas Buddies are asked to make a list of items he needs and/or something he may wish he could receive. Our church family works hard to supply our Haas Buddies with some of these needs and wants. If you would like to help with this mission, contact Fran Lewis or Ann Moody.

As the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons arrive, please be in prayer for our Epworth Friends. They will experience separation from family and family traditions. Through our prayers and our presence, these children gain strength and joy to persevere.

Our Haas Buddies at Epworth Children’s Home have experienced many challenges in their lives

Children’s Center News

 Greetings from the Children’s Center!

We continue to have great fun learning and growing together. We have had fun learning about fire safety, pumpkins and the fall season.  Following is a picture that gives a glimpse of some of the activities that we share every day.  Thank you to the entire congregation for their care and support of our Children’s Center.

Love and Blessings,

Debbie Polston, Children’s Center Director

Childrens Center 1


Basketball Registration 2017-2018


Our FUMC Basketball League is preparing for the 2018 season. To participate, you must sign up and pay the $35.00 registration fee by Monday, November 13th.  Please help ensure the teams are fairly chosen by signing up by the deadline. Also be reminded, after this date we cannot guarantee you will be eligible to play.  Applications are on our website, (by clicking the link below)or can be picked up at the Church office.  You may mail your completed application and check to the address below or bring your application and payment to the church office in the back of the church at 311 E. Main St.  Mail to PO Box 456, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

BBall App 2017


The Crew

Our new Wednesday Children’s program, The Crew, is off to a great start!! We have had over 20 children, ages 4-14, join us each week for a time of music, crafts, Bible stories, and other fun activities. For those who want to stay for our Wed. Fellowship Suppers, we have volunteers who supervise a time for homework, also.

Everyone is having a great time – children and adults!! If you would like to volunteer,  or if you know of a child who might  like to join us, please contact Rev. Johnston or Virginia Fowler, or join us on Wednesdays at 3:30. We would love to see you!!

Schedule of activities

3:00 Arrival and snacks (MFC craft room)

3:30 – 4:15 – Choir (choir room in Education Bldg.)  Led by Reverend Margaret Vance

4:15 – 5:00 –  Activity Groups

Older “Crew” (upstairs MFC)

“Younger Crew “ (children’s activity room in Ed. Bldg.)

5:00 – 5:45 Homework and supervised playtime (MFC craft room)

5:45 — Wednesday Night Fellowship Suppers

Cost : $4.00/ person , with $10.00 family max.

Pre-registration is required


Wednesday Night Suppers


Join us for our November Suppers Wednesday Nights at 5:45. The price is still $4.00 ($10 family maximum).  This year we will include the families of children who are participating in our new Wednesday afternoon program. Please sign up by Monday afternoon at 4:00 – we want to make sure we have enough food for everybody!  Plan to join us for a home cooked meal and an inspirational message from Dr. Mark. The November menus are listed below:

November 1st  —Loaded baked potatoes, salad, dessert
November 8th-  chili beans, sour cream, cheese, cornbread, slaw, dessert
November 15th  
-Chicken dressing casserole, butter beans, cranberry relish, bread, dessert