9:00 am Praise & Worship Service
(in Lacy Hall)
9:10 am Children's Church
10:05 am Sunday School
11:00 am Traditional Worship Service

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Bethany United Methodist Church
760 Hurt Road
Smyrna, GA 30082
Email office@bethanyumc.net
Phone: (770) 436-2675

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Bethany's members express their love and praise of God though their kindness, compassion, work, and most of all music.

Under the direction of Music Director Pat Trotter, Bethany UMC has an active Music & Drama ministry, with choirs for all ages, a Praise Band, and a Drama ministry.

Periodically we are treated to special music performances by choir members, youth, or our own Bethany Praise Band. If you were not fortunate enough to hear these performances, or would like to enjoy them again, click the links below.

  • Alan Willis singing Oh, Holy Night (Dec. 24, 2009 at the 7pm service) MP3 Listen
  • Alan Willis singing Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (Dec. 27, 2009 at the 11:00am service) MP3 Listen
  • Charlie Higman singing Amazing Grace MP3 Listen
  • Clay Jenkins with Shannon Droms and the Bethany Praise Team singing Remember Me MP3 Listen
  • Christen Klein singing Waiting on a Angel (May 17, 2009 at the 8:45am service) MP3 Listen

The Chancel Choir performs at the 11:00 Service on Sunday mornings. The Chancel Choir practice is held on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Music Room.

We are always looking for new members!

The Bethany Praise Band, led by Dean Higman, performs at the 9:00 Contemporary Service on Sunday mornings.

Band members include: Charles Higman, Dean Higman, Felicia Jones, Jackson Garrison, Dan Mattox, Chase Palmer, Dawn Simpson and Christen Klein.

There are two children’s choirs at Bethany UMC, directed by Pat Trotter. Both choirs sing for the congregation every 6-8 weeks to ensure enough rehearsal time.

  • The Cherub Choir is for 3, 4, and 5 year olds, and meets every Sunday morning during the Contemporary Worship Service, immediately following the Children's sermon in the Children's Hall.
  • The King's Kids Choir is from grades 1st through 5th and meets each Sunday afternoon from 4:00 until 4:30 p.m. in the Chancel Choir Room.

All interested should call Pat Trotter at the church (770) 436-2675.

Due to several people expressing an interest, the Drama Ministry at Bethany was formed in the Fall 2009. No auditions are necessary, and one doesn't have to have experience or training in drama to join up. Actors are needed, but for those with a serious case of stage fright, there are plenty of opportunities for those who can work with props, costumes, sets, lighting and sound.

Drama is a great way to reach the community in a non-confrontational way, a great stress reducer, a great avenue for self-expression, and an easy way to make new friends. One of the beautiful things about drama is that it connects people; drama also teaches a good lesson about life: If you mess up (and you will!), just let it go and keep going!" For as they say...."The show must go on!" 

All interested should contact Terry Heinlein.

The Bethany Ringers meet seasonally to work on special music for Christmas and Easter.  They rehearse on Sunday afternoons from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm  No experience is necessary and private training sessions are available, when time and schedule allows. 

All interested should contact Pat Trotter at the church (770) 436-2675.